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Sub-Penthouse - Nanaimo Waterfront Panoramic Ocean & Marina Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 85 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury Oceantfront Suite

Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony while taking in panoramic ocean & marina views.

Our sub-penthouse suite is situated in Nanaimo across from the world famous Newcastle Island and located just 2 minutes from downtown Nanaimo. Our 925 square foot, sub-penthouse suite features marble floors throughout, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, 6 appliances, FREE dedicated Wifi and FREE underground parking, 3 TVs, an electric fireplace, dining area, & balcony equipped for entertaining.

*Brand new air conditioning unit (effective June 2017), SO quiet you won't even hear it running!

*KING size bed in the master bedroom

*Queen size bed in the 2nd bedroom & a queen size sofa bed in the living room (equipped to sleep 6 guests)

*TV's in both bedrooms with a 60" flat screen TV in the living room (Netflix compatible)

*Two bathrooms - one is a walk-in/walk out shower ideal for guests with limited mobility

*FREE high speed/dedicated Wifi (no sharing with other guests!)

*Entertainment centre with built-in fireplace

*FREE underground parking

*Six appliances (dishwasher, stove, stackable washer/dryer, garburator, fridge with built in filtered water and & ice dispenser).

*Electric BBQ on the balcony

*Non-smoking premises

*Professionally laundered linens and towels (meaning really clean and you don't have to wash them when you leave!!)

*A “starter kit” beyond toilet paper and garbage bags is included. For example, a starter kit of organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, paper towels, Kleenex, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, sugar, coffee whitener, aluminium foil, plastic wrap, parchment paper, cleaning supplies, tea bags, and six Keurig coffee pods are supplied!

*We have 3 suites in total - see VRBO #740006 (right next door) AND VRBO #824160

A romantic getaway? A staycation with the kids? Attending a wedding? A corporate/work event? Desire for more space and privacy a hotel room could ever offer? We have multiple suites that can be rented simultaneously - please contact us for more information.

Long Term Rentals Inquiries

We welcome long term rentals. Our suite includes all utility costs, i.e., HIGH speed dedicated internet, electricity, heating, & water. Our suite is fully furnished with cutlery, crockery, linens & towels, and in suite laundry. You are given direct contact with the owner should any issues arise and we are happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, attractions and activities. We offer similar amenities that hotels offer, but with the space, comfort and privacy of home. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Lisette - Reservations
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Lisette - Reservations

We emigrated from England in 1975 and have lived in the Nanaimo area since. We have always enjoyed entertaining and we love meeting new people.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Owners: Dave & Gwen

*Reservations & website completed by our beautiful daughter-in-law, Lisette : )

Lisette - Reservations purchased this condo in 2012

Why Lisette - Reservations chose Vancouver Island

Water views are nice but ocean and marina views are NICER!! :)

Our son and daughter-in-law (Peter & Lisette) also own & rent their suite next door (VRBO 740006) and our colleagues (Al and Helen) own and rent VRBO 824160. Together we operate Nanaimo's Oceanfront Suites.

What makes this condo unique

We found the suite really relaxing and love the views from the balcony. We could sit forever on the balcony and watch the comings and goings of the boats and kayakers - it is lovely.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise: Please lower your TV volume and refrain from making excessive noise especially between 11
  • Garbage: Remove all garbage prior to departure. PLEASE remove strong/lingering odor foods from the suite immediately after cooking (i.e., fish).
  • Departure Expectations: Tidy the suite prior to checking out. Remove the garbage. It is not necessary to clean the suite.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Each bathroom contains professionally laundered towels. Organic shampoo, conditioner, hand, body soap. Toilet paper, Kleenex, a hairdryer, & close up illuminated mirror are all provided. 2nd bathroom is excellent for those with limited mobility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom contains a KING size bed, night tables, lamps, TV and ample closet space. Second bedroom contains a queen size bed, night table, lamp, TV and ample closet space. Ensuite with walk-in shower. Queen size pull out sofa bed in the living room. This suite comfortably sleeps 6 persons but we do have an air mattress for a 7th person if need be. This would be ideal for a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Long Term Rentals Inquiries We welcome long term rentals. Our serviced apartments/suites include weekly linen and towel changes, all utility costs, i.e., internet, electricity, heating, & water. Our suites are fully furnished with cutlery, crockery, linens and towels, and in suite laundry. You are given direct contact with the owner should any issues arise and we are happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, attractions and activities. We offer similar amenities that hotels offer, but with the space, comfort and privacy of home. Please don't hesitate to contact us.


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Sub-Penthouse - Nanaimo Waterfront Panoramic Ocean & Marina Views
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for us! It was clean, spacious and relaxing....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

Should be a 6 star place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect Vancouver Island place to stay!! Our host/owner, Gwen, was there to greet us and show us the immaculate condo! The location (minutes from the ferry docks) was superb with its unobstructed water-harbor view! Not to mention the great modern furniture and appliances, large flat screen TV (Netflix & cable) were all part of the wonderful setting. Gwen has really, I can't emphasize enough, how really she has thought of everything that is needed to make her guests comfortable and welcomed! Cooking ingredients, kitchenware - simply everything that is needed to make one's vacation stay - so very memorable! My wife & I have rented many, many VRBO/Homeaway places in Europe, Australia, Hawaii & Canada and this one will remain near or at the top of our lists for vacation stays! Thank you again Gwen!

Andre' & Allison - Bellevue, WA

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Impressed! It was perfection.

  • 5 of 5

The rooms were exactly as described, even better! Beautiful view, very clean and bright, superbly peaceful, all with the added assurance of security.

We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the water activities...float planes,

dragon boats, ferry boats, sail boats and colorful kayaks. Walking along the water front was a big hit.

Accolades for Gwen. Friendly and helpful welcome with tips for things to do. She introduced us to every inch of the unit showing us the very generous supplies, how to operate heat pump, remotes and security. Her attention to detail was extraordinaire. She thoughtfully provided things like umbrellas (just in case!) and a picnic kit with frozen packs in the freezer in the event we wanted to go on an outing. We were very touched with a hand-made anniversary card left for us from Gwen and Lisette. Thank you very much.

We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in Nanaimo

  • 5 of 5

Basically, Everything about the appartment is perfect.

The location is in a very quiet marina, with a view over the boats and the water. It is very quiet yet lively. The place is very, very clean. The Kitchen has everything you need, the bed is probably the most comfortable you've slept in, and everything is new and clean. Access to the indoor parking is very convenient. Checking in and out is a breeze.

We would definitely stay there again, even for several weeks or months!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo! Perfect location, very clean, beautiful Devore!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations. Would definitely go back. Perfect location. Condo was very clean, was extremely well stocked, and the decore was lovely. Would most definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodtion.

  • 5 of 5

I rented Gwen's condo for my daughter and her family visiting from Ontario. They said it was the best place they have ever stayed at. We couldn't get over how well equipped the condo is....from kitchen to's all there. It's about 1.3 km to the Departure Bay ferry and an easy walk....there are waterfront restaurants and a bar or two on the way if you feel a bit peckish !

The beds are very comfortable/Netflix is available if you can take your eyes off the incredible view of the marina/the FP adds a cozy ambience on chilly nights. Gwen is extremely helpful and accommodating and made check in/out a breeze. The professionally laundered linens were a big selling point for my daughter.

I can't say enough about the experience....thank you Gwen....we hope to do it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Carlos O'Bryans
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
3.2 Kilometres
Pryde Vista Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Beefeaters Chop House & Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Harbourfront Maffeo Suton Park
Car: recommended

*Only 2.4 km from the Nanaimo Regional Hospital

*Several restaurants & pubs are within walking distance.

*Kayak rentals are just down the road.

*We are within walking distance to Nanaimo's downtown, a 2-3 minute drive.

*Only 1.3 km from the Departure Bay ferry terminal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$50
Additional Guest Fee A$20 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$249.98

*Our rates are based on quadruple (4/four) persons! The majority of rentals are based on only double occupancy.

*Pay only GST (Goods & Services Tax - Federal) = 5%

*Stay durations of 30 days or more pay NO tax!!

*50% of total rental amount is due immediately with the remaining 50% due 14 days prior to arrival OR pay in one lump sum. The choice is yours!

We have 3 suites in total!! Please visit:

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.