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A quiet half acre moments from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy your Tofino vacation in our 1900 sq ft, 3-bedroom post and beam home.

Frog's Hollow accommodation boasts all the amenities you want in a West Coast vacation rental – including a gourmet kitchen, hot tub, wifi, complimentary surfboards, gas fireplace and outdoor shower. Whether this is your first trip to Tofino, or your home away from home, you'll appreciate the personal touch throughout the property. After the surf, enjoy complimentary organic toiletries, provided by Tofino's own Seawench Naturals. On a rainy day, warm up in front of the fire with a good book or a surf dvd from our extensive collections.

Have kids? Even the littlest feet can walk to the beach from this house, but if they need a ride, feel free to borrow the beach wagon!

Pooch joining you? Four-legged freinds will enjoy this home away from home as well with dog dishes and bed available for your use.

Making your vacation a true Tofino experience is our priority. That's why we've got complimentary surfboards lined on the side of the house, a crab pot tucked away in the kitchen and bamboo beach towels stacked high. We're happy to recommend Tofino eats or experiences and are 100% available to assist with your needs while you're staying in our home.

Lovingly finished for style and sustainability, Frog's Hollow Tofino Vacation Rental is West Coast living at it's best.

(Please note: this home is managed by owners not a property management firm. We will reply to inquiries within 48 hours)

More Details

Tovah Paglaro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2016

About Tovah Paglaro

We're a family of five now living in North Vancouver and spending as much time as we can in our favourite place - Tofino! We first started spending time in Tofino in 2001, moved to the area in 2004 and were married on Chesterman Beach that same year. Now we're back in the city, but our hearts are still on the beach!

Tovah Paglaro purchased this house in 2009

Why Tovah Paglaro chose Vancouver Island

We fell in love with Frog's Hollow as soon as me saw the place. The whole house is bright and open, with windows that fill it with natural light and warm wood finishing throughout. And the bath tub is the biggest, best oasis ever!

What makes this house unique

Frog's hollow is lovely finished for style and sustainability with natural soaps and cleaners, bamboo towels and linens and wood finishing throughout.


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main bath has a soaker tub guaranteed to soak it all away
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Onsuite in the master bedroom loft.
  • Two full bathrooms ensure everyone gets a shower when they need it. Bamboo towels and organic toiletries combine luxury and sustainability.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious loft bedroom with onsuite bath & reading nook
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On the main floor with private entrance to side patio.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Kiddos delight in this ocean themed room with two singles
  • Three bedrooms sleep six people - all lovingly finished with organic and bamboo linens. Play pen is also available for your use if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • surfing
Our on site caretake is available to answer your questions and assist with your Tofino needs.


3.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

A quiet half acre moments from the beach
average rating of 3.375 based on 8 reviews
Seattle, Washington


  • 1 of 5

I had high hopes for Frog's Hollow. From the photos, this looked like the best place for us. The home itself is a beautiful place. But honestly, I would recommend you stay somewhere else. I thought long and hard about leaving a bad review. I have never written a bad review before. However, there were several red flags with Frog's Hollow that you should know before you stay here. For one, unless they have changed caretakers again- the caretakers are not just bad, they were terrible. They were rude, unwelcoming, and seemed annoyed that we were there. They also smoked pot nonstop and there is a vent between their side of the home and the rental portion. However, caretakers aside- there were a few other things that worried me. For one, the caretakers weren't expecting us- said the owners didn't tell them the home was rented the week we paid for. The owner also didn't think about how we would get into the home- there was no plan to pick up the key. When we pulled up, the caretakers said "wow, you're lucky we were here when you arrived. We were just about to go surfing". Seems odd when they have been renting this home for years not to have a plan for how renters will get into the home. And there is no welcome book with recommendations for the town or instructions how to do things like reset the wifi and operate the tv. There is just a one page instruction sheet on the fridge with very little info on it.

There are some positives: there are surfboards and boogy boards for guests, the features on the house are beautiful. The upstairs bathroom has a heated floor! But the negatives - unreliable owners, unreliable and downright rude caretakers, a very small and dirty hot tub, a loft master bedroom with no door or privacy located upstairs from the kitchen, and patchy at best wifi- unfortunately added up to a very disappointing stay.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frogs Hollow

  • 4 of 5

We ventured late on a Friday night to Frogs Hollow and they made it so easy to come in at our leisure and get settled.

The place is quite beautiful with all of the additional things one could hope for.

Truly was a quick walk to Chesterman and by being a bit removed from the beach noticed that things aren't quite as damp as they might otherwise be indoors.

The owners were amazing at communicating pre/post trip which we really appreciated.

I highly recommend this quaint spot and will certainly be back myself.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Frog's Hollow. We were delighted to host you and hope to have the opportunity to share our home with you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay. The hot tub was lovely. Very close easy access to the beach. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We hope you do come back!
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North Vancouver, BC

Christmas holiday

  • 4 of 5

Dec. 2015, Our family of 7 celebrated Christmas here. We had 2 small grandchildren 4 and 1 and 5 adults. We brought everything as far as food was concerned and we had one of our best Christmas's here. It truly was a great family time. We walked the beaches on Dec. 24th, some of us golfed on the beach with the yearly Long Beach Open and others surfed. Christmas Day we woke up with 2 very excited children to see Santa Claus actually found them there. We had a great brunch then we put the turkey in the over and hiked to Cox Bay, again a very beautiful sunny day. We were able to have a great Christmas dinner. The kitchen is definitely well stocked and pretty much has everything you need in the house. The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable for the 7 of us. Definitely recommend this place for family outings. Very memorable Christmas here.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending your Christmas at Frog's Hollow. So glad we could be apart of such a wonderful holiday!
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Vancouver, BC

Amazing place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time my wife and daughter had up in Tofino staying at the "Frogs Hollow." From the moment I arrived, relaxation set in. The Cabin is surrounded by the "West Coast" rain forest and was so peacefull. Clean and spacious throughout the place. It has everything and more that my family required. Hot tub was amazing to sink into after a long walk down Chesterman Beach which was a short walk from the cabin. This is the 2nd time that I have stayed here and every time the place has something new to help me have an amazing vacation. Fully stocked with everything from surf boards, games, full kitchen, hot tub, comfortable beds in three different rooms, huge dinner table, soaker tub, TV, DVDs to watch, washer/dryer, perfect location . . .etc. See you next time "Frogs Hollow" it was a blast!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing Stay. Poorly Run. Dirty. It Has HUGE Potential.

  • 1 of 5

Initially the owners were easy to contact. After that, very unresponsive. It took 3 weeks to get our damage deposit back but only because we asked for it. Initially, drove up to the house & thought it looked amazing! Opened the door & very disappointed. There is a lot of potential but it's obvious the property is not the owner's top priority based on how dirty it is. It's unreasonable of them to charge so much for it being in the state that it is in.


Looks exactly like the pictures, beautiful house & property. Quiet neighbourhood but right beside the busy highway i.e. traffic, noise. Spacious house with a comfortable loft bed & great bedroom spaces for many guests, including children. Walk to the beach is short but not if carrying gear so you'll have to drive but there's a parking lot. Tofino town is a very short drive especially Tacofino (YUM!). Parking available for 2 vehicles. Owners are eco friendly with the products they provide.


The place is dirty & disorganized, overall. We do not think the floors have been vacuumed in weeks, definitely not washed in months. Dust rampant. Dirty dish outside on the deck & on top of the cabinet under the stairs. BBQ is disgusting. Toilets were not cleaned & towels that were laid out for us were dirty. Linen closet has all the towels & bedding shoved in after being removed from the dryer, not folded. Utensils are poor, if not broken. Pots/pans are, again, shoved into the cupboard with no rhyme or reason. The appliances (coffee pot, tea kettle, espresso maker, toaster, etc.) are covered in dust, thick grime & dead bugs. No screens on the windows, which is fine, except there is no air conditioning so you have to open all the windows for air flow. Many ants on the main floor. No curtains or blinds in the areas that need it most so expect the place to fill up with early morning light. Door wasn't unlocked to access property as was expected so we had to disturb the caretaker to open it. When we were in the over-chlorinated hot tub & gassed when we turned on the jets, the caretaker's area had large clouds of strong smelling smoke from either marijuana or some similar substance pouring out of their window, right next to the outdoor shower & hot tub. That smoking happened every day. The day before check out, the caretaker said we should have been checked out already. We showed her the confirmed, paid for reservation that clearly showed otherwise & she said that the owner has messed that up before. Really?

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for these comments which signalled us to review, and ultimately switch, caretaker arrangements. We're sorry for the less than ideal circumstances during your stay. Since the change of caretaker's we have heard only positive reviews.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tofino Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Chesterman Beach

Moments away from Chesterman beach and an easy ten minute walk away from Beaches grocery, the Tofitian coffee shop and Wildside grill - perfect place for your Tofino getaway.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.61

Week long rentals receive a 10% discount off list price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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