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Beautiful luxurious period ( 1926) house with ocean, marina and islands view

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newcastle House was built in 1926 and extensively renovated during 2010-2015.

The house is located on Newcastle Avenue, adjacent to the Nanaimo Yacht Club and facing beautiful Newcastle Island Provincial Park and vibrant Nanaimo Harbour. Immediately in front of the house, along the harbour side, is a leisurely walkway which takes the stroller from the yacht club to the downtown and The Bastion/Marina area. On the way is an oceanside park with a crabbing pier and jetty for the mini ferry to Newcastle Island - all within a 10 minute walk from The House!

The house itself is certainly unique with original hand-made mouldings and balustrades, comfortably appointed living and dining rooms with views of the harbour and beyond. It has three decks, a garage that has been converted to a gamesroom with wall-mounted flatscreen tv, regulation pool/billiard and ping pong tables. The back deck has a BBQ, shaded dining set, and a hot tub overlooking a beautiful garden anchored by a magnolia tree which is lit up nightly by garden lights from dusk till midnight. There are four comfortable bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite. The tastefully decorated and easy-to-enjoy dining room and living room, both of which look over the harbour and islands, are ideal for entertaining.

One of the attractions of Newcastle House is its location, within walking or biking distance to downtown and the harbour front and a short drive to several shopping centres. With Nanaimo as a base, sightseeing destinations like Chemainus and the wine country around Duncan to the south, even Victoria, and Tofino and Campbell River to the north can be made as one day trips.

Catering is also possible through the culinary school of Vancouver Island University (previously known as Malaspina College) which over the years has built a very credible name for itself.

We are always available to help with suggestions of where to go and what to see as well as where to dine.

More Details

Georgina Haasler
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Japanese
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nanaimo in Regional District of Nanaimo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Main level powder room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Jacuzzi tub with ocean view
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Rec Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pullout sofa in the basement rec room sleeps 2
  • The rate posted applies to 8 people staying. There is a pull-out sofa in the basement rec room that can sleep 2 people at an additional $25.00 per person/night. The maximum occupancy for this property is 10 persons.
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beautiful luxurious period ( 1926) house with ocean, marina and islands view
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Silver City,NM 88061

VERY nice house with an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful house. Everything in the house was well cared for and bright. We had such a great time just sitting on the front porch and enjoying the view of the bay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kept nice, and clean. Also it has all the things you’d need.

  • 5 of 5

It was like a home. Had a great time with our family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo Trip

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at this property in Nanaimo, lovely home with all you would need, close to everything in Nanaimo and couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An extremely nice home with a great location .

  • 5 of 5

repeating myself the home was great with the location and view of the Harbour exceptional. Our extended family enjoyed the home for its spaciousness and overall brightness. Would recommend to others if I had one observation and I could have overlooked this matter --would be to extend rental prices in Canadian as well as American dollars

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed very much

  • 5 of 5

Great property spacious with fun games room

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful. We were met by a phenomenal site manager who welcomed us with local treats and necessities and made us feel completely relaxed and at home. The house itself was even more lovely than I expected from the listing, with many more features and perks. We really had no plans for what we were going to do in the area and the site manager left a long list of all the local favourites. Everything we hit up from the list was even better than anticipated. The location of the house is perfect for exploring Nanaimo itself, including the charming Newcastle Island, as well as the wonderful towns and beaches in the area. I didn't know what to expect from a stay in Nanaimo but now I am recommending it to others as a great base location, and would suggest anyone looking for a lovely place to stay to stay in this home!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28.7 Kilometres
Nanaimo International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Kilometres
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Beban Park Golf Course & Driving Range
Nearest Motorway
19 (Island Hwy)
Car: recommended

Incorporated in 1874, Nanaimo has a population of about 85,000. It's centrepiece, the old Hudson's Bay Fort, was built in 1853 and today anchors the harbour front area which has restaurants, two marinas, and shops, all with beautiful vistas of the two islands which help form the harbour. The fort's cannon is fired, with a musical backdrop of the pipes being played, at noon-time daily. The downtown is really an extension of this area and very convenient for browsing, coffee stops, lunching, enjoying a micro-brew, and so on. In summer, countless yachts and sailboats stop by at Nanaimo, many of which anchor a week and dot the harbour.

Nanaimo is connected to the mainland by two BC Ferries terminals; by seaplanes from both downtown Vancouver and Vancouver's international airport area; by scheduled land flights to Nanaimo's own international airport located about 15 minutes south of the city; and highway travel from Victoria.

It has several large shoppping centres within a 10 minute drive from Newcastle House (one of which is less than 5 minutes drive away and has a walk-in medical clinic). Fresh seafood, with dungeness crab, spot prawns, and halibut being especially prized, is easily available as is all that is necessary for barbeques.

Nanaimo has a number of restaurants, several of which are located downtown and in the nearby Old Quarter, and others scattered within 10 minutes' drive. Western Canada-famous White Spot is only a 3-4 minute walk away from The House!

Nanaimo has its very own university, Vancouver Island University, and within is the Culinary Institute which has over the years made itself a very credible international reputation. Catering can be arranged with them. The city also has a large ice arena and aquatic centre, one adjacent to the other; Bowen Park, with its very own waterfall and lovely forest trails,as well as an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, is situated right in the middle of the city and very close by to The House.

Additionally, the city offers a myriad of activities. A popular natural-setting bungee jump and zipline activity centre is not far away as well as river, lake, and ocean swimming holes offering a refreshing dip. The Nanaimo Golf Club is a few minutes away from The House by car and there are several other golf courses within driving distance. There is kayaking, canoeing, sailing, hiking, and picnicking to one's heart's content! Fishing and touring boat charters are also readily arrangeable and in the winter, there is fantastic skiing and snowboarding on nearby Mount Washington.

Nanaimo also offers one of the world's top scuba diving areas, just on the outside of the two islands circling the harbour and enhanced by a couple of artificial reefs. For intrepid hikers, the 1,019 metres-high Mount Benson provides a full day's hiking and climbing with an absolutely gorgeous view of the Georgia Strait (or Salish Sea) and beyond to the coast mountain range and a panoramic view of Mount Baker.

Last but not least, Nanaimo is a very good base from which to explore central Vancouver Island. For example, to the south the Duncan/Cowichan Valley area is now well-known for the dozen or so wineries and the availability of locally-grown foods; Chemainus with its world-famous wall murals is 20 minutes or so away and charming Victoria is an hour and a half drive that can be made into a one-day trip. To the north there are several Provincial Parks like Englishman's River and Little Qualicum as well as the Cathedral Grove Park with its giant, hundreds of years-old trees; the always popular Coombs Market with the family of goats living on its roof; the pretty seaside villages of Parksville and Qualicum; and the Horne Lake caves for the spelunking crowd; and with a little more effort even the salmon capital of the world - Campbell River, and Tofino - a surfing, beachcombing and whale-watching destination, are within reach of a day's trip.

The piece-de-resistance has to be Nanaimo's very own Newcastle Island Provincial Park - right there in front of Newcastle House. It is accessed by a small passenger-only (bicycles can be taken on board) ferry that departs every hour from a jetty a few minutes' walk away. This island, about 8 kilometres in circumference, is enjoyed by walking its many trails and swimming at its several sandy or pebble beaches. It even has its very own small lake/lagoon! It is also a popular place for camping and cycling. Newcastle Island is Mother Nature at her best and it is right there in front of you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
18 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year's
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shoulder Season
19 Mar 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
17 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £900.85
Cleaning fee £225.21 + Tax


Minimum Age 25 years or older

******The rate posted applies to 8 people staying. There is a pull-out sofa in the basement rec room that can sleep 2 people at an additional $25.00 per person/night. The maximum occupancy for this property is 10 persons.*****

Additional purchase by traveller of Damage Protection Insurance is recommended.

Check in: 4:00pm
Check out: 12 Noon

Housekeeping during your stay is available upon request at extra charge. Please ask for price.

No Pets/No Smoking

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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