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Cozy Creative Heron House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4 total

Heron House is the perfect getaway for a couple traveling alone or with family and friends. Property is centrally located on bike and walking path between village of Tofino and world class beaches. Cottage is nestled amongst soaring cedars on 1.5 private acres on Tofino Inlet. Relax on the deck surrounded by your own private gardens, light a fire in the outdoor fire pit or cozy up with a book by the fire inside creative interior.

Spectacular west coast setting Heron House gives you comfort in style and a perfect base for those looking for something private and original.

Please note the HomeAway and VRBO site will often quote you in US funds when in fact the rate is in Canadian funds. You can get correct pricing if you click on the flag at top of the HomeAway page that will convert pricing from US funds to your currency.

Rental complies with Tofino Bylaw License Number 20180549

More Details

Pat Robertson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Pat Robertson

Hopefully I have succeeded in providing for others the same experience I am looking for when searching for a unique and lovely holiday experience.

Pat Robertson purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Pat Robertson chose Tofino

It is my honor and a privilege to be the gatekeeper of this beautiful piece of property for many years. Sharing with others allows you to experience the unique and wonderful spirit of the Pacific Northwest. After a days adventure the cottage is your home away from home.

What makes this cottage unique

Cozy, creative and private with lovely views out of all windows into lush west coast gardens and soaring cedars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so sad that we have to move to different accommodation here in Tofino. This is such a sweet house. Our family enjoyed the fire pit (smores), grilled salmon we actually caught and cooked on the grill outside, rode bikes up and down the bike path to get gelato and chocolates. This place is awesome. Wish we could stay longer!
Jul 2011
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Tofino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests: 4 guests maximum. This will be adhered to without exceptions according to Tofino bylaw. Registered guests use only permitted.
  • Quiet time between 10 pm and 8 am as sound travels like crazy and we like our neighbors :-)
  • Sorry no pets or smoking
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , antique soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , off deck
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
  • Comfy tempur-pedic twin extra long beds and luxury latex queen size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Everything you need to relax awaits you in this blend of rustic meets artistic and creative. Full kitchen and living room, barbecue, lush towels, hairdryer. Listen to the radio, watch a movie, play a board game or read a good book by the gas fireplace. When its time to sleep enjoy the queen size cozy latex bed with luxury linens or twin extra long tempur-pedic mattresses. Main floor bathroom has antique clawfoot tub, second floor has shower, outdoor hot shower off the deck. Outdoor fire pit in warmer months. Wood can be purchased in the village.


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Cozy Creative Heron House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Quirky, cosy, rustic cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this cabin. Great location - close to town and beaches. Well-equipped. Lots of thoughtful, practical touches and perfect for unwinding. Booking and check-in processes really simple. Would highly rcommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in Heron House Jan despite the swing in weather! Nice the first eve and then swung to pouring rain. Soooooo west coast :-) Safe travels back home
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A perfect trip to Tofino

  • 5 of 5

The Heron House was a key part of our fabulous trip to Tofino. The location was excellent, easy biking distance to the beaches, town and the Wildside commercial area. Nestled in a cedar grove, the house is private and quiet. Walking down to the sound with a cup of coffee was a great way to start the morning. Pat is a good communicator and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure sharing with you and look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stay in Heron House for a week in January. We had only planned to stay four nights and ended up staying six because we loved the house and Tofino so much! It was perfect for two people and would be great for a few close friends or a family. The house was well-stocked with kitchen utensils, food staples, puzzles and games, books, and movies. Loved soaking in the claw foot tub after surfing or hiking, and then sitting in front of the fire with a pint of Tofino brew.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tofino Airport
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Duke Point or Nanaimo
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

World class beaches nearby

Great biking from property

Located on walking/biking path that leads to village one way and beaches the other way.

Paddle Boarding and Kayaking nearby

Art galleries

Whale watching

Botanical Gardens next door

Walk to the fun Tofino Brewery 10 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $235.09
Tax Rate 5.0%

Canadian Holidays include Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and New Years are 250.00 per nt and require a 3 night minimum. Christmas Season is Dec 22 to Jan 1.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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