|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.