Top 9 Waterfront Vrbo Rentals In Nanaimo, Canada - Updated 2022

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The city of Nanaimo is located on Vancouver Island’s east coast, in British Columbia, Canada. Indigenous people were, of course, the first to inhabit the land, with Europeans arriving in the late 1700s. Today, the city is home to around 100,000 people, and many tourists visit the area to enjoy the waterfront and its cultural offerings. The waterfront offers plenty of things to do, from boating to whale watching. If you’re an art lover, you can visit Nanaimo Art Gallery, or head to Nanaimo Museum to learn about the area’s history. Whatever your reason for visiting, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here. For stay, check out our list of the top waterfront Vrbo rentals in Nanaimo, Canada.

1. Bright and airy beachfront home (from USD 140)

With its plentiful windows and neutral decor, this home has a bright and airy feel. Plus, it’s located right in front of the shore, so you’re mere steps away from the beach and the cool waters. There’s a cosy covered front porch, where you can sit and take in the views. Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms and space for four guests, making it a great option for a family or a small group of friends. The kitchen has everything you need for making your favourite meals, and there’s a cosy living room with TV and indoor fireplace.

Frente a la playa: 2 habitaciones, se admiten niños y mascotas.
71 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great kitchen everything we needed with a lovely view of the ferries coming and going
the bedrooms are a nice size complete with queens beds in each
bathroom has a tub and an excellent shower
the beds were so comfortable and cozy
our daughter enjoyed having her own big bed to herself
Cleanliness:
the house was spotlessly clean and very nicely furnished
it was extremely clean quiet and comfortable
the house itself is very clean well-stocked and well maintained
we loved it thank you so much for the comfortable clean and relaxing accommodations
Host:
the home itself was extremely well stocked - the hosts thought of every detail
nirmal and gerard were great hosts
great hosts with attention to every detail and excellence
nirmal was an excellent host
and our expectations were pretty high to begin our hosts were welcoming and eager to provide a wonderful experience
Location:
beautiful location close to downtown nanaimo
excellent accommodation in a great location
it is a wonderful location by the ocean
the cottage is situated in an ideal beach location spotlessly clean and lacked nothing
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2. Two-storey townhome with amazing views (from USD 86)

If you want the convenience of downtown living along with the tranquility of living on the water, this is the place for you. This two-storey townhome is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo, putting you just moments away from restaurants, bars, and shops. But it’s also situated immediately next to the waterfront, so you’ll have a front row view of the calming waters and the boats passing by. The townhome has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The kitchen is fully functional so you can make your own meals. There’s also a spacious patio, where you can enjoy your meals and take in the views.

Nanaimo Harbourfront - Townhome lujoso de 2 habitaciones en el centro de Waterfront
28 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furnishings are top notch comfortable and very well thought out
we got a kick out of the "app" driven ceiling fan - literally too cool
everything from the super comfy beds to the fully stocked kitchen was just as we remembered
Cleanliness:
the unit is very clean and well furnished
everything is still spotless and feels like brand new - even after a year since our first visit
the townhouse is lovely with clean comfortable bedrooms and an extremely well equipped kitchen
Host:
the hosts are friendly and helpful and available if you need anything
check in was easy and the owners are friendly and very easy to communicate with
thanks harry and tammy for being such kind and gracious hosts
Location:
restaurants and grocery stores are easy to walk to from this location
the best location in nanaimo
nanaimo has several parks and conservation areas that offer very interesting hikes
the location is great with accessibility to the waterfront area and sea planes
i would definitely recommend this beautiful place and we hope to return again next year
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3. Luxurious home perfect for a large group (from USD 364)

If you’re traveling in a large group and you like a bit of luxury during your travels, then this home might just be the perfect option for you. It’s got four bedrooms and space to sleep up to ten guests, so it’s great for large groups. Plus, it’s certainly a luxurious space, with amenities including a hot tub in the master bathroom and a game room that includes a TV and billiards table. The kitchen is updated and has everything you need to make large meals for the whole group. And, there’s beautiful outdoor seating and grilling areas, perfect for taking in the view. The house is right on the water’s edge, so you’ll be just a few steps away from the beach.

CASA EJECUTIVA FRENTE AL MAR EXCLUSIVA Y SIN COMPROMISOS
47 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen has everything you need
The views were wonderful from all the decks
We underestimated the space from the pictures but
The place is amazing for everyone to have their own space
the parents enjoyed relaxing and the gorgeous view
Cleanliness:
Clean bright large windows throughout
Host:
We saw deer many times stroll the back yard rabbits & even a cocky sea otter
We had a couple of maintenance issues during our stay but Scott was great and sorted it all out really quickly
Best short vacation with my children and grandchildren
The 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 owners
Location:
Location could not be better
Beautiful setting across Bay from BC Ferry terminal Short drive for any needs Great access to "exploring" by car
What great getaway location for families and friends House and view are amazing and all amenities are around the corner
We enjoyed the house specially the balcony pretty big and lots of space
The traffic seemed to ignore the sign indicating a hidden drive
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4. Oceanfront condo with plenty of amenities (from USD 329)

This condo is perfect for those who want the oceanfront experience with the amenities of a luxury hotel or resort. The condo has two bedrooms and space for four people to sleep, so it’s great for a family, a small group of friends, or even a couple. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking your own meals. There are two bathrooms, as well. Guests also have access to the amenities offered by the resort in which the condo is situated. These include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a private dock, and a tennis court. Plus, it’s situated right next to the beach, so if you want to walk along the shore or go fishing, you won’t have to go far.

FRENTE AL MAR con impresionantes vistas ~ Inn of the Sea ~ Oceanside Pool & Hot Tub
18 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were awesome and even the hide-a-beds were wonderful
Cleanliness:
the townhouse was impeccably clean and extremely comfortable
nice views quiet peaceful clean and comfortable
Host:
owner super friendly and quick to respond to questions and helpful hints
the owner is amazing - she is honest and returns emails immediately
first tammy (owner) is amazing to deal with
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5. Cosy and inviting studio (from USD 127)

This house is actually home to the studio of Nanaimo-based artist Makaely Rois, who has created a relaxing space that will make you feel right at home. From the comfy furniture to an indoor fireplace, this space just invites you to step in and relax. And, it’s got everything you need for your stay, including a fully functional kitchen, wifi, and a washing machine and dryer. Plus, the house has a porch where you can unwind and take in the beautiful sea views.

RELÁJESE, SE INSPIRARÁ DIVIÉRTASE EN LA RETIRADA DE SU SAVVY SUITE ARTISTA
94 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
a very clean and modern apartment feel to this accommodation
the suite itself was very clean and well set up
the unit itself is very clean with modern appliances
property was well maintained and the apartment was clean & spacious
this is a gorgeous spotless apartment
Host:
the host is helpful and charming
the host is very accommodating pleasant to deal with and made us feel right at home
especially friendly and thoughtful host
the host was very welcoming and the suite excellently appointed with everything you could possibly want
makaely is a wonderful host we enjoyed chatting with her and she was always available if we needed anything
Location:
the location was great - 8 minute drive to costco and other shopping and ~15mins to the ferry
the neighborhood is very quiet and safe
the place is a great place to stay
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6. Artistic home with private dock

This home is a great option for those who like to stay in unique, quirky places. With artwork-adorned walls, reclaimed wood ceilings, and bright blue exterior, this home is certainly has a unique feel and is much different than most waterfront properties. It’s got three bedrooms and space to sleep ten guests, along with plenty of great amenities to enjoy. Each bedroom has its own private patio, there’s a hot tub overlooking the lake, and there are modern conveniences like a Keurig coffee machine and Apple TV. One of the best features of the home is its private dock, where you can go fishing or sunbathing.

Lakefront Paradise With Your Own Private Dock
17 reviews
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the massage chair and hot tub were amazing as was swimming off the jetty
Location:
ia good location to explore the island
proximity to groceries and booze are great but the best part of this place is the lake
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7. Cosy and spacious oceanfront house

This oceanfront home has a cosy and inviting feel to it. It’s got warm colours throughout and furniture just begging to be sat on, so you can truly relax and unwind here. The house has plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can enjoy lots of natural light and beautiful ocean views. With four bedrooms, there’s space to sleep up to eight guests. Therefore, it is an excellent option for families or groups of friends. The kitchen has everything you need to make your favourite meals and there’s a laundry room, should you need to clean some clothes. The beach is mere few steps away, so you won’t have to wait long to go for a swim.

Oceanfront House -- Walk on Beach/Great for Friends and Family Gatherings
73 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable and afforded seaside views
the high ceilings and huge windows in the living room facing the ocean were spectacular
7 family members had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy this lovely home
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and had everything we needed
the house is beautiful spacious very clean
it's very spacious and clean
the property was clean well kept well stocked and very well suited to our families needs
Host:
prior to our arrival nirmal sent us a helpful e-mail explaining details related to our stay
we had a lovely week here and our hosts nirmal and gerard were absolutely the kindest and most thoughtful
the hosts were very kind and attentive and communication was easy throughout
perfect host and a wonderful place five stars across the board
nirmal and gerard were very kind and helpful making our holiday so perfect
Location:
we'd definitely recommend anyone visiting nanaimo to give this place a look
the location was very good for enjoying the water and local nanaimo services
tide view beach house is a hidden gem because the location is so fabulous
perfect place for family/friends gathering
very good experience during the trip easy to shopping the grocery alcohol and gas
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8. Modern apartment with two kayaks

If you plan to spend plenty of time on the water, then this apartment is a great option for you. The apartment is located right across the street from the waterfront, so you have quick and easy access to the beach. Plus, you’re provided with two kayaks during your stay, so you can explore the surrounding islands. The apartment has been recently updated, so you’ll have a kitchen with modern appliances and stylish furniture. There’s two bedrooms and space to sleep three guests, so it’s great for a small family or a romantic getaway.

Seaside suite near Yacht Club across from seaside walkway
9 reviews
Apartment 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:
we highly recommend staying here the unit was bright clean modern and easy to access
the condo is fully renovated and very clean
Host:
she is very kind and very helpful and the best most attentive caretaker i have experienced to date
Location:
excellent location with a view of nanaimo harbour and short walk to downtown
the suite is well appointed and is in a great location
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9. Stylish cottage on the waterfront

This cottage is nice and updated. It has a kitchen with modern appliances and an up-to-date bathroom. The cottage has two bedrooms and space to sleep four guests, so it’s a great option for a small family or even for a couple on a romantic getaway. There’s a cosy living room with a TV and plenty of DVDs to choose from when you want to unwind. And, there’s both a covered deck and a patio, where you can sit and take in the views. The cottage is literally just a few steps from the water’s edge, so you aren’t far at all from dipping your toes into the sand and sea.

WATERFRONT private Cottage!!!
21 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed
the cabin had everything we needed to make us comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well-stocked
Host:
the owner was amazing at keeping in touch with us to make sure we were enjoying our stay
checkin/out was easy with helpful email communications
Location:
great spot right on the ocean and close to the only restaurant and foot-passenger ferry on this secluded island
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Loads of waterfront options in Nanaimo

It’s no surprise that this coastal city is home to plenty of great waterfront rentals. Whether you’re after something quirky and modern or something cosy and quaint, you’re bound to find a home that suits your needs. So, go ahead and book your favourite waterfront Vrbo rental in Nanaimo, Canada.

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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