My family spent approximately two weeks in Nanaimo this past summer in a spacious, beautifully renovated/maintained home. Peter and Irene were our hosts from upstairs.
First, the place was beautiful: polished hardwood floors, big windows with ocean views, the largest covered deck anywhere with lighting and ocean view, spacious and quiet bedrooms far from the living room and kitchen area, easy parking, all required amenities including laundry, WiFi, dishwasher, etc....
The home is also only a one minute bike ride from the bike path that traverses through the town. Many a day, our family spent on the path to exercise and get to downtown where we would play football and crab fish with the locals.
This suite is a MUST buy! You will love it.
Second, the service: Peter and Irene were the most gracious and accommodating hosts possible. We enjoyed being so well received and how open they are to meeting new people.
If you are considering renting this suite, then just rent it while it's still available. You will adore the place!
To Irene and Peter, thank you for being such wonderful hosts and providing a beautiful place for our family to stay. Our trip was perfect.
Matt & Rachelle
This house was in a great location. Close to many amenities. We were visiting family and they were very close by,. We could even walk to their homes, walk to the water front, walk to the grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store. The house was clean and the beds were awesome, which is so important, especially when you are traveling. We were not aware that the owners lived on the top floor until we arrived. The slide show showed the back yard but we were not allowed to use it because we were staying on the main floor, not the lower llevel, which we were not aware of as well until we arrived. There was also no oven. The owners brought us up a small, portable one which worked out okay...we had a great holiday
The unit was exactly as shown in the pictures. It is spacious and well appointed. We enjoyed the views from the windows and the large deck. The kitchen is small with very little space to prep your food and put things, but it was well stocked with lots of pots, pans, utensils, dishes, etc. Our biggest complaint was that we were asked to not open the windows because the entire house (bottom rental, middle rental and top floor where the owners live) is controlled by the same air conditioning. We closed every single vent in the unit so that we didn't freeze, but it was stuffy. We really appreciate being able to open windows to let in the breeze and hear the sounds from outside, so this was a big downside to us. Additionally, the beds and couch were uncomfortable to sit/lay on. Peter is a very friendly host and very much wants to be a part of your stay.
The location is on Departure Bay so you can watch the ferries, sailboats and float planes leaving and coming in. Very large roomy suite which will accommodate three couple or a family. Has a very large balcony with a great view. Convenient location with grocery store within walking distance. Nice having two bathrooms. Peter and Irene are very welcoming yet allow you your privacy. Enjoyed our conversations with Peter very much. Peter is very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Will definitely return if our accommodations require a large suite!!
We loved our stay in Nanaimo. The location of this rental is perfect...easy to get to and central to everything. Lots of space, clean, great neighbourhood, and BEAUTIFUL view of the harbour. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Good value as well.
Shopping is close by and a central location in Nanaimo. This is a great condo for 6 people with a large deck to enjoy the ocean view. The condo has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Peter and Irene are great hosts. We will visit again.
All the boxes were ticked for me in this accommodation. Close to the hospital where I visited my Uncle twice a day every day, Lots of room for friends and family to drop in for a visit and sleep over. The view is so beautiful and calming in my rather hectic life. Our hosts were very kind and understanding with the coming and goings of all my guests. Thank you Peter and Irene. Till we meet again.