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Our Cottage, your west coast getaway

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Tofino House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

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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Our Cottage, your west coast getaway
average rating of 4.451613 based on 32 reviews
Gabriola BC

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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comfortable but very dark

  • 3 of 5

Nice to be able to use the boots and raincoats. Lots of movies and games.

The beds were a little narrow for two people.A room with two single beds would be better than two double beds with one in an alcove on the floor.

Location to downtown was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house for two weeks with a friend. We had a wonderful time! Quiet area but close to Tonquin Beach and a very short walk into town. We even picked wild blackberries from around the house to have in our pancakes in the morning. I enjoyed how forested the property is with the open rock race right beside the porch. I had the balcony attached to my room so having my tea out there in the mornings was very enjoyable. It definitely felt like home while I was staying there and my bed was super comfy. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was amazing. There was really clean and well equipped, like cooking utensils, entertainments and bath tools, for staying. Also, the owner always replied quickly and gave information when I asked, which was helpful for me. If I came to Tofino next time, I would rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fully equipped for a great family getaway! Walking distance to beach and town.

  • 4 of 5

We fully enjoyed our stay and so did our dogs! Great home, comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. We literally walked everywhere except when we went surfing. Great shops and restaurants in town. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Well laid out space

  • 4 of 5

We had 6 adults and 2 children stay and found the place very comfortable for our needs. Communication with the owners was very easy and timely. While the place is not right on a beach, it's well located in relation to the town, and you are paying a lot less. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that I found the place somewhat dark - it's surrounded by trees so does not get a lot of light. And I did wish the place had a hot tub, sigh, but you can't have everything. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Tofino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Storm Watching Winter Season
Sep 15 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
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 $112
Pet Fee $19
Refundable damage deposit $112

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Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

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