4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Why Lisa L chose Nanaimo
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. .
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice stay !l
The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and items needed .The beds are very comfortable and the location is great. We loved the view from the kitchen nook. Caution for folks like us who are news junkies , there is a wonderful huge tv set in the living room and no live tv just netflix. Lisa is very available if you have questions. We used the lock box and keys not the blue tooth entry.Much simpler for us as being from out of country we did not have connectivity with our cell phones until we were connected to an internet service.
Fabulous property in a great location
This is a fabulous and spacious property which totally exceeded our expectations providing more than enough room for 6 people. House was well equipped with everything you could require including full appliances in the kitchen and laundry room. Large deck with stunning views, an ideal place to have a morning coffee or enjoy the sunsets over the ocean.
The house is in a quiet street within a short walking distance to the beach, but lots of steps to gain access. Short drive to the Mall, restaurants, services and places of interest.
Only downside was the access into the property, requiring a download of an app to your phone. Our family who travelled with us from the UK were unable to connect successfully to the app. Fortunately Lisa was able to assist and provide access to a lockbox instead.
Even with the challenges of gaining access to the property would highly recommend staying here.
Gorgeous view from a great house
For our family get together this place was great. 3 bedrooms up and 2 down. Big living room and family room with ping pong table. Nice size deck with an amazing view to relax on while having your morning coffee, and to sit around in evening after sight seeing.
No AC so on the 30C days bedrooms were pretty warm, only 2 fans.
Windows had screens so could open up windows in evening to cool place down.
I’m so happy to hear that you found our vacation home great and your family enjoyed the time staying with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts – your feedback helps us get better.
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.
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.
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.
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