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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 92 m²
Property type chateau / country 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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

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 chateau / country 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 chateau / country 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.

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
2 Kilometres
Amirikos
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Property is walk-on oceanfront, kayaks available
Car: recommended

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Departure Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • 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 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews
Kirkland
5

Watch the ferries pass by along with Wildlife

  • 5 of 5

An adjoining 2 bedroom unit alongside the owners home, the appointments and comforts of the very up to date unit were sublime. Camille is a very friendly host, as is Nanook, the beautiful dog whom comes for deck visits occasionally. Bedrooms were very comfortable and all the cooking amenities were ready for our Thanksgiving dinner we cooked for our family.

It was too cold and too busy for us to enjoy the Yoga studio and outdoor jacuzzi, but they were there ready and waiting.

TV had full cable channel access for when you weren’t just viewing nature in the expansive picture windows

Parking is generally on the road pull off just above the unit as the driveway is shared between multiple houses

Thanks Camille for a lovely holiday

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, everything was wonderful. Clean and well stocked and Camille was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

On the Bay

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is well equipped with a stunning view and a lovely hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful get away ~ lovely host

  • 5 of 5

The location was really handy. Camille was a lovely host her suite is perfect~good beds, cosy couches, fantastic deck great hot tub! The property has so many delightful nooks and crannies to explore. Nanook the dog is a nice bonus that happily greets you upon your return. Treat yourself to this gem when in Nanaimo!

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, BC
5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful suite at a gorgeous location. Our family had lots of space to play and hang out, inside and out. We enjoyed watching the sun rise across the bay, while snuggled up together on the couch.

The hot tub and yoga/exercise room were awesome for the kids and adults both.

One of the highlights for the kids was getting to kayak up to the rocks to watch the seals bask. Thank you Camille!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay. Beautiful view close to shopping. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.67
Pet Fee AU$50.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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