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Architecturally Designed Inlet Waterfront Home- Tofino

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms ,2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Blueheron Guest House is a 3 bedroom custom built home overlooking Jensens Bay in Tofino. Exceptional wood detailing, skylights, vaulted ceilings, down duvets, private hot tub and gas fireplace.

An inlet waterfront retreat situated on 1.5 acres overlooking Jensens Bay directly across from South Chestermans Beach. Jensens Bay is a bird and nature lovers sanctuary. Its a fascinating intertidal zone with the changing of the tides every 6 hours, a constant ebb and flow into Browning Passage. Often with the water out of the bay you can watch in the distance a bear or lone wolf forage across the flats. There is a small cedar deck on a grassy knoll at waters edge perfectly situated to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning dawn. Its also a perfect vantage point for sighting eagles, herons, murganzers, osprey and many other interesting species of birds. Huge oldgrowth cedars compliment the property, some you will see in the house recreated into majestic posts and beams. Chestermans Beach is ideally located across the road for surfing, beachfires (seasonally), beach combing, dogwalks or simply enjoying an early evenng stroll to watch an amazing west coast sunset. There is a small complex withing walking distance for groceries, movies, yoga, surf rentals, fish and chips(Wildside Grill), great coffee/espresso(The Tofitian) and chocolate .....Tofino style Yum! The Town of Tofino is a short drive in (5 Klm) so a car would be ideal to have with you. This rental is perfect for a quiet retreat or family get together - ideally suited for 6 guests. Please contact us for additional rental options.

Elizabeth John
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Elizabeth John

The Blue Heron House is owned and managed by Elizabeth John and Ken Thomson, business owners in Tofino.

Elizabeth John purchased this house in 2003

Why Elizabeth John chose Vancouver Island

The property was purchased as a raw piece of land in 2003. Chosen for its unique private position on a point of land overlooking Jensens Bay. The huge oldgrowth cedars were preserved as much as possible and what had to be removed for a building site were all used in the post and beam construction of the house. The house rental and studio were placed to be completely separate and private from each other.

What makes this house unique

Private, quiet, beautiful inlet views, eagles, osprey, herons and a plethora of other birdlife. A great place to get out of the westerly wind and enjoy the sunshine plus right across from CHESTERMANS BEACH!


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2),, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Architecturally Designed Inlet Waterfront Home- Tofino
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
Columbia, MD

Great family vacation property

  • 5 of 5

Natural, rustic, comfortable, gorgeous setting, secluded yet near everything, a great place for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

A perfect location for our stay! Central to all beaches and just a short drive in to Tofino. We loved relaxing in the hot tub under the stars and bird watching on the deck in the morning. The bbq was great to have a meal at home and the kitchen was well equipped. Comfortable beds and a quiet location made our stay very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Laura, we are so happy you stayed with us and were able to enjoy all the splendors of Tofino! Kind Regards Elizabeth
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New England, USA

Lovely Family Stay

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed this property. The proximity to expansive natural beauty cannot be beat. Amazing setting! The layout of the space works well, too.

I would recommend taking down some of the posted signage in the kitchen, as it makes the tone of the house less welcoming. The size of the pans in the kitchen aren't really sufficient for cooking for many families and could do with some updating.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your feedback.... I will definitely have a look in the kitchen and replace the pots and pans , they were actually replaced quite recently but perhaps not the right combination. Warm regards Elizabeth
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Great place with a lovely hot tub and outdoor fire pit.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay for a vacation in Tofino. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Location was awesome. Hot tub was great after a surf session. All in all, highly recommended. Will be staying again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitecourt, AB, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation! Very peaceful property! Beds were super comfy and it felt like home away from home for 4 days :) It was so nice to walk to Chesterman (3min)! Hot tub was fantastic and well used by us. We will for sure rent the Blue Heron House again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tofino Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Chestermans Beach
Car: recommended

The whalewatching and hotsprings tours are a great adventure to try as well surfing! Many tour operators offer this in Tofino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $156.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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