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Charming, quiet, ocean view suite

Joseph Croasdale

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Joseph Croasdale

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Speaks: english
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Charming, quiet, ocean view suite

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Nanaimo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps up to 5 people.SEE OUR SPECIAL LOW SEASON RATES.

Ocean view. Overlooking beautiful Departure Bay and Newcastle Island with views across Georgia Strait to the Vancouver north shore mountains. Close to everything. Ferries to Vancouver 5 mins away, shopping 3 mins away. Close to Nanaimos popular seawall walk lined with parks, restaurants, boat rentals and cruise ship harbor. Nanaimo offers something for everyone. There is hiking, swimming, camping, golf, horseback riding, cycling all within easy reach. Our location on the Island is central, and is ideally situated for touring the Island's many attractions. Victoria is 90 mins south with its numerous tourist attractions and the west island with its famous long beach, Tofino and Uclulet. The north Island, too, is easily accessible via the Island Highway for more rugged outdoor adventures like whale watching and grizzly bear tours. Vancouver Island is an adventure and the holiday of a lifetime. Come see us soon, you'll be glad you did. New for 2009 beautiful 300 sq ft sundeck.

New sundeck and BBQ area for 2010: All payments made in advance for accommodation bookings are fully refundable( except for a $50.00 admin charge) up to 45 days prior to your expected arrival date. After the 45 day period no refund is given. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

Large parking area will accomodate a boat or motor:home All year round accommodation, great winter rates. Golf course close by. Winter skiing at Mt Washington or catch the ferry to the Vancouver north shore mountains. I hour 35 min ferry ride. Nanaimo offers good restaurants and a casino down town = 10 mins away. Victoria is just a 90 min drive south.

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  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Joseph Croasdale (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Joseph Croasdale

I am an active 72 years young man who was born in England during the second world war. I grew up and was educated in England. At age 22 i emigrated to Australia. I had a wonderful time there and took a diploma course in pest management. I left Australia in 1969 and returned to England because of a death in the family. I stayed there for 6 years and worked for a large pharmaceutical company as an advisory fieldsman in agriculture. I loved the job but i still had the wanderlust and felt the need to seek what i thought would be greener pastures.

In 1976, i emigrated to Canada with my family. My wife and two kids. In 1986 we took canadian citizenship and we have been here ever since. A total of 37 years. We love Canada and in particular B.C and in particular again, Vancouver Island.

Over the years , i have built a pest control company in the Kamloops area which i ran and operated for almost 10 years and then sold it in 1986. I moved from Kamloops to the lower mainland where i worked for two horticultural supply companies up to the year of 2000 a.d I then took an early retirement, bought a motor home and went traveling for four years.

Finally i decided to opt for a quieter life , hung up my hiking boots and left the city traffic behind, found a nice house in a great location with an ocean view and here i am.

Joseph Croasdale purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Joseph Croasdale chose Nanaimo

I bought this property for the location which overlooks Departure Bay and over the straits of Georgia to Vancouvers north shore.mountains I can watch the ferries comming in to Nanaimo from Vancouver. I can watch beautiful summer sunrises as the sun comes up (blood red sometimes.) from behind the north shore mountains and i also get great views of the full moon as well. The Cilaire suburb is probably the nicest suburb in Nanaimo with large lots and all the services are underground. I'm surrounded by mountains, lakes and of course the pacific ocean. There are numerous islands to explore and tons of things to do like boating, hiking, climbing, golf, horse riding and swimming. Nanaimo also has loads of shopping areas, a theatre, museum , a casino, large parks and several movie theatre's, Its great living in this tourist paradise.

What makes this apartment unique

A great climate, close to the ferries, easy to get around, (not fighting traffic the whole time.) Centrally located on the island for touring. Several major sporting centres like Bowen park, Beban park and a large new swimming complex and skating centre.

There is also a convention centre and a cruise ship terminal.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The stay was nice. Great place for our family. It was like home away from home. Loved the walk to the beach and picking the blackberries. The views were awsome also.
Aug 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming, quiet, ocean view suite
average rating of 4.4 based on 7 reviews

Above and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Joseph and Flo are excellent hosts and available to respond to any inquiries. The property is very well maintained and accurately described. Great deck with everything needed for a barbecue with an outstanding view. Quiet street close to anything you might need. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lopez family for your very kind review. We loved having you and hope you will visit us again if you are holidaying in our vicinity. This family was a lovely family and it was a pleasure to host them. They really respected the suite and I think made the most of our T.V and Netflix facilities. I hope all our future guests can get the same enjoyment out of staying with us as the Lopez family. Thank you for your gracious comments, it makes us try harder to make more improvements for the comfort of our fine guests. Joe & Flo

Relax at Nanaimo

  • 5 of 5

This two bedroom self contained suite is well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bed in the main bedroom is one of the most comfortable I have used and the view from the lounge room windows is across Georgia Strait - very relaxing. The TV has Netflix for unlimited movies and there is also a collection of DVDs and books to keep you occupied. A short distance from the house there are woodland paths for walking and you can walk through the forest to the ferry docks at Departure Bay. Local shops have everything you may need and the really big stores area a short drive away. Joseph is a generous and helpful host who really makes you welcome - I recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Halifax, NS, Canada

Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Property was as described and was very spacious and had all amenities. Owner accommodated an early drop of luggage while he was cleaning suite prior to occupancy. He also allowed the use of his BBQ on upper patio. Well located in Nanaimo and very close to departure bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to make our vacationers happy and we find that attention to detail of the little things is what's important. However, in this case i'm not sure that i communicated the fact strongly enough, that the sun deck and the B.B.Q area are for the exclusive use of our vacationing guests and offer them the best views of the bay and Georgia straits. I hope that didn't deter or restrict our guests from using that particular area.

Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

This vacation home is in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. Close to the beach and many attractions. The interior had been recently renovated. It was very clean and very comfortable. We had everything we needed right there. The upper deck was available to us and we used it, including the grill. The owner was prompted in responding to our questions and very gracious when we arrived. I will definitely be back and have already recommended it to several friends. (the pictures are beautiful, but the real view is spectacular!)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These are gracious comments from a gracious couple whom i found to be very open and friendly. I was very busy with renovations when they arrived and but for that, i would have liked to have spent more time with them as it was very pleasant meeting them and talking to them. However, we had a couple of pleasant conversations while they were here and i hope they will come back for another stay when my renovations are fininished and i have more time to enjoy them. Thank you L & J The perfect guests.

Nanaimo apartment

  • 4 of 5

Great location and very helpfull property owner.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very satisfying to hear comments back from our guests. We put a a lot of effort into making sure our guests are as comfortable as possible and our accommodations as spotfully clean as we can make them. We try to give helpfull information on restaurant locations and local attractions wherever possible and maintain an open and friendly environment. We love what we do and enjoy meeting our new guests and encourage any feedback both positve and negative if it means we can improve our guests enjoyment.


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Carlos O'Brians
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club.
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Vancouver north shore mountains
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Car: recommended

Located central Island. Ideal for touring all areas of Vancouver Island. Great locale for hiking, camping, fishing, boating, scuba diving. Great restaurants, dining and night life. Visiting cruise ships and a great harbor. Seawall walk, fishing charters and harbor tours. Dining at the dinghy dock a floating restaurant anchored by Protection Island a 10 minute boat ride across the harbor. Live theatre and a casino downtown.


Rates & Availability

From C$99 Per night

Nanaimo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
High season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$400
Cleaning C$85
Notes .
high season rate is for up to four people xtra person rate is $25/nght or $150/week children 12yrs and under are free. We cannot accept children under 4 yrs of age because we can not dispose of diapers. Sorry.
low season rates are for up to two people. xtra person rate is $10/nght or $60/week. children 12 yrs and under are free
All rates in C$ cancellation policy:Payments made up to sixty days prior to arrival, fully refundable except C$50 admin fee. After 60 day period, no refund.
Full payment for rental upon booking unless otherwise arranged. All payments fully refundable except for a C$50.00 admin fee up to 60 days prior to arrival. After the sixty day period, no refund is given unless we can rerent the property for your rental dates. Cancellation insurance thru your travel agent is strongly recommended. The security/damage deposit is due 10 days before arrival date.
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Nanaimo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large, with mirrored vanity
  • Bathroom has large shower with toilet and vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has queen, second bdrm has a bunk bed with a double bed on bottom and a single on upper. There is also a double sofa hide-a-bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a self catering suite with all bedding , cooking utensils, large fridge, full 4 burner stove and washer and dryer out of suite. All cutlery and crockery is also supplied. There are some DVD's supplied but not what one would call a library.

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