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Courtenay
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 54426
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: March 21, 2020

***UPDATE: We are full and not accepting new helpers until the virus situation is resolved***

We are a retired couple living on a lovely 5-acre property, just 12 km north of Courtenay in the beautiful Comox Valley.

We have 3 horses, 3 big dogs (2 chocolate labs and a boxer) and a little ginger cat. Our animals live in the house (except the horses!) and are an important part of our family. If you have pet allergies, please do not apply as our animals will be climbing all over you to share the couch!

Private bedrooms and food will be provided for you to prepare your own meals. This way, we can accommodate all lifestyle diet choices and eating schedules.

Our helpers give us 25 hours/week and work on the days they choose so that they can arrange excursions, explore Vancouver Island, or ski at nearby Mt. Washington (20 mins. drive).

Because we live in the country and our helpers have their own private living area, we feel that it is a better situation for couples or friends travelling together as solo travellers may feel lonely.

We accept Helpers who are available for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Our Helpers' private bedrooms have WiFi access; the living area is comfortable and you can relax in the hot tub at the end of the day, or roast sausages and marshmallows over the firepit in the garden!

We have bicycles and camping equipment available to borrow. For those who ski and snowboard, We are only 20 mins. from Mt. Washington Ski Resort.

If you think you can help us out and - more importantly - can fit in with our slightly crazy household, please drop us a line.

Safe travels, happy adventures ..... and hopefully one day we'll meet.

Cheers,

Rod and Alison

reviews (19)
Helper: Tanja and Tom Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 12, 2019
The time we spent with Alison and Rod was just amazing. It could not have bee... view complete review

Helper: Aliciane Rey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 9, 2019
I had a lovely time withe Alison and Rod. I spent almost 3 weeks with them, h... view complete review

Helper: Paul Maury Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 13, 2019
I cannot thank Rod and Alison enough for their great hospitality. They are ve... view complete review

Helper: Rebecca Wickens Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 20, 2019
Very grateful for Rod and Alisons hospitality and generosity throughout the t... view complete review

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Helper: Laura and Bernd Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 28, 2018
This was our first helpx, that we applied for. When we saw Alison’s and Rod’s... view complete review

Helper: Brittany and Lauren Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 17, 2018
Rod and Alison could not have been more accommodating. We were greeted with a... view complete review

Helper: Elizabeth (lizzie) and James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 22, 2018
Alison & Rod were so welcoming & friendly, they made us feel at home straight... view complete review

Helper: Remi Chaigneaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 2, 2018
Alison and Rod are a funny couple and very relaxed people. The comfort leve... view complete review

Helper: Iain and Annika Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 1, 2018
We just left Alison and Rod's place, and even though we were only there for a... view complete review

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Helper: Sonja and Sebastian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 5, 2017
Alison and Rod were perfect hosts! We stayed with them for a little more than... view complete review

Helper: Nathalie and Marc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 3, 2017
We stayed with Alison and Rod for 2 weeks and had a great time.  They are bo... view complete review

Helper: Hiromi Shidori Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: July 1, 2017
Staying with Alison and Rod was such an amazing experience. I really can’t sa... view complete review

Helper: Lilian and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 12, 2017
Alison and Rod are really nice. We past two weeks on their huge propriety an... view complete review

Helper: Samuel and Hanna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 4, 2017
It was a great time with Alison and Rod! We spent 6 weeks there and we felt v... view complete review

Helper: Carolin Hoffmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 5, 2017
I spent around one month at the beautiful home of Alison and Rod. It was my v... view complete review

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Helper: Tamina Söll Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 5, 2017
Alison and Rod are two of the nicest helpx hosts i've ever met. Thank you so ... view complete review

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Helper: Aurélie and Nicolas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 1, 2017
At the Beginning we'd like to spend 2 weeks, but we stayed a month with Rod a... view complete review

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Helper: Matthew and Timothy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 31, 2017
Honestly, the best hosts we could have asked for. We had an amazing time on ... view complete review

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Helper: Alice Wightwick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 8, 2017
My sister and I stayed with Alison and Rod for a few days in early Feb. They ... view complete review

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