Four-bedroom Oceanfront House -- Walk On To The Beaches Of Departure Bay
About Nirmal Sandhu
Long-time residents of Nanaimo--and we may know a thing or two about the world's best smoked salmon. :)
Nirmal Sandhu purchased this House in 2017
Why Nirmal Sandhu chose Departure Bay
We love the street we live on--with the ocean at our doorstep--so it was a no-brainer to develop the 'house next door' when it became available. We're so excited to share this little corner of the world with visitors and show off what Nanaimo offers!
What makes this House unique
You really can't stay any closer to the water in Nanaimo--and the sheltered nature of Departure Bay makes for an overwhelmingly relaxing environment.
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We had a fabulous time! The house was spotless and Gerard and Nirmal were so welcoming. The house being right in the water was very relaxing and tranquil. We saw a bald eagle, sea otters and other wildlife right outside our door! We definitely hope to come back one day!!
Great location and neighborhood 😊
Very nice and clean property. My group and I were pretty enjoy our vacation here
A Family Fun Home
Our entire family was impressed with this property. It was so spacious and met all our needs. Our visitors were also impressed with this home. The bedrooms and bathrooms were top notch and there were supplies in these rooms for our personal use. The kitchen was stocked with some essential supplies. The owners dealt promptly with any of our concerns or needs. I would recommend this home, and will rent it again on our next trip to Nanaimo.
Vancouver Island family getaway
What a perfect vacation home for our family of 6 to enjoy some quality time together! Clean & bright with huge windows to enjoy the view of Departure Bay from just about every room. Plenty of space for everyone and beautiful, well-appointed kitchen. Nirmal & Gerard were such amazing hosts! So welcoming, generous and responsive to any questions we had. They really made it feel like home!
The kids (and dad) enjoyed exploring the tide pools and collecting shells on the huge stretch of beach just steps from the front door. Also saw an abundance of wildlife, including otters, seals and bald eagles.
The home has a peaceful, island vibe on a quiet street, but is still close to dining, shopping and other Nanaimo attractions. Muffeo Sutton park downtown with its fishing pier, playground and restaurants was a particular hit with our clan.
If you’re looking for relaxation or recreation on Vancouver Island, I promise this home will exceed your expectations!
Fantastic location for full family get away!
We made use of this rental for a family vacation with all my kids and grandkids. The house slept 7 adults, 3 kids, and two small dogs with space to spare. The house was incredibly well furnished with appealing and comfortable furniture (including very comfy beds). The kitchen was also incredibly well stocked with all the things we could need, including tons of dishes, serving dishes, cooking utensils and two ovens. The only thing we found missing was was an oyster shucker, but our hosts were easily available to borrow one from!! The view was spectacular, and we found ourselves all staring out the window directly to the bay for hours on end, using the provided binoculars to catch glimpses of seals and porpoises. We also had made arrangements to have some water sports items available to us, and found it incredibly easy to spend an afternoon or evening paddle boarding or kayaking. The back garden was also a treasure to us; Our 4 year old guest spent hours exploring the different levels and paths complimented with beautiful landscaping. It was a welcome escape from the warm morning sun! We would highly recommend this property to anyone, for any vacation. It’s a multi use space with beautiful facilities and views.
The house was incredibly clean and well set up. Everything you could ever need and more. Felt very at home. Location was also top notch. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Reviews are all very accurate. Hope to be back again in the future.