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Sivana - Enlightened Lakefront Living

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Entire house hosted by Kevin
5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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SIVANA is a NON-SMOKING PROPERTY where the environment nurtures and nourishes mental wellness.

Ideal for: an "unplugged visit" so you can Relax and Revive from the stress of the past. OR for the business traveler looking to get work done in a serene location OR for a creative / artist / writer, looking for a thought provoking location OR for Intimate Weddings, Renewal of Vows, girlfriend get togethers, a family wishing to reconnect OR simply indulge in the Art of Restful Living🙏

The space
Each booking is treated as an EXCLUSIVE stay (NOTE: I stay on the upper level of the home) & does not include multiple bookings. This allows you to enjoy the space all to your selves. The NON-SMOKING property or Sivana as I refer to it, is on the lake with absolutely stunning views to wake up to and enjoy for the remainder of the day. 36 Giant Cedar & Douglas Fir trees dot the property making the stay magical and empowering.

Available to you:

Private access, down the red brick path to the left side of the house as you come down the driveway (lake level).

To facilitate in the art of "porching" , (covered area):

~ a hammock for a cat nap and
~ An outdoor day bed to realign your emotions and intentions, read a book or simply enjoy the transient wildlife or some of the resident otters, mink, bald eagles that might just pop by for a visit.

For your outdoor lake-side deck experience: A spacious outdoor deck with a dining table and chairs, deck umbrella, a bar top deck railing, BBQ station, chaise lounges and a sofa set.

DINING & LOUNGE AREA (Indoors)
A lake view, open concept lounge, dining and kitchen area. (NO DISH WASHER).

For the lake-side lawn and docks: 4 light-weight, contoured Adirondack chairs to soak in the spirit of the lake!
(Please Note: due to the light weight of the Adirondack chairs, if used on the docks, please return them back to the lawns after use. Should it get windy, the chairs will end up in the lake.

BEDROOMS:

There are three cozy lake view bedrooms of varied sizes. One with a closet, the other two with a chest of drawers. Should you need, there's additional storage space.

IF REQUIRED: For a dose of digital relaxation, you have an entertainment room, with NETFLIX (NO CABLE TV). To get the best out of your visit, we suggest an "UNPLUGGED STAY" allowing yourself the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the folks you are traveling with or even just yourself. Sivana, is ideal for this sort of visit.

BATHROOMS:

- A large sized 4 - piece bathroom with a large picture window (sink, shower, bath tub and toilet) storage space and amenities.
- There is an additional smaller size 3-piece bathroom (sink, toilet & shower)

FOR THE TRAVELING BUSINESS - PLAY - WORK INDIVIDUAL (S): The entertainment room is set up with a desk and wifi. Additional requirements can be provided "On Request" (additional costs may apply)

Additional details in the house manual.

Tip: The key component to effective savouring is focused attention. By taking the time and spending the effort to appreciate the positive, you will be able to experience more well-being.

Guest access
Complimentary use of the resident bicycles, peddle boat, row boat. (life jackets included and mandatory), outdoor BBQ Station & Treadmill. Use RESPONSIBLY and AT YOUR OWN RISK.

IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY NOTE:
As a lake community we are mutually respective of each others privacy and therefore no guests (or even my family members for that matter) are permitted to swim or take the boat to a neighbours dock and lounge etc on their dock. Violation of this requirement will result in cutting the guests stay short with no refund for the remainder of the stay.

Other things to note
Arrival and departure transfers can be arranged at an additional cost, including and not limited to private helicopter and seaplane transfers from Vancouver or Victoria.
SIVANA is a NON-SMOKING PROPERTY where the environment nurtures and nourishes mental wellness.

Ideal for: an "unplugged visit" so you can Relax and Revive from the stress of the past. OR for the business traveler looking to get work done in a serene location OR for a creative / artist / writer, looking for a thought provoking location OR for Intimate Weddings, Renewal of Vows, girlfriend get togethers, a f…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Washing machine
Dryer
Gym
TV
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

I truly love and appreciate the peace and serenity of the area. Needless to mention the feeling of living in the woods and enjoying the close proximity for day-to-day needs. All within 5 - 10 minutes drive. Getting physical - there's a mountain biking course as well as hiking trails in Benson Creek Park which is also just a 10 minute drive and walking trails not far from the house.

IMPORTANT AND MANDATORY NOTE:
As a lake community we are mutually respective of each others privacy and therefore no guests (or even my family members for that matter) are permitted to swim or take the boat to a neighbours dock and lounge etc on their dock. Violation of this requirement will result in cutting the guests stay short with no refund for the remainder of the stay.
I truly love and appreciate the peace and serenity of the area. Needless to mention the feeling of living in the woods and enjoying the close proximity for day-to-day needs. All within 5 - 10 minutes drive. Get…

Hosted by Kevin

Joined in June 2014
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I live in Nanaimo, by the lake and feel blessed for being able to enjoy a slice of heaven whilst still being (and gratefully) well planted on our beautiful planet earth! So, I aptly named the home "Sivana" (means Oasis of Enlightenment in Sanskrit). I have traveled extensively around the world on many occasions (Shore Excursion Manager on cruise ships) with a passion for travel, curiosity in other cultures, gastronomy, people and traditions. I absolutely love the travel industry and yes, for a living, design and deliver Life Enriching experiences-:) Living a life with meaning and purpose is important to me and so being able to share in the beauty of what Sivana has to offer is very exciting and energizing. I find our lives are enriched when we are able to truly share our experiences with others and being able to communicate on a deeper level. I look forward to meeting and hosting you at Sivana. To help you prepare for this soulful journey, if you haven't already, I would recommend one of my all time favourite books by Robin Sharma, "The Monk who sold his Ferrari" Come, Live the Experience!
I live in Nanaimo, by the lake and feel blessed for being able to enjoy a slice of heaven whilst still being (and gratefully) well planted on our beautiful planet earth! So, I aptl…
During your stay
As I live on the property & my schedule permitting, I am happy to be available to the guests to ensure their stay is experiential and immersive, leaving them with a meaningful and purposeful visit.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy