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Country Bay Manor, private ocean front Bed & Breakfast on shores of Nanoose Bay.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, and Sitting/breakfast room, on Waterfront.

Country Bay Manor is a non smoking Bed and Breakfast, it was opened in the guest wing of the home, July 2014. An English country style, featuring Vancouver Island rock. Beautiful Walnut hardwood flooring, and Fir trim windows, and solid Fir interior doors, stained to match flooring. Tastefully decorated, and an appealing luxurious and spa look and feel.

Outdoor entrance through French doors into B&B wing, is separate to owner's living area; which allows for you to enjoy privacy in the B&B. There are two bedrooms, each with queen size beds, and a well appointed bathroom, featuring high quality shampoo and conditioner, leaving you with a feeling of being at the Spa! Large shower/tub, hair drier, additional organic toiletries, and soft microfiber robes. Private sitting/breakfast room, amenities include; radiant floor heating, 40" Wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD, gas fireplace, small fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes, cutlery, etc. Table and chairs, couch, and easy chair, free internet/WiFi etc. Take in the beautiful ocean view of Nanoose Bay, while you enjoy your breakfast of, a selection of organic cereals, organic homemade muffins, breads, or croissant, cinnamon pinwheel, cranberry, or date scones, or a hard boiled egg, or a small omelette. Eggs from the properties heritage breed free range chickens. Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, juice, selection of teas, and French Press coffee, also a coffee maker for your convenience.

Enjoy long walks on the pebble beach once the tide has receded, this creates a large area of beach to explore. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding can all be enjoyed in the calm waters of the bay, kyacks can be launched at the front gate, complimentary use of 4 adult, and 2 kids ones!

Centrally located to Nanaimo, Parksville, Coombs and Qualicum Beach, and close to Fairwinds golf course, Schooner Cove marina, Rathtrevor Beach, Cathedral Grove, Goats on the Roof Market at Coombs, also several Provincial parks in the area, including Englishman Falls, and a few little hidden gems to explore! A small Shopping centre called Red Gap, is 1.5km away, and you will find a supermarket, Pharmacy & coffee shop, Post Office, bank etc. if you are looking for lunch or an evening meal, a quaint English style pub, is only 4 km away via Northwest Bay Road, and also you will find a restaurant at Fairwinds Clubhouse, 4km away, via Powder Point Road.

There is a nearby Spa, at Pacific Shores, as well as a restaurant, Smoke 'N Water, 7km away, or maybe a hike around Enos Lake, or a hike up Notch Hill for a spectacular view of Nanoose Bay, starting point of both hikes are 3km away, on Powder Point Road.

There are many Artists and potters in the area, Knut Pottery is a short walk from B&B on Powder Point Road, by the railroad track. World renown artist, Brent Lynch, has his Studio on Blueback Road, on Nanoose Peninsular, approx 8km from B&B.

The B&B has dual entrance gates that open automatically (with a code) to a long driveway through mature trees and down a small hill where it opens up to a beautiful vista of the home, and B&B on the oceanfront of Nanoose Bay.

I am sure you will enjoy the private, peaceful, and restful experience, the Bed and Breakfast provides.

More Details

Elaine Cowan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Elaine Cowan

I emigrated to Canada 25 years ago, with my family from New Zealand. I am an avid gardener, and are enjoying developing an English Country style Garden. I have also developed a large cutting garden, and design arrangements, and bouquets for a local market, weddings, and other small events. I love living in this little piece of paradise!

Elaine Cowan purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Elaine Cowan chose Nanoose Bay

Fell in love with the beautiful south facing property, its expansive view of the ocean and beyond, the privacy, and it's central location. It is a few short minutes to Hwy 19, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and close to many attractions in the surrounding area. A nice day trip to the West Coast, Mt Washington, and also Victoria.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Luxurious, and restful place to relax and enjoy, And the benefit of having walk on water ocean front property right outside front gate, fun to watch the ebb and flow of the tides across the shallow sands at the head of the bay, enjoy the water birds, as well as eagles in their perching tree, or nest nearby. The water is calm, which creates a restful place, and makes for easy paddling in a kayak, or canoe when exploring the bay, you are welcome to use B&B kayaks. I Built the home in 2011, and moved in early 2012, and have recently developed the Guest wing, into a B&B.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My stay at Country Bay Manor was so very relaxing being in the country with all the privacy you want, great walks up to the chickens, or go up through the gate, and down another country road, or out front to have a beach walk.

Its so nice to get up in the morning, and relax in the sitting room, that Elaine has so well supplied with everything for your comfort, and breakfast. Sit at the table with the ocean view, or curl up in the sofa or one of the easy chairs. I was lucky to be there when the lovely garden was still in bloom. The ambience is out of this world, and you leave with a great feeling, that its a wonderful world out there! - Shirley
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Shoes off at door, but don't leave them outside as Larry, the Golden Retreiver will take them away!
  • Host appreciates if you leave during the day to explore the surronding area.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Spacious bathroom, shower/tub, toilet, hair dryer, organic liquid hand soap, and other luxury toiletries, extra towels, and towelettes.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Garden bedroom - 1 queen
    Oceanside Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are non smoking and have a queen sized bed in each room, both rooms have TV and DVD players. Enjoy the use of plush robes for your stay!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
More suited to adults. No Smoking in B&B, and No Pets. I have 2 golden Retriever dogs, 2 Boer Goats, 2 cats (they have never lived in B&B wing, and please don't let them in!) and a flock of chickens! A reminder that property is a bed and breakfast, and I appreciate when guests go away for the day to enjoy the many attractions to be explored in the area.


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Country Bay Manor, private ocean front Bed & Breakfast on shores of Nanoose Bay.
average rating of 4.95 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful breakfast at the beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 days at Elaine's B&B. Elaine was a kind and gracious hostess. Her place is beautiful, the beach is a lovely place to kayak and walk. Located a short drive to both Nanaimo and Parksville, we had a great time exploring the area. My kids especially enjoyed her friendly pets and the delicious breakfast! Hope to return.

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisette, pleased to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your stay at my B&B. I think the location is a plus for staying here, as you are a short drive to Nanaimo and Parksville, yet its private peaceful, and somewhat remote from the buzzle of the nearby towns. I would love to have you stay again!
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Beautiful Oceanfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, meticulously clean, and well-appointed suite for an oceanfront getaway. Everything you could need and then some, with cozy beds, delicious breakfasts served in your room, kayaks at your disposal to explore the bay, and all in a beautiful country-garden setting. We hope we can come back soon!

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, excellent breakfasts. Muffins, Bread, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit, Eggs.

Daughter loved going out by the water to look for shells.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you !

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend! Private & beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Elaine is a wonderful host & very accommodating with our family. We traveled with our young adult children & we all enjoyed her lovely home, the quiet tranquil setting & kayaking on the bay. The breakfasts that Elaine prepared for us were awesome! We truly felt like we were pampered & it was a blessing for us to have been able to enjoy our stay at her B&B. Thank you, Elaine!

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Does NOT disappoint!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was everything and more complete with a view! Property is beautiful and spectacular, b&b is 5 star and Elaine is such a wonderful hostess. Breakfasts definitely got you off on the right foot, amazing! Celebrated my youngest's birthday (27) and the census was to groundhog this time of year and come back again.

There is so much to see and do in the area; lots of hiking, take in the Grotto Spa, and come back to the comforts of home.

Thank you, Elaine, for memories we will cherish for a lifetime. xoxo

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nanaimo regional airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Rockinghorse Pub, Northwest Bay Road
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
BC Ferry, Departure Bay/ Duke Point
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Fairwinds golf course
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Rockinghorse Pub, & Fairwinds golf clubhouse.
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Rathtrevor Beach, 15min.
Car: necessary

Fairwinds golf course, 4km away, Rathtrevor beach, 8km. Many hiking trails, 3km, Goats on the roof old Country Market @ Coombs, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and farm, wildlife rescue centre, Butterfly world. Hiking at Englishman River Falls, Notch Hill, Enos Lake, Little Qualicum Falls, and Moorecfroft Park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak season
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$25

Please let me know when booking how many rooms you require, as there is an extra charge for use of second bedroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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