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Tofino~ Chesterman~ Beach~ Private~ Architecturally~ Designed~ Houses~ Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Chesterman Beachfront 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Panoramic Beach Views, Private House

Our architecturally designed home is literally 16 steps from Chesterman Beach, Canada's premier beach, on BC, rugged wild Pacific northwest. 2 miles of expansive beachfront property allows you to unwind and stroll for hours along the sand. As you enter Chahayis, you will immediately be in awe of the post and beam structure, as a massive cedar tree stands in front of you supporting the vaulted ceiling of the entry way. We have 3 bedroom, each with a queen size pillow top bed. Two of these bedrooms also have 'window beds', surrounded on 3 sides by glass that allow you view the stars at night and awake to the birds in the trees by morning. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen, with an open concept. Floor to ceiling glass in the dining room and living room constantly reminding your senses of the fact you have ocean front seats to the might Pacific Ocean. Heated bathroom floors with a designer tiled deep soaker Jacuzzi tub. Airtight wood stove and cherry wood floors enhance the surrounding walls of wide plank cedar board on board and massive Douglas fir beams. We have a guitar, electric keyboard, books, puzzles, and board games to involve everyone in their own for of recreation. Or simply lie down and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and catch up on a well deserved rest. If you are at all water sport minded, or simply want to try surfing, or boogie boarding you will appreciate the heated outdoor showers. We have only touched upon some of the features of this magnificent home. You have to check this out! PLEASE NOTE THE MAINHOUSE IS POPULAR AND BOOKS UP FAST. WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER PROPERTY LISTED WITH VRBO # 685780, THE COTTAGE WHICH SLEEPS 4. CHECK OUT BOTH OF THEM AT WWW.CHAHAYIS.COM

St Clair McColl
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About St Clair McColl

Janet and Saint, visited this piece of paradise as early teenagers. When they got married with kids they decided it was a good idea to expose their kids to the invigorating environment of Clayoquot. After staying in a couple of B&B's they decided to buy some dirt. First theyu camped, then pulled a travel trailer, then they started to build. Saint spent a summer working as a seaplane pilot in tofino, while he supervised the construction, ensuring the home he was building reflected the westcoast environment. Although their 3 sons have now grown into their 20's and 30's, they all spend as much time as they can revitalizing themselves on the coast. You may experience for yourself the reluctance of having to leave this spiritual spot, that Janet and Saint hope one day to retire to.

St Clair McColl purchased this house in 1992

Why St Clair McColl chose Tofino

Chahayis, is unique in that its architectural features reflect so soundly the Clayouqout environment. It is situated on the south part of Chesteman Beach, which offers a benign environment to the beginner surfer, or boogie boarder. We are in close proximity to the rocky head lands of Rosie Bay which afford you of hours of exploriung the tidal pools, caves, blow wholes, and tunnels to Cox Bay. Or you can venture for a 40 minute stoll along the beach to the world renown Relais Chateaux Wickinninnish Beach resort for a cocktail or a steam and a massage in their Cedar Spa. With 2 homes on the property we can accommodate various group sizes, from a romantic couple or small family in the Cottage, or a larger group in the mainhouse, or a large family reunion, take both the Cottage and the Main house.

What makes this house unique

2 homes that can suit your needs and size. The mainhouse that can sleep up to 6, or the Cottage that can sleep up to 4.


Tofino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , exsuisite tile designed deep soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • ensuite architecturally tile designed bathroom, deep Jacuzzi tub, skylite, and window that opens to hear the sound of the ocean surf
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twinn size window bed, and skylite over queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , window bed
  • master bedroom, Queensize pillow top bed, ensuite bedroom, walk in closet, large walk on deck. Large picture window
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Tofino~ Chesterman~ Beach~ Private~ Architecturally~ Designed~ Houses~ Sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

A million dollars view!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an 8-night stay at Ch-ahayis main house and it was everything and more. Very comfortable for everyone, well sound proofed & cleaned, lovely fireplace, very comfortable beds, and living room was a great place for us all to sit back and relax to a movie or board game. The washing machine was definitely a bonus!

And what a view of the ocean and Chesterman Beach! The location is perfect for long walks on the beach without having to take the car.....The property is as advertised.

All in all I would definitely recommend Ch-ahayis. By far my best stay in Tofino and we are already planning to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle, Colorado

Best Get-a-way ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 days at the main house the end of May. Friends joined us and we had the best time exploring Tofino for the second time. The house was more than we expected! It is so well appointed and best of all just steps from the beach. The home was spotless, including the kitchen drawers which had everything needed to cook everything we wanted to cook. The caretakers, which are next door, were so helpful and fun. I can't imagine anyone could find anything to complain about with this well tended home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC Canada

Memorable Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 5 celebrated a memorable birthday week at this very accommodating beach house. Perfect location well appointed kitchen ideal for 5 "foodies "who love to cook and gather around the kitchen.

It was the first time to Tofino for our friends from Ottawa who were enthralled as we were by the beachfront and the ocean. The main house was ideal for the easy relaxed visit we had hoped for. Looking forward to making this an annual event.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is probably one of the nicest places I've stayed in in recent memory. The experience you will have here is excellent, and very authentic west coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nomination for best pacific north west beach VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Our family nominates this Chesterman Beach home in the category as best pacific north west beach VRBO. Exudes west coast look and feeling.Great caretaker, easy accommodating owner.Right on the beach, great view for storm watching right at your doorstep. Surfing mecca, many US plates on vehicles.Beautiful one and a half hour ferry ride form Vancouver, scenic three hour drive across Vancouver Island. Ten minute drive into Tofino for groceries, restaurants, bars, fishing excursions, whale-watching tours, float planes, helicopters, wet suit/surfboard rentals, souvenirs and coast culture. Chesterman? What a beach! Surf,boogie-board, walk or cycle. Clean and hard-packed.Good luck trying to out-do this nomination.


  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tofino at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Anyone looking for accommodation on the beach at Tofino, large enough for a family or group of friends, need search no further. This charming house (and adjacent cottage) was perfect for our gathering on a special birthday weekend in January. It has a homey, casual feel, and is architecturally interesting with unique wood features. The house does not feel like a rental property but more like your own weekend getaway, though we would certainly enjoy staying much longer! And if the house isn't enough to please your senses, it is literally a hop, skip and a jump to the best beach in Tofino (or the world for that matter)!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tofino no Customs. Victoria Intn has customs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
hwy 4
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.54 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday, Thanksgiving- Canadian and American, Remembrance Day, Christmas, Dec 18-Jan5, Family Day, Spring Break, Easter, Victoria Day, rates are at summer rates of $445 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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