Guests of the Artful Suite enjoy a private, luxurious, self contained 700 square foot apartment which offers the following amenities:
The Artful Suite is decorated in a Boutique style, uniquely furnished with contemporary handcrafted furniture (designed & made on site) which is complemented by amazing artwork from local Vancouver Island Artists.
The artwork is carefully chosen for its quality, uniqueness and variety of mediums all of which is available for purchase.
Located in popular north Nanaimo, on a mature one third acre lot, lined with Cedar hedges this location offers secluded privacy. The ground level entrance to the Artful suite is conveniently just a few steps from the parking area . At the entrance door there is a pergola that partially covers the private patio. A pair of chairs and small table offers patio seating, and this is all surrounded by flower pots & gardens. A wonderful place for a cup of Tea or Coffee.
Pipers Lagoon Oceanside park, one of Nanaimo's most popular oceanside parks, is an easy 5 min stroll, where you can enjoy the beach, hike in the park or take in the views across the Salish Sea to the snow capped mountains. Sense nature at it's finest - deeply breath in fresh salt air, listen to the pounding of the waves & screeches of the eagles overhead, enjoy a swim, or picnic on the beach while you survey the waters for killer whale pods, porpoise, and seals. You won't be disappointed.
Our location is approximately a 10 min drive from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal and conveniently nestled amongst the best oceanside and landlocked parks in the area. With a wide variety of outdoor activities available at your doorstep, we can offer recommendations for arranging kayaking, diving, hiking, bike hires, guided Island tours, and seaplane tours. This desirable location offers quick easy access to any part of Nanaimo for business or shopping either Downtown near the Harbour or the many Malls within an easy 10 min drive. This is the perfect home base for day trips to explore the other wonders of neighbouring areas on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Our guests have told us, a stay at the Artful Suite is truly an "Out of the Ordinary Experience". Norma, host & proprietor, takes pride in delighting her guests with special attention to details, coupled with personalized touches that will make your stay exceptionally unique.
Guests are also welcome to visit the on site working Art/Furniture Studio & Workshop which has a modest sized art & gift gallery, just up the driveway at the back of the property. To visit the Studio feel free to stop in between 10 am & 4 pm. Robert sometimes has errands to run, but generally he is working in the Studio during these hours or phone for an appointment that suits you.
Robert has been professionally specializing in creative challenges in the medium of wood for 35 plus years. Creative works are made in both traditional and non-traditional stylings. A visit to the studio gives you the opportunity to experience possibly a chair or maybe a cabinet or Whimsical Hearts being made. Be sure to check out the unique ™ signature of this craftsman which is an inlayed Canadian penny, that is inset into all items made.
The pieces produced in this studio are very environmentally friendly, much of the work is done with either reclaimed & locally sourced timbers or Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC) timbers from suppliers. The finish used on all products is the most environmentally responsible finish available which is child & food safe and has no off gassing. As a custodian of the environment, all products produced from this Studio are virtually 100% biodegradable. Be sure you allow yourself enough time for a chat when you visit.
Roberts creative works are available at fine galleries on Vancouver Island such as the Henry Nola Gallery & the Gift Gallery at the world renowned Wickaninnish Inn at Tofino, B.C.
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