Hello! My name is Craig and my wife, Marie Josée, and I are looking to exchange our home in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) with one in Vietnam during July Protected content . We are very experienced home exchangers and the last few years we have exchanged with members of various educational facilities around the world. This year we would like to travel to Vietnam but are having problems finding an exchange partner. I am a History Head teacher and Marie Josée is a civil servant with the Canadian government. We also have a beautiful and well-traveled daughter, Elise, who will be 10 next summer.
As I mentioned, we are experienced home exchangers (this will be our 21st exchange in 17 years, and we have made great friends through our home exchange partnerships. We are looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom flat or house located close to basic shopping (supermarket), transportation and it would be great if it had access to swimming for our daughter.
We live in the center of Ottawa, Canada’s capital. The city is beautiful, green, with a tremendous amount to see and do! You will never be bored with countless attractions, museums, shops, cafes and restaurants just outside our front door and within a 15-minute drive of our home, you are in the heart of the nature, wilderness and spectacular scenery Canada is famous for! So if you are looking for nature or city, Ottawa has it all! Also Protected content Canada’s 150th birthday so there are a huge variety of events and attractions planned for next year.
Our dates are somewhat flexible, but ideally we would like to exchange homes for Protected content in July Protected content . We can share lots of photos, answers questions and skype or facebook with anyone who may be interested in learning more.
Thank you so much for your assistance and we hope to hear from you (or other members!) very soon.
Craig MacDonald & Marie Josée Tremblay
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We own a large Protected content foot, Protected content . meter) 3-bedroom Victorian home in a quiet, tree lined, residential neighborhood of Ottawa. Our location allows you to enjoy the peacefulness of a quiet street and yet be able to walk to all major attractions and large city amenities within 15 minutes. On the main floor you will find a welcoming entryway which leads you down the main hall, past our home office (with high speed Internet, stereo and TV) one of our two full bathrooms with shower and into our enormous, sun drenched, eat-in kitchen. It is completely renovated and contains a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker and all other modern cooking conveniences you could need. The kitchen leads into our family room complete with Queen size pull out sofa, large screen TV, stereo, and two large south facing patio doors that lead into our private garden. We have a deck with gas bar-b-que, table and chairs (perfect for Sunday morning coffee) and a Protected content old Manitoba maple tree which provides shade and privacy during the summer months. The second floor contains three bedrooms, two with queen sized beds, one with a double bed, and the second full bath. Laundry facilities are found in the basement. The house has central air conditioning for the summer months and gas heat in the winter.
We live in Centretown, a quiet, tree-lined residential neighbourhood in the heart of the downtown. You can walk to shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, pubs, nightclubs, shopping centres and every event or attraction in the downtown, and the many nearby stops of the local public transportation system can get you to anywhere in the city quickly and efficiently.
We live in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada and one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country. As the national capital, Ottawa has all the amenities you would expect in a capital city. There are hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, 17 national museums, five art galleries, numerous theatres and concert halls, the Parliament buildings and, due to our location on the boarder of Québec and Ontario, our city is perfectly bilingual in English and French.
Ottawa is a city devoted to outdoor activity and nature. Within minutes of our home you can go white water rafting, hot air ballooning, swimming, hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing. Ottawa has over Protected content of nature trails, Protected content of paved bike trails, 10 fresh water beaches, 2 national parks, and 6 internationally renowned golf courses. Ottawa is located 2 hours west of Montreal (an easy day trip), 1 hour from the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State, and equal distant between Toronto (Canada's largest city) and Québec City (Ottawa's rival for Canada's most beautiful city).
If you love nature you can be hiking or camping in the Canadian wilderness within 15 minutes drive from our house. We often go camping and have all the equipment we can lend to you so that you can experience the great outdoors,