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2 Bedroom Groundswell Suite steps from Chesterman Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite (Sleeps 4) steps from awe-inspiring Chesterman Beach

**Please note prices default to US Dollars on VRBO. Our CAD Rates show on & listed below.**

The Groundswell Suite is a spacious main floor suite perfect for groups of up to 4 people who are looking for a comfortable and quiet retreat in a fabulous location. The suite has 2 large bedrooms each with a queen size bed, a large dining room with picture windows and the kitchen is well stocked with all dishware and cookware. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and plenty of hooks to hang your stuff. In-suite laundry and heated hardwood and slate floors throughout. Outside there’s a shared hot-tub, 2 hot and cold showers, wetsuit hanging racks and your own BBQ.

Nalu House is privately owned and managed by long term Tofino residents and surfers who live on-site in an adjacent suite, along with the “Surfers Studio” which accommodates 2 people. There’s a maximum of 6 guests allowed at Nalu House between the two suites. Enjoy the privacy of your own suite with the added bonus of local knowledge should you have questions.

Rates in Canadian currency:

Winter (Oct 8 - May 31): $225/night, $1425/week (2 night min.)

Shoulder (June 1- 28/Sept 3-Oct 4): $285/night, $1835/week (3 night min.)

Summer (June 29-Sept 2): $350/night, $2280/week (Week only)

Stat Holidays: $350/night (3 night min.)

Cleaning fee: $75

Pet fee (if applicable): $25

5% GST

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About The Owner

That's me Lara and my husband Tim.

We're long time Tofino residents and surfers. We live on the property in an adjacent suite. We are here to offer local knowledge and to answer any questions.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Tofino

The Chesterman Beach neighbourhood is a quiet residential neighbourhood set amongst the rainforest adjacent to the world class Chesterman Beach. This location offers unparalleled access to awe-inducing nature & waves daily. We're livin' the dream!

What makes this house unique

Nalu House's location at South Chesterman Beach is truly the best in Tofino to access all the surfing spots. Walking, biking or paddling distance to all the surf breaks.


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests: 4 guests maximum. This will be adhered to without exceptions according to Tofino bylaw.
  • Only registered guests allowed: No visitors allowed day or night.
  • Quiet time: Tofino has a noise bylaw and quiet times are between 10:00pm and 8:00am.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
2 Outdoor Hot & Cold showers, wetsuit drying area, board waxing area.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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2 Bedroom Groundswell Suite steps from Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Thanks to our hosts Lara and Tim!

  • 4 of 5

Nalu House was my 1st booking on VRBO ... and definitely not my last!

The VRBO online booking process was super easy (a friend recommended it).

The owners of Nalu House made us feel welcome as soon as we booked:

* email responses were responded to within hours

* I felt the rate charged was reasonable

* owner Lara was home to welcome us when we arrived

* the online ad is accurate, but does not convey how well outfitted the house is (we kept finding great things: iron & board, flashlight, games and a giant puzzle for rainy days, flashlight, picnic things, microwave, mini library, dog bowls, raised deck in backyard with two giant Adirondack chairs, and many more)

* the house was very clean

* the kitchen was well stocked with every appliance and gadget for guests who want to set up a home away from home and do some serious cooking at home

* my bed was very comfortable with a deep foam topping, and the closets were large (with loads of hangers) and filled with extra bedding and blankets

* the beach is a few steps from the door (across the road and down a short path)

This was my third visit to Tofino and I still haven't seen/done it all. There are loads of things to do for adults and children. This town is a surfing, hiking (and now dining) paradise. There are many marked trails for hiking, endless beaches, galleries, restaurants (something for everyone from cheap and cheerful to fine dining).

Nalu House is the perfect home base for you to explore Tofino. Tofino is one of the most beautiful, peaceful and amazing parts of the country. It is a hidden gem and worth the effort to get there.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sylvia we're so glad you enjoyed Nalu House and Tofino. We agree there is so much to do and see! Hope to see you back again. All the best, Lara & Tim.
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We would rate our stay as 4.5

  • 4 of 5

Everything was clean and the suite is very well equipped. We appreciated Laura's help with the TV.

A major consideration in booking Nalu House was the dog friendliness. The beach being right across the road was also just great!

This was our second stay and once again we really enjoyed our time at Pacific Rim!

Herb & Marg

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation and location!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Nalu House. Having stayed in the area at a different property previously, we were thoroughly impressed with the accommodation. Great set up for surfing or chilling out. Comfortable and well equipped. Cannot recommend Nalu House enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private yet close to town with access to beach. Charming.

  • 5 of 5

The Nalu House had great amenities and linens. The lawn and foliage were extremely well kept and quite beautiful. We loved being able to walk to the beach so easily. There were only three of us but the house is big enough for at least two couples and some kiddos. Absolutely a great trip to Tofino and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Billy it was a pleasure hosting your group!. It seems you made the most of Tofino. Hope to see you again. Safe drive back to Texas. Tim & Lara Nalu House
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Lovely location, owners and suite! Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time we stayed an extra night! It is well located across from beach access. We could hear the waves even with the windows closed! Enjoyed the hot tub and the well stocked kitchen. Everything you need. There is a sweet, bright dining room and very spacious common area. Very comfortable beds! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great for a group

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Nalu with friends, and one dog ... and it was a great weekend in a great location. The yard is beautiful, the beach is close, owners are very friendly and helpful. Loved the outdoor shower for rinsing off sand. Hot tub was clean. Bedrooms are comfortable. Kitchen is well appointed, and we really enjoyed the dining room and the open living area ... and an excellent stock of board games (for the rainy weather). The only downside was running out of propane on the BBQ halfway through cooking supper ... but hey, that happens at home too! Was sad to leave ... would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and sorry about the propane. Duly noted. We will have extra tanks standing by from no on. Cheers Tim & Lara
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Nearest Airport
9.8 Kilometres
Tofino Airport
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nanaimo - Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Long Beach Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Jaimies Rainforest
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Chesterman Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $155.45
Cleaning fee $97.16 + Tax
Pet Fee $19.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.