Find accommodations on Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Find a vacation rental home near the beach, rent a cabin near one of the lush provincial parks, find lodging near Mount Washington, or take in views of the Georgia Strait from the top floor of a condo rental.

Central Vancouver Island is separated from the mainland of Canada by approximately 30 nautical miles. It can... read more
Find accommodations on Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Find a vacation rental home near the beach, rent a cabin near one of the lush provincial parks, find lodging near Mount Washington, or take in views of the Georgia Strait from the top floor of a condo rental.

Central Vancouver Island is separated from the mainland of Canada by approximately 30 nautical miles. It can be reached by taking a ferry from the Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Nanaimo or by driving from one of the two other ferry docking points, Victoria and Comox. It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to cross from the mainland by ferry.

Central Vancouver Island is renowned for it’s pristine sandy beaches, whale watching, wilderness camping, hiking, fishing and incredible winter storms. This scenic region has numerous accommodation options with nature, ocean, beaches, and wildlife right at your vacation rentals doorstep. Cities and towns in this area include Nanaimo, Parksville, Coombs, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and more. Arrange vacation rentals directly from owners of cottages, lodges, bed and breakfasts, cabins, holiday homes, and condo rentals on Central Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Find a vacation rental home in Tofino, a jewel of the west coast of Vancouver Island. There is something for everyone in Tofino, whether you’re into the outdoor adventure or relaxing on a beach. Fishing, paddling, whale watching, bear watching, hiking, camping, storm watching, diving, swimming and hiking are in abundance here. Arguably the most famous activity in Tofino is surfing, where you will find 35 kilometers of surfable waters. There are several surf schools for beginners and with the abundance of surf beaches you will never be crowded for space. Tofino also boasts world-renowned resorts, five star chefs, trendy cafes and several stunning art galleries. It is also an area of rich aboriginal cultural heritage, which is not to be missed.

Further south is the town of Ucluelet, which some say is the easy going little sister of Tofino. Here you will find a laid back culture, similar to Tofino but less hustle and bustle of tourists. The open Pacific Ocean, islands, inlets and and rainforests make it a stunning holiday destination. Find accommodation here and tour the west coast. Join a whale watching tour, hike the rainforests, relax on a beach.

Find vacation rentals in Sproat Lake, in the center of Vancouver Island. People come here for fishing, swimming, water skiing and windsurfing. A vacation rental can be found for two or for a large family retreat. The east coast of Central Vancouver Island is much more populated than the west or center. This is where you will find the city of Nanaimo, population 85,000. Nanaimo boasts one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Canada. Kayaking, hiking, biking, scuba-diving and snorkeling are everyday activities in this active city. Find accommodations in Nanaimo and you will be centrally located to explore the whole island.

Whatever your Central Vancouver Island destination, Owner Direct offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs.
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  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront

    Parksville: Sunrise Ridge: Condo in a complex
    1 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #256697
    167 to 250 USD/night
    Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, this Vancouver Island Resort is situated in a spectacular natural setting, surrounded by park-like scenery and just a short stroll to the ocean down a beautiful beach path. The community of Parksville hosts a wide range of recreational and cultural events annually and is central to a variety of golf courses. Reserve your Parksville vacation rental during Beachfest and marvel at the creativity and patience of competing sand sculptors. Come and play one of the many challenging and scenic golf courses or enjoy the spectacular beaches and natural beauty. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort offers comfort and relaxation while you get ready for your next Oceanside adventure The condo can be rented as one large unit with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (Whole Unit - ID: 256680) This property listing is for the smaller side of the condo which is 504 sq ft and has a small kitchen which includes a Keurig, drip coffee maker, toaster oven, pots and pans that are accompanied with induction heaters if you would like to cook a nice meal. The deck also has a small electric BBQ. The condo has stylish sofa beds for those unexpected guests. All linen and towels are included and the entry of the condo contains a full sized LG front loading laundry pair. Beach towels and children's toys as well as a selection of movies are located on both sides.
  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront

    Parksville: Sunrise Ridge: Condo in a complex
    2 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 6 • #256680
    278 to 4,444 USD/night
    Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, this Vancouver Island Resort is situated in a spectacular natural setting, surrounded by park-like scenery and just a short stroll to the ocean down a beautiful beach path. The community of Parksville hosts a wide range of recreational and cultural events annually and is central to a variety of golf courses. Reserve your Parksville vacation rental during Beachfest and marvel at the creativity and patience of competing sand sculptors. Come and play one of the many challenging and scenic golf courses or enjoy the spectacular beaches and natural beauty. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort offers comfort and relaxation while you get ready for your next Oceanside adventure The dining area seats 6 people and the kitchen includes every amenity including Kureig, french press, drip coffee maker, slow cooker and every appliance you may have in your own home. Spices are also included as well as staples like sugar & flour.. A large gas BBQ is situated on the oceanview patio as well as a propane heater to keep you warm as you are enjoying your coffee. Both condos can be combined to provide a two bedroom condo if required. Spices and essentials like flour and sugar are also provided. An additional small freezer has also been added for longer stays. The bathroom has a large walk in shower for those guests with mobility issues and also includes a small deck that has a small electric BBQ . The condos have stylish sofa beds for those unexpected guests. All linen and towels are included and the entry of the condo contains a full sized LG front loading laundry pair. Beach towels and children's toys as well as a selection of movies are located on both sides.
  • Luxurious Downtown

    Nanaimo: Townhouse
    2 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 4 • #226664
    100 to 150 CAD/night
    Luxurious 2 story town home with panoramic ocean/harbour view located on Nanaimo's downtown waterfront. This 2 bedroom , 2.5 bath beautifully decorated 1300 sq ft home is in the perfect location for your vacation or business trip. Our fully equipped town home has floor to ceiling windows for the perfect view. Queen beds ,stainless steel appliances, in suite washer and dryer , natural gas- stove- bbq - fire place , spacious patio. Secure Underground Parking. 30 Night Minimum.
  • Waterfront Holiday Home

    Qualicum Beach: House
    4 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 9 • #244804
    143 to 393 CAD/night  
    This is a beautiful 4 season beachfront property which sleeps up to 9 people. You can step from the lawn directly onto miles of beautiful beach. Relax on the large deck and watch seals playing in the water, or lazing on their favourite rock. Take in the spectacular and ever changing view of the Sunshine Coast mountains and the world famous Inside Passage. Enjoy the large variety of bird life, including the resident Bald Headed Eagles, Herons, and the visiting Canada Geese. For the active, you can play table tennis on the four season outdoor table tennis table and then you can cool down with a swim in the ocean, followed by a nice warm hot tub. For the less energetic, play bocce on the beach or go digging for clams, collecting oysters, or fishing for salmon; a perfect excuse to get the barbecue into action. If you have children you will not have to worry about keeping them occupied. With large front and back lawns, a beach to explore, and a huge choice of family outings and activities, the only problem will be deciding what to do first. The 3 bedroom house, with a further bedroom in the annex, boasts breathtaking views over beach, sea, islands and mountains.
  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront

    Parksville: Sunrise Ridge: Condo in a complex
    1 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 4 • #256684
    222 to 361 USD/night
    Located just 37 km north of Nanaimo, this Vancouver Island Resort is situated in a spectacular natural setting, surrounded by park-like scenery and just a short stroll to the ocean down a beautiful beach path. The community of Parksville hosts a wide range of recreational and cultural events annually and is central to a variety of golf courses. Reserve your Parksville vacation rental during Beachfest and marvel at the creativity and patience of competing sand sculptors. Come and play one of the many challenging and scenic golf courses or enjoy the spectacular beaches and natural beauty. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort offers comfort and relaxation while you get ready for your next Oceanside adventure This property listing is for this smaller suite which comes complete with full kitchen facilities and 800 square ft of living area. It includes a large soaker tub in the master bedroom as well as a powder room with toilet and shower. The dining area seats 6 people and the kitchen includes every amenity including Kureig, french press, drip coffee maker, slow cooker and every appliance you may have in your own home. Spices are also included. A large gas BBQ is situated on the oceanview patio as well as a propane heater to keep you warm as you are enjoying your coffee. The condo has stylish sofa beds for those unexpected guests. All linen and towels are included and the entry of the condo contains a full sized LG front loading laundry pair. Beach towels and children's toys as well as a selection of movies are located on both sides. The larger two bedroom suite is ID: 256680
  • Paradise on your Doorstep!

    Bowser: Beach style house
    6 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 15 • #30184
    225 to 2,275 CAD/night
    A whole home, away from home, you can share with up to 15 family and friends or a few. Panoramic views, privacy, peace and amenities within walking distance. 177 feet of private beach and continue walking as far as the eye can see. Bald Eagles, Herons, Sea Lions, Seals, Otters, are regular visitors. Relax in the hot tub listening to the waves and wonder at the incredible display of stars. In any season, whether a sun lover, a storm watcher, a birdwatcher or just enjoying a private getaway with friends. We have maximized the views, while providing a comfortable visitor friendly environment.
  • Sproat Lake Living...What

    Sproat Lake: Home
    4 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 12 • #200319
    843 to 843 CAD/night
    Our life long dream can be your memorable getaway. Enjoy our family vacation home as your own in a spacious 2,800 sf of living space and just steps to 90' of lakefront leisure. Four bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, the upper level primary bedroom has a half bath ensuite, 2 large kitchens, 2 dining and living areas with private deck and patio overlooking lake. We rented ourselves on Sproat Lake for several years and have strived to create a relaxing, clean, organized environment where you feel we have put some care and attention into your needs while keeping it comfortable and inviting. We accept Friday to Friday rental during the summer months.
  • Winter in your Own Private

    Parksville: Recreational vehicle house
    Studio • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #263927
    85 to 85 CAD/night  
    Winter in this 5-star RV Resort in December 2022 to mid March 2023 in one of the best winter climates on Vancouver Island. This RV resort contains all the amenities to make your stay in winter memorable. It has large community gathering spots, winter tennis, horseshoes, an outdoor hot tub, and pickleball courts and is next door to the Parksville Community Park which is open year-round. A quick walk to down town Parksville or walk along the huge sandy beach. Mt Washington ski resort is an hour and a half away and hosts the best that Vancouver Island can offer. This treed RV lot is in the well-established section of the resort and can handle any RV 15 years or newer up to 35 ft. Rental includes water and sewer hook-ups and wi-fi is available with cable an option. Hydro is extra. The minimum stay is 14 days with a $250 damage deposit required. This controlled area is provided with a security pass card to access gates and is also adjacent to the large Parksville Community Park and Rathetrevor Provincial Park. The RV park requires an application to secure our spot which we can provide together with park rules and regulations and submit on your behalf. What better way to spend a West Coast Winter than in the best winter climate on Vancouver Island.
  • Beautiful Sproat Lake

    Sproat Lake: House
    2 BDR • 1 Loft • 1 Den • 2 BA • Sleeps 12 • #247631
    429 to 450 CAD/night
    This Vancouver Island vacation rental property on beautiful Sproat Lake, Port Alberni. It represents the idyllic holiday destination. We offer executive Vancouver Island accommodation with every amenity. Situated on a large crystal clean lakefront yet only 7 miles from the ocean. It offers something for all travelers from fishing, whale watching, storm watching to just sitting on a lakefront dock. Travel time from either Vancouver or Victoria is 3-4 hours, and nearby Port Alberni has a small town atmosphere with all the conveniences to ensure a wonderful vacation experience. Bed Setup 1) Loft area contains a king sized bed and a double futon. The futon is seldom used as there's no privacy but can be used for children. There's also a powder room and full shower on this upper floor. 2) Queen bedroom on the main floor 3) Living room on the main floor has a queen sofabed/futon and a single futon. The single futon is for backup, only. Thre is also a full bathroom on the main level, with a soaker tub and shower. 4) Rec room on the lower level contains a pool table and a queen size fold out futon. 5) Bunk room on the lower level has a single over single bunk bed, plus a separate queen size bed. Perfect for families!
  • Idyllic Oceanfront Beach

    Comox: Beach style house
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 5 • #68456
    429 to 500 CAD/night
    180 feet of private low-bank waterfront on the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for exploring sea life at low tide or ocean viewing from the large waterfront deck. Ideally located for day trips in the area. 1 KM to ferry to Denman Island and Hornby Island. 10 minutes to the renowned Kingfisher Resort. 15 minutes to Courtenay/Comox area. 20 minutes to Crown Isle Golf Resort. 10 minutes to historic Cumberland and antique shops. 30 minutes to Mt. Washington. Close to Qualicum Beach, Qualicum Bay, Parksville, and Campbell River. The master suite has wheelchair accessible roll-in shower, and an accessible sink. Entire floor and patios are on one level and completely wheelchair accessible. Ramps in front and rear entries. This property is completely wheelchair accessible. The owner is a wheelchair user and has spent much time and funds to ensure that any obstacles to a wheelchair user have been removed.
  • Beautiful Vacation Home

    Courtenay: Home
    3 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #88308
    136 to 190 CAD/night
    Close to shopping, museums, art galleries, wildlife viewing, golfing, boating, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, white water kayaking and hunting. Fishing across the road in October and November! (Bring your own gear and fishing license.)
  • Large Bright Open New

    Nanoose Bay: Home
    4 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 9 • #223407
    300 to 300 CAD/night
    Beautiful rancher on a private cull-de-sac with acreage. Hardwood floors, open concept, master bedroom with large 4 piece on-suite, walk in closet. Large bedrooms, high ceilings, bbq, biking, fishing & golfing right in the neighbourhood. Fourth room is a den/office, but can be used as a bedroom as a single bed is in there. House can easily sleep more by using the air mattress if needed!

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