STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT LUXURY HOME - WALK ON WATERFRONT

Su Grimmer

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

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STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT LUXURY HOME - WALK ON WATERFRONT

Nanaimo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 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:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Su Grimmer

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
UK
5

WOW WHAT A LOVELY PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
It has taken me 12 months to write this review, but I am doing so now because we still talk about the trip, we absolutely loved it! The House was better than we could of imaged, perfect is not good enough, we were able to see all the family on the island, enjoy the daily views across the bay and just relax. When we talk about our time we always say the house made it. The help and consideration of the owner was wonderful not just for the house but helping with the whole trip, everything was so personal this meant so much to all of us. We will be coming again!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello John! What a delightful review. Thank you so much. My only regret was not being able to meet you and your group in person given that pesky knee replacement surgery of mine. You are most welcome to visit with us again. We hope it proves to be sooner than later. All the Best, Su G.
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

WORLD CLASS STYLE AND COMFORT

  • 5 of 5
This felt like 'home' from the minute we walked into it. Total comfort, and super equipped with everything that is required for cooking, relaxing and activities..... or just kick back to enjoy the amazing views. A home away from home situated on a beautiful beach.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Fran, It was an extreme pleasure to have you, John and your group as our guests. We would welcome you back in a heart beat. Perhaps next time it will be a Christmas trip all the way from Australia. All the best, Su G.
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
Nevada
5

THE IDEAL DEPARTURE BAY VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
Departure Bay Beach house is one of the finest rentals I have contracted. This very modern, well maintained, spacious house is very well appointed with impeccable furnishings. The gourmet kitchen is a chief’s delight equipped with every appliance you could ever require. The bedrooms are all roomy and very comfortable complete with very high quality bedding. The two common living areas (each with a fireplace!) are large with spectacular views of Departure Bay. Su G. manages the property very well and equips visitors will very detailed information concerning the house and the area. I found the information in the listing extremely accurate and our experience with this rental property was far beyond our expectations.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Debbie, Thanks you very much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have your groups as our guests. You left the house filled with lots of good energy. Knowing we played a small part in helping you to celebrate your niece's graduation from Vancouver Island University made your visit special. Thank you too for leaving the house impeccable. Our cleaning team was very appreciative. All the best, Su G.
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
5

FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved the beautiful view & the lovely garden had a calming effect on us. Granny & Grandpa were up early every morning sitting outside with their granddaughter sipping coffee - the sun was just starting to peek through the clouds with all the different shade of colours.
The house beautifully set out - enough space for every person. The kitchen is so well equipped - you had everything a chef needed! Bonus was that Su had made sure we had something for our tea when we arrived…thanks so much.
Bedrooms had comfy beds, towels & bedding was of best quality - not forgetting the newest member of the family - baby's cot was already set up in bedroom downstairs - all bathrooms had body wash & shampoo - sometimes one forgets to pack those little items. Even the laundry room had laundry soap - what more can we ask for.
Thank you for this well-equipped cottage - it was really appreciated.

We are planning for another family trip next year - so this will be the first cottage we will be looking at depending on our numbers.

Also, thank you Su for mailing back granny’s sandals which she had left behind.

We had a wonderful holiday and are really grateful to Su for everything!!!

THANK YOU!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Janeen and family, Thank you so very much for you kind review. It always makes me smile to know a family such as yours has had the opportunity to regroup and reconnect over a holiday at our house. We would love to have you back with us again. All the best, Su G.
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
5

GREAT HOUSE WITH A SPECTACTULAR VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great house and the view was breath taking! The layout of the house is just great, plenty of room for everyone. The house is equipped with everything, fully stocked kitchen, throw blankets in the sitting room, and umbrella and shopping bags in the front hall. The manager of the property Su, was always available to answer questions, make recommendations if asked and she has set up her own directory at the house with directions for shopping and restaurants. She made the rental as easy and welcoming as it could get. We are already looking to book her other property on the same street, as that house is pet friendly and we really missed having our dog with us. This is a beautiful property and you won't be disappointed about anything.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim & family,
Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback on the house and amenities. We would most certainly love to have you back, and yes, this time please do bring the tiniest member of the family, and enjoy our dog-friendly house next door. www.bcbeachhouse.ca

Hope to see soon. Cheers, Su G.
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Stunning Custom Built Luxury Home - Walk On Waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455340vb
250-390-2711
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, bc
5

GAL PAL WEEKEND EXTRAORDINAIRE

  • 5 of 5
Sometimes you need to ditch the husband/boyfriend and the kids/pets and get away with your amazing girlfriends for a weekend of laughter, camaraderie, good food, and way too much wine.
Eight of us rented this fantastic house right on the ocean in Departure Bay…as in walk-on waterfront! The location is spectacular. Did I mention the beach? Waves crashing. Gorgeous sunrises. Seals. Eagles. Otters. Ferries coming and going. Sea planes floating overhead. Breathtaking.
And the house! We all gasped when we arrived. The place is gorgeous. Better than the pictures on the website. It is very well laid out. There are places to gather, and places to get away from each other. There are decks front and back and a large patio with a BBQ.
The beds are comfy. Big bathrooms. Good linens, sheets and towels. The kitchen rocks. It is very well equipped from spices, to sharp knives and all manner of cooking pots, pans, platters, gadgets – the list is endless. Whoever set-up this kitchen is obviously a good cook. And of course the two big gas fireplaces to nestle in front of at the end of the day.
But beyond all that, there is something about the house that invites you to kick back, relax, unwind and just be – be with your friends, be with nature, be alone, best of all - be present.
We’ve all decided that this will be our “same time next year” special place.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Niki and ladies, Thank you for the great review. Thanks too for some of the pictures you sent along to me of your gourmet dinners. It looks like each one of your group is a talented chef. I am happy to hear you found the kitchen up to snuff, especially with a house full of cooks. "Same time next year" sounds like a good plan to me. We'd be delighted to have you back. Thank you as well for leaving the house in pristine shape! Cheers, Su G.
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Map

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

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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
 
High Season Rates
Jun 1 - Sep 30
4 night minimum stay
C$425
C$2,240
C$8,250
 
 
Low Season Rates
Oct 1 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
C$290
C$1,400
C$4,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$290
C$1,400
C$4,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

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 3 days before check-in.
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.
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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 ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The half bathroom is on the main floor with a sink
    Bathroom 1 - tub , shower , toilet , 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • spelunking
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