Departure Bay Beach House | Seaview Beach House

Exterior Amenities

Fencing and gates provide a feeling of privacy and security at Departure Bay Beach House, but do not close in the house. The street is a no exit street, and is primarily used by locals who have lived in the neighbourhood for years. Ocean front, the views stretch for miles and are captured at every angle by floor to ceiling windows inside the house. Decks and patios allow for hours of pondering life, entertaining, and enjoying friends and family while surround by ocean, mountain views, from sunrise to sunset.

The house is located on well-groomed grounds maintained by a year-round gardener. The property has views of ocean and mountains and the ever changing comings and goings of ferries and sea planes, beach walkers, kayaks, fishing boats, plus otters, seals, hawks and eagles. There are stone stairs leading off of the front patio directly onto the beach. There is a park and recreation area located one street away from the house.


House Specifics & Layout

  • Oceanfront home in secure area on "no thru street” used primarily by local neighbours
  • Custom built in 2012 to exacting standards by quality custom home builder
  • 2,900 square feet on two levels
  • 1,500 s/f on main floor and 1,400 s/f on upper level
  • 2-car parking in private driveway and space for many more on boulevard across from the house
  • Land line plus wireless high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi) and multi-channel cable TV

The Grounds

  • Private gardener maintains "Japanese garden" 12 months of the year
  • Home has 180 degrees of views of ocean, ferries, sea planes and Coastal Mountains in the distance
  • Captures the sunlight for warm summer days lounging on patios and decks
  • Walk-on waterfront with steps from the front deck to the beach
  • There are deck chairs, beach chairs and a patio umbrella
  • Larger format gas grill on the patio near kitchen door for easy access


  • Two cars in the driveway

The Area

  • Walking paths, walk-on waterfront, beach, private and secure
  • Home to eagles, harbour seals and otters
  • Close to shopping, services, kayak rentals, stores, library, community recreation centre and numerous restaurants and cafes
  • On a main bus route
  • Close to Nanaimo Sea Air sea plane terminal and BC Ferries Departure Bay terminal
  • 25-minute drive to Nanaimo Airport
  • Easy access to TransCanada Highway #1
  • 2 hour drive to Victoria, capital of British Columbia
  • 90-minute drive to Mount Washington for skiing in winter and mountain biking and hiking in summer
  • 2.5 hour (approx) drive to Tofino on the Westcoast
  • Safe quiet residential area
  • Close to Nanaimo Regional Hospital & Emergency