Newcastle House was built in 1926 and extensively renovated during 2010-2015.
The house is located on Newcastle Avenue, adjacent to the Nanaimo Yacht Club and facing beautiful Newcastle Island Provincial Park and vibrant Nanaimo Harbour. Immediately in front of the house, along the harbour side, is a leisurely walkway which takes the stroller from the yacht club to the downtown and The Bastion/Marina area. On the way is an oceanside park with a crabbing pier and jetty for the mini ferry to Newcastle Island - all within a 10 minute walk from The House!
The house itself is certainly unique with original hand-made mouldings and balustrades, comfortably appointed living and dining rooms with views of the harbour and beyond. It has three decks, a garage that has been converted to a gamesroom with wall-mounted flatscreen tv, regulation pool/billiard and ping pong tables. The back deck has a BBQ, shaded dining set, and a hot tub overlooking a beautiful garden anchored by a magnolia tree which is lit up nightly by garden lights from dusk till midnight. There are four comfortable bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite. The tastefully decorated and easy-to-enjoy dining room and living room, both of which look over the harbour and islands, are ideal for entertaining.
One of the attractions of Newcastle House is its location, within walking or biking distance to downtown and the harbour front and a short drive to several shopping centres. With Nanaimo as a base, sightseeing destinations like Chemainus and the wine country around Duncan to the south, even Victoria, and Tofino and Campbell River to the north can be made as one day trips.
Catering is also possible through the culinary school of Vancouver Island University (previously known as Malaspina College) which over the years has built a very credible name for itself.
We are always available to help with suggestions of where to go and what to see as well as where to dine.+ More