Heron's Perch - Romantic Cottage on Chesterman Beach!

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Heron's Perch.

This cozy waterfront cottage, nestled in the trees on Chesterman's Beach is perfectly situated for you to get out and enjoy the outdoors while offering views of magnificent Pacific sunsets from your deck chair.
Step onto the 1 1/2 mile sandy beach to stroll, beachcomb and relax. This is a favourite spot to witness the pounding ocean swells in the winter.
Bald eagles and ospreys make the beach their home and migratory shore birds use it as a rest stop throughout the year.
The village of Tofino is a great place to explore, full of rich maritime history. From here many boat tours depart into Clayoquot Sound and to offshore areas.

Come visit our lovely cottage that is great for families and couples with everything you need for a weekend or a 3 week stay and only a few minutes away from the village of Tofino.

There is a folder on the living room table with wonderful articles about Tofino and the magical possibilities for exploring at your fingertips. There is something for everyone.

Check-in is after 4pm. Check-out is before 11am. Due to a tight cleaning schedule, checkout times have to be respected. You must contact us if you need to make alternate arrangements.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    The Cottage is a great place for kids! Steps from the beach and the lawn in the front yard is great to run around on....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dog fee $40 overall per stay (up to 2 dogs per stay @ $40 for each dog for overall stay). Please understand that we can only welcome well trained pooches and ask that they not be left alone in the Cottage...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD player and iPod/Ipad player...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The cottage is right on Chesterman Beach! It is incredibly private and yet has stunning beach, ocean and sunset views! You can hear the rhythm of the waves and the wind....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining:

    the dining table sits 4, and there are two bar seats which are great for kids to have breakfast at....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    Please use the thermostat on the wall rather than touching the gas fireplace directly. The cottage is stolid and super well built and so you feel cozy and warm even in the face of whipping winds....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    base board and fireplace that warms the house up really quickly....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi provided. Please do not stream or download. There is only enough Data to use 1gb daily. Data will be checked after each rental. There is a 10$ for every GB of overage use...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open concept with high ceilings...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    fridge, freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, glassware, etc. Basic cooking condiments - oil, salt, sugar:) ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    olive oil, coconut oil, basic condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The stove is electric....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ Please shut off all valves and dials, and ensure that all food residue is scraped and/or burned off after cooking. The BBQ should be left ready for the next guest. $25 for extra cleaning....moreless



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from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Sun Waxing
Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 27 - Sep 12, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Sun Waning
Sep 13 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee C$40
  • Cleaning C$100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
  • Tax Rate 5%



There is a 30-day cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled with more than 30 days notice will have their deposit refunded, less a $50 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 $25/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 $25 lost or not returned key fee.

Guests are welcome to smoke outside, but please dispose of cigarette butts properly.

There will be a $200 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.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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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:)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the 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 acts as the manager and 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.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish



  • Beach side of the cottage

    Beach side of the cottage

  • bedroom with queen bed

    bedroom with queen bed

  • cozy livingroom with gas fireplace.

    cozy livingroom with gas fireplace.

  • best place for coffee in the morning

    best place for coffee in the morning

  • The surf right out front!

    The surf right out front!

  • crescent moon

    crescent moon

  • Gulls taking off!

    Gulls taking off!

  • looking out from the livingroom

    looking out from the livingroom

  • dinning area that seats 4, there is also a bar with 2 bar stools.

    dinning area that seats 4, there is also a bar with 2 bar stools.

  • a rare winter snowfall

    a rare winter snowfall

  • storm watchers on Frank Island

    storm watchers on Frank Island

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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