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Our Cottage, your west coast getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, two bathroom, custom cottage in Tofino, with Mountain Views

Our cottage in the Resort Municipality of Tofino is nestled in a quiet residential area, only minutes walk to the town centre and all its amenities, and only minutes from the pristine beaches at Tonquin Park and Bay.

Our home has been constructed to the highest environmental standards, utilizing timber from sustainably managed forests, insulated using the highest R value available. The solid wood flooring is BC grown, harvested and processed, it is a mix of Fir and Larch from Wynndel near Creston. To conserve water our bathrooms are fitted with efficient dual-flush low-flow toilets and 'on demand' hot water system.

Our home is nestled amongst a forest of veteran red cedar trees, the understory a rich mosaic of species (including Pacific yew) true to our beliefs we have sought innovative ways to co-exist with nature and minimize our ecological footprint on this pristine landscape.

Our cottage is truly a home away from home. We try to keep the kitchen stocked with day to day essentials, like salt, pepper, flour, coffees, teas, foil, clingwrap, so you don't have to buy and bring every single thing you might need. We provide beach and bath towels - and old towels for wiping off a happy dog after a run on the beach!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Mark

We bought the lot in 2003 and started building our cottage ourselves in 2008. We are both professional foresters, self confessed tree huggers and we love the westcoast for the pristine wilderness, temperate rainforest and miles of sandy beaches.

Mark purchased this house in 2003

Why Mark chose Vancouver Island

We hope you enjoy your experience at our home away from home....

Please take nothing but memories

Leave nothing but footprints

Kill nothing but time.

What makes this house unique

The Resort municipality of Tofino built a new trail less than 100 yards from the front door which takes you to Tonquin Bay and along a scenic cliff top walk with beautiful vista's and stunning sunsets, eventually this coastal trail will take you all the way to Mackenzie beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for letting us stay at your Tofino home. We had a great time and the weather was great. Had a good feed of mussels too.:)
Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tofino Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
206 Kilometres
Nanaimo BC Ferries, Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Long Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Pacific Rim Highway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
211 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Tonquin Bay
Car: recommended

Hot Springs Cove, whale watching, surfing, Pacific Rim National Park


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Our Cottage, your west coast getaway
average rating of 4.48 based on 51 reviews

Fabulous quiet home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and relaxing property for our extended family. Perfect home base to explore the town and the nearby beaches. Comfortable, clean, and homey with a well supplied kitchen. Nothing fancy but worked beautifully for our cabin in the woods.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed for a great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location not too far a walk to town and close toTonquin beach which is stunning.

It’s homely, well stocked with towels, kitchen equipment, everything you need really to feel at home.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The stay at this home was fantastic! So close to everything :)

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely home from home thank you

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed inside. towels were plentiful, great videos available, great location close to the beach.Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Tofino Home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean home with everything you need, updated kitchen and bathrooms and within walking distance of downtown Tofino. Mark and Sara are extremely helpful and excellent communicators, even warning us about a major road closure on the day of our departure. We were so grateful that they allowed our little dog to join us for this vacation. My only wish would be for a larger bed in at least one of the bedrooms. I would easily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

This place has room for a large group of folks.

This is not a luxury stay - towels are old, beds are uncomfortable.

It is well equipped with everything you need and is located right in Tofino.

It was great to have access to movies and music.

Communication back and forth was easy. We had no issues accessing the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Respectfully Our cottage is not advertised as a luxury stay it's simply offered as "our cottage" a home away from home, which is affordably priced because we want regular people to be able to afford the chance to enjoy Tofino where hotels and the majority accommodation is out of reach for many families. Our cottage as you say is well equipped and we provide a large supply of freshly laundered towels for guests to use either in the home or at the beach, hot springs or during other activities. Our beds are fitted with new mattresses and majority guests find them comfortable but we do realize that different people have different taste/requirements for comfort in bed even between partners and we apologize if the comfort Of our beds did not meet with your expectations on this occasion. Meanwhile we are glad you enjoyed the amenities, facilities and even our movies and music. Respectfully yours Mark & Sara
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $119.86
Pet Fee $19.98
Cleaning Fee per visit up to a maximum of a week $119.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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