Relaxing Lakefront Oasis on Brannen Lake in Nanaimo
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Nanaimo house description
Beautiful 2 bedroom suite in lovely home on Brannen Lake in Nanaimo close to all amenities.
This is a large bright property with a fantastic outlook and large dock with a canoe and paddleboat provided to explore the lake. There is excellent freshwater fishing right off the dock. Large expansive lawn to enjoy games of volleyball, bocce, croquet or soccer. The built in horseshoe pitch can provide some fun competition.
The Lake House Suite has a fully equipped kitchen and living room with large windows with views of the lake and sliding doors out to a lovely patio.
There is a fire pit to enjoy a cozy campfire while enjoying the lakeviews.
The large living room has a gas fireplace, lake views and walk out patio. TV and high-speed WIFI internet.
There are two large bedrooms with comfortable beds and in-suite washer dryer.
Sit outside on the patio, around the fire pit or on the dock and enjoy lakeside living at its finest.
The home is just across the road from an entrance to the extensive Parkway Trail system.
Explore Vancouver Island from this home base with easy access to Nanaimo Parkway. A short drive to fabulous beaches and to the Island's famous Cathedral Grove with it's 800 year old cedars and then beyond to Tofino and some of the best surfing beaches in North America. Salt water fishing is popular with world famous west coast salmon. For the more adventurous trying bungee jumping, zip lining or tree top exploring at the Wild Play Adventure Park or caving at Horne Lake Caves. There is something for everyone on Vancouver Island.
Nanaimo has many sites and attractions to explore including Nanaimo's own old city quarter, Cable Bay trail, Newcastle Island and much more. Diving in and around Nanaimo has become very popular as there is an amazing artificial reef which make this area a favourite for divers.
Woodgrove Mall the largest on Vancouver Island with it's state of the art theatres as well as many restaurants, also Costco, Home Depot, Homesense, Chapters, Starbucks, Superstore and many other amenities are minutes away.
Bring your power boat if you enjoy skiing, wake boarding or tubing or other water sports.
The Lake House Suite is a wonderful place to go for a swim or paddle and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and the peace and tranquility of Brannen Lake while being close to everything.
Please Note: Previously we rented the whole house. Now our new upper tenant is renting the suite herself as a separate walkout lakefront retreat. Inquiries will be forwarded to Sara and she will be your hostess. :)
Keywords: Suite in home, suite in house, waterfront with dock, suite in house on lake, vacation suite
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Large private lakefront property with great dock for swimming, canoeing, paddle boating or just lounging. You can fish for lake trout and other fish right off the dock. Large grass property for volleyball, soccer, bocce or other sports. Built in horse shoe pit. Bring your boat for waterskiing, wake boarding and tubing. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- This is a perfect property to explore what Vancouver Island has to offer. Central to exploring Tofino, Parksville/Qualicum and Victoria. It has the feeling of being way out in the country but it is 5 minutes away from amenities such as Starbucks, Superstore, Costco, Home Depot, Homesense, Chapters and many other stores and restaurants. Woodgrove Mall is nearby with all its stores including state of the art movie theatres. There is easy access to everything from this central location that is not far from from the University, Ice Centre, Aquatic Centre or Downtown Nanaimo....moreless
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Walkout Lakefront Suite on Brannen LakeGuest comment entered by owner
Walkout Lakefront Suite on Brannen Lake
First to write in the Book! What a lovely place to stay - peaceful, quiet and picturesque! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here and will come again! The Hollister family October 10, 2013
- Guest The H family
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 10/18/13
We travelled from Ottawa to Vancouver Island for our vacation this year. We were fortunate enough to be able to rent this fantastic property. The house is incredible, extremely well provided. The house is located in a wonderful area very close to everything you would need. We had a decent sized group and nobody was running over each other. The lake is beautiful, we spent many hours enjoying the water, the canoe and the other water toys that were provided. We were able to take a day trip to Cathedral Grove to see the old growth forests. We were able to take a day trip to spend some time at the Butchart Gardens. But, for the most part we enjoyed our time playing in the lake with the kids. Gord, Margaret and Fran were wonderful!! Any time we had any silly question we could contact them and they would get back to us quite quickly. We were very sad to be leaving to return home. We are very much hoping that we will be able to go back to the Island again.
- Guest Lorraine J. (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
An excellent choice in a wonderful area to get together with a group of friends or family.
An excellent choice in a wonderful area to get together with a group of friends or family.
When I first walked in I said to myself "I am going to be so sad to leave this place!!" The home is well cared for, nicely furnished, has wonderful views and ambiance. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with all the cooking needs you will need for almost any cooking need. The dock is large, (great for swimming) and the lake is a perfect size for skiing, kayaking and canoeing. This property is well represented in the overview by the owners, there are no disappointments. I spent a week here with the family; 7 adults (age 26-60) with 3 children (13,11 and 9) and we all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. You feel like you are very secluded but just a short drive from all your needs of food, dining, sightseeing, hiking and all that Vancouver Island has to offer.
- Guest Bev L. (Omaha, Nebraska)
- Date of stay 07/27/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Fantastic vacation home
Fantastic vacation home
This wonderful house provided the perfect vacation spot for two families of eight people total. The main floor of the house was a great place for gathering and having meals together, while the lower floor was a perfect hangout area for our four teenagers. It's hard to describe how terrific the view was from the upper porch or the comfortable chairs on the dock. The lake was delightful for swimming (at least in August), and the starry sky was so relaxing. The house is very convenient to many great places and activities, but we mostly just enjoyed our time in the house together.
- Guest Sally (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 08/02/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A friend and I visited from the San Francisco Bay Area and stayed at the lake house for three nights primarily to use it as a base to explore the island. Though we did explore the island quite a bit, we ended up spending as much time at the lake house hanging out as we did away from it! We watched beautiful sunsets over the lake, enjoyed private canoe access, played horseshoes in the backyard sun, and grilled dinners on the upper patio. The accomodations inside were impeccable - great furnishing and a fantastic kitchen. We even had access to bikes and washer dryer for our clothes. Margaret was very attentive and accommodating to all of our needs while we were there. She is a fantastic host! We found all of our shopping and amenities needs within a very short drive of the house. It was truly one of the best holiday accommodations I have ever experienced. I Highly recommend this house and would definitely stay in it again if I returned to the island. Thanks again Margaret!
- Guest Kalin (San Francisco, California, USA)
- Date of stay 07/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the kind comments. We take great pride in being able to provide everything that we wish for in our own rental experiences. We fell in love with the property and the location and the "at home" feeling we got from the house right from the start. It is nice to be able to share it and have people appreciate it. We hope you do return to the Island and stay with us again!
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2014
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Payment by cash, cheque or credit card - 50% at time of booking 50% 60 days prior to rental
- Refundable Damage Deposit: C$300
- cleaning fee: C$75
- Pet Fee: C$75
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Nanaimo Airport at 25 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Departure Bay at 7 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Nanaimo Parkway Highway 19 at 0.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: boat ramp at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Black Bear Pub and Restaurant at 0.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Mount Washington at 124 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Black Bear Restaurant at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We love water sports of all kinds. We enjoy swimming, fishing and boating and all kinds of watersports.
Why the Owner Chose Nanaimo:
We felt this was a rare opportunity to get this large lakefront property so close to town and all the amenities. The easy access to our hometown of Vancouver is a real benefit. It has plenty of room to play soccer, bocce and volleyball and other sports on the large flat lawn.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Brannen is a warm lake and this property has a high outlook with lovely sunsets and nice ever changing sometimes breathtaking always tranquil views. Enjoy all kinds of wildlife viewing including eagles, numerous waterfowl, otters and more. The moment you walk in and see the view you decompress. At the same time it is close to Nanaimo Parkway access to all of the wonderful things Vancouver Island has to offer.
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Relax and enjoy the lake or swim, fish, canoe or paddleboat on your own dock
large dock with canoe and paddleboat
kitchen with stainless stove and fridge
second queen bedroom
lakefront home sits high on property
and gorgeous sunsets
large living area with gas fireplace and sliding doors out to view patio
queen bedroom with large closets and comfortable bed
This beats a hotel room any day
Parkway Trail entrance across road
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