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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Vancouver Island reviews

  • All-round terrific experience

    "We stayed four nights in the studio and found it to be just perfect for our needs as a couple traveling on our own. The studio was very well-appointed including a comfy bed, big couch (love the massive ottoman) and well-equipped kitchen which I did cook in on three of the nights we were there. I'm an avid home cook and I found everything I needed to make a nice meal. The owner was very kind, responsive, and knowledgeable, and made sure we had everything we needed. She made our stay very relaxing and easy. The studio is also extremely well-located by the water and close to the shops in town. We'd love to come back sometime soon! Thank you!"
    Guest: alicat78 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Our second visit

    "We love Canada and Vancouver Island and also this apartment. Now a home from home. Great position, close to beach if that is what you want. Everything you could want in the condo plus a pool and fitness room . We stayed four weeks had a fantastic time and good to come 'home' after long walks feel safe and have secure parking. Would love to come back."
    Guest: Grumpy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 3, 2014
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  • Amazing new year

    "We stayed at black bear lodge over new year and had such an amazing relaxing time. There was two families consisting of four adults and three children, all under 3. There was separate space for both families which meant the children didn't keep each other awake during the night. Bobbie and jay were so accommodating and provided us with everything we needed as two young families. I 100% recommend this suite, due to hospitality, space and and all the little luxury extras added for our comfort :-)"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 10, 2014
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  • Perfect Getaway! Quiet oceanfront that is minutes away from all Nanaimo has to offer!

    "What a wonderful place! My boyfriend and I drove up from Victoria to spend a few days in Nanaimo. This property, on the north side of town, has great ocean views and is so quiet and peaceful that you wouldn't know that you are minutes away from everything in the city. Upon our arrival, Natalia and Victor were nothing but hospitable. They not only gave us recommendations for great restaurants, but also let us try their own smoked trout! Victor told us of many nearby places to visit. We did our best to do as many in the amount of time we had. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The downstairs apartment was large, very clean and opened straight onto the back porch. We were often greeted by the baby deer and bunnies. The accommodations were more than we could have asked for. And whatever we did ask for, Natalia and Victor were ready and willing to help. As we were leaving, waiting in the vehicle line to catch our ferry to Vancouver, I realized I had left my phone next to the bed. I called Victor, and Natalia immediately hopped in the car to drive my phone to me so we wouldn't miss out ferry. They saved us so much stress (even though I'm afraid I caused them some)! Victor and Natalia, you were wonderful hosts. I know that if we ever visit Nanaimo again, we will be staying with you. Thanks for a wonderful stay! The Cathedral Grove trees were such a neat experience! Hopefully we can take you up on that fishing offer sometime :)"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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