Ocean view. Overlooking beautiful Departure Bay and Newcastle Island with views across Georgia Strait to the Vancouver north shore mountains. Close to everything. Ferries to Vancouver 5 mins away, shopping 3 mins away. Close to Nanaimos popular seawall walk lined with parks, restaurants, boat rentals and cruise ship harbor. Nanaimo offers something for everyone. There is hiking, swimming, camping, golf, horseback riding, cycling all within easy reach. Our location on the Island is central, and is ideally situated for touring the Island's many attractions. Victoria is 90 mins south with its numerous tourist attractions and the west island with its famous long beach, Tofino and Uclulet. The north Island, too, is easily accessible via the Island Highway for more rugged outdoor adventures like whale watching and grizzly bear tours. Vancouver Island is an adventure and the holiday of a lifetime. Come see us soon, you'll be glad you did. New for 2009 beautiful 300 sq ft sundeck.
New sundeck and BBQ area for 2010: All payments made in advance for accommodation bookings are fully refundable( except for a $50.00 admin charge) up to 45 days prior to your expected arrival date. After the 45 day period no refund is given. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Large parking area will accomodate a boat or motor:home All year round accommodation, great winter rates. Golf course close by. Winter skiing at Mt Washington or catch the ferry to the Vancouver north shore mountains. I hour 35 min ferry ride. Nanaimo offers good restaurants and a casino down town = 10 mins away. Victoria is just a 90 min drive south.
I am an active 71 years young man who was born in England during the second world war. I grew up and was educated in England. At age 22 i emigrated to Australia. I had a wonderful time there and took a diploma course in pest management. I left Australia in 1969 and returned to England because of a death in the family. I stayed there for 6 years and worked for a large pharmaceutical company as an advisory fieldsman in agriculture. I loved the job but i still had the wanderlust and felt the need to seek what i thought would be greener pastures.
In 1976, i emigrated to Canada with my family. My wife and two kids. In 1986 we took canadian citizenship and we have been here ever since. A total of 37 years. We love Canada and in particular B.C and in particular again, Vancouver Island.
Over the years , i have built a pest control company in the Kamloops area which i ran and operated for almost 10 years and then sold it in 1986. I moved from Kamloops to the lower mainland where i worked for two horticultural supply companies up to the year of 2000 a.d I then took an early retirement, bought a motor home and went traveling for four years.
Finally i decided to opt for a quieter life , hung up my hiking boots and left the city traffic behind, found a nice house in a great location with an ocean view and here i am.
I bought this property for the location which overlooks Departure Bay and over the straits of Georgia to Vancouvers north shore.mountains I can watch the ferries comming in to Nanaimo from Vancouver. I can watch beautiful summer sunrises as the sun comes up (blood red sometimes.) from behind the north shore mountains and i also get great views of the full moon as well. The Cilaire suburb is probably the nicest suburb in Nanaimo with large lots and all the services are underground. I'm surrounded by mountains, lakes and of course the pacific ocean. There are numerous islands to explore and tons of things to do like boating, hiking, climbing, golf, horse riding and swimming. Nanaimo also has loads of shopping areas, a theatre, museum , a casino, large parks and several movie theatre's, Its great living in this tourist paradise.
A great climate, close to the ferries, easy to get around, (not fighting traffic the whole time.) Centrally located on the island for touring. Several major sporting centres like Bowen park, Beban park and a large new swimming complex and skating centre.
There is also a convention centre and a cruise ship terminal.