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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

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

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Overview

Tofino 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 25 traveler reviews

Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 26 reviews
5

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
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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
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5

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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5

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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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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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
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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
 
Fall rates
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$226
 
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
$264
 
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
$264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Rates
Mar 3 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
$1,585
 
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
$2,113
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rates 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
$1,585
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,381
 
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 $350.00 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.

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Amenities

Tofino 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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