Island View B&B Nanaimo

Island View Bed and BreakfastIsland View Bed and Breakfast, 5391 Entwhistle Drive, off Hammond Bay Road, is a very welcoming place to stay. It's about halfway between Departure Bay Beach and Woodgrove Mall, 13 kilometers north of downtown Nanaimo. The city bus stop on Hammond Bay Road is just a six-minute walk from the door. There's ample parking.

This cozy bed and breakfast has four rooms, two upstairs and two downstairs, priced between $45 and $90 double depending on the room and season. No additional taxes are charged. Most of the rooms have their own private bathroom and shower, and the one-bedroom suite downstairs has a full kitchen and private entrance. The beds vary from queens to a king and twins. All rooms have a coffeemaker and cable TV with a good selection of stations. It's possible to use the washing machine. A full cooked breakfast is included in the price.

Weekly rates are available at Island View B&B, which makes this a good place to come if you're relocating to Nanaimo. A comfortable living room is available to guests, and the house has a wonderful view of the Strait of Georgia with an eagle tree visible out the window. A large garden is in back and several hiking trails are nearby. Children are welcome but pets are not. Smoking is not allowed in the house. You should call the owner, Darlene Dillon, well ahead to reserve: (250) 758-5536 or (888) 475-3399. It's open yearround.

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