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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: 03/23/2015
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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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 30 years or older ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are very welcome. We have a high chair, play pen and a stroller so you need not travel with all of that extra baggage. We also have shovels and pails and castel making equipment for the beach. ...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

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

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: toilet, tub, shower

    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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

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

  • Village:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Yes, we have high speed Internet and WiFi. 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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • 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

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large WEBER propane BBQ ...moreless

  • Tennis:

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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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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Location

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

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

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

  • Sun rise on Departure Bay

    Sun rise on Departure Bay

  • 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

  • Larger open well-equipped gourmet kitchen

    Larger open well-equipped gourmet kitchen

  • Dining room with seating for 8 to 10 people.

    Dining room with seating for 8 to 10 people.

  • 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

  • Upper level master bathroom adjoins upper master bedroom . Large walk-in shower

    Upper level master bathroom adjoins upper master bedroom . Large walk-in shower

  • 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 main level power room is wheelchair accessible

    The main level power room is wheelchair accessible

  • 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.

  • Welcoming front entrance with large closets and bench seating

    Welcoming front entrance with large closets and bench seating

  • 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.

  • Living room with large gas fireplace, comfy seating and endless views

    Living room with large gas fireplace, comfy seating and endless views

  • Master bedroom on main floor with king and large ensuite bath

    Master bedroom on main floor with king and large ensuite bath

  • Upper level master with queen and private ensuite and access to deck

    Upper level master with queen and private ensuite and access to deck

  • Upper level room with two double beds and ocean views and own TV

    Upper level room with two double beds and ocean views and own TV

  • Upper level bedroom with queen and access to private deck

    Upper level bedroom with queen and access to 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.

  • Large capactiy Maytag washer and dryer for your use while in residence

    Large capactiy Maytag washer and dryer for your use while in residence

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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/23/2015
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