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Sub-Penthouse - Nanaimo Waterfront Panoramic Ocean & Marina Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxury Oceantfront Sub-Penthouse Suite

Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony while taking in panoramic ocean & marina views.

Our 950 sq. ft. sub-penthouse suite is situated in Nanaimo across from the world famous Newcastle Island and located just 2-3 minutes from downtown Nanaimo. The suite features marble floors throughout, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, 6 appliances, FREE dedicated Wifi and FREE underground parking, 3 TVs, an electric fireplace, dining area, & balcony equipped for entertaining.

*Brand new air conditioning unit (effective June 2017), SO quiet you won't even hear it running!

*KING size bed in the master bedroom

*Queen size bed in the 2nd bedroom & a queen size sofa bed in the living room (equipped to sleep 6 guests)

*TV's in both bedrooms with a 60" flat screen TV in the living room (with Netflix)

*Two bathrooms - one is a walk-in/walk out shower ideal for guests with limited mobility

*FREE high speed/dedicated Wifi (no sharing with other guests!)

*Entertainment centre with built-in fireplace

*FREE underground parking

*Six appliances (dishwasher, stove, stackable washer/dryer, garburator, fridge with built in filtered water and & ice dispenser).

*Electric BBQ on the balcony

*Non-smoking premises

*On-site restaurant

*A “starter kit” beyond toilet paper and garbage bags is included. For example, a starter kit of organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, paper towels, Kleenex, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, sugar, coffee whitener, aluminium foil, plastic wrap, parchment paper, cleaning supplies, tea bags, and six Keurig coffee pods are supplied!

A romantic getaway? A staycation with the kids? Attending a wedding? A corporate/work event? Desire for more space and privacy a hotel room could ever offer? Please inquire.

Long Term Rentals Inquiries

We welcome long term rentals. Our suite includes all utility costs, i.e., HIGH speed dedicated internet, electricity, heating, & water. Our suite is fully furnished with cutlery, crockery, linens & towels, and in suite laundry. You are given direct contact with the owner should any issues arise and we are happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, attractions and activities. We offer similar amenities that hotels offer, but with the space, comfort and privacy of home. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Lisette and/or Gwen Reservations
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Lisette and/or Gwen Reservations

We emigrated from England in 1975 and have lived in the Nanaimo area since. We have always enjoyed entertaining and we love meeting new people.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Owners: Dave & Gwen

*Reservations & website completed by our beautiful daughter-in-law, Lisette : )

Lisette and/or Gwen Reservations purchased this condo in 2012

Why Lisette and/or Gwen Reservations chose Nanaimo

Water views are nice but ocean and marina views are NICER!! :) We found the suite really relaxing and love the views from the balcony. We could sit forever on the balcony and watch the comings and goings of the boats and kayakers - it is lovely.

What makes this condo unique

The real selling points for us were the gorgeous views from the balcony and its central location within Nanaimo. Nanaimo’s downtown is only a 2-3 minute drive (within walking distance), where you can enjoy numerous opportunities for dining, shopping and entertainment. There are 3 restaurants with stumbling distance (b/w 600-800 meters).

The Nanaimo general hospital is less than 3 kms away.

Enjoy the downtown or take advantage of the many activities; kayaking, swimming, hiking, beach combing, boating, fishing, wild life viewing, wine tasting, etc., that Nanaimo has to offer.

The world famous Newcastle Island is right across the water. You can take a short (4 minute) ferry from downtown Nanaimo to Newcastle or grab a bite at the Dingy Dock Pub - Canada's only floating pub located on Protection Island.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise: Please lower your TV volume & refrain from making excessive noise especially between 11 p.m. - 8 a.m.
  • Garbage: Remove all garbage prior to departure. PLEASE remove strong/lingering odor foods from the suite immediately after cooking (i.e., fish).
  • Departure Expectations: Tidy the suite prior to checking out. Remove the garbage, load dishwasher. It is NOT necessary to wash linens or towels.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Organic shampoo, conditioner, hand, body soap. Toilet paper, Kleenex, a hairdryer, & close up illuminated mirror are all provided. 2nd bathroom is excellent for those with limited mobility. This bathroom also has organic shampoo, conditioner, hand, body soap, toilet paper, Kleenex, and a hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom contains a KING size bed, night tables, lamps, TV and ample closet space. Second bedroom contains a queen size bed, night table, lamp, TV and ample closet space. Ensuite with walk-in shower. Queen size pull out sofa bed is located in the living room. This suite comfortably sleeps 6 persons but we do have an air mattress for a 7th person if need be. This would be ideal for a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Long Term Rentals Inquiries We welcome long term rentals. All utility costs, i.e., internet, electricity, heating, & water included. Our suite is fully furnished with cutlery, crockery, linens, towels, and in suite laundry. We are happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, attractions and activities. We offer similar amenities that hotels offer, but with the space, comfort and privacy of home. Please don't hesitate to contact us.


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Sub-Penthouse - Nanaimo Waterfront Panoramic Ocean & Marina Views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 60 reviews

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for us, the location was wonderful, we walked on the boardwalk everyday. We enjoyed seeing the boats and float planes coming and going, saw seals swimming around while the fishermen cleaned their catch.

You could not ask for a cleaner condo. The beds were super comfortable, the second bedroom and living room had an amazing view, Master bath had a fantastic shower. We were 6 adults and felt we had plenty of comfortable space. The hideabed was a little too soft but worked by putting it on the floor. We also had fabulous food just steps away from the condo. We had the most fun server named Alysia that made our evenings memorable. I think even for her;) I just wish I could remember the name of the restaurant, it was right on the water and we could see it outside our balcony. I would highly recommend this condo for anyone who wants to be close to the ocean and go for long walks on the boardwalk.

Gwen was wonderful to deal with and made sure that we were happy with everything. Can't wait till the next time!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

Lovely well located apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nice bright apartment, close to centre of town (very pleasant walk along harbour path). Has all you need as well as a very well equipped kitchen. Received excellent welcome and orientation from Gwen.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanna, Alberta Canada

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo! Perfect location with a beautiful view. A very comfortable stay with all the amenities you could possibly need. Gwen was incredibly helpful and friendly. We will absolutely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't say enough about this property and its owner

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property and its owners. Everything is perfect. I'd give it 6 stars if I could. We have stayed in many properties throughout North America and this is by far the best so far. The owner, Gwen, goes above and beyond anything that could be expected. My wife has a feather allergy and she went out and purchased additional hypo-allergenic bedding for us. The condo has EVERYTHING you could need & there is an excellent start-up kit. The condo was sparkling clean. The beds, bedding and towels were all top notch. The condo is modern with a FULLY furnished kitchen (anything you would ever need and more). The owner even met us at the airport and guided us to the property when we flew in at 11:30 p.m. after a airline imposed re-schedule. I am recommending this property to family and friends since my in-laws live in Nanaimo. Top notch service and property. Special tx also to Lisette who helps Gwen. Location is excellent. You can walk to ferry.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

GREAT PLACE !!! The view from the balcony is amazing !!! We spent a good deal of time just watching the boats in the marina. It is good for the soul to be so close to the water. The suite itself is nicely decorated and very comfortable, it is also well maintained and VERY CLEAN!!! Nice!!! note the windows on the marina side are huge !!! so you can’t escape the view!!!

Added bonus - our group had two rental cars and they had space for both vehicles in the buildings secure parking.

We would definitely stay here again. THANKS !!!

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless Jewel

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to use this property during the Thanksgiving long week end to visit family in the area. We were greeted by the owner who took the time to show us around the property in the middle of the night after a late flight arrival. The property was every bit as beautiful as the pictures are on the listing. Everything was spotless, fully stocked, and in new condition. There were four of us sharing the unit and we were all very comfortable with the two bedroom and two bathroom combo. The beds provided us with a great night of sleep and the views of the marina and provincial park were idyllic. We think this one is a keeper. When we return to visit the family, we will certainly be checking availability for this property again.

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nanaimo Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Carlos O'Bryans
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
3.2 Kilometres
Pryde Vista Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
BeachFires Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Harbourfront Maffeo Suton Park
Car: recommended

*Only 2.4 km from the Nanaimo Regional Hospital

*Several restaurants & pubs are within walking distance.

*Kayak rentals are just down the road.

*We are within walking distance to Nanaimo's downtown, a 2-3 minute drive.

*Only 1.3 km from the Departure Bay ferry terminal.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 18 2018 - Apr 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Cleaning C$50 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
Tax Rate 5.0%

*Our rates are based on quadruple (4/four) persons! The majority of rentals are based on only double occupancy.

*Pay only GST (Goods & Services Tax - Federal) = 5%

*Stay durations of 30 days or more pay NO tax!!

*50% of total rental amount is due immediately with the remaining 50% due 14 days prior to arrival OR pay in one lump sum. The choice is yours!

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.
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