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A Boutique suite with Handmade Furniture & Art from Vancouver Island Artists

Norma or Robert Waddell

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Norma or Robert Waddell

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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A Boutique suite with Handmade Furniture & Art from Vancouver Island Artists

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Nanaimo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This Is A 740 Sq.ft., private one bedroom, self contained, level entry suite

We offer a private, comfortable, self contained one bedroom apartment for guests that appreciate fine surroundings. The Artful Suite is tastefully furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site), complemented by amazing Artwork of various mediums for sale,from fine local Vancouver Island Artists.

This ground level suite has parking just a few steps from the entrance door where there is a secluded partially covered patio area and surrounding flower gardens.

Take a 5 min stroll to Pipers Lagoon oceanside park to enjoy an enjoy the beach,take a hike & views across the Salish Sea, to the snow capped mountains. You won't be disappointed!

So, if you’re wanting a truly unique experience in accommodation this boutique Suite has it all for you. Ideally located in popular north Nanaimo, approx. 10 min drive from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal, this location is conveniently nestled amongst some of the best oceanside and landlocked parks in the area. With the wide variety of outdoor activities available at your doorstep, we can offer recommendations for arranging for kayaking, diving, hiking plus we also have bikes available on request. Our desirable location offers easy access to any part of Nanaimo or as a home base to explore the wonders of Vancouver Island.

While staying here, take time to visit the woodworking Studio at the back of the property to see what is being built or browse in the gift gallery. A warm welcome awaits all that stop in!

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Norma or Robert Waddell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Norma or Robert Waddell

We have been living in Nanaimo for the past 7 yrs and love all the Island has to offer. We especially enjoy the wonderful moderate climate, and the wide variety of healthy outdoor activities available at our doorstep.

Having travelled extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve always enjoyed the value and flexibility of staying in self contained suites. Our enjoyable travelling experiences set us on this path to offer this distinct, one of a kind accommodation.

Norma is a retired Operating room Registered Nurse. Robert has been a fine furniture designer & maker for nearly 40 years. His working studio & gallery is on the property so he is always available for visits from our guests. He was instrumental in organizing the popular Hammond Bay Open Studio Tour, featuring fabulous local artists working in various mediums. A number of these talented artists exhibit in the Artful Suite, which lends to the richness of the decor.

So our intent was not only to offer a unique, comfortable surroundings for travellers but also a venue for local artists to showcase their work.

Norma or Robert Waddell purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Norma or Robert Waddell chose Nanaimo

Norma has family that have resided in Nanaimo for years. We had been coming to Vancouver Island to visit for many years, and loved what the island had to offer. An unexpected opportunity arose that allowed us to move here 7 yrs ago. We have never looked back and and enjoyed every moment here.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a mature property 1/3 acre in size, offering a lot of privacy to the home and suite that occupy it. We enjoy the location ,which is nestled amongst some of the very best seaside and land locked parks this area has to offer. We truly enjoy regular casual strolls to Piper Lagoon park to enjoy the smell of salt air, the pounding of the waves and screeches of the eagles over head.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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A Boutique suite with Handmade Furniture & Art from Vancouver Island Artists
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Lac La Biche, AB
5

Artful Suite

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation had everything we needed. I am an early riser so could go for a morning stroll and watch tides change, seals, sea lions, ships, waves roll in, sun come up etc. while my wife enjoyed the artistic ambiance.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear how you enjoyed our Suite & the seaside morning walks! A great get away from the prairie winter with an early Spring here! We would welcome your return on another Island visit to see family! Cheers, Norma & Robert
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot. A spacious 1 bedroom apartment with beautiful furnishings many of them hand crafted by the owner as well as local art work. Nice location central to everything we needed. Nice private patio with garden views including humming birds. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Will certainly recommend this B and B to friends/relatives visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Artful Suite! We enjoyed meeting you both and are so glad you were comfortable while awaiting your movers to settle into your own home. Moving can be a stressful time and we were happy to offer a calm sanctuary during a hectic time. We know you will love living in Nanaimo!
Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Great Boutique B&B

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! Cozy, private & very relaxing atmosphere & very clean.We were surrounded by beautiful contemporary wood furniture made by the owner & also beautiful art by local artists. Like living in an art gallery. Close to all amenities & a lovely beach & park. The owners thought of all the details to make our stay enjoyable. Fresh baked goodies were amazing. We highly recommend this B&B & would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our Artful Suite. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. We feel very grateful to meet such great people like yourselves that appreciate the unique experience of what we have to offer.Hope to meet again!
Charlottesville, VA
5

Nicest place we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a little business and some leisure on Vancouver Island. We have stayed in lots of places around North America, and we don't normally have high expectations. Sometimes we have had to buy dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, etc.--sometimes even a decent pot to cook in.

What stood out is that everything was so nice here--good pots to cook in, nice bedding and towels, appliances that work well, and it was very clean. Also some muffins, fruit, and wine courtesy of the owners. Nice artsy apartment in a nice neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are happy you enjoyed your stay here in Nanaimo during your business/vacation. We were especially pleased with how tidy you left our Suite too! Like our other guests, you both were so kind and considerate leaving our Suite as you found it- you are welcome back anytime!
5

Comfort and Style!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the Artful Suite twice and will return. It is a quiet and comfortable alternative to a hotel while in town for work. The owners go above and beyond, supplying basic breakfast foods like fresh bread, eggs, milk, and fruit! Sleeps are comfortable and quiet! The art and decor in the suite are a nice added touch. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and returned a second time! We appreciate you taking the time to give a Review, as I'm sure you are very busy. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Nanaimo!
North Battleford,Sk.
5

Great Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our one week stay at Hammond Bay Artful Suite. The location in close proximity to the seaside parks couldn't be beat! We especially appreciated the fine artwork and handcrafted furnishings displayed throughout the studio. Cleanliness and comfort second to none. Everything we needed and more! The friendly owners were very helpful with any questions we had regarding tourist information,etc. We highly recommend this vacation property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila & Neil, So glad you enjoyed your stay here in Nanaimo. Hope to see you back again...maybe a winter stay next time for a break from the Prairie winter! Thank you again for choosing Hammond Bay Artful Suite! Norma & Bob

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nanaimo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Pipers Pub & restaurant
Nearest Ferry
6.6 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
5.6 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Kilometres
Brooks Landing Mall Restaurants
Nearest Ski
129 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Piper Lagoon Park
Car: necessary

This warm and inviting vacation rental is located in the popular north Nanaimo area. It's with in a 5 min. walk to one of the most beautiful ocean front parks Nanaimo has to offer Pipers Lagoon. With its scenic views across the Salish Sea to the snow capped mountains of the North Shore, Piper Lagoon is a favourite spot for out door activities. Recommendations are available should you want to arrange for kayaking, diving, or bike hires. Also with in a km is Neck Point park which is reputed to be one of the best underwater diving locations and some great birding (eagles and owls). With in a .5 km is Linley Valley park a very large and popular urban park, that offers very scenic views. Take a 13 minute (9 Km) drive to a beautiful harbour walk, and you'll quickly see why Nanamio is known as the Harbour city.

Only a 10 minute drive from Departure Bay Ferries, this location is well situated for exploring Nanaimo and the wonders of Vancouver Island.

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Rates & Availability

From C$140 Per night

Nanaimo Apartment Rental Rates

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House keeping fee C$30
Notes CANCELLATION: Email or phone with seven (7) days notice for full refund (minus a $25.00 admin fee) is required. Other wise your deposit will be non refundable.

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Amenities

Nanaimo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A comfortable sized bathroom with a combination large tub/shower unit. Single sink and a semi private w/c.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A one bedroom unit. A generous sized bedroom with the Queen sized bed is adorned with a magnificent Headboard from West Coast Maple custom made & designed by Robert.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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