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Elegant Walk-on Oceanfront Private Residence

Stunning custom designed home & private gardens on the ocean in Departure Bay
39 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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Holiday Rental House -
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.
Listing #FKN2279412
About the Owner
Suzan B G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We are very much about communication with our guests but we also appreciate your privacy. You will be sent detailed info for your check-in and we will keep in touch via text. The house has a red binder with lots of information about the house, area, shopping, dining, hiking and myriad other details to help you get to know the area.
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We were 8 people (2 families) for a 3 night weekend and we had a great time! The house is amazing, in a perfect condition and very well equipped. Even the pantry was full of everything we needed. The views from every corner of the...More

Thank Tomer L
Su G, VR Owner at Elegant Walk-on Oceanfront Private Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Dear Tomer, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have two families from the BC Lower Mainland nip over to The Island for the Victoria Day long weekend. We are only a short ferry ride away but a million miles from...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Departure Bay Home was our very first rental. I have to say it will be a very hard one to beat. Booking was easy and communication with Su throughout the whole experience was very informative. Su was very helpful, making sure that we had all...More

Thank KDVig
Su G, VR Owner at Elegant Walk-on Oceanfront Private Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Kelly & family, You folks are such intrepid road warriors! I was so impressed that you drove from Fort St. John BC to Nanaimo for your spring break. That’s a lot of kilometers to get to the ocean. I am delighted your family enjoy...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We selected this location and this property to accommodate our far-flung family (4 couples + 1 infant) so multiple bedrooms and bathrooms were key. Location was also a major consideration. Being directly on the beach at Departure Bay made it special as we enjoyed watching...More

Thank Ed N
Su G, VR Owner at Elegant Walk-on Oceanfront Private Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hello Eduard, Far flung indeed. I was truly impressed that you came from as far away at Maine, amongst other corners of the USA, for your family gathering. It was a decided pleasure to have your family group stay at our house for the meeting...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • 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
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    3 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Queens
    1 King
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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
R 3 789
R 3 789
R 18 189
CA$1 800
R 61 639
CA$6 100
1 Jun 2018 -
15 Sep 2018
2018 High Season Rate
3 nights
R 4 800
R 26 272
CA$2 600
R 90 943
CA$9 000
16 Sep 2018 -
31 Dec 2018
2018 Low Season Rate
3 nights
R 3 537
R 18 189
CA$1 800
R 45 472
CA$4 500
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand 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: R 2 526 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
We recommend a car for this location in Nanaimo BC. While there is public transportation about 200 meters from the house via city bus, a car is the easiest for shopping and exploring.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Nanaimo Airport: 35.0 km
Ferry: Departure Bay ferry terminal : 0.8 km
About 3 weeks prior to arrive you will be emailed info on direction to find the house, the address for your phone GPS and the code for the key pad entry system.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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