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Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-7

*VRBO lists all rates in USD- please go to rate page and click on Canadian flag for CAD or go to HomeAway. We have a 2 night minimum stay requirement in the winter, holidays are a 3 night and summer is a 7 night*

Beautiful, private 3 bedroom vacation rental with hot tub, jetted tub and 2 full bathrooms within a 5 minute walk to South Chesterman Beach.

1 king bdrm, 1 queen bdrm and 1 bdrm with single over double bunkbed, fridge, stove, microwave, washer, dryer, fireplace outside shower with a large hot tub on very private deck.


Owner
Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle

Brian and Julie completed construction on this vacation rental in June of 2006. Built by themselves, it was created to provide a comfortable lodging for family and friends when they come to visit in Tofino. It has proven to be extremely well liked by numerous groups and always has repeat guests.

Why Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle chose Vancouver Island

The Abalone Inn is situated on an amazing 2 acre property that is completely surrounded by trees which makes it very private but still very close to the beach. You feel like your in your own little paradise here surrounded by ancient cedars. Still lots of sun on deck and you can here the surf.

What makes this house unique

The Abalone has beautiful fir logs supporting the ceiling which were salvaged and milled by Brian and Julie. The ceilings are cedar tung and groove and the floor is solid hardwood.

There is a beautiful large jetted tub in the master bathroom to provide that spa- like atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Julie, it was great dealing with you and arranging everything for our weekend. The place was great for 6 people, the location being steps away from the beach was perfect and being so close to everything one would need. Great to be close to surf, rental shops, coffee shops and restaurants.

Loved the hot tub and the kitchen had everything we needed. 2 bathrooms!! One with soaker, excellent!! Being nestled in the forest provided the perfect getaway. Thank you for everything,

Jen
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • We will not tolerate loud noise or music past 10pm. We live her on the same property and do not want our neighbors or other guests disturbed.
  • No oils, soap, bubble bath or sand in the hottub. Please shower prior. The floating dispenser is there to keep the tub clean. Leave it in the tub
  • Max 2 pets. Not allowed on furniture or bedding. Do not leave your pets unattended in our rental. Pick up after your pets inside and out.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs beside large bathroom with soaker tub
    Queen Bedroom - 1 king , Downstairs across the hall from 2nd bathroom
    Bunkbed room - 1 bunk bed , Single over double bunkbed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 36 reviews
5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Julie's place in Tofino...everyone you could ask for! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice house set in the woods with lots of privacy

  • 4 of 5

Booking the house with Julie was very straightforward and quick. Directions were easy and the house itself was terrrific. Set in the woods a short distance from the owners house which wasn't visible and we had all the privacy we needed. An easy stroll to Chesterman beach and short drive into Tofino. Everything in the house was was clean and ready for our arrival.

Downstairs toilet had a small problem which was fixed as soon as we pointed it out to Julie. All in all a great spot for a family stay

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Creek, BC
5

It was exactly as advertised - quiet, secluded modern house well equipped, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the accommodations. Couches in living room and beds very comfortable, kitchen well equipped, bathrooms modern,, hot tub on deck very enjoyable. Very quiet and secluded yet close to highway and beach and not far away from stores. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy home around the corner from the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Location of this house is fantastic and a fraction of the cost of an ocean front but literally so close it took me longer to load my kids in the car then to walk the 2 minutes to the beach!

The house was fully stocked of everything you could need and more!

I didn't meet the hosts but they were great at communicating and very kind.

The boardgames and hot tub were the icing on the cake for my family and perfect for down time and rainy day breaks.

We will definitely be back on our next island vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
5

Wonderful surf spot

  • 5 of 5

We were in Tofino for a week in April. My two adult children are avid surfers and they surfed once or twice a day. Chesterman beach is very close and a busy surf spot. The beach is glorious and great for walking. I actually walked the beach once in my bare feet. Only once as I nearly froze. The house is perfect and has everything that you need for a wonderful stay. The hot tub was well used by all four of us. The kitchen is will equipped and has all the pots and pans that you need to cook a big meal. The house is well set up for surfers with an outdoor, hot shower. The kids put on their wetsuits and took a hot shower then went to the beach with a wetsuit full of hot water. Tempers the shock a bit. The weather is typical of a rain forest, however, we did see some sun. Rain, rain and more rain. The rain did not seem to bother the surfers. I highly recommend this place it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

exactly what we needed in a forest getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay in this simple cozy home super close to the beach! complete seclusion surrounded by glowing green forest made us feel right at home. It was super clean and no frills, but had everything we needed, which is great when you have kids, we've stayed in fancy homes before that are lovely, but uncomfortable. This place you could move right in and make it your own. The beds were so cozy, the outdoor shower a treat! Easy access to town, to beach and hosts were great communicating before and during our stay. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

beautiful beaches, excellent hiking, Pacific Rim National Park, whale, bear, wolf and couger watch and tours

surf lessons, kayak rentals and guided tours, bird watching

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Rates & Availability

Tofino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre Summer
May 22 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$241
Fri,Sat
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rates
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$293
$1,921
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$768
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Rates 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$241
Fri,Sat
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Remebrance Weekend
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,614
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$201
From
$220
Fri,Sat
$1,281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.75%

Rates are in Canadian dollars. GST is 5% and an additional 3.5% booking fee for a total of 8.5% will be added to the nightly rate.
Rates are based on 6 people- we will accept up to 1 additional person only, at a rate of $30 per stay. We will not accept any more than 7 guests at any time.
Holidays are a minimum 3 ngt and a rate of $350.00
Christmas break beginning on the Friday prior and up to and including Jan 1st is $350.00 per night and a 3 night stay.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
If cancellation occurs prior to the 30 days of arrival there will be a small fee of $3.5% charged.
If cancellation occurs within 15 and 29 days of arrival you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid if we are able to rebook all of the dates you cancelled.
If cancellation occurs within 14 days of arrival there will be no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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