About Justin Ickringill
My girlfriend Monique and I are retired police officers who are now enjoying the freedom of retirement to travel to tropical locales during the winter months and enjoying the Canadian spring and summers when we return. While we are home we make people's homes beautiful through our design/renovation company Delicious Designs. We both spent the majority of our police service in Nanaimo and love the laid back Vancouver Island lifestyle which is why we've chosen to live here for our retirement.
Justin Ickringill purchased this House in 2013
Why Justin Ickringill chose Nanaimo
We truly believe that our home provides an experience like no other. We have worked endlessly to make it into the perfect lakeside retreat with many amenities focused around the outdoor living. From our comfy loungers to our incredible imported round patio daybed there really is no nicer place to stay on the lake and to enjoy 3 levels of spacious decks. In 2015 I had an all window aluminum garage door installed into the living room which opens the whole middle floor up to the lake and it's 180 degree panoramic views. We love our home and have designed it to be the ultimate place to relax in the sun either on the dock, in the hot tub overlooking the water or on any of the decks and their lounging spots. All right in the middle of the city, but you'd never know it. Most people in the city don't even know our street exists. I didn't until the real estate agent took me there. Our home truly provides a tranquil lakeside experience that feels like you're hundreds of miles from the city but it is located right in Nanaimo and has all of the modern comforts and conveniences you don't get to have at a cabin. The whole experience can't be described, it just has to be felt. We are very excited to share this experience with our guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Need curtains and screens.
Everything good and really a relaxing stay! I suggest to sleep earlier coz you’ll wake up by the sunshine without curtains. But also good for me to enjoy the jacuzzi in the early morning.
Family Vacation - whale watching and more
Property is beautiful and uniquely designed - pictures don’t do it justice actually. Friendly neighborhood, conveniently close to major shops but far enough away to still maintain that lake front charm you want.
We stayed with a family of 9 including 2 toddlers. The house definitely isn’t designed with young children in mind but ours had a blast. There’s quite a lot of stairs to be mindful of though and the house is built onto a steep lake bank.
We drove from the house to Victoria (2hr easy drive) to Whale Watch as Nanaimo doesn’t offer whale watching for kids under 3 years old.
Saw plenty of wildlife at the house though - fish, deer, humming birds, even a baby otter carrying a big crab right onto the dock of the property!
The owner was very responsive. The house is lovely and the lake is perfect.
Great location, exactly as advertised
Great location, friendly host. Had a great time. The massage chair and hot tub were amazing as was swimming off the jetty
House has an excellent "flow" and fun style. Perfect for a relaxing getaway or an active weekend on the water.
Justin is great to communicate with and very accommodating! It is a very quiet neighborhood, beautiful spot on the lake. Thank you Justin!