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Country Bay Manor, Relax At Luxurious, and Private Ocean front B&B, Nanoose Bay.

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and Sitting/breakfast room, on Waterfront.

Country Bay Manor was opened in the guest wing of home in July 2014. It is of an English country style, featuring Vancouver Island rock. Beautiful Walnut hardwood flooring, and Fir trim windows, and solid Fir interior doors, stained to match flooring. Tastefully decorated, and an appealing luxurious and spa look and feel.

Outdoor entrance into B&B wing, is separate to owner's living area; which allows for you to enjoy privacy in the B&B. There are two bedrooms, each with queen size beds, and a well appointed bathroom, featuring high quality shampoo and conditioner, leaving you with a feeling of being at the Spa! Large shower/tub, hair drier, additional organic toiletries, and soft microfiber robes. Private sitting/breakfast room, amenities include; radiant floor heating, 40" Wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD, gas fireplace, small fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes, cutlery, etc. Table and chairs, couch, and easy chair, free internet/WiFi etc. Take in the beautiful view of Nanoose Bay, while you enjoy your breakfast of, a selection of organic cereals, organic homemade muffins, breads, or croissant, cinnamon pinwheel, cranberry, or date scones, or a hard boiled egg, or a small omelette. Eggs from the properties heritage breed free range chickens. Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, juice, selection of teas, and French Press coffee, also a coffee maker for your convenience.

Enjoy long walks on the pebble beach, and explore the estuary, when tide has receded. Fishing, Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding can all be enjoyed in the calm waters of the bay, and can be launched at the front gate, complimentary use of 4 adult, and 2 kids kayaks!

Centrally located to Nanaimo, Parksville, Coombs and Qualicum Beach, and close to Fairwinds golf course, Schooner Cove marina, Rathtrevor Beach, Cathedral Grove, Goats on the Roof Market at Coombs, also several Provincial parks in the area, including Englishman Falls, and a few little hidden gems to explore! A small Shopping centre called Red Gap, is 1.5km away, and you will find a supermarket, Pharmacy & coffee shop, Post Office, bank etc. if you are looking for lunch or an evening meal, a quaint English style pub, is only 4 km away via Northwest Bay Road, and also you will find a restaurant at Fairwinds Clubhouse, 4km away, via Powder Point Road.

There is a nearby Spa, at Pacific Shores, as well as a restaurant, Smoke 'N Water, 7km away, or maybe a hike around Enos Lake, or a hike up Notch Hill for a spectacular view of Nanoose Bay, starting point of both hikes are 3km away, on Powder Point Road.

There are many Artists and potters in the area, Knut Pottery is a short walk from B&B on Powder Point Road, by the railroad track. World renown artist, Brent Lynch, has his Studio on Blueback Road, on Nanoose Peninsular, approx 8km from B&B.

The B&B has dual entrance gates that open automatically, to a long driveway through mature trees and down a small hill where it opens up to a beautiful vista of the home, and B&B on the oceanfront of Nanoose Bay.

I am sure you will enjoy the private, peaceful, and restful experience, the Bed and Breakfast provides.

More Details

Elaine Cowan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Elaine Cowan

I emigrated to Canada 25 years ago, with my family from New Zealand. I am an avid gardener, and are enjoying developing an English Country style Garden. I have also developed a large cutting garden, and design arrangements, and bouquets for a local market, weddings, and other small events. I love living in this little piece of paradise!

Elaine Cowan purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Elaine Cowan chose Vancouver Island

Fell in love with the beautiful south facing property, its expansive view of the ocean and beyond, the privacy, and it's central location. It is a few short minutes to Hwy 19, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and close to many attractions in the surrounding area. A nice day trip to the West Coast, Mt Washington, and also Victoria.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Luxurious, and restful place to relax and enjoy, And the benefit of having walk on water, ocean front property right outside front gate, fun to watch the ebb and flow of the tides across the shallow sands of the estuary, enjoy the water birds, as well as eagles in their perching tree, or nest nearby. The water is calm, which creates a restful place, and makes for easy paddling in a kayak, or canoe when exploring the bay, you are welcome to use B&B kayaks. I Built the home in 2011, and moved in early 2012, and have recently developed the Guest wing, into a B&B.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My stay at Country Bay Manor was so very relaxing being in the country with all the privacy you want, great walks up to the chickens, or go up through the gate, and down another country road, or out front to have a beach walk.

Its so nice to get up in the morning, and relax in the sitting room, that Elaine has so well supplied with everything for your comfort, and breakfast. Sit at the table with the ocean view, or curl up in the sofa or one of the easy chairs. I was lucky to be there when the lovely garden was still in bloom. The ambience is out of this world, and you leave with a great feeling, that its a wonderful world out there! - Shirley
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom, shower/tub, toilet, hair dryer, organic liquid hand soap, and other luxury toiletries, extra towels, and towelettes.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Garden bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Oceanside Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • Bedrooms have a queen sized bed in each room, enjoy the use of plush robes for your stay!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
More suited to adults. No Smoking in B&B, and No Pets. I have 2 golden Retriever dogs, 2 Boer Goats, 2 cats (they have never lived in B&B wing, and please don't let them in!) and a flock of chickens! A reminder that property is a bed and breakfast, and I appreciate when guests go away for the day to enjoy the many attractions to be explored in the area.


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Country Bay Manor, Relax At Luxurious, and Private Ocean front B&B, Nanoose Bay.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 34 reviews

Quiet, peaceful, welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Elaine, we had a lovely few days in the guest house. The girls were particular fans of your breakfasts! It was nice to enjoy a visit with our parents out on the patio and overlook the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Pleased to hear my breakfasts were a hit with the girls! Kind regards Elaine
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Beautiful house, serene setting

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Elaine for letting us stay in your lovely house and for making us so welcome. After a hectic few days of travel, Nanoose Bay felt like a relaxing oasis. We borrowed Elaine's kayaks and spent a relaxing hour paddling around the bay in the evening. The kids were highly entertained by Elaine's gorgeous well trained dogs. The breakfast was fabulous and the house comfortable and well equipped. I wish we had booked another night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea, I'm pleased you were able to fit in a paddle, I hope you would agree that it is an ideal place to kayak in the sheltered bay area. The dogs love having the attention of guests, and especially enjoy when kids come to visit! Kind regards Elaine
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A beautiful, comfortable place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed at a B&B before and this has been a wonderful experience. From the flowers hanging on the trees to all of the flowers in the rooms & yard it is a lovely place. And meeting Elaine, Larry, Bella, Buddy, Rollie has been a joy, my granddaughters loved them all. The yogurt & raspberries, cinnamon rolls and breads were delicious. Such a treat to have breakfast brought to you. We will come back here for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of my Bed and Breakfast, I am pleased you had a wonderful first experience, and I look forward to a return visit! - Elaine
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Nice property, quiet and perfect for nature lovers

  • 4 of 5

Elaine was a most accommodating hostess. Friendly, and very responsive but not shadowing us. We were a 40's couple and a 70's one. The younger ones would have perhaps liked to be closer to activities and restaurants. All were entertained by watching the eagles and the friendly dogs. Breakfasts were light, healthy and delicious. When we had to make an early am departure, Elaine brought over lovely "take along" foods.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, pleased you enjoyed your stay, and had time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty surronding my Bed and Breakfast, the eagle nest you can see from the patio is indeed, a source of entertainment as the parents care for the eaglet! -Elaine
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Tranquil escape

  • 4 of 5

Our group stayed for 4 days in July at this beautiful B&B. Overall it was precisely what the doctor ordered. A high quality operation all round. The facilities were beautiful, spotlessly clean. Our host Elaine, was responsive to our requests and spoiled us with a lovely breakfast each day. Fresh baking, terrific fresh fruit, and a good selection of cereals, organic juices helped us get going each day.

The bedrooms, sitting area and bathrooms were very well appointed. The outdoor sitting area had a onshore breeze of fresh ocean air. The property is very well situated for travel to several tourist destinations. There was a note worthy event when her 2 goats managed to jump the fence and were reluctant to return to the pen without her coaxing. The dogs/cats were super friendly, loving all the attention. Would I return for another sojourn, absolutely. A highly recommended Vancouver Island getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to review my B&B, and thank you for attempting to corral my delightful, but mischievous goats when they got out of their fenced paddock! Pleased to hear you enjoyed the amenities I provide for my guests, I hope to see you back sometime in the future for another Island getaway! - Elaine
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Always a delight!

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay with Elaine, and, as always, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Location on the bay is superb, accommodations beautifully comfortable, and breakfast fresh, exquisitely presented, and delicious. Thank you, Elaine! Five stars *****

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ladies, it was great to see you all again, and have you stay! Many thanks for the gifts of soap (it smells so good!) and balm. Hopefully will see you next year too! Warm regards Elaine
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nanaimo regional airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Rockinghorse Pub, Northwest Bay Road
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
BC Ferry, Departure Bay/ Duke Point
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Fairwinds golf course
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Rockinghorse Pub, & Fairwinds golf clubhouse.
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Rathtrevor Beach, 15min.
Car: necessary

Fairwinds golf course, 4km away, Rathtrevor beach, 8km. Many hiking trails, 3km, Goats on the roof old Country Market @ Coombs, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and farm, wildlife rescue centre, Butterfly world. Hiking at Englishman River Falls, Notch Hill, Enos Lake, Little Qualicum Falls, and Moorecfroft Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$25
Additional Guest Fee A$50 per person per night

Please let me know when booking how many rooms you require, as there is an extra charge for use of second bedroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.