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Cabin On The World Class Nanaimo River

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Cabin Beside An Amazing Swimming Hole On The Nanaimo River

Move right into this fully equipped cottage on the river with all the comforts of home. This self catering rental has the sense of rustic charm but with modern amenities. Kitchen facilities to please the chef in you. TV, electric fireplace, full bath with claw-foot soaker tub.

One bedroom with queen size bed along with two sofa beds in the open concept area.

Private parking, entrance & patio all steps to the scenic Nanaimo River. Tons of hiking and wilderness trails for mountain biking. Trout fishing, a round of golf, rock climbing or the Bungy/Wild Play Park or just relax on your patio & enjoy the natural surroundings.

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Mindi Pettitt
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mindi Pettitt

We are Dave and Mindi Pettitt, your hosts for your stay at Riverside Vacation Rental. We’ve lived in Nanaimo for the past 11 years. Back in about 2005 Mindi took Dave out on a scouting venture. “Let’s just drive around and discover something new about Nanaimo.”, she said. “I hear people like the Nanaimo River.”

Here we are 10 years later, having bided our time. Waiting for the right time and place to buy our dream home on that very river. We’ve travelled around the world and even lived in Mexico for half the year, but there is no better place in the world than our very own piece of waterfront property. A perpetually renewing swimming hole, at the edge of the mountains. Previous owners of 99 River Terrace, John and Gina did an amazing job turning this into a dream property. We couldn’t ask for anything more than what they’ve created here and we are so thrilled to make this our home. At the same time, we welcome our guests to come and discover the hidden beauty of Vancouver Island.

Mindi Pettitt purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Mindi Pettitt chose Nanaimo

If you haven't already guessed we love the Nanaimo River.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Clawfoot bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Cabin On The World Class Nanaimo River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Little Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely property right on the Nanaimo river. We had a refreshing swim, but weren't brave enough to jump off the cliffs like some people were doing.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, bed was super comfortable. It was very private and relaxing. The sound of the river was serene. Beautiful property. There are perfect swimming spots in the river in the summer. Owners are very kind. We will be back some time

  • Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (plus one additional teen and two dogs) were so pleased with this wonderful little gem. Hosts were absolutely amazing - accessible, kind, considerate, and thoughtful. Accommodation was spotless and comfortable even for our number. Loved the proximity to the river. We will be back again next year, no question.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I needed accomodation for 3+ weeks while I waited to take possesion of my new home in Nanaimo, and booked this lovely cabin on the Nanaimo River. I enjoyed the whole time ~ quiet, peaceful, and the weather was GREAT!

The cabin/cottage was well-equipped with kitchen/bed,bath needs {old claw bath was wonderful!}, and my two Siamese cats seemed to enjoy the place, too.

Small suggestion: screens on all the windows would be good ~ would keep the moths/flies out, especially in the early evening.

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax by the river

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay, was able to explore and enjoy the river. While also adventuring both down to Duncan and also up to Qualicum beach! The Cabin was clean and comfy......the hosts were friendly! Would defiantly stay again!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts who were readily available for all our needs. Well appointed cabin that easily slept our family of 6 (plus our baby). The river is steps away and the older kids had a blast swimming and jumping off the rocks. Enjoyed mornings on the quiet, covered deck.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a relaxing time!
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Car: necessary

We are located 15 minutes from downtown Nanaimo.

5 minutes from WildPlay

5 minutes from the Nanaimo Airport

Nanaimo is a very convenient place to stay if you are wanting to explore Vancouver Island.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Fall/Winter 2017/2018
Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please email for an up-to-date quote, as the VRBO listing system does not allow adequate customization.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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