I have a funky old house overlooking the harbour a few blocks from downtown Nanaimo. Easy strolling distance to the best restaurants in Nanaimo, and a wonderful seawall that stretches along the harbour. You can easily walk to the new Hullo fast ferry.
If you are looking for things like satellite TV, PVR, a hot tub, or a swimming pool, this is definitely NOT the place for you! I do have excellent WiFi, a killer view, a nicely stocked kitchen (and fabulous library), and the most comfortable beds in the city (a double and a single) IMHO. My part of the house is upstairs. Downstairs is a separate suite.
She who rules the house is Eunice, a Mexico city rescue dog who is quite dependent on her morning, afternoon and evening walks (and will probably go less than a block with you.) And will otherwise virtually ignore you, unless you have a treat in your hand.
I'm flexible around departure and arrival. Just want to spend a few days in Vancouver around Dec 3.