2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
About Rebecca Sharp
Our Summerisle Cottage was purchased and renovated as our family escape in 2009. Three generations of our family use the cottage to escape to the wild west coast for surfing, hiking and just being together as a family. Come and see why travellers love Tofino!
Rebecca Sharp purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Rebecca Sharp chose Tofino
Welcome to an amazing, clean, landscaped cottage with loft! Privacy, beachcombing and surfing and whalewatching opportunities abound. Relaxing on our sunny, luxurious deck is always an option... The west coast of Vancouver Island is so unique in its beauty and diversity between the ocean and the surrounding mountains. We bought this property to enjoy the best of both worlds.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is set in the forest and is a short walk to spectacular Chesterman's Beach. There are several other beautiful beaches and a National Park within a short drive. We are located a 5 minute drive to the village, which has specialty shops, grocery, liquor and a wide selection of gum boots to be found.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Access information will not be given out until we have received a completed rental contract.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful stay!
We had a great stay at this cabin. It was fully equipped, and even had a few extras that we were pleasantly surprised by. Rebecca was wonderful to work with, very responsive.
Loved the cottage. Disappointed with location being on highway and very noisy building construction 2 lots away. Overall great visit with lots of walks. Thx
Wow, we have never received a 3 star review before. It is very disappointing you didn't ask for specifics about location, as we spoke a few times after you booked, and the location of our home was available to you 2 weeks before your arrival, it should not have been a surprise. The road is the main road into the village of Tofino and is quiet at night so you can hear the ocean from our property. Our yard with the fire pit is located on the opposite side of the house so the traffic noise is minimal at most and cannot be heard inside the home. We certainly don't get many complaints about our convenient location. Unfortunately we can not regulate any construction noise from the hotel being refurbished a couple of lots over, it is beyond our control. We have had recent previous guests that made no mention, and it will be wrapped up shortly. We will focus on the many positive reviews we receive. Glad you liked the cottage though, we work very hard to make sure our guests have an amazing stay at our property. We gave you a 5 star review, thanks for staying with us.
We had a fantastic stay here with everything we could possibly want supplied. The cabin was perfect, comfortable and spacious and the wood burner was very effective, warm and cosy. Really enjoyed it and great location. We would love to come again, thank you
We had a great time! Accommodation was clean, as described and perfect for our needs.
We were 2 couples travelling with a baby, and it was a great set up for all of us.
We brought bikes, and biked everywhere- including to surf at cox and chesterman beaches. There is a great multi use path just outside the house that goes from cox bay all the way to town- great way to get around!
We loved the warm outdoor shower! A great way to clean up and warm up after being at the beach. The house was private, with own backyard and fire pit.
Highly recommend this rental!
Agree with previous reviews, this wonderful home is larger than it appears in the photos. It is very well stocked , with plenty of dishes, cutlery, etc (unlike other VRBO locations) and having a Keurig with a supply of coffee pods was awesome! Short walk to the beach, where our 2 year old Lab thought she died and went to heaven! Fortunately, we brought along a portable pet dryer and in a couple minutes, she was totally dry. The home was extremely clean and vacuumed. There was no evidence of any other pets having stayed there. We surfed every day and a highlight was being rewarded with a heated outdoor shower! Much appreciated. On a couple cooler nights we really enjoyed the wood stove. Rebecca had a great supply of fresh firewood available. The master bed was a bit too soft for me and there was no subscription to Sportsnet (but we were able to watch hockey on my computer). Those were the only negatives. This home is obviously well cared for and a lot of thought has gone into making it a 5 star vacation rental. Rebecca was an awesome host and easy to communicate with. Thanks so much.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this adorable cottage in Tofino. Pictures are 100% accurate - I was surprised actually. It is rare to find a place where what you see is really what you get! We found the layout to be perfect for our group: 2 couples + 2 kids + 2 dogs. One couple slept in the loft bedroom (above living room) which has a Queen bed + ladder access, another couple slept in the main bedroom which also has a Queen bed, and the kids slept in the room adjacent to the main bedroom in the bunk beds (twin on top, full on bottom), which was perfect! The kids' room connects to the main bedroom via a half bathroom, and each of those bedrooms also has their own doors to the living room. There was even a large dog bed for the pups which made them super happy :)
The main purpose of our trip was to surf, and we really appreciated the HOT outdoor shower that even had wooden doors on it for privacy. This was great for washing off our wetsuits and sand from the beach and also very enjoyable - a hot shower in a serene setting!
Rebecca was incredibly responsive and proactive - her check-in instructions were very clear and included additional important information about what to do with your garbage, etc. (Lots of that info can also be found in the Welcome Binder in the cottage but I found it helpful to also have it in my email Inbox with the check-in instructions.) Everything functioned as expected!
The surrounding area is beautiful - a short walk to Chesterman beach, and a short drive to many other beaches and restaurants. The cottage is down a short driveway off of the main road, and connects to a bike path/walking path. So if you want to walk you can! At night it is very dark - not many lights on the main road - and when driving we passed the driveway a couple of times on our first night, but then realized there is a red reflector marking the driveway and didn't miss it again :)
Overall a fabulous stay. We hope to stay here again if we come back. Thank you!
Tofino is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches and Eco-Tourism opportunities. It is a great year-round destination with spectacular storm watching from the beaches during the winter months. The town center is a quaint fishing village with a rich, long history just waiting to be discovered. There are many companies that provide tours that will take you to see whales, sea life, bears, old growth forests and spectacular natural hot springs. Fresh seafood is plentiful to enjoy. Surfing is the #1 activity enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. There are many surf rental shops to completely outfit you for the water. Surf's up!