Ocean view
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

Located in the Nanoose Estuary, this inn is completely surrounded by wetlands and borders the Qualicom National Wildlife Area. Its architecture is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

A cozy fireplace and a private patio with an outdoor soaker bath are part of every room at Inn the Estuary. They have large windows with views of the ocean, mountains and estuary.

Guests can explore the surrounding area and enjoy Nanoose Federal Wildlife Reserve which borders the property.

Morecroft Park and Fairwinds golf course are 3.1 mi from the inn. Craig Heritage Park & Museum is 5 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Inn the Estuary has been welcoming guests since Jan 19, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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  • We stayed last summer in the larger suite with the king bed. Is it available at all in July?
    Hello! Good to hear form you! Yes, it is. Currently to following windows are available: 6-8 11-16 18-29 Angela
    Answered on January 19, 2022
  • Hello, we would like to do a blog post about your accomodations, we stayed there last year, can we use some of your pictures? We mainly want to featu..
    Hi Melissa, Of course! Thank you! We would love to see the bog post when it's up. Thank you, Angela
    Answered on July 9, 2020
  • Hi-- Is the outdoor tub a hot tub? Or is it more like a regular bathtub that's outdoors?
    thank you for your inquiry .soaker tubs more like large bathtubs.air jets in the one in the wetlands no jets in the view suite
    Answered on June 12, 2021
  • Do the King size suites have outdoor hot tubs?
    Hello, yes, all of the suites have outdoor tubs!
    Answered on November 15, 2021
  • Is the property walkable? I am planning a momcation without my vehicle, will be coming in from Nanaimo via plane/cab and not have a rental.
    hi.We are close to the store.7 min walk.Bus stop 7 min.Hope this helps.
    Answered on June 10, 2020
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Hosted by Angela

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Welcome to a nature-lovers paradise, in central Vancouver Island in Nanoose Bay (13km north of Nanaimo). This vacation suite is surrounded by 100 acres of protected bird sanctuary/estuary lands. With numerous beaches, nature trails and local attractions you can keep as busy exploring as you'd like, although we suspect you'll choose to spend your time enjoying the properties amenities, peace and quiet and bird watching/star gazing from your private deck (and outdoor tub)!
I am an Interior Designer who recently moved from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, to the pristine natural surrounds of Vancouver Island! Growing up, our family has always ran a bed & breakfast in our home, therefor, hosting and hospitality comes natural to us! We've welcomed guests from around the globe and have received an annual average customer ratings of 10/10 and 9.9/10 from (Website hidden by Airbnb) Both properties listed in our profile are private turn-key Vacation rental suites on our family's property in Naoonse Bay (central Vancouver Island). If you have any questions regarding the property or amenities, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Nanoose Bay is located in central (east coast) Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Parksville. In Nanoose you will find the most beautiful little beautiful, hikes, farms and walking trails. The area is rated as one of the top diving destinations in the world! If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful place to unwind, you'll find it here!
Language spoken: English
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Travel Proud

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Amenities of Inn the Estuary
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • River view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Inn the Estuary takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa American Express Inn the Estuary accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Please inform Inn the Estuary of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Inn the Estuary

  • Inn the Estuary is 1,000 feet from the center of Nanoose Bay.

  • The prices at Inn the Estuary may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Inn the Estuary is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Inn the Estuary offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at Inn the Estuary is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Inn the Estuary by:

    • Car 25min