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Overview of Oceanfront House -- Walk on Beach/great for Friends and Family Gatherings

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach

Oceanfront House -- Walk on Beach/great for Friends and Family Gatherings

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDeparture Bay Beach8 min walk
    Popular LocationBeach Estates Park4 min drive
    Popular LocationDeparture Bay Ferry Terminal8 min drive
    AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)24 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Oceanfront House -- Walk on Beach/great for Friends and Family Gatherings

Family-friendly beachfront vacation home near Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Tons of space and the ocean at your doorstep: breathe deep and make some lasting memories. Perfect for Family and friends gatherings.

Welcome to a beautifully fully-furnished and fully renovated 2,500-square-foot oceanfront house with an open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You've got 4 large tastefully decorated bedrooms with very comfortable new Queen size beds and down duvets, 3 bathrooms, and a full gourmet kitchen to play with two ovens.

The decks in the front with amazing ocean view & rear of the house are perfect for BBQing, basking in the sun with a cup of coffee, or sipping the evening away with a glass of wine or local craft beer. Speaking of the backyard--we call it a 'nature yard,' with paths, tons of greenery, and quite often, neighbourhood deer (who find the space as relaxing as we do).

Finally, we can't emphasise this enough: you can walk on the beach for swimming in the calm waters of Departure Bay right in front of the house. Wave to passing wild life in front of the impressive backdrop of the mighty coastal mountains.

But even with this amount of nature & calm surrounding you, how convenient is your location?

It's a short walk to the Departure Bay beach & park (for kids activities and picnicking), and other recreations: walkways, bike paths, parks, marshes, and waterfalls. Plan on golfing? You've got a number of nearby choices.
Quaint passenger ferries can sail you over to the walk-able Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park or to fish & chips on the wharf at the floating Dinghy Dock Pub.
Nanaimo's central location on Vancouver Island makes our beach house a perfect home base for day trips to other Island locations, including:

-Victoria (Butchart Gardens, British Columbia Legislature)
-Cowichan Bay & Shawnigan Lake (shopping & swimming)
-Duncan/Cowichan Valley (Kinsol Trestle, food and wine tours)
-Salt Spring Island & Gabriola Island (farmers markets, local artisans)
-Chemainus (famous murals, Chemainus Theatre)
-Ladysmith (Transfer Beach Park, heritage downtown)
-Parksville & Qualicum (sandy beaches, golfing)
-Coombs (Old Country Market with goats on the roof!)
-Port Alberni (Cathedral Grove, McLean Mill National Historic Site)
-Tofino & Ucluelet (surfing, sport fishing)
-Comox Valley & Campbell River (Mt. Washington Ski Resort, arts festivals)

There are many ways to get to Nanaimo: via BC Ferries from Vancouver (the Departure Bay terminal is a 5-minute drive from the house); through Air Canada & Westjet flights to the Nanaimo Airport or Seair & Harbour Air seaplanes to the Nanaimo Harbour; or driving up from Victoria (Highway 1) or south from Comox (Highway 19 - 90 minutes).

Finally, we--the property owners--are right next door, and will quickly & happily answer any questions you may have about the property or recommend ways to make your stay in Nanaimo as rich & memorable as possible. We look forward to sharing our ocean views with you!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Nirmal Sandhu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Casino nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2500 sq ft (232 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Oceanfront Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings
Oceanfront Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings Nanaimo
Oceanfront House Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings
Oceanfront House Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings
Oceanfront Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings Nanaimo
Oceanfront House Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings
Oceanfront Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings Nanaimo
Oceanfront Walk Beach/great Friends Family Gatherings

About this area


Located in Nanaimo, this vacation home is on the beach. Departure Bay Beach and Beach Estates Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Brechin Lanes and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Traveling with kids? Consider WildPlay Nanaimo, or check out an event or a game at Frank Crane Arena. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Departure Bay Beach - 8 min walk
  • Beach Estates Park - 4 min drive
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - 5 min drive
  • Departure Bay Ferry Terminal - 8 min drive
  • Frank Crane Arena - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 24 min drive


  • Zougla — 3 min drive
  • Alexandra's Bistro — 5 min drive
  • Kelly's Kitchen Cafe — 6 min drive
  • The Buzz Coffeehouse — 6 min drive
  • The Nest Bistro — 7 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 55 out of 58 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 58 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 58 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 58 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 58 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Accommodation!
Thank you for sharing your place with us! We enjoyed the location right on the water and there was more than enough amenities. Will definitely come back!

5/5 Excellent

Breathtaking and very relaxing
Such a lovely home and beautiful location. Very well appointed home. Nirmal made sure we had everything we needed and was available for questions if required. Such a great accommodation experience. Thank you.

5/5 Excellent

This property is amazing! The view out the wall of windows is gorgeous. We love watching the ferries come and go, and this year we were treated to lots of sightings of seals and otters. Watching the herons fishing was pretty cool, too. There is nothing missing in the house; whatever you need is right there, including a beautiful garden. Nirmal and Gérard were very responsive to our few requests, and even though they are next door, you wouldn't know it. Thanks so much for having such a lovely house that we can call our home away from home! We will definitely be back next year!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing house with an amazing view
The pictures don't really show how beautiful the views and the house are. Everything was perfect, the house was super clean and has everything you need and more!. We had breakfast every day in the deck outside enjoying the sun rising and the amazing view of Departure Bay.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing views
This property is extraordinary. The house is beautifully laid out so that every room has a view of Departure Bay and the gorgeous beach. Everything about our stay was fantastic. The property managers were available if anything was needed, the neighborhood was charming, the amenities were perfect and the beach was breathtaking. Thank you so much for everything.

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