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.
- House650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 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.
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Check-in: 2:00 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.
Gorgeous rental. Sherrie must be a designer!! Impeccably clean, excellent layout, and Sherrie thought of extra touches that make a stay easy for guests. The house is literally down the street to Departure Bay, as well as a small nature park with creek & deer, groceries, gas, and convenience store as well. We used her rental as a daily jumping off point to day trips to Qualicuum Beach, Campbell River for orca trips & salmon fishing, and points north that were much more expensive for nothing near the quality of Sherrie's place. For the price of gas/unlimited mileage car rental vs expensive hotels, we still saved money. And Sherrie was an excellent hostess.
Christmas in Nanaimo
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
Great suite. Great location.
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.
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.
Immaculate - perfect location
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.
Great garden and lovely accommodation
Quiet and clean. Very nice owner. Well supplied with everything needed.
Enjoyed our stay