Charming, Quiet, Ocean View Suite
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nanaimo apartment description
Ocean view. Overlooking beautiful Departure Bay and Newcastle Island with views across Georgia Strait to the Vancouver north shore mountains. Close to everything. Ferries to Vancouver 5 mins away, shopping 3 mins away. Close to Nanaimos popular seawall walk lined with parks, restaurants, boat rentals and cruise ship harbor. Nanaimo offers something for everyone. There is hiking, swimming, camping, golf, horseback riding, cycling all within easy reach. Our location on the Island is central, and is ideally situated for touring the Island's many attractions. Victoria is 90 mins south with its numerous tourist attractions and the west island with its famous long beach, Tofino and Uclulet. The north Island, too, is easily accessible via the Island Highway for more rugged outdoor adventures like whale watching and grizzly bear tours. Vancouver Island is an adventure and the holiday of a lifetime. Come see us soon, you'll be glad you did. New for 2009 beautiful 300 sq ft sundeck.
New sundeck and BBQ area for 2010: All payments made in advance for accommodation bookings are fully refundable( except for a $50.00 admin charge) up to 45 days prior to your expected arrival date. After the 45 day period no refund is given. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Large parking area will accomodate a boat or motor:home All year round accommodation, great winter rates. Golf course close by. Winter skiing at Mt Washington or catch the ferry to the Vancouver north shore mountains. I hour 35 min ferry ride. Nanaimo offers good restaurants and a casino down town = 10 mins away. Victoria is just a 90 min drive south.
- On floor 1
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has large shower with toilet and vanity
- DVD Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
- Rain Forests
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean:
sports and adventure activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Gas Heating
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Linens Provided:
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Dishes & Utensils:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Deck Furniture
- Deck / Patio:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Beach Towels
ReviewsWrite a review
Above and beyond!
Above and beyond!
Joseph and Flo are excellent hosts and available to respond to any inquiries. The property is very well maintained and accurately described. Great deck with everything needed for a barbecue with an outstanding view. Quiet street close to anything you might need. We had a great time.
- Guest Juan Carlos L. (Maryland)
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Manager response: Thank you Lopez family for your very kind review. We loved having you and hope you will visit us again if you are holidaying in our vicinity. This family was a lovely family and it was a pleasure to host them. They really respected the suite and I think made the most of our T.V and Netflix facilities. I hope all our future guests can get the same enjoyment out of staying with us as the Lopez family. Thank you for your gracious comments, it makes us try harder to make more improvements for the comfort of our fine guests. Joe & Flo
Relax at Nanaimo
Relax at Nanaimo
This two bedroom self contained suite is well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bed in the main bedroom is one of the most comfortable I have used and the view from the lounge room windows is across Georgia Strait - very relaxing. The TV has Netflix for unlimited movies and there is also a collection of DVDs and books to keep you occupied. A short distance from the house there are woodland paths for walking and you can walk through the forest to the ferry docks at Departure Bay. Local shops have everything you may need and the really big stores area a short drive away. Joseph is a generous and helpful host who really makes you welcome - I recommend this property.
- Guest Dorothy W.
- Date of stay 10/23/12
- Review Submitted 11/12/12
Property was as described and was very spacious and had all amenities. Owner accommodated an early drop of luggage while he was cleaning suite prior to occupancy. He also allowed the use of his BBQ on upper patio. Well located in Nanaimo and very close to departure bay.
- Guest Mr. Smith (Halifax, NS, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/19/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Manager response: It's always a pleasure to make our vacationers happy and we find that attention to detail of the little things is what's important. However, in this case i'm not sure that i communicated the fact strongly enough, that the sun deck and the B.B.Q area are for the exclusive use of our vacationing guests and offer them the best views of the bay and Georgia straits. I hope that didn't deter or restrict our guests from using that particular area.
This vacation home is in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. Close to the beach and many attractions. The interior had been recently renovated. It was very clean and very comfortable. We had everything we needed right there. The upper deck was available to us and we used it, including the grill. The owner was prompted in responding to our questions and very gracious when we arrived. I will definitely be back and have already recommended it to several friends. (the pictures are beautiful, but the real view is spectacular!)
- Guest Lisa. S.
- Date of stay 06/07/12
- Review Submitted 06/15/12
Manager response: These are gracious comments from a gracious couple whom i found to be very open and friendly. I was very busy with renovations when they arrived and but for that, i would have liked to have spent more time with them as it was very pleasant meeting them and talking to them. However, we had a couple of pleasant conversations while they were here and i hope they will come back for another stay when my renovations are fininished and i have more time to enjoy them. Thank you L & J The perfect guests.
Great location and very helpfull property owner.
- Guest Luc G.
- Date of stay 05/08/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Manager response: It is very satisfying to hear comments back from our guests. We put a a lot of effort into making sure our guests are as comfortable as possible and our accommodations as spotfully clean as we can make them. We try to give helpfull information on restaurant locations and local attractions wherever possible and maintain an open and friendly environment. We love what we do and enjoy meeting our new guests and encourage any feedback both positve and negative if it means we can improve our guests enjoyment.
Home away from homeGuest comment entered by manager
Home away from home
"The stay was nice. Great place for our family. It was like home away from home. Loved the walk to the beach and picking the blackberries. The views were awsome also.
- Guest Tony & Kari Lavoie
- Date of stay 08/25/10
- Review Submitted 11/19/10
Mr & MrsGuest comment entered by manager
Mr & Mrs
Lovely comfy, cozy suite. Just like being at home and equipped with everything a person needs for a great vacation. Great ocean views from sundeck whilst relaxing and barbequeing. Beautiful neighborhood with friendly people. Wewill be back.
- Guest Coope
- Date of stay 09/10/09
- Review Submitted 11/19/10
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
high season rate is for up to four people xtra person rate is $30/nght or $180/week children 12yrs and under are free.
low season rates are for up to two people. xtra person rate is $10/nght or $70/week. children 12 yrs and under are free
All rates in C$. All rates in Canadian dollars.
Payment for rental is due on booking. Security/damage deposit of C$400.00 is due two weeks prior to arrival. Billing and payment is done thru our secure paypal account and can be paid from your bank account or by your credit card. Contact owner for further details.
- Cleaning: C$85
- Refundable Damage Deposit: C$400
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Vancouver at 50 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Departure Bay at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Nanaimo at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Island Highway at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Departure Bay at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Millers at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Vancouver north shore mountains at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Nanaimo Golf Club. at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Numerous at 1 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2004
About: I am an active 71 years young man who was born in England during the second world war. I grew up and was educated in England. At age 22 i emigrated to Australia. I had a wonderful time there and took a diploma course in pest management. I left Australia in 1969 and returned to England because of a death in the family. I stayed there for 6 years and worked for a large pharmaceutical company as an advisory fieldsman in agriculture. I loved the job but i still had the wanderlust and felt the need to seek what i thought would be greener pastures. In 1976, i emigrated to Canada with my family. My wife and two kids. In 1986 we took canadian citizenship and we have been here ever since. A total of 37 years. We love Canada and in particular B.C and in particular again, Vancouver Island. Over the years , i have built a pest control company in the Kamloops area which i ran and operated for almost 10 years and then sold it in 1986. I moved from Kamloops to the lower mainland where i worked for two horticultural supply companies up to the year of 2000 a.d I then took an early retirement, bought a motor home and went traveling for four years. Finally i decided to opt for a quieter life , hung up my hiking boots and left the city traffic behind, found a nice house in a great location with an ocean view and here i am.
I bought this property for the location which overlooks Departure Bay and over the straits of Georgia to Vancouvers north shore.mountains I can watch the ferries comming in to Nanaimo from Vancouver. I can watch beautiful summer sunrises as the sun comes up (blood red sometimes.) from behind the north shore mountains and i also get great views of the full moon as well. The Cilaire suburb is probably the nicest suburb in Nanaimo with large lots and all the services are underground. I'm surrounded by mountains, lakes and of course the pacific ocean. There are numerous islands to explore and tons of things to do like boating, hiking, climbing, golf, horse riding and swimming. Nanaimo also has loads of shopping areas, a theatre, museum , a casino, large parks and several movie theatre's, Its great living in this tourist paradise.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
A great climate, close to the ferries, easy to get around, (not fighting traffic the whole time.) Centrally located on the island for touring. Several major sporting centres like Bowen park, Beban park and a large new swimming complex and skating centre. There is also a convention centre and a cruise ship terminal.
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House and garden south west view
view of Departure Bay and north shore mountains.
parking area and stairs to deck
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Double bunk bed with single upper/second bdrm.
Mstr bdrm different angle
Ferry arriving from Vancouver, Nth shore mts in distance
some of the boats in Nanaimo harbor. Looking from seawall.
Big photo frame overlooking swy-Alana lagoon and swim area.
Bistro pub overlooking seaplane terminal on the harbor. Good food, great views
Popular coffee shop on seawall even in winter.
Gift shops and tea shop along seawall.
front of house with suite on ground floor level
Ferry arriving from Vancouver in early evening.
300 sq ft deck for relaxing and sun bathing
Kitchen opposite view
Mstr bdrm with queen size bed
Living room with flat screen, sofa and sofa bed
Parking area at side of house
Park area and bandstand in Swy-Alana Lagoon park.
Closer view of crab dock. Protection island close by.
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub.on the water.
Trollers fish and chips in Nanaimo harbor.
Nanaimo's live theatre.