Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Visit Nanaimo's Beautiful Old City Quarter

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This beautiful brand-new cottage is set in a bountiful garden, offering modern comfort with easy walking access to the Old City Quarter and downtown Nanaimo.

The charming 700 sq. ft 2-bedroom cottage opens onto a lovely quarry stone patio. Fully-equipped and tastefully decorated, this cottage will offer you comfort, privacy and easy access to Nanaimo and central Vancouver Island.

Located just 1 km from Nanaimo's harbour and picturesque waterfront, the short walk takes you through the historical Old City Quarter and Nanaimo's vibrant downtown core. Shopping and restaurants are all easily accessed by foot, bicycle or car.

More Details

Isobel Pearsall
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2018

About Isobel Pearsall

Isobel and Mitch will provide you with everything you desire, and suggest some excellent adventures for you. We love this area and know that you will too, especially if you come during the summer months when the city bustles with activity.

We live in the 1920's house beside the cottage, and are here if you need us, but will give you 100% privacy during your stay :)

Isobel Pearsall purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Isobel Pearsall chose Nanaimo

For the price of a decent hotel room, you will get your own modern and fully-equipped cottage with room for you and your guests. It's set in the lush gardens where you can pick fruit, garden ingredients, flowers and berries. It's our intention to provide a spectacular visit, and we know you'll leave with a smile on your face!

What makes this cottage unique

The stone patio area is set up for quiet evenings or entertaining your friends.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time outside after 10.30pm, we are in a residential area
  • Guests visiting is fine, but please no more than 8 people total on the property
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest room - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Visit Nanaimo's Beautiful Old City Quarter
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Seattle WA

Wonderful Home and Location in Nanaimo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying at this cottage in Nanaimo. The location is awesome..quiet and residential but easy walking distance to town. The cottage itself is homey and well equipped. Eggs, coffee, milk fruit and juice were all supplied. We were sad to leave and will return!

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Superb spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place with everything you need and beautiful surroundings

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and enchanting

Good situation, good beds and nice garden

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

beautiful private oasis

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our teenage daughter stayed at Old City Cottages last week and couldn't have been more happy. The cottage is in the owners' backyard in a residential area, but you would never know it. The beautiful garden around the cottage is very private and quiet. It is easy to forget that you are not at a private cottage in the country. The cottage is modern with a country style, has all the amenities and is beautifully decorated.

Isobel greeted us on our arrival and gave us the lay of the land. She had stocked the kitchen with a dozen eggs, bread, fresh ground coffee, juice....We had enough to enjoy breakfast on the sunny porch all week.

Check out the website, it doesn't misrepresent the cottage at all. What it doesn't do justice to is the hospitality and beautiful, private yard.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic experience! From now on a recommendation to all of our friends visiting

  • 5 of 5

Great place and service. Good entertainment in winter, nice airco in summer. Great kitchen and plenty freezer space!! You can truely live as in your home but away!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hull, UK

Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described in the overview. Booking was straight forward and all responses from Isobel were prompt. Arrival instructions were clear and the property was very easy to find. There are numerous shops and supermarkets within a short distance. Isobel provided some welcome provisions when we arrived which were appreciated. The cottage is immaculate and contained everything we needed. The garden was beautiful with daily visits from butterflies and hummingbirds. We had regular sightings of Barred Owls, Sea Otters, and Seals. Lots of activities are accessible in and around Nanaimo. Fully Recommended :). Gary, Dawn, George. Hull

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport (YCD)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Occidental Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Departure Bay (BC Ferry to Vancouver)
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Beban Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Fibber Magees Station
Nearest Ski
133 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Maffeo Sutton Park
Car: recommended

Nanaimo is a perfect place to launch your Vancouver Island tour from because we are centrally located on Vancouver Island with easy access from Vancouver. You can easily make a day trip to Victoria, Gabriola Island, Mount Washington Ski Area, or Tofino and spectacular Long Beach National Park. It's all within a single day return driving distance from Nanaimo!

There are many beautiful beaches and wonderful trails throughout the area in what can only be described as a true Canadian gem.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$50
Damage Deposit C$200

Rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Check-in is after 3:00 PM
Check-out is at 11:00 AM
Thank you for absolutely no parties, no more than 8 people on property, quiet time by 11pm (please go inside OR very quiet voices.. thank you!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner

Other Vacation Properties