Nanaimo, Canada, is a gorgeous oceanside city backed by a forested mountainside on the westernmost part of British Columbia. Because of its varied landscape, the city provides its visitors with vacation rentals in all sorts of environments. Some of them are located in the heart of the downtown area where you’ll wake up to the sound of the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shore. In others, you’ll be treated to the relaxing lullaby of one of the many nearby rivers or lakes. While selecting your perfect home away from home, don’t be concerned about limiting yourself to activities due to location; most of these homes have easy access to both the Straight of Georgia and the nearby parks and lakes, so changing things up one day and leaving your oceanfront house to hike through Westwood Lake Park is totally an option! Scroll down to see the best Vrbo vacation rentals In Nanaimo, Canada.
Beautiful views, perfect location, gorgeous house - this might be the dream vacation spot you’ve been hoping to find! All five of its spacious bedrooms offer a full view of the ocean, so everyone can enjoy the ocean sunrises without leaving the comfort of their cozy bed. This home is full of amenities in order to make it feel just like home. There are a washer and dryer, wifi, air conditioning and fireplace, and a newly renovated kitchen with all the necessary appliances! It’s the perfect event-hosting kitchen (parties allowed upon notification). This home is only a nine-minute drive from Nanaimo City, six minutes from the Bay Ferry terminal, and only a few miles from many nature parks, so the possibilities for adventure are endless!
EXCLUSIVE, UNCOMPROMISING OCEANFRONT EXECUTIVE HOME
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen has everything you needThe views were wonderful from all the decksWe underestimated the space from the pictures butThe place is amazing for everyone to have their own spacethe parents enjoyed relaxing and the gorgeous viewClean bright large windows throughout
Host:We saw deer many times stroll the back yard rabbits & even a cocky sea otterWe had a couple of maintenance issues during our stay but Scott was great and sorted it all out really quicklyBest short vacation with my children and grandchildrenThe only reason I did not give our stay 5 stars is that we had a delay in getting into the house as the cleaners were not done and there were a few maintenance issues but are being dealt with by t...Excellent property & amenities Great communication from ownersRead more reviewsLocation could not be betterBeautiful setting across Bay from BC Ferry terminal Short drive for any needs Great access to "exploring" by carWhat great getaway location for families and friends House and view are amazing and all amenities are around the cornerWe enjoyed the house specially the balcony pretty big and lots of spaceThe traffic seemed to ignore the sign indicating a hidden drive
Built in 1926, this stunning home maintains all its historical grace and charm while providing its guests with all the comforts and amenities of today! You might not want to leave this beautiful home with its garage refashioned into a game room complete with a pool and ping pong table, its private deck on the mezzanine level, or its hot tub which overlooks the garden area! When you do leave the walls of this beauty, simply cross Newcastle Avenue and you’ll find yourself right on the Harbourfront Walkway. Highly recommended is the Newcastle Island Provincial Park which guests can access via the ferry, departing hourly from a dock found only a stroll away. Close proximity to the water and the city makes this home the ideal place for guests who love being kept busy with so many things to do!
Beautiful luxurious period (1920) house with ocean, marina and islands view
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsHaving the laundry right off of the kitchen was perfect tooIt was like a homeALL of the beds were super comfortablein the evening a nice soak in the hot tubWell stocked with everything you needThe house was very tastefully renovated and decorated throughoutEverything in the house was well cared for and brightThe beds were very comfortable and so many little special touches applied Everything was easy and gracious Thank you Sean and GeorginaThe pictures do not do this property the justice as the house (both inside and outside)
Host:She even give us fabulous restaurant recommendations tooWe were met by a phenomenal site manager who welcomed us with local treats and necessities and made us feel completely relaxed and at homeThe games room was awesome and well enjoyed by us all along with the back deck and hot tubrepeating myself the home was great with the location and view of the Harbour exceptionalDaryl ensured we had everything we needed and made sure we understood all the facilitiesRead more reviewsHet is luxe ingericht en van allewhere there are lots of wonderful restaurants coffee shopsAll amenities you could want are within walking distanceThe 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 areaFour families came together with different needs and desires and it all worked well at this lovely Nanaimo location
Mountain views in the back and ocean views in the front, “The Traveller’s Suite” is just the picturesque niche you need for putting up your feet after a full day of wandering the island. Located in the Arts District of downtown Nanaimo, this condo is neighbored by shops, restaurants and bistros, and it offers easy access to the various ferry docks for some ocean exploring. Spend your day walking along the waterfront only two blocks away, and be sure to enjoy the fish and chips at the Dock, as recommended by your host! In the evening, sit out on the back patio and watch the painted sunset as it drops slowly behind the mountains, finishing off your perfect vacation day with extra special views.
3 Bedroom Modern Condo Downtown Nanaimo - 1 Block To Oceanfront
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsThis condo has a well equipped kitchen and bathroom and the space is very liveableThe accommodations were cozy and comfortable Nice views from balconyIt is stocked with tea coffee other hot beverages and sugarThe full-sized kitchen had everything we needed for breakfasts and one dinner inWe walked down to the harbour and poked around downtownThe apartment was very clean and well maintainedIt is spacious and clean with easy parking and is very well equipped
Host:Great hosts quick to answer any andKatherine was always available for any questions and feedbackThe unit was well-stocked and we were made to feel very welcomeOnly issue was with some airflow during the summerExcellent standard of fittings and decoration Everything needed was there and all in like new conditionRead more reviewsAlso in a safe and quite areaVery central location to explore the areaThis condo is in a great location perfect for morning walks on the seawall and evening strolls to restaurants2 very good restaurants right next door and an easy walk to many downtown restaurantsIt's a short walk uphill to the Harbourfront and two decent restaurants on either side ( Mexican and a local bistro)
With its gorgeous open-floor plan, marble floors, and french doors opening up to a patio practically on the marina itself, this picturesque little suite is definitely a top choice for visitors who want all the perks of being on the ocean without going too far out the front door. If you could squish all the luxuries of resort vacationing into one rental, this place is it! The host, known for her outstanding service for her guests, has even equipped the rental with a “starter kit” that includes shampoo and conditioner, dish, laundry, and hand soaps, cleaning supplies, and even little necessities in the kitchen! Clean, comfortable, and convenient, this place is definitely one you’ll love to visit more than once.
Oceanfront Suite - Just minutes away from downtown Nanaimo! Special offers
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsNice restaurant beside the condoEverything you need in a clean comfortable condo with an amazing viewThe couch and beds were comfortable and we had plenty of room to spread outWe appreciated the air conditioning and all the spaceThe property is beautiful Very private and completely separates the 2 bedroomsVery modern and wonderfully decoratedThe place is very clean and has everything you neededWell kept and nicely decorated unitThe beds were very comfortable and the owners were accomodating and very niceCondo has everything one would want and more Everything is impeccably clean and organized
Host:The host was very pleasant professional and accommodatingThis unit was very well appointed with a great layoutSuited our needs very wellHelen is incredibly welcoming and answers promptly to messagesI can see why Helen is a super host as her attention to detail was impressiveRead more reviewsAmazing location - nice walk by the water walkway to downtown (about 25 minutes)only few mins away from departure bayExcellent location close to town centreView and location are wonderfulVery convenient location with nice view
This little suite is located further inland from downtown Nanaimo (seven-minute drive), but sits in such a spot that accessing Island Highway towards the beach is easy! Perfect for an extended weekend getaway for two, the surrounding area is quiet and peaceful with everything needed for a cozy stay provided right in the house itself. Guests have their own private entrance to this ground-floor suite, and they will arrive to find the beds made and ready, the kitchen stocked with coffee and teas, and a TV and fireplace for leisurely evenings on the couch. The Coastal Feather Suite is sure to be the peaceful retreat your soul needs to rejuvenate!
The Coastal Feather Suite
Top guest reviewsadequate kitchen beautiful bathroom with showerThe bath is off the kitchenand the shower has plenty of room for two peopleThere is a separate kitchen with fridgeThe place has lots of room with the bedroom and kitchenetteThe unit was very clean and quietThe apt is very well decorated and very cleanThe suite was clean bright and roomyThe place was clean well stocked and friendlyThe place was clean and comfortable The lady was a very good host
Host:Jennifer was a great hostessso we really missed having a stove/ovenHost Jennifer maintains her Coastal Feather Suite in good order as part of her Nanaimo homeShe had provided some muffins and some basic staplescoffee maker toaster oven & hotplateRead more reviewsThe location was ideal considering we arrived by ferry which is only a few minutes awayThis place was in a great location for us and is in a very nice neighborhoodVery comfortable after a day of exploringbut this place is perfect for shorter staysthe area is quiet and peaceful everything is just wonderful
For anyone who is hoping to explore the nature parks of Nanaimo, this home is definitely for you. Located 10 minutes from the city’s downtown, it is walking distance from Westwood Lake and its nature trails, the Morrell Nature Sanctuary, and only a few miles from kayak/canoe rentals! In this gorgeous Nanaimo home, guests have their own private entrance with full access to the first floor. The house comes with all its linens and towels provided, so no need to take up that space in your suitcase. Make sure you make use of the fully equipped kitchen, for even if cooking on a vacation seems like a hassle, you’ll definitely want to make time for it in this gorgeous one. For the outdoorsy soul who wants to skip sleeping under the stars this time around, this house might just be the one for you!
Your dream Vancouver Island getaway
Top guest reviewsThere was not 1 thing that was needed - everything was amazingThe suite worked well for 4 adults and one small child Bedrooms were large enough to accommodate our portable cribThere was more than enough space for 3 adults and one childKitchen has everything you need to make a mealIt seemed to have everything neededAwesome neighborhood ( quiet and clean)The house was like-new cleanBeds were very comfy Spacious and quiet with added extras which was a nice surprise
Host:They have a splendid appartment and they did also groceries to welcome usWe enjoyed meeting the hosts and hearing there storyThe owners are very friendly and responsive Great timeThe owners were welcoming and provided some extras that made the stay very niceBrenda & Monty are wonderdul hostsRead more reviews) it's only minutes to any destination in and around the cityThe place was beautiful quiet and central to where we needed to get toEnjoyed everything about my stayIt was a perfect location for everywhereThere were so many little unexpected details about staying there that we loved
Bring your boat, bring your kids, bring the pup, even bring the cousins, because this huge lakeside home with stunning views is waiting! Situated right on the shore of Long Lake, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time outside than in! And that’s not because the house lacks a thing (it comes with washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, and a basement rec room for the kids), but because it comes with a private dock, kayaks, and the opportunity for freshwater fishing - all without leaving the property! With all the makings for a perfect vacation, staying at this home will quickly become one you’ll want to turn into a yearly tradition.
Luxurious Lakeside Living on Long Lake in Nanaimo
Top guest reviewsThe basement is spacious but there is only one room that is separated from the rest of the spaces in the basement including the other two bedsIf you have young childrenThe two beds in the shared larger space do have a curtain that separates them from the seating area in the basementThe home is situated on Long Lake and is excellent for swimming water skiing or kayakingso it was great to be together but still have our own spaceThe basement rooms are the only sleeping areas that have "blackout" coverage
Host:Karin is a great host who takes great care of usKarin was a wonderful host and the accommodations exceeded our expectationsWe had a hire car during both stays and the home was a great base for us to do our dayresponsive and helpful reservations were easy and straight-forwardLet's just say that none of us were disappointedRead more reviewsSpent one day tripping up to Coombs MacMillan Provincial Park and Englishman'sThe location is also very convenient for groceries and any last-minute purchases neededIt's a lovely property andThe lifejackets and equipment were in great shapeAlthough it sounds odd for Victorians to "vacation" in Nanaimo (1 5 hours away)
This cozy cottage is not only super aesthetically pleasing both inside and out, but it’s also perfectly located for visitors who are into day trips and want to see as much of Vancouver Island as possible during their stay! Venture out to Mt. Washington ski area, Gabriola Island, Victoria, or Long Beach National Park, and be assured that you’ll have the homiest place to rest when you return. These hosts are top rated, known to have provided their guests with a fully stocked kitchen upon arrival, which means they’ll do their very best at making your stay simply luxurious! With the surrounding gardens, the stone patio, and the giant windows, this cottage provides everything you need for a beautiful stay.
Visit Nanaimo's Beautiful Old City Quarter99 Machleary St
This home is truly a gem. From the rustic woodwork to the flowering gardens, guests have titled it an oasis in the heart of the city itself. It is located just a short stroll from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, not to mention the many shops and restaurants in the city center for easy access to a morning out and about. Back at the house, you’ll find all your linens have been provided, the kitchen is fully equipped, and the secluded back patio provides the perfect backdrop for lazy mornings. Bikes have been conveniently provided on site, so guests can zoom around the area and see everything there is to see! This home’s host is noted for her attention to detail which makes staying here just as easy as a home away from home should be!
West Coast Charm 2 Bedroom Suite, walking distance to ferry & oceanfront320 Larch Street Lower unit
On the top floor, situated right in the lush Heritage Park, you’ll find an elegant condo with enough space for four to comfortably relax when it’s time to enjoy the beauties of the island from a distance. Still, within walking distance of downtown Nanaimo, this home provides a peaceful respite in the grounds of Heritage Park which are fully accessible to guests. This place is known for being impeccably clean with a host who goes out of his way to make sure that his guests are well looked after. Stocked with all the amenities you’d find in your own kitchen, living room, and bedroom, Robin’s Grove will quickly become a favorite Nanaimo home.
Heritage Park setting minutes walk from DowntownNanaimo, BC, CA
Something for everyone
Whether you need a place to crash after a long day of Vancouver Island adventuring, somewhere to call home after day trips or a little retreat for a staycation, Nanaimo has just the accommodation for you! Clean and beautiful, cozy and rustic, luxurious and welcoming, all of these homes have something special to offer, so it’s only a matter of time until you find that perfect home away from home!
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