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.
Pool / Spa
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.
We loved our stay. Camille was so a pondering and the property is beautiful!
Amazing place! Beautiful, comfortable and just an all around perfect escape
I highly recommend this place for a family getaway or girls retreat!
This was an amazing place to stay. Our group was in town for a squash tournament and took full advantage of the hot tub and yoga room. The only "negative" thing I could think of is that the property was so nice that we didn't have any motivation to explore other parts of Nanaimo after each days matches.
The property was amazing.
Loved the outdoor hot tub and paddling around the ocean on the kayaks. Camille was great at communicating and making sure we had an enjoyable stay. Definitely plan on returning!
Beautiful place to stay. Camille is amazing and available. Beautiful view , apartment, hot tub, beach are all amazing. Can’t wait to go back. Started a new tradition for sure
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!