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Walk-on Waterfront on Historic Departure Bay Beach

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Seaview Beach House commands a prime location on Departure Bay Beach


Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nanaimo house description

A Unique, Beachfront Vacation Rental

Looking for an oceanfront vacation rental home? Look no further. This exquisite 'walk-on' beachfront home, located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, is a holiday dream home. A modern, stylish two-storey private residence, on famous Departure Bay, can be your vacation rental dream come true. Open the door to our website and see for yourself.

Seaview Beach House, Nanaimo, BC

Our extensively upgraded renovated private waterfront residence sits on a long swath of 'walk-on' oceanfront beach in Departure Bay, in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.

Nestled at the end of a laneway and fronting onto the beach, this 2,100 square foot home has sweeping views of Departure Bay and the far off Coastal Mountain Range. Watch ferries and seaplanes come and go, eagles soar overhead and seals and otters playing off the front deck. The house faces east, so you will wake to magnificent sunrises that flood the house with light through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

See also our sister property two doors over. Visit VRBO # 455340

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge


          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is no smoking in the house, on the decks, or anyplace on the property. Smoking is only permitted in the laneway and down on the ocean. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be 25 years or older...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            Seaview is great for guests with kids as the property is fenced and hedged and is more or less fully enclosed. We still strongly advise child supervision as the house is directly on the ocean. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We are a dog-friendly rental. We take a maximum of 2 dogs per visit, on approval. There is an additional cleaning fee per dog, per visit. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • There are 3 bedrooms in the house. One bedroom is on the main floor with twin beds that may be made up at one king bed. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a queen bed, as does the guest bedroom across the hall. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, tub


          • There are 3 full bathrooms in the house. One on the main level there is a walk-in shower. Upstairs, there is the master bathroom with a soaker tub and separate walk-in shower. The other bathroom has a walk-in shower. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We have high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi at the house.


              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys:

                Beach toys ...moreless

              • Television:

                Two flat screen TVs - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. There is also a small TV with local stations only in the upper guest bedroom....moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have docking stations for your iPod so bring it along on vacation. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Multi-channel cable ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                We also have an i-Pod docking station ...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Rain Forests
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                The Coastal Mountain range on the mainland is visible from the ocean side of the house....moreless

              • Village:

                The Departure Bay beach area of Nanaimo has a gas station, two restaurants, a park, a promenade and a children's play park. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                on the ocean in Departure Bay, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC ...moreless

              • Beach:

                Walk-on waterfront on Departure Bay beach ...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Our house is located directly on Departure Bay Beach in Nanaimo BC. ...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Our house is located directly on Departure Bay Beach in Nanaimo BC. It looks out over the Strait of Georgia on the Pacific Ocean. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The house is located on Departure Bay Beach, on the Strait of Georgia, on the Pacific Ocean. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The far off Coast Mountain Range on the BC Mainland is visible from the ocean front of the house. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining:

                    There is seating for 8 around the dining table, plus there is an outdoor table for ocean side dining in warmer months. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Telephone:

                    There is a landline phone in the house....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Large capacity Magtag dryer ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    We have high speed internet and Wi-Fi...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels, including beach towels are provided for our guests...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Electric baseboard ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Large capacity front load washer ...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Wood burning fireplace ...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    For two cars ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Garage:

                    The garage is used for storage. There is no in garage parking in the garage for your car. ...moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      • Kitchen:

                        Well equipped chef's dream of a kitchen ...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony:

                        There is a balcony ocean side off of the master bedroom...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        there is a two-person kayak but you must sign a liability waiver to use ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        There are two public courts in the Departure Bay area for public use ...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        two bikes but you must sign a waiver to use ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber Grill ...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Mountain Washington Ski area is approx. 100 kilometres drive from the house. Whistler can be reached in approx four hours via BC ferry and a drive on the Sea to Sky highway ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large cedar deck on the ocean with seating for 10...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Golf:

                        Many golf courses in the area ...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is a 4 kilometre drive from the house. Nanaimo's Beban pool is even closer. ...moreless



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                          from 13 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season Time Period
                          Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          C$1,801 C$6,300
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          C$1,101 C$3,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Pet Fee C$50 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 5%


                          Cleaning fees are in addition to the nightly or weekly rate. A further GST tax (goods & service tax) is charged on the total amount. GST is charged at 5.0% on the total amount in Canadian dollars.

                          We accept Visa and MasterCard. For security reasons we prefer to call you directly to acquire your credit card details. Deposit is 50% of the total rental amount. The remaining 50% is processed against your card 4 days before check-in. There is also a damage deposit amount held against your card. It is released 48 hours post your departure after our cleaning team has been into the house to clean .

                          Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
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                          Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                          1.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Sea Air sea plane terminal
                          1.2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          BC Ferries, Departure Bay terminal
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway # 19A
                          Nearest Beach
                          Departure Bay Beach, in front of the house
                          2.5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Original Joe's Bar & Grill
                          100 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Mount Washington Ski Area
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Nanaimo Golf Club
                          0.8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Shangahi Garden - chinese food + dim sum

                          Car: Recommended

                          An Ideal Mid-Island Location

                          Departure Bay is a mere 1.5 kilometers from shopping and dining with a number of restaurants within walking distance of the house. Nanaimo is a thriving community of parks, beaches, charming eclectic shops, waterfront walks, marinas and myriad dining choices from fine to casual, plus all the modern convenience needed for an enjoyable stay. These include grocery stores, gas stations, libraries, theatres, restaurants and delis, specialty food shops, spas, doctors and dentists, massage therapists and beauty salons.

                          The city of Nanaimo sits mid-Island and is a central arrival and departure point for BC Ferries to the BC Mainland. There is also an airport , or you can come and go via seaplane (Harbour Air, Seair Seaplanes or Westcoast Air) into Nanaimo Harbour from downtown Vancouver or Vancouver International Airport. The seaplane trip is only 20 minutes!

                          The TransCanada Highway (Hwy #1) runs directly through the heart of Nanaimo. From here you can venture north to Mount Washington, Courtenay and Comox, west to Tofino or south to the Cowichan Valley and Victoria. Please see below for links to information about the area:


                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About: This private home has been in our family since 2007. It has undergone extensive upgrades over the years with the last big renovation in 2012/2013. It is West Coast living at its best.

                          Why Nanaimo:
                          Walk-on waterfront. Views of ocean, sea, sky, and the Coastal Mountain range on the mainland. Dog-friendly house made for family gathering, romantic get-away, couples holidays and gal pal weekends.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Waterfront. Ocean. Sea. Sky. Beach. Eagles. Seals. Resident otters. Amazing sunrises. Large cedar deck. The house is all about friends, family and entertaining.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, french


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                          • Cooper of Edmonton enjoying her summer beach holiday at Seaview Beach House.

                            Cooper of Edmonton enjoying her summer beach holiday at Seaview Beach House.

                          C$225 - C$350 per night (CAD)

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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