MAGICAL MEMORY MOMENTS - MADE IN NANAIMO!!! Luxury beachfront home in beautiful Departure Bay. Tucked away, a quiet residential area on the ocean for those looking for the perfect getaway to relax and be free from city noise. Wake to the morning sunrise and soft gentle waves as you step out on your balcony or gaze at the sunset over Newcastle Island while strolling the beach for sea shells. Watch National Geographic live - Otters, seals, sea lions, bald headed eagles, orca, and deer all visit us in Departure Bay. Experience "Life at the Beach. " Large spotless 4 piece bathroom overlooking the courtyard, a small fridge for your convenience, and a library as well. Possible additional bedroom if available, sharing the same bath. We also host a modern and spacious "Salish Suite" ideal for another 2-4 guests. Private beach access. 4 minutes from the ferry. Close to buses, ferries and air transportation. Golf course 2 min away. Downtown, waterfront seawalls, parks and nature walks are minutes away. Kayakers can paddle to and from our beach and easily stow their kayaks on the lawn. Scuba divers can dive on sensational wreck dives right in the bay! Delight in a refreshing dip or snorkel in the crystal clear waters, with private access to the beach and outdoor shower. Departure Bay has the year round average warmest temperature in Canada. In our ocean front yard, relax in the Adirondack chairs while you can take in the spectacular view. Swim, relax, read a book, while you enjoy your beverage. Tides out! Stroll along the peaceful sand flats, or relax, read a book in our Adirondack chairs and watch "National Geographic Live" unfold in front of you. Watch the BC ferries serenely come and go, sheltered by Newcastle and Jessie Islands. Gaze across the Bay to Grouse & Cypress Mountains, with panoramic vistas of Whistler, Garibaldi Highlands, the Sunshine Coast and the pristine Salish Sea. Nanaimo is the shopping and cultural hub of East Coast & Central Vancouver Island, the gateway to your amazing exploration of sandy beaches, charming beachside towns and the entire southern Gulf Islands (known farther south as the San Juan). Visit us before going onto the Pacific Rim National Park including Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield. My wonderful husband Ken, is more than happy to share everything he knows about the Island, and I am grateful for all this information he has produced for you. We welcome you to Relax, Reflect and Refresh at Randle House By The Sea, on Beautiful Departure Bay. Enjoy a West Coast Experience! I found this quote from a fellow traveler and it is so true: "If Victoria is the gateway to Vancouver Island for Americans, Nanaimo is the gateway for Canadians - for everyone else? Just depends on your route of choice. Nanaimo offers access to old growth forests, unique nightlife, waterfront adventures and. Well, you could always drive to Victoria. "