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FRANCE. Ultimate vacations, privately owned, beautiful furn. 1 bdrm. central Paris. Wkly/mthly. 604-738-1876, 604-298-3904, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ultimateparis.com
WHISTLER Condo. Sleeps 4, views, close to village, 604-943-9423, email@example.com.
BLACKCOMB Luxury 2 bdrm/loft, 3 bath, sleeps 8, ski-in/ski-out, 604-940-0156.
MAUI Privately owned, beautiful fully furn. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, across from Kamaole Beaches. Great complex, Great location. 250-598-6955.
SOUTH OF FRANCE holiday rental. Fully equipped, affordable 4 bdrm, 2 bath villa in lively town at the heart of the wine region. Near lake and river swimming and historic Carcassonne. 100 euro/wk. discount through 2010. www.southoffrancerental.com
BLACKCOMB Benchlands, luxury 1 bdrm. Ski in/out condo. Pool, hot tubs, all amenities. 3 night min. www.at-blackcomb.com, 604-929-6589.
PUERTO VALLARTA. Bright, clean, quiet 1 bdrm., 2 blks from beach, downtown, $495/wk. Monthly rates. 604-608-4268, firstname.lastname@example.org
QUADRA ISLAND private cabin for two, panoramic ocean, mountain view, soaker tub, the perfect getaway. www.lunavista.ca
DISCOVER RURAL FRANCE & ITALY ON TWO WHEELS Explore the Loire, Burgundy, Tuscany or the Dordogne, cycle through fields of sunflowers, past magnificent chateaux, into picturesque hilltop villages. Your accommodation is farmhouse style with regional cuisine and local wines. Your enthusiastic guide is a retired Francophile teacher. The other option is an independent tour designed to meet your specific requirements. For more information: www.destinationsbydesign.ca, 1-888-703-0163, email@example.com, BC Reg 39159
MAZATLAN MEXICO 2 bdrm. 2 bath condo. sleeps 4, pool, tennis, 3 blks to beach. Teacher owned. Reasonable rates. Tel: 604-733-6184, cell 604-418-7967.
GATINEAU HILLS Four season chalet in the heart of the Gatineau Hills, close to skiing, golf, lakes, and rivers. Fully furnished. Phone 819-457-1160 or view at www.chaletdescollines.ca
FRANCE FRANCE 2010 holiday rental. Well-renovated stone houses in ancient vineyard village, SW France. Great walking, cycling, food, wine, Cathar castles. C$742/C$1020/wk. per family, U18. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.ourhouseinfrance.com.au
VICTORIA Oceanfront suite; judyak.shawwebspace.ca, 250-380-6682, email@example.com
BOWEN ISLAND private waterfront cottage, easily accessed for weekend getaways. www.oceanridge.ca
HORNBY ISLAND vacation accommodations, discoverhornby.ca
DEEP BAY waterfront 2 bdrm. cottage, Deep Bay, Vancouver Island, overlooking Denman, Hornby Islands. Relaxing, private. Sleeps 4-6 people, N/S, N/P. Available June to Sept. 604-939-0121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII Maui, Great Kihei location, 1 bdrm. across the street from nice beach with ocean view. For more information 209-599-5248 or www.maui342.com
OKANAGAN/PENTICTON ORCHARD HOUSE 3 bdrm., split level home on acre of orchard overlooking Penticton. Quiet and private. Rent from Sun. to Sun. (3 night min.) Contact 604-988-7485, email@example.com, web link available.
BUCERIAS, MEXICO Studio, 1- and 2-bdrm. suites with kitchens in luxury beachfront condo, close to Puerto Vallarta. Spring Break: March 12 to 26, 2011 (1 wk. booking possible); additional 2011 wks. may be available with 1 yr’s advance notice. $500/wk.-studio; $800/wk.-1 bdrm; $1200/wk.-2 bdrm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEACHFRONT COTTAGE for rent on sunny Cowichan Lake. Beautiful, new, luxury cabin available weekly. Visit www.members.shaw.ca/watermanproperties/ForRentAtCowichan, colleague discount, 250-656-9711.
BORDEAUX, FRANCE. Wonderful 1 bdrm. apt. in classic 18th century building in heart of Bordeaux. 500 to 650 euros/wk., 10 min. walk from downtown, 45 min. from ocean and 1.5 hr. from St. Emilion. Ideal for couple. Pictures and info on request. Elisabeth 604-732-3494 or email@example.com
SUNSHINE COAST oceanfront cottage, spectacular SW Georgia Straight Views, seaside deck, trail to 2 swimming beaches, big lawn, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, private & peaceful, FP, BBQ, walk to Gibson’s funky shops, restaurants. Spend your holiday relaxing, rejuvenating by the seashore. Ideal for families/couples. Avail Spring. $200/nt. Book your summer week now, $1,200/wk firstname.lastname@example.org for photos, 604-921-7122.
SHUSWAP LAKE cabin, sleeps 4-6, lakeview, weekly rentals from June to Sept. Call 604-525-9558.
LAKE ERROCH cozy cottage, 1.5 hrs from Vancouver, 30 min. from Harrison, sleeps 4-6, golfing, hiking, fishing nearby. Call 604-525-9558.
CULTUS LAKE. Enjoy a holiday in a private fully furn. waterfront suite at beautiful Cultus Lake. Reasonable rates. Phone 604-845-4379.
SHUSWAP. Lease 1/2 acre lake access, view, 6 mo. $3,500. Info. email@example.com
SUNSHINE COAST. Pender Harbour Oceanfront cottage. Private dock and beach. Min. 3 night stay. Best location in harbour! July, Aug. $500/wk. Reduced rates other times. Susan 604-467-3978, www.penderharbourcottage.ca
MAUI Tropical Paradise across from Kamaole Beach II. “Palekaiko” at Kihei Akahi: 2 bdrm, 2 bath ground floor suite – steps from the pool! www.vrbo.com/261362
SOUTH OF FRANCE: July 17–24. Guided excursion to Languedoc. Accommodation in small village, local travel with guides and most meals. $1,000/ person. Max. 6. Also available, two specialized art & yoga trips in late Sept/early Oct. Contact Andrea Swan, 250-592-2881, firstname.lastname@example.org
HORNBY ISLAND Beachfront cottage in super location. Details 250-335-2759.
BIRCH BAY, WA Beach view condo, sleeps 7. www.birchbayvacation.com
GABRIOLA ISLAND retreat, 2 bdrm clean, fully furnished and equipped cabin, close to beach, ferry, Folklife Village, Nanaimo $725/week. Monthly, nightly rates available Contact email@example.com
PENDER ISLAND 4 year “new” self-contained cottage on Otter Bay Marina. Sleeps 6. Large deck, bbq, swimming pool open in May. Contact Cheryl Wilson at 604-597-4262 or Steve Wilson at 604-729-3341.
MILL BAY Vancouver Is. Character spa home on private acreage for rent. Oceanview, large deck, walk to ocean/shops. Outdoor hot tub, shower and sauna. Close to Victoria. $1400/wk. Ideal for 1-2 couples. A/O, N/P, N/S Call 250-743-6926.
AUSTRIA. Picturesque 1 bdrm, sleeps 4, in Strobl at the Wolfgang lake. Walk to lake, 30 km outside of Salzburg. $60/night. firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERTS CREEK, BC. 2 bdrm. family home, fully stocked, 1 blk to beach, walking distance to stores and restaurants, great summer spot. For more info, e-mail email@example.com or call 604-885-8861. Rent $700/wk, reduced for longer stays.
FRANCE Les Bourdas epitomizes the classic simplicity of rural French living. Situated in a tranquil hamlet, this secluded farmhouse and guesthouse are spacious, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. Within sight of the majestic Pyrenees, this is a fabulous base to explore the regional diversity of Southwestern France. www.francecountryhouse.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMOX VALLEY riverfront, 2 bdrm. condo, 5 min. walk from downtown Courtenay. Swimming/tubing. July $1000. email@example.com
TOFINO. Owned by a Salt Spring teacher’s family, this cozy condo is on the harbor in Tofino, at Elk Landing, across from The Shelter Restaurant, walking distance to town. To view, go to www.tofino beach homes, go to select your property, go to Eagles Nest. Call 250-725-2570.
KNOUFF LAKE rustic cabin, 40 min. north of Kamloops. Treed lot, good fishing, propane light and wood stove. Comes with boat, motor and canoe. Reasonable weekly rate, Norm 250-579-8738.
CULTUS LAKE Spring/summer getaway. Rent a brand new upscale fully loaded 2 bdrm. cabin with 6 appliances, AC, fireplace, 2 decks, BBQ etc. Stunning resort-like amenities building with 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, theatre, games and fitness rooms. Pristine mountain view. Call 604-882-9612 for excellent rates and photos.
GABIOLA ISLAND. 2 bdrm. house beautiful garden, private, sauna, central, walk everywhere—trails and beaches, ns, np. $1500/mo. July 1 to Aug. 15. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCOVER beautiful Gabriola. Waterfront cottage on tranquil Pilot Bay. Invite your family for a getaway vacation together. 3 bdrm, fully furnished, and a sleeping cottage. Weeks available in June ($75/night) and August ($135/night). Rates are based on 6. $20/wk. each additional person. Call Kathy 250-743-2829.
PENDER HARBOUR getaway. Lovely 3-bdrm house by the sea. Clean, spacious and bright. Visit greatspots.com (search 'Panorama Haven') or call Linda or Paul at 604-567-7062.
QUADRA ISLAND Lovely log cottage, located within a few minutes walk of Rebecca Spit provincial park. The Frog and Fern cottage is a fully equipped 2 bdrm. cottage (sleeps 5). Full kitchen, 2 person tub, BBQ, washer, dryer, lots of privacy. Children always welcome. For more details, see www.frogandfern.com
BUCERIAS, MEXICO Waterfront condo, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, fully equipped, deck overlooking Bay of Banderas, weekly and monthly rentals. www.condoplayalinda.com, contact email@example.com
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS/HAIDA GWAII Fabulous “mothership” kayaking, wilderness adventure, unforgettable experiences. 1-888-559-8317, www.TourHaidaGwaii.com
WANTED: 1 bdrm suite starting Sept. 1 in White Rock area for quiet teacher and indoor cat. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Clean, bright, quiet, centrally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bdrm. $95. Daily/wkly/ mthly rates. 604-608-4268, email@example.com
VICTORIA. Short term, 1 bdrm. fully furn. suite, near UVic and downtown. www.VictoriaHolidaySuite.blogspot.com
SUBLET Vancouver. August only. 3 bdr. house. $1500. firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Newly refurbished, furnished studio apt for rent in West End, 2 blks from Stanley Park & English Bay. Weekly/monthly rates. email@example.com
WANTED VANCOUVER AREA Furnished apartment for 2 months during summer. 50-year-old male, N/S. References available. firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER wanted to rent, furnished apartment downtown. July & Aug. or exchange for house rural Okanagan. 250-547-6788, email@example.com
VICTORIA. Contemporary newer 3 bdrm/2 bath, garden-level duplex. Fantastic location. NP/ NS. July 5 to Aug. 28. $1,600 inclusive. 250-592-4563. firstname.lastname@example.org
ENJOY VICTORIA this summer! Rent our comfortable and conveniently located townhouse from July 5 to July 30. 2 bdrm. 2 bath, & den. email@example.com
WHITE ROCK house lease August 1. One yr or longer. 1200 sq. ft. bungalow, 2 bdrm, 1-1/2 bath, wood floors, fireplace, partial ocean view. $1,590 plus utilities. References required. Serious inquiries only please. 604-837-1117.
EXCHANGE of Grannie Suites. Retired teacher (& husband) want to exchange use of suite in Victoria (Oak Bay) for suite in Kitsilano/ Point Grey/Shawnessey/Kerrisdale. Flexible as to timing. firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Bright, furnished, 1 bdrm. apt. in trendy Main St. area for July. $900. 604-873-9973 or email@example.com
CRESCENT BEACH small 3 bdrm, 1 bath furnished collage. Seasonal rental. Sept. 1/10 to June 30/11. Appliances, W/D, N/S, N/P. $900/mo. 250-247-8632.
VICTORIA Cozy, furnished house, all incl. Sept., Oct., park-like backyard. Gardening and lawn care provided. N/P, N/S. $1500. firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA Tuscan-Like, 2-bdrm, spacious, above-ground, garden suite, in elegant Arts and Crafts home. May-July $1000 mo. Furnished or not. Meticulously maintained, in convenient location to city, bus, shopping, parks, walking, cycling. Call Judi @ 259-361-2003.
HOUSE EXCHANGE Bonny Hills NSW Australia. 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath house to exchange for a house on Vancouver Island, Aug. 1-20, 2010. Simultaneous exchange not necessary as Aug. is winter in Australia. Overlooks the ocean, close to hiking, cycling trails, less than 5 min. to surfing beaches. Bikes & surfing equipment available. A Toyota Corolla could be included in the exchange. We have had 2 teacher exchanges to Canada and have just completed a very successful exchange to Sidney BC. Retired couple with family in Victoria BC. We are always open to exchanges to Vancouver Is. Contact email@example.com
HOUSE FOR RENT Vernon. July 1-31, 2010. Furnished, 3 bdrm. house, quiet neighbourhood. Adults only, N/P, N/S, $800. firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE/DOG SITTING. Vancouver Island, between Campbell River and Courtenay. 3 bdrm house, kid oriented. Dog is 10, kid-friendly, needs company. Within walking distance of Oyster River and a 3-5 min. drive to Saratoga Beach. July 22 to August 5. Contact info: email@example.com, 250-923 9126.
108 MILE Nice, 4 bdrm. fiurnished waterfront house, $1,100 plus util. Sept. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-264-4488.
MAPLE RIDGE. Furnished, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft. upstairs of house available from Sept/10 to June/11 $1500 obo. Laundry, nice yard, close to schools, bus, park. NS, pets ok. 604-466-5185 or email@example.com
100th ANNIVERSARY–NORTH VANCOUVER High School, August 14, 2010. Former teachers: Celebrate as honoured guests. Contact Linda 604-987-5062. Former students: registration forms available www.northvansss.com. Contact Laurel 604-980-7429. Everyone welcome who attended the school–NOT a grad reunion.
100th ANNIVERSARY–TECUMSEH School. Thurs., June 3 (4-8 pm) Register: phone 604-731-6671 or www.tecumsehelementary.ca
KITSILANO HIGH SCHOOL. 50th Reunion, Class of 1960, Teachers from 1954 to 1960 are invited to attend the 50th Reunion as guests of the Class of 1960. 7:00 p.m., Fri., September 10, 2010—Meraloma Clubhouse, Connaught Park, 10th Ave. between Larch and Balsam. We’d love to see you. RSVP to: Sheldon Cole 604-241-7751, firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Mclure 604-985-5757 or 604-666-5992, email@example.com.
GULF ISLANDS CONDO FOR SALE. Beautiful Salt Spring Island one level condo.Walk to town and ocean.Total security for the busy or absent owner. Beautiful gardens and private driveway. See pics and full description at www.realtor.ca and search MLS #270505 under residential properties, Norman T Rothwell Associate Broker, toll free 1-877-537-5166 or NormanRothwell@royallepage.ca
SCHOOL TATTOOS 1,000 tattoos with your school’s logo $149. Visit www.schooltattoos.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-567-2636.
LEARN TO PLAY the Hawaiian steel guitar. http://members.shaw.ca/steelguitar
TEACHERS’ TUTORING SERVICE needs high school tutors for Math and Science. BCCT teachers, Metro Vancouver, flexible hours, good rates. 604-730-3410, email@example.com, www.tutor.bc.ca
PRO-D PRESENTATIONS that revitalize your teaching skills in creative writing. Visit www.beaconlit.com/ Teacherworkshops.htm, then call 604-469-1319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book Julie Ferguson for your classroom or next conference/school event.
VARIETY–THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY Working with children is your passion. Leaving a legacy to Variety in your Will for BC’s special kids is your gift of a lifetime. There are estate planning benefits too. Contact Peter Chipman or Paul Spelliscy for information. Toll free 1-800-381-2040 or 604-320-0505 or e-mail email@example.com
THINKING OF RETIRING? Join the BC Retired Teachers’ Association. Keep current. Be informed and lend your voice to: Pension plan discussions, indexing, health plans, health benefits. For more information, go to www.bcrta.ca or call 604-871-2260, 1-877-683-2243.
RETIRING EARLY? Confused by your lump-sum pension payout option? Let me guide you to a wise and secure decision. Learn more about the issue and my unbiased approach at www.creatingthegoodlife.com
PD CRUISE FOR EDUCATORS July 10-17. Join us onboard our beautiful 117' ship; snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, exploring and discovering the Sea of Cortez, followed by a 2 night stay in Cabo San Lucas. For more info: www.panterra.com Adventure Cruising the Sea of Cortez.
AUSTRALIA. Live and teach. Emigrate and become a citizen or just a working holiday. www.hallmarkimmigration.com.au
JOB UNCERTAINTY Inadequate pension? Proven income diversification program, home-based business with sigificant tax benefits. Inquiries welcome. A fellow educator: 778-245-2901.
HOME FOR SALE. Comox Valley-Vancouver Island, 3 bdrm, 1700 sq.ft. rancher on .6 acres. $295,000. www.bcislandhomes.com/krueger