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Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay
North Nanaimo

Atop Dover Bay in the upscale residential community of North Nanaimo, ‘Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay’ enjoys phenomenal views of Georgia Strait, Texada Island and the Sunshine Coast with the Coastal Mountains rising in the distance. A ten minute walk through this gorgeous, quiet neighborhood will take you to Invermere/Rafter Park and a nature path to beach access. A ten minute drive will take you to everything else including a boat launch and some of the best shore accessed cold water scuba diving sites in the world. There are basketball courts and a playground across the street, tennis courts down the block.

The Great Room has a vaulted ceiling with floor to ceiling windows overlooking spectacular Dover Bay. Enjoy your favorite beverage on the deck at the view counter, mesmerized by the 180 degree ocean view. Observe eagles and hawks soaring, deer frolicking below and a myriad of marine activity that may include dolphins, orca, sea lions and seals. Cruise ships and boats frequent the strait. As the sun finally sets (after 9:30 pm in the summer) you will be treated to an extraordinary sky: never the same one, but always spectacular-- have your camera ready. Bring your telescope or use our telescope binoculars and/or spotting scope and experience the Pacific Northwest starry sky. We have seen the Aurora Borealis from the deck. Spotting scope and/or telescope binoculars available upon request.

While you are enjoying the view, the kids are happily occupied in the large recreation room playing ping pong, Wii video games or watching a movie. The very little ones can amuse themselves with Thomas the Tank trains/track and other preschool toys. Please let us know if you would like to use these items.

Prepare meals in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen complete with bar prep sink. The gas BBQ is on the deck. There are two casual areas to dine: at the huge granite island counter in the large kitchen or in the breakfast nook. The formal dining room seats 8 comfortably.

Don’t feel like cooking but don’t feel like going out? There are many restaurants in the area that will deliver. Or, for a special celebration, let us arrange a scrumptious, gourmet dinner catered and served in the dining room.

Relax in the ‘cozy’ room, our small paperback and games library or use the desk in the downstairs Sunset Suite to write your novel.

The California Suite (Master Bedroom) has a terrific ocean view and it’s own private ocean view deck with café style patio furniture. This room has a California king bed with duvet, a walk in closet and a five piece ensuite bathroom with soaker tub.

The Queen Room has a queen canopy bed and shares a full 4 piece bathroom with the Bunk Bed Room.

The colourful Bunk Bed Room has two twin bunkbeds.

The Sunset Suite has a full bed and a twin bed and it's own
four-piece bathroom. There is also a small kitchen with a full size fridge.

The house sleeps 9 very comfortably in beds. The salon contains two single sleeper sofa beds and can accommodate up to 2 additional persons at the rate of $25.00 per person per night.

Don’t worry about bringing absolutely everything—Sunset Lodge is within minutes of restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cafes, groceries, hardware stores, gas bars, liquor stores and scuba shops. Housekeeping and catering services are available.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs are allowed in the downstairs Sunset Suite for an additional $25 per night....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • California Suite: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Queen Room: 1 queen

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  • Bunk Bed Room: 2 twin/ single

    Twin bunk beds....moreless

  • Sunset Suite Bedroom : 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    This large bedroom also has a desk to work at. ...moreless

  • The Salon: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    This room has two single sofa beds....moreless

  • The California Suite has a natural latex rubber king sized bed with a hypoallergenic silk duvet. There is a 5 piece ensuite bathroom and walk in closet. Off the bedroom is a private balcony with ocean view. The Queen Room has a canopy style queen size bed. The Bunk Bed room has twin bunk beds. The Sunset Suite has a large bedroom with a full bed, a twin bed and a desk. The Salon has two single sleeper sofa beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom Ensuite: toilet, tub, shower

    This 5 piece ensuite bathroom has a soaker tub....moreless

  • Full Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The Queen and Bunk Bed Rooms share this full bathroom....moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet

    This guest bathroom is off the south hall....moreless

  • Sunset Suite Full Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This full bathroom is across from the Sunset Suite....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Nestled in North Nanaimo, Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay is 20 minutes from the ferry and activities such as hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Go on a 'Snorkel with the Seals' excursion to Snake Island, or kick back on the deck with your favorite beverage and watch the cruise ships go by. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library has an assortment of paperback books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Bluray player in the Living Room....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Ping Pong and Wii games....moreless

  • Television:

    Living Room and Recreation Room both have an HDTV. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys available if notified in advance (please let us know at the time of booking). Thomas the Tank engine, various preschool toys, LEGOs, toss games, crochet, etc. Not for children 3 and under....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii gaming available....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several DVD movies available....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Floor to ceiling + apex windows overlook phenomenal 180 degree views of Georgia Strait, Texada Island and the Sunshine Coast with the Coastal Mountains rising in the distance. ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room seats 8. The Breakfast nook can seat 4-8, the kitchen island seats 5. The view counter seats 6, the cafe patio set seats 2....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private laundry room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace is in the Great Room....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mats, free weights can be provided upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat Pump Furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless hi speed internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedroom linens are provided. Please let us know if you have special needs such as hypoallergenic pillow or waterproof mattress pads....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The main level has a sectional sofa plus floor cushions to seat 8-14. HDTV with internet, blueray. The Sunset Suite living room has two single sofa beds....moreless

  • Parking:

    3-5 spots on site, street parking available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local or collect calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Kitchen towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private laundry room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Kitchen is equipped with a coffee maker and a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen, service for 12 upstairs. Service for 4 downstairs....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher in the main kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    2 kitchens:Main level gourmet kitchen features granite counters with a bar prep sink and eat at island counter. The downstairs Sunset Suite has it's own full kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Both kitchens have a microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas Oven in the main kitchen, electric stove in the Sunset Suite kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & Pepper, sugar, spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel Side by Side in the main kitchen. Standard Refrigerator in the Sunset Suite kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Stove in the main kitchen, electric stove in the Sunset Suite kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony view deck boasts a 180 degree ocean and mountain view....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Backyard has a patio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ on the view deck!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts within walking distance....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 13 - Sep 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$340
$1,853 $5,673

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Sep 20 - May 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$284
$1,362 $2,912
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

$1,853 $5,673

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $37.82
  • Cleaning Fee $189.10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $529.48
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Additional persons over 9 are subject to $25 per night per person. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. 50% deposit required. Refundable up until 60 days before first night booked. The balance is due 21 days before check-in. Cleaning fees extra. Monthly rate is for 28 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

12.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo Harbour
900 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Simon Holt
11 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Departure Bay
6.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Winchelsea View Golf Course
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nanaimo Parkway, Highway 19
900 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Simon Holt
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
Blueback Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Atop Dover Bay in the upscale residential community of North Nanaimo, Sunset Lodge is a ten minute walk through a quiet neighborhood to Invermere/Rafter Park and a nature path to beach access. A ten minute drive will take you to everything else including some of the best shore accessed cold water scuba diving sites in the world. You’ll often see eagles and hawks, frequently watch ships and boats and occasionally view dolphins, orca, sea lions and seals. As the sun finally sets (after 9:30 pm in the summer) you will be treated to an extraordinary sunset, then nighttime sky: never the same one, but always spectacular-- have your camera ready. Bring your telescope, or use our telescope binoculars and experience the Pacific Northwest starry sky. We have seen the Aurora Borealis from the deck. It was amazing! A spotting scope and telescope binoculars are available upon request.

Nanaimo has a vibrant downtown/harbour area. Watch float planes and explore quaint shops in Departure Bay. Hike through the awesome rainforest at Cathedral Grove or the tranquil Morrel Sanctuary, or picnic at Englishman River Falls. In the area are five different shore access scuba diving sites, and three artificial reefs to explore. Join a boat tour and snorkel with the seals! Spend the day sunning at Sebastian or Rathtrevor Beaches or play mini-golf, bumper cars or bumper boats 15 minutes away in Parksville. Mount Washington, one hour up island, is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. In the winter brush up on your ski skills at the resort school and then ski, snowboard, night ski or experience family snow tubing. In the summer there are a dozen trails that lead up to the summit.

Sunset Lodge is 90 minutes from Victoria, 3 hours from Tofino, 2 hours from the Butchart Gardens and 60 minutes from Comox/Courtney.

A car is recommended, but the city bus stops right in front of the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Sunset Lodge is a family owned property. We work with a team of housekeepers, maintenance personnel and landscapers to keep the property in top shape for your visit. Please let us know what your requirements are--It is our pleasure to provide the perfect setting for your family vacation.

Why the Owner Chose Dover Community Association, Nanaimo, BC, Canada:
Vancouver Island is absolutely paradise! We were so fortunate to find this unique home atop a hill and overlooking the Georgia Strait, within walking distance to the beach. We wanted a magnificent home to host our very large family for vacations and special holidays. We cherish the many memorable occasions we've had at Sunset Lodge and we would spend all our time here if we could!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The phenomenal views from the balcony deck are absolutely mesmerizing. There is nothing better than sitting on the deck, taking in the view and enjoying your favourite beverage.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Ahhh! This is the life! One of our favourite pastimes at Sunset Lodge.

    Ahhh! This is the life! One of our favourite pastimes at Sunset Lodge.

  • Gourmet kitchen has an eat at marble counter and comfy counter height chairs.

    Gourmet kitchen has an eat at marble counter and comfy counter height chairs.

  • Great Room entertainment area.

    Great Room entertainment area.

  • Master bedroom has a private balcony and ocean view!

    Master bedroom has a private balcony and ocean view!

  • Relax in front of the fireplace.

    Relax in front of the fireplace.

  • The Cozy room has a 'take one, leave one' library.

    The Cozy room has a 'take one, leave one' library.

  • Beautiful bathroom for your guests.

    Beautiful bathroom for your guests.

  • There are several scuba spots near Sunset Lodge.

    There are several scuba spots near Sunset Lodge.

  • Summer castle fun!

    Summer castle fun!

  • Blueback beach entrance.

    Blueback beach entrance.

  • You will definitely see deer!

    You will definitely see deer!

  • Another fabulous sunset over Texada Island.

    Another fabulous sunset over Texada Island.

  • Our guests say the pictures of the view just don't do it justice!

    Our guests say the pictures of the view just don't do it justice!

  • Breakfast nook in the Great Room.

    Breakfast nook in the Great Room.

  • The California Suite has a King bed with a silk duvet.

    The California Suite has a King bed with a silk duvet.

  • Enjoy the luxurious soaker tub and glass enclosed shower in the Master Bedroom.

    Enjoy the luxurious soaker tub and glass enclosed shower in the Master Bedroom.

  • Dining Room with Giant Photo of the Nanaimo Yacht Club circa 1946.

    Dining Room with Giant Photo of the Nanaimo Yacht Club circa 1946.

  • The Queen Room has a microfiber duvet on a queen canopy bed.

    The Queen Room has a microfiber duvet on a queen canopy bed.

  • Sunset Suite Bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably.

    Sunset Suite Bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably.

  • The water at Rathtrevor Beach is as warm as bath water in the summer.

    The water at Rathtrevor Beach is as warm as bath water in the summer.

  • Summer fun!

    Summer fun!

  • Steps to Invermere Beach.

    Steps to Invermere Beach.

  • Gorgeous Coastal Mountains from the View Deck.

    Gorgeous Coastal Mountains from the View Deck.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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