Age: 65+

Member since September 2015

Canadian couple, 60's, living on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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We are Donna and Luciano, a Canadian couple, living on Vancouver Island, Canada, on water front property.
We love to travel. We are members of "Home for Exchange", "Couch Surfing" and "Boondockers Welcome". We have been doing a lot of travelling and now are enjoying travelling in our RV in North America. We have a pick up truck and a 24 feet 5th wheel, and that should make us self sufficient when we travel. We are easy going with a good since of humour, and like to socialise.
In our property in Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, we can accommodate a small motor home, small trailer or truck and camper, or something bigger on the driveway. We can provide electric power and water and wifi near or in the house. We are home for most of Spring and Summer. If you plan to use our place, please let us know a few days in advance to check for availability. Safe travels.

Skills & Expertise to Share

World travelers, artist, fishing, gardening...

dwistle's Pets

Right now we have a cat. We never had a chance to travel with the cat, but if we do he will be in the trailer.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Washington State, Oregon, Nevada, Californa, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

dwistle's Hometown

Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada

dwistle's Guest Details

dwistle's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

31 feet long

Right now we have a 31 feet 5th wheel and a pick up truck

dwistle's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

dwistle Has 1 Host Location

dwistle's Host Location

Mill Bay, about 40 KM. (25 mles)north of Victoria, BC, CA
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References from Guests (23)


September 2021

Very Special People and Place

As soon as you arrive you know you're in a place that was created with love and continues to be cultivated every day by these 2 special people. It was an honor to meet and spend time with you 🥰. Thank you and I'm sure we will meet again.
Just a note to future guests; the wifi does not reach the parking spot.

Till we meet again 🤗❤️


September 2021

Petit paradis

I had a very pleasant time with them, their property is a real little paradise


September 2021

10 stars out of 5

We had an amazing stay. I have never felt so welcome. The house and grounds are delightful. There was something unique and special in every corner. Donna and Luciano are generous warm hosts who made us feel like old friends. The wine and meals were delicious, the views stunning, the gardens inspiring and the conversation fascinating and at times very humourous. All in all a delightful memorable visit. A sincere thank you.


August 2021

Absolutely fantastic

Wonderful hosts. So gracious and friendly. Lovely setting,beautiful gardens, scenic ocean view Great cycling World travellers full of stories We must visit Portugal


August 2021

Amazing Hosts

We had the pleasure to stay one night at their place. They welcomed us like we were family, sharing food, wine and stories.

Their place is really beautiful with the gardens and the view is just spectacular!

We absolutely recommand them and would go back anytime!

We had an amazing time, thank you again!!


July 2021

Wonderful surprise !

Wow! What wonderful welcoming people. Dwistle were absolutely the perfect hosts who welcomed us with open arms. We arrived abit later than expected then joined them on their back deck for an evening of fun conversation,food and wine. We highly recommend them as the best hosts ever. Thanks so much for a great stay Dwistle.


July 2021

Lovely and understanding

We sadly missed our ferry and didn’t get to stay with Dwistle, but our ‘almost’ hosts were most than patient and understanding. Thanks for your warmth and hospitality. We know our stay with you would have been beyond perfect. I hope our paths cross in the future. All the best!


February 2021

Wonderful couple with a wonderful house on the ocean

Donna and Luch welcomed me like I was family. I was given a delicious meal with wine and we had pleasant conversations about our travels and about the amazing DIY projects they have accomplished among many other things.
They were beyond helpful and generous.
I certainly hope I will be able to visit them again.


November 2020

Amazing hosts and an absolutely amazing location!

Donna and Luciano were absolutely amazing hosts! Even during these difficult times they invited us for a socially distanced glass of wine were we got to talk about all of each others travels and favourite destinations. Water and electricity were available when we arrived and the views are pretty amazing, right on a little beach!

We hope to pass by again or see both of them on our travels in the future!


November 2020

Best Hosts Ever!

Great level parking spot. Plus, the hosts truly value hosting people and are amazing hosts. Got along splendidly with them and absolutely loved our stay


June 2020

Peaceful spot and sweet and attentive hosts!

A little oasis here! Our host was very welcoming and shared a lot of travel stories. The setting is so pretty and the view from the patio is stunning. Many thanks BW and to our hosts!


April 2020

Dwistle's delight...

These folks were flexible, welcoming. friendly, and served great wine!! They accommodated us with very short notice. Their location is lovely and the gardens inspired envy!! Thank you very much!


August 2019

A remarkable stay!

We had a very pleasant evening and a restful night at the home of this welcoming couple. They are very welcoming. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable. We enjoyed the beautiful place where they live with this breathtaking viewand all the animals around! Thank you very much, Rachelle & Yves


August 2019

Peace in Mill Bay

This was our first Boondocker stay. The hosts are amazing and the setting is spectacular! After walking around their labor of love garden and sampling some of the bounty, we enjoyed some evening wine with the hosts on their waterfront deck which is spectacular. They graciously shared food from the garden and prepared a delicious appetizer. Very quiet scenic location. I would highly recommend a visit with Luciano and Donna. They are very warm and welcoming.


July 2019

Very hospitable hosts in a delightful location

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and it more than lived up to our expectations. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly and made our visit very special. We ate and drank with them over the course of the 2 day visit. The designated spot for the RV is flat and quite easily accessible, and the location of the property is really spectacular. We would highly recommend these hosts to other Boondockers.


May 2019

Outstanding Experience!

From the get go this experience was exceptional: Donna and Luciano communicated directions well and offered areas to visit. Their home is beautiful and located in perfect area on the bay and minutes from town. The authentic Portuguese dinner the first night was of epic proportion as was the fish and chips the 2nd night. Electrical hookup and water was offered and appreciated. Top notch hosts with a great travelogue. Our paths will cross again as they too are travelers.


September 2018

Wonderful hosts

We were treated like long lost family, nicest visit with anyone in a long time.
Gracious host, amazing people and dogs!


September 2018


It was a bit of a squeeze, but Luciano expertly guided us into their parking spot. We were warmly greeted and warmly treated in this beautiful spot. The gardens were lovely, the views were great, and we were even invited to share the bounty of their garden with a stew prepared by Luciano. We even got to take some of Donna’s wildlife artwork with us in the form of notecards. It was a short ride to Victoria and Butchart Gardens, and the coastline is beautiful. Great place for smaller rigs to stay!

Jen and Dave

June 2018

Amazing location and gracious hosts

Donna and Luciano - thank you so much for hosting us. We are sorry we came in so late in the evening as we really would have liked to visit with you and hear more about your adventures. We weren't sure you'd still be up when we came back from Victoria but hope we can visit another time and get more social time in.

Donna and Luciano have a magnificent garden and two lovely sweet dogs. They are so warm and welcoming - dogs and people :) The parking was fairly easy to get into with our truck and camper and their location is easy to find - a great place to stay!


May 2018

Amazing Location, Amazing Hospitality

Donna, Luciano and Jazzy were very welcoming. When we arrived We were invited in for dinner and a lovely chat about each other’s travel stories.
We had a lovely stay and the view is amazing! Isn’t he morning we headed to the beach and watched the seals swim and play!
Just gorgeous!


January 2018

Just great

We arrived in the dark and were met by Luciano who help us get set up in the rain then invited us in for a glass of wine. Donna and Luciano were great company and there beautiful house is a wonderful spot. 10/10 would stop back again!


August 2017

What a wonderful time - Making new friends on the Island

Dwistle hosted us in August 2017 and we loved our stay with them!

We had such a great time together, enjoying good food out of their wonderful garden as well as good wine. They treated us like family and made us feel like home. Our dog Bella was warmly welcomed by them as well. They let us use their boat and fishing gear and helped us out with everything.

The spot for the rig was great, overviewing the ocean and with lots of privacy although not too far away from the house.

We couldn’t ask for more and we’d definitely recommend staying with this beautiful charming and heart warming couple. They have so many stories to tell about traveling and hosting people all over the world. They are still so young in their minds and we can learn a lot from them - we were having a blast. Thanks – we love you and wish you all the best!!!


May 2017

Lovely people and great hosts

We spend two nights with Donna and Luciano and we overwhelmed by their hospitality. They treated us like old friends. Donnas pictures are amazing and Luciano's garden is an example!
It's been great. Thanks a lot!