• LAKEVIEW VACATION HOMES (NANAIMO) HOLIDAY REVIEWS

Lakeview Vacation Homes (Nanaimo), Vancouver Island
We loved Lakeview....fantastic! - Kenny & Ash. Date of travel: Aug 2007
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Lakeview Vacation Homes is great. We enjoyed our stay incredibly. The home, the view and the hosts were all great. The location is excellent, a lake right in the middle of town. The home is beautifully decorated and very clean. The kids loved the kayak and fishing. The personal lake tour of all the lovely homes and to view the turtles was a huge bonus. Greatly appreciated. We certainly will be back. The weather was lovely and so nice to be able to take advantage of so many beautiful sites to see on Vancouver Island.
Wonderful time at Lakeview Vacation Homes (Nanaimo) - L Holloway. Date of travel: Aug 2007
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The house itself was a pleasure to stay in. The first thing I noticed was that the pictures on the website can't portray how open, light, and comfortable the home feels. It was spotless when we arrived. The floors and glass were shiny and clean as were the bathrooms and kitchen. Although the owner checked in with us each day our privacy was respected and we felt like the it was our house. The kitchen was well equipped and the decor in the house was elegant and classy. There were so many recreational water vehicles available we didn't get to them all. We had kayaks, a paddle boat, and a motor boat (if licensed) available to us. The owner came by on our second night and invited my 9 year old son to go tubing with them behind their ski boat and he had an absolute blast. I had friends over and we enjoyed the spacious living room and kitchen with a meal and movie, and they loved the house as well. There is a large deck overlooking the lake and a wonderful view. The beds were big and comfortable, the rooms were large and nicely furnished, the place was super clean, and we felt very much at home. I felt relaxed and pampered in the environment and would love to stay again. I was very surprised when I saw the negative comments posted in a previous review. My family stayed in the same house in the same month and you would think we were in entirely different places. When I read the previous reviews in the guestbook at the house itself, even the ones from the previous reviewer, and they were positive and complimentary. So I presumed others had as wonderful a time as we did. The negative review also said this house was a duplex, but all it shares with the other house is a carport, so to me it did not feel like it was attached to another house and was a separate building. Also, regarding not being able to use the dock, we used the dock every day we were there, and the owner used the dock, which is a dock used by all of her properties, only in the evening and certainly didn't prevent or impede us from using it at the same time. In fact, if we were there, they invited us out on the water with them which was very generous, not to mention fun! Thank you Lakeview for a few days of relaxation, fun, and serenity. I needed it!
Not welcoming - Spence family. Date of travel: Jul 2007
First impressions were that the property was well appointed and the rooms spacious. However I would not consider it as a luxury home in comparison to other homes we have stayed in. And there was nothing mentioned in its description to inform us that it was part of a duplex. The owner did not visit us until the day we left in order to collect the remainder of the rent. We considered it very unbusinesslike and rude that the owner did not meet and greet us and show us where everything was together with instructions for the appliances. Advertised to sleep 6+ guests yet only enough seating for 5. Green chair shown on web page giving description was not there for us. Unable to bring chairs in from outside as redwood flooring throughout. The owner had previously requested that we leave our shoes off when indoors so metal chairs would have ruined the floors. There was no inventory. When questioned the owner said she knew exactly what she had in the house and would know if something went missing. Our reply of 'but what about our rights?' fell on deaf ears. My brother-in-law who also manages properties made a rough inventory for ourselves. As a possible safe guard which turned out to be very wise as the owner contacted us regarding what she thought were mislaid items and we had to contact her regarding items we had accidentally left because as we had pointed out from the beginning. She had no specific itemised knowledge of the contents because there was no inventory to refer to. We'd had our suspicions just after we had booked several months previously. My relatives who live out there were constantly asking her if they could kindly view the property on behalf of ourselves. We were travelling a long way and wanted to be sure that we had not made a mistake that may ruin our holiday. There was always an excuse or a broken appointment on the owner's part so that they never did see the property. By this time it was too late to pull out and rebook with someone else. It was very difficult to get hold of her and when we did we got nowhere. eg: On second day she promised that she and her husband would call and help the two men in our party to carry the paddle boat down to the jetty as it needed 4 people. We are still waiting! In the end father and son struggled to take it to the jetty as our valuable holiday time was being wasted. This was very annoyng when from our balcony we watched her on a daily basis constantly using the jetty or talking to the neighbours. The cooker didnt work properly ie: knob pointed wrong way so we played a guessing game each day at meal times. The fire alarm kept ringing constantly each time we cooked. Therefore it had to be disconnected continually. The owner thought it was funny! Mosquito nets were missing in main bedroom so that one either suffocated or got bitten to death as did my poor sister. Very difficult to use the advertised boat dock/jetty as the owner's friends and family were constantly using it. After an approximate 9 hour journey and still still feeling jet lagged during the first two days of our holiday we were unable to sleep because of road works right outside the bedrooms the owner had given us one days notice. Shortly after this we were subjected to the indignity of roof clearance whilst we were trying to relax. This should have been carried out prior to our arrival. The balcony and table had not been cleaned prior to our arrival and was covered in dust and leaves. Wished to rent motorised vessel as info pertaining to this was promised but was never forthcoming. We vacated the property and left it in an exemplary condition. Much cleaner than when we arrived and we told the owner so. Our holiday was spoilt due to periods where there was clearly an invasion of privacy together with a lack of care and consideration...
A wonderful time at the Lakeview Vacation homes in Nanaimo - Lillie & Bronte. Date of travel: May 2007
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What a wonderful stay we had at the lakeview home in Nanaimo, right on Long Lake. The home was so comfortable and elegant, and very well equipped. My favourite time was sitting on the back deck with the lake for a view, and beautiful trees. My daughter loved it there as she liked to go swimming in the lake. The owner Karin was very hospitible and friendly, making sure we had everything we needed...(and more). She went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend it as a great relaxing get-away for a couple or a family.
 
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