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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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

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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
5

Perfect location with gorgeous views and fabulous amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 5 days here. The location is great for the ferry, day trips, shopping and eating. The views are simply beautiful and watching the lights of Nanaimo at night while in the hot tub was incredible. We cooked and ate dinners outside after sightseeing through the day and felt like it was home. Camille is so gracious and accommodating. We were very happy with our entire trip and would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for the perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, relaxing, centrally located and exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 3 day stay at Camille's wonderful place on Hammond Bay. It was spacious, clean, had all of the amenities you'd expect and being right on the water yet with instant access to all of the roads in and out of Nanaimo was a major plus. Once you're out on the deck or paddling around in the bay on her kayaks it's like you've gone to a lakeside cottage! Wonderful and our only regret was not having booked more nights there...but we will be back! Thanks Camille for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location and wonderful amenities

  • 4 of 5

We walked into the suite and were very pleased with the layout and the quality of the home. It had everything we needed and a gorgeous view to boot. Parking was sometimes an issue as there is other homes down the road who park in the same spot. We would definitely come back to enjoy the unobstructed view and amenities, the use of the kayaks and hot tub were a lovely treat in the evening and always available. We would have appreciated knowing that the fisheries were doing a big noisy job building a new dock during the weekdays before we arrived, as that was very disappointing to be woken very early by the noise of that instead of the sounds of the bay. We left for most of the daytime noise to avoid it and enjoyed the weekend very much .I understand that there wasn't anything Camille could have done but advance notice may have been nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

un cadre magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine merveilleuse dans cette maison idéalement située au bord de l'eau. Nous avons fait du kayak, vu les phoques, visité l'île de Vancouver (Victoria, Tofino, Ucluelet,...).

Nous recommandons vivement cet endroit et remercions Camille pour son accueil chaleureux.

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

Awesome View and Accommodations on the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

All around great place and location. The cabin had everything we could ever need and more. It was better than we had expected. The only negative thing to mention that was out of anyone's control was the smoke filled sky which lessened our view but this was a problem throughout the entire province. The kids had a blast exploring the sea creatures as the tide went in and out and also the kayaks and paddle board. We used the hot tub a few times and also made use of the attached exercise room. Camille was a great host and was around to answer any questions we had but still allowed us our privacy. Would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.36
Pet Fee $40.68

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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