Latest Real Estate & Lifestyle Posts in Vancouver Island, BC

March 6, 2019

5195 Dunster Road | $479,000 | Gorgeous Pleasant Valley Open Concept Rancher

Welcome to this stunning and bright open concept 3 bed/2 bath rancher.  A spacious front porch, an open entry, three large bedrooms, a master suite with 4 piece ensuite, including heated floors, a main 4 piece bathroom with heated floors, and an open concept living room and kitchen, covered patio and double garage make this home one worth seeing. The fully updated kitchen features beautiful stainless-steel appliances, tons of cupboard and counter space, and stunning flooring. Opening into a spacious and bright living room, with large windows, there is a natural gas fireplace, great hardwood flooring throughout, dining room space, vaulted ceilings and patio access. The low maintenance back yard is fenced and provides plenty of space for a summer BBQ or quiet personal relaxation. A double garage with a floating wall, currently being used as a bonus space, make it easy to park multiple vehicles and store your toys and tools all year round. This home is in an unbeatable location, close to all amenities including Nanaimo North Town Centre, Woodgrove Mall, schools, parks, and restaurants. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Feb. 25, 2019

2312 Leighton Road | $779,000 | Spectacular Custom Home in Westwood Lake w/Legal 1 Bed Suite

Looking for a home that has everything? This is it! Located around the corner from Westwood Lake, this stunning 4 bed/3 bath home has spared no expense top to bottom. It even includes a 1-bedroom legal ground level suite with separate entrance, separate laundry and a large kitchen. On the entry level there is a spacious entry, 2 gorgeous bedrooms with a 3- piece bathroom/laundry and two large coat closets for that extra storage. One of the bedrooms even has back yard access. Up the wide staircase you will find an amazing open concept living space with a bright, large living room with electric fireplace and huge windows, a dining area with enough space to seat the whole family & an office off the living room with access to a small covered deck perfect for your morning coffee. A beautiful spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, quartz counter tops, island and heated floors makes entertaining easy. Also, on this level is a gorgeous bedroom, the beautiful main 4-piece bathroom and your master suite oasis. The master features a walk-in closet, fireplace, 4-piece ensuite with heated floors and deck access. The back deck has tons of space for entertaining, a hot tub and looks out over the fully fenced low maintenance back yard. That’s not all. This home has a double garage, RV parking & a heat pump. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Feb. 22, 2019

274 Garner Crescent | $719,000 | Beautiful Family Home with Dream Back Yard on Quiet Cul-de-sac

Located in the University District at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this stunning 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home has it all. With two living spaces there is vaulted ceilings in the upstairs living room, a sunken family room with gorgeous natural gas fireplace perfect for a family or entertaining and a huge bonus space that can be used as a rec room or yoga studio. Through-out the home there is beautiful hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tons of cupboard space, an eating nook and a formal dining room. The upstairs features three spacious bedrooms, an updated bathroom & the master suite with walk in closet and beautifully reno’d ensuite with stand-up shower. Downstairs opens up into tons of bonus space that can be used for multiple purposes including room for guests, in-home workshop or home based business. There is even a covered garage for that vintage car that you would like to fix up. The back yard is one of this home’s best features as it is fully fenced, fully landscaped and has a double tiered deck, perfect for those summer BBQs, family gatherings or just your own personal relaxation. Close to all amenities, this home will be one that you will not want to miss. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.    

Feb. 21, 2019

42-1572 Seabird Road | $149,900 | Gorgeous Ladysmith Mobile Home

Fully updated, this beautiful 2 bed plus den/1 bath mobile home located in Ladysmith features gorgeous new flooring throughout, an open concept living space with a spacious living room, an eating nook and lovely kitchen with tons of cupboard space. Large windows throughout allow in tons of natural light. With a stunning and spacious master bedroom, a beautiful second bedroom, a cozy den/office space, and an updated 3-piece bathroom, this home is perfect for a retiree, investor, or working professional. Outside features a large deck with sliding patio doors allowing for expansive entertaining space. The low maintenance yard is beautifully landscaped and has space for a shed or workshop for all your tools and extra toys and parking for more than one vehicle. The home also has a new roof and new windows. In a great location, and close to all amenities, this home is waiting for you. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Feb. 21, 2019

201-225 Rosehill Street | $524,900 | Immaculately Renovated Downtown Condo

This spacious 2 bed/2 bath plus den condo features open concept living with 1425 sqft. Walking in, there is beautiful engineered hardwood flooring throughout and custom tile flooring in the entry. Large windows bring in tons of natural light. The space flows from the dining room, in to the living room with a gorgeous natural gas fireplace, into the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and deck access. Two fully updated bathrooms feature soaker tubs, custom tile flooring and granite counter tops; the ensuite even has a stand-up shower. Water views, great community space that is fully landscaped, secured underground parking, heat pump, in suite laundry, three decks and the unbeatable location walking distance to downtown and all major amenities make this home a must see. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important. 

Feb. 4, 2019

6112 Pinnacle Road | $329,000 | Gorgeous Duncan Half Duplex in Quiet Cul-De-Sac

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in beautiful Duncan, this amazing 3 bed/2 bath half duplex is perfect for a family, an investor or first-time home buyer. Upstairs on the main level you will notice the bright and spacious living room with high ceilings, beautiful flooring throughout, dining area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances. This open concept design is perfect for entertaining or watching your kids. From the living room you can access your front balcony, perfect for that cup of morning coffee. The master bedroom has cheater access to the main bathroom and a second space could make for a second bedroom or office. Downstairs opens into your laundry room and a possible suite with a large living space, kitchenette, 1 spacious bedroom and 1 bathroom. The backyard is fully fenced and private, perfect for entertaining, space for your shed or workshop and beautifully landscaped. In a great location close to amenities like shopping, restaurants and schools, this home will not last long. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Feb. 4, 2019

February Events 2019


Dream Wedding Show

Where: Beban Social Centre

When: February 4, 2019 | 11am – 4pm

Price: Advance: $13 | Door: $15


Spend your day meeting wedding experts, enthusiasts, and fashionistas. There will be stage presentations, fashion shows, freebies and fun! See here for more details:


Chinese New Year – Lunar New Year

Where: Nanaimo North Town Center

When: February 9, 2019

Price: Free


Join Nanaimo North Town Center in celebrating the year of the Pig. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids including over $200 in prizes, a Traditional Lion Dance at 12pm, a kids art event at 1:30pm, and food sampling by Fairway Market. See here for more details:


NDSS Theatre Company Presents Beauty And The Beast

Where: The Port Theatre

When: February 20 & 21 at 7pm

Price: $20


NDSS Theatre Company will be playing the Disney musical The Beauty and the Beast this month at The Port Theatre. Come down and support your local Nanaimo District Secondary School Students. See here for more details & tickets:


Maple Sugar Festival

Where: Beban Auditorium

When: February 22 – February 24

Price: Price Varies


Every February the Maple Sugar Festival comes to Nanaimo to share its one-of-a-kind bilingual event inspired by eastern Canada’s sugar shack traditions. From February 22 to 24 there will be tons of fun activities including performances by multiple musicians, dancers, and street performers as well as a French Canadian food fare. Who doesn’t love sweet sugar toffy on snow! See here for more details:


Coldest Night Of The Year Walk

Where: John Barsby Community School

When: February 23, 2019

Price: Free with minimum fundraising amount


Grab your scarf, mittens and toques to enjoy the Coldest Night of the Year. This family-friendly walk raises money for charities serving the hurting, hungry, and homeless people in the community. Registration opens at 4 pm and is free for children under 10, for youths (11-17) who raise a minimum of $75 and for adults (18+) who raise a minimum of $150. There are 2, 5 or 10 km routes and a light dinner served from 6 to 8 pm. See here for more details:

Feb. 1, 2019

6303 Thyme Place | $359000 | Gorgeous 2 Bedroom + Den Open Concept Home

This beautiful North Nanaimo home is situated all on one level. Walking in you will be greeted to tons of natural light, an open concept design, and updates throughout. The kitchen is spacious, featuring stainless steel appliances, tons of cupboard and counter space, a center island, and beautiful flooring throughout. The kitchen opens up to the large dining room space with a huge window and access to the stunning views off the balcony. Just off the kitchen is the large open living room with a gorgeous custom fireplace. With a spacious master bedroom, large second bedroom, and a den that could be used as a third bedroom, there is plenty of room to host friends, or house a growing family. The master bedroom features a 3 piece ensuite bathroom which is beautifully updated. The main bathroom which is also nicely updated has 4 pieces. Situated off beautiful Hammond Bay Road, the home is close to Dover Bay Secondary School, and other amenities such as shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and parks. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Jan. 30, 2019

1934 Kells Bay | $494000 | Stunning Family Home in Cinnabar Valley

Welcome Home! This beautiful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom family home will draw you in from the beginning. With beautiful landscaping in the front yard, RV parking and a double garage with tons of storage/workshop space, there is no shortage of options for your vehicles and toys. Walking in, you are greeted with a large entry, leading back to the spacious laundry/storage room and the great addition of a 1 bedroom in law suite with ensuite, perfect for visitors or the university student in your family. Upstairs opens up into a beautiful, bright living/dining room combination with natural paint colors, a skylight, gorgeous bay window and a natural gas fireplace. Three great bedrooms and the main bathroom are also on this floor. The master bedroom features an ensuite and his & her closets. Off the living room is the updated kitchen with plenty of counter and cupboard space, including a breakfast bar. Through the kitchen, French doors will lead you to your patio, perfect for the summer BBQ and your fully fenced back yard. In an unbeatable location next to Richard’s Marsh Park and on a quiet cul-de-sac, close to schools and amenities, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The home has been pre-inspected, has a heat pump and a natural gas furnace. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important.

Jan. 23, 2019

137A Methuen Street | $349,000 | Spacious 5 Bedroom Half Duplex with Ocean Views

Location, Location, Location! This spacious half duplex has multiple living spaces both inside and out, with natural light in both the kitchen and the main living room. The wrap around deck can be accessed from the breakfast nook, and provides beautiful ocean views. The main level features a master bedroom with a 2 piece ensuite, two good sized bedrooms, and another three piece bathroom. The lower level features a spacious family room, with plenty of room to entertain and two more spacious bedrooms, and a four piece bathroom. There is a large laundry room and storage room, perfect for storing tools, toys and decorations. There is lots of room for RV/Boat parking and is within close walking distance to downtown Ladysmith and all other local amenities.  All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important.