Away On The Bay, is a three bedroom ocean front vacation home located in the World Famous town of Chemainus BC, where tourist come to enjoy the large hand painted murals that line the streets depicting British Columbia heritage and culture. Chemainus has many terrific restaurants, artisans, curio shops, and one of the best dinner theatres in the country.
Away On The Bay gives you the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer. Imagine being able to relax in your back yard enjoying incredible ocean and island views. Having a barbeque on the outside decks or soaking up the summer sun. Taking advantage of the beach at your back doorstep. W...hen the tide is out enjoy the sun heated sand beneath your feet and when the tide comes in the sand warms up the water which is terrific for swimming. Observe marine wildlife by such as seals, sea lions, porpoises, and if your lucky you might see a pod of orca whales.
Away On The Bay features three full bedrooms and a loft area for sleeping. The master bedroom is on the top floor with a king sized bed and large ensuite with a Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, and double sinks. There is a loft area with a single bed just at the top of the stairs before you enter the master bedroom. The main floor has two full bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and the other with two twins. There is a full bathroom next the main level bedrooms with a tub shower combo. The main level includes a sunken living room with a large flat screen TV, fireplace, and sitting areas for watching a good movie or socializing while admiring the spectacular views. Just outside of the living room is a wrap around deck that includes plenty of outdoor seating, BBQ, and hot tub. Step up from the sunken living room and enter into the dining room with antique dining table and hutch with seating up to 8 people. There is a full sized fully equipped kitchen with all the major appliances for the chef in your group to enjoy. There is a breakfast table that has seating for 4 persons in the kitchen. The lower level is an unfinished basement where the washer and dryer are located as well as a video gaming room. The property itself is nearly half an acre with a small orchard of apple trees in the front yard and extensive gardens and trees line throughout the entire property. However, it is the back yard that gives you the sweeping views and ocean access.
There are many activities to choose from in the area within a short driving distance such as the dinner theatre, restaurants, shops, parks and a ferry to Thetis Island, where there is a charming pub for lunch. When the tide is out, walk the beaches and examine purple starfish, sand dollars, oysters and barnacles or bring your boat and launch it in the town park. Enjoy golfing on Mt. Brenton Golf Course, kayaking along the ocean shorelines, zip lining and bungy jumping in Nanaimo, yachting the Gulf Islands, wine tasting throughout Cowichan Valley vineyards, fly fishing on Fuller Lake and farmers markets throughout the region. The Nanaimo airport is 15 minutes away and Victoria is approximately 1 hour driving time.
If your are coming to Vancouver Island for vacation, or a snow bird looking for a winter home, or are needing a home while on business, come to Away On The Bay and let your cares of the world pass you by.
Additional amenities include: video game console, board games, blow dryer, coffee maker, water filter/cooler, children's facilities, ocean access, cd player, cooking and eating utensils, iron and ironing board, sandy beach, binoculars, fenced yard, kettle, pots and pans, washer and dryer, answering machine, beach access, oven/stove, barbeque utensils.
Overall rating:4.2 / 5.0based on 29 reviews and 85 properties
Vancouver Island 3 Bedroom Ocean View and Beach Front House in Chemainus BC Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
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Located just off the West Coast mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is a 460 kilometre-long and approximately 80 kilometre-wide island that is home to many communities, townships and cities, including the provincial capital city of Victoria. The largest island on the western side of North America, Vancouver Island has an extremely diverse topography ranging from lush rainforest valleys and snow-capped peaks to rugged, rocky coastlines and smooth, sandy beaches. It's this diversity that gives such distinct flavors to the various regions and the communities that comprise them.
The southern tip of the island is comprised of Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Western Communities. Much of Victoria itself can be characterized as a modern heritage city with turn-of-the century buildings standing alongside condo high-rises. And with its ancient oak forests, cherry blossom-lined streets and warm, windswept weather, it's no surprise that Victoria is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. Only a short drive from the city centre, the Saanich Peninsula is a cradle of agriculture with quaint communities and calm, inland beaches, while the more rugged Western Communities are a cluster of booming townships on the island's more rugged and forested Pacific Coast.
Only an hour's drive up island, the Cowichan Valley enjoys a unique micro-climate, evident in the area's proliferation of vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. Small communities such as Cobble Hill, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Lake and Chemainus breathe a unique mix of small-town flavor and aboriginal charm into the region.
Further north, the mid-island city of Nanaimo is a quaint tribute to Vancouver Island's oceanic history. With fabulous restaurants, bountiful shopping and numerous outdoor activities at your fingertips, it's clear why this is a growing, prospering community. Just minutes from Nanaimo are the coastal communities of Parksville and Qualicum beach. Parksville boasts the best beach in the world at Rathtrevor Park, it has to be seen to be believed. At low tide the ocean retreats more than 2km our exposing white sand for as far as the eye can see in every direction. One hour further north, the Comox Valley is not only home to the communities of Courtney and Comox but also the island's alpine sports destination: Mt. Washington boasts 60 runs, a high-speed quad chair, a fixed-grip quad (among other lifts) and a vertical drop of over 500 meters. It's easy to see why visitors from the world over make this their skiing destination.
Like your recreation a little warmer and wetter? Take a detour to the island's west Pacific Coast and experience the awesome, wave-crashing majesty of Long Beach, the surfer mecca that stretches between the towns of Ucluelet and Tofino.
Simply put? If you haven't experienced Vancouver Island, you haven't really experienced British Columbia.
Vancouver Island is located off of the west side of Canada and is easily accessible by plane, boat and car. In order to drive to the island from Vancouver you must use the BC Ferries system so please check the schedule before departing. Victoria has a large International Airport that has daily flights to and from Seattle and Vancouver as well as many other destinations. The east side of the island is accessible by car, bus and train. Most of the west side of the island is best accessed by 4x4 as most of the roads are very rugged and much of this part of the island is true wilderness. Please make sure you let someone know where you are going and when you are returning if you intend to head into the back country.
Last updated on August 22, 2014
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