Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chemainus, Canada - Updated 2024

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The quaint Canadian town of Chemainus lies on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the Chemainus Valley. The seaside community is nestled between the ocean and a mountain range, drawing plenty of travelers who wish to witness its natural beauty. Chemainus is home to many industries such as mining, fishing, and forestry. Tourists will love a visit to Riot Brewing Co., an award-winning brewery famed for its multi-flavored beers. The Chemainus Theatre is also a popular tourist draw where one can experience amazing performances by the finest artists. Travelers keen on getting a slice of the local cuisine must visit the Russells Farm Market. Here, one can buy local berries, vegetables, and more. Families with children will love a visit to Kinsmen Beach Park, where they can enjoy swimming, picnicking, etc. Exploring the Chemainus Valley Museum is also a great way to spend the day. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the JD Stevenson Gallery or The Coast Creative Gallery. Want to gather souvenirs for friends and family? Silver Mine on Chemainus is the ideal location. Wall Murals, Waterwheel Park, and Mount Brenton Golf Course are other popular tourist hot spots in Chemainus. For comfy accommodation during your stay, scroll down to find the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Chemainus, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 06, 2024.

1. Cozy accommodation with gorgeous views of the ocean (from USD 96)

Found in the heart of Chemainus, this accommodation is only a leisurely stroll away from the bustling center that has some of the best pubs, restaurants, and markets.

Best suited for couples, the house spans 600 sq ft (55.74 sq m) of area and offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the ocean. Queen-sized beds are furnished that ensure a good night’s rest after an eventful day of hiking and exploration. The air-conditioned Airbnb is also sufficiently heated and promises a pleasant stay all year round. Other modern amenities include an internet connection that keeps you connected with folks back home and an equipped kitchen for fixing meals when hunger strikes.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
13.56 km (8.5 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice view that made me stay in the room a little longer each day
this is a wonderful airbnb that is stylish comfortable sparkling clean and with a lovely view of the water
Cleanliness:
wendy and steve are so warm and inviting there place is clean comfortable and nicely appointed
this is a very well-thought-out property that is clean private and comfortable for two
lovely private space well equipped clean bright and comfortable
great views quiet clean all your needs are there
very clean and tidy well situated for a relaxing get away home from home
Host:
wendy and steve are awesome hosts
wendy was super kind and helpful
wendy and steve are great hosts very welcoming helpful and responsive in case of any questions
wendy is a great host and we were well looked after
the hosts wendy and steve are super very friendly and helpful
Location:
within a close distance of great options for food and activities
wendy is an absolute amazing host her suite is perfect equipped very cute clean and very well located
the location is great close to all amenities and the ocean
a great place to stay
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2. Lovely house on the second floor near Kin Beach (from USD 107)

This pet-friendly Airbnb in Chemainus is only a few steps away from Kin Beach and rests in the heart of the historic town.

Found on the second floor, the carriage house makes for a relaxing place to stay by the ocean. A short drive away from some of the famous wineries and breweries, the studio showcases Bohemian and an eclectic aesthetic in its decor and furnishings. During the hours when you stay in, you can lounge on the sofa and watch movies on a high-definition TV equipped with Roku. A high-speed internet and workspace lets you go about a smooth day of remote work if needed. The electric cooker in the kitchen can be used for preparing savory meals. If you are, however, not up for cooking, you can head to the nearby Old Town Bakery for the cinnamon buns.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
12.26 km (7.7 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with the heat wave we especially appreciated her setting up an a/c before our arrival
the crisp modern vibe extends to the well appointed bathroom and kitchenette
there is even a bluetooth speaker the bed and linens super comfortable
the suite is spotless charming and cozy with all amenities you will need for a fantastic stay
we loved this place the space was very comfortable really nicely laid out the kitchen had everything we needed
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and lovely decor
the rental was very clean and comfortable
the room was clean pretty and modern
this was a very clean quiet and lovely suite
beautiful clean bright quiet and private space
Host:
the hosts were really welcoming and kind
such wonderful host highly recommended
laura was a lovely host
super friendly hosts and a sweet sweet pup
hosts laura and mike were very friendly and helpful
Location:
close to friendly downtown shops and eateries
great location and very nice stay
the studio is very well located and very private
the location in chemainus was idyllic yet within an easy walk of almost everything
laura's place was great beautiful property and location
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3. Charming cottage by the sea (from USD 94)

This charming cottage in Chemainus is located by the sea and it can sleep four guests. Enjoy complete privacy as you will have access to the entire house. Relax with your friends and family on the covered deck with a hot cup of coffee. The kitchen with amenities like a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator will help guests prepare their own meals without any hiccups. The fireplace in the living room will keep you toasty and the fast Wi-Fi will keep you updated. A stroll along the Trans Canada Trail with your loved ones will rejuvenate your mind from the daily tensions and boost your energy.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
12.46 km (7.8 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
51 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the terrace with sea views the perfect place for breakfast and dinner
this cozy cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway
Cleanliness:
this home in chemanius was fabulous it was funky clean and had very good vibes
the cottage is well equipped and very clean
Host:
paul was a great host who quickly responded to any questions we had
laurie was responsive to questions we had via text
laurie is a fabulous and generous host and we look forward to staying there again
laurie was a great host we’ll totally come back
laurie and paul are very nice and responsive hosts and their recommendations were really useful to us
Location:
very cute place quiet and comfortable and easy walking distance to everything around town
great quiet location in a picturesque town
beautiful location and quiet as can be
the location was great a short walk from the beach or the town grocery store
close to everything and can be an ideal retreat i would highly recommend staying here
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4. One-bedroom suite (from USD 59)

This suite is in Chemainus town center, which is bustling with activity, and it accommodates four guests. You can sleep in your private room and have access to the bathroom, living room, fully-equipped kitchen and a small dining space. Guests will love the ocean view from the small deck on this property. An air-conditioner, a TV, dryer, washer, and Wi-Fi in this property ensure that you have a comfortable stay. This rental is a walking distance from the grocery store, drug store, restaurants, pubs and the theater. The public beach is a short drive from here where you can unwind during your vacation.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
13.28 km (8.3 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
269 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities like the coffee maker and full kitchen appliances
wifi and netflix and awesome tv
air conditioner was a bonus fan also in the bedroom which was appreciated at night
wifi was free and cable tv was accessible from two tvs
the full kitchen had complete appliances and the in-house coffee and fruits were a nice touch
Cleanliness:
very clean and prompt replies
very clean well stocked and private accommodations
definitely appreciated how clean and well organized it was
peaceful and clean with everything you need
place is clean and had everything you'll need
Host:
lovely family as your hosts
the hosts are so hospitable and kind
great host and really nice place
great unit and host
wonderful hosts very kind and thoughtful
Location:
it’s a great location close to nanaimo airport
very quiet comfortable hideaway close to chemainus downtown
perfect walking distance to everywhere we needed to go lots of cute deer right outside the window
nice quiet neighbourhood and close to a grocery and more
the location was perfect for us as well
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5. Cozy home for five people (from USD 139)

This beautiful home for rent in Chemainus is suitable for six people. Guests have full privacy and will enjoy their stay in the lavish and cozy home. Though breakfast is provided for free, you can use the microwave, refrigerator, and other amenities available in the kitchen to make your own meals. This property also offers an air-conditioner, a TV, a washer, and a Wi-Fi connection to make guests feel at home. Gather on the patio and enjoy the sun setting while enjoying some barbecued snacks. This rental is easily accessible from hiking trails, wineries, markets, Chemainus River, and Fuller Lake.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
15.45 km (9.6 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great coffee makers and comfortable beds were most appreciated
great space super quiet comfy beds and furniture great lay out for 5 adults
we absolutely loved staying at mitchel’s place; everything was exactly as in the photos including the fabulously equipped kitchen
clean lots of tec wifi (hidden by airbnb) felt secure
well equiped kitchen an a lot of space for our family
Cleanliness:
super clean relaxing space
a very clean and welcoming spot
as expected clean and beautilful place
very clean cozy and has everything you might need
it was clean and the price was perfect
Host:
helpful host made us feel at home
mitchell was a great host
great host very quick responses super professional
mitchel was a great host
mitchel is a great host
Location:
very nicely furnished house in a very quiet location
if you wish to cook on your vacation in chemainus this is the place to be
great location if you want to explore cowichan and salt spring island
great location clean cute house great kitchen
a beautiful space in a beautiful location
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6. The Crooked Cabin (from USD 134)

The Crooked Cabin is in Chemainus and it allows two guests. This rental offers a comfortable bedroom, a small kitchenette, a living room, and a clean bathroom. If you don’t feel like getting out, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the valley from the bedroom itself. A private access to the beach makes the sea a few steps away. Free car parking is provided to guests traveling by car. This property is very close to cafes, pubs, wineries, theaters, and the Chemainus Murals.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
14.54 km (9.1 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
95 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the crooked cabin was amazing the space and amenities were great and comfortable
really enjoyed drinking coffee in bed looking out over the water
it was immaculate extremely comfortable and an incredible view
incredible ocean view from a very comfortable cabin
the bed pillows and linen were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and private
it was clean and stocked with exactly what we needed
it was spotless and decorated very nicely
this is by far the most spotlessly clean rental we have visited
very clean comfortable quiet and a great spot to paddle board from
Host:
sharon and paul are friendly and provided useful local info when we asked
the owners are friendly but are very happy to leave you to enjoy your time away
what more can you want? they were a great host and everything is unbelievably clean and comfortable
Location:
it was great staying right on the water - i would definitely recommend this place
great location sparkling clean amazing views and great get away for the weekend
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7. Room with a private balcony

This beautiful, ocean-side castle is located in Chemainus and it provides space for two guests. You get an ocean-view room with a private bathroom. The private balcony with a small seating arrangement will urge you to sit back and relax over a cup of coffee. The TV and Wi-Fi connection keep you entertained if you don’t feel like going out. The town center is 1.7 km (1.05 miles) away. The shopping center is 1.2 km (0.744 miles) away, where you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
13.65 km (8.5 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
57 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would definitely stay in the future if the bed was upgraded and the air was cleaner
Cleanliness:
location is suberb the interior and exterior are quite outdated however everything was clean and in order
the room is a bit dated but very spacious and comfortable
Host:
the host was very friendly and greeted us at check in
charlie was very friendly and we had enjoyed staying here
room is large location is lovely and your host is very friendly
guo was very friendly and had some good recommendations about chemainus
Location:
very interesting place location was amazing
the location was amazing right on the water
wonderful location right on the water
great location really neat property very relaxing
we liked it very much awesome location
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8. Fully-furnished oceanfront home

Located on the bay, this spacious rental accommodates seven people. Guests have access to three large bedrooms and two modern and stylish bathrooms. The spacious living room allows you to spend quality time with your friends and the huge kitchen with all modern amenities will help you prepare yummy delicacies. The back deck overlooks the bay and you can relax in the hot tub after a tiresome day. The TV and Wi-Fi will keep you fully entertained during your stay. The private stairs from the deck will lead you to the beach. A short walk from this oceanfront home brings you to a grocery store.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
14.13 km (8.8 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
32 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds and bedding was super soft and cozy
the house was spotless beds incredibly comfy and the location calming and serene
the big living room window was fantastic to look out and watch seals swim by
the place is comfortable & well-appointed over all
Cleanliness:
we found it impeccably clean and very well supplied with soft linen
it is super sparkling clean everything that you need to enjoy during your stay is there
clean lots of space outdoor jacuzzi quiet location
the place was very clean and comfortable and felt like home
it was nice and clean tastefully decorated and check in and check out was a breeze
Host:
a superb host and amazing property
dale was a responsive host and if we are ever in the area again we will definitely stay
Location:
the location on the waterfront and it’s proximity to nanaimo duncan and victoria were great
nice house and great location right on the ocean
perfect for getting away groom the city life and to something peaceful and quiet
it's nice and quiet and right on the water
excellent location and beautiful view too bad it wasn’t summer time when i stayed
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9. Room with queen bed

Ideal for two guests, this studio offers a delicious breakfast. It has a comfortable queen bed as well as a luxurious bathroom with a four-foot shower and Egyptian towels. Sit back and relax in the garden and enjoy the spectacular views. To ensure guests have a comfortable stay, amenities like an air-conditioner, a TV, Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, and a microwave are available in this Airbnb rental. Guests need not worry if they are traveling by car as a free parking space is provided on the premises.

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13.5 km (8.4 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
4 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Large guest room

This property is in Chemainus and is perfect for two guests. This studio provides a king-size bed and a lavish bathroom. Breakfast is served to guests for free. Amenities like an air-conditioner, a TV, a dryer, a washer, Wi-Fi, and a hairdryer ensure that guests have a comfortable stay. If you don’t feel like sitting down and unwinding in the Airbnb rental, then take a walk to a private park near the beach for some alone time.

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13.51 km (8.4 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
9 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Wonderful oceanview getaway

Located in the heart of Chemainus, this luxurious two-storied house offers space for five guests. It has three comfortable bedrooms, two stylish bathrooms, a kitchen, a spacious living room, and a deck where you can enjoy your meals. The stylish fully-equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your own food if you don’t feel like going out. The Wi-Fi connection will help you locate places of interest if you want to plan a perfect day tour. Guests traveling with cars will not need to worry as free parking is available on the premises. The Chemainus Mall, grocery stores, a liquor store, and pharmacies are a short walk away from this Airbnb rental.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
13.02 km (8.1 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
41 reviews  
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. A basement suite on the ocean

Just look outside the windows here and you will see the majestic ocean. What an incredible view you are going to enjoy from this basement suite that offers one bedroom and one bathroom for two people. As a guest, you will have access to facilities such as a cable TV and shared ones, like an outdoor shower, two outdoor bars with a full stock of coffee and tea, as well as a firepit.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
11.37 km (7.1 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
60 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Room in downtown

This house is located close to the charming downtown of Chemainus and accommodates two people. Sleep in your own room for complete privacy and have access to the entire house for a comfortable stay in the town. Relax in the beautiful garden while soaking in the mesmerizing views. This rental also offers Wi-Fi, an air conditioner, a dryer, a washer, and a hairdryer to make sure guests have a comfortable stay. Victoria is just an hour’s drive and Vancouver is 5 hours by car from here.

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Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
11.48 km (7.2 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
290 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is extremely comfortable and jan had placed a bottle of water in the room
also we had an amazing breakfast
jan's place is very cozy and located in a charming town where you can go searching for beautiful murals
the breakfast was amazing as well it was a really personal and homey experience
the room is adorable and the house very quiet
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and perfect
everything is super clean and perfect
the room was clean and comfy
the house is clean
super comfy and clean place
Host:
she is a really lovely host
jan was a lovely host
jan is a lovely host
jan is a great host
jan is a welcoming host
Location:
a nice quiet location close to town
the location is great because it’s right in the middle between duncan and nanaimo
the location is great for visiting chemainus and surrounding areas
a warm and comforting place that feels like your staying with family
just as described and excellent location
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14. A carriage house with a kitchenette

You should always try to experience something unique when visiting a new destination. This is why you need to book this accommodation, which is more than just a house – it is a carriage house. Situated within close proximity to the beach, the carriage house offers one bedroom and one bathroom for couples or solo adventurers. You can also enjoy a fully equipped kitchenette here, along with a private patio, featuring a table and chairs.

Stayed at this property?
Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
12.41 km (7.8 mi) from Pacific Northwest Raptors
136 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and pillows were very comfortable and the air conditioner worked wonderfully for keeping the space cool
great location spotlessly clean all the necessary amenities to prepare breakfast or a light meal comfy bed
it was a quiet and comfortable base for exploring chemainus and the surrounding region
bed was comfortable with lovely soft sheets
the bedding was very comfortable and we had a great sleep
Cleanliness:
so clean & modern
super clean bright and quiet
beautiful clean elegant hotel like atmosphere
sparkling clean with everything you need
it so clean comfortable and modern
Host:
sharon is a wonderful host
wonderful host friendly with quick responses
friendly and helpful host
sharon is kind informative and a perfect host
sharon is super kind and friendly
Location:
great location with walking distance to everything
central location makes it a beauty spot
the location couldn’t be better
great location in chemainus too will definitely stay again
super comfy bed and great location
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The charming town of Chemainus

This Canadian town is ideal for travelers looking for some quiet time. The scenic views of Chemainus are bound to rejuvenate the weary traveler’s spirit while acquainting them with the little nuggets of history that the town has to offer.

Should you also decide to venture out further into the neighboring areas, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rentals in Duncan as well that will cater to your accommodation needs. Some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Ladysmith also lie at your disposal and the place is only a short drive away.

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