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A Boutique Suite with Handmade Furniture & Art from Vancouver Island Artists

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Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nanaimo apartment description

We offer a private, comfortable, self contained one bedroom apartment for guests that appreciate fine surroundings. The Artful Suite is tastefully furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site), complemented by amazing Artwork of various mediums for sale,from fine local Vancouver Island Artists.
This ground level suite has parking just a few steps from the entrance door where there is a secluded partially covered patio area with surrounding flower gardens.
Take a 5 min stroll to Pipers Lagoon oceanside park to enjoy an enjoy the beach,take a hike & views across the Salish Sea, to the snow capped mountains. You won't be disappointed!
So, if you’re wanting a truly 'Out of the Ordinary' experience in accommodation this boutique B & B has it all for you. Ideally located in popular north Nanaimo, approx. 10 min drive from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal, this location is conveniently nestled amongst some of the best oceanside and landlocked parks in the area. With the wide variety of outdoor activities available at your doorstep, we can offer recommendations for arranging for kayaking, diving, hiking or bike hires. Our desirable location offers easy access to any part of Nanaimo or as a home base to explore the wonders of Vancouver Island.
While staying here, take the time to visit the woodworking Studio at the back of the property to see what's being built, and take a browse in the gift gallery. A warm welcome awaits all that stop in.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed outside in designated area only....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • A one bed room unit. A generous sized bedroom with a Queen sized bed. The bedroom is decorated with a 'Live edge' headboard, wall hung shelves, chest of drawers and lovely artwork on the walls....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • A comfortable sized bathroom with a combination tub/shower unit. Single sink and a semi private w/c. Decorated in black and white....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            A very comfortable sized combination kitchen and dinette area. With all the amenities expected in a self contained suite....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basic kitchen items, such as olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar, cream, salt & pepper....moreless

          • Dining:

            Contained with in the kitchen area, to view area see the photos....moreless

          • Stove:

            Standard four burner electric stove with oven....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            A well appointed living room, beautifully decorated with artwork and handmade furniture....moreless

          • Parking:

            Private parking area for guests, near the door of the suite....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath & Beach towels supplied. Along with Beach chairs....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Some travel books for exploring the area....moreless

          • Television

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Landline is available speak with the owners for particulars....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            A private patio at the entrance door with out door furniture and flower gardens....moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            a cedar Pergola over part of the patio....moreless

          • Bicycles:

            Two bikes are available on request....moreless

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Snorkeling
          • Groceries
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Shelling
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Pier Fishing
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Paddle Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Whale Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Hiking
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Peak
          May 16 - Oct 31, 2014
          2 night min stay
          C$140
          C$840
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          C$120
          C$720

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • House keeping fee C$30
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          DEPOSITS: We require a deposit of one (1) night stay for reservations from two (2) to four (4) nights stay. For greater than four(4) nights a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance is due at check in.

          CANCELLATION: Email or phone with seven (7) days notice for full refund (minus a $25.00 admin fee) is required. Other wise your deposit will be non refundable.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 09/08/2014
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          Location

          23 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Nanaimo International Airport
          6.6 Kilometres
          Nearest Ferry
          Departure Bay
          5 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Island Highway
          0.25 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Piper Lagoon Park
          1.5 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Pipers Pub & restaurant
          129 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          Mount Washington
          5.6 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          Nanaimo Golf & Country Club
          4.7 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Brooks Landing Mall Restaurants

          Car: Necessary

          This warm and inviting vacation rental is located in the popular north Nanaimo area. It's with in a 5 min. walk to one of the most beautiful ocean front parks Nanaimo has to offer Pipers Lagoon. With its scenic views across the Salish Sea to the snow capped mountains of the North Shore, Piper Lagoon is a favourite spot for out door activities. Recommendations are available should you want to arrange for kayaking, diving, or bike hires. Also with in a km is Neck Point park which is reputed to be one of the best underwater diving locations and some great birding (eagles and owls). With in a .5 km is Linley Valley park a very large and popular urban park, that offers very scenic views. Take a 13 minute (9 Km) drive to a beautiful harbour walk, and you'll quickly see why Nanamio is known as the Harbour city.

          Only a 10 minute drive from Departure Bay Ferries, this location is well situated for exploring Nanaimo and the wonders of Vancouver Island.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About the owner: We have been living in Nanaimo for the past 7 yrs and love all the island has to offer. We especially enjoy the wonderful moderate climate, and the wide variety of healthy outdoor activities available at our doorstep. Having travelled extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve always enjoyed the value and flexibility of staying in self contained suites. It's because of our enjoyable travelling experiences that set us on this path to offer this distinct, one of a kind accommodation. Norma is a retired Operating room Registered Nurse. Robert has been a fine furniture designer & maker for nearly 40 years. His working studio & gallery is on the property so he is always available for visits from our guests. He was instrumental in organizing the popular Hammond Bay Studio Tour featuring fabulous local artists working in various mediums. A number of these talented artists exhibit in the Artful Suite, which lends to the richness of the decor. So our intent was not only to offer a unique, comfortable surroundings for travellers but also a venue for local artists to showcase their work.

          Why the Owner Chose Nanaimo:
          Norma has family that have resided in Nanaimo for years. We had been coming to Vancouver Island to visit for many years, and loved what the island had to offer. An unexpected opportunity arose that allowed us to move here 7 yrs ago. We have never looked back and and enjoyed every moment here.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          This is a mature property, offering a lot of privacy to the home and suite that occupy it. Being a third of an acre one doesn't feel cramped on the property. We love that our location is convenient to all amenities that Nanaimo has to offer. We enjoy the location which is nestled amongst some of the very best ocean parks and land locked parks this area has to offer. We take full advantage of them. Although we have a magnificent view of the Salish Sea from our Living room. We truly enjoy the casual stroll to Piper Lagoon park to enjoy the smell of salt air, the pounding of the waves and screeches of the eagles over head.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

            Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

          • A peaceful retreat near the entrance.

            A peaceful retreat near the entrance.

          • Furnished with artistic handmade furniture built in the onsite Studio

            Furnished with artistic handmade furniture built in the onsite Studio

          • Beautiful Art work is everywhere -even evident in the floor lamp

            Beautiful Art work is everywhere -even evident in the floor lamp

          • Prism post wall hung night tables that complete the set with the head board

            Prism post wall hung night tables that complete the set with the head board

          • A view down the hallway 'Poppy series' by Jan Evans

            A view down the hallway 'Poppy series' by Jan Evans

          • View from Kitchen towards Bedroom, and hallway

            View from Kitchen towards Bedroom, and hallway

          • Details of the pastry table used for meals

            Details of the pastry table used for meals

          • Fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast items for up to a 1 week stay

            Fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast items for up to a 1 week stay

          • Locally made amazing artwork is in every room

            Locally made amazing artwork is in every room

          • Piper's Lagoon Park Beach overlooking the Salish Sea toward Vancouver-5 min walk

            Piper's Lagoon Park Beach overlooking the Salish Sea toward Vancouver-5 min walk

          • Next to the parking area for your vehicle

            Next to the parking area for your vehicle

          • This Private Artful Suite is located on the lower level-hosts are above

            This Private Artful Suite is located on the lower level-hosts are above

          • Our boutique B & B offers a very unique experience in self catered accommodation

            Our boutique B & B offers a very unique experience in self catered accommodation

          • Snuggle into this beautiful queen size bed

            Snuggle into this beautiful queen size bed

          • An example of the fine artwork showcased 'Sockeye' by Valerie Capewell.

            An example of the fine artwork showcased 'Sockeye' by Valerie Capewell.

          • View to the kitchen from the hall.

            View to the kitchen from the hall.

          • Enjoy a meal on this pastry table with live edge overlay

            Enjoy a meal on this pastry table with live edge overlay

          • Dining area in Kitchen overlooking the Gardens

            Dining area in Kitchen overlooking the Gardens

          • A peek in the bathroom which has a combination  Large Tub and Shower.

            A peek in the bathroom which has a combination Large Tub and Shower.

          • Locally Reclaimed West coast Maple hardwood used in live edge pieces

            Locally Reclaimed West coast Maple hardwood used in live edge pieces

          • Another amazing view of the Sailing Regatta near Piper's Lagoon

            Another amazing view of the Sailing Regatta near Piper's Lagoon

          VRBO #481878

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, September 12, 2014

          C$120 - C$140 per night (CAD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 2

          View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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