About Makaely Rois
Makaely Rois, owner and host of Savvy Seagull Studio B&B, is also a self -taught artist who enjoys and is inspired by the coastal waters and wilderness of Nanaimo, British Columbia which she calls home. A mother of four, who spent the child rearing years living on acreage in the Fraser Valley where the family had many animals including horses, dogs, cats, chickens and more. I’ve always been creatively active since I was young, with occupations mainly outdoors ranging from dog training, equitation, landscape, and home improvement. I worked alongside my husband Ralph designing and building homes for 35 years which gave her first hand experience with color, design, and woodwork. Fourteen years ago I turned my creative interest of drawing and painting into a small hobby, but as the kids grew, it became a full time commitment, deriving inspiration from her love of animals and the environment. In April 2015, we were finally able to move to my favorite place, by the sea in beautiful Nanaimo. It was my love of people and creativity which propelled me to open an art studio /B&B. I am just thrilled to be able to share my studio, our home with wonderful guests. As a mother, wife, artist, home designer, dog & equine trainer, I’ve lived my passion of sharing harmony of the heart and creative energy to both adults and children. In the art studio, Makaely Rois AFCA art works are passionate, strong with light, emotion and detail. Water and reflection paintings in blues and earthy tones are of particular interest, though she loves to explore many types of medium and methods of creating. Her works in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and fine woodwork, have been recognized with honors in international competitions.
Makaely Rois purchased this House in 2016
Why Makaely Rois chose Nanaimo
We discovered Nanaimo, when Ralph was given an opportunity with a construction job here in Nanaimo. At the time we were renting in Saanich, but we liked Nanaimo"s central location. As people who love to hike, kayak, swim, ski and explore the mountains, shores and lakes, Nanaimo couldn't be more perfect. Besides the seaside life, mild temperatures, accessible location of the island, lack of insects like flies and mosquitos; we also enjoyed the convenience of the big box stores for building supplies, amenities, the friendly neighbors, and wonderful restaurants. For me Nanaimo holds fabulous opportunities for inspiration from scenic land and oceanscapes and a vast abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, which made it an obvious choice as the place to settle.
What makes this House unique
You’ve found the right location; now stay for the warm, friendly service, cleanliness and attention to detail at Savvy Seagull Studio B&B. Your stay will begin with a jaunt down stairs to your private entrance. Your covered deck with seating leads to spacious living area with big windows, where you can relax inside or out. Kick your shoes off, put your feet up and watch TV, use your laptop with available Wi-Fi, maybe just play some quiet games or read a book, it’s up to you. Outside, enjoy the forest, mountain and peekaboo ocean views. Watch the Eagles soar the deer, rabbits and quail play. Neck Point Park is one of Nanaimo's nicest oceanfront parks and only two minutes away. Pipers Lagoon and Linley valley Parks are also only a few minutes away. Have a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, with a home baked treat or the fresh fruit you’ll find available in your suite. Your kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need for even an extended stay. Just feel the warmth with your heated tile bathroom, luxurious towels, toiletries and even cushy robes and comfy slippers. When it’s time for bed, you’ll enjoy a rejuvenating restful sleep in your lovely, comfortable queen bed, adorned with quality linens, duvet, a selection of perfect pillows and even a bed throw. Savvy Seagull Studio B&B is located in one of the nicest clean, quiet and friendliest locations of the city; so a night stroll up to the balcony or lookout view on a clear night is really romantic. If you have a chance after touring our beautiful city and surrounding areas of Vancouver Island, maybe you’d like to pop upstairs for a view of original artworks created by your host. Savvy Seagull Studio is the working studio of Makaely Rois AFCA. You may see an art piece that feels just right for your space, perhaps a keepsake to remember the island or have something created especially for you. Guests receive 15% off ltd. ed artwork prints.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, Spacious Apartment
This is a gorgeous, spotless apartment. The beds were comfortable. The decor is tasteful. The host is helpful and charming. Our favorite thing was looking at the trees, mountains and ocean while sitting on the private porch. We didn't want to leave.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The host was very welcoming and the suite excellently appointed with everything you could possibly want. Lots of games and books for a family. Nice deck to enjoy your coffee and BBQ. Definitely recommend it. Lynne and Stan
Very clean and quiet
Very very nice
Hi Steve & Carole
Thank you for your review, your lovely note in the book and especially choosing to stay at my b&b suite. It was nice to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the suite and the privacy you were looking for with your stay. I look forward to seeing you again.
Much the best to you. Makaely
Home away from home
I would stay there over and over again. Comfortable, friendly, and clean. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a home away from home. Thanks.
Thank you Linda, Terry & Cassie for choosing my Savvy Seagull B&B suite as your getaway place. It was really great to have you as guests and I am so glad you felt like your were home. I feel I've made new friends and am looking forward to seeing you over and over again. Best to your family, happy days and sunshine ahead. Makaely
My wife and daughter had an excellent and relaxing weekend stay at the property and were thrilled by the gracious hospitality.
Hi Chad, Rona & Brighid, I don't know how I missed your lovely note of thanks, but I just want you to know I really enjoyed your company as guests in my suite. Brighid i hope you are having an amazing experience at university. I look forward to seeing you, mom and Chad next time. Much the best to all of you. Makaely
A home away from home.
Lovely place. Wonderful host. Great breakfasts. Good conversation. Darn that really hard puzzle. 😛
Haha, you almost had that puzzle beat, ya just needed a little more time!
Thank you Martha, Ray, Chris & Hazel for choosing Savvy Seagull as your "home away from home" it was my pleasure to have you stay. I wish all of you the best and look forward to seeing you again next time you're in our area. Stay bundled and warm back east,
Happy holidays to all, Cheers! Makaely