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Departure Bay Homes

Departure BAY

When you travel into Nanaimo by ferry you are greeted a picturesque hillside of homes overlooking the ocean which make up the area of Departure Bay.

Departure Bay is a mature neighbourhood and conveniently located central to Nanaimo. Many of the homes are perched up on the hillside and can watch the ferry coming to and from Vancouver with Newcastle Island just off to the right.

Kinsmen park it the pebbly beach park at the bottom of Departure Bay road and central to the area. It has a playground for kids, dog friendly beach area and room to sit on a log and watch the passing ferry.

There is a coffee shop, gas station and a couple of shops in the area. Down by the water, it feels more like a quaint beach town but with quick access to the highway, downtown and shopping amenities.

The main roads intersection the area are Departure Bay road which you  can take west quick access to groceries, Best Buy, a bank and other shopping at Country Club Mall and Hammond Bay road which you can take north to other waterfront parks.

The age of homes in the Departure Bay area is all over the map. You'll find once considered upscale modern homes built in the 50s & 60s, a good mix of modest homes built in the 80s and 90s then some completely new developments carved into the mountainside.

Lots of great ocean view homes in this area, a string of apartment complexes by the water and a handful of waterfront homes.

Also, I would be remiss not to mention that it's this area of Nanaimo that's known for the famous "Robin Hood themed" street names including Notthingham Drive, King Richard Dr, Bowstring Close and Little John Way!

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For sale
$595,000
935 Brechin Rd, nanaimo, British Columbia

935 Brechin Rd

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Ocean view home with many updates and within walking distance to parks, schools, sea plane, ferry terminal, marina and shopping. Set on a large 10,465 sq ft lot offering views of Departure Bay and the coastal mountains beyond. The beautifully established hedge surrounding the back yard provides good privacy to enjoy southern exposure on the expansive deck and yard. From the back yard you can access the garage with large fron and back door for easy access. The interior of the home has many updates including laminate and tile flooring as well as countertops and bathroom. Watch the ferries come and go as you enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar looking out the picture window to Departure Bay. This 4 bedroom home has plenty of room for a family with 2 bedrooms and a cozy rec room on the lower level with natural gas fireplace. Fun weekends could include a kayak over to Newcastle Island or take a walk through Beach Estates Park past a waterfall down to the beach. Book your tour today or call us for more details. All measurements are approximate, verify if important. (id:31376)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2053 sqft
For sale
$599,900
2525 Glenayr Dr, nanaimo, British Columbia

2525 Glenayr Dr

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Ocean mountain and Island views from this great affordable home in the desirable Lynburn area. This well-maintained home that has the important & costly items done, recent high efficiency natural gas furnace, vinyl windows, newer roof, and hot water tank. This home is 3 bedrooms on the main floor with primary bedroom having a 4-piece ensuite. There is a 4-piece main bathroom, living dinning and kitchen have vaulted ceiling with large windows capturing the views, hardwood floors in main area, with fireplace in living and dinning, large deck on the side wrapping around the front of home for great entertaining. Downstairs a large entry an unauthorized one-bedroom suite or rec room and extra bedroom for your whole family. There is laundry and two more rooms partly finished. Large lot with green house storage shed and area for Garden. Close to shopping schools Bus rout and beach (id:31376)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2302 sqft
For sale
$275,000
213 770 Poplar St, nanaimo, British Columbia

213 770 Poplar St

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Perched above Departure Bay in an incredibly convenient central location sits Brechin Views! This well runs strata enjoys reasonable fees which incl. natural gas, hot water, 1 parking stall & a storage locker. There are no age restrictions & small pets are permitted (one dog up to 25 lbs or 2 cats!) Unit 213 is a sprawling 2 bdrm, 2 bath home boasting 959 sqft of living space with plenty of storage, a cozy gas fireplace in the main living space, a covered deck (BBQs allowed!) and in-suite laundry. The large windows let in a great amount of sunlight & the location in the building helps maintain the tranquility & privacy. This fresh clean home has been well maintained & offers a nice light colour palette with newer laminate flooring. This fantastic location offers easy access to the Bus (right out front), ferries & float planes and is just minutes to the sea walk & downtown where you will find great restaurants, shops & entertainment. Measure. are approx., please verify if important. (id:31376)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 959 sqft
For sale
$624,900
3750 Myrta Pl, nanaimo, British Columbia

3750 Myrta Pl

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Beautifully Renovated Departure Bay Family Home. Step inside this bright and sunny 4 bed, 3 bath home and enjoy all the custom updates. In an ideal location on a quiet cul-de-sac, this spacious 8,600 sq ft lot is surrounded by forest and just steps to Linley Valley. There is a large private deck with forest views, and updated low maintenance landscaping. Some of the many interior updates include hot water on demand, natural gas, newer appliances, newer flooring throughout, new paint and light fixtures and more. The main floor features 2 spacious bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet and 3 piece ensuite, as well as the living/dining room with gas fireplace. This floor also has a bright sunny kitchen with skylights, eating nook, and a 4 piece main bath. The entry level has two additional bedrooms, a generous family room, large laundry room, and outside access to the covered patio. With a brand new roof in 2018, garage, and RV parking, this home has it all and won't last long! (id:31376)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1987 sqft
For sale
$649,900
3343 Wavecrest Dr, nanaimo, British Columbia

3343 Wavecrest Dr

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Located in prestigious Stephenson Point Estates, this well maintained 1356sf rancher features a traditional plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, spacious living room with gas fireplace feature wall, picture window overlooking the low maintenance rear yard, and adjoining dining room with glass slider onto the patio. The kitchen is bright with double sink, white cabinetry, laminate floors, and adjoining nook/glass slider to patio and rear yard. The primary bedrooms enjoys a walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite with tiled decked soaker tub and abundant counter space. Two more bedrooms, laundry room to double garage, and ease of access are additional features of this lovely home. Outdoors offers the best of both worlds: low maintenance grounds with endless possibilities for a gardener. Located in one of Nanaimo's quietest neighbourhoods, you are walking distance to several parks including Planta Park, 4 waterfront accessible parks along Stephenson Point Road, and of course proximity to Departure Bay and Piper's Lagoon beaches. All measurements are approixmate & should be verified if important. All measurements are approximate & should be verified if important. (id:31376)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1356 sqft
For sale
$649,000
3221 PARTRIDGE Pl, nanaimo, British Columbia

3221 Partridge Pl

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Welcome to retirement living! With one bedroom and laundry upstairs, this 55+ townhome offers main level living; or if you prefer, there is a fully finished basement, with two huge bedrooms down, bathroom with soaker tub and games room/storage room (possible wine cellar?). There is a built-in Acorn stairlift if mobility is, or becomes an issue, in future. However, this home is all about the view Gaze out over the sweeping views of Departure Bay (watching the ferries come and go), Newcastle Island, the Nanaimo Golf Course, Mt Benson, and the city lights at night, from your deck or while preparing meals in your retro Poggenpohl kitchen. The large open floor layout, with vaulted wood ceilings and skylights, is perfect for entertaining in true west coast style. This home offers tons of storage space, a two-car garage, and more. With the vast greenspace behind, you can enjoy your privacy, and the deer and birdwatching from either deck, up or down. Do a little updating if you like or do nothing at all this home is move-in ready and waiting to welcome you! (id:31376)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2520 sqft
For sale
$839,900
124 Bray Rd, nanaimo, British Columbia

124 Bray Rd

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Fantastic 2 year old Home with legal suite in Cottle Creek Estates! No GST! This upscale neighbourhood is popular for it's contemporary homes and access to West Coast nature in the heart of Hammond Bay! This 2950+ sqft home is situated on a large and well designed lot w/ lane access. Forested views provide a tranquil drop back on the No through road. Piper's Lagoon, Departure Bay, and forested trails are mere minutes away! H/E Gas Furnace, Gas hot water on demand, A/C ensure your home is comfy all seasons. The stunning main living space is bright and spacious thanks to a cathedral vaulted ceiling and large windows. The thoughtful floor plan is great for entertaining and the kitchen is well appointed with attractive quartz counters and full height cabinets. Walk out to your back deck and enjoy the sun from the kitchen dining area w/ stairs down to the yard. The mortgage helper can also be a great inlaw suite for extended families. Click the links for Iguide 3d tour and showcase video. (id:31376)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2966 sqft
For sale
$449,900
205 2560 Departure Bay Rd, nanaimo, British Columbia

205 2560 Departure Bay Rd

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Welcome to Seascape Manor. This beautifully renovated corner unit features unobstructed ocean & mountain views from all main rooms, an open layout, tons of natural light, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is one of the best units in the complex. Walking in, you are greeted to a beautiful chefs galley kitchen w/ modern cabinetry, high end s/s appliances and easy access to the open dining area & living room. The living room features large windows and flows out to the covered spacious deck where you can enjoy entertaining or just relaxing with book. Down the hall is the main bathroom, second bedroom & master suite w/ walk in closet, ensuite, and its own ocean views. The lighting throughout the unit is new and mostly LED. This unit also comes with one of the few coveted underground parking spaces! This resort style building features a waterfront community pool, hot tub and sauna, & is just a short distance away from Departure Bay beach, shopping, restaurants, & all major amenities. If you are looking for breathtaking hilltop views, proximity to amenities & a modern style, this could be the home for you. Msmts approx., pls verify if important. 3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=aAH3sBGLrKG (id:31376)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1159 sqft
For sale
$259,900
2552 Highland Blvd, nanaimo, British Columbia

2552 Highland Blvd

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Beautiful townhome backing onto the Nanaimo Golf Course in a sought after Strata that allows 2 dogs (any size) or 2 cats, plus has no cap on rentals - ideal for the investor! This property has level entry main floor living with an open floorplan & in-suite laundry. A private patio off the living room is great for BBQ's & enjoying the tranquil scenery. Both bedrooms are good sized & situated on the top floor, separated by the bathroom. The primary bedroom has a desk/reading area, plus tree-top views. The 2nd bedroom boasts a walk-in closet. This unit has benefited from laminate floors on the lower level & in the bedrooms, new carpet on stairs & all windows have been updated to vinyl to provide soundproofing & maintain comfortable temperature. A tile backsplash accents the kitchen & newer tub surround installed in the bathroom. Storage is available under the stairs, plus there is also a crawl space (which will keep your floors warmer)! Great location, central to all amenities - Brooks Landing/Terminal Park & the ferry terminal to the south, Country Club to the North, Departure Bay beach to the east & central Nanaimo including Beban Park just across the highway. Reasonable $283/mth Strata fees include heat & hot water. All measurements are approximate. Floorplan is available. Quick possession possible. Book your showing soon or take the 3D Tour, act fast as this desirable property will not last long at this price in this market! (id:31376)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 879 sqft
For sale
$824,900
128 Amphion Terr, nanaimo, British Columbia

128 Amphion Terr

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Luxury is the word that will come to mind when you see 128 Amphion Terrace. The exterior of the home features sleek clean lines, a beautiful contrast in colour, glass railings, and a custom Tiffany blue door. Entering the foyer you walk up a beautifully designed staircase with feature lighting to your main level that has an open concept living area & a south-facing patio that flows into the designer kitchen. More features include quartz countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances, maple cupboards, and an oversized island. Conveniently tucked off the kitchen is a powder room and your laundry room. Finishing off the main level is the master bedroom, walk-in closet, 5-piece bath with free-standing tub & a walk-in shower. Back downstairs there are two beds, a media room & 4-piece bathroom. A deck off the media room offers more outdoor living area. The low maintenance landscaped back yard creates another location to relax and enjoy! (id:31376)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2079 sqft
For sale
$2,290,000
1326 Ivy Lane, nanaimo, British Columbia

1326 Ivy Lane

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Breathtaking views and classic elegance define this world class property in the Departure Bay. In one of the most desirable locations in the Bay area, this home, custom built, offers luxury living, spectacular vistas and grand outdoor entertaining spaces. Enjoy incredible views of the harbour, islands, ferries and downtown Nanaimo, Georgia Strait, Newcastle Island, Gabriola Island and the Departure Bay from every living area. Glass doors open to outdoor patios and terraces. Outside the home, winding pathways lead to outdoor living spaces and a hot tub. The beauty of flower beds, custom railings, defines an outdoor entertainment area and relaxation. Enter the home through a custom made glass door with hand crafted wood work. The dramatic cathedral ceilings are amazing and give you a true feeling of luxury. (id:31376)

4 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 4678 sqft
For sale
$299,900
510 2562 Departure bay Rd, nanaimo, British Columbia

510 2562 Departure Bay Rd

Nanaimo, British Columbia

One of the most reasonably priced two-bedroom condos at Seascape Manor! Nestled in Departure Bay, a beautiful ocean-front community with a growing number of amenities, this beautiful two-bedroom condo has a modern kitchen with earthy overtones. Updated cabinets, countertops, backsplash provide an excellent setting cook and entertain. There is elegant commercial grade laminate wood flooring throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms. The three-piece bathroom connects to a luxurious walk-in closet that leads to the master bathroom. Both bedrooms are spacious, with an abundance of natural light. There is an in-suite full-size washer/dryer and a balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee. You can take a short walk to Departure Bay Beach and enjoy captivating views along with the various amenities the area offers. Neutral paint colours and updated lighting fixtures top off the updates of this move-in ready condo! Seascape Manor also features an indoor hot tub, sauna, cardio area, and a heated outdoor pool, a definite must-see! Building allows cats only, rental restrictions. All measurements approximate and should be verify if important. Floor plan available - professionally drawn by Proper Measure Mid Island. (id:31376)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 983 sqft