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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 2 year old home offers comfort at it's premium. 1860 of beauty and craftsmanship. Very beautiful treed setting surrounded with custom built in place cedar fencing. Soothing fish pond with waterfall for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. Municipal maintained walking trail aprox. 500 ft from the front door. If you prefer golf there are two golf courses close by. Property has parking for several vehicles including a rv hookup with 30 amp. service. Visitors are not far from a variety of attractions. For instance: You can drive to Tofino on the west coast and watch the surfers in 1 1/2 hrs. The world famous Cathedral Grove where some of the largest and oldest trees in the world are situated is only 20 minutes away. Lots of Lakes for fishing and swimming are close by. As well as the best salmon fishing in the world is right down the road. You can take the Francis Barkley passenger ferry to beautiful Bamfield and cruise 30 miles up the Alberni Inlet which is a natural deep sea canal. Lots of historic things to see, such as the old McLeans Mill. There is a hospital and great shopping only 5 minutes away, yet you still experience the country setting while staying in our home. The inside of the home is beautiful with Valour cast iron fireplace, high ceilings, lots of upper windows, hand scraped hickory floors, and marble floors in bathrooms. All stainless steel appliances including washer and dryer, built in vac system. Two flat screen tv's are available one 60 inch and the other 40 inch. As well there is sound under the roof top patio and is Bluetooth compatable. Both bedrooms have king size beds with cotton sheets and eiderdown covers. Wi fi is also available and is included in the rental. BBQ is provided under one of the patios which is under cover so you can still bbq even if the weather is not so dry. You will always be comfortable with a state of the art heat pump to provide cool days in the summer. Both bedrooms boast king size beds, and the ensuite has a beautiful walk in shower with seamless glass enclosure, two person soaker tub, heated floors, electric fireplace. n the event of any mishap there is a beautiful hospital only 5 minute drive from this property. Just bring your clothes. Everything else is provided.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/20/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1867 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for guests is 25yrs old. Also this is not a party home so out of respect for neighbours we would appreciate that you respect their privacy and keep the noise level at a minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please Note: WE do request that if there are children in your party that the Adults supervise the children around the fish pond. Please do not allow them to throw gravel or rocks in the pond or walk on any of the rocks that house the waterfall etc. The pond is stocked with fish and they are our pets so please enjoy viewing them. We notice that the children love feeding the fish and watching their little mouths consuming their meal. They will congregate every day around 4-5 pm for their dinner....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Front entry has a extra wide door, but there is one small step to access the front porch. However there is a concrete sidewalk that goes to the back and at that location there are no steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non smoking property. This includes outside the home within the fenced area. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Master bedroom has a king size bed,walk in closet with a Mexican Armoir and flat screen tv. 2nd Bedroom has a king size bed,32' tv, large closet and a Mexican Armoir...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    large walk in shower, double sinks, fireplace,heated floors,...moreless

  • Ensuit has heated marble floors, large walk in shower, double sinks, two person soaker tub, fireplace...moreless

Other Amenities

  • RENTAL RULES Don & Jean’s West Island Retreat 3515 Carriere Road, Port Alberni BC No Smoking inside or within the parameters of the fence. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. No Fireworks on the premises. No pets unless there is a separate pet contract that has been completed by the homeowner and guest before arrival. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. Maximum 4 Guests. There may be an exception only if pre-arranged with homeowner at a cost of $25 per day per extra guest. No overnight guests,only those originally booked The guest completing the rental agreement must be 25 years or older and staying on the premises for the agreed dates. This is a residential property, please respect the neighbours and observe quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Their is cable tv supplied for our guests. The great room has 60" flat screen tv, with cable box. Other tv's in the bedrooms are not hooked up to cable boxes but have basic cable channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker for outside or inside use....moreless

  • Television:

    60 inch sharp flat screen tv with sound bar Outside blue tooth capable speaker (regular cable with some HD channels) All bedrooms have flat screen tv's as well. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    only minutes away from shopping etc....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    This property is located only aprox. 1/2 mile from the base of Mt Arrowsmith. Beautiful view of the mountain as you drive to this home. Hiking trails nearby....moreless

  • Rural:

    beautiful setting,on a no through road. Very private fenced and gated property. Lots of trees and green belt....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Alberni Inlet is about 30 miles long. Our home is only a 5 minute drive to the Alberni Inlet. It is a natural deep sea port, and you can book your trip up the inlet on the Lady Rose to Bamfield....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    open dining concept. You can eat at the large country table that looks right at the fish pond and watch our little pets....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    yes it is a Trane heat pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load dryer is available...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    one beautiful propane cast iron Valour fireplace with temperature setting, timer, remote control etc....moreless

  • Garage:

    Our guests have no access to our garage and one room in the house which is our office...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Trane heat pump with electric backup furnace,or fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    free wifi,also there is a bluetooth device outside for your enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Both king size beds have eiderdowns on them...moreless

  • Living Room:

    11 foot high ceilings with lots of upper and lower windows. Lazyboy leather sofa as well as two sitting chairs and a extra large Lazyboy recliner...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking in driveway for 2 vehicles as well as ample parking in front of our home, rv parking beside the home with 30 amp service and water connection....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline is available. All of our guests use their cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    dish towels, face towels, bath towels, are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load washing machine is available...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    All dishes, blender, coffee,coffee maker,stove,oven,microwave,crock pot,pots,pans,,spices,dish cloths and towels,soap etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    stainless microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices,coffee,paper towel,etc.blender,crock pot,food processor...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    stainless double door fridge with interior ice machine...moreless

  • Stove:

    stainless electric serán top ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    one toaster...moreless


  • Boat:

    If you want to bring your boat there is lots of room to water ski on Sproat Lake. Or you can rent a house boat on beautiful sprout lake,or simply enjoy a picnic beside the lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    two concrete patios, one under a roof and one open both can be used for entertaining,as they are both nicely finished. The covered patio houses a bbq so no problem barbecuing in the rain....moreless

  • Golf:

    aprox 2 km down the road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    lots of lakes within 20 minutes of here to kayak. As well as the west coast of the island...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    front and rear lawns. There is a garden, and we certainly don't mind if you would like a cucumber,or tomato, but please only take what is reasonable for you to enjoy. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    one outdoor stainless bbq...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Mount Washington about 1.3 hrs from here....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Lovely city maintaned tennis courts aprox 5 minute drive from our home...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Ski beautiful Sproat Lake or Great Central Lake within 20 minute drive of here....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    beautiful community indoor pool 2 km down the road along with spa, and sauna...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Sauna is available at our local recreation centre about a 4 minute drive from our home. The recreation centre also has a beautiful indoor pool, jaccuzzi,sauna,and fitness centre....moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Nov 28 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,090 $2,858
Early Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,166 $4,136
Peak Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,278 $4,963
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150.40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.00


No garage access. No office access

Please Note: This is not a property designed for little children due to a fish pond with waterfall, and the liability issues that go along with that.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
port alberni regional airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Hospitality Inn
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Holly's Golf Course
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway to Long Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Little Bavaria
57 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sproat Lake

Car: Recommended

Beautiful municipal maintained walking trail only 300 feet from the front door. Stroll the Harbour Quay just down the road with a variety of specialty shops, where you can book a beautiful boat trip and tour up the Alberni Inlet to the small community of Bamfield. It is aprox. a 25 mile trip up the Alberni Inlet. You will see bears,eagles,etc. It is a beautiful day trip.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I am a home builder and have built houses all over vancouver island. I have put personal touches into this home as it is our current residence. My wife Jean as well has put all her fine touches into the decorating, landscaping etc. We take pride in our home as it is our personal retreat as well. All we ask is that you treat our home as it is your own.

Why the Owner Chose Port Alberni, BC, Canada:
Port Alberni has a lot to offer as it is the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park. See people surfing every day, as well as the beauty of Tofino and Uclulet. Take the lady Rose ferry for a day trip up the Alberni Inlet to the small community of Bamfield.or simply stroll the Harbour Quay and have a meal or just a donut it's all beautiful. Some of the best fishing in the world when the Salmon come up the inlet each spring until late fall. Tour the famous McLanes Mill. Take a trip 20km east of Port Alberni to view and stroll through the largest forest grove in British Columbia (McMillan Park) and while your there enjoy a picnic or refreshing swim in beautiful Cameron Lake. Near by lakes to swim are Sproat Lake, and Great Central Lake Or if it's the beautiful sandy ocean shores you prefer then keep driving east for another 6km. to the breathtaking shores of Qualicum Beach. There you can enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply stroll for long distances on the beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful back yard, very private with fish pond, waterfall, . Beautiful gardens, and the sound of the birds every morning. Just a couple minutes away from a very modern hospital. Several grocery stores to shop at. Also a beautiful very modern sports facility about 5 minutes from our home, where hockey school is conducted in July. Indoor pool with sauna, and spa.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/20/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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