Our family of four spent Christmas 2014 at this fantastic Nanaimo property and it by far exceeded our expectations. The online pictures are amazing and normally on holiday property rentals the photos always look better than reality - not in this case. The place looks even better in-person. Cozy rooms, a well-appointed kitchen that had everything we needed to cook and host Christmas dinner for my extended Canadian family, stunning views that make early rising a pleasure as you watch the sun come up over the bay, and Su even set up the Christmas tree and put out decorations so our little kids could get into the spirit and decorate the tree before Santa came. The beach just outside the door was perfect for our 3.5-year-old who was in heaven skipping rocks into the bay every day. Nanaimo has so many parks, lagoons, marshes and lagoons - winter or summer this house is a great base from which to explore. And Mt. Washington is only about an hour's drive away, meaning snow in winter and hiking in the summer. I could go on and on, but I'll sum it up by saying that I know I will return to Nanaimo to visit family and I will book this house again without hesitation.