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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
We offer a private, comfortable, self contained one bedroom apartment for guests that appreciate fine surroundings. This suite has the following amenities: private patio, living room w/fire place, full kitchen with new dishwasher& eating area, generous sized bedroom with queen sized bed, full bath,cable vision, free wifi and separate laundry facilities. This ground level suite has parking just a few steps from the entrance door where there is a secluded partially covered patio area with surrounding flower gardens. The Artful Suite is tastefully furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site), complemented by amazing Artwork of various mediums displayed & for sale, from fine local Vancouver Island Artists. While staying at the Artful Suite, take a 5 min stroll to Pipers Lagoon oceans... Read more
About the Owner, Norma W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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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Listing #FKN3250677
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We were fortunate enough to stay in the Artful Suite and we really enjoyed the beautiful art that was enhanced every corner of this space. We noticed there was so my thought that went into this space to make it warm and welcoming. We enjoyed how close the suite was to Piper's Lagoon, just a short walk away. We would...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you again Cheers Norma


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Max F
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

I stayed here during a weekend in September to check out the Farm Cycle Tour in the Comox Valley and visit some relatives who live in the area. My experience staying at the suite could not have been more pleasant. This spacious suite is well equipped with a comfortable bed (beautiful headboard), relaxing easy chairs and adorned with various beautiful...

Management response:

Max, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again! Norma & Bob


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Anna H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

My husband and I stayed here during a short birthday getaway to Nanaimo. It was everything one could hope for in "away from home" accommodation. A full kitchen, a huge, comfortable bed, a spotlessly clean full bathroom, laundry facilities, and a comfortable, beautifully furnished sitting room. It was quiet and very private, yet centrally located for easy access to downtown,...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. You've clearly explained what we've envisioned to offer to our guests. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Norma & Robert


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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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
15 Oct 2017 -
15 Apr 2018
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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