We are a retired couple who love to travel and we are planning a trip to the American Southwest this coming winter. Our home is located in Qualicum Beach, BC on Vancouver Island's east coast and a 40-minute drive north of the Nanaimo ferry terminal. The temperate climate in this region can produce fairly mild winters when compared to the rest of Canada.
We are looking for a quiet, non-smoking individual or couple to house sit for us in our beautifully updated 1800 sq/ft. rancher for an extended period of time (approximately five months). We do not have any pets at the moment as our beloved Shih-tzu/Poodle cross 'Sassy' has passed away but we still would like to find someone to look after our home and property. We have chosen not to permit our house-sitter(s) to bring their own pets during this house sit.
It's a short 5-7 minute walk to the beach where you will find expansive views of Denman, Hornby, Texada and Lasqueti Islands as well as the Sunshine Coast on the BC mainland. Qualicum Beach village, with its single traffic light, is only a minute walk from our home on a wonderful, forested path. There are lots of shops and restaurants, and even a new brew pub in this quaint little town located in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith and on the Strait of Georgia. You will find lots of trails nearby if you enjoy hiking and, if you appreciate peace and quiet, you will love this area.