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Ocean View from House, Garden and views of Dodd Narrows

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Main floor of a two storey house on a bluff overlooking south entrance to beautiful Dodds Narrows, Mudge, Link, Round, De Courcey, Ruxton Islands and Mount Baker.

One bedroom with a full bathroom, and extra sleeping on cots/futons for kids and guests.

3/4 acre property set in a dead end road in a very private setting. Watch the yachts sail by from the living room, dining room kitchen and private garden.

A fire pit can be used overlooking the ocean when fire bans not in effect, or walk to the beach in minutes. Cable Trail is minutes away for hiking to the heart of Dodd Narrows and an up close view of yachts navigating through the narrows.

If you have a boat the public launch is minutes away. Kayak and sail boat rentals are minutes away by car in both Ladysmith and Nanaimo. This is a boater's paradise. If the owner is around he may even be persuaded to take you for a sail on his 30 foot sloop the Crown Jewel moored at the nearby Ladysmith marina. If you are in the mood for English pub fare the Crow and Gate pub is also minutes away on Yellow Point Road.

This is truly the best of all worlds: a boater's paradise, a private secluded get-away with a beautiful zen-like garden with a view yet close to all amenities if you want to get out and about.

Keywords: Ocean View, House, Secluded, View,

Private, Quiet

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Hamish Moir
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2016

About Hamish Moir

Being the son of a Scottish sailor I grew up on the prairies but was taught to sail on the treacherous northern Alberta lakes. It's a dream come true to now own a vacation property and a boat on the west coast and I'm thrilled at the opportunity of sharing it with others!

During the week I'm a ho hum engineer designing mechanical systems. But when I'm at my house in Cedar by the Sea I'm ALIVE!!

Hamish Moir purchased this house in 2009

Why Hamish Moir chose Vancouver Island

This is a perfect spot to get away. Minutes from the Nanaimo airport this house is the great combination of seclusion, view, and proximity to 'things to do'.

What makes this house unique

I love everything about the house at Cedar by the Sea. In the morning I can take my coffee or tea on to the deck and sit between the fruit trees and watch the sun rise out of the east over the water.

In the afternoon I can walk down to the beach and collect driftwood, watch the yachts sail by or just relax. In the evening I can BBQ and enjoy the ocean view. Oh yeah, if I actually want to leave the property there's a whole lot of things to do in nearby Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Chemainus etc... A week here is too short!!!


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Ocean View from House, Garden and views of Dodd Narrows
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

great house for views....

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Apr.'16 at this wonderful place. The house has everything needed. The hot tub on the deck was nice to have. We spent every day exploring all that the Island had to offer. Coming home to put fresh fish and seafood on the bar-b-que was a real treat. A great place to call home for a vacation..

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hi, stayed for an amazing week. Can't beat the view and is an easy walk down to the beach (small crabs, starfish galore). Amenities are as listed, everything that you need! Minutes away from the Duke ferry terminal, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. We were very lucky that the owner, Hamish, was around and he took us for a morning sail at a very reasonable cost. Lunched at the nearby pub, it was wonderful! We also went on an afternoon, self directed, wine tour visiting wineries around Duncan. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this house for a week.The house and neighbourhood is wonderfule and we really enjoyed our stay here. The location is just perfect since you can easily get to the Duke Point ferry, the town of Ladysmith, and Nanaimo, while still enjoying your privicy in Cedar. If you like jogging, you can run to the end of the Cable Bay Trail and reurn in a hour. Actually, this became my daily routine and I really enjoyed doing so. The owner is very nice and the neighbours are also friendly people. If I got a chance I would bring my family back again for some other holidays and we will be very happy to stay in this same house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Wheatsheaf Pub Cedar
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Duke Point
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Cottonwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
148 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Hiking right out the front door along the ocean front or a short 3 km drive to Cable Bay Trail. Nice picnic areas on beach in front of the house.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $29

No pets please. A $39 dollar damage insurance fee will be added to total owing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Futon and large comfortable couch
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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