Four-bedroom Oceanfront House -- Walk On To The Beaches Of Departure Bay
About Nirmal Sandhu
Long-time residents of Nanaimo--and we may know a thing or two about the world's best smoked salmon. :)
Nirmal Sandhu purchased this House in 2017
Why Nirmal Sandhu chose Departure Bay
We love the street we live on--with the ocean at our doorstep--so it was a no-brainer to develop the 'house next door' when it became available. We're so excited to share this little corner of the world with visitors and show off what Nanaimo offers!
What makes this House unique
You really can't stay any closer to the water in Nanaimo--and the sheltered nature of Departure Bay makes for an overwhelmingly relaxing environment.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
You couldn't ask for more!
We enjoyed a delightful two-week stay at the Tide View Beach House late August – mid September 2019. The spacious (4 bedroom) house has an airy feel and is well-appointed and very well-stocked. There was an ample supply of well-maintained pots and pans, dishes, cutlery (including knives that actually cut!) and a very generous supply of spices, teas and coffees. [There were TWO different types of coffee makers (drip and Keurig-type)!]
The first thing that strikes you when you enter the house is the spectacular view available from almost every room. When we opened the back door to access the barbeque grill we were further delighted to find a huge, multi-tiered magical garden! If you tire of looking out onto Departure Bay (really?) you can enjoy the peacefulness of this relaxing green space.
ALL of the bedrooms were large and comfortable and everything throughout the house was in working condition. Any questions we had were immediately responded to. Prior to our arrival, Nirmal sent us a helpful e-mail explaining details related to our stay. She and her Gerard dropped by to welcome us and brought a lovely platter of fruit our first night there.
During our stay we had friends visit us from home. When they arrived, they sat down in front of the picture windows and informed us they had no need to leave the house or the view! Thank you Nirmal and Gerard for a lovely stay!
The perfect oceanfront nature getaway
The property was clean, well kept, well stocked and very well suited to our families needs. It truly was a home away from home. We loved spending time there with our family. Nature was at our doorstep. Our children went kayaking and explored the beach; the deer sauntered past in the morning and to top it off the blackberries in the area were plentiful. Thank-you Nirmal and Gerard
amazing place to explore the area
perfect host and a wonderful place, five stars across the board
Seals, otters and an incredible view
A fabulously equipped property that is more lovely than the photos on the website make out. You can swim a few metres from the house when the tide's in, or walk to the little beach with jumping platform. The kayaking was great fun. The hosts have thought of everything. Thank you.
Great location, and well cared for home.
The location was very good for enjoying the water, and local Nanaimo services. The house is very well kept, and very thoughtfully stocked with things a family may need and forget to bring or buy. The owners are extremely attentive to any small issues which come up. I'd happily recommend this property to friends, family, and rent again.
Beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy the beauty of Vancouver Island. 7 family members had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy this lovely home. It was a great "home base" for exploring the Island.