Located on the lower level of a quiet, executive home located on the Linley Valley Wilderness Park, our Petite Suite has its own private entrance and is perfect for a romantic get-away, short business trip or just a place to relax.
Your queen bedroom with it's own foyer is decor breezy with cozy linens and its own well-appointed ensuite with soaker tub for one or two, separate shower, plush towels and complimentary bath products.
Five minute drive (2 k) Pipers Lagoon Beach and the much photographed Shack Island. Pipers features scenic trails with ocean viewpoints making it a perfect place to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Built on an isthmus that extends out to a rocky headland, this 8 hectare park features twisting trails that lead to a number of seaside lookouts. From the headland you'll have a great view of historic Shack Island
Pipers Lagoon is an ideal bird watching retreat. Seagulls, sandpipers, horned grebes, loons, kingfishers, oyster catchers and great blue herons a just some of the varieties of bird life.
It's also a great spot for beachcombing year round and in the summer some hardy folks (me included) even swim here.
Five minute drive (2 k) to Departure Bay beach. At low tide the ocean recedes revealing a massive beach to explore with many species of marine life exposed like crabs, star fish, jelly fish and more.
Activities enjoyed at the beach include swimming, beachcombing and sightseeing. The beach is also a beach launch site for kayakers looking to explore the coastline. There are islands along the coastline worth exploring like Newcastle, Jesse, Snake and Brandon Islands.
Eight minute drive to Neck Point Waterfront Park that is recognized as an environmentally sensitive area and is well known in the community for its historic, scenic and natural features and provides visitors with 36 acres of a waterfront setting to explore. Visitors will find rugged rock cliffs, with pebble bay beaches, and winding trails through Garry Oak groves. The park is a great location for photographers wanting to capture the essence of Nanaimo and the west coast lifestyle.
The park is also popular with scuba divers as an access road allows for drive up diving. Divers tell tales of an impressive array of sea life off the rocky headlands at the end of the parks namesake 'neck'. There is a deep water rock wall face that is reportedly home to a friendly octopus.
The headland area in the north section of the park is a great spot to watch for Orca and Sea lions and otters. During herring season the beach is awash with the row (January).
5.6 Km drive to the Nanaimo Golf Club which is open year-round, weather permitting. The heated and covered Driving Range is open every day from morning to late evening, rain or shine. All ages are welcome.
The downtown Old City Quarter and the arts district with a selection of unique shops, coffee shops and restaurants along with Nanaimo’s waterfront with its’ quaint shops, pedestrian fishing pier, the historic Bastion, float planes taking off and landing are all only 8 km or a 10 -12 minute drive.
Hosts will be there to welcome you and show you to your suite. We will provide you with a key code that will be used to enter the Petit Suite.
Guests are welcome to use the main courtyard at the front of the home.
We are happy to provide recommendations, information and answer any questions during your stay.
Complimentary Ferry or Float Plane Terminal Pick Up and Drop off available.
10 minute drive to the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal.
All furry friends must be supervised when outside our home. Additionally, you must clean up after your pet.