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    This beautiful home is a wonderful fusion of its Japanese heritage and the northern European tastes of your hosts, Ania Janaszak and Ingvar Vikan. Stay with us and enjoy the warm, international flavour this will bring to your visit to this “hub” city on supernatural Vancouver Island.

    We are located a block away from the Nanaimo ferry terminal in Departure Bay and close to all of the major transportation links and tours to locations in the mid-island area.

click here to see just how
close we are to the ferry

    We have two beautifully-appointed rooms with private ensuites and sundecks overlooking the waterfront. We are a short walk to kayak rentals, seaplanes, dive charters, and the beautiful seaside walkway along Newcastle Channel to the passenger ferry to Newcastle Island Provincial Park.

    Click on the photos on the right to get a quick taste of the hospitality that awaits you at the Pine and Picket!


The Pine and Picket

Ania and Ingvar
your hosts

A balcony view
of the Marina

Another view of the Pine

Flowers in Spring

Pond in Spring

Front Entrance

Rhodos around the pond

The Cottage

Welcoming stairs

Rhodo garden

Ania's scones

Pond in Summer

Fresh berries in the morning

Fig trees

Street view

The Madagascar Suite

The Guest Lounge

The Provence Suite

Eggs Benedict

Breakfast with your hosts

The dining room

A view from the porch

Provence Suite patio

Our decorative entrance

Ania on the
cover of Essence

Ocean view from
the Pine and Picket

Ingvar and his M38