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“Exceeded our Expectations!!”
Seaview Beach House, Departure Bay Beach, Nanaimo BC
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Seaview Beach House, Departure Bay Beach, Nanaimo BC
Views on both levels and a huge wrap-around deck for entertaining The huge wrap around cedar deck is ideal for entertaining friends & family.
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34 reviews
Seaview Beach House, Departure Bay Beach, Nanaimo BC
Views on both levels and a huge wrap-around deck for entertaining
The huge wrap around cedar deck is ideal for entertaining friends & family.
Private parking for two cars at the end of a quiet laneway.
The large cedar deck for relaxing days on the ocean.
Lots of seating for outside entertaining.
A long swath of beach awaits morning or evening strolls
Watch ferries come and go while eagles soar overhead
Views, views and more views
Winning top spot of the swimming platform in Departure Bay
The large open living room has lots of comfy seating, a wood fireplace and ocean views.
Lots of windows enhance the endless ocean views.
A very comfortable place for a glass of wine and good music.
A large open area kitchen, dining and living room make for convivial living.
A gourmet well-stocked kitchen awaits your culinary talents.
Open living and dining room make this house great for gatherings with family and friends
Get your grill on with a Weber gas BBQ
The master bedroom has wrap around windows, ocean views, private ensuite and a large walk-in closet.
The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with endless views
The master ensuite has a one-person soaker tub with views of the ocean.
The master ensuite bathroom has a large walk in tiled shower and a soaker tub
The main floor bedroom has twin beds which can be made up as a king if you chose.
The main level modern bathroom is located across the hall from the bedroom for easy access.
The upper guest bedroom has a queen, lots of closet space and its own bathroom across the hall
The upper level main bathroom was renovated in 2012/1013 and has a large walk-in tiled shower
A large capacity washer and dryer is on site for your use
Cooper the salty sea dog enjoying her time on the ocean at Seaview Beach House.
A quiet contemplative evening on Departure Bay Beach
Sea planes overhead.
We love dogs. Bring your best furry friend so they too may enjoy a holiday
Your private access to Departure Bay Beach is via stairs from your cedar deck.
A BC Ferry coming into Departure Bay passes a cargo ship awaiting mooring in Vancouver
Sunrise on Departure Bay
The Coastal Mountain range on the mainland of BC can be seen from Seaview Beach House
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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910lisa
Kitimat, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exceeded our Expectations!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My son was getting married at the end of August, so our family needed a house close to the golf course venue. From the moment we walked in, I knew Seaview was the perfect choice for our group of six.
This comfortable and tastefully decorated house is so much nicer than the online photos depict and everyone immediately felt right at home. My sister loves to cook and the well appointed kitchen really is a chef's dream. The bathroom and laundry amenities were a welcome touch as well.
The view is incredible and sitting on the deck with morning coffee was a wonderful way to start the day. It was great to watch the ferries and float planes come and go, as well as the varied wildlife in the area. Our aunt from Quebec thoroughly enjoyed walking along the beach searching for seashells.
Besides the great location on Departure Bay, Seaview is also close to shopping and restaurants. The in-house pamphlets are a great help for those not familiar with Nanaimo or the island. Bella Nail Salon, just up the street, was able to take us on short notice......really nice atmosphere & employees. If out in Coombs, I recommend a visit to Bamboozle, which is just a couple of minutes from the Old Country Market & Goats on the Roof. Ladies clothing and accessories, as well as a tea house.
Also, I wish we still had a dog!! This house is dog friendly and supplies everything imaginable for the dog owner, so don't worry if you forget something.
Su was such a pleasure to deal with, extremely helpful and friendly. Seaview is a very well managed property and definitely contributed to the great time we had in Nanaimo.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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JudyW1954
Coquitlam, Canada
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic girls get-away!!!”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We just returned from Seaview and I have to say it was a PERFECT week away. The home is so lovely and the location is right on the beach. It was so inviting that is was hard to go out when we wanted to explore the area around Nanaimo. Having the open floor plan on the main floor offered an ocean view from every corner of the kitchen to livingroom . The view from the main bedroom on the 2nd floor is spectacular and I was tempted to move the bed so I could see the mainland mountains and sunrise from from the pile of fluffy pillows in the morning. The deck was terrific and was a great place to sit and watch the seals and the family of otters that frequent the area. Including the otters that come up on the deck. Celebrated my birthday watching and photographing the otters at close range. So exciting. The house has absolutely everything you could possibly need and then some. A real find for a vacation home. Su was also helpful in so many ways . It was nice to know someone was close to lend us a hand. The binder that Su had put together was very helpful with ideas of places to shop,etc. We found a few local pubs , the Crow and Gate and the Dinghy Dock Pub , and a few local parks , especially Neck Point Park, and would highly recommend these . Also take in the Yellow Point farmer's market ,the Yellow Point Cranberry farm , and the Blue Heron park all located in the same area as the Crow and Gate Pub. Would recommend NOT trying to get into the pub on the same day as the farmer's market... unless you go right when they open! Need groceries or forgot shampoo? Shopping in the area is not a problem. Again, everything that you could imagine is within a short drive. We went up to Courtenay for a nice day trip. Had lunch at the Atlas restaurant and a nice walk along the estuary by the Air Park. This was a great side trip and we all enjoyed the drive along the old island highway on the way back. We also took Su's advise and went for a nice foot massage at a local business on the bay...great reflexology treatment by Heather . Loved the island and the fabulous vacation home on Departure Bay. Can't say enough about the cleanliness and inviting set-up of this West Coast vacation rental . We all felt right at home and would love to return to celebrate another Girls Get-away. Maybe for my birthday next year.....


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Coquitlam


Date of arrival

September 10, 2015

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Liked best: My number one
Liked least: nothing comes to mind !!
Travelling group: Friends
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Golden, Colorado
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2 reviews
“Sailing Nanaimo 2015 - Success”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our group of 5 stayed at SeaView Beach House prior to a sailing trip. We were to depart from the nearby marina and it was hard to leave the beach house. Su's place is well appointed and she is great at "exceeding expectations" and succeeded with our group. The rest of our sailing group of 13 had to rough it at a motel that was nearby. Nanaimo is quite civilized with Walmart and Costco as well as great supermarkets, restaurants and shops. The beach house is in a great location for a destination stay with lots to do. We were 5 single adults and the house has 4 beds and a comfy couch so we all had our own beds. Su is great to work with and the info she provides is the best I have ever had to work with. I would recommend this place to anyone, it's a gem.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: 4 beds for 5 single people but we drew straws for the couch so all was good
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Molly M
2 reviews
“A perfect beachfront oasis”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Our family of four spent Christmas 2014 at this fantastic Nanaimo property and it by far exceeded our expectations. The online pictures are amazing and normally on holiday property rentals the photos always look better than reality - not in this case. The place looks even better in-person. Cozy rooms, a well-appointed kitchen that had everything we needed to cook and host Christmas dinner for my extended Canadian family, stunning views that make early rising a pleasure as you watch the sun come up over the bay, and Su even set up the Christmas tree and put out decorations so our little kids could get into the spirit and decorate the tree before Santa came. The beach just outside the door was perfect for our 3.5-year-old who was in heaven skipping rocks into the bay every day. Nanaimo has so many parks, marshes and lagoons - winter or summer this house is a great base from which to explore. And Mt. Washington is only about an hour's drive away, meaning snow in winter and hiking in the summer. I could go on and on, but I'll sum it up by saying that I know I will return to Nanaimo to visit family and I will book this house again without hesitation.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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TWoodSq
1 review
“Beautifully appointed deluxe getaway home with a view!”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This beach house has anything and everything you could possibly need or want for a great relaxing vacation:
- fantastic location,
- a breathtaking sweeping view,
- and all the comforts (plus more) of home (including a gourmet equipped kitchen, luxury bedding and towels, and all the little things you forget when getting away (spices and oils for cooking, soap and shampoo, music docking station, a good magazine, etc). We are a family with young children and babies and all baby equipment was provided for our use, which was very convenient.
The property manager was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable with any questions and or concerns.
We most definitely plan on returning for another stay!

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Management Response
10 Sep 2014
Hello Taylor ,

Thank you so much for this most glowing review! We are delighted to hear your long weekend with us was relaxing. Those ocean waves are a boom for sleeping babies! We most certainly appreciate your feedback on the amenities at the house. We hope to have you back with us again soon.

All the best, Su Grimmer
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