2 acres +of dry camping space in the center of Vancouver Island close to beaches and surfing area great fishing saltwater and fresh lots to do and see
Great Highway access
Most of the time should confirm first
Sandy has a dry sense of humour and almost made us believe we had the wrong place before he relented and made us welcome. Otherwise we did not have a lot of interaction. He is a strong supporter of Boondockers and one of the charter members.
We decided to check out Vancouver Island and realized on the evening ferry that we never made any reservations. Checked trusty ol’ BDW and found Sandy’s place, a bit north of the Nanaimo ferry terminal. He got back to us before the end of the ferry ride and approved our last minute stay for three nights, whew! It was after dark when we arrived and we set up and chatted with our host for a bit. Next morning we chatted more and were given some advice of sights to see. A good jumping off point for a Tofino or mid island adventuring. Wonderful couple! Thanks for hosting us, especially last minute.
This is a good location to explore Vancouver Island with many amazing parks within 2 hours driving. We really appreciated Sandy allowing us to arrive a day early when our plans changed. The spot where we parked was quiet and had easy access. We recommend this location.
This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and was quite pleasant. The hosts were very nice, directed us to local activities and sightseeing locations and then just left us on our own to do our own thing. They have a very pleasant dog that greets you when as you come and go, he just wanders up, accepts a quick pat, and wanders away.
This was my first experience with BW.
As the description, Sandy place are realy nice and what a smart guys.
Thanks you for your last minute help.
Yoann et la famille Paul
We enjoyed our time making a connection with this couple and heartily recommend them as great hosts. They were helpful in more ways than we could hope to expect. Beautiful peaceful environment to overnight. Many thanks!
Great hosts that provided good info regarding boondocking on Vancouver Island.
Thanks to the info we got to see an excellent sand sculptures exhibition in town.
Sandy is a great guy, very welcoming. Quiet location, had a great sleep.
Sandy welcomed us even without getting a reminder notice, hence we were unexpected.
He let us pick a spot of our choice to set up. He has a large property surrounded by high trees which provide shade late in the day. We were visited briefly both days by a quiet, calm and friendly dog. The location is great, just outside of town. We slept well and listened to the sounds of nature in the morning and at night. Sandy welcomes many people to his property.
Plenty of room and helpful with a few of my RV troubles.
It was a pleasure to meet Sandy and stay on Sandys property. He gave us many helpful hints for us as newbies.
Sandy sits at the hub many tourist destinations and therefore has many guests come through and graciuously accomodates us.
He is an absolute asset to this community.
Stayed at this host's property for one night, very quiet location...nice and accommodating hosts ...would definitely stay here again.
Our hosts were very helpful in sharing their knowledge of the Island with us. They were very generous and gave us wonderful suggestions of areas to visit. They're very kind people and we would love to visit them again in the future. We highly recommend them.
It was nice to meet Sandy, he was very helpful with his directions and was waiting to help me park and hook up. He showed me around his place. That was interesting to see all he is working on. I wish him good luck with the operation that he will be getting next week. Thank you Sandy for your candid conversation on many things,Your hospitality, Your kind wishes on my trip.
You were a good host and I am sure many others would enjoy staying at your location.
Thank you again.
Thanks for hosting us, Sandy!
It was nice meeting you and we had a pleasant stay. We enjoyed your friendly and relaxed vibe.
As your place was just a mile or so away from where we had a presentation to take in, it was perfect for a late evening boondock!
Happy trails until we meet again.
Fran and Dave
Sidney and Jasmine are perfect hosts - they did everything to make us feel comfortable! Besides giving us power, water & Wi-Fi, they invited us in for having dessert with them and as if that wouldn't be enough, Sidney helped us repairing our Camper. Their location is perfect as "base camp" from where you easily could reach Tofino, as well as destinations in the north and south of the island. They made us feel that comfortable that we spent 4 nights at their place and we'd love to visit them again and again... Thank you for your amazing hospitality! Take care you two and hope to see you soon as soon as we're settled again!
Sandy and his wife were great hosts and made me feel welcome. I enjoyed talking with them. I hope that someday in the future they can visit with me. Nice area to visit and I would certainly visit them again if were in the area.
We stayed with Sandy two nights and had a very good experience on the island, we where made to fell like home in a nice place of the world.