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Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach

21 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Vancouver Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-7

Beautiful, private 3 bedroom vacation rental with hot tub, jetted tub and 2 full bathrooms within a 3 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 large wrap around deck, large hot tub on very private deck.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.6
based on 21 traveler reviews

Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 22 reviews
4

The stay was excellent. Well equipped cottage. Close to beach and town. Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Excellent overall. Loved the hot tub to warm up in after surfing

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Peaceful comfort!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this well-equipped house in a tranquil setting. It has all the comforts of home right down to the cupboard full of games! It's location was ideal for a short walk to the ocean! We found the home very clean and comfortable and the homeowners very pleasant to deal with.

I would recommend this for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 adults total) stayed here for 4 nights. The cabin was perfectly clean, equipped with all the essentials, comfortable beds and awesome hot tub. The privacy was excellent since it's nested away from the road and just a short 5 min walk from beautiful Chesterman beach, handy for early morning walks with our dog. Julie has been extremely nice and prompt to answer all my questions from the beginning to the end. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Place looks good, clean, close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

The House is clean, looks good and is hiden in the woods so really peacefull. Everything except the food is included (towels/sheets/washing machine/dryer, BBQ, dishes...). It is only 5 minutes walk from Chesterman Beach if you want to go surfing. Only little thing, the spa was lukewarm during the time we were there and it got fixed only the day we left. Great vacations, thanks !

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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4

Comfortable, but needs some attention to detail

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two daughters (aged 4 and 7), and our golden retriever dog stayed here for 4 nights.The beds were super comfortable, the cottage was clean and tasteful, and the gas fireplace did a great job of warming it up. Plus, the hot tub was fantastic - surrounded by lush forest. As indicated, the cottage is very close to Chesterman Beach, although you do need to walk a very short stretch of the highway, which was not ideal with little ones. The main issue for us was that several things were not working in the house - the sink was not draining properly, the toilet was slightly leaky, the sink faucet was practically falling off, and the dishwasher was only intermittently working. Brian and Julie were very responsive when notified and came by to repair, but it was inconvenient nonetheless. Also, the living room could do with a few cushions and blankets for the sofas to make it cosier on blustery nights. The information book was pretty minimalist - it didn't advise how to use the finicky dishwasher, failed to mention the wifi cap, and didn't even include a map of Tofino or an issue of the Tofino Times. More attention to detail and some TLC could make this place a best kept secret in the Chesterman beach area. We enjoyed our stay nonetheless.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elana for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate all of your comments and suggestions. The wifi information is available in the guest info booklet and also on the VRBO listing. We have a great supply of brochures and information pamphlets in the drawer beside the kitchen table. Our contact information is also in the guest info booklet. There are extra pillows and blankets in each of the 3 bedrooms for your comfort and convenience. The dishwasher which has been giving other guests trouble also, has been replaced. We unclogged the sink and tightened the faucet 3 days into your stay, immediately after you notified us that there was an issue. Thanks again for your input. Julie and Brian
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5

Wonderful accommodation and so close to chesterman beach!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend for a tofino stay. We were a small group of friends and this spot was perfect for us to get together!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rates & Availability

Tofino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Fall rates
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$247
$1,593
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Remembrance Day
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rates
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,992
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$197
From
$228
Fri,Sat
$1,184
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

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 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

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Amenities

Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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