Welcome to beautiful Victoria Vancouver island

Traveling Group
  • Hans Retired

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Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • UK

    Any time

    short exchanges, Seattle etc Long term exchanges considered, open to any destination, will reply to all emails.

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

Photography, travelling to new destinations, meeting people. Love animals.

Serious nature photographers

Vacation Type
5

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2013

We just completed a delightful 2 week exchange with Hans and ...

Katie and Jim
Katie and Jim said

We just completed a delightful 2 week exchange with Hans and Margaret in Victoria, British Columbia. Their tastefully decorated condo is in a lovely setting on a golf course, very private and quiet and easy to access. From their home, it's easy to zip into the inner harbor area of Victoria, walk to many parks and beaches, or hop on the main roads for more extensive adventuring. They did a magnificent job of tending to our home (and pets and plants) with love and care.

margaret
What we said about Katie and Jim's house:

Spent a few weeks in Jim and Katie's home Absolutely lovely , back yard could grace the cover of Homes and Gardens! Peaceful, serene, close to everything . Had the pleasure of looking after "the pets" this made the exchange all the more special Thanks again for a wonderful exchange

January - December 2013

We enjoyed very much our stay at Margaret and Hans' ...

Lyn & Lowell
Lyn & Lowell said

We enjoyed very much our stay at Margaret and Hans' golf course views Esquimalt apartment. To those not acquainted with Vancouver Island, Esquimalt is only a hop skip and a jump across the water from the garden city of Victoria -- British Columbia's capitol. This quiet top floor apartment home is very comfortable, tidy, and well furnished, perfect for any couple anticipating a visit to Victoria and Vancouver Island.

March - March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hans and Margaret’s ...

Rick and Aileen
Rick and Aileen said

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hans and Margaret’s lovely condo - very spacious, immaculate, newly renovated and well appointed. It was very quiet so we had lovely sleeps and it was also very close to transport, with the bus just outside the complex. We did not have a car but found the public transport so good that we were able to go into Victoria in about 10 minutes and transfer to other busses to take us around and see the sights. This is an ideal location for exploring Victoria and other parts of Vancouver Island and a lovely place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Hans and Margaret were most helpful arranging the exchange and looked after our Vancouver condo as if it were their own. I would recommend this exchange most highly.

May - May 2014

We're very grateful to Margaret and Hans for the lovely ...

Sheila and Murray
Sheila and Murray said

We're very grateful to Margaret and Hans for the lovely holiday we had in Vancouver Island. Their condo is well appointed, shiny clean, and has the most comfortable bed ever. It has everything you could need. The location was ideal, a couple of miles outside Victoria, easily accessible by car (we did a car swap which worked well) but we frequently used the regular bus service just outside, ideal to go into town to eat and have a glass or two of local wine. We made great use of the location, visited Sydney, Sooke, Port Renfrew as well as frequent trips into Victoria. We took the bus/ferry to Vancouver mid swap, and then finished off with 4 days in the Rockies on the way home. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I just hope they enjoyed their time in Scotland half as much.

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margaret
What we said about Sheila and Murray's house:

Wonderful exchange , Sheila and Murray real nice folks, good communication throughout exchange process . They have a lovely spacious home, lovely gardens. Great location for touring west coast of Scotland. If you are planning visiting Scotland ,I would heartily recommend contacting Sheila We had a great vacation.!

July - July 2014

Marg and Hans have a lovely condo overlooking the Gorge ...

Greg
Greg said

Marg and Hans have a lovely condo overlooking the Gorge Vale Golf Club in Esquimalt. We really enjoyed having breakfast and working on our laptops on their balcony while watching the golfers tee off and the groundskeepers maintaining the course. The condo itself is very tastefully decorated with a well appointed kitchen and was perfectly suited for our needs. The neighbours were distant and quiet, access was easy and everything we needed was a short drive away. It was very easy to access downtown Victoria from this location.

margaret
What we said about Greg's house:

Greg's place was lovely! Great location in Whistler. Home spacious and welcoming Hope to return!