Picture this: Waking up to the sound of birdsong and a brook babbling past your window. Sunshine sparkles across the sweeping ocean views outside and the air smells fresh and sweet.
Now say hello to Riverstone Place in Nanaimo, a neighbourhood where nature is your backyard and a home that redefines island living in a beautiful seaside town.
Here you’re steps from forest trails, a lush park and Millstone River that runs along the west edge of the property. A short, five-minute stroll brings you to the popular boardwalk along the Nanaimo Harbour. Or, in less than 10 minutes, you can be exploring the charming Old City Quarter, Nanaimo’s amenity-rich downtown where you’ll find a vibrant array of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries.
“This is one of the very few opportunities to purchase a new condominium home outside the downtown core, yet still be walking distance from it,” says Bill Szeto, president of Oakwyn Marketing. “It’s a fantastic investment. And since the harbour-to-harbour air service means you can be in downtown Vancouver in only 20 minutes, more and more people are discovering they can easily live here and commute to Vancouver.”
He adds that Riverstone Place’s proximity to amenities like Vancouver Island University, BC Ferries and the Nanaimo Hospital also make it an attractive option for the many Vancouverites who are weary of the Mainland’s escalating prices.
Inside, Riverstone Place provides all the contemporary details urban buyers want: Nine-foot ceilings that soar as high as 14 feet on the penthouse level, efficient living spaces, Nuheat flooring in every ensuite, and a sizzling stainless steel kitchen appliance package plus secure underground parking. And with three sophisticated colour schemes to choose from — misty grey, crisp white and soft maple brown — there’s a design palette for everyone.
Thoughtful extras include community garden plots, a dog and bike wash station, electric car charging, and onsite Modo car-share.