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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 + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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 but there is an additional small studio space available on the property for larger groups up to 8-9. IF THIS RENTAL IS BOOKED WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT CONDO THAT SLEEPS 6 #901990 on VRBO

Elizabeth John
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • 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), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Architecturally Designed Inlet Waterfront Home- Tofino
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Pretty great

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect spot!! We had the best stay & loved not driving anywhere. Walked to Chestermans to surf, biked to Tofician for coffee & hot tubbed!! Only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My friends and had an amazing time at Blue Heron House. It was very comfortable for six people.

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly situated on the inlet with just a short walk to Chesterman Beach.

We loved the hot tub amongst the trees and made good use of it. The house is nicely decorated and very warm and comfortable.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house to relax in the peaceful setting. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous spot for family fun

  • 5 of 5

We (2 families with kids aged 5 to 9) rented Blue Heron Guest house for Thanksgiving weekend. We could not have chosen a better property or location. The house is beautiful with great facilities (hot tub, fire pit, fully stocked kitchen, spacious, clean, comfortable) and is located minutes from Chesterman Beach in a quiet cul de sac. It is a very pretty spot. I would thoroughly recommend the house for family groups and we would not hesitate to come fact we didn't want to leave! Perfect Thanksgiving weekend of relaxation, good food and fun in a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home base for beautiful Tofino and the Pacific Rim Park

  • 4 of 5

My extended family of 4 adults and 17, 18, and 21 year olds stayed here for 6 days. The house was clean and well equipped, and very comfortable for 6 people. My nephew slept in the living room. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are quite nice and spacious. We loved the hot tub, and there were beautiful old growth trees surrounding the house that made for a magical setting. The short walk down to the edge of the mud flats could be better maintained, the benches at the fire pit are old and wobbly, and the waterfront was overgrown. (With a little more care, it would be a beautiful place to sit and have coffee.). The house is located a few minutes from Tofino and from the Pacific Rim park, it was very convenient to both. Only a 5 to 10 minute walk to beautiful Chesterman Beach was a plus! Overall a nice place to enjoy a piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mary, glad you enjoyed and that you appreciated the old growth cedar trees, our favorites too! Its amazing how quickly that vegetation gets away from you , thankyou for the reminder :) will be on the gardeners list for their next visit! Warm Regards, Elizabeth
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Beautiful space but didn't deliver on everything advertised.

  • 3 of 5

This is a gorgeous property that really let's you embrace the beauty of Tofino! I had to give it a 3/5 because it didn't deliver on everything that was advertised. Our group didn't have a working dishwasher, nor did we have any sea wench soap supplied (so we bought our own), the place didn't seem like it had really been cleaned before our stay, there was a lot of dust in the living room, which is also where the pullout couch is. We found ourselves picking up crayons, and avoiding the fire pit because the benches were all rotten.. which honestly wouldn't have bothered us because overall it was a great place, however we haven't gotten our damage deposit back and considering all the compromises we made, we're left a little confused as to if we will ever get our $200 back. All in all, great place but could use a little more attention.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Niamh for your honesty, we had just made a transition to a new cleaner in May and took her a clean to get into the groove and be reminded to do a deep clean every time. I do appreciate you letting us know and am happy you could enjoy the magical piece of property. Warm Regards, Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tofino Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Chestermans Beach

The owners own a tour company in Tofino offering whalewatching, bearwatching, hotspring tours and Meares Island shuttle. Guests do receive a 15% discount.


Rates & Availability

Tofino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2
Apr 18 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer early
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer End
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $147.98
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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