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Heron's Perch - Romantic Cottage on Chesterman Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 6- 4 adults, 2 kids. Roll out of bed, onto to the Beach

Please Note: Between January 2017- March 2017 there will be renovations occurring in the garage space below the cottage. We are offering 50% off the regular low season rate for this inconvenience and promise to not start too early or go too late. The construction of the cabin is old school and so sound doesn't travel very easily and the entire orientation of the view is to the beach and ocean and won't be interrupted by those working below:)

Once the renovation are done - there will be a hot/cold outdoor shower, hot tub and a larger deck with a fire pit:) This will be for your exclusive use. There will also be an extra unit downstairs with another bedroom, pull out sofa and full bath, which can be rented separately, but allows families or couples to travel together, but have a some private space to retreat to. It will be available May 1st. Let us know if you would like to rent it in the request as it doesn't yet have its own listing.

There will also be a small studio for a local caretaker. Tofino has instated a law requiring vacation renters to provide local housing which is wonderful as it will protect the texture and fabric of the community. We have designed it such that everyones privacy is protected and if anything the romance of the cottage will be amplified:))

The Cottage description as it is now-

Sleep to the sounds of the ocean waves, wake to the smell of old growth forest and the ability to step right onto the stunning Chesterman beach that will give you hours of exploring pleasure, has Canada's best surfing and is rimmed in dramatic Mountains.

The cottage strikes the perfect balance of having the inspiring expanse of shifting light, and horizon, and dramatic sunsets, with being cozy and embracing.

The bed is super comfortable with down pillows and down comforter. There is a pillow top for those who want a little bit more comfort there is also a fabulous sofa that doubles as a 2nd queen bed. it is firm rather than being a lumpy spring pull out. There is another down comforter under the window seats; which kids absolutely adore sleeping in, as they feel like they are in a tree house.

You can make a fire right on the beach, walk across the sand to the famous Wikininnish Inn to enjoy their world class dinning or indulge yourself at the Ancient cedars Spa.

There are great board games, and comfy reading chairs where you can watch the bald eagles and whales. There are few spots right on the beach as romantic as Herons Perch. We hope to make your stay a treasure of a memory.

More Details

Marjorie (manager) or Catherine (owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Marjorie (manager) or Catherine (owner)

My name is Catherine and I am the new steward of this delightful cottage. I will do everything I can to ensure the quality of service and care the last owner provided so that the cottage may continue to be enjoyed by everyone.

I have an ally who lives in Tofino called Marjorie who will be available should you need anything to make your stay more comfortable or to answer your questions about how to get the most out of your stay.

Marjorie (manager) or Catherine (owner) purchased this cottage in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so pleased that we were able to contribute to such a special celebration. We look forward to your next stay.
Oct 2016
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Tofino Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels and wash cloths are provided. There will be enough bath towels for each guest in the rental, plus a few extras. I have found it wasteful to stock Heron's Perch with single use soaps, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Please bring your own. The water pressure is good.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a down comforter. In the living room, there is a futon couch which sleeps 2 adults comfortably, also with a down comforter. You can see from the pictures, there are window seats - bancos in the living room and bedroom which are wonderful for lounging, but also super fun for children to sleep on. There are enough pillows, but the bancos have no sheets and therefore you should bring your own sleeping bags or blankets for them if the children want to sleep there.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Heron's Perch - Romantic Cottage on Chesterman Beach!
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 42 reviews

Location location location

  • 3 of 5

Bright and beautiful location, we enjoyed our morning coffees and evening dinners with a view of the ocean. The bed was a tad hard for my liking, so I ended up on the sofa, the fridge was very loud, but the noise came and went. Well stocked, we made all our meals in the kitchen. What a bonus we were able to bring our little fur babies, who enjoyed our beach walks and the private back garden . Overall I would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heron's Perch (aka: Paradise)

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Perch is perfectly located on the beautiful setting know as Chesterman Beach. Splendid views, long walks on the beach and West coast storm watching. The cottage is wonderfully outfitted and we lacked nothing. Our stay was relaxing and provided us with the opportunity to check out some of the local eateries. Highly recommend Heron's Perch.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So nice we are staying there twice

  • 5 of 5

I hesitated on giving this property an amazing review. Not because I didn't love it, but because I know that once someone reads this review it will become more difficult to book this little slice of paradise.

Upon arrival you don't ever want to leave, the sound of the ocean, the coziness of the cottage, and the magic that is Tofino. The cottage is exactly as pictured, the views are amazing, and the proximity to the beach is one of the best parts. Being able to walk out in the morning and enjoy your tea on the beach about 20 steps from the front door makes this the selling point of the cottage for me.

We loved this place so much that we booked it again for two months later. The only wish I have is that it is a two bedroom, so we could bring someone else to enjoy this beautiful getaway.

The cottage is very central to all activities in Tofino and about a 7 minute drive from the downtown shops. We did a one big grocery shop for the week, and loved cooking in the kitchen which is fully stocked with all that you need. If you don't feel like cooking, there are so many delicious places within 3 minutes. We even ordered delivery using scoot n aboot from the Wildside Grill.

I cannot say enough good things about this property, and I am counting down the days until we return.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the love. The cottage really appreciates it!! And soon soon there will indeed be a 2nd bedroom:)
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  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay in this cute house again I love how secluded it was, felt right at home, very accommodating and cozy, the fireplace came quite handy as we were there for storm watching, we loved driving to Tofino and ,Ucluelet, Cox Bay was worth going to because of all the surfers but Chesterman Bay has a beautiful beach to walk up and down on, there were many locals surfing there too! I definitely would come back and stay at Herons Perch.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, convenient

  • 4 of 5

Our only disappointment was that 3/4 kitchen pot lights were burned out. Couldn't find any replacements on site and local managers did not replace during our stay. We did stay one extra night owing to a highway closure and local manager was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I spent our honeymoon at Heron's Perch and can't say enough about the property and its proximity to the beach and town. It's a perfect home base for a stay in Tofino. Our check-in and check-out was stress free and we found the cottage in excellent order. Thank you for giving us a wonderful memory in Tofino!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage is a private house located on a one half acre Right on North Chesterman Beach, which gets the longest sunset light. It is a world famous beach for its uninterrupted hard packed sand, mountains and world class surfing (it was the home of the entire Cold Water Classic Canada in 2010.)

Whether you're looking to catch your first green or you're a hot shot surfer this is a good beach to ride Tofino waves. You'll find all levels of surfers here and like all the Tofino beaches, there's lots of room for everyone. Stretch out in the afternoon sun and stay until sunset. Dogs run free and you can have a fire right on the beach. The stars come all the way down to the ocean.

Walking South towards the lighthouse and around the point you'll find South Chesterman Beach South Chesterman Beach perfect for surfing and often a good place for beginners, although you'll also find the experts there riding the waves. South Chesterman Beach can be a good place for the family to get into the water, there's lots of space for everyone to take that magical first surf ride or catch a wave on a boogie board. Bring a picnic and make a day of it.

Tofino itself is a wonder with its rich flora, fauna. It is where the whales play and you can take a zodiac into the inlet and watch black bears forage for shellfish along the shore. There is a lot of information in the cottage to introduce you to the fabulous adventures you can have and the incredible food that can be enjoyed. My favourite is Wolf in the Fog - which also just got voted best new restaurant in Canada:) You can rent bikes and surf boards while picking up excellent tacos just at the end of the road which is a 5 min walk. Everything in Tofino is close, easy and accessible, but waking up to the ocean view and the sound of the surf feeds the soul in a way that most of us have forgotten.

Hiking Trails

The Pacific Rim National Park offers many hiking trails through old-growth forest. Many of these trails are on boardwalk to protect the forest floor and take you either deep into the forests or down to secluded beaches. There's even one through a mystical bog. Closer to Curious Cove Guest House you may walk down to view the Tofino mudflats which is bursting with migratory birds, shore birds, ospreys, otters, seals and a beautiful view to famous Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound.

Shops and Tours

A short bike ride, a bit longer walk or a quick drive away is the village of Tofino. There you will find a vibrant community centre with whale watching tours, bear watching cruises, kayaking and surf shops, restaurants and cafés, galleries and book shops. The village is a perfect size for strolling through, looking in shop windows and seeing what makes this little town so picture perfect. Could it be the eagles nesting out front, the sunset from first dock, the boats in the harbour or the float homes glowing in the sunshine?

A perfect massage is a great way to end a long day of fishing or surfing at the Tofino Sacred Stone Spa. Be sure to book your treatments in advance as they are based upon availability.

Tofino means to fall in Love

If you come once; you will come again:)


Rates & Availability

Tofino Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Renno Rate
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sun Waxing
Mar 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sun Waning
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
US Thanks giving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sun Waxing 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Jun 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sun Waning 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $187
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

There is a 30-day cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled with more than 30 days notice will have their deposit refunded, less a $75 cancellation fee. If you cancel with less than 30 days notice the entire cost of the rental will be forfeited. Early departure does not warrant any refund of fees paid.

Heron's Perch is professionally cleaned after each guest, but you are still required to leave your rental in the approximate condition that you found it.

Return all furniture, appliances, beds, etc., to their original location
Place all soiled towels in the bathtub or shower. Do not strip the bed linens.
Clean dishes in the drying rack are acceptable
Place garbage and recycling in the provided containers - never leave outside.

If your rental requires additional cleaning above and beyond the normal time allotted, your credit card will be charged an additional fee of $30/hour, per cleaner, plus tax, for the extra housekeeping required.


Upon your departure, we will assess for any damage and/or missing items. These items include, but are not limited to:

The property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear
Linens, towels, and bedding stained or missing
Carpet, wood/tile floor stains
Kitchen counter and appliances
Interior walls, windows, and window coverings
Breakage, theft, or any other damage
If any deficiencies have been found, your credit card will be charged to recover the costs.
There is a $30 lost or not returned key fee.

Guests are welcome to smoke outside, but please dispose of cigarette butts properly.
There will be a $500 cleaning fee if you’ve smoked in your unit.


The individual making/paying for the reservation for the rental shall also be responsible for the conduct of all other persons in/on the rental, during their stay- whether a member of their party or not.

Lost & Found
We will do our best to contact you and hold items for 30 days. If requested, items will be returned at your expense.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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