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Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Tofino Business License # 20180567*

VRBO lists all rates in USD- please go to rate page and click on Canadian flag for CAD or go to HomeAway. We have a 2 night minimum stay requirement in the winter until March.

Holidays and Long Weekends are a 3 night minimum stay.

*Summer is a 7 night minimum stay requirement*

Beautiful, private 3 bedroom vacation rental with hot tub, jetted tub and 2 full bathrooms within a 5 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 a large hot tub on very private deck.

More Details

Julie Hughes or Brian Buckle
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

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 Tofino

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,

Sep 2013
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Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • We will not tolerate loud noise or music past 10pm. We live her on the same property and do not want our neighbors or other guests disturbed.
  • No oils, soap, bubble bath or sand in the hottub. Please shower prior. The floating dispenser is there to keep the tub clean. Leave it in the tub
  • Max 2 pets. Not allowed on furniture or bedding. Do not leave your pets unattended in our rental. Pick up after your pets inside and out.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath linens and hand soap are provided. We do not provide shampoo or conditioner
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs beside large bathroom with soaker tub
    Queen Bedroom - 1 king , Downstairs across the hall from 2nd bathroom
    Bunkbed room - 1 bunk bed , Single over double bunkbed and Packnplay
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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Just Around The Corner From Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.62 based on 51 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our two families really enjoyed the stay for the week. It was easy to get to the beach and really enjoyed the hot tub! It was very clean and had everything that was needed for an enjoyable stay. Highly recommended and thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Abalone Inn -two adults, five kids and a dog all enjoyed a great week at this well appointed, conveniently located accomodation. Clean and comfortable, kitchen with all items you’d need, easy walk to a great set of cafes and gelato, also very close to Chesterman Beach. Nice little outdoor hottub was really nice to have after a day of surfing. Owners were responsive and available if needed. We’d definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy yet roomy house nestled in the trees very private and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Good Stay

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time and fabulous memories!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was more than expected! It was incredibly clean and I mean everything!! Well stocked as we had everything for a turkey dinner!! I would only have one small suggestion on having an empty cupboard to put food in. Otherwise it was perfect!! Nestled in the Forrest with a great hot tub and spacious enough for 6 with ease!! Much closer to the beach than expected and walked over in our wetsuit!! Highly highly recommend this place!! 👍?😃?

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect property given our group size and needs. We’ll definitely be booking here again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

In the trees off the main road. Just a short walk to Chesterman Beach. We slept 7 people there comfortably. Hot tub was hot and kitchen well stocked. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23.13 + Tax

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 are not permitted by local bylaw to accept more than 6 people, including children.
Summer Months are a minimum 7 night stay.
Holidays are a minimum 3 night stay.
Christmas break beginning on the Friday prior and up to and including Jan 1st is a 3 night stay.
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.
CLEANING: There will be no cleaning fee charged unless the following does not occur prior to checkout.
The dishwasher must be loaded and started. Other dishes should be cleaned dried and put away.
A load of laundry should be washed and started in the dryer and another load started in the washer.
If you have pets you should ensure that their hair is cleaned up by using the vacuum or sweeping the unit.
Please ensure that you have cleaned up all of your pets mess outside.
Please ensure that your garbage has been placed in a tied garbage bag and put in the bear proof container.
All of your recycles should go in the 2 Rubbermaid bins provided by the garbage can.
Please have respect and leave the cabin tidy prior to leaving.

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.