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Architecturally Designed Inlet Waterfront Home- Tofino

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms ,2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Blueheron Guest House is a 3 bedroom custom built home overlooking Jensens Bay in Tofino. Exceptional wood detailing, skylights, vaulted ceilings, down duvets, private hot tub and gas fireplace.

An inlet waterfront retreat situated on 1.5 acres overlooking Jensens Bay directly across from South Chestermans Beach. Jensens Bay is a bird and nature lovers sanctuary. Its a fascinating intertidal zone with the changing of the tides every 6 hours, a constant ebb and flow into Browning Passage. Often with the water out of the bay you can watch in the distance a bear or lone wolf forage across the flats. There is a small cedar deck on a grassy knoll at waters edge perfectly situated to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning dawn. Its also a perfect vantage point for sighting eagles, herons, murganzers, osprey and many other interesting species of birds. Huge oldgrowth cedars compliment the property, some you will see in the house recreated into majestic posts and beams. Chestermans Beach is ideally located across the road for surfing, beachfires (seasonally), beach combing, dogwalks or simply enjoying an early evenng stroll to watch an amazing west coast sunset. There is a small complex withing walking distance for groceries, movies, yoga, surf rentals, fish and chips(Wildside Grill), great coffee/espresso(The Tofitian) and chocolate .....Tofino style Yum! The Town of Tofino is a short drive in (5 Klm) so a car would be ideal to have with you. This rental is perfect for a quiet retreat or family get together - ideally suited for 6 guests. Please contact us for additional rental options.

Elizabeth John
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Elizabeth John

The Blue Heron House is owned and managed by Elizabeth John and Ken Thomson, business owners in Tofino.

Elizabeth John purchased this house in 2003

Why Elizabeth John chose Tofino

The property was purchased as a raw piece of land in 2003. Chosen for its unique private position on a point of land overlooking Jensens Bay. The huge oldgrowth cedars were preserved as much as possible and what had to be removed for a building site were all used in the post and beam construction of the house. The house rental and studio were placed to be completely separate and private from each other.

What makes this house unique

Private, quiet, beautiful inlet views, eagles, osprey, herons and a plethora of other birdlife. A great place to get out of the westerly wind and enjoy the sunshine plus right across from CHESTERMANS BEACH!


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2),, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Architecturally Designed Inlet Waterfront Home- Tofino
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews

Clean, well-maintained, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Radiant in the lower bathroom was a nice and welcome touch. Multiple skylights upstairs provided ample light despite the weather.

Only nitpick I would have is that hot tub chemistry seemed a slightly off (some opacity maybe from elevated calcium?) but no issues despite daily use.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We took our adult children on a get away and loved it. The house is cozy and comfy, there were eight of us so a little tight, definitely better suited for six. Town was not to far and the beach was a very short walk away. Nice to have a hot tub and fire pit, we used everyday😀?The house was well equipped but would have been nice to have a broom dust pan and vacuum,but that's just me , over all a great little place for some much needed down time

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, well located for Tofino.

  • 5 of 5

As described, great three bedroom property with a nice balcony and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Peter, please come again. Kind Regards, Elizabeth
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Everything we needed was there. Warm and comfortable. Clean and tidy on arrival. No complaints

  • 5 of 5

This property was well placed for Tofino a short drive away but walkable within an hour. Beaches walkable too but many others a short drive away. We had amazing weather but when we walked into the property it was warm and cosy which I think you would definately need if the weather turned. All was clean and tidy and ev erything we needed was there . Sun deck too which was well used during our stay .A great place to relax but equally all a activities more or less on the doorstep if you wanted them. We were a group of 8 adults which the owner said we might need a blow up bed . We managed fine but I guess it really sleeps 6 very comfortably and most importantly we had a great time there so would thoroughly recommend if you are visiting this area .

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, so glad you enjoyed your stay, please come again. Kind regards, Elizabeth
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Fantastic stay! Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house, well equipped with everything one might need! A home from home!

Superb location, only a short stroll to the beautiful Chesterman beach!

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shona, so happy you got to enjoy our house and that spectacular beach! Please think of us next time. Kind regards, Elizabeth
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Beautiful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great family retreat, close to the beach, yet still felt like being in a private forest. However, the only thing I'd mention is the mattresses in the twin room need to be replaced. We'd definitely recommend the Blue Heron to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shirley, we will be looking into that, thankyou so much for staying with us. Kind regards Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tofino Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Chestermans Beach
Car: recommended

The whalewatching and hotsprings tours are a great adventure to try as well surfing! Many tour operators offer this in Tofino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $157.29
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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