- Hans Retired
Welcome to beautiful Victoria Vancouver island
We are Hans and Marg. Hans originally from Germany, Marg from Scotland, both retired, Hans from Canadian coast guard and myself from nursing, we are quiet respectful folks who enjoy the outdoors, meeting people and travelling to new places, we are keen nature photographers We are non smokers, Hans took early retirement from the Canadian Coastguard and Marg retired from nursing. We have two grown children both living elsewhere in Canada.Our home is lovely, we take pride in it,s upkeep and certainly would treat your home as we do ours.
We are animal lovers , would be more than willing to take care of yours!
For local information. www.hellobc.com
short exchanges, Seattle etc Long term exchanges considered, open to any destination, will reply to all emails.
Serious nature photographers
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.!
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.
Greg's place was lovely! Great location in Whistler. Home spacious and welcoming Hope to return!