Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Preferred Destination: United KingdomAlternate Destination: Ireland | British Columbia, Canada | Open to any destination
Our cozy but spacious home is perfect for a family looking to stay in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area. It is situated on a quiet street, and is located within a 20 minute walk to pubs, groceries, pharmacy etc,. basically everything you need. Outside, lots of fun can be had with our pool and hot tub, Springfree trampoline, large deck, pergola, and bbq. Inside, we have 4 bedrooms upstairs (we use 1 as a large office), along with 2 full bathrooms (1 of them an ensuite to a very large master bedroom). On the main floor, you'll find a fully equipped eat-in kitchen (with Wolf stove, Sub-zero fridge, and wine fridge), which opens up to the main family room, along with a separate dining room and formal living room (with a grand piano), and a powder room and separate main floor laundry room with large washing machine and dryer. The basement includes a finished play area for kids (along with an Xbox One), and a separate office space. We are located within driving distance to many universities: McMaster U. (20 minutes), University of Toronto Mississauga (30 minutes), University of Guelph and Brock University (45 minutes), University of Waterloo (and York U., Ryerson U. and University of Toronto and University of Waterloo (about a hour depending on traffic), and Western University (1 hr 45 min). Most of these universities can be accessed by fantastic public transit (GO train or buses). We are on the direct line into Toronto by commuter train, which brings you to the Toronto downtown core directly in 45 minutes. Burlington is close to major transportation, to the cities of Hamilton and Toronto and to the U.S. border. A short drive away is a UNESCO world biosphere reserve Niagara Escarpment. Lake Ontario is a walk away. More than half of the city is protected rural space. On our doorstep lies Canada's oldest footpath and conservation corridor, the Bruce Trail, with more than 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) of nature. Burlington blooms with greenery, including conservation areas, waterfront parks and trails, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Bronte Creek Provincial Park. It is a perfect place for a family that wants to explore Ontario more widely as well.
1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing
Comments: We are looking for a sabbatical exchange, preference is for longer exchanges, around the school year if possible, to register kids in local schools.
Guelph | Oakville | Cambridge | Hamilton | Waterloo | Toronto | St. Catharines | Niagara Falls
Comments: We are located on a quiet, tree-lined street, fantastic for kids. Burlington is a great town located between Toronto and Hamilton. Excellent transit options to get to universities and into Toronto by train, Also close to the highway for driving.
Comments: Looking for a dog-friendly exchange if possible (we have a small dog). We have a charging port for electric vehicles. Access to a car may be possible (would have to look into it more) if that could also be part of the exchange.
We may receive letters/packages, and if so, we would ask that you leave them with one of our neighbors.
Comments: In the winter, shovelling snow around the house can be needed at times. Also depending on timing, may need to do small things like turn the sprinkler system off or on.
High Speed Internet
Cable or Satellite
Balcony or Patio
Comments: Peloton Bike+, Hot Tub, Kids' bikes and 1 adult bike, Electric vehicle fast charging port, semi finished basement with play area for kids (with Xbox One), and separate office.
University of Glasgow
British Columbia, Canada
Open to a home exchange in any destination
I would like to bring my pet if it is okay
I prefer smoking not allowed in the home
I would like a car if possible
Comments: We have a very small well behaved dog, and would like to bring him with us if at all possible. An exchange with access to a car would be great, but not required.
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