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Our Cottage, your west coast getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill


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:
May 21, 2017

About Mark

We bought the lot in 2003 and started building our cottage 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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Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Our Cottage, your west coast getaway
average rating of 4.4722223 based on 37 reviews

Great Location

  • 3 of 5

Well located and well equipped. Great deck and BBQ.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely space

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this lovely, spacious cottage and had a great time. Loved the stroll into town and proximity to bakery, gallery, and the like. Mark and Sara sent us detailed, useful information and responded to all our messages promptly. We'd happily rent this cottage again on a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house nestled into the rainforest! Perfect getaway close to town and the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a fabulous stay in your beautiful home! We couldn't have found a better place to stay, everything was wonderful. Our group went to the Mermaid Masquerade as part of Tofino Oyster Festival. The cottage is a short walk into town for the event. The next day we enjoyed another short walk to Sobos for an amazing meal. The path to Tonquin beach/industrial way was lovely as well!

The house is perfectly equipped with kitchen ware and a stereo, everything we needed! We were very comfortable and enjoyed a relaxing evening. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing Space!

  • 5 of 5

This place is really beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. It was super clean when we arrived. There were lots of clean towels and everything we needed to cook and clean ourselves. This place is also very close to the beach and downtown Tofino. Despite it being near downtown Tofino is still felt like a secluded Cabin experience. This place will be a mainstay for future Tofino trips.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, cozy cottage in an awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us booked last minute after another reservation fell through and the owners were very accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to our friends and family!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, comfortable house close to town

  • 4 of 5

We have rented this house for the second time and especially like the location on a quiet street. Shops and restaurants are at walking distance and the trail to Tonquin beach is around the corner.

The house is clean and has everything we needed, we didn't cook because of all the great seafood to be had in Tofino but everything is there for meal preparation. The couches are comfortable to rest after long walks on the different beaches.

The house is a bit dark because it is surrounded by trees and the large deck is very shady, so outside of the hottest months it is too cool to sit outside. For us this is not a problem because we are out most of the day.

Mark is very quick to respond to booking requests and questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tonquin beach
"Quiet secluded beach with rock pools and a lovely walk (5 minutes) from our cottage through ..."
chesterman beach
"Lovely walks, sand dollars, driftwood and sunsets"
Schooner Restaurant
"Great meals, great value, great service and only a 5 minutes walk from our cottage"
Meares Island Big Trees Trail
"get there by kayak or boat, and walk in the big trees of the westcoast temperate rainforests"
Long Beach
"Definitely a long beach, walk for miles, fresh air, healthy living and if your lucky you may..."
Wild Pacific Trail
"Be prepared for any weather, and blow the city cobwebs away on this clifftop trail, stunning..."
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


Rates & Availability

Tofino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak/Spring/Summer Season
Apr 4 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Storm Watching/Winter Season
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee per visit up to a maximum of a week $109.77
Refundable damage deposit $109.77
Pet Fee $18.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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