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Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Relax In The Yoga/Art/Dance Studio, Send The Kids Out To Jump On The Trampoline

Imagine waking up to the reflection of the sunrise on the ocean. Watch the eagles, heron, kingfishers, ducks even humming birds from this bird watchers paradise. Stay awhile and you are sure to see deer wandering down the beach, otters and seals playing in the ocean. All of this just 10 minutes from the shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants of downtown Nanaimo.

Enjoy this luxurious 2 bedroom suite designed and decorated to reflect the awesome nature of the surroundings.

The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances include a gas range and of course a dishwasher.

There is also a gas BBQ on the deck and an outdoor wood stove available for summer crab feasts.

The master bedroom includes a queen sized bed, electric fireplace, spacious closet and sitting area with an amazing ocean view.

The second bedroom has two twin beds, with pull-out daybeds. Again, the vaulted ceilings and big windows frame a lovely water view.

The living room is comfortable with leather couches, a flatscreen TV, DVD player and another fireplace.

The yoga/art/dance studio has a separate entrance, mirrored walls, yoga and tumbling mats. It is a peaceful space to stretch, meditate, dance or draw. (please bring your own art supplies)

The hot tub is located at the far end of the house and has a 180 degree infinity ocean view. A lovely spot for either the sunrise or the sunset.

You'll find the trampoline past the fish pond, set in the forest. It is a favourite spot for kids, use at your own risk, but it does have a safety net.

Located just 10 minutes from the Departure Bay and SeaAir terminals, we are as little as a 1/2 hour flight from Vancouver. Perfect for a rejuvenating weekend away from the busy city.

More Details

Owner
Camille Gignac
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Camille Gignac

I traded in a banking career in busy Vancouver to live by the ocean and love life every day. After renovating and designing this property, we converted the west wing into a luxury ocean front suite.

Lucky for you! Come and be transformed by a week of pristine west coast beauty.

Camille Gignac purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Camille Gignac chose Nanaimo

This is a unique south facing property with a virtually private beach. Honestly, we see more deer than people wandering the beach in any given week.

The sheltered cove creates a warm, calm bay perfect for swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding.

It is a true island experience, without having to drive for hours, or take another ferry. Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island and offers delightful entertainment, culinary and adventure options.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are located only 10 minute from the Departure Bay ferry and SeaAir terminals, so your travel time is minimized. Yet we are far enough from the public beach to give you a true sense of peace and nature.

Amenities

Departure Bay Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Custom shower, teak vanities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 4, 2 twin beds both with pull out day beds.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , see details below
  • The master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, has wonderfully comfortable queen size bed with 1000 thread count sheets, fireplace, large closet and sitting area in front of expansive picture windows. Watch the sunrise from bed, what a way to start your day.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Bliss on Departure Bay

  • 5 of 5

Four of us were in Nanaimo for our son's wedding and chose to stay at this home. What a fantastic property and location! The interior is bright, spacious and beautifully appointed. But the best part is outside. It was easy to get up in the morning knowing you could take your cup of coffee to the deck and watch the world wake up. We observed seaplanes, ferries and fishing boats, we kayaked with seals and from the hot tub we spied on the deer on the beach. When it was time to go, we all had a hard time saying good-bye to this little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Amazing Home Away from Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this property!! From the comfy beds to the spectacular view from the hot tub!! Wished our stay was longer, and would definitely book here again.

Thanks Camille for sharing your piece of paradise with us!

Dianne, Liza, Sarah and Ashley

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops BC
4

Great

  • 4 of 5

Great amenities! Loved that we could have our dog with us. Kayaking to the sea lions and watching otters wrestle on the dock was amazing. Beautiful view from the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing oceanfront suite

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Dream Beach House. Located on a scenic stretch of coastline in the heart of Departure Bay, the property offers amazing views and all day sun through the enormous windows that stretch the length of the suite. It's beautifully decorated and well appointed, creating a feeling of both luxury and convenience. The beds are amazingly comfortable! My kids (9 and 11) loved the hot tub and the trampoline. I wish we'd had time to take the kayaks out.

Thanks Camille for your hospitality! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta,Canada
5

A GREAT vacation at Departure Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly awesome vacation at this wonderful oceanfront suite. We stayed from Nov 15 to Jan 31. Camille is a great, friendly and gracious hostess and quickly handled any small issues we had. The suite was very comfortable and the location is fabulous. The peacefulness of looking at the water in the bay was relaxing and refreshing. We enjoyed watching the sea otters, sea lions and ducks as well as the BC ferries and the float planes. We found Nanaimo and Camille's suite to be a GEM. The nearby Neck Point Park and the Pacific Biological Station were wonderful places for a daily walk with our dog. We would certainly recommend this property to everyone - and we hope to return next fall.

Ivan & Margaret Purdy

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Get away

  • 5 of 5

We came to this get beautiful retreat for a nice get away for the weekend. The moment we got there Camille was welcoming and friendly. Our dog loved playing in the beach front and swimming. The Kayak's made for a fun adventure to get out on the water, its a beautiful place to paddle around. The hot tub location leaves you feeling relaxed as you over look Departure Bay. We chose this place to get away from our hectic schedules and it was everything we needed!.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
SeaAir 5 km or Nanaimo International 30km
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pipers Lagoon
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nanaimo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nanaimo station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Amirikos
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Property is walk-on oceanfront, kayaks available
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Departure Bay Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season 2017
May 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$239
$1,436
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$239
$1,436
 
 
Summer 2018
May 15 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$239
$1,436
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$957
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $79.75
Pet Fee $39.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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