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the Artful Suite - private,self-catered 1 bed room apt w/full kitchen

the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings  and artwork.
18 reviews
the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings  and artwork.
Enjoy the great local artwork, that is available should you want a keepsake of your trip
Unique hand made furnishing made on site.
Private, luxurious surroundings.
Art work in a wide variety of mediums is here for you to enjoy.
All artwork is available should you find something you would like to acquire for your home.
Big Green Tree - original art - we can arrange shipping for you.
Bedroom furnishings - even has a Scallion cap & sweater rack.
Hallway past bedroom to fully appointed kitchen.
Generous kitchen with eating area.
View from kitchen back to the bedroom
enjoy your self catered meals on the maple pastry table with live edge overlays.
Hand made tea pot by talented local artist.
wonderful original artwork through out the suite.  Wavescape a hand carved wall sculpture.
Summer blooms
Our working Studio  Gift/Art Gallery is located on the upper level where we reside as well
5 minute walk to Piper Lagoon Park, an amazing place for a picnic.
A 5 minute walk to the beach for some of the best swimming, diving, hiking, or wind surfing
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Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Interaction with guests
Robert and I enjoy greeting our guests on arrival and going through the suite with them. We are more than happy to offer our personal favourite places to explore or where to dine or get groceries.
Guests are invited to visit Robert's woodworking shop/studio at the back of our property by appointment.
Otherwise we appreciate our mutual needfor privacy and will not be in touch unless requested.
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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed for two days and it was perfect! It was close to the beach, the ferry landing and there are restaurants, grocery stores and everything close.

Management response:

Thank you Rae. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in Nanaimo. Norma & Bob


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Ian S
Townsville, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This B&B is about 10 minutes drive from the BCF terminal at Nanaimo when arriving from the mainland Horseshoe Bay. The B&B is located on the lower level of the host's house and is set up as a self catering apartment with kitchen, bathroom , bedroom, laundry and lounge area . Access is via a private doorway and there is...

Management response:

Thank you! Norma


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Bev J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Artful Suite. Very clean amenities, quiet, nice selection Of breakfast provided. All the added extras and the beautiful hand made furniture that you can enjoy. Thank you Bob & Norma for your wonderful hospitality that made our stay so enjoyable.

Management response:

Great to have our New Zealand Guests and we were so happy you got to see a bear & cub on your day trip to Tofino too! Thank you for your kind review.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed on outside patio only
    1 Full bath
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Suitable for a couple. Infants welcome. Portable crib available on request.
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About the neighbourhood
Located in popular mature North Nanaimo within 5 mins walk to Pipers Lagoon Park. Several other seaside parks close by as well as Linley Valley forest trails. Private parking at your door with easy access to level entry covered patio.
Departure Bay Ferry Terminal to Vancouver is a 10min drive and Nanaimo International Airport is 25 mins with Air Canada and Westjet providers.
The outdoor enthusiast will not have a problem finding things to do! -from golfing, fishing,whale watching, kayaking,hiking and strolling the downtown harbour there is so much to see and do!
Centrally located within the city on the bus transit route out front to access the Woodgrove mall or Harbour front downtown.
Centrally located on Vancouver Island to have easy day drives to other Vancouver Island sights such as...
Getting around
Most convenient way to get around is by car.
Also have City Bus stop in front of house.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Nanaimo Airport (YCD)-: 45.0 km
Ferry: Departure Bay Ferry: 6.1 km
Driving directions will be sent after booking. For further ferry info go to bc ferries website
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
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