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The Artful Suite - Boutique Accommodation with Handmade Furnishings & Art.

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Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We offer a private, comfortable, self contained one bedroom apartment for guests that appreciate fine surroundings. The Artful Suite is tastefully furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site), complemented by amazing Artwork of various mediums displayed & for sale, from fine local Vancouver Island Artists.
This ground level suite has parking just a few steps from the entrance door where there is a secluded partially covered patio area with surrounding flower gardens.
Take a 5 min stroll to Pipers Lagoon oceanside park to enjoy an enjoy the beach,take a hike & enjoy the views across the Salish Sea, to the snow capped mountains. You won't be disappointed!
So, if you're wanting a truly 'Out of the Ordinary' experience in accommodation this Artful Suite has it all for you. Ideally located in popular north Nanaimo, approx. 10 min drive from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal, this location is conveniently nestled amongst some of the best oceanside and landlocked parks in the area. With the wide variety of outdoor activities available at your doorstep, we can offer recommendations for arranging for kayaking, diving, hiking or bike hires. Our desirable location offers easy access to any part of Nanaimo or as a home base to explore the wonders of Vancouver Island.
While staying here, take the time to visit the working Studio at the back of the property to see what furniture or artwork is being made or designed, browse in the gift gallery. A warm welcome awaits all that stop in.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside in designated area only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • A one bedroom unit. A generous sized bedroom with the Queen sized bed is adorned with a magnificent Headboard from West Coast Maple custom made & designed by Robert. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • A comfortable sized bathroom with a combination large tub/shower unit. Single sink and a semi private w/c....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some travel books for exploring the area....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Contained within the kitchen area, to view area see the photos....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric thermostate controlled zone heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A well appointed living room, beautifully decorated with artwork and handmade furniture....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking area for guests, near the door of the suite....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline is available speak with the owners for particulars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & Beach towels supplied. Along with Beach chairs....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Extra storage in laundry area....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    filter coffee with grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    A very comfortable sized combination kitchen and dinette area. With all the amenities expected in a self contained suite....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic kitchen items, such as olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar, cream, salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with upper freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard four burner electric stove with oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes are available on request....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A private patio at the entrance door with out door furniture and flower gardens....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    a cedar Pergola over part of the patio....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Oct 15 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$95
$572 $1,717
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$114
$687 $2,061
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • House keeping fee $22.90
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

CANCELLATION: Email or phone with seven (7) days notice for full refund (minus a $25.00 admin fee) is required. Other wise your deposit will be non refundable.


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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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Location

23 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo International Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Pipers Pub & restaurant
6.6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Departure Bay
5.6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Nanaimo Golf & Country Club
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Island Highway
4.7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Brooks Landing Mall Restaurants
129 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Piper Lagoon Park

Car: Necessary

This warm and inviting vacation rental is located in the popular north Nanaimo area. It's with in a 5 min. walk to one of the most beautiful ocean front parks Nanaimo has to offer Pipers Lagoon. With its scenic views across the Salish Sea to the snow capped mountains of the North Shore, Piper Lagoon is a favourite spot for out door activities. Recommendations are available should you want to arrange for kayaking, diving, or bike hires. Also with in a km is Neck Point park which is reputed to be one of the best underwater diving locations and some great birding (eagles and owls). With in a .5 km is Linley Valley park a very large and popular urban park, that offers very scenic views. Take a 13 minute (9 Km) drive to a beautiful harbour walk, and you'll quickly see why Nanamio is known as the Harbour city.

Only a 10 minute drive from Departure Bay Ferries, this location is well situated for exploring Nanaimo and the wonders of Vancouver Island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We have been living in Nanaimo for the past 7 yrs and love all the Island has to offer. We especially enjoy the wonderful moderate climate, and the wide variety of healthy outdoor activities available at our doorstep. Having travelled extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve always enjoyed the value and flexibility of staying in self contained suites. Our enjoyable travelling experiences set us on this path to offer this distinct, one of a kind accommodation. Norma is a retired Operating room Registered Nurse. Robert has been a fine furniture designer & maker for nearly 40 years. His working studio & gallery is on the property so he is always available for visits from our guests. He was instrumental in organizing the popular Hammond Bay Open Studio Tour, featuring fabulous local artists working in various mediums. A number of these talented artists exhibit in the Artful Suite, which lends to the richness of the decor. So our intent was not only to offer a unique, comfortable surroundings for travellers but also a venue for local artists to showcase their work.

Why the Owner Chose Stephenson Point (Nanaimo C, BC, Canada):
Norma has family that have resided in Nanaimo for years. We had been coming to Vancouver Island to visit for many years, and loved what the island had to offer. An unexpected opportunity arose that allowed us to move here 7 yrs ago. We have never looked back and and enjoyed every moment here.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is a mature property 1/3 acre in size, offering a lot of privacy to the home and suite that occupy it. We enjoy the location ,which is nestled amongst some of the very best seaside and land locked parks this area has to offer. We truly enjoy regular casual strolls to Piper Lagoon park to enjoy the smell of salt air, the pounding of the waves and screeches of the eagles over head.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

    Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite

  • A peaceful retreat near the entrance.

    A peaceful retreat near the entrance.

  • Furnished with artistic handmade furniture built in the onsite Studio

    Furnished with artistic handmade furniture built in the onsite Studio

  • Beautiful Art work is everywhere -even evident in the floor lamp

    Beautiful Art work is everywhere -even evident in the floor lamp

  • Prism post wall hung night tables that complete the set with the head board

    Prism post wall hung night tables that complete the set with the head board

  • A view down the hallway 'Poppy series' by Jan Evans

    A view down the hallway 'Poppy series' by Jan Evans

  • View from Kitchen towards Bedroom, and hallway

    View from Kitchen towards Bedroom, and hallway

  • Details of the pastry table used for meals

    Details of the pastry table used for meals

  • Fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast items for up to a 1 week stay

    Fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast items for up to a 1 week stay

  • Locally made amazing artwork is in every room

    Locally made amazing artwork is in every room

  • Piper's Lagoon Park Beach overlooking the Salish Sea toward Vancouver-5 min walk

    Piper's Lagoon Park Beach overlooking the Salish Sea toward Vancouver-5 min walk

  • While staying here visit the onsite artisan studio, to see whats being made.

    While staying here visit the onsite artisan studio, to see whats being made.

  • Next to the parking area for your vehicle

    Next to the parking area for your vehicle

  •  This Private Artful Suite is located on the lower level-hosts are above

    This Private Artful Suite is located on the lower level-hosts are above

  • Our boutique B & B offers a very unique experience in self catered accommodation

    Our boutique B & B offers a very unique experience in self catered accommodation

  • Snuggle into this beautiful queen size bed

    Snuggle into this beautiful queen size bed

  • An example of the fine artwork showcased 'Sockeye' by Valerie Capewell.

    An example of the fine artwork showcased 'Sockeye' by Valerie Capewell.

  • View to the kitchen from the hall.

    View to the kitchen from the hall.

  • Enjoy a meal on this pastry table with live edge overlay

    Enjoy a meal on this pastry table with live edge overlay

  • Dining area in Kitchen overlooking the Gardens

    Dining area in Kitchen overlooking the Gardens

  • A peek in the bathroom which has a combination  Large Tub and Shower.

    A peek in the bathroom which has a combination Large Tub and Shower.

  • Locally Reclaimed West coast Maple hardwood used in live edge pieces

    Locally Reclaimed West coast Maple hardwood used in live edge pieces

  • Another amazing view of the Sailing Regatta near Piper's Lagoon

    Another amazing view of the Sailing Regatta near Piper's Lagoon

  • Marvellous art is created in the onsite studio. Roberts alway up for a chat.

    Marvellous art is created in the onsite studio. Roberts alway up for a chat.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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