Our home is located 10 minutes drive from City core, at a Cul-de-sac at the top of a small hill called Greenridge in Saanich, Swan lake & Uptown area with old oak trees around like a forest setting.
The house is divided into 2 units Main Floor and basement suite.
Main floor is where we live and has 2 beds, 2 baths ,also use for home exchange guests.
Basement has 3 beds 1 bath and separate entry and is rented to 2 students and we use one of the bedroom when we have exchange guests and when we are not traveling especially in summer when students go home.
Front side is facing west so you can enjoy sunset in evenings from front large windows. Backyard is facing east that you can enjoy sunrise colors in early mornings from sunroom or kitchen. The yard has a garden with gravel/rock paved paths(may be not ideal for children). Centrally located and yet far enough from city's noises in a great neighborhood.
The main floor is 1300 sq ft, where exchange guests will be.
IF THE EXCHANGE IS SIMULTANEOUS OR IF WE ARE TRAVELING AT YOUR VISIT TIME, you may have the whole house access **except 2 bedrooms on main floor** which we don't want to bother re arranging our stuffs,in that case we will set up the 2 bedrooms in basement with 2 queen beds will be prepared for you.
Private and separate entry to either floor depends on timing and type of exchange happen.
Main floor access is through front main door if the exchange is simultaneous.
Basement access is through the side gates and a seperate door from the backyard.(Photos to be updated)
The house is located in a cul-de-sac, need to park strictly only in driveway. Thank you!
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
EV Home Charger
Sport and leisure
Good public transport
Accessible door handles
Accessible tap hardware
Accessible height bed
Slip resistant bathroom flooring
Accessible kitchen access
Accessible benchtops (counters)
Slip resistant kitchen flooring
Accessible laundry access
Slip resistant laundry flooring
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
Dates of Availability
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Greenridge neighborhood is made of long term residents, mostly detached houses, very settled, some retired couples and few young families. Our street is very safe, super friendly and the whole neighborhood is like a village and safe to walk anytime. 5 minutes downhill walk to get to bus station to downtown.
Getting to my home
1 hr drive from Airport / Ferry terminal or take the #72 OR #70 bus about an hour, 10 minutes drive to downtown, 10 minutes drive from University of Victoria.
Victoria is a very easy to get around and also a bike friendly city and you can bike to pretty much anywhere. Parking is reasonably easy to find anywhere you go pretty much any time of the year. Buses are plenty and also from Ferry terminals and Airport. We have 2 bikes you can use.
Map of Approximate Location
People Like Us Local Guide
If there any overlapping dates or if exchange is non sim, we can show our exchangers around our town and our favorite gems.
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We are family of three: George, MeMe and our daughter Marissa. George works for BC Government as a Geoscientist and I'm a retired Map Technician and our daughter Marissa is a university student. We keep our home clean, hygienic and efficient at all time. We are very respectful, responsible family and also gardeners and pet lovers. We have 1 golden retriever dog named Jasper. He's very well trained and 11 years old. We can either leave him with you or removed if you like.
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