Oceanfront House -- Walk on Beach/Great for Friends and Family Gatherings
Tons of space and the ocean at your doorstep: breathe deep and make some lasting memories. Perfect for Family and friends gatherings.
Welcome to a beautifully fully-furnished and fully renovated 2,500-square-foot oceanfront house with an open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You've got 4 large tastefully decorated bedrooms with very comfortable new Queen size beds and down duvets, 3 bathrooms, and a full gourmet kitchen to play with two ovens.
The decks in the front with amazing ocean view & rear of the house are perfect for BBQing, basking in the sun with a cup of coffee, or sipping the evening away with a glass of wine or local craft beer. Speaking of the backyard--we call it a 'nature yard,' with paths, tons of greenery, and quite often, neighbourhood deer (who find the space as relaxing as we do).
Finally, we can't emphasise this enough: you can walk on the beach for swimming and kayaking in the calm waters of Departure Bay right in front of the house. Wave to passing wild life in front of the impressive backdrop of the mighty coastal mountains.
But even with this amount of nature & calm surrounding you, how convenient is your location?
It's a short walk to the Departure Bay beach & park (for kids activities and picnicking), and other recreations: walkways, bike paths, parks, marshes, and waterfalls. Plan on golfing? You've got a number of nearby choices.
Quaint passenger ferries can sail you over to the walk-able Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park or to fish & chips on the wharf at the floating Dinghy Dock Pub.
Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes our beach house a perfect home base for day trips to other Island locations, including:
-Victoria (Butchart Gardens, British Columbia Legislature)
-Cowichan Bay & Shawnigan Lake (shopping & swimming)
-Duncan/Cowichan Valley (Kinsol Trestle, food and wine tours)
-Salt Spring Island & Gabriola Island (farmers markets, local artisans)
-Chemainus (famous murals, Chemainus Theatre)
-Ladysmith (Transfer Beach Park, heritage downtown)
-Parksville & Qualicum (sandy beaches, golfing)
-Coombs (Old Country Market with goats on the roof!)
-Port Alberni (Cathedral Grove, McLean Mill National Historic Site)
-Tofino & Ucluelet (surfing, sport fishing)
-Comox Valley & Campbell River (Mt. Washington Ski Resort, arts festivals)
There are many ways to get to Nanaimo: via BC Ferries from Vancouver (the Departure Bay terminal is a 5-minute drive from the house); through Air Canada & Westjet flights to the Nanaimo Airport or Seair & Harbour Air seaplanes to the Nanaimo Harbour; or driving up from Victoria (Highway 1) or south from Comox (Highway 19 - 90 minutes).
Finally, we--the property owners--are right next door, and will quickly & happily answer any questions you may have about the property or recommend ways to make your stay in Nanaimo as rich & memorable as possible. We look forward to sharing our ocean views with you!
- Guests provide their own meals
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- pets considered
- Dining Area
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- Towels Provided
- Child's Highchair
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Deck / Patio