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Elegant Walk-on Oceanfront Private Residence

Stunning custom designed home & private gardens on the ocean in Departure Bay
31 reviews
Stunning custom designed home & private gardens on the ocean in Departure Bay
Oceanfront with views on both levels
Front door to main house and access to the ocean front patio
Enjoy your morning coffee from the upper deck with a gorgeous view
Your sunrise as the house faces east
Your beach directly in front of the house
Your view from the kitchen into living room, dining room and the ocean
The convivial gourmet kitchen and bar seating for 4 people
The open kitchen has views of the ocean. The dining room has seating for 8 to 10 people.
A large gas fireplace warms the living room. Gorgeous views from every angle.
This is Octavia the octopus, our house mascot. This picture was taken by our guest Michelle.
The dining area can easily seat between 8-10 people
The main floor master bedroom has a king bed, large walk-in closet, huge private ensuite bathroom
The main floor master has views of the ocean while lying in bed
Main floor master ensuite bathroom with soaker tub and shower
Upper level family room & office - amazing views!
Upper level family room with a big gas fireplace and ocean views
Upper level master bedroom with queen and access to private deck
Upper level master bedroom with queen bed and private ensuite bathroom
Upper level master bedroom privatge ensuite bathroom with large walk-in shower
Upper level bedroom with two double beds and gorgeous ocean views
Upper level bedroom with two double beds, its own TV and lots of closet space
Upper level main bathroom - share by two bedrooms
Upper bedroom with queen bed and access to a private deck
Your protected private back deck for sunny afternoons
Large capacity Magtag washer & dryer
The house faces east so the sun rise is spectacular
Winter on the ocean is just a beautiful as the summer
A walk along Departure Bay in the winter - this was taken in February 2014
One of our resident otters after a successful fishing trip
Another gorgeous sun rise on Departure Bay
An incoming BC Ferry and a larger cargo tanker awaiting a mooring spot in Vancouver
There is great fishing to be had in the area. We can direct you to a good local fishing guides
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Have you been searching for a luxury beachfront vacation rental home? This magnificent custom-built "walk-on" beachfront home, located in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, is a holiday rental dream. Built in 2012, this exquisite and sophisticated two-storey private residence, on famous Departure Bay, can be your vacation rental dream come true.
About the Owner, Suzan B G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 63 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN2279412
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Lynette D
1 review
Reviewed July 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Our stay at Departure Bay Beach House was superb. It met and exceeded all of the reviews primarily for me this house was accessible. The main floor is easily navigated with a wheelchair. Su provided a ramp for the doorways, the hallways and main baths are large and equipped with safety bars. My family enjoyed decks upstairs and on both...

Management response:

Dear Lynette, It was a sincere pleasure to have you and your extended family stay with us this past week. I know how hard it has been for you to find a house that will accomodate your specific needs and I am delighted to hear our beach house fit the bill. We would welcome you back at anytime. Thank you...


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Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
person found this review helpful

We love British Columbia for the scenery, great locally grown food, and the welcoming and kind people. We chose this home for 5 adults and a one year old, because it offered both a lovely home base, but for its proximity to activities from boating, whale watching, wine tasting, farmers markets, music and festivals, etc, We knew the area was...

Management response:

Dear Paula, Your review is like a gift. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a delight to have you as our guests. While I know it was cool for your stay, especially compared to the weather in Arizona, it was fun to hear of your adventures exploring our special part of British Columbia. I am delighted...


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Reviewed March 11, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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There isn’t too much I can add to all the previous rave reviews of this fabulous Departure Bay beach home. My husband and I (and the occasional family visitors) spent almost 5 weeks here...time that passed as dreamily as if it had been 5 days.It’s immaculate,comfortable, classy, brilliantly designed and outfitted,very roomy and so close to the Terminal strip mall...

Management response:

Dear Donna & Lorne, It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests for the month of February. While the promised cherry blossoms did not make an appearance until late February, you embraced our part of the world and made it your own, leaving Winnipeg far behind for almost 5 weeks. I think you two could become hiking...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
Jun 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
2017 High Season Rates
4 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Dec 31, 2017
2017 Low Season Rates
3 nights
Jan 1, 2018 -
May 31, 2018
2018 Low Season Rate
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: $197 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing and sea birds calling. Stroll the beach directly in front of the house looking for shells and sea treasures. Watch our resident otters play at water's edge. Spend endless hours watching eagles soar, seals fishing, the ferries coming and going, sea planes overhead and myriad shorebirds looking for dinner. Wander, swim, read, stroll, kayak, storm watch, sleep in a deck chair, relax over dinner, BBQ a fresh salmon; this is British Columbia oceanfront at its best!

This modern well-equipped home has everything you will need for a relaxing, memorable vacation.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nanaimo Airport: 28.0 mi
Ferry: Departure Bay ferry terminal : 0.5 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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