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Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Stephenson Point - Dream Beach Suite Nanaimo

Relax In The Yoga/Art/Dance Studio, Send The Kids Out To Jump On The Trampoline

Imagine waking up to the reflection of the sunrise on the ocean. Watch the eagles, heron, kingfishers, ducks even humming birds from this bird watchers paradise. Stay awhile and you are sure to see deer wandering down the beach, otters and seals playing in the ocean. All of this just 10 minutes from the shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants of downtown Nanaimo.

Enjoy this luxurious 2 bedroom suite designed and decorated to reflect the awesome nature of the surroundings.

The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances include a gas range and of course a dishwasher.

There is also a gas BBQ on the deck and an outdoor wood stove available for summer crab feasts.

The master bedroom includes a queen sized bed, electric fireplace, spacious closet and sitting area with an amazing ocean view.

The second bedroom has two twin beds, with pull-out daybeds. Again, the vaulted ceilings and big windows frame a lovely water view.

The living room is comfortable with leather couches, a flatscreen TV, DVD player and another fireplace.

The yoga/art/dance studio has a separate entrance, mirrored walls, yoga and tumbling mats. It is a peaceful space to stretch, meditate, dance or draw. (please bring your own art supplies)

The hot tub is located at the far end of the house and has a 180 degree infinity ocean view. A lovely spot for either the sunrise or the sunset.

You'll find the trampoline past the fish pond, set in the forest. It is a favourite spot for kids, use at your own risk, but it does have a safety net.

Located just 10 minutes from the Departure Bay and SeaAir terminals, we are as little as a 1/2 hour flight from Vancouver. Perfect for a rejuvenating weekend away from the busy city.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Camille Gignac
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Camille Gignac

I traded in a banking career in busy Vancouver to live by the ocean and love life every day. After renovating and designing this property, we converted the west wing into a luxury ocean front suite.

Lucky for you! Come and be transformed by a week of pristine west coast beauty.

Camille Gignac purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Camille Gignac chose Nanaimo

This is a unique south facing property with a virtually private beach. Honestly, we see more deer than people wandering the beach in any given week.

The sheltered cove creates a warm, calm bay perfect for swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding.

It is a true island experience, without having to drive for hours, or take another ferry. Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island and offers delightful entertainment, culinary and adventure options.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are located only 10 minute from the Departure Bay ferry and SeaAir terminals, so your travel time is minimized. Yet we are far enough from the public beach to give you a true sense of peace and nature.


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Oceanfront 2 Bdrm Hot Tub, Kayaks, Yoga Studio. Pets and kids welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful and Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed our stay at Camille's Beach House. The suite is welcoming and well-furnished with a beautiful ocean view. Camille is a friendly and warm host.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, great property, easy to access and friendly owner, best dog ever!

  • 5 of 5

This home, and it feels like a home, is so close to Vancouver by ferry you feel like you've barely left. Super easy to find from ferry and simple to stock up with food and essentials en route. But once you settle in, you know you're a long way from the big city. Quiet, amazing view, very private and comfortable. Much more well equipped and supplied than most get away homes, you feel instantly relaxed and at home. With comforts like a superior hottub and many options for ocean water sports, you can relax right into this cozy, convenient spot. All the amenities and thoughtful extras you'd need, plus a big enough city close by should you need, this place has it all. Private and welcoming.

Best dog in the world will help welcome you.

I will again, and have already, happily reccomended this place to friends.

If you are a couple, two couples or a large family, you will love this wonderfully appointed vacation home.

Will return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view, great location, nice accomodations, very responsive owner.

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than depicted. Everything was clean and well organized.

Camille was very helpful and responsive to our questions.

We particularly enjoyed the view, the comings and goings of the ferries and seaplanes, and walks along the harbor.

Nanaimo is a gentle city with good restaurants and parks. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the people friendly.

The weather was perfect!

We want to come back and will highly recommend this house to others!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankfurt/Main area, Germany

Stunning view on Departure Bay, kayak with Seals

  • 5 of 5

This property is placed among our top3 locations!

We enjoyed not only the breathtaking view on Departure Bay with BC Ferry vessels arriving and outgoing and the sea planes landing.

We also had deers, seals and herons on the beach.

When we came back from a excursion it was always like arriving at home.

The property itself provides everything you need and is very clean and tidy.

We are a family with two teenagers and we used the kajaks as well as the yoga/gym studio.

Camille is a perfect host, respecting one`s privacy. Nanook is funny.

Whenever possible we want to return for our next trip to Nanaimo.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your week by the ocean and experienced kayaking in the calm waters of Departure Bay past seals, otters and a multitude of sea birds. It is a taste of Canadian nature with all the convenience of modern technology just inside. (Yes we have Internet). Your family is welcome back anytime. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Camille
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Palm Beach, Florida

Dream House!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! From the moment you step foot into this comfortably appointed space to the moment you see the gorgeous view through the expansive windows, you know this is going to be a place that is difficult to leave. Gourmet kitchen, comfortable common area with the aforementioned spectacular view, beautifully designed clean bathroom all entice you to stay in, but the surrounding beauty will pull you out. With kayaks right out front, and seals and otters at play, it will be hard to resist the lure of the outdoors! Camille was a gracious hostess and was available to answer any question. Thank you Camille for sharing your piece of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, you noticed. We built the suite to frame the view. Really it's all about the ocean. From the sunrise reflecting on the water, kayaking past the seals sunning on the rocks, or crabbing off the swim dock. We are lucky enough to live on a piece of paradise.
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Burnaby, BC


  • 5 of 5

As soon as I walked in, "WOW!" was my first word. The view caught my attention and the clean interior is the best thing you can ask for when you are away from home. Full kitchen with all the tools you need to cook and new washer, stove, fridge, laundry & dryer... Very clean washroom with triple shower heads ;) All the rooms and living room and kitchen has the same ocean view so you can't miss out on the view part. Kayaks, out side hot tub, outdoor fireplace, trampolines are bonus. Camille is very professional and will give you all the answers you need with great smile. My family will go back to see Camille for sure when we are visiting Nanaimo again in the future. Thank you for everything and was the most relaxing vacation because you feel like your at dream home. Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
SeaAir 5 km or Nanaimo International 30km
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pipers Lagoon
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nanaimo station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Property is walk-on oceanfront, kayaks available
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Stephenson Point, Vancouver Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season 2017
15 May 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61
Pet Fee £31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Stephenson Point in Vancouver Island

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Custom shower, teak vanities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Sleeps 4, 2 twin beds both with pull out day beds.
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , see details below
  • The master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, has wonderfully comfortable queen size bed with 1000 thread count sheets, fireplace, large closet and sitting area in front of expansive picture windows. Watch the sunrise from bed, what a way to start your day.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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