Ultra-rare, semi-waterfront rancher in desirable Lower Lantzville. This island paradise is tucked away on an idyllic lane across the street from the waterfront & steps from a protected lowbank beach. Located on a large corner lot surrounded by lush gardens & no-thru roads, this home is an ideal place for children. Inside, the updated 2 bed, 2 bath home could easily be converted to 3 beds & would be an ideal vacation rental when not in use. Beautifully finished, the home offers both heated slate & hand-scraped maple floors, solid alder kitchen cabinets & interior doors, & luxurious bathrooms including a soaker tub. The sunny kitchen offers a customizable layout with a moveable island & easy access to the gorgeous gardens & shady rear patio for alfresco meals. A true destination property, this special home feels miles away from the world, but is just minutes from Nanaimo's many amenities, including ferries & seaplanes to the mainland.