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Beachfront Tofino- for Families!

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Lovely large private suite, family- friendly, private sandy beach 20 steps from the door! Floor to ceiling windows throughout giving panoramic views towards the open Pacific, Lennard Island Lighthouse and Tonquin Beach. The new Tonquin Trail begins at the end of Tonquin beach and leads through virgin rainforest, platform lookouts over Templar Channel and two more beautiful sandy beaches.The UNESCO Biosphere of Clayoquot Sound is at your doorstep. Discover the story behind the wreck of the Tonquin!
The three bedroom, two bathroom suite, large living room, dining room, with hand adzed beams, wood-burning fireplace, and sundeck create an ambiance not replicated in other Tofino homes. There is a king sized bed in the master bedroom with adjacent three piece en-suite, queen bedroom with completely new shower en-suite, and twin bedroom with extra long twin beds. The living area is spacious enough for games, the fireplace, and flat screen TV. The dining room table has space for 8 comfortably. A large south facing sundeck wraps around the three bedrooms, overlooking Tonquin Beach. At the main entrance, there is a small covered deck with large barb-b-que.
Following the steps down to the beach on a short trail, there is a beautiful pocket sandy beach, perfect for sunsets, outdoor beach games or a hot dog roast. A long beach walk can be enjoyed from the private beach to Tonquin Beach and beyond at low tide. Tonquin Beach is a hidden treasure, with cultural history, scenic coves, and a natural freshwater pool perfect for young children to enjoy. We also have a trampoline on the property that is available with supervision ! For those interested in fishing, you can fish right off the rocks in front of the house at high tide !
If you prefer, you can walk the 1 km. road into town to enjoy an evening meal or go shopping.
We have boogy boards available to borrow at no extra cost! Enjoy the simple Tofino experience of surfing, fishing, and hiking and eating at the best restaurants on Vancouver Island ! We will provide all the information you need to make your experience here memorable!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years and above...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    families and children welcome...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have an older dog on site, who does not enter the suite, and is fairly deaf, but very sweet ! ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Queen: 1 queen

    Newly renovated Shower ensuite...moreless

  • Master: 1 king

    Master Ensuite has Shower/ Bath, heated tile floors...moreless

  • Twin: 2 twin/ single

    Twin Beds are deluxe and extra long...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Heated tile floors...moreless

  • Queen/ Twin: toilet, shower

    Newly renovated, heated tile floors...moreless

Other Amenities

  • On the Beach suite is the main floor of a large house. The owners and managers live in a separate suite in the house. There is an older dog on the property. If you enjoy peace, nature, and lots of lapping waves this is the place for you. We do not allow parties, weddings or loud music ! ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    dining room table can be converted to smaller ping pong table ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic views from all rooms over Tonquin Beach and private sandy beach on property...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private Sandy Beach on beachfront property, Tonquin Beach connects to private beach 15 steps from the door! ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    1 km. or short 10 minute walk...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Eagles, porpoise, gray whales, orca whales can be seen from the house in the season...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    All rooms face south west towards Tonquin Beach and Templar Channel, the entrance to Clayoquot Sound and the UNESCO Biosphere...moreless

  • Resort:

    Tofino is a Resort Municipality in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. There are 14 Resort Municipalities in BC....moreless

  • Rural:

    1.3 acre waterfront property with old growth trees....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Tofino ( pop. 1876) is 1 km. from the vacation rental...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views from all rooms in the suite...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Casting for salmon is possible in the summer season from the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Parking:

    Max. two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    available by arrangement ( shared appliance with owner )...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave, barb b que, all utensils and 8 place settings ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    convection oven ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    can handle larger items such as english muffins...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful wide, south facing...moreless

  • Golf:

    Long Beach golf course- 11 km....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    brand new outdoor grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    community court nearby pickle ball is played outdoors and in Community Hall, guests welcome!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    boogy boards available...moreless



from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 11 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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17 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Long Beach Airport
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
220 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4a
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tofino, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
Tonquin Beach

Car: Necessary

Tofino is a beautiful small town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is known as the Surf Capital of Canada, with the average age of 34! Tofino is in the midst of the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve, a world -reknowned UNESCO designation. There are less than 600 Biosphere Reserves in the world and 16 are located in Canada. Tofino is adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park, Provincial Parks, Tribal Parks, and in a World reknowned shorebird flyway. Tonquin Beach, a municipal park is adjacent to the house. The Tonquin Trail is at the top of the driveway, 2 kilometer trail, with spectacular views over the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere, and the wreck of the Tonquin ( 45 min. round trip). At low tides, Tonquin Beach is the best beach in the area for tidal pool viewing. Whales, eagles, and fish abound and may be seen from the sundeck or beach in the spring and summer. Tofino is the best place to learn to surf in Canada ! There are many stores providing lessons, with Surf Sister generally thought to be the best. Whale watching or bear watching by boat is also an option, with Remote Passages offering family packages. Sobo restaurant, only 1 km. away offers very healthy food at affordable prices ( child friendly menu), and the best margaritas in Canada! There is bear watching, sport fishing, hiking, beaches galore, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and culinary delights in this small jewel of a town.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: We bought our house in 1989, and began doing Bed and Breakfast in Tofino in 1990, as one of only 5 homes to do so. In 1998 we converted the main floor of the large house into a private vacation rental suite, allowing guests to share our experience of living 'on the beach'. My husband works at the hospital in Tofino, as a physician, and I serve on the District of Tofino Council, Tonquin Trail Committee, and the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.

Why the Owner Chose Tofino, BC, Canada:
We chose this property for its 1.3 acre south and west facing beachfront, and its proximity to town and the local hospital! It is a very unique property, with two beaches, hiking trail, great kayaking, 'supping' opportunities, whale watching, breath-taking sunsets, and the best low tide viewing on the Tofino coastline. You can even surf on Tonquin Beach in the winter! The sunsets here are sublime!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beach walking, Tonquin Trail through old growth rainforest and sandy beaches, SUP-ing, kayaking, fishing from beach ( June to September ), whale watching from the beach in front, surfing, storm-watching, trampoline on property, and to finish- Tofino has many Canadian culinary delights ! ( Sobo, Tacofino and Shelter are our favourites!)

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Tonquin Beach Sunset

    Tonquin Beach Sunset

  • Main Entrance to On the Beach

    Main Entrance to On the Beach

  • Twin Bedroom, with extra long beds, and high quality linens

    Twin Bedroom, with extra long beds, and high quality linens

  • Kitchen with place settings for 8

    Kitchen with place settings for 8

  • Tonquin Beach, Tofino, B.C.

    Tonquin Beach, Tofino, B.C.

  • Surfing at Cox Bay

    Surfing at Cox Bay

  • Cycling to Long Beach from Tofino!

    Cycling to Long Beach from Tofino!

  • Cox Bay wedding party- March 21, 2015

    Cox Bay wedding party- March 21, 2015

  • Tonquin Beach, Feb. 2, 2016

    Tonquin Beach, Feb. 2, 2016

  • Bald Eagle on the beach, 25 feet below the house.

    Bald Eagle on the beach, 25 feet below the house.

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom, newly remodelled

    Queen Bedroom, newly remodelled

  • Living Room with floor to ceiling windows and wood burning fireplace

    Living Room with floor to ceiling windows and wood burning fireplace

  • Tonquin Beach

    Tonquin Beach

  • Private sandy beach on the property

    Private sandy beach on the property

  • Hiking up Lone Cone and view of Clayoquot Sound

    Hiking up Lone Cone and view of Clayoquot Sound

  • Chester man Beach at Sunrise, November

    Chester man Beach at Sunrise, November

  • Beautiful 1.3 acre beachfront property, looking west

    Beautiful 1.3 acre beachfront property, looking west

  • Bald eagle picking up a piece of salmon on the beach, below the house.

    Bald eagle picking up a piece of salmon on the beach, below the house.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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