This Is A 740 private one bedroom, self contained, level entry suite
Norma or Robert Waddell
About Norma or Robert Waddell
We have been living in Nanaimo since 2007 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. Both of us were born and raised in Saskatchewan but have lived in BC for the past four decades in the North, the Okanagan and Sunshine Coast. 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.
Norma or Robert Waddell purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Norma or Robert Waddell chose Stephenson Point
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. After a 3 week to New Zealand in 2007 we were drawn to Vancouver Island, as it reminded us of the beautiful nature of New Zealand. We have never looked back and have enjoyed every moment here.
What makes this Apartment unique
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 near Pipers Lagoon , 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Artful Suite, Nanaimo, BC
Our stay here was fantastic! The suite is beautiful,very spacious, and has all the comforts of home. Our hosts, Norma and Robert are wonderful people. We were meet when we arrived and Norma had baked us Sunshine Muffins, delicious! Our next visit to the Nanaimo will be planned around when this suite is available.
Dear Debbra & Gary
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet another Prairie couple like ourselves! We would love to welcome you back! Maybe even a Winter Retreat?
Norma & Robert
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this lovely apartment in early September 2018. The suite is beautiful, exceptionally clean and comfortable. We appreciated the specific parking stall so close to the entrance (no terrible stairs to haul my bag up). I very much enjoyed looking at the different art pieces that are nicely placed throughout the suite. Also when we arrived there were fresh muffins, coffee, cream and bottles of water. Just the things we needed after a long transPacific flight. The bed was wonderfully comfortable with a bedroom window that opens on the garden and its own heat thermostat. Unfortunately we were not able to walk in the many close parks and plan to do so next time we visit.
I would highly recommend this suite to anyone interested in staying.
Thank you Cath for sharing your experience here at our Artful Suite!
So happy to hear you enjoyed it and we would welcome you back anytime!
Norma & Robert
Clean well appointed basement sweet with fun art. Friendly hosts.
Had a great time
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us!
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!
Excellent getaway! Lovely retreat!
We stayed here for 6 nights and it was fabulous. Norma was there when we arrived and showed us around - and like others have mentioned, she had baked us some delicious muffins. The kitchen was nicely appointed and looked out onto their garden. The bed was comfy and the entire suite was very clean, quiet, and nicely laid out - it felt very spacious. The front patio was a lovely place to sit and relax and the location was great - very close to a couple spectacular parks and an easy drive to downtown and further afield. The property was attractive and very well maintained. We also loved the fresh flowers, artwork by local artists, and beautiful furniture that Robert built - and had a great time finding his secret addition on each of his pieces. We didn't get to meet him, but hope to return on another occasion and do just that and check out his woodworking shop. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for your kind review of the Artful Suite.
It truly was a pleasure to meet you both and to know that your birthday & six days here were enjoyable and peaceful.
Robert regrets not having the pleasure of meeting you and viewing his working studio- next time!
A Wonderful Artful Experience!!
We enjoyed our stay and they thought of everything!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us- so happy you enjoyed everything!
Excellent, well equipped suite close to beautiful parks
We stayed for two nights here. It was easy to get downtown Nanaimo. The owners were very friendly and gave us tips about the city, restaurants and nearby parks for swimming/walking. It was handy to have onsite laundry as well. We will definitely stay here again!
Kris & Joe
It was a pleasure to meet you and help make your stay comfortable and memorable.
We look forward to seeing you again sometime!
Norma & Robert
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.