Comfy queen size bed!
The Elegant Nest BnB
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Relax and enjoy all the pleasures this beautiful home at the edge of the ocean has to offer.
Private B/R w/Q bed, TV and DVD. Full bath.Sauna,hot tub, large deck, pool table. Washer/dryer. Kitchen.
Gourmet breakfast!
Pick up at the PI ferry!

The space

Protection Island is a rare and beautiful kind of place; it's rare because it's a little island right in the city's harbour, with no bridge leading to it. Imagine the result: a typical Georgia Strait island with tall forests and sandstone tidepools.
You'll stay in a home overlooking the Pacific Ocean and facing
the Salish Sea and Gabriola Island. A 10 minute ride on the Protection Connection foot ferry from downtown Nanaimo will bring you to Protection Island where we will pick you up at the dock beside the Dinghy Dock Floating Pub.

Guest access

You will be able to use the expansive deck at your leisure; enjoy the hot tub and the infa red sauna. Have a game of pool upstairs in the great room too!
The kitchen is available to make coffee and tea, or use the fridge for
cold drinks you might want to bring along.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts will be available to offer whatever assistance you might require.
A full breakfast is served every morning, with many choices to whet your
appetite! My waffles are legend!!

Other things to note

I am a Reiki Master Teacher, so if you would like to have a full one hour
treatment during your visit with us I would be happy to accommodate
you. Full massage table and tranquil treatment area.
Relax and let all your worries disappear! If you have any acute or chronic
health problems, Reiki is a wonderful help!
One hour treatment $50.00.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £13
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £74 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Sorry, no smoking and only small pets.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Ros User Profile
August 2015
What an amazing experience! Lu could not have been more welcoming. She met us at the ferry in the amazing Yuk 2 and took us to her wonderful, spacious and beautiful ocean view home. She did everything to make us at home including a welcome beer and cider. We enjoyed the hot tub and soaking up the views. Lu accompanied us to the floating pub in the evening and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. Breakfast was exquisite, just couldn't manage the second Eggs Benedict after the wonderful fruit and yoghurt!This is the best airbnb ever. Thanks Lu
Lu User Profile
Response from Lu:
Hi Ros, Loved having you and Roger here too! You were wonderful guests (now friends!!) and look forward to seeing you both again either here, in Mexico or who knows, maybe England???? We'll certainly stay in touch! The Elegant Nesters???? Cheers, Lu
August 2015

Edward User ProfileEdward is a superhost.
May 2015
Lu and Garth at the Elegant Nest are brilliant. We had so much fun relaxing with them on their deck overlooking the sea watching the wildlife and sea planes. It was utterly tranquil. They are some of the greatest people we have met in Canada, so welcoming and friendly and so interesting and knowledgeable. The room was perfect and the bed super comfy. There is also a HOT TUB!! The Belgian waffle breakfast was out of this world!! We also visited the floating pub and the food was pretty good, the staff were lovely too. I thoroughly recommend staying here for a wonderful, tranquil experience. We hope we will be back to visit from the UK again!
Lu User Profile
Response from Lu:
Thank you Ed, for your wonderful comments! You and Hollie were such a treat to meet and then get to know! We hope you'll be back to visit us again too ..... make it soon! You both are the antithesis of our motto .... enter as guests; leave as friends!!!!
May 2015

Ryan User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay on Protection Island and hope to return!

Jenn User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Douglas User Profile
April 2017
Very clean and private. Great breakfast to top it off.

Sophie User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Don User Profile
April 2017
A perfect host. Great communications, and wonderful dtay

Nanaimo, CanadaJoined in May 2015
Lu User Profile


NOTE: We have sold our home on Protection Island so the Elegant Nest BnB
is not longer!
HOWEVER, we have moved to Mexico, and our Casa Mia will be open to guests
very shortly!! See our listing on this site!! You'll love Todos Santos on the Baja, just a short 45 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas!!

Love meeting new people!
Favorite place .... Mexico.
Love to cook; books are a passion.
Teach a creative art modality called Paverpol
Am an ex nurse with degrees in Holistic Health
Reiki Master Teacher
Am an interior designer

Response rate: 60%
Response time: within an hour

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