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Visit Nanaimo's Beautiful Old City Quarter

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This beautiful brand-new cottage is set in a bountiful garden, offering modern comfort with easy walking access to the Old City Quarter and downtown Nanaimo.

The charming 700 sq. ft 2-bedroom cottage opens onto a lovely quarry stone patio. Fully-equipped and tastefully decorated, this cottage will offer you comfort, privacy and easy access to Nanaimo and central Vancouver Island.

Located just 1 km from Nanaimo's harbour and picturesque waterfront, the short walk takes you through the historical Old City Quarter and Nanaimo's vibrant downtown core. Shopping and restaurants are all easily accessed by foot, bicycle or car.

More Details

Owner
Isobel Pearsall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Isobel Pearsall

Isobel and Mitch will provide you with everything you desire, and suggest some excellent adventures for you. We love this area and know that you will too, especially if you come during the summer months when the city bustles with activity.

We live in the 1920's house beside the cottage, and will offer you ideas that are sure to engage the young and old alike.

Isobel Pearsall purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Isobel Pearsall chose Vancouver Island

For the price of a decent hotel room, you will get your own modern and fully-equipped cottage with room for you and your guests. It's set in the lush gardens where you can pick fruit, garden ingredients, flowers and berries. It's our intention to provide a spectacular visit, and we know you'll leave with a smile on your face!

What makes this cottage unique

The stone patio area is set up for quiet evenings or entertaining your friends.

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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport (YCD)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Occidental Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Departure Bay (BC Ferry to Vancouver)
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Beban Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Fibber Magees Station
Nearest Ski
133 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Maffeo Sutton Park
Car: recommended

Nanaimo is a perfect place to launch your Vancouver Island tour from because we are centrally located on Vancouver Island with easy access from Vancouver. You can easily make a day trip to Victoria, Gabriola Island, Mount Washington Ski Area, or Tofino and spectacular Long Beach National Park. It's all within a single day return driving distance from Nanaimo!

There are many beautiful beaches and wonderful trails throughout the area in what can only be described as a true Canadian gem.

Amenities

Nanaimo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest room - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

beautiful private oasis

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our teenage daughter stayed at Old City Cottages last week and couldn't have been more happy. The cottage is in the owners' backyard in a residential area, but you would never know it. The beautiful garden around the cottage is very private and quiet. It is easy to forget that you are not at a private cottage in the country. The cottage is modern with a country style, has all the amenities and is beautifully decorated.

Isobel greeted us on our arrival and gave us the lay of the land. She had stocked the kitchen with a dozen eggs, bread, fresh ground coffee, juice....We had enough to enjoy breakfast on the sunny porch all week.

Check out the website, it doesn't misrepresent the cottage at all. What it doesn't do justice to is the hospitality and beautiful, private yard.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic experience! From now on a recommendation to all of our friends visiting

  • 5 of 5

Great place and service. Good entertainment in winter, nice airco in summer. Great kitchen and plenty freezer space!! You can truely live as in your home but away!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described in the overview. Booking was straight forward and all responses from Isobel were prompt. Arrival instructions were clear and the property was very easy to find. There are numerous shops and supermarkets within a short distance. Isobel provided some welcome provisions when we arrived which were appreciated. The cottage is immaculate and contained everything we needed. The garden was beautiful with daily visits from butterflies and hummingbirds. We had regular sightings of Barred Owls, Sea Otters, and Seals. Lots of activities are accessible in and around Nanaimo. Fully Recommended :). Gary, Dawn, George. Hull

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Second stay!

  • 5 of 5

I think this place just gets better with time! Can't wait to come back again! You won't regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very calm home

  • 4 of 5

Debbie and I found the home to be very magical. The owners are very kind and helpful. They helped us about the best places to visit and eat at. Everything was perfect. The owners did not miss a beat. They have great book that explains all one needs to know about the cottage the town and day trips. Just loved our stay at the cottage.

Charla Berls

Debbie Cary

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good neat homely well kept property

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant and comfortable stay

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40.52
Damage Deposit $162.09

Rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Check-in is after 3:00 PM
Check-out is at 11:00 AM
Thank you for absolutely no parties, no more than 8 people on property, quiet time by 11pm (please go inside OR very quiet voices.. thank you!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.