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Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning waterfront location, ocean views from every window.

Imagine waking up to the reflection of the sunrise on the ocean. Watch the eagles, heron, kingfishers, ducks even humming birds from this bird watchers paradise. Stay awhile and you are sure to see deer wandering down the beach, otters and seals playing in the ocean. All of this just 10 minutes from the shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants of downtown Nanaimo.

Enjoy this luxurious 2 bedroom suite designed and decorated to reflect the awesome nature of the surroundings.

The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances include a gas range and of course a dishwasher.

There is also a gas BBQ on the deck and an outdoor wood stove available for summer crab feasts.

The master bedroom includes a queen sized bed, electric fireplace, spacious closet and sitting area with an amazing ocean view.

The second bedroom has two twin beds, with pull-out daybeds. Again, the vaulted ceilings and big windows frame a lovely water view.

The living room is comfortable with leather couches, a flatscreen TV, DVD player and another fireplace.

The yoga/art/dance studio has a separate entrance, mirrored walls, yoga and tumbling mats. It is a peaceful space to stretch, meditate, dance or draw. (please bring your own art supplies)

The hot tub is located at the far end of the house and has a 180 degree infinity ocean view. A lovely spot for either the sunrise or the sunset.

You'll find the trampoline past the fish pond, set in the forest. It is a favourite spot for kids, use at your own risk, but it does have a safety net.

Located just 10 minutes from the Departure Bay and SeaAir terminals, we are as little as a 1/2 hour flight from Vancouver. Perfect for a rejuvenating weekend away from the busy city.

More Details

Owner
Camille Gignac
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Camille Gignac

I traded in a banking career in busy Vancouver to live by the ocean and love life every day. After renovating and designing this property, we converted the west wing into a luxury ocean front suite.

Lucky for you! Come and be transformed by a week of pristine west coast beauty.

Camille Gignac purchased this guest house in 2010

Why Camille Gignac chose Departure Bay

This is a unique south facing property with a virtually private beach. Honestly, we see more deer than people wandering the beach in any given week.

The sheltered cove creates a warm, calm bay perfect for swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding.

It is a true island experience, without having to drive for hours, or take another ferry. Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island and offers delightful entertainment, culinary and adventure options.

What makes this guest house unique

We are located only 10 minute from the Departure Bay ferry and SeaAir terminals, so your travel time is minimized. Yet we are far enough from the public beach to give you a true sense of peace and nature.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house rental in Departure Bay

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Custom shower, teak vanities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Sleeps 4, 2 twin beds both with pull out day beds.
    Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , see details below
  • The master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, has wonderfully comfortable queen size bed with 1000 thread count sheets, fireplace, large closet and sitting area in front of expansive picture windows. Watch the sunrise from bed, what a way to start your day.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews
5

Surprisingly Private

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable time sitting on the porch, paddling a kayak out to watch the seals and an incredible sunrise through the bedroom windows.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Watching the sunrise reflected on the ocean waters is such a great way to start the day. Thank you Camille
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5

Stunning location and comfortable accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a lovely stay and would highly recommend this place. Camille was both responsive and delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it is a great spot to reconnect with old friends in a peaceful, natural setting with all the modern amenities at your fingertips.
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5

Calm Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Camille for sharing your lovely property and being a great host

The views were amazing

Everything you need to relax and unwind is included

Beds are comfortable Kayaks were wonderful đź’•

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, that is exactly why we built the suite a few years ago, to give guests a place to step away from their busy lives, breath fresh air, and be mesmerized by the ever changing ocean views.
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5

Like a dream. Gorgeous view, privacy, spacious, great kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Camille was incredibly accommodating in every way. Completely laid-back but ready to answer any and all questions we had. Available when we needed her, but left us alone to enjoy the peace and privacy of her beautiful home on the water. This place has everything you need: fully equipped kitchen, washer dryer, high-speed Internet, incredibly comfortable bed and pillows, television.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The only thing wrong with this rental was I didn't book it long enough!

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Camille for sharing your place. It truly is a little piece of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
SeaAir 5 km or Nanaimo International 30km
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pipers Lagoon
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nanaimo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nanaimo station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Original Joes
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Property is walk-on oceanfront, kayaks available
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$106.33
Pet Fee AU$53.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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