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Wood n' Water
Wood n' Water
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths

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You will find Wood n Water on Protection Island, in the Salish Sea waters off Nanaimo, BC. We are a short 10 minute walk from the Dinghy Dock pub. Our house is a short walk to amazing beaches through the forest trails or gravel roads found on Protection Island. The Protection Island ferry serving the Dinghy Dock Pub crosses every hour. 10 minute ferry ride from downtown. Close to kayaking, paddle boarding, and Newcastle Island. Pet and Child friendly (not baby safe though).

The space

The house is a basic 3 Bedroom layout. The room are spacious each with a window and small closet. The full bathroom has a nice deep tub with a small water closet and sink off the kitchen. The kitchen is new with a bamboo counter top and a small island counter. A wood stove is available for use in the living room. We provide wood but ask that you do not burn any garbage and obey any fire bans.(Usually from July-October)

Guest access

Guests will have access to our property and home. Guests can access the whole of the island and the many beaches and parks. The water is excellent for swimming in the summer so bring your bathing suits and snorkling equipment.
We'll provide the towels for the beach.

Interaction with guests

We don't come over very often when there are guests. We prefer to allow guests their privacy. Francois resides in the back part of the house. He has access to the back patio and laundry services so you are likely to cross paths.

Other things to note

There is a full time tenant who lives in the back part of the house. His name is Francois and he is available to help with any questions or directions.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $13 AUD / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $42 AUD
Security Deposit $264 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $90 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 1PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

I expect guests to treat my home as they would their own. We believe in treating every one fairly and honestly. The island is a friendly respectful place. We ask that don't litter or cause any damage to our island. Do not use other people things without permission. IE. Golf carts, bikes, etc...

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - THe back deck is shared with our tenant, Francois.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Carolina User Profile
October 2017
Your place was perfect for our family, and we enjoyed sitting by the fire in the evening and playing your guitar. Lovely spot!

Barbara User Profile
September 2017
Great place!

Anne User Profile
September 2017
Great space, a lot of room! More than 1 bathroom which was awesome. Great renos, cute deck and Chris was very responsive and helpful.

Robert User Profile
September 2017
Place is close to the best beaches in bc! The property is big and with kayaks to use you will have an amazing time.

Josh User Profile
August 2017
Very nice and accommodating. Loved the privacy of the island

Emily User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Wood n' Water! We were a group of 4 friends (2 couples). Chris is a great host and quickly responded to any queries we had. Protection Island is an amazing place to stay. There are no stores on the island so you have to buy food before you catch the little ferry over (although there are quite a lot of provisions leftover from previous guests). Make sure to use the wagon at the top of the stairs once you get off the ferry to transport your belongings (very helpful!). The home is a short 10 minute walk from the Dinghy Dock Pub. The home is larger than we expected. It is clean, quiet and cozy, and felt like a home away from home. We were welcome to use Chris' kayaks and paddleboard during our stay, which was fun! There were also beach towels, toiletries, sunscreen and bug spray for us to use, which was great. We had a few issues with the shower on the first day (don't try and change the pressure setting!), but we figured it out. We found quite a few bugs and spiders inside, but what can you expect from a home in the woods? The caretaker, Francois, lives out the back. We saw him more often than we expected to, but he was always nice and helpful. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend this home to others! The home is up for sale, so it may not be available as an Airbnb for much longer. Take advantage while you still can!

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Overall we enjoyed this home and our stay on Protection Island.

Nanaimo, CanadaJoined in May 2016
Chris User Profile
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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