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Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

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.

Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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,

Sep 2013
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 28 reviews

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Love the house and location was perfect as well. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place! Very private

  • 5 of 5

We liked the seclusion of the property, large nice house, easy to cook and enjoy dinners.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, private and convenient stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this house with four adults and three small kids. The house is comfortable, clean and well appointed. The hosts are right next door if you need anything, but the rental home itself is private and secluded in the woods. Julie and Brian obviously put a lot of thought into the small details that make this a great place to stay! Very convenient to the beach (walkable!) and into town.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well appointed, comfortable, great location

  • 4 of 5

Extremely clean and comfortable accommodations - terrific location just a few minutes walk from Chesterman Beach. The hot tub is a great addition. Really enjoyed our stay - it was great. Very private as well. A little piece of grass would be nice to relax on but highly recommend this peaceful place. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful oasis close to Chesterman's Beach

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away close to Chesterman's Beach, this modern property offers a beautiful and peaceful oasis for a family. There is plenty of room for six people in the large kitchen and family room, as well as the three well appointed bedrooms. The upstairs bedroom and ensuite with large jacuzzi tub is welcoming and comfortable, as are the two large bedrooms downstairs. We all enjoyed sitting on the large wrap around deck and soaking in the hot tub after a long day of beach combing, surfing, hiking and enjoying the many sights and activities in and around Tofino!! The outdoor shower is a handy amenity, along with the laundry facilities! Our family fully enjoyed our stay, and would definitely book again! Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wished we stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to Tofino and we loved it just as much as the first although we should have stayed longer than 4 days as travelling with 2 kids under 2 is a lot of work! The Abalone Inn was a perfect place to stay for our family and 2 friends. Super private as the house is literally carved into the rainforest. You can hear the ocean while soaking in the hot tub out back although you can't walk directly to chersterman beach from the house (without a machete) as the forest is too thick but it's a quick 3 min walk down the highway. Only negative is you have to cross the highway twice as there's no walking path on the beach/house side. The house was very clean, well equipped, the beds/linen were comfortable, the tv channels are slim and the remote didn't really work but I guess you don't go to Tofino to watch tv. Overall this is a fantastic place to stay for a family or small group and we would definitely consider staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23 + 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.
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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

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