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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

Stunning waterfront location, ocean views from every window.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Departure Bay

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.

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

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

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Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, everything was wonderful. Clean and well stocked and Camille was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the Bay

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is well equipped with a stunning view and a lovely hostess.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful get away ~ lovely host

  • 5 of 5

The location was really handy. Camille was a lovely host her suite is perfect~good beds, cosy couches, fantastic deck great hot tub! The property has so many delightful nooks and crannies to explore. Nanook the dog is a nice bonus that happily greets you upon your return. Treat yourself to this gem when in Nanaimo!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful suite at a gorgeous location. Our family had lots of space to play and hang out, inside and out. We enjoyed watching the sun rise across the bay, while snuggled up together on the couch.

The hot tub and yoga/exercise room were awesome for the kids and adults both.

One of the highlights for the kids was getting to kayak up to the rocks to watch the seals bask. Thank you Camille!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay. Beautiful view close to shopping. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning views!!

  • 5 of 5

We came here to unwind for a few days and that's exactly what we did! We loved the views from every room, and sitting on the deck for dinner or laying in the hammock or in the hot tub, everywhere we were, the view is stunning! Made use of the kayaks and enjoyed the calm waters and meeting the wildlife. Had everything we needed in the apartment. Kitchen and bathroom are beautiful! I can't say enough about this place, would love to come back some day! Thank you Camille for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.18
Cleaning fee $78.35

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.