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Luxurious Lakeside Living on Long Lake in Nanaimo

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10 +)

Beautiful 3 bedroom home centrally located on Long Lake in Nanaimo.

Enjoy relaxing on the deck with a fantastic lakeview. The beach only steps away or sunbathe on the large dock. Some watercrafts available for your pleasure. Stroll along the walking trail and enjoy the local wildlife including osprey, otters, mink, turtles and more. Beautiful gardens on-site. Excellent freshwater fishing for bass and trout off the dock. Bring your boat and motor if you enjoy skiing or other water sports. Boatdock and lots of trailer parking. Dock is float plane accessible.

Lakeview has a beautiful birdseye maple and granite kitchen, spacious counter tops, eating bar dishwasher, microwave and is fully equipped. Living room is spacious and has a natural stone fireplace you can walk right out onto the deck overlooking the lake with a BBQ. Sit outside and enjoy lakeside living at its finest. The front yard has a granite patio with an outdoor gas firepit for enjoying the evening.

Three full bathrooms. Bedrooms are equipped with queen-size beds. The lowest room has a twin as well and twin trundle. the open concept lower floor also has two additional twin beds and two double futons. The spacious living room has a full lake view and walk out deck. TV/VCR/DVD and private phone included. Extreme High-speed internet and wifi.Beautiful large natural stone fireplace to enjoy on chilly nights.

Only minutes to downtown, close to all amenities including dining, golfing, shopping, local sites, hiking, cycling and more.

Explore Vancouver Island from Nanaimo as your home base. A short drive to the Island's famous cathedral grove, home to 800 year old cedars. Salt water fishing, may land you some of the world's finest salmon ranging from eight to 60 pounds. BBQ your catch on your own deck whilst enjoying the scenery. Some of Vancouver Island's most beautiful beaches are so close you would not want to miss them. For the more adventurous trying bungee jumping or caving. 'So much to see and so little time' is a common phrase on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo has many sites and attractions to explore including Nanaimo's own old city quarter, cable bay trail, Newcastle Island and much more. Diving in and around Nanaimo has become very popular as recently MV have formed an amazing artificial reef which make this area a fond memory for divers.

Come to Lake view and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Long Lake.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Karin

I have been providing tourist accommodation in Nanaimo for over 15 years. I very much enjoy assisting our clients with all their vacation needs and suggestions for wonderful tourist attractions.

Karin purchased this house in 2003

Why Karin chose Vancouver Island

Lakeview was created, as I grew up in Ontario in a resort. We had 5 cottages and a guest house. My greatest pleasure is being able to share this cottage country like living with all newcomers and repeating guests alike. Living on a fresh water lake right in the middle of a city, is like a pocket of paradise.

What makes this house unique

This waterfront home has a dock, use of non motorized watercrafts including a paddleboat, canoe, kayaks. A lovely beach and large deck overlooking the lake to sit and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Home away from home”! This home suited the needs of our family perfectly. Your town is ever changing and your waterfront home very impressive. We enjoyed the accessibility by ferry to Gabriola Island, sea plane to Vancouver, and access to all the small hidden treasures along the way. Your home on the lake provided us with comfort and relaxation. I thank you for the natural and peaceful surroundings. We will highly recommend it.
Aug 2008
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Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite off Masterbedroom - toilet , shower , 3 pc ensuite
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , main bathrooms is a 4 pc
  • three full bathrooms, one ensuite off master, main bathroom has a jetted tub, and lower floor bathroom is also a 3 pc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Masterbedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom on the upper floor & full 3 pc ensuite
    2nd bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom on the main floor
    3rd bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 3rd bedroom on lower floor with a queen,twin & trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Other Lower area with two twins & 2 double futons
  • This home has 3 bedrooms plus the lower floor has two double futons and an two additional twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach, dock, non motorized watercrafts (canoe, kayaks, row boat and paddleboat), Floatplane Accessible, Greatview, High-speed Internet as well as excellent wifi. free local calls, in home computer for searching tourist attractions, emails.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Lakeside Living on Long Lake in Nanaimo
average rating of 4.882353 based on 23 reviews
Vernon, B.C., Canada

Golf Buddies Trip

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of eight senior men who are school friends that go on an annual golf trip. This year we travelled to Vancouver Island and stayed at this vacation rental home in Nanaimo. Karin was a wonderful host and the accommodations exceeded our expectations. The home is situated on Long Lake and is excellent for swimming, water skiing or kayaking. The patio/deck overlooks the lake and was a relaxing way to enjoy the afternoon and evening after a strenuous day on the links. We highly recommend this home for a trip such as ours and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home, great location ... perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Family of five travelling from Seattle with the family dog found this property to be the perfect holiday get-a-way. The photos and property description are accurate. Owner (Karin) was responsive and helpful, reservations were easy and straight-forward. She met us at check-in and briefed us on the home and the area. The home is warm and inviting, well-appointed and will sleep many. The kitchen has high-end appliances and the BBQ grill on the back deck is a plus. This house is on Long Lake, with a small dock. We took our small boat (14-feet, 50 HP) and had a blast tooling around the small lake. As an aside, my 10-year-old and I caught many sizeable Rainbow Trout (2-3 pounds) and they were tasty! Loudon Park, just next door, has an excellent swimming beach and the water is clean and clear. Spent one day tripping up to Coombs, MacMillan Provincial Park and Englishman's River Falls - all within an hour's drive. Also nearby is Piper's Lagoon Park - great hiking; and, of course, Nanaimo's beautiful waterfront and harbor. We came away very pleased. Thank-you, Karin! Your property is awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Len and family, it was our absolute pleasure hosting you all. Thank you so much for coming and enjoying our little pocket of paradise here, the weather could have been much hotter, however I am sure the cooler temperature assisted in your amazing fishing. I am so glad you caught some to enjoy. We look forward to accommodating you all again. Have a great day Karin
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Stunning property & excellent family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We we're visiting family in vancouver and choose the Lakeside home due to size, location and how beautiful it looked on the website. Let's just say that none of us were disappointed, in fact we were all truly amazed by our weekend retreat.

It was big enough to accommodate all 10 of us including 2 babies. The older children loved the lake & water sports. The house is well equipped so there was no need to head out for food unless you really wanted to. Bbq on hand and great weather added to our fabulous weekend. Anyone looking for a gorgeous large home to stay in for any amount of time should consider contacting Karin, great customer service for a stunning property. Thanks

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing, a perfect fit!! In Nanaimo to help my father celebrate his 90th birthday. Karen provided us a oasis for my family to relax and rest at the end of each day. We are three families as part of one so it was great to be together but still have our own space. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, it was such a pleasure to have you all. I am always excited when families all come together to celebrate together, nothing more precious. I look forward to seeing you again. Karin
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Terrace, BC, Canada

Family from Across the Country Gathered for Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Karen for having such a great place to accommodate such a large group(10), with room to spare. Access to the Lake and use of the paddle boats, canoe and kayaks was great. Cool evenings and quiet days on the deck along with an interior that was very modern, turned our family Wedding into a Vacation. We really enjoyed the stay and would recommend for anyone to not let the place slip away if your considering booking. Truly worth it.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, it was such a pleasure having you and your family staying. A great family you have thank you for coming to stay and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was awesome from start to finish. Karin made us feel welcome and the amenities that were provided were awesome! I wish we could have taken advantage of the water more but we were attending a family wedding and duty got in the way! Definitely recommend this house for anyone wanting a beautiful and relaxing vacation! Will keep Karin in mind of I ever travel to the island again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn, it was so very nice to meet you all and we are very happy you had such a great stay and wonderful time here. Look forward to you coming again. Please send me some wedding photos :)
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Rates & Availability

Nanaimo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 17 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High season
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $91.48 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Cleaning Fee $182.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are based on double occupancy only, additional guests have an additional fee. There is pet fee if applicable. Off season rates, a utility surcharge is applicable. Holiday surcharge may also be applicable.

30% non refundable deposit paid at the time of booking. The balance is payable upon checkin. There is a 60 day cancellation period prior to checkin unless home can be rebooked and filled. Payment is accepted both visa and mastercard.

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