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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk on Waterfront

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The house commands a premium location on Departure Bay Beach.

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Nanaimo house description

Dreaming of an oceanfront vacation?

Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing and sea birds calling. Stroll the beach looking for shells and sea treasures. Watch our resident otters play at water's edge. Spend endless hours watching eagles soar, seals fishing, the ferries coming and going, sea planes overhead and myriad shorebirds looking for dinner. Wander, read, stroll, storm watch, sleep in a deck chair, relax over dinner, BBQ a fresh salmon; this is British Columbia oceanfront at its best!

This modern well-equipped home has everything you will need for a relaxing, memorable vacation.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The main level of the house is wheelchair accessible. The hallways are wide. There are hand rails in the bathrooms. the master bathroom has a walk-in shower. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no smoking anywhere in the house, on the decks or anyplace on the property. Smoking is permitted on the street or down on the oceanfront only....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be 25 years or older ...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Master on the main, wheelchair accessible, private ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Master # 2 is on the second level with a private ensuite ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 double

                Ocean view upper bedroom has 2 double beds plus oceanview...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Upper level bedroom has a queen and shares a bathroom...moreless

              • One large master on the main floor is wheelchair accessible, with a private ensuite bathroom with a large soaker tub and a walk-in shower. The toilet has a grab bar and is a high access toilet. This bedroom also have a desk and chair, TV, reading area and a huge walk-in closet. The other 3 bedrooms are on the upper level, including another master with queen and private ensuite. The other two bedrooms are 2 doubles and one queen and these two rooms share a large bathroom with a tub/shower combo. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                The half bathroom is on the main floor with a sink...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: tub, shower, toilet

                Heated tile floors, soaker tub, walk-in shower and two sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                The master on the upper level has a private ensuite...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

                The main upper level bathroom is large with a tub shower...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Baseboard electric convection heating + 2 gas fireplaces - one up and one down ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Gas fireplaces - one in the living room and one in the upper level family room ...moreless

              • Garage:

                Garage is used for garbage, recycling and storage only. No car parking inside. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Private parking for two car in the driveway. No garage parking. ...moreless

              • Living Room seats 8:

                Seating for 8 with a flat screen TV and gas fireplace ...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                The cable system in the house has numerous music channels. A well, bring you iPod as we have docking stations on our stereo system for iPod and iPhones. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Bring your iPod as there is a docking station on two of the stereos in the house ...moreless

              • Television:

                50 channel cable TV ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Yes, we have high speed Internet. In fact we have a very powerful router, huge bandwidth, and our router covers a distance of 3,000 s/f and can handle up to 12 devices at one time. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Landline can be used by our guests. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Beban Park Pool is 5 kilometers away and the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is 8 kilometers away...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    There are two upper level decks. One on the ocean with seating for 3 and one on the back street side of the house with seating for 6. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a large patio on the ocean side of the house, plus two decks upstairs, one of which overlooks the ocean ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    The is a public golf course within a 1.0 kms driver. There are many golf courses within the area. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    There is a kayak for guest use but only on the signing of a liability waiver. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    one man's and one woman's bike for use if a liability waiver is signed ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There are two public use tennis courts in the village of Departure Bay ...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Departure Bay Beach Village has two restaurants, a gas station + 7/11, two public tennis courts, a play park for children and a public park. ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

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

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Departure Bay Beach House is walk-on waterfront ...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    House is walk-on waterfront in Departure Bay ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Festivals
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Photography
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season 2014 2015
                  Oct 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  C$300
                  C$1,500 C$4,500
                  High Season 2015
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  C$450
                  C$2,300 C$8,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee - variable C$250 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$700
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  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. We prefer to call you to collect your credit card details for reasons of security. Our deposit is 50 % of your total rental at the time of booking. The remaining rental fee is charged 4 days before check-in.


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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

                  1.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sea Air float plane terminal
                  1.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  BC Ferries terminal, Departure Bay ferry terminal
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 19A
                  Nanaimo
                  Nearest Beach
                  Departure Bay Beach (in front of the house)
                  2.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Original Joe's (Country Club Mall)
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Washington Ski Area
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Nanaimo Golf Club
                  0.8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Shanghai Gardens (Chinese, dim sum, buffet)

                  Car: Recommended

                  A Stunning Custom Built Beachfront Vacation Rental

                  Looking for a luxury oceanfront vacation rental home? Departure Bay Beach House, located on famous Departure Bay, is an elegant custom built 'walk-on' beachfront home, located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Custom built in 2012 by one of Nanaimo's premiere builders, our modern, stylish two-storey private residence, can be your vacation rental dream come true.

                  An Ideal Waterfront Location

                  Departure Bay is short distance 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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: This custom built home is owned by our family. It was custom designed and built by one of Nanaimo's most well-respected builders. It sits on the site of one of the original Departure Bay summer cottages built circa 1900. The original wood-frame summer cottage was not salvageable, and so, in 2012, a custom designed house was built on the site. Lots of history. Brand new luxury home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Nanaimo:
                  The house site and the whole of the Departure Bay Beach area is one of the most historic in the region. Walk on waterfront is hard to find anywhere in the world, and Departure Bay Beach House is just that...the beach, and the ocean, just outside the ocean side doors of the house.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Waterfront. Oceanfront. Mountain views. Custom build. Modern fully equipped home. Lots of space for family, friends and entertaining. Listen to the crash of waves, stroll the beach, breathe the clean ocean air, de-stress, relax, rejuvenate, re-connect. That's what our family does. For us it is all about big family dinners, good fresh food, lots of laughter, idle hours of reading, listening, talking or just kicking back, sipping a cool drink, taking it all in. Hours slip by and time seems to stand still. Sleep well. Swim. Meditate. Connect. We always leave too soon. We think you will feel the same way.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The house commands a premium location on Departure Bay Beach.

                    The house commands a premium location on Departure Bay Beach.

                  • Early morning sunrise with the arrival of a BC Ferry

                    Early morning sunrise with the arrival of a BC Ferry

                  • Tide is out and sea treasures abound.

                    Tide is out and sea treasures abound.

                  • The upper level ocean front deck is the perfect spot for morning coffee

                    The upper level ocean front deck is the perfect spot for morning coffee

                  • This is the view from the kitchen looking out to the ocean beyond.

                    This is the view from the kitchen looking out to the ocean beyond.

                  • Large open living & dining area suitable for convivial gatherings.

                    Large open living & dining area suitable for convivial gatherings.

                  • The master on the main has a king, large ensuite, walk-in closet and work area

                    The master on the main has a king, large ensuite, walk-in closet and work area

                  • The upper level master has a private ensuite and a private deck

                    The upper level master has a private ensuite and a private deck

                  • The upper level main bath is large with a shower/tub combo

                    The upper level main bath is large with a shower/tub combo

                  • The upper level back bedroom has a queen bed and access to a private deck

                    The upper level back bedroom has a queen bed and access to a private deck

                  • The upper level family room & study has views forever, and a large fireplace.

                    The upper level family room & study has views forever, and a large fireplace.

                  • The upper level back deck is a great spot for warm afternoons.

                    The upper level back deck is a great spot for warm afternoons.

                  • The house has become a landmark in the neighbourhood because of its design.

                    The house has become a landmark in the neighbourhood because of its design.

                  • A view for miles and lots of beach to explore.

                    A view for miles and lots of beach to explore.

                  • Large ocean front patio with endless views.

                    Large ocean front patio with endless views.

                  • Well-equipped gourmet kitchen for the chef in your group. Seating for spectators

                    Well-equipped gourmet kitchen for the chef in your group. Seating for spectators

                  • Living & dining area and endless ocean views.

                    Living & dining area and endless ocean views.

                  • This is Octavia the octopus, our house mascot

                    This is Octavia the octopus, our house mascot

                  • The master bath is huge with a heated tile floor, walk-in shower and soaker tub

                    The master bath is huge with a heated tile floor, walk-in shower and soaker tub

                  • The upper level master bedroom has its own private ensuite

                    The upper level master bedroom has its own private ensuite

                  • This large bedroom has 2 double beds and views of the ocean

                    This large bedroom has 2 double beds and views of the ocean

                  • The main level power room is wheelchair accessible

                    The main level power room is wheelchair accessible

                  • Gas fireplace, big screen TV and seating for 8.

                    Gas fireplace, big screen TV and seating for 8.

                  • Sun rise on Departure Bay

                    Sun rise on Departure Bay

                  VRBO #455340

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                  Date last modified - Friday, August 01, 2014

                  C$300 - C$450 per night (CAD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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