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Central Nanaimo, Oceanview, 3 Bdrm/2 Bthrm, Tastefully Renovated, BBQ Deck

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Fireplace. Across from Seawall. Close to NRGH, VIU & Downtown.

Welcome to Dave and Marlene’s Chart House at The Buccaneer Inn in Nanaimo! Your completely renovated, spotlessly clean, ocean view, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located across from Newcastle Channel in central Nanaimo!

The Chart House offers the same legendary, spotless accommodation as it’s sister property, The Buccaneer Inn. Same friendly hosts providing warm, professional, knowledgeable service to help you make the most of your stay. Enjoy hotel quality and service in a private, vacation rental setting.

Convenient, central, working harbour location near BC Ferries Departure Bay Terminal, VIU and Nanaimo Regional Hospital. A perfect central Nanaimo base to explore all that Nanaimo and Vancouver Island offers.

We’re a great option for those visiting friends and family, here for medical visits, moving or relocating, renovating your home or dealing with . Less than 5 minutes to NRGH and VIU and 10 minutes to North Nanaimo.

The Chart House is a 1000 square foot, beachhouse themed, completely renovated, tastefully furnished, ocean view, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home with all new everything! Beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Comfy living room with two couches, gas fireplace and 46” LED Smart TV with HD programming. 3 bedrooms with a king bed and 32” LED Smart TV with HD programming, queen bed and a double bed to choose from. Down duvets, fair trade coffee, WIFI, washer and dryer. Small, private, fully fenced yard with deck, Adirondack chairs, gas BBQ and picnic table . All this across from Newcastle Channel and the Harbourside Walkway. Short stroll from Departure Bay Ferry and Downtown Nanaimo. And we’ll even provide housekeeping every 3rd day!

Enjoy a meal at home in your lovely new kitchen with stainless steel fridge, stove/oven and dishwasher. Or visit one of the four waterfront restaurants and pubs within 5 minutes walk of the Chart House, including Beefeaters Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Carlos O’Bryans Irish Pub.

At The Buccaneer Inn, we’ve been inspected, reviewed, rated and awarded for over 21 years. Enjoy the fruits of our lifetime of travel and hospitality experiences. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Dave Ilyn
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Basic French and rudimentary Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About Dave Ilyn

We love travelling. It is our family's passion. We continue to travel extensively and when we're not, we live vicariously through the stories of fellow travelers.

We settled in Nanaimo in 1996 and have owned and operated the neighbouring Buccaneer Inn in Nanaimo since. In 2013 we purchased the home next to our motel and completely renovated and rejuvenated The Chart House. It's a great little place!

We love living in, and sharing our passion of, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and the places we've travelled to. We've been involved in tourism industry in Nanaimo for many years and have a large pool of knowledge about travelling around and enjoying Vancouver Island. We're happy to help and look forward to the conversation! Enjoy the fruits of our travels and our professional hotel experience in the comfort of your vacation home.

Dave Ilyn purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Dave Ilyn chose Nanaimo

We coveted owning this home since the day we purchased The Buccaneer Inn. It's central location in Nanaimo and the fact that it is next to our motel meant it was the best property for us to offer vacation renters and those looking for a roomier, extended stay alternative to our suites at The Buccaneer. .

What makes this bungalow unique

We really loved the central location of this home in Nanaimo. It's a great spot to base yourself to tour Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. Also a good location if you need to stay for a hospital visit, dealing with a house insurance claim or visiting your kids at Vancouver Island University.

We loved the character of the house. Coved ceilings. Loads of windows that give it a bright, warm feeling.

Like the private yard that lets one enjoy a warm, sunny spot to read, BBQ or sunbathe.

We enjoy the views of Newcastle Channel, Newcastle Island and the 3 palm trees next door at our motel. Gives us the feeling we're on an Island with a nice, mild climate!

Though we bought this home and renovated it with the intention of offering it to others, we would gladly live here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the most beautiful home the Buccanner Inn has to offer.

March 8th of this year for a week. This home is gorgeous with it's view

and gourmet kitchen. Beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms and so much more. Prime rib and turkey dinners were cooked in that gourmet kitchen.

Monique and this gorgeous house made our vacation. You must book

this home. You will not be disappointed. We will always book our vacation at this home.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom with full tub/shower and linen closet
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower , Smaller second bathroom with toilet, shower and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bedroom - 1 king , King Bedroom with 32' HDTV
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Located at back of home with black out curtains
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Located at back of home with black out curtains
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Nanaimo has an abundance of outdoor activities for one to do. As a guest of The Chart House you will have access to secure, heated scuba diving gear storage, kayak racks and secure bike storage.


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Central Nanaimo, Oceanview, 3 Bdrm/2 Bthrm, Tastefully Renovated, BBQ Deck
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

A Welcoming place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We were stuck with needing to stay somewhere for a few weeks before moving into our new home, the Charthouse at the buccaneer was fantastic, had everything we needed to feel normal for a time. It was comfortable, clean spacious and warm, we even managed to bake a few cakes! Dave and Marlene couldn’t have been friendlier and more accommodating and the location was great for getting places. Would recommend it highly

  • Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have met you and your family Graham. We are very happy to have played a welcoming part in your move to your new home. We hope you enjoy Nanaimo as much as we do. Thanks again for having stayed with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Your hosts, Dave, Marlene and Christopher
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Nice Stay - Suitable for a family

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) stayed a week at the house. Having previously stayed at their Inn, I expected and received a very clean and welcoming property. We very much appreciated that they took the time to open the windows ahead of time so that when we arrived it was cool and breezy. There's a lovely breeze and they provide several floor and ceiling fans for hot days but also throw blankets for cool evenings. This property is managed differently than other rental homes we've stayed in; in a good way. They provided mid-week cleaning and a generous starter supply of laundry soap, liquid hand soap, dish soap & detergent, coffee, etc. The BBQ is not located in the immediate fenced in yard but rather in an adjoining fenced in yard. This was ok but not as expected and we only used it once. The washer is older but cleaned our clothes well; the dryer will need replacing soon as it took a long time to dry a small load (90 mins). The décor is great. Be prepared to sort your garbage, recycling, and compost. We were a little unsure about what was garbage or recycling...hope we did it correctly! There's a lot of parks and family activities within a short drive but the hidden gem was the large playground only a few minutes walk away just up the hill behind the house. Thank you for a lovely stay, we recommend this property and their Inn and would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim, Thank you very much for having stayed with us again and for choosing The Chart House. We are very happy to read that you felt welcomed and that the Chart House lived up to the cleanliness standards we’ve set with our other properties. We are very proud of the renovation we did to the home and the decor and are glad to hear that you agree. There is, as you note, lots of things to see and do in close proximity to the Chart House and we’re glad that you enjoyed the great neighbourhood park. We do manage the Chart House differently than other vacation homes. We’ve set the house up so that it offers the things that we think help make a holiday great including a little mid-week clean to freshen up the bedding, your towels and the home. Always nice to come back from a day out to a spruced up place . You did a great job with the recycling! Nanaimo has a very robust recycling, composting and waste diversion program and it has recently changed and lots of folks are a little unsure of where everything should go. Sorry about the BBQ. We had to have it repaired while you were staying and are happy to report that it is now back in it’s rightful spot on the private BBQ deck attached to the house. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for letting us know about the dryer. We will get that rectified ASAP. Thanks for recommending our home to other VRBO travellers. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back. Kind regards. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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A fresh and clean rental property.

  • 4 of 5

We found our stay to be very pleasant. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful with directions and tourist information. The house is spotless and very comfortable. We only had use of the backyard one day. (rain) We felt very welcome and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for having stayed with us and for your kind words on about our friendliness and service. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to make use of the back deck with it's picnic table, Adirondack chairs and BBQ. We do hope to be of service to you again in the future. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Nice and service minded hosts

  • 4 of 5

First we stayed 4 of us in the three studios - very good! Then we came back for additional studio stay. We were now a party of six, two adults and four adult children. The very kind hosts had moved us to this very nice 2 Bdrm/2 Btrm. Now we could be together as the familien we are. Well equipped kitchen and spacious enough for all 6 to be seated for nice breakfasts. With our rental car it was easy to get to sightseeing on the island. We would recommend this house!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review and for having stayed at the cottage. It was very nice to have spoken with you about hiking in Norway. We're glad that you're family enjoyed the opportunity of staying in our 3 bedroom home and that it provided you with a nice spot to enjoy a family breakfast before setting out for the day. It was a pleasure to have been part of your Canadian holiday experience. Your hosts, Dave and Marlene
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Great stay, will be back

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with 2 adult children. House very well equipped for cooking, laundry and spacious enough for 3 of us not to kill each other! Very clean, great linens, comfy beds, private deck and yard and BBQ access. Hosts very welcoming and charming. Location good; close walk to bars, liquor store, marinas and restaurants. Owners' commitment to environmental products made me happy! We'd defiantly recommend this house and will be back...

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport YCD
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Carlos O'Bryans Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
BC Ferries Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Highway 19A
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Beefeaters Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Ski
132 Kilometres
Mt. Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Departure Bay Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100 + Tax
Additional Guests C$10 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Rates subject to change. Rates based on single or double occupancy. Additional guest charges are $10 per person per night. Hotel taxes in addition.

The rate quoted on this website may not accurately reflect what we charge. Please request a detailed quote.

30 day cancellation policy. If cancelled within 30 days, remaining 50% will be charged to your Visa or MasterCard.

Rental contract and Credit Card Authorization form required prior to confirmed booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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