DECORATED WITH ARTWORK FROM SOME OF THE FINEST VANCOUVER ISLAND ARTISTS

Norma or Robert Waddell

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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DECORATED WITH ARTWORK FROM SOME OF THE FINEST VANCOUVER ISLAND ARTISTS

Nanaimo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This Is A 740 Sq.ft., One Bedroom, Self Contained, Level Entry Suite

We offer a bright, comfortable, self contained one bedroom apartment for guests that appreciate fine surroundings. Hammond Bay Artful Suite is tastefully furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site), complimented by amazing Artwork of various mediums from fine local Vancouver Island Artists. This level entry suite has parking just a few steps from the entrance door where there is a secluded partially covered patio area with surrounding flower gardens.

Settle in, relax, and enjoy your lunch at the pastry table with live edge overlays or pack a picnic lunch and take the 5 min stroll to Pipers Lagoon oceanside park to enjoy a wonderful hike & views across the Salish Sea to the snow capped mountains. You won't be disappointed either way.

So, if you’re wanting a truly 'Out of the Ordinary' experience in accommodation the Artful Suite has it 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’ll offer recommendations for arranging for kayaking, diving, hiking or bike hires. Our desirable location offers easy access to any part of Nanaimo or as a home base to explore the wonders of Vancouver Island.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only

Norma or Robert Waddell

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We have been living in Nanaimo for the past 6 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. It is because of our enjoyable travelling experiences that set us on this path to offer this distinct, one of a kind accommodation.

Norma is a semi-retired Operating room Registered Nurse. Robert has been a furniture designer and maker for many years. His shop/studio is on the property so he is always available for visits from our guests. He was instrumental in organizing the popular Hammond Bay 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

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 6 yrs ago. We have never looked back and and enjoyed every moment here.

This is a mature property, offering a lot of privacy to the home and suite that occupy it. Being a third of an acre one doesn't feel cramped on the property. We love that our location is convenient to all amenities that Nanaimo has to offer. We enjoy the location which is nestled amongst some of the very best ocean parks and land locked parks this area has to offer. We take full advantage of them. Although we have a magnificent view of the Salish Sea from our Living room. We truly enjoy the casual stroll to Piper Lagoon park to enjoy the smell of salt air, the pounding of the waves and screeches of the eagles over head.

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

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Decorated With Artwork From Some Of the Finest Vancouver Island Artists
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Decorated With Artwork From Some Of the Finest Vancouver Island Artists
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481878vb
Nanaimo Vancouver Island
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!
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Decorated With Artwork From Some Of the Finest Vancouver Island Artists
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Nanaimo Vancouver Island
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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
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Decorated With Artwork From Some Of the Finest Vancouver Island Artists
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Nanaimo Vancouver Island
Nakusp, BC Canada
5

BEAUTIFUL, QUIET AND CENTRAL LOCATION- EVERYTHING YOU WOULD NEED!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this new self catering suite and found it to be a very comfortable, clean and impressive with the high quality finish. We were happy with how private and quiet this suite was. I loved the comfy slippers and bath robes! It's excellent value for anyone looking for a cozy getaway in Nanaimo and are looking for something close to the seaside. Piper's Lagoon is only a 5 minute walk away- perfect for a picnic or stroll in the evening. We also found this location to be central to North and South Nanaimo and only minutes away from Departure Bay. Since the suite was so new when we stayed the entire art gallery hadn't made it to the walls and seeing the photos on VRBO I hope we can re-book and enjoy this suite again!
I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kristin & Rob
Thank you for choosing Hammond Bay Artful Suite!
We look forward to your return ,now that the Artful Suite has more artists showcasing their fine works in so many mediums!
Feel free to' like and share' on our www.facebook/hammondbayartfulsuite.com where you will see the most recent photos and updates!
Cheers
Norma & Bob
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Map

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
May 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$140
C$840
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$120
C$720
 

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Notes Cancellation information:
We require a 50% deposit upon booking, refundable with written notice thirty (30) days prior to arrival date minus $25.00 administration fee. The remaining balance is due at time of check in on your arrival date. A $300.00 damage deposit is required at this time as well. The damage deposit is refundable within seven (7) days from your departure date.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A comfortable sized bathroom with a combination tub/shower unit. Single sink and a semi private w/c. Decorated in black and white.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A one bed room unit. A generous sized bedroom with a Queen sized bed. The bedroom is decorated with a 'Live edge' headboard, wall hung shelves, chest of drawers and lovely artwork on the walls.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
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