Private Creekside Retreat - 3 Minute Walk to Beach

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Custom designed and built modern home in private creekside setting


Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Tranquility, nature and luxury is what you will enjoy at our custom designed and built modern home.
Nestled next to departure bay creek the home is surrounded by a forest of trees, bird song, deer and at times even a hooting owl can be heard. Walk out the door and you can be at the beach in three minutes. Departure bay beach has been voted the #1 most romatic place to park and #3 best place to kayak in nanaimo! It is also great for families with roped off swimming area, log partitions on the beach, park and picnic tables.
We have three private decks to enjoy. The roof top deck has a Jacuzzi hot tub with super strong jets to massage tired muscles after a day of exploring and play. Every comfort has been thought of inside. Features include 3 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms, the third bedroom can be used as an office area or a bedroom. It has a double hide-a-bed with a simmons beautyrest mattress, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with kenmore elite stainless steel appliances, granite counters with island that doubles as a dining room table that seats eight very comfortably. Designer lighting is throughout and most on dimmer switches. The living room is especially cozy in the winter with the wood burning wood stove - and we supply the wood!
The laundry room has full size kenmore front load washer and dryer for your convenience. You will absolutely love the location of our home, all the creature comforts, close to everything and yet so private! Unfortunately our home is not suitable for small children.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property except out in the parking area....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Please enquire. One child or a couple older children may be ok. There is a tenant downstairs that we have to be considerate to regarding noise level....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Located upstairs with its own bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Located on main floor with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Located on main floor with bathroom next to it...moreless

  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both like master suites

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located upstairs with 2 sinks and custom shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Located on main floor as ensuite to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on main floor. Soaker tub with custom tile....moreless

  • All bathrooms have custom details and come with luxury towels


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Partial ocean view from roof top patio....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining is at the island in the kitchen and was designed to be so with beautiful chandelier on dimmer switch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cozy on main level!...moreless

  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker:

    Expresso maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with all the gadgets!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Spices. Sugar, coffee, tea. Enough for at least one night....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Door front ice/water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top electric...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Located off kitchen on main floor, overlooks landscaped back yard and trees. Table and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Located off living room on main floor. Covered deck with outdoor dining table and 6 chairs....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Roof Top Deck with outdoor patio furniture, garden beds and hot tub. Seats 8 - 10...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt. Washington is about 100 km. Away. Can be done as a day trip...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards Beach Chairs Cooler...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beban Park Pool is 5 kilometers away and the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is 8 kilometers away less...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Beachcomber with high powered jets....moreless



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from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rate
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,595 $4,558
Low Season
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,367 $3,038
Low Period
Jan 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,443 $3,190
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,747 $4,937
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,595 $4,558
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fees $151.92
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $379.80
  • Tax Rate 5%


Rental for adults only. Home is not suitable for children.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sea Air - Sea Plane Terminal
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Origianal Joe's Bar and Grill
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferries, Departure Bay Terminal
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Nanaimo Golf Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19A
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Departure Bay

Car: Recommended

Centrally located on vancouver island perfect for day trips to the gulf islands, mt. Washington, west coast - tofino and victoria. There are local farmers makets weekly in the summer. For the adventurous there is bungy jumping ankle-harnessed leap of 46 meters from a trestle bridge high above the nanaimo river. Wildplay elements park offers zip lines, primal swing and monkido aerial adventure!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Duncan is a journeyman carpenter who designed and built this home. Cherie enjoys the interior design aspect of home building and together they have built and designed homes for many clients. Both have grown up on vancouver island and have lived in victoria, parksville, qualicum beach and nanaimo. We enjoy an active lifestyle and love to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Departure Bay (Nanaimo C, BC, Canada):
We chose this property because of the location. To be able to walk to the beach every day and be surrounded by so much nature and yet still be right in the city is what drew us here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our roof top deck is a special feature that we particularly enjoy. It's wonderful to sit in the sun during the day and enjoy a star lite hot tub in the evening.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Custom designed and built modern home in private creekside setting

    Custom designed and built modern home in private creekside setting

VRBO #611085

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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