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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Vancouver Island reviews

  • Amazing view and great location close to town!

    "The house is in an incredible location, walking distance to town and Tonquin beach. We were wowed as soon as we walked in by the view from both inside the house and from the deck. Sunsets were incredible and we enjoyed watching the resident bald eagle as he swooped around the property. The beds were comfortable, the hot tub was well used and overall the house was a good deal for the money. The house was clean, well maintained and the property managers were pleasant to deal with. Our only complaint was regarding the kitchen....we as regular renters of vacation properties and "foodies" like to do quite a bit of cooking for ourselves. This kitchen was really not set up for that. The stove was not only very complicated to use, but also didn't work about 80% of the time. The dishwasher was iffy at times, the ice machine in the fridge didn't work, the BBQ not that great and the kitchen wasn't that well stocked with serving dishes. We had arranged for a personal chef (Darcy McBride of Dish Personal Chef Service) to cook for us one night and our meal was almost stymied by the stove quitting on us. Thank goodness for the hot plates we found in a storage closet upstairs. I would recommend putting in a simple "north american" gas stove, a new "north american dishwasher, and stocking the kitchen with some more serving dishes in order to make dining at home an easier experience. If you are planning on eating dinner at restaurants most nights, then this house is a perfect match. We highly recommend the Wolf in the Fog for dinner, Tacofino for lunch and Common Loaf for breakfast. Finally, if you are interested in having someone prepare meals for you, contact Darcy McBride #TofinoDish, our experience was incredible. Overall, I would go back to Pacific Retreat, in fact we plan to in August 2017!"
    Guest: Rachel S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Excellent rental!

    "I booked this VRBO for a girls getaway - 5 high school friends in our mid-50's. This was the PERFECT place for us! Each bedroom had its own bathroom, the kitchen is large & well-equipped, and the living room is a wonderfully warm, comfortable room to congregate at the end of the day. Plus, the outside is gorgeous! My friends left Sunday morning, & I chose to keep the rental an extra day to visit with my daughter (a resident of Victoria). The weather was beautiful, so we had our visit outside on the lovely patio before we went out for dinner. There's comfortable outdoor furniture, eating area, & BBQ. The location is ideal, as it's located only a few minutes from anything or anywhere you'd like to go in Victoria. Restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions, and the waterfront were all within a short drive. Located in a nice residential neighbourhood, it's also safe & secure for those wanting to take a walk. Furthermore, the yard itself is gated, so there's even more incentive to relax! I wouldn't hesitate to rent this house again. I was also very impressed with how quickly Paul responded to my emails. Also, this is the first VRBO I've ever rented (and I've rented all over the world!) that came with housekeeping. Overall, I'd give this house a 6 out of 5 stars! My friends told me I was "hired" to handle all our getaways from now on. If we ever return to Victoria for another get-together, I know where we'll be staying!"
    Guest: Kelly Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
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  • Lovely Home for large family

    "The house is located in matured and well maintained neighborhood. It is surrounded with lots of trees and also near the ocean and parks (with walking distance). It was perfect for our family reunion in Victoria . We liked the large and well equipped kitchen and family rooms. Kids enjoy playing basketball and floor hockey in the backyard every day. We also love the newly renovated bathroom."
    Guest: Jack W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • it was an amazing place for the whole family

    "We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (6 and 7 yrs old) , we all really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful townhouse. Everything was as presented in the ad. Kitchen well stocked with everything we needed. short distance to many attractions and facilities. Owners were wonderful to deal with, responded to every question. We enjoyed our walk on the beach, collecting sea shells, colored rocks and kiting as well. some attractions which we enjoyed were Englishman falls, Paradise fun park, spider lakes, butterfly world, and there is a super playground for the kids just couple min drive from this townhouse. Overall, it was an amazing place to spend our summer vacation."
    Guest: Tham Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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