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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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 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, British Columbia

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
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 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
5

A Private Waterfront Paradise on Departure Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better vacation accommodation. The central location, the modern amenities and the beautiful property were all top notch. The photos don’t do the property justice; you have to see this place to believe it.

Every window overlooks the water and having waterfront access can’t be beat. All of the extras, the kayaks, hot tub, trampoline, hammocks, WiFi, all made it a rental we will recommend to friends and hope to visit again ourselves.

Hats off as well to our gracious host, ensuring we always had everything we needed.

The only down side was when we had to leave! Looking forward to next time, thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family recently spent two nights here. We loved it. The hot tub and kayaks were great for us as well as a trampoline for the kids and video games. The location is fantastic as was the owner. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved every minute of our stay. It was the perfect getaway for us!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed every minute. Great location to up or down Island. Camille was great.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Property. Great view from anywhere, even the Hot Tub!

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly host. Home was clean and comfortable with a nice water view. Kayaks and hot tub made for a fun and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful modern suite right on the ocean! Hot tub was a super plus for our winter stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The suite had everything we needed and was spacious and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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$103.15
Pet Fee AU$51.58

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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