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Fabulous 4 BR Home in Prime Location

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Nanaimo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Hawthorne House is bright with an open floor plan with a large great room and kitchen with eating area, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a separate laundry room all on one level. It has a King Master bedroom with ensuite, Queen, Double and Single bedrooms.

This tastefully furnished main level has everything you will need for a home away from home holiday. The well equipped kitchen with granite countertops has all appliances including a microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, and panini sandwich maker. The great room has a gas fireplace, flat screen Smart TV with cable and WIFI. French doors open onto a lovely sunny patio.

The spacious spa like master bath has a separate shower and huge tub and double sinks. Comfortable furnishings and an ample supply of towels and linens make this home an enjoyable retreat.

The nice bright patio has a natural gas barbeque and outdoor furniture for relaxing and enjoying the evening sun and mountain views. The kids can play on the grass in your private fenced backyard.

Hawthorne House is nicely situated in a quiet new neighborhood close to downtown Nanaimo and Nanaimo Parkway Highway for easy access up and down the island. This is a great location to use as a base to explore what Vancouver Island has to offer. It is close to Vancouver Island University, Parks, Nanaimo Aquatic and Ice Centre, Trans Canada and Parkway Trail for walking/biking/jogging.

The Hawthorne neighborhood is a block away from the Buttertubs Marsh Conservation area and bird sanctuary with an easy trail system. The trail system has an entrance right across the street at Hawthorne Park. It is ideal for cyclists and joggers or even a leisurely stroll.

Hawthorne Park is midpoint in the trail system heading in all four directions of the compass. It leads to Colliery Dam and Chase River Estuary Park to the south, Nanaimo Lakes, Morell Sanctuary and Westwood Lake swimming beach to the west (nice spot - it is a short drive too) Parkway Trail to Brannen and Green Lake to the North, and Bowen Park with it's petting zoo and the Harbourfront Walkway with Swy-a-Lana Lagoon Park in downtown Nanaimo and Beach Estates Park to the West. Take a day and explore each way.

Make sure to check out the Wild Play Park at Nanaimo Lakes including aerial adventure courses, bungy jump, king swing and zip lines.

For waterskiing and wakeboarding Brannen Lake is the local hotspot but we also enjoy Long Lake. Tide pools and thousands of baby crabs at the ocean lagoon steps at Swy-a-Lana Park are worth exploring. A short drive to almost any lake or beach or stay at the home where you have lots of trails to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

Keywords: house, home, bungalow, level access, main level.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gordon or Margaret
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Gordon or Margaret

We fell in love with this charming well built new home in a great new neighbourhood close to VIU. We are outdoor enthusiasts and we enjoy walking, hiking and biking. We also enjoy boating on the local lakes, skiing at Mt. Washington and surfing in Tofino. We love the location close to everything and the fabulous trail system. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do and our other renters have.

Gordon or Margaret purchased this house in 2008

Why Gordon or Margaret chose Vancouver Island

We chose this very central location in Nanaimo because it was close to everything in a safe and quiet new neighbourhood. In the summer season it becomes a home away from home for visitors wanting to explore what Vancouver Island has to offer from a comfortably furnished home with lovely private outdoor space.

What makes this house unique

It is easy to get anywhere in Nanaimo or explore Vancouver Island from here because it is close to the Nanaimo Parkway and a five minute drive from downtown. This home is very close to walking and biking trails that lead in four directions to many of the attractions in Nanaimo.

The well equipped kitchen and flat screen TV are features of this bright and open home with lovely sunny patio and yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed ourselves tremendously here in Nanaimo. The use of your home contributed to our enjoyment.

It was perfect!

Thanks again,

Don & Linda
Jun 2011
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Fabulous 4 BR Home in Prime Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Caledon Ontario

Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks at Hawthorne House and would highly recommend it to anyone. It was great to have a sanctuary to come home to each night after exploring the island- lovely house and yard. The property is well kept in a pleasant, central neighbourhood close to shopping , restaurants, the ferry, and anything you might need. We really enjoyed walking in Bowen Park each evening-what an amazing place only a few blocks away. Our hosts Margaret and Gordon were helpful and prompt with any query. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Hawthorne House (our first time was in 2012). We love this house, as it has everything a person could need. It truly feels like a home away from home. The house is beautiful, inside and out. It has a full patio with a gas BBQ and lovely landscaping. Inside, the house is very well stocked - ample towels and linens, fully stocked kitchen with dishes, small appliances and little extras like a fully stocked spice rack, welcoming fruit bowl and bottled water. The location is very central, and the neighborhood is quiet and friendly. We based ourselves from Nanaimo and traveled to Parksville, Qualicum Beach and as far as Campbell River for day trips. We can't wait to be back to Nanaimo, and would definitely stay at Hawthorne House again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic visit!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful on the inside and out. We were greeted with a beautiful home, very well-maintained yards and anything you could need on the inside. The house was so welcoming...a fruit basket and bottled water waiting for us, luxurious beds and linens, a soaker tub with candles. The colors and decor are very modern...the place is like a show home!

We enjoyed our stay tremendously, going to Goats on the Roof (Coombs), the sand sculptures (Parksville), Victoria Harbour and the Sooke potholes. With a big kitchen we were able to cook supper for family and have a nice visit in the backyard! My only wish is that we had a few more days to just relax and enjoy the house, as well as the parks surrounding it.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Hawthorne House. It was well stocked and very comfortable. We were very lucky to have a wonderful week of warm sunny weather and enjoyed sitting in the back yard on the patio. Family from NorthEast Saskatchewan

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This home is exceptional! Pleanty of space, beautifully finished (as described) and a fantastic yard for the kids to play and for the adults to relaxing. Superb location, great parks nearby and easy acess to downtown. Very quiet.

We had everything we needed and the owners were available if we needed, so glad that we found this gem. Highly recommended for families as we had 4 adults and 2 kids with no shortage of space!

Thanks for some great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherstburg, ON


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many homes around the world listed with VRBO and while all have been lovely, this is by far the best equipped home ever. The home is actually more beautiful than the pictures and gives you a feeling of "home away from home" from the time you enter thru the front door. Two of our little ladies were 6 years old and the other two were 9. They loved the big screen TV, movies, games, comfy furniture, having their own bedrooms & bath, etc. Every room in the house was fully equipped with anything we could ever need.

They especially loved the Aquatic Centre which is only a few blocks away. We spent part of 3 days enjoying the indoor pool, water slides, lazy river and wave pool. A visit to Protection Island, the only floating restaurant in North America, was very enjoyable. Great food but the service left much to be desired. The girls enjoyed the boat trip and fishing from the end of the restaurant.

Thanks so much for helping create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. We will certainly recommend your home to all of our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport - 20 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Kilometres
Just across Highway on Jinglepot - 2 minutes
Nearest Ferry
4.9 Kilometres
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal -8 min drive
Nearest Golf
6.9 Kilometres
Beban Park Golf Centre - 9 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nanaimo Parkway Highway 19 - 2 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
At corner of Wakesiah and Jinglepot
Nearest Ski
132 Kilometres
Mt Washington - 1 hour and 40 minutes
Nearest Beach
2.8 Kilometres
Maffeo Sutton Park -5 minute drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Trail
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Westwood Lake Recreational Area
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Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Nanaimo Ice Centre
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Buttertub Marsh
Nearest Point of Interest
Pryde Vista Golf Course
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TransCanada Trail
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Jinglepot Marsh
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Colliery Dams Park
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Bowen Park
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Harbourfront Walkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Newcastle Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Newcastle Island
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Old City Quarter Shopping District
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Harewood Mall
Car: recommended

Next to park land and bird sanctuary, walking and biking trails. Adventure Park, beaches, Aquatic Centre with great wave pool and Rec Centre nearby.


Rates & Availability

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Christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $113

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Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) large master bedroom with king bed, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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