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Beautiful Departure Bay area

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Brand new one bedroom (QUEEN SIZE BED) fully appointed suite in beautiful Departure Bay area. Suite has new fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. View of Departure Bay from patio in lovely back yard complete with water fountain and propane fire pit. A short 5 blocks from the sandy beach at Departure Bay. A 10 minute drive to Departure Bay ferry terminal will take you to Vancouver. A 2 hour drive to the capital city of Victoria where you will enjoy an absolutely beautiful city. For the more adventurous a 3 hour drive to stunning Long Beach, Tofino, where you will enjoy a spectacular day on the gorgeous beaches and be mesmerized by the most incredible sunsets.

More Details

Sherrie Aftanas
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Sherrie Aftanas

I am a community health care worker. I grew up in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I have lived at this address for 2 years.

Sherrie Aftanas purchased this house in 2014

Why Sherrie Aftanas chose Departure Bay

I bought this property because I love gardening and the big back yard is really quite lovely. I also have a very nice view of Departure Bay from my deck and from the patio below. The dogwood tree, quince tree and forsythia bush have such beautiful blooms in the spring, from rich yellow, soft cream and beautiful fuschia. Then there is the rhododrendrum blooms, a magnificent red and pink.

What makes this house unique

I am a short 5 blocks from the beach. The city has just finished building a brand new walk way along the beach with beautiful exposed aggregate tables/seating. If you are lucky enough to be at the beach when the whales come through it is an incredible sight. There are hiking trails just a few minutes down the road and of course a beautiful 50 minute walk around Westwood Lake, as well as swimming at the lake. There are many very nice restaurants and shops within a 10 to 15 minute drive either south or north Nanaimo. We have silly boat races in the downtown harbour, as well as bathtub weekend. The Nanaimo Symphony plays during the summer at the outside pavilion. You can walk along the downtown waterfront, check out the little shops, have ice-cream or special coffee or take the little ferry to Protection Island and have supper at the Dingy Dock pub and enjoy the live entertainment. This is just a few of the many activities that can be enjoyed in Nanaimo.


Departure Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a deep tub, with shower, new vanity and toilet, and is quite spacious
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed brand new
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Departure Bay area
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Belleville, ON

Christmas in Nanaimo

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to stay at Sherrie's well-appointed apartment for a week over Christmas. We enjoyed using the fully-equipped kitchen and appreciated being able to control our own heat, making the area comfortable and cozy. Sherrie was a welcoming and co-operative host. We would highly recommend this home away from home.

Malcolm and Elizabeth

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great suite. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Sherrie provided all necessities for a very comfortable stay. The suite is bright, clean and beautifully apppinted. We walked down to the bay each day and there are hiking trails across the street.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An ideal place for a couple to stay. Beautifully appointed, clean and in great location, easy to get around city. Loved being here. I bet the back yard in the summer is super.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfectly located and beautifully decorated - a few short blocks from Departure Bay. Believe the modern appliances are nearly new ( dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc . ) The patio and garden area is a welcome addition.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delight!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. The garden was a delightful place to sit of an evening, enjoying the peace and tranquility along with our glass of wine.

Sherrie herself was welcoming and very helpful with any problems.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great garden and lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and clean. Very nice owner. Well supplied with everything needed.

Enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.5 Kilometres
Cassidy Airport, Harbour Air (downtown Nanaimo)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Wellington Pub
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club, also Fairwinds In Nanoose 30 km
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Parkway, taking you to Victori or west to Tofino
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Original Joes
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Mt. Washington, Courtenay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $19.23
Refundable Damage Deposit $76.91

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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