Welcome to OceanView Retreat, located in the classy community of north Nanaimo, close to shopping and other amenities, with a 5 minute drive to the Woodgrove shopping center, the biggest shopping center in Nanaimo. OceanView Retreat is just one block away from the ocean.There is plenty space for everyone to find some rest and revitalize in this beautiful bungalow. It has 4 bedrooms with three queen size beds and a king size bed, easily sleeps 8 people, with a gas fireplace in one family room . A big open kitchen with amazing ocean view, breakfast and dinner tables, multiple gathering/living rooms, a ping pong table , a TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player and high-speed wireless wifi. There is a playground at end of the block and only a 8 minutes walk to Beach. Enjoy lazy mornings in the scenic sunrise of the Ocean with a cup of newly brewed coffee, your vacation start right here.
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 21, 2018
Why Lisa L chose Dover Community Association
After a few years enjoying our vacation at the same destination Nanaimo, we decided to buy this beautiful property as our vacation home. our family and friends share with us couple weeks during the year and we like to share with people like you to enjoy your vacation in this fabulous vacation home and this beautiful city. .
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
"Stunning Ocean View Retreat Sleeps 8" is only the beginning.
This is our fourth VRBO retreat (three in 2014; one this summer). As with previous facilities, this summer home, for a week, totally exceeded our expectations. Yes, the views are outstanding. But also the home itself: immaculate, clean; spacious. As seniors, our holiday was touring around the Mid-Island, including Nanaimo, during the days. A week's worth of touring / exploring was perfect for us.
Evenings were spent relaxing on the spacious deck, and watching sunsets and looking for cruise ships.
The owner (Lisa) was always accessible and ready to assist when asked.
Given the time spent in the kitchen, an amazing discovery - the knives in the knife block were razor sharp! Part of the attention to detail.
We did have excellent sunny weather, which for us was great. Comfortably warm, and cooling off during the evenings. Fans are situated in many rooms, either ceiling or free-standing.
The photos on the web site don't do justice. Had I taken photos prior to unpacking and moving in, I would have offered them to Lisa for her consideration.
Prior references already echo our thoughts and comments.
Dear Liz and your family,
We thank you very much for taking time to post a wonderful review of your recent stay besides you took good care of our vacation home. We appreciate to have you as our so valuable guests. We were so happy to have your family as our guests.we look forward to seeing you in the next time.
Spectacular Location but Maintenance Issues
This home is located in a quiet suburban neighbourhood within a short walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. It was also easily accessible to Nanaimo’s excellent network of extensive cycling paths. The home has a fabulous view from the back deck looking out over the Winchelsea Islands on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island. It was great to dine on the deck and watch the spectacular sunsets.
A well-equipped kitchen.
While Lisa, the property owner or manager, was very responsive and helpful whenever we contacted her, the inadequate home maintenance was a recurring issue. Here are three examples:
(1) The stove top was grimy. It had not been properly cleaned.
(2) The garage reeked from the offensive odours of piled garbage. Upon our arrival, we read the instructions to guests and immediately noticed that the following morning was the scheduled garbage pick-up. We therefore put all of the accumulated, foul-smelling garbage outside on the driveway for pick-up. Much to our surprise, after the city garbage truck had departed, we saw that take-out Styrofoam containers with left-over food had been tossed on the driveway by the garbage collectors with a note advising us that these containers were not acceptable for re-cycling. In addition, one bin was rejected because compostable items had not been separated in accordance with the city’s re-cycling rules.
We cleaned up the debris on the driveway, separated the recycling and garbage properly and left the containers outside next to the garage door. We informed Lisa that we were not returning the garbage to the inside garage because of the rank odours.
We assume that the previous guests were responsible for the garbage and the failure to sort it properly. But, it should not have been our task to fix their mistakes. Those responsible for home maintenance should have checked after the prior guests had departed.
(3) Access to the home was sometimes a technological challenge. You must download a specific app on your phone with a code that allows you to enter and exit. Each guest must ensure that they have their cell phones with them whenever they leave the house because if they do not, they will be locked out. What is wrong with the key lock box system in which the owner provides the guest with the code to the lock box, and the guest simply leaves the key in the lock box when he/she departs?
With the foregoing maintenance issues, we cannot give this "stunning ocean view retreat" five stars.
Great property, clean, grey view. Easy check in and out. Property is actually 5 bedrooms, not 4. Propett looks like photos on listing. Good communication from host! Would definitely stay again.
Met our needs perfectly
From the home itself to the wonderful person who managed the stay it was all a great experience. The house was large enough to meet our needs, it had great views from the deck to the ocean and was close to major shopping centres. If you have a large family, and need room to spread out this is the place for you.
Great Location. Lots of room.
We really enjoyed our recent stay at this house. The pictures don't do it justice. The view was lovely. It's in a nice neighborhood. Lisa was easy to deal with. I highly recommend staying here.
Great location, beautiful house!
We rented this house for an extended period at the last minute, to bridge a gap between our old house and our new one in Nanaimo. We were originally in a hotel, but when that wasn't working out we started looking for options. We found this property and I am so glad we did! Lisa was responsive and helpful. Always quickly available by email or text and very helpful. She took the time to chat with my wife and tell her all about the property before we booked.
The property itself is in a very lovely suburban neighbourhood with a really stunning view. My young family loved the opportunity to walk the neighbourhood and explore the parks. The waterfront is very easily accessible from multiple parks, via long but safe and sturdy staircases. The house is also very convenient to a major shopping mall, plus chain restaurants and all services. It's the suburbs, though, so a car is required.
Inside the house everything was excellent. It's very big with a ton of sleeping space. In fact, we hardly used the basement, where there are two additional bedrooms, a full bath and a ping pong table, with walk-out to the backyard.
I loved watching the sunset to the west with lovely views of the Winchelsea Islands. The kitchen had everything we needed, full appliances and kitchen utensils. The laundry room is very convenient and the machines are brand new and very high end.
The wifi worked great and Netflix was available. If any small thing could have added to our experience, having cable tv would have been nice, but certainly didn't detract.
I highly recommend this property for a vacation or longer term stay.
It is my pleasure for hosting the wonderful family, you and your family with us. I am so happy you enjoyed the time staying in this beautiful Oceanview house. Wish you and your family all the best.
Hi to all potential rentors. We're the home owners and we would be delighted to have you stay with us. Nanaimo is one of the best locations in the vancouver island from both a weather and accessibility to both Victoria and Tofino. We can help you plan your visit to get the most enjoyment possible. Our home is beside the Ocean in a quiet neighborhood with good privacy and fabulous views. The rental is a beautiful house with a full kitchen and bath. Feel free to ask us any questions.
We hope to see you soon!
Lisa & Peter
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If the booking is made less than 30 days prior to arrival date, 100% of the rental amount will be required to hold the booking. Check in is at 5:00 p.m. on the day of arrival. Check out is no later than 11 a.m. on departure day. There is garage for one car and there is room for one larger vehicle to park or two small vehicles in the driveway. Guests will be issued a code to unlock the door by email or text message. This is a "No Smoking" / "No Pet" property. If it is determined that guests have smoked in the house or have had a pet in the house, extra cleaning charges ($500 and $300) will be applied to the damage deposit. Blocking of other driveways or parking in front of other house is not allowed. Start the first load of bath towels in the washer before leaving