Settle in and enjoy your home away from home
About Joy Sarauer
We are long time residents of Nanaimo having lived on this 3.5 acre property since 1991 and love the ease of access to outdoor spaces, the ferry and airports. Great restaurants and shopping abound - it really is a great little city to explore! We bought when the area was quite rural but even though the neighborhood has built up around us it still has a very small neighborly feel, there is even a wonderful market garden a two minute walk down the road from us. They operate late spring to late summer, great produce and very wonderful people.
Joy Sarauer purchased this House in 1991
Why Joy Sarauer chose Nanaimo
We are really close to downtown Nanaimo and the waterfront and only a couple of minutes by car to the island highway if you want to day trip south or north on the island. Location is close to grocery stores as well if you want to make your meals at your home away from home. If you do like to cook your meals just let us know what your favorites are, we can steer you to a really great bakery, meat shop, seafood, produce - whatever your passion is, these are all very close by.
What makes this House unique
The seasonal summer pool is open and ready for some fun! This is a sports pool, 5 feet deep so no diving allowed. But lots of area for swimming and relaxing for all. Enjoy!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and clean suite.
Loved my stay. Looking forward to come back soon!
Very clean, great size
TV stations limited
Would highly recommend
So happy you enjoyed your stay
We are looking into an easy method of more TV channels
Thanks for the suggestion!
Very clean, well appointed, convenient to city yet nice and quiet
You were such a lovely guest, it was nice breaking bread with you and getting to know a bit about your family. We hope to see you again
Lovely suite and great location
Lovely, clean large suite. The hosts were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Easy access to downtown, ferries and university. Quiet neighbourhood. We would definitely stay here again next time in Nanaimo.
It was so nice to have you and your family here over the Christmas season, loved getting to set up a tree for you to enjoy. Please come back anytime, we'd love to see you again. You were wonderful guests!
All lovely and comfortable
The lovely well appointed suite is easy to get to, elegant in in its' place and layout, well-equipped, efficient in bathroom and kitchen and spacious. A washer and dryer are on-site. On first walk-thru of the suite, you can see a designer has been there and done that. Parking is a breeze. As well Chris and Joy are friendly and easy-going.
We really enjoyed getting to meet you and are so excited you are moving to our neighborhood.
You were wonderful guests, and welcome back any time!
Beautiful, Clean home with Amazing Owners!
If you are looking for a truly positive experience in a clean, friendly environment at extremely reasonable rates, this is the place you are looking for. The home is very well loved, spotless, accessible and the owners have not missed one detail on what it takes to make someone feel comfortable away from home.
Joy and Chris are amazing people. We stayed for 9 days and wished we could have stayed longer. I can honestly say you would be hard pressed to find a nicer place to stay with people as amazing as these two!
Thanks again Chris and Joy! We had the best vacation ever thanks to you!
We will be coming back!
Jamie, Glenda, Keagan and Andrea
Thanks so much to all of you for such a lovely review. We so enjoyed all of you and hope to see you again soon! You have such a wonderful little family.
Take good care
Till next time,
Chris and Joy
Very close to nature , nice walking trails, a quiet area close to downtown. A 2-3 minute drive to access a wide variety of restaurants, local shops and a lovely waterfront walkway.
Nanaimo has a lot of outdoor areas and activities, beaches, hiking, mountain biking, boating, kayaking and also offers easy island hoping to smaller coastal islands. Adventure out for memories of a lifetime. We've been here for 30 years so please just ask and we can share our favorites with you once you tell us what your favorite activities are.