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Beachfront Tofino- For Families!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Owner
Cathy Thicke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Cathy Thicke

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.

Cathy Thicke purchased this house in 1989

Why Cathy Thicke chose Vancouver Island

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!

What makes this house unique

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!)

Amenities

Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Heated tile floors
    Queen/ Twin - toilet , shower , Newly renovated, heated tile floors
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen - 1 queen , Newly renovated Shower ensuite
    Master - 1 king , Master Ensuite has Shower/ Bath, heated tile floors
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds are deluxe and extra long
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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 !

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot, very private, but easy walking distance to Tofino and very close to Tonquin Park and the walking trails that lead to the beaches on the other side of town. The accommodation was very well appointed and perfect for three couples. We enjoyed meeting our hosts😃and our stay in Tofino.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda and family. We so enjoyed having you stay at On the Beach !
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5

Peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Mostly 2 of us, some times 5 of us had a wonderful stay at this property . All ages enjoyed it thoroughly. The property was filled with light, you could sit on the private terrace of the bedrooms or just walk down some steps to have your firstcup of tea in the morning bang on the private beach. At nights we had fun sitting around the fir pit, bbq-ing or cooking lovely meals in the genereous kitchen. Cathy is a wonderful host, always asking about your wellbeeing etc, with many many good tips and walks at hand.

We can very highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning location, private beach, lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We're just home from a week at this property. Two families of three shared the space and we weren't crowded at all. The suite is well equipped, and the location was stunning - just a few steps down to a secluded beach, with a firepit and comfy chairs to enjoy the view and the sunsets. It's an easy walk to town and close to trails and other beaches. We had a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best location in tofino! Amazing sunset and really nice host.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really nice and clean. There is everything you need! The view to the ocean and the private beach is amazing!!! Cathy helps you out with everything you need.

My husband, my parents and I loved the stay, and hope we could stay there a second time!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection! Close to centre but secluded enough on beach!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable ! Perfect for families. Ideally located near tonquin trail and beach ... Private fire pit overlooking ocean. Great fishing from rocks in front of property.

Would happily return !!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical - gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an amazing week in Tofino! The property is charming, well kept and ideally located. We had a car but we were able to walk into the city area for grocery store, dining and activities, the beach is outside the back door! The hosts were excellent and helpful with local spots: the best beach on a windy day, restaurants and such..........the property has three large bedrooms, ideal for a family and an over sized great room/kitchen plus great outdoor space, views, beaches and fire pit. We plan to return next year..............we could not speak more highly of this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Shelter
Nearest Ferry
220 Kilometres
Nanaimo
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 4a
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sobo
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.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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