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Nanaimo's Prime Harbourfront Residence: Comfort, Luxury and Convenience

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A modern, upscale two-bedroom two-bath suite in a marina close to downtown

Nestled in a marina and located at the north end of Nanaimo's harbour, this modern, fully furnished waterfront condo suite is furnished to the linen, offering utmost luxury, comfort and convenience.

• LUXURY: all marble flooring and bathrooms, brand name stainless steel appliances, comfortable beds, and elegant furnishings;

• CONVENIENCE: within walking distance to downtown's Waterfront Park and Fishing Pier, downtown commercial strip, float plane terminal, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Terminal Shopping Mall. There is even a restaurant within the marina complex;

• DYNAMIC WATERFRONT VIEWS: overlooks a marine facing the lush Newcastle Island (Provincial Park) with colorful water-crafts of different makes and sizes cruising along the Newcastle Channel linking between Departure Bay and Nanaimo’s downtown harbour.

We offer approximately 950 sq. ft. of functionally and elegantly designed living space: a Great Room that opens to the balcony through two sets of French doors, which serves as an entertainment centre (with a LG 42" LCD TV and Blu Ray DVD) a place for rest and relaxation and a dining area; a brightly-lit and generously provisioned gourmet kitchen with granite counter top, soft-closing cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a Keurig coffee machine; a Master Bedroom with a sweeping view of the Marina and the Newcastle Channel; and a second bedroom, which is entered from a separate door for enhanced privacy. Our two bathrooms are very well-equipped and has illuminated lighting. One of the bathrooms is an ensuite that has a "roll in and roll out" shower.

Our guests' normal laundry needs are served by a pair of insuite stacked Samsung washer/dryer with VRT Technology.

We provide indoor parking on the ground floor, connected by elevator to your floor.

GREAT FLEXIBILITY: we can increase our capacity from 4 to 6 persons with our futon/sofabed . We have allied with several other private owners in the building which gives us the flexibility of hosting corporate functions such as off-site board meetings, executive retreats, weddings or other family events.

Adventures of a getaway

• KAYAKING and FISHING: Only a kiddy corner away is Alberni Outpost for kayak rental, as well as two public boat ramps. In your kayak, explore the changing erosional features of the coast, paddle into the sandstone caves known as the Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island, and admire those colourful sandstones. From the boat ramp, step into your boat charter, and go fishing for the day. Clean your harvest right on the dock. With your catch in hand, walk back to your residence and immediately cook your catch on the BBQ or in your gourmet kitchen, efficiency par excellence.

• PICNIC, SWIM, or BIKE: You can do all these activities while enjoying the pristine views of Newcastle Island, a Provincial Marine Park with hourly ferry nearby. At the lowering of the tide, watch dry land appear between Newcastle Island and the neighbouring Protection Island. Experience what it was like “crossing the Red Sea”, but remember to come back on time.

• EXPERIENCE A FLOATING PUB: Visit Protection Island, with ferry service till late in the evening. Stop for a meal at the Dinghy Dock Pub, offering great food, live music, and the experience of fishing right from the dock!

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More Details

Owner
Peter & Irene
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, mandarin, Chinese - Cantonese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Peter & Irene

The owners are a couple retired with previous professional careers in urban planning, property development, venture capital, international marketing and insurance. They enjoy classical music and play violin and piano. Both have traveled widely and are appreciative of the opportunity of meeting people from different countries and learning their cultures. They welcome written or spoken inquiries in English, French, and Chinese.

Peter & Irene purchased this condo in 2012

Why Peter & Irene chose Vancouver Island

This location is a kaleidoscope of what Nanaimo has to offer to both residents and visitors alike. Enjoy its proximity to downtown or "be away from it all" in a few minutes, its dynamic water views, functional design and modern facilities, offering the ultimate lifestyle for both business people and vacationers.

What makes this condo unique

Travel in style and comfort, connect with nature in an urban setting, imagine you are a part of the active "boating" community and enjoy the leisurely pace of life. Geographically, it is in the centre of Vancouver Island and downtown Nanaimo, well fed with an infrastructure of roads, air and sea transportation. You are within 10 minutes' drive to most tourist destinations in Nanaimo. You can take day trips to the nearby communities of Campbell River, Parksville, Coombs, Comox, Port Alberni, Ladysmith, Duncan and Victoria. With the use of float planes, you can reach Vancouver's downtown or its international airport in 20 minutes.

Amenities

Nanaimo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - for Master BR - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Ensuite for Second Bedroom - toilet , shower , Shower is of "roll in and roll-out" type
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
  • MASTER BR: picture window overlooking the water and the marina, dresser, large closet, and 32” LCD TV; marble floor, granite counter top SECOND BR: Queen bed large closet, large window overlooking Stewart Avenue, and 32" LCD TV; marble floor, granite counter top
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

A great base in Nanaimo

  • 5 of 5

Easy to book and a warm welcome/helpful advice from Peter when we arrived. The apartment is light, spacious and very well maintained/equipped; the best accommodation we had on Vancouver Island. It's a 20-25 min walk along the lovely harbour path to the centre of Nanaimo - would definitely recommend taking the ferry from here to Newcastle Island. All in all a comfortable and relaxing stay, and Peter was kind enough to drop us off at the sea plane terminal when we left. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Nanaimo and Peter and Irene were fabulous hosts, going above and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable! Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo was immaculate, fully equipped, had assigned, secure parking, a nice view from the balcony of the marina and sea planes flying in and out of the bay, and was conveniently located to all amenities. Nanaimo and the surrounding area is simply beautiful and we would highly recommend booking your stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5

Wonderful condo in Nanaimo with great owners

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Irene are very nice and friendly people. It was easy dealing with the booking and payment. They met us at check in and then again at check out. They made sure we had everything we needed for our stay, even recommending some places to eat. The condo itself is well furnished with comfortable beds, 3 TVs and airconditioning units, fast internet too. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you may need to make breakfast or any meal for that matter. Great view of Newcastle Island and the marina. Good and quiet location even if just down the road is the Departure Bay ferry terminal. Spacious and we did not feel cramped at all even if there was 5 of us (all adult family members). Would recommend this property. We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back.

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

Loved this condo!

  • 5 of 5

My adult son and I were delighted with the apartment during our stay in Nanaimo. It was spotless, modern and just exactly what I had hoped for. The marina proved to be entertaining as we watched the workers moving boats in and out of the water for maintenance. We were concerned about noise but the boat owners were quiet and noise was minimal. The views from the balcony were wonderful as we watched seaplanes in the distance. Very little traffic. Peter and Irene are delightful hosts and made sure we were well looked after. You will not regret booking the property. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Wonderful Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I just got back from spending a week in Nanaimo and staying at one of Peter and Irene's condo for the entire time. Their place overlooks the water and a marina with Castle Island directly across the water. It has a beautiful view both day and night (All the piers have solar lights on them)! It was equipped with everything you need and even included some coffee (regular and Kuerig), sugar/sweetener and seasoning to start out with! the unit is very clean and well kept. Our bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed having a TV in there also. Parking underground and right next to the elevator even made it better! The building has great security and seems well maintained. Peter and Irene are very easy to get along with and helpful in giving tips on most anything you ask about. They are fair and honest and have a more than fair deposit policy compared to other VRBOs. The only thing I could possibly find to say needs improving is possibly the bathroom lighting (hard to see for shaving and close up face work) and being shorter people the sofa/futon wasn't super convertible but they have two comfy chairs to sit in. If you get the second bedroom you don't have a view (we didn't use it as there was just the 2 of us) but honestly this is a fantastic place to stay and you can't go wrong with it!!!!

Thanks Irene and Peter, we loved our stay and hope to return again and stay with you!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Life

  • 5 of 5

This condo has a wonderful view of the marina, lots of comfortable living space and quick access to all the amenities that Nanaimo has to offer. Peter and Irene are wonderful people who are more than accommodating and provided everything needed to make our stay a positive experience.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Bayshore Restarants
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Car: recommended

Secluded in a marina, yet within walking distance to downtown's Waterfront Park and Fishing Pier, downtown commercial strip, float plane terminal, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Terminal Shopping Mall, on bus route; the condo is wrapped around by the marina and backs onto Stewart Avenue where HWY 1 ends

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.41
Additional Guest Fee $11.76 per person per night

For stays of over 28 days, a fixed term lease based on BC's government's standard legal form plus an addendum is required. Terms and conditions will be spelled out in correspondences with renters.

Non-payment on a due date will result in immediate cancellation. Apart from normal wear and tear, damage from negligence or items found missing from a suite will be charged at cost plus 50%.

The following taxes are included:
GST (Goods and Services Tax - Federal) = 5%

All quoted rates are 1-4 persons rates, inclusive of taxes.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (for stays less than 28 days)
A non-refundable fee* of $100 to confirm reservation, which will become a refundable cleaning fee upon arrival.
50% of rental and remaining 50% payable 1 month and 7 days respectively before arrival.
All payment, except cleaning fee are non-refundable. Refund of cleaning fee will occur on check out if suite cleaned and restored prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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