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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 check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

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.


Standard: Kitchen, Wifi, Essentials, Cable TV, Dryer, and 4 more
Other highlights: Free parking on premises, Indoor fireplace, First aid kit

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


28 Reviews

Kelly User Profile
July 2018
I so appreciate Heather sharing her family home with us. It has a warm feeling and the location can’t be beat. It was hard to leave and return to our home in the desert after a month on the coast. We hope for a return visit.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation! Thank you very much for taking such good care of the house. Tahiti was excellent!
July 2018
Suzan User Profile
October 2016
The house was wonderful. Perfect for a family. We were visiting family in Nanaimo and were able to fit everyone in for family dinners. Beautiful views. Perfect space.
Bob User Profile
July 2015
The house was wonderful. It is close to the city center of Nanaimo. Yet the house is located far enough away to give you the feeling you are at a cabin in the woods. Due to the spacious, and private lot, you barely know you are near to the city. With this house being is on a…
Richard User Profile
March 2015
Very kind host. The place was spacious and clean.
Alexander User Profile
September 2018
Best place we ever stayed at! Spacious, quiet, cozy, full of character - with sea view and deer in the garden. We felt very much at home and fully recommend the place!
Angeline User Profile
August 2018
Beautiful and historic home
Rihanna User Profile
August 2018
We truly enjoyed our stay on Departure Bay. This special house is just as we expected, not luxury but comfortable and lots of character. The house is an older home but it still has lots of love and enjoyment to give. The kitchen was very well stocked. The beds were very comfo…

Hosted by Heather

Chemainus, CanadaJoined in March 2012
Heather User Profile
32 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…
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