Stunning waterfront location, ocean views from every window.
- english, french
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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoking is allowed on outside patio.
And rental agreement: Owner accepts no respondsibility for injury or accidents on property or when using amenities. The kayaks, paddleboard, hot tub, trampoline, yoga room and various paths and bridge throughout the property have risks, anyone using them accepts full respondsibility and adults accept full respondsibility for their children and guests. It is a setting designed to appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings and so far no one has been injured in any way. Let's keep it that way. Smoking is allowed outside on the guest private patio only. Pets are allowed only with prior approval from owner. There is a $50 pet fee. By booking on this site you are accepting these terms. Thank you Camille
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Gorgeous setting and amazing views from all rooms of this property! Highly recommend staying here!
Thank you Camille for an amazing experience and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We really had no Idea our experience would be this amazing! The views from all points including the hot tub are breathtaking! Such a peaceful and relaxing home we appreciated the privacy. One would have to see to believe!!
Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!
See you again soon!
Great family time!
Amazing clean property, with a lot to do. We had immensely enjoyed provided kayaks and a hot tub.
Will definitely return again.
Such a wonderful family vacation!
I often heavily rely on ‘Reviews’ & ‘Feedbacks’ from the previous guests. After spending 3 nights, our family found so many different reasons as to why this property had so many of Positive comments! My wife and two boys (4 yrs & 2 yrs) had a gorgeous family vacation. It was such a kids friendly place. Our boys really enjoyed trampoline and all kinds of books & games including Wii. The most amazing part was the spectacular view while enjoying hot tub! You can literally see so many of seals chasing after the Pink salmons. We saw many fishermen fishing for Pinks @ Departure Bay which was only 3-4 min driving from the property. After all, it truly was priceless moments and we regretted that we only planned our vacation for 3 nights. We would LOVE to come back! Thank you, Camille, for this wonderful experience! See you again!
Lovely and private
This beautiful home is right on the water. All amenities new or like new. Amazing views. We enjoyed swimming and kayaking. We even saw seals! Supermarkets and restaurants are a short drive away. Great soundproofing as well. There were some construction outside and we did not hear any of it. One caveat: Bring thick soled flip-flops if you are planning on kayaking. We used regular flip-flops and I found the rocky beach challenging to walk in with a kayak. Overall highly recommend!
Idylic home in an amazing location
We visited the property in August 2019 and had the most fantastic 4 days here.
Camille was the perfect host and was on hand when needed but never intrusive. The property was exactly as described in the listing and I would advise anyone looking for a peaceful relaxing break to visit.I must say that by the end of our 4 days we did not want to leave and wished that we had booked longer!
The wildlife is all around you with Eagles, Cormorants and Herons visiting the bay daily. We saw Seals playing in the shallows and just congregating near the beach each day which really enjoyable to watch.
Thanks Camille for a wonderful stay.
The perfect view !
An amazing house, feels like home from home. Fantastic view and great hot tub!