Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Beautiful Ocean View One-Bedroom Self-Contained Vacation Suit

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious suite with 1 Queen Bedroom + double sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ocean view, private one-bedroom suite located in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island. The suite is fully self-contained with its own entrance. Everything you need for your home away from home.

You'll enjoy gorgeous ocean views across the Georgia Strait and see the mountains on the mainland. Neck Point ocean front park is located nearby where you can watch the bald eagles soar overhead.

Relax on your covered private deck to a spectacular sunrise or watch the setting sun over the Winchelsea Islands as the Alaska cruise ships pass in the distance during the summer months.

The suite is a large, bright, one-bedroom suite. It has a full kitchen with eating area, full bathroom, large living room, bedroom and deck. It can easily accommodate four people with a queen bed in the bedroom and a hide-a-bed in the living room.

The location is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, diving, bird watching, wildlife viewing, etc. There are plenty of golf courses in and around the Nanaimo area.

Nanaimo is located on Vancouver Island, a 1-1/2 hour ferry ride from Vancouver. Its central Island location is ideal for your day trips to Victoria, about a 1-1/2 hour drive; Tofino, known for its beauty and surfing is located just three hours away on the west side of the Island; Parksville and its sandy beaches are a 1/2 hour drive along the coastal highway; and Mount Washington ski resort is just over one hour away. In the winter months, you can ski Mount Washington in the morning and then golf at one of the many golf courses in the afternoon!

Snowbirds welcome!

Special monthly rates available from November to April at $1500 per calendar month (bookings of less than the calendar month during this period will be subject to the regular off-season weekly and daily rates).

Keywords: Suite; Flat; Self-Contained; Holiday Let

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Sheila

Dave and Sheila work hard at making your stay a memorable one, while giving you all the privacy you want.

Sheila purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Sheila chose Vancouver Island

We live in the area and know how beautiful it is for the vacation traveller.

What makes this apartment unique

Relax on your deck over the beautiful garden, with its little water fall and fish pond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the use of your lovely place and AWESOME garden! We had a great time!
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 3


Nanaimo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double sofa bed (1) in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Electric fireplace in the living room


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean View One-Bedroom Self-Contained Vacation Suit
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 50 reviews

  • 5 of 5

I came in September and stayed through until December. This is a great suite, with a wonderful deck looking onto the yard with a very pretty water feature. The view across Georgia Strait to the Coast Mountains is superb. This suite comes with everything one could need and when I arrived it was absolutely spotless. Sheila and Dave are great hosts. I can heartily recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

More than perfect

  • 5 of 5

Ive I could give this more than 5 stars I would, since it was better than other places that I have given 5 stars to. The owner was super friendly, the location beautiful and the apartment more than clean.

Two of us had to sleep on the pullout couch but that was comfy as well. The only downside was that apparently the bedroom was a bit more noisy from upstairs but thats sadly usually the problem with Canadian houses.

The apartment itself was roomy and had everything it needed, except a dishwasher, but hey, just take turns with people. One can tell that Sheila has an eye for what travellers want. She even provided spices, good cutting knives, enough pots and pans, towels and dish cloths (frequent travelers will understand why all of this is outstanding) and also milk was there upon arrival. Another highlight was the dart game and their beautiful garden and apple trees.

The pictures really dont do it justice.

The location itself was also great, (we had a car to get around), its close to the ocean and the view from the windows is just incredible.

Thank you for the great stay! Any time again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Best VRBO rental - bar NONE

  • 5 of 5

Ocean View Suite is fantastic! My wife and I spent 6 days at the suite and we wish it could have been 60. Sheila (owner) communicated perfectly prior to our arrival. She answered all questions and made the rental process seamless (even with the Can/US dollar exchange). She even emailed, turn by turn, driving instructions from Victoria that were easy to follow and accurate.

Upon arrival, Sheila greeted us warmly and showed us the suite. We both said WOW!!! when she opened the door to the suite. It looks brand new. Clean is an understatement. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need. The furniture is comfortable and sits like new.

Sheila told us how to get to all the stores, restaurants, and shopping that we might need. All very close to the suite.

We loved sitting on our QUITE private deck overlooking the extremely manicured garden with all the flowering plants. The soft babbling stream and pond (complete with resident turtle) was a bonus as we watched boats and cruise ships pass by.

Although the suite is located in a residential neighborhood you would never know it. Quite does not do it justice. The house and suite are situated on a hillside in such a fashion that you don't see or hear the neighborhood at all. It is so quite that we found ourselves speaking softly. You really do have a private, miniature "Butchart Garden", suite, deck and view all to yourself.

As others have said, Neck Point Park is a treasure. This easy walking trail park right on the waters edge is a real treat. Especially to those of us escaping the Arizona summer heat!

We are all ready talking about when our next visit will be.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay! There was plenty of room for a family of 4, it was very clean and comfortable. The views of the mountains and ocean, the hummingbirds and the lovely garden were enjoyed each morning over a cup of coffee! This location was wonderful, quick and easy to get on the highway or down to the harbour. The best treasure was finding Neck Point Park nearby - we really enjoyed walking and tide pooling there! It was nice to feel like we were coming home every night!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Hosts know how to make a family with kids comfortable

  • 5 of 5

All the other reviews are true :). Loved the garden and the view. loved the kitchen that we could use without any fear as it is clean. Neighborhood is good and major stores and restaurants are very close.

Thanks for making our trip fun and memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay, high on a hill looking out to the sea and mountains, Sheila was lovely, made us feel very welcome. Everything you need in this apartment, so spotlessly clean. Plenty of seating outside on the deck with an small ornamental garden with a apple and pear tree, which we told to help ourselves to. Would defiantly recommend, we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cassidy Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Piper's Pub
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Piper's Pub
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Neck Point Park
Car: recommended

Beautiful Parksville sandy beaches are 20-25 minutes away and Mount Washington ski resort is just over one hour away. Many local beaches minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Nanaimo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% is required to confirm a reservation, payable either by Interac email money transfer or PayPal. We do not accept credit cards but PayPal does and I can send a PayPal invoice if necessary. The balance is due in cash on arrival or two days prior if using PayPal or Interac.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

You might like these similar properties