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Just perfect in every way
We travelled with my elderly parents and sister to attend a family gathering. The unit was just perfect for us. There is lots of space and beautiful views from every window, so we never felt on top of each other. The large, gourmet kitchen has everything you need to feel right at home and make home cooked meals.
Debby and John are excellent hosts who love their property and want their guests to love it too. When my mom and I were exploring their gorgeous garden, Debby came by with a container and an invitation to pick raspberries, which we enjoyed over breakfast the next day.
The suite is newly renovated and super clean with crisp white bedding and fluffy towels. You can't go wrong choosing this property.
The incredible view meant it was difficult to leave the living room. And this place has attentive, on-site landlady & partner. And this roomy suite is a good deal. In fact, we will return and soon.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
A perfect oasis...
We had a short but wonderful stay at Big Vista. Well appointed, high end finishings and spotless! It is perfectly stocked with whatever you could wish for. The sunsets on the balcony were spectacular as were the panoramic views of both water and mountains. John and Debby were warm, helpful hosts. We only wished we could have stayed longer! A true home away from home...
One Breathtaking View + Two Perfect Hosts!!
A breathtaking view!!! 😍🥰🦅🐋🌊🌅👌
We are still speechless trying to describe the 180 ° view of the ocean! The apartment has windows everywhere, most rooms overlook a breathtaking view of the water. The sunsets are amazing every night as are the sunrises. Yes, you get both!
We did not have the chance to see whales or killer whales. Yet the day of our arrival, a family of orcas passed right in front of the house. On the other hand, every day we could observe the eagles flying on the edge of the coast and the deer.
In short, an incredible week on Vancouver Island and Nanaimo! Our hosts, Debbie and John, are also fabulous and caring people. The apartment is charming, super big and everything is there. The garden in front and behind is adorable. Everyday, Debbie texted us with activity ideas or whale news! (Because yes, seeing whales is quickly becoming an obsession in Nanaimo!).
Finally, we recommend without hesitation. And for our part, we probably have to go back to Vancouver Island again and hopefully we'll stay there. A little piece of paradise!!
Thank you for your wonderful review. We very much enjoyed having you visit us in Nanaimo and look forward to seeing you again.
Best rental property we have experienced!
Everything about this property is just as advertised (or better). You won't find a friendlier, more accomodating host couple anywhere. The property is spotless clean, the beds very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, it has easy access to town but it is in a quiet residential neighborhood, but nothing can compare to the views.
My wife just wanted to stay at the property and gaze at the wonderful ocean view and enjoy the decks. We saw deer, squirrels, rabbits, a bald eagle, another eagle bigger than the bald eagle, and sea lions. Our only disappointment was we never spotted any whales.
We have stayed in approximately 25 rental properties over the years and we both rate this one number 1!
Thank you for visiting Big Vista and for the lovely review. We hope to see you again.
Our stay at Big Vista was amazing.
This is by far the best home rental we’ve ever stayed in. The hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the house had every amenity that you could possibly think of.
The house had expansive views of the Strait of Georgia that allowed you to watch sunrise and sunset from the livingroom, bedrooms or deck. The rooms were large and well-appointed with lots of consideration to our comfort, from bathrobes and extra blankets, to storage and umbrellas. There are 2 full baths with all the amenities you could think of including hair dryers and a curling iron. The gourmet kitchen had every utensil and appliance you could think of. I think you could cook a thanksgiving feast and not used all of the equipment and dishes. There was also a nice little library, lots of board games and binoculars for spotting wildlife; we saw a few eagles.
Debby was very welcoming and gave a great tour of the house and made sure we understood how everything works. The also provided a good checklist with information about the area, things to do and local restaurants. They provided books on local walking trails that we used to plan our days, we took advantage of many of the hikes in the area.
We used the house as the base for our exploration on the Island, we day tripped to Victoria, Campbell River and Tofino and it was perfect for that, but we also got lots of advice from Debby on things to do in Naniamo. The house is located outside the downtown area, it is about a 10-20 minute drive to most shopping, there is a local pub and beach access within walking distance. We found getting around from this location very easy and it paid off for the views and quiet of the community.
Debby checked in with us a couple times to make sure we had everything we needed and to share what was happening in the community.
Both the hosts and the community were very friendly which made the house extra special. We are already looking at future stays.
Thank you for choosing to stay at Big Vista. We enjoyed having you with us. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again.