This gem of a house is a wonderful accommodation within walking distance of so many Parksville attractions. We were able to walk to the grocery store and the beach was an easy walk away. The host was very patient with my many questions and sent help when we couldn’t figure out the fireplace. The home is exceptionally well supplied with anything you might want for an extended stay. Our friends and we would happily rent this home again.
A really lovely home with a large open kitchen/dining/living area. Perfect for us and our two boys! Lots of space. Large garden with a small slide and swings for the boys. My husband picked fresh black berries each morning from the garden and we all enjoyed the local rabbits who spent their time in the garden. A very easy walk to the loca beach and town. A great place to stay!
Great location, plenty attractions around! Walking distance from Parksville Community Park and beach. We'll visit again!
The Painter’s Nook is a special place and you feel welcome as soon as you drive into the driveway, Everything you need is there for your convenience. Owner has a book full of all the information you need on the House, the garbage schedule, and of Parksville itself. Beautifully landscaped. Not one thing missing in making us feel at home for a 30 day visit. Our dog had a wonderful time in the yard. We would rate this cottage as excellent.
Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay at The Painters Nook! The cottage was spotlessly clean, with a warm and inviting decor and a perfect layout. It is well equipped with all the necessities for a family, and it was a much appreciated home base for our nearly 2 week stay in Parksville. Our children especially enjoyed the garden; fruit trees; swings; and the wild rabbits that visit the neighborhood. We enjoyed BBQ's in the lovely backyard, and the master bedroom sun deck in the equally lovely front yard. The cottage is also conveniently located, with many attractions and local amenities only a short drive away. Parksville beach (and park) is only a 10 minute walk from the cottage! We will definitely be back - a great place to stay in Parksville!
We spend more than a week with our family of 4 in Painter's Nook and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The house was in excellent condition, clean and fully equipped. Doing the dishes ourselves brought quality time for the family. The nearby shops provided very high quality food, meat and shellfish. We did hiking in close by parks but also had day trips to Victoria and Tofino. The rest days around the house were perfect too as there was enough space for both teenagers to do their thing. Definitely positive experience and recommendable.
We absolutely loved this beautifully maintained home away from home! The location was amazing, tucked away on a quiet street but walking distance to the beach, community playground, and downtown Parksville. My kids loved the play structure out back, and running around the yard, as well as playing with the toys, games, and art supplies. It had a very cottage-y feel, and 6 of us stayed comfortably for 4 days. There were all the amenities you would need and even lovely extras you wouldn't expect, like fresh bread and milk, sand toys for the beach, and bicycles. The owners have made this vacation property so homey and comfortable for people of all ages, and I loved reading about the history of the house, and seeing all of the original artwork. It's a great place for families and pets are welcome too! I really can't recommend this place enough - we look forward to coming back next year!