"Cedarview House is a perfect place for two or three couples to stay. It is a beautiful and private wooded retreat only a short drive from downtown Tofino. We enjoyed the hot tub daily and loved the fire pit, the wooded setting and sitting on the back deck. Chesterman beach is a short walk!
We did feel that a few simple improvements could make this cabin in the woods so much more special. It lacks basics like hotel-style bath amenities (shampoo and conditioner, soap, hair dryers in every room, and bath mats). The bathrooms are poorly lit and the mirrors are set too high for most women. Things don't dry quickly in Tofino, so more towel racks or bars would be nice. Shower curtains that reach the floor or, better yet, shower doors for the two rooms with showers so water doesn't go everywhere in the bathroom.
We were two couples, but the set up is ideal with en suite baths for three couples. Upgraded bedding and linens would add a five-star feel to each room. We also would recommend a full length mirror for each.
Better lighting throughout the house would be lovely given the shady wooded setting. Stronger light bulbs with dimmers would add some light. Some basic kitchen supplies are also missing or in poor condition. Sharp knives or serving bowls were at a premium or unavailable. We felt a few basics like aluminum foil, window or kitchen cleaner could have been useful, in addition to coasters to protect some of the lovely wooden furniture. The house was clean, but anything to help keep things tidy for a week would be nice.
We were also concerned that there may be mold present in some of the damper corners of the house. The closet for the bedroom to the left as you enter the house smells strongly of mold and could be an indication of a bigger problem.
Although we suggest these few upgrades, we would recommend Cedarview house and had a wonderful visit. We give the location and setting five stars and the house itself, three. This really is a great spot and our trip was fantastic."
Guest: Paula R.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 12, 2016