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Walk-on waterfront on historic Departure Bay Beach

Su Grimmer

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Su Grimmer

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015
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Walk-on waterfront on historic Departure Bay Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Nanaimo House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom (Sleeps 6) Home. We Are Dog Friendly!

A Unique, Beachfront Vacation Rental

Looking for an oceanfront vacation rental home? Look no further. This exquisite 'walk-on' beachfront home, located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, is a holiday dream home. A modern, stylish two-storey private residence, on famous Departure Bay, can be your vacation rental dream come true. Open the door to our website and see for yourself.

Seaview Beach House, Nanaimo, BC

Our extensively upgraded renovated private waterfront residence sits on a long swath of 'walk-on' oceanfront beach in Departure Bay, in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.

Nestled at the end of a laneway and fronting onto the beach, this 2,100 square foot home has sweeping views of Departure Bay and the far off Coastal Mountain Range. Watch ferries and seaplanes come and go, eagles soar overhead and seals and otters playing off the front deck. The house faces east, so you will wake to magnificent sunrises that flood the house with light through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

See also our sister property two doors over. Visit VRBO # 455340

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Su Grimmer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015

About Su Grimmer

This private home has been in our family since 2007. It has undergone extensive upgrades over the years with the last big renovation in 2012/2013. It is West Coast living at its best.

Su Grimmer purchased this house in 2007

Why Su Grimmer chose Nanaimo

Walk-on waterfront. Views of ocean, sea, sky, and the Coastal Mountain range on the mainland. Dog-friendly house made for family gathering, romantic get-away, couples holidays and gal pal weekends.

What makes this house unique

Waterfront. Ocean. Sea. Sky. Beach. Eagles. Seals. Resident otters. Amazing sunrises. Large cedar deck. The house is all about friends, family and entertaining.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Walk-on waterfront on historic Departure Bay Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
London, England
5

A Perfect Beachfront Oasis

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Molly, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was an pleasure to host you, Matthew and your two boys all the way from London UK over Christmas. I am happy to hear the kitchen was up to snuff vis-a-vis your Chriustmas dinner. You were certainly dream guests, leaving the house in pristine condition. I was delighted to know your family holiday on the West Coast was just what your were hoping for. All the best, Su G.
abbotsford
5

drinks on the deck

  • 5 of 5

we just ended our absolutely lovely week in this home rental by the sea.....we we were so excited when we arrived to find this lovely accommodation with the amazing view....we found every thing in the home top notch.....the hostess was exceptional in giving us any answers to questions about the area and even going so far as to finding us a place to go out dancing....we can,t say enough good things about her and the place ....kayaking from right out front daily to drinks on the deck every evening.......comfy beds and abundant linens , kitchen fully stocked , even a selection of videos......we did not want for anything.....we WILL be back ........

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ladies of the kayak cruising, C&W dancing, margarita sipping "Drinks on the Deck" crew, It was such a blast to have you four ladies stay at our house. Your text messages and adventure photos had us in stiches. We lived vicariously via your funny short “text” stories of your daily adventures. Your guest book message will go down as the “best ever” summation of your week on the ocean. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests. We’d love to have you back. I am very sure the Moose Hall will be talking about you and your dance moves for years to come. Cheers, Su G.
Squamish, BC
5

The Perfect Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beach house has anything and everything you could possibly need or want for a great relaxing vacation:

- fantastic location,

- a breathtaking sweeping view,

- and all the comforts (plus more) of home (including a gourmet equipped kitchen, luxury bedding and towels, and all the little things you forget when getting away (spices and oils for cooking, soap and shampoo, music docking station, a good magazine, etc). We are a family with young children and babies and all baby equipment was provided for our use, which was very convenient.

The property manager was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable with any questions and or concerns.

We most definitely plan on returning for another stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Taylor , Thank you so much for this most glowing review! We are delighted to hear your long weekend with us was relaxing. Those ocean waves are a boom for sleeping babies! We most certainly appreciate your feedback on the amenities at the house. We hope to have you back with us again soon. All the best, Su Grimmer
5

Awesome House, Location and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes for many years and this is by far the nicest and best equipped house we have ever rented. The location is amazing and the house comes with kayaks and bikes to explore the area. Our children (ages 15, 13 and 11) used the kayaks everyday to explore the islands in front of the house. They paddled out to the islands with no difficulties and were able to see the seals sunbathing and explore 'starfish alley'. The seals would even follow them home afterwards!

The house is extremely well equipped with everything you will need. The products provided are of great quality and not the cheap variety that many rentals provide. Su is an amazing hostess. She communicated with us before, during and after our stay to make sure all of our needs were met. She definitely knows how to make you feel at home.

If you are looking for an amazing house in the Nanaimo area, look no further than this one!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Claude, Thank you so much for this fantastic review. It was our pleasure to host your family group at Seaview Beach House this summer for your extended family reunion in Cedar. It was also fun to have Lisa and her family in our other house two doors over. Thank you as well for leaving Seaview in such pristine shape! It was very much appreciated. Please come back and visit us again soon. Cheers, Su G.
West Vancouver
5

We should have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

We rented Seaview for five nights and wished it had been longer. We were four adults, one child and two large dogs. The layout is perfect and the amenities are definitely some of the best we have ever experienced. The location is excellent, with all the major retail therapy outlets very close by.

We were particularly impressed with the condition of the property and all the little touches which made it such a wonderful experience. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. One of my first clues to a great place is one where the kitchen has knives that actually are sharp. Small detail but indicative of the care and thought which has gone into the preparation of the unit.

Great balcony for watching the comings and goings of Departure Bay traffic including the ferries, seaplanes and private pleasure craft. We made full use of the barbeque and enjoyed eating most of our meals on the deck. The rates are very competitive for the location and size of the property but in our opinion certainly one of the best for value for money we have experienced. We have no hesitation in recommending this property. One of the bonuses for our visiting English guests was the small herd of deer that appeared on the beach one morning. We just loved the whole experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michael & Nicole, It was a pleasure to host you, your family from England and of course the dogs at Seaview Beach House this summer. Nicole, I loved hearing your story about your grand-niece and her first kayak adventure in Departure Bay. We are so fortunate to live in this spectacular part of the world, made even better when we get to share it with family. All the best. Hope to have you back with us again. Cheers, Su G.
Calgary
5

Great family spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Seaview over the Easter weekend for a family vacation. The house is fantastic -- well laid out for renters, and very well equipped. Our party included two chefs and they were very happy with both the layout of and equipment in the kitchen. Th

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your time with us over Easter. It makes me smile to hear that the kitchen was up to snuff for your two chefs. I love to cook and I figure many of our guests do as well, so we try to ensure the kitchen is ready to take on a gourmet challenge. Thank you too for leaving the house in such great shape. It is always appreciated by our cleaning teams. We hope to have you back with us again soon. All the best, Su G.

Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Sea Air sea plane terminal
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Original Joe's Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Kilometres
BC Ferries, Departure Bay terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway # 19A
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Shangahi Garden - chinese food + dim sum
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Departure Bay Beach, in front of the house
Car: recommended

An Ideal Mid-Island Location

Departure Bay is a mere 1.5 kilometers from shopping and dining with a number of restaurants within walking distance of the house. Nanaimo is a thriving community of parks, beaches, charming eclectic shops, waterfront walks, marinas and myriad dining choices from fine to casual, plus all the modern convenience needed for an enjoyable stay. These include grocery stores, gas stations, libraries, theatres, restaurants and delis, specialty food shops, spas, doctors and dentists, massage therapists and beauty salons.

The city of Nanaimo sits mid-Island and is a central arrival and departure point for BC Ferries to the BC Mainland. There is also an airport , or you can come and go via seaplane (Harbour Air, Seair Seaplanes or Westcoast Air) into Nanaimo Harbour from downtown Vancouver or Vancouver International Airport. The seaplane trip is only 20 minutes!

The TransCanada Highway (Hwy #1) runs directly through the heart of Nanaimo. From here you can venture north to Mount Washington, Courtenay and Comox, west to Tofino or south to the Cowichan Valley and Victoria. Please see below for links to information about the area:

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Rates & Availability

From C$225 Per night

Nanaimo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2014 2015
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,100
C$3,500
 
 
High Season 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$350
C$1,800
C$6,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,101
C$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit C$500
Cleaning fee C$175 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Cleaning fees are in addition to the nightly or weekly rate. A further GST tax (goods & service tax) is charged on the total amount. GST is charged at 5.0% on the total amount in Canadian dollars.
We accept Visa and MasterCard. For security reasons we prefer to call you directly to acquire your credit card details. Deposit is 50% of the total rental amount. The remaining 50% is processed against your card 4 days before check-in. There is also a damage deposit amount held against your card. It is released 48 hours post your departure after our cleaning team has been into the house to clean .
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Amenities

Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There are 3 full bathrooms in the house. One on the main level there is a walk-in shower. Upstairs, there is the master bathroom with a soaker tub and separate walk-in shower. The other bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are 3 bedrooms in the house. One bedroom is on the main floor with twin beds that may be made up at one king bed. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a queen bed, as does the guest bedroom across the hall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi at the house.

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