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Waterfront Home Departure Bay

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Waterfront Home Departure Bay

9 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
9 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Comfortable family home on waterfront acreage providing the peace of semi-rural living while still close to downtown Nanaimo. Ideal for a family vacation, a home between homes, small group retreat or if working at Pacific Biological Station.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


22 Reviews

Cameron & Alejandra User Profile
Cameron & Alejandra
June 2018
Heather's place was amazing. It feels immediately like home when you come in the door, with a lot of character and charm. Very quiet and peaceful - it feels like you are a lot further away from things than you are. We hope to return again next year and stay longer.
Sophie User Profile
June 2018
WE ADORED THIS PLACE!!!! So private and yet so central to Nanaimo. It was super easy to use, and had all the basics.
Henriette User Profile
January 2018
We just returned from two nights in Heather's family's vacation retreat home. It was everything we could have wished for, and I almost had tears in my eyes when I saw the ocean views. They were that beautiful. The surrounding area was so rustic and serene, it was like being in t…
Terry User Profile
September 2017
Good location that met most of our expectations based on the description and photos. The view from the deck is spectacular with the hydroplanes taking off and landing overhead to the ferries passing by. (Just watch out for that (Website hidden by Airbnb) a bit wobbly.) The hom…
Marguerite User Profile
July 2017
We loved the house and property with all the bunnies and deer, not to mention ferry boats and seaplanes for our granddaughter to be entertained by! King bed in master so comfortable....and that view to go to sleep and wake by...amazing! We had so much space for a family of seven …
Sonja User Profile
July 2017
Heather was a great host and left us a welcome gift along with some recommendations of places to visit while staying there. We loved the house lots of space and a bed for everyone. The kitchen was well stocked and had some common spices, teas, and coffee. We would stay here again…
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
I just want to add that Sonja was not only a great guest, she willingly watered the (very dry) garden & put together the new BBQ we brought over...the former I asked of her which speaks to my comfort level and trust and the second they just did. Thank you SO much! Love to have you back!
July 2017
Trevor User Profile
July 2017
The ocean front home is second to none when it comes to views. The home its self is an older very comfortable house that is very well appointed. Heather as a host was great. She responds quickly to any issues we had and was very friendly. In the fall and winter the view of the Na…

Hosted by Heather

Chemainus, CanadaJoined in March 2012
Heather User Profile
24 Reviews
I live in Chemainus, a small town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I live here with my partner, James, our 2 dogs and 7 chickens. I work as a Nurse Practitioner and when not working I am out paddling as often as possible in my outrigger canoe or rearranging things in my g…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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