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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront

Su Grimmer

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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:
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Nanaimo House Rental Photos and Description

House with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Dreaming of an oceanfront vacation?

Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing and sea birds calling. Stroll the beach looking for shells and sea treasures. Watch our resident otters play at water's edge. Spend endless hours watching eagles soar, seals fishing, the ferries coming and going, sea planes overhead and myriad shorebirds looking for dinner. Wander, read, stroll, storm watch, sleep in a deck chair, relax over dinner, BBQ a fresh salmon; this is British Columbia oceanfront at its best!

This modern well-equipped home has everything you will need for a relaxing, memorable vacation.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Su Grimmer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About Su Grimmer

This custom built home is owned by our family. It was custom designed and built by one of Nanaimo's most well-respected builders. It sits on the site of one of the original Departure Bay summer cottages built circa 1900. The original wood-frame summer cottage was not salvageable, and so, in 2012, a custom designed house was built on the site. Lots of history. Brand new luxury home.

Su Grimmer purchased this house in 2012

Why Su Grimmer chose Nanaimo

The house site and the whole of the Departure Bay Beach area is one of the most historic in the region. Walk on waterfront is hard to find anywhere in the world, and Departure Bay Beach House is just that...the beach, and the ocean, just outside the ocean side doors of the house.

What makes this house unique

Waterfront. Oceanfront. Mountain views. Custom build. Modern fully equipped home. Lots of space for family, friends and entertaining. Listen to the crash of waves, stroll the beach, breathe the clean ocean air, de-stress, relax, rejuvenate, re-connect. That's what our family does. For us it is all about big family dinners, good fresh food, lots of laughter, idle hours of reading, listening, talking or just kicking back, sipping a cool drink, taking it all in. Hours slip by and time seems to stand still. Sleep well. Swim. Meditate. Connect. We always leave too soon. We think you will feel the same way.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Film crew visiting from New Zealand - House with the "Wow Factor"

  • 5 of 5

I organised the house for our crew of four men who were filming on Vancouver Island. I found dealing with Su (home owner) very personable, yet professional. She continued to keep in contact via email or phone quickly & efficiently every step of the way.

Being that the men had traveled 1/2 way across the world they certainly did appreciate the beautiful view from the house, the luxury & comfort of the house, & the personal touch of having little pastries for when they arrived. (Nice surprise for the men)

After long days of working / filming, they said it was blissful to arrive back at the house & relax.

It was big enough that it allowed each of them space to retreat to at the end of the day.

They enjoyed this house so much so that they phoned me back in New Zealand to thank me for booking the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo, It was our pleasure to host your film crew. I smiled from ear to ear when you called me from New Zealand to fill me in on the "wow" comments from the men when they arrived at the house. We are also happy to hear that their long days of filming proved fruitful and that they captured all of the footage they had hope to. NZ is a long way, but we'd love to have you back with us one day. All the best. Su G.
Victoria, BC
5

ROMANCE on the BAY

  • 5 of 5

A Romantic Valentine’s escape from Victoria, BC to Departure Bay Nanaimo. This was a surprise getaway! That is how I planned and executed it with the help of our host Su. She had arranged beautiful flowers, a bottle of Champagne (not prosecco) waiting for us. There was spa music coming from all the monitors, both fireplaces were softly burning, the soaker tub primed filled with bubbles. (Su had thought of everything!)

We went for great walks on the beach, two local parks, a short distance from our weekend retreat. We watched eagles in the bay, and otters frolicking in front of the house during breakfast.

I can only say that I scored BIG points this year. We even went kayaking from the house with the kayaks that are available.

If you want to do it right next Valentine's Day, you better plan this place early.

This well maintained and meticulous house was a dream come true!

Thanks for everything … ;-))

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your most gracious review. It was so much fun to help you plan this weekend. I know we had to get our timing just right, but it does sounds like everything went off without a hitch. I am delighted the romantic escape happened exactly as you had hoped. All the best to the both of you. Su G.
Burnaby, BC
5

Winter on the coast

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at this house. It is not that we live far away, we only come over from the Lower Mainland of BC, but once we board the ferry to come to the island, our work life and the stress of the city living seems to slip away. We have started to think of this house as our own personal retreat. We walk in the door, the house is always welcoming, the hospitality warm and inviting, we unpack, pour a glass of wine and settle in. We are only ever here for 2-3-4 days at a time. Whenever we can spare time from our "real" life in the city, this is the place we run to. In those few days we seem to be able to rejunvate, recharge and reconnect. I guess in writing this review I might be letting our big secret out of the bag for others to discover, but so be it. This place is worth sharing.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anita and Liam, We are delighted to hear that you think of our beach house as your island retreat. You are a pleasure to have as guests and we hope we are able to welcome you back over and over again over the years. All the best, Su G.
5

If HOME were only this wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Five star all the way.

From the moment we wound our way down the hill to the beach front address, the manicured gardens, the immaculately decorated interiors, its spotlessly clean rooms. The million dollar views, a kitchen that a true chef would dazzle. Our time here was peaceful, serene, with nary a concern for a thing. Groceries available a stones throw away. WIFI, DVD library, television in all rooms, lovely linens.... net year we will return for a longer winter visit, to be sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wowie. Thank you for this most sensational review. We loved having you stay with us. We do hope you come to visit again. All the best, Su G.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, spectacular, gorgeous... I don't think there is an adjective that really describes this place. We knew when we looked at the photos on the web site that the house was beautiful. What we didn't know was just HOW beautiful it is, or how comfortable. As great as the photos are, they don't do this place justice. We felt it as soon as we walked in the door. The view is breathtaking. I don't remember the last time I watched the sun rise, but I watched it every single morning while we were there, either from the upper balcony or while lying in bed.

The layout of the house is perfect for groups. Lots of space for gathering (which we did a lot of), but plenty of places to be alone, too, if that's what you need. Every time someone asked, "I wonder if there's a (fill in the blank) in the kitchen," someone else would reply "Yes!" The only thing we didn't find in the kitchen was a Keurig coffee machine. :-)

I can honestly say that this was the most relaxing vacation I've ever been on. Thank you, Su, for offering such a beautiful vacation home, and thank you for ordering in the beautiful weather! I've already recommended you and your vacation home to others, and we are also planning another trip next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanne, This review brought an ear to ear smile. Thank you so much for your kind words. Now about the Keurig...if the manufacturer can come up with a recyclable pod, I would be all over that method. But alas, it has not, so we'll have to roll with the French Press and the coffee making machine or good old Tim Horton's up the street. Hope to have you back with us again. Cheers, Su G.
Cochrane Alberta
5

Absolutely stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

The Departure Bay Beach House was perfect for our family. There was a lot of space, which was nice since there were six of us. It is such a beautiful house, so new and clean! It was also amazing being right on the beach - we were in or on the water every single day. The view is stunning, especially from the patio, which is where we spent most of our time. We would recommend this house for anyone who wants an amazing Vancouver Island experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie & family, Thank you for this most wonderful review. You filled our house with laughter and the echoes of a great holiday. We appreciated the kind note you left for us in the guest book. Sorry your had to leave us just when it seems winter decided to visit Alberta. Perhaps that means you will come back to the West Coast much sooner than later. Cheers, Su G.

Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Sea Air float plane terminal
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Original Joe's (Country Club Mall)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
BC Ferries terminal, Departure Bay ferry terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 19A
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Shanghai Gardens (Chinese, dim sum, buffet)
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Departure Bay Beach (in front of the house)
Car: recommended

A Stunning Custom Built Beachfront Vacation Rental

Looking for a luxury oceanfront vacation rental home? Departure Bay Beach House, located on famous Departure Bay, is an elegant custom built 'walk-on' beachfront home, located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Custom built in 2012 by one of Nanaimo's premiere builders, our modern, stylish two-storey private residence, can be your vacation rental dream come true.

An Ideal Waterfront Location

Departure Bay is short distance 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.

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Rates & Availability

From C$300 Per night

Nanaimo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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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$300
C$1,500
C$4,500
 
 
High Season 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$450
C$2,300
C$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee - variable C$250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit C$700
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. We prefer to call you to collect your credit card details for reasons of security. Our deposit is 50 % of your total rental at the time of booking. The remaining rental fee is charged 4 days before check-in.
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Amenities

Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The half bathroom is on the main floor with a sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Heated tile floors, soaker tub, walk-in shower and two sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The master on the upper level has a private ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The main upper level bathroom is large with a tub shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master on the main, wheelchair accessible, private ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master # 2 is on the second level with a private ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Ocean view upper bedroom has 2 double beds plus oceanview
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper level bedroom has a queen and shares a bathroom
  • One large master on the main floor is wheelchair accessible, with a private ensuite bathroom with a large soaker tub and a walk-in shower. The toilet has a grab bar and is a high access toilet. This bedroom also have a desk and chair, TV, reading area and a huge walk-in closet. The other 3 bedrooms are on the upper level, including another master with queen and private ensuite. The other two bedrooms are 2 doubles and one queen and these two rooms share a large bathroom with a tub/shower combo.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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