About Sherrie Aftanas
I am a community health care worker. I grew up in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I have lived at this address for 2 years.
Sherrie Aftanas purchased this House in 2014
Why Sherrie Aftanas chose Departure Bay
I bought this property because I love gardening and the big back yard is really quite lovely. I also have a very nice view of Departure Bay from my deck and from the patio below. The dogwood tree, quince tree and forsythia bush have such beautiful blooms in the spring, from rich yellow, soft cream and beautiful fuschia. Then there is the rhododrendrum blooms, a magnificent red and pink.
What makes this House unique
I am a short 5 blocks from the beach. The city has just finished building a brand new walk way along the beach with beautiful exposed aggregate tables/seating. If you are lucky enough to be at the beach when the whales come through it is an incredible sight. There are hiking trails just a few minutes down the road and of course a beautiful 50 minute walk around Westwood Lake, as well as swimming at the lake. There are many very nice restaurants and shops within a 10 to 15 minute drive either south or north Nanaimo. We have silly boat races in the downtown harbour, as well as bathtub weekend. The Nanaimo Symphony plays during the summer at the outside pavilion. You can walk along the downtown waterfront, check out the little shops, have ice-cream or special coffee or take the little ferry to Protection Island and have supper at the Dingy Dock pub and enjoy the live entertainment. This is just a few of the many activities that can be enjoyed in Nanaimo.
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Beautiful suite, meticulously kept. Outdoor patio was accessible with a little help from the owner. Neighborhood was very nice and local businesses and parks were easily accessible. Suite did not feel entirely private as you could hear everything in the house, but we did not feel infringed upon either. I definitely recommend this great rental.
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I work hard to provide a well maintained and meticulously kept suite for my guests to enjoy. As well, the back yard is lovely, complete with ocean view and large patio with lots of seating. I have had over 90 guests staying anywhere from 1 night to 3 months with guests coming back 2 and 3 years in a row, as they enjoyed the suite and yard so much. As the previous review states "love this place" which says it all.
Love this place
This was our second time staying here and we love this place. It’s a great setup and Sherrie is so accommodating.
Very beautiful and clean property, with great service and access to so many great adventures
Great stay, we will be back!
Relaxing, comfortable stay — just what we needed!
This is a roomy, well-decorated, and very pleasant place to stay. It’s location is convenient to all parts of Nanaimo, including the whale-watching boats, museums and restaurants. We would recommend a one-day side trip to Tofino, for a different view of the island, shoreline, and beaches. Enjoy!
Departure Bay Stay
Wonderful stay. Beautiful suite. Very clean and easy to find. I would recommend for a short or long stay.
Residence and property manager were superb