Busy retired nurse & teacher's aide

Homestay in Herewood/University area - Nanaimo, Canada

About the Homestay

Coastal Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

The suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms with it's own bathroom, kitchen and outside entrance. The yellow room has a single bed and the blue room has a single bed, as well. We have a dog, so if you have a small pet, it would be welcome.
If you want help with your English, Susan has been a home-stay mom for foreign students at our local University, for over 25 years and is happy to help.
We have done a fair amount of travelling ourselves and love the experiences we have had. There are many delightful places to visit on Vancouver Island.
We have set up our tent trailer in our front yard and can sleep 6 in a pinch. It has two beds with a table that can drop down for a third bed. It is fully set up with a wee kitchen, dishes and linen. Want to make s’mores? We have a fire pit in the back yard plus a pergola set up for eating and/or lounging. Ask for more information.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Check-in date must be before 03 Mar 2023

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Blue Room
From $25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$30
Weekly Price
$180
Monthly price
$750
Yellow room
From $25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Bright room with single bed

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$30
Weekly Price
$190
Monthly price
$775
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About the Area

We are located on the south end of Nanaimo, within walking distance of Vancouver Island University. There is a shopping mall 5 minutes walk away and bus stops at the mall. It is about a 20 minute walk to downtown Nanaimo and the inner harbour.
There are lots of ethnic restaurants as well as pubs and regular Canadian food restaurants.
Vancouver Island has many wonderful places to experience and visit. There is a regular bus service to downtown Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, as well as northward and westward to Long Beach National Park.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 25% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com), Once you have booked, I will be able to give you my email address and etransfer is an easy way to pay.
Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation, at which time I will refund all but 10%. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.
Household Rules:
Please be quiet from 11 PM to 7 AM
Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen and bathroom
Be sure outside door is locked and space heater shut off, when you head out. You will also be given a key for your room should you choose to lock your door.
Please do not invite others to the house unless you discuss it with us prior
We love our home and we hope you have a great stay here

Smoking is not allowed.

7 Reviews

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    Canada
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    A fantastic place to stay with everything you need. Susan was an amazing host and cared for so much more than just giving me a place to stay. I highly recommend this home :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Susan in ,

    It was fun having you here and hearing about your dreams and aspirations. May they all come true. You are welcome to stay here again..anytime!

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    3 hearts
    August 2021

    This guest awarded the host 3 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Nigeria
    Age 25 - 34

    3 hearts
    July 2019

    A nice place to stay if you are looking for something short-term, close to downtown, not too exquisite and want to save money. The couple were nice and friendly.

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    Canada
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Sue and John are incredible warm hosts and I was so comfortable with them and the space that I extended my stay for the rest of the month!

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Really welcoming people, I had a great stay there!

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    Nigeria
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    My stay with Susan and John was really nice. They are very friendly and always willing to assist. They made my stay comfortable and i felt at home. Really nice...

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Susan in ,

    We were delighted to help Peace find a more permanent home and it turned out it was a block away from our home. Now able to keep an eye on her and give her support if needed.

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    Vietnam
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2016

    We were very pleased with our stay at Susan's home. We stayed only one night and part of a day. Susan picked us up at the BC Ferries station and drove us to her home for $10. Susan and her family were very friendly and welcoming. We had a small but comfortable bedroom in the basement. Our only suggestion to improve the room is a carpet to warm the floor. We had our choice of many different kinds of breakfast. Overall we give a very positive review. Thank you Susan.

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