The Artful Suite - Boutique Accommodation with Handmade Furnishings & Art.(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
This Is A 740 Sq.ft., private one bedroom, self contained, level entry suite
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.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 1
- 740 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- House keeping fee $22.22
- Taxes Not included
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
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.
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Private secluded entrance to the Artful Suite
A peaceful retreat near the entrance.
Furnished with artistic handmade furniture built in the onsite Studio
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
A view down the hallway 'Poppy series' by Jan Evans
View from Kitchen towards Bedroom, and hallway
Details of the pastry table used for meals
Fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast items for up to a 1 week stay
Locally made amazing artwork is in every room
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.
Next to the parking area for your vehicle
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
Snuggle into this beautiful queen size bed
An example of the fine artwork showcased 'Sockeye' by Valerie Capewell.
View to the kitchen from the hall.
Enjoy a meal on this pastry table with live edge overlay
Dining area in Kitchen overlooking the Gardens
A peek in the bathroom which has a combination Large Tub and Shower.
Locally Reclaimed West coast Maple hardwood used in live edge pieces
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.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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