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Oceanfront Executive Home - Nanaimo's Diamond in the Ruff

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-11)

Bayside is Nanaimo’s “Diamond in the Rough”. Experience this beautiful, scenic oceanfront, 3800 square feet home, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Bayside is conveniently located, 7 minutes, by car, from Nanaimo City Centre and within 10 minutes from a variety of shopping malls. Centrally located on Vancouver Island it takes only a short time to take in the best sport and fresh water fishing and diving adventures of the world. When you're in the mood to explore more of the Island, Tofino, on the Pacific Coast, is only 2 ½ hours west and Victoria is a 1 ½ hour drive south.

This newly renovated, air conditioned home allows for many different types of family gatherings and entertainment opportunities. The two large decks, running the length of the home, overlook the Bay and a private landscaped and grassed yard. Relax on the deck recliners and watch the eagles, cormorants and gulls sunning themselves along the tidal shoreline, or site a deer strolling across the yard and at night enjoy the breathtaking sunsets. The beach, only a step away, is a wonderful vista with the ever changing tides and a place for beachcombing and swimming.

This home is furnished with new, contemporary furniture, by a well known Vancouver Designer. It features three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one powder room, three fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Bayside's gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, built in Italian coffee bar, granite counter tops, two outdoor BBQs (one on each deck).

Bayside has an open concept on the main floor, with the kitchen, dining, and living rooms elegantly and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom is on its own floor with a king bed, walk in closet/dressing room, ensuite with special 3 piece shower heads, and a spa bathtub. The second floor has two bedrooms with queen beds and private bathrooms. This floor also includes two separate TV rooms for all to enjoy. The third floor has a private games room with a billiard table and TV.

You have an amazing 180 degree view of the Bay throughout the home. This house is a great place for relaxing, socializing, and entertaining year round

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beachfront, Waterfront, View, Executive Home, Walk on Beach

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karin (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Why Karin chose Nanaimo

Life just couldnt be more relaxing and tranquil here. The south exposure and 1000 square feet of deck overlooking the ocean, made this home perfect for a holiday santuary

What makes this house unique

The full ocean view, the decks with all day sunshine, overlooking the water, the beautiful open concept living areas, perfect for entertaining, socializing and just relaxing while on holidays

Guestbook comments from the owner

Happy New Year! Wow simply put. The house, the view, the fun. I highly recommend this home to anyone. Nanaimo is beautiful and we will be back. Thanks so much
Jan 2012
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Executive Home - Nanaimo's Diamond in the Ruff
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Nice house!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a very convenient location. It's clean and have everything we need to spend a few days with our friends. The only complaint would be the missing blinds in the master bedroom on the top floor.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Anne for coming with your lovely family. It was such a pleasure having you. I apologize immensely for not being able to have that one blind back in time, unfortunately a previous guest had pulled the cord and it broke into the unit and with the high end blinds, we were unable to repair it ourselves and had immediately sent for repair and the few days you were there he was unable to complete due to requiring a new part. Again my apologies. I look forward to accommodating you all again. Have a fantastic summer. Thanks you K
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Beautiful home, wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Apart from a small glitch at the begining with our booking dates, everything was smooth sailing thereafter. Karin was always available (even when she was not in town - she made sure others checked in on us) and attentive. The home is beautiful and fully equipped - too bad we could not figure out how to operate the high-tech coffee machine :) The location is great and the view priceless. All 9 of us really enjoyed our stay and will certainly return the next time we are on the island. Thanks Karin and team!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Catherine, the pleasure was ours. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and yes I couldnt agree more a million dollar view. Spectacular. We hope to have you come again soon. Karin and Bobbi
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Bayview Feedback

  • 4 of 5

Overall our experience was very positive. I would recommend that the billiard table and associated equipment be maintained to a better standard. The driveway is very challenging and borderline dangerous. The kitchen requires more glasses and the internet system is almost unusable. I would like to convey our appreciation to Bobby and Karin for being so attentive to our needs. One last comment, please have any maintenance completed when guests are not using the house. The shut down of the irrigation system resulted in no water in the master bedroom area and an outside tap running water for several hours.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Jeff for this helpful information. We will have that attended to immediately and appreciate the feedback as it allows us to contiually better our services. We strive to provide outstanding standards, accommodation and services. This helpful information allows us to better serve everyone. Our personal thank you from myself and Bobbi we appreciate the compliments. Have a great 2014 and hope to see you all again. Karin
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  • 5 of 5

My stay at Bayside was beautiful and tranquil, but unfortunately was shortened from a one month stay, to a three week stay by an emergency admittance into hospital! Otherwise the rental home was beautifully & tastefully appointed. The bed was super comfortable and the weekly housecleaning service was a real treat!

Karin is a wonderful Administrator & Agent for this home rental!, and will certainly keep her number handy!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bobbi, we very much enjoyed having you and were sad for your unfortunate circumstances. I am glad it has all resolved. I very much look forward to accommodating you again and hope to see you this spring. Thanks Karin
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Rates & Availability

Nanaimo House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 275/325 $209 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $759
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are based on double occupancy only. Additional guests have extra fees. Off season utility surcharges. Holiday surcharge may apply. The cleaning fees are based on number in the home. If party is larger than 8, additional cleaning fee is applied.

a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. The balance is due an payable at check in. Cancellation policy is 60 days notice prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Ensuite, jetted jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, dual sink
    Main floor powder rom - toilet , Powder room on main floor two piece
    Lower floor 3 pc off TV room - toilet , shower , Main washroom on this floor is a 3 pc off Rec room
    Ensuite off 2nd level Ocean view bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 pc ensuite off 2nd bedroom on lower level
    Billiards room washroom - toilet , shower , 3 pc washroom on lowest level in billiards room
  • 4.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Masterbedroom - 1 king , Masterbedroom very large, could host an additional cot/crib
    Ocean view - 1 queen , walk out deck, full view queen room large closet
    Oceanview 2nd bedroom - 1 queen , full ocean view, large 4 pc ensuite, walk out deck
    Rec room with Murphy bed - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , The rec room has a full size queen murphy bed
    TV room with Pull out - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tv area with large flat screen, fireplace, walk out deck
  • Masterbedroom has King size bed (1), Queen size rooms have two queen Beds (2) murphy bed full size queen (1) TV room has a queen pull out
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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