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Monty & Brenda McKay

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Your dream Vancouver Island getaway

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Luxury 2 bedroom suite in the heart of Nanaimo

Please note that the VRBO site is displaying the average nightly rate in $USD.

Our nightly rate between May and September is $160 CDN/night. For weekly or monthly rates, please contact us.

Fully equipped and furnished, new 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom main floor spacious suite with separate entrance, 9' ceilings, full professional kitchen, in-suite full size laundry with front loading appliances. Highest quality finishing throughout with professionally installed sound proofing, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, 42 in. plasma TV, cable, internet and modern furniture. Bedrooms have queen beds with quality bedding, full closets and bedroom furnishings. Queen Sofa Bed and Love Seat in Living room. Private patio with afternoon sun. Situated in central Nanaimo on the slopes of Mt. Benson, Roxboro Place's picturesque views overlook the city of Nanaimo, Strait of Gerogia and Coastal Mountain Range. You will be close to shopping, transportation, Westwood lake walking trails, attractions, fine dining and leisure activities.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Monty & Brenda McKay (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Monty & Brenda McKay

We have lived in Nanaimo for over 20 years. We found our dream location with stunning ocean, mountain and city views from Roxboro Place. We have enjoyed staying in VRBO properties around the world and are happy we can offer our home to you and your family.

Monty & Brenda McKay purchased this house in 2006

Why Monty & Brenda McKay chose Vancouver Island

You will feel right at home when staying at Roxboro Place. You will have easy access to all attractions in Nanaimo and other destinations on Vancouver Island with world class hiking, cycling, eco tourism, fishing, golfing, diving, sightseeing, caves and endless recreational activities at your doorstep. Day trips to Tofino on the West Coast, Victoria on the South Coast and Campbell River on the North Island are only a short drive away. The beautiful beaches at Parksville and Gulf Islands are easily accessed from Roxboro Place. Regardless of how you are travelling to central Vancouver Island Roxboro Place is only 15 mins from BC Ferry terminals and the Nanaimo Airport.

What makes this house unique

Arriving at Roxboro Place you will be awed by the beauty of Nanaimo, Georgia Strait and the Coastal Mountain views of the Sunshine Coast. You will feel at home and comfortable upon arriving in our immaculately kept property.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Your dream Vancouver Island getaway
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

The property was everything described plus

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Monty and Brenda the suite was very comfortable and clean. Comfortable beds and everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again. Tom

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We highly recommend Monty & Brenda's for long or short stays!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a month at Monty & Brenda"s and enjoyed "all the comforts of home". Everything needed was there.....a well equipped kitchen with adjacent dining area; a living room with entertainment center if needed.....two bedrooms with ample closet space....a well appointed bathroom......the peace & quiet of the country located in the city. From "home base" we were able to travel by car easily on a well planned highway system running through Nanaimo. I also biked across Nanaimo using the highway & trails that are easily accessible from Monty & Brenda"s......I had to adjust my bikiing for the steep hills which I wasn't use to here on the east coast, but after a week I was biking up the hills. Monty & Brenda are warm & friendly people; they are welcoming without being intrusive. They are proud of "local"....Monty & Brenda started White Sails craft brewery last year.......(probably the idea was fermenting long before) they use local barley & hops and other local ingredients for their "creations".....if you enjoy a quality beer, The Departure Bay sessions ale is an excellent place to start.......looking forward to tasting the new Snake Island Dark next time we are in Nanaimo. A very enjoyable Home Away from Home!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mesa- for the winter

A 5 star stay!

  • 5 of 5

This very clean ground level apartment is modern and spacious and ultra comfortable with the best quality of furnishings. The bedrooms are large with organized storage, and the laundry facilities are terrific. Top quality appliances and kitchen fittings made meal preparations easy and convenient.This is a 5 star accommodation for either short or long term stays.

The location in College Views is not within walking distance of downtown, but a 5 minute drive brings you to convenient shopping, a sports centre, and a variety of parks and walking trails in beautiful surroundings. It is easy to get around Nanaimo.

Our hosts, Brenda and Monty, could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and attentive to any request. Thank you so very much for making our winter stay so comfortable and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a wonderful two week stay at Roxboro Place. The suite is immaculate and very nicely furnished with modern stainless steel appliances, granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, full laundry facility and a well equipped kitchen. The location is within a 10 minute drive of the airport and similar distance from most shopping in Nanaimo. From the driveway there is a spectacular view of the city, the harbor and the coastal mountains. The hosts, Brenda and Monty, were excellent. If anyone on VRBO is considering Roxboro Place, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again Brenda and Monty for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vancouver Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 7 day stay with our 2 teenaged children. This contemporary suite is immaculate, very tastefully decorated, and very well equipped with all that one would need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Monty and Brenda were excellent hosts; friendly, helpful, and graciously hospitable. We would not hesitate to recommend this suite to anyone! We intend on visiting the island again and hope to stay in Monty and Brenda's suite...without a doubt as with each vacationer's phenomenal experience the suite's popularity will grow. Thank You so much for everything Monty and Brenda!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Suite/Wonderful View in a stunning neighbourhood!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely suite with our two children and couldn't have asked for a better place. The suite was decorated beautifully, very clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Monty and Brenda were extremely friendly, and always there to answer our questions and give us advise about touring around the island. The house is within walking distance to the Westwood Lake Trail which is great if you want to get out for a run in the morning. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
White Sails Brewing
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Departure Bay or Duke Point
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nanaimo Parkway (Highway 19)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Departure Bay

Walking distance to Westwood Lake & nature trails, Mountain Biking trails, Morrell Bird Sanctuary and Vancouver Island University.

Easy access to Nanaimo Parkway for travel north or south of Nanaimo.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30
Refundable damage deposit $113

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservations of more than 4 adults - An additional fee of $20/night per additional guest.
Check in time 3:00 PM
Check out time 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite Counter
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom with quality bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom with quality bedding
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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