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Protection Island (Time-Out Oceanside BnB)
Protection Island (Time-Out Oceanside BnB)

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Your PRIVATE SUITE WITH ITS OWN ENTRANCE AND PATIO gives you the peace and quiet to recharge. Stroll the beaches or relax and read in front of the fire.
A three minute walk to the beach, a five minute walk to the ferry. We are happy to pick up our guests upon arrival on Protection Island.
Enjoy a romantic getaway or a fun westcoast adventure. We are central for a day trip to Victoria, Tofino or Mt. Washington. We are happy to help make your holiday to Protection Island a great experience.

The space

We look forward to welcoming our guests to our home by the beach.

We are a quick 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo.
Spring is here...blossoms and warm breezes. Stroll the Island, check out our many parks, hike Newcastle Island or relax and read in your suite. So many choices! Come and experience the perfect getaway. We love to host families with children.
We are happy to provide a continental breakfast with home-made muffins or scones, yogurt, juice, coffee and tea at no charge OR....a full, hot breakfast for $10/person. Please advise us of your preferred option prior to your arrival.

- 650 sq ft private suite to come and go as you please
with your own entrance and fenced patio
-queen bed and a queen hide-bed for extra guests.
-high chair, playpen and many toys.
-electric fireplace
-flat screen Satellite TV,
-Wifi access,
-Tassimo (for lattes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate)
-a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and full size BBQ
-ensuite with shower
-bathrobes and slippers

There is plenty of room in our yard for your kayaks which is a three minute walk to launch.

PLEASE NOTE that to get to Protection Island you will need to take a walk on ferry from downtown Nanaimo. Parkades are close to the ferry. Please check our website for links regarding transportation and parking information.
We have bunks for children that will fit in the bedroom area so the hide-a-bed in the living room won't need to be used. (Bunks suitable for up to 12yrs)

Guest access

Our gardens and ponds are here for your enjoyment. Feel free to discuss any travel ideas with us.

Interaction with guests

The Protection Island ferry runs every hour which is a walk on ferry only from the harbour in downtown Nanaimo. We will be pleased to pick you up on your arrival, however it is only a five minute walk to our home from the ferry. If you prefer to walk. We hope to make this a fun and relaxed getaway at your home away from home.
We are happy to help with any travelling ideas, and look forward to meeting all our guests.
We also respect our guests privacy.

Other things to note

Parking downtown Nanaimo is available in a few parkades close to the Protection Island ferry. Should you decide to paddle over, it is approximately a 30 minute paddle from Brechin point. Port Place mall is close to the ferry where supplies can be purchased. There are many restaurants in the area. The Dinghy Dock Pub is on Protection Island and is open 7 days/week in the summer and closed Monday's and Tuesday's in the winter.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Enjoy your stay on our beautiful island without disturbing others.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

41 Reviews

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Rachel & Rob User Profile
August 2017
What a fantastic getaway this is! We spent two way-too-short days on Protection Island, enjoying the remoteness and slow pace of the island and the cozy patio surrounded by lush vegetation. I cannot recommend a stay here enough. We definitely plan to return, and we will not do ourselves the disservice of only booking two days. Thank you Doug and Marilyn for the wonderful hospitality and lovely place to relax!

Brandon User Profile
August 2017
Marilyn and Doug were fantastic hosts and have a lovely suite. Great spot to get away, at times we felt like we had the island all to ourselves - if you are looking to disconnect this is a great place to do it. Everyone on the island was incredibly friendly and taking the ferry back and forth was extremely peaceful too. I cannot recommend this b&b enough!

Pallavi User Profile
August 2017
Doug and Marilyn were amazing. The home was so beautiful . They had variety selections of coffee and tea . They had a play pen and toys for my son. They served us amazing breakfast . It is definetly a one of kind experience to park the car in Nanaimo and then take a ferry to Protection island . They pick you up so it's convenient for us when we have luggages.

Katie User Profile
August 2017
Doug and Marilyn's place was clean, cozy and comfortable. Loved the private garden patio. Staying on protection island was fun and unique and got to enjoy many beautiful evenings at the nearby beach.

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home, beautiful suite, beautiful garden, lovely hosts, very special location - what more can I say??

Anna User Profile
July 2017
This is a charming suite, in a beautiful garden on a stunning island.

Ted User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful basement suite with an incredible private patio. A gorgeous spot steps away from beaches and parks. Also a really good value - Doug & Marilyn's place is fantastic!

Nanaimo, CanadaJoined in October 2015
Doug & Marilyn User ProfileDoug & Marilyn is a superhost.

Doug and I are excited to share our Protection Island paradise with our guests.

For many years we raced and cruised on our sailboat, named Time-Out. Since we no longer have our boat, we decided to name our bed and breakfast Time-Out Oceanside as it is the next exciting adventure in our lives.
Doug still races sailboats, I kayak and we both golf. Our life on Protection Island is our dream come true.
Our grandchildren all love coming to Papa and Nana's to kayak, swim and beachcomb.

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Response time: within an hour
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