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1 / 21 the Artful Suite - relax in the unique surroundings of hand made furnishings and artwork.

from $119 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / B&B
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: B&B
the Artful Suite - private,self-catered 1 bed room apt w/full kitchen
TripAdvisor property ID 3250677

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Book this 1 bedroom b and b in Nanaimo today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $710, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 92% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 19, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Norma W.
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Calendar last updated:
19 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Nanaimo Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Parking


  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (15)

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“surrounded by beautiful art”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2014

We stayed at this B&B and felt at home with this cozy suite. We loved being surrounded by art, the privacy of our own space to call home for the few nights we stayed in Nanaimo. Thank you for the wonderful stay Bob & Norma. We truly enjoyed ourselves and the personalized care that made our stay feel right at home.

Response from the owner It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed it-we do hope to see you again soon! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Warm and Welcoming!”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at this delightful suite, which is located in an upscale area of Nanaimo called Hammond Bay. Upon our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by hosts, Richard and Norma Waddell, who helped us with our luggage and gave us a tour of the artfully and tastefully decorated suite. It is filled with beautiful and unique handmade furniture designed and created by Robert, as well as artwork made by local artists. Many of the pieces are available for purchase, so you are truly staying in a gallery! It was such a pleasure to spend time there, surrounded by art! The suite is very private and quiet and we were able to get a restful sleep. It overlooks a pleasant, well-tended garden and there is also a patio for guests to enjoy. The hosts have thought of everything a traveller might need. The kitchen is well stocked with coffee and tea and wonderful items such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, bacon, fresh berries and fruit, yogurt, jams and jellies, breads, gourmet pastries, cereal and more! We greatly appreciated the warm, freshly baked raisin scones. There are plush robes - which hang on a whimsical stand, carved and painted to look like a giant green onion - and knitted slippers for guests. If you stay here, be on the lookout for other touches of whimsy as well! The bathroom has an assortment of items: soaps, bath salts and lotions, and there is a separate laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. All in all, we felt very pampered and would definitely stay here again!

Response from the owner Thank you for your kind Review. It was wonderful to meet you both and we are so happy you decided to break up your sailing holiday here in Nanaimo with us!

“2nd time's a charm too!”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

My husband and I were pleased to find the Artful Suite available for a return stay this past July. My mother lives in Nanaimo and the suite is close by.This time we extended our stay to ten days! The hosts were gracious and eager to make us comfortable. Norma definitely likes to show off her culinary expertise too.We were so excited to heat up the homemade frozen raspberry scones that awaited us.....soooooo yummy .....can't wait to return for visit #3!!! Sheila and Neil North Battleford,Sk.

Response from the owner Love to have our Guests return, especially for a longer, relaxing stay! So glad you enjoyed your stay, Sheila & Neil!


Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

my wife and i booked the weekend of our wedding at the artful suite to escape the hectic ness of a wedding, the location is great a cross the street from the ocean, its wonderful to walk along pipers. the owners had set out gluten free options for us each morning and great wine and snanks for the nights, the furnature is unreal all hand made in the owners wood shop, its part suite part show case would highly recomend it to anyone

Response from the owner We were thrilled to have our first "Newly Weds" stay - so happy for you both! Thank you for selecting our B&B to add to your memories of your special day! Norma & Robert

“Cozy, convenient and classy!”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2013

I stayed for one night during my stay in Nanaimo and felt very comfortable and very welcome. The suite is warm and cozy, fresh and clean and nicely decorated with lovely art pieces. What a great concept! There was a nice selection of foods in the full kitchen to enjoy for the continental breakfast.The location is convenient, not far from the ferry. I would definitely stay again.


Reviewed 5 Nov 2013

I have been lived here for two days, it's perfect, also owner are very nice. I would like go back again.

Response from the owner Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are happy that you were comfortable & appreciate your feedback.We look forward to seeing you again! Robert & Norma

“Perfect, perfect, perfect”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2013

I was working in BC and needed a place to spend a couple of days and unwind. I found this rental on flipkey and it was exactly what I wanted. Convenient to town and beach and trails with parking right outside the door. Beautifully decorated and fully equipped. I brought in my own groceries and loved spending time just in the suite itself as well as the surrounding areas. All kinds of nice little "fancy hotel" touches while still feeling perfectly welcoming and comfortable. Gorgeous art and furniture everywhere. Loved it.

Response from the owner Julie Thank you so much for taking the time to review our suite. We are so happy that you chose the Artful Suite and that it worked well for your stay here in Nanaimo. Norma & Robert

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