Many guests have used our rental properties while traveling to Vancouver Island. We cater to people who are:
• Coming to enjoy Vancouver Island on holidays or vacation
• Awaiting the completion of their home renovations or repairs
• In-between homes after selling their own and buying a new house
• Visiting friends or relatives and not wanting to burden them with house guests
• Planning on moving to the area and wanting to take their time looking at potential real-estate
• Displaced due to fire or flood and find themselves needing a furnished home during an insurance claim
• Seeking accommodations during a work placement, residency, co-op or short-term job
• Attending the local university or other educational institutions
• Requiring housing while seeking medical treatments or services in the City from more remote areas
• Seeking a house rental due to the size of your family not fitting into a small conventional rental.
• Have a pet which you like to travel with; some Lakeview Homes are pet friendly!



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If you are moving here, Lakeview Homes would like to extend a warm and personal welcome to you and your family!  Nanaimo is the Gateway to Vancouver Island and we are sure you will love your new home! Let Lakeview Homes provide you with a home-away-from-home while you are getting settled into the area, attending school, a residency, a new job or retiring here. Lakeview is not like a conventional rental or hotel room. Our homes are perfect for those seeking to get a ‘jump-start’ on enjoying the west coast island lifestyle. If you are a local resident, this page has helpful information and connections to various reputable businesses.


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  • We created fantastic family memories when we stayed at lakeview homes this past summer with my family. We have 5 kids, plus my parents and a visiting nefew! The house was perfect for us, spacious for all the kids, (and even a ping pong table!) clean and such amazing view! We had such a blast going into the backyard for early morning kayaking before heading out for the day, and usually again when we came home. It was such a special trip, and being on the lake really added to our vacation. My kids -and parents- still talk about it months later- we hope to be back to make more amazing family memories. Etti G. Vancouver, 
  • Lakeview Rental Homes provided some of the finest accommodations I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Suffice it to say, the home itself was beautiful, and completely met what myself and my family needed. Based on the home alone, I would recommend renting from Lakeview Homes and consider it a 5 star business. What put them over the top, though, was the incredible one on one customer service I received when not only booking my rental, but arriving as well. Everyone I dealt with constantly went the extra mile to meet our needs and make sure we had the best possible vacation. I cannot say enough good things about how wonderful the management and staff were during the entire process. If I could give a rating higher than 5 stars, I would. Thank you!! Marlin January 2018
  • 5
    Our stay at the Lakeview home was absolutely fabulous. This was our first time staying in Nanaimo and we really picked a winner. The vacation home was large enough to accommodate us as a group of 12 (6 adults and 6 kids). There was plenty of space for all to sleep and relax. There was a recreation room downstairs which was great for the kids to watch TV and play while the adults got to enjoy the upstairs. The house itself is in a great location less than 10 minutes from the Departure Bay ferry terminal and in close proximity to all your shopping needs. It comes fully stocked with everything you could need and more. Karin really made us feel welcome and even provided us with great ideas and outings to do around town. The best place in the house is of course the deck that overlooks Long Lake and the dock. Family breakfasts and dinners were so much more memorable because of the view. The walk down to the private dock from the lake is only a few meters and its a few minutes’ walk to the public sandy beach for swimming. The children thoroughly enjoyed using the watercraft's available and didn’t want to leave the water at all. We are already planning our trip for next year! Zaher B - Maple Ridge B.C. July 2018
  • "We recently stayed at Garden Paradise for 1 week and were extremely pleased. There were 8 of us and we had lots of room there, enough space for everyone. The house was beautiful and very clean. Karin was extremely helpful with all the questions we had (and there were lots of questions), she was even kind enough to print off tickets for an excursion we booked and drop them off at the house for us. The pool table/ping pong table was a huge hit, providing hours of entertainment. I would highly recommend booking with Karin and Lakeview Vacation Homes if you are ever in will not find a better place to stay."
  • 5
    "Our extended family of 16 stayed for a week and loved everything about our stay. Karin was very helpful and accommodating for our large group. There were 9 kids and plenty of space for everyone. We can't wait to visit again!"
  • "Great location, friendly hosts and a lovely house. The best accommodation we have stayed at in Nanaimo. Thanks - the Airhouse crew."
  • "We stayed at the Lakeview vacation property at the end of March 2017, it was a very nice property with a lovely view of the lake. We had four people and a small dog. It was easy to find, centrally located. There was a very nice little walking path behind the houses along the lake you can walk for a while that I and the dog loved to walk. Karen has kayaks available to use and my son loved them used them several times during our week long stay. It was a very nice property that we would rent again, especially since we could take our little dog with us."
  • 5
    I stayed in with Lakeview Homes while I was searching for a permanent place to live when I moved back to Nanaimo. Karin was always popping by with anything I needed for my studio apartment. Super friendly, affordable, and flexible hosts! Would highly recommend."    

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