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Charming 3 bedroom house at Chesterman Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A spacious house with a wrap around and large sunny yard steps from the beach.

**VRBO Rates are often listed in USD. To specify Canadian, please go to the Rate Page and select from the tool bar on the right hand side **

Nootka House is located at Chesterman Beach in Tofino. Set within the natural west coast wilderness, the large property boasts a sunny and open yard space while keeping a private feel. The property at Nootka House comes complete with outside decks, a large yard with firepit, outdoor heated surf shower and change rooms as well as many other comforts and amenities. Just steps away from Chesterman Beach, our location beholds some of the most beautiful landscapes in Tofino where spectacular mountain and ocean views await. The beach offers 3km of fine sand and is ideal for walking, surfing, or just enjoying the natural west coast scenery. Look for wildlife that can be found at the ocean’s edge, in the tide pools and where the forest meets the sand. Our west facing views ensure spectacular sunsets that can be seen from the beach as well as the property. We look forward to welcoming you to Chesterman Beach in Tofino.

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About John


A little info on Glen: Glen is the owner of Nootka House and leads a full life in Tofino; enjoying the surf as much as possible (there is always sand in his hair!) and owning two successful businesses in town! Tofino Bike Co combines his love of outdoor fun and the Nootka House showcases his flair for hospitality and his love of Tofino.

Erika from Blue Crush Concierge helps Glen out by managing the Nootka House. She probably helped book your stay! Between the two of them, your stay will be covered by experienced and helpful hands.

John purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 6 adults, 2 preschoolers and 2 very small dogs spent 3 nights at Nootka House and enjoyed the accommodation very much. The home offers spacious living and dining rooms, good u-shaped kitchen, front & back yards, barbeque, deck, 2 full baths & 1 powder room. Two parents, with their 2 children took over the upper level of the home. That level had 1 large bedroom with queen bed and fold out double and ensuite. There was plenty of room for the playpen, too. Second level had a shared bathroom with two bedrooms of standard size. Another plus for this home was outdoor shower for surfers to rinse off wetsuits (nice for the rest of us to rinse sand off feet after beach time!) and the wetsuit drying room. We've decided it's a perfect family reunion destination and look forward to next year!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tofino, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master ensuite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor, next to kitchen / living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Charming 3 bedroom house at Chesterman Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews
Vancouver, BC

Amazing location but house is starting to be rundown

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed at this house for 3 different years and love the location and the yard space. We are disappointed that over the last year or so, the ownership may have changed and the inside of the house is not being properly taken care of. There are no screens on the windows so when you open them to enjoy the Tofino air, the house gets very buggy. There were shelves missing from the refrigerator and throughout the kitchen cabinets. The main eating table is very worn and not in good shape. These are minor things but are disappointing as the house is lovely and a great space for our family of 5.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at Nootka on three occasions. Nootka is a very unique property offering proximity to the beach and large open area in the front of the house for kids or pets to enjoy. There are no properties quite like this in Tofino. We take any feedback serious thus changes will be made having said that we feel that these sort of things should be made in private to an owner rather then out there for public view. We are sure that you enjoyed your stay and thus none of these things made your stay a bad one.
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Surrey, BC

Communication Problems

  • 2 of 5

The property was good and our stay was enjoyable. The accommodation was dated but we expected that but it was homey and you felt comfortable. The only problem we had and it was a big problem was the lack of communication with anyone. We were told that the front door would be open when we arrived and a key would be on the kitchen table. We arrived and there was no key on the kitchen table and we were lucky that the door was open because we called the number that we were given and could not leave a message because no mail box was set up. We also called the office but they had left for the weekend and there was no answer. We then emailed as our only other form of communication and did not get a reply for the entire stay. If the door had been locked when we arrived we would have been out of luck. So with no key we had to leave the place open each time we left which meant collecting all our valuables each time we left. This was a major inconvenience. To date I have not heard a word from the owner or the owners representative. On this basis I could not recommend this property to anyone considering Tofino.

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time with great people

  • 5 of 5

Erika was easy to work with and friendly, making it a relaxing process to book for such a herd of people. The house was awesome, plenty of space for everyone without feeling crammed. Phenomenal location, so close to the beach and easy to surf, get warm and then surf some more!


Tanner and Friends

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location. Clean and perfect for a group trip.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brad! We would love to welcome your group back. You left the house in good shape, and our cleaning staff appreciate it! Erika
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Spacious and welcoming with a huge private yard!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious home welcomed all seven of us adults plus our well behaved dogs. We cooked most of our meals in the well euipped kitchen and dining room. The gas fireplace was a welcome touch after a day of surfing. The bedrooms were spacious and private on the second and upper level. The deck was huge and wrapped around the home. The firepit was also a nice touch but the very best thing about this home is being to able to either spend a lovely walk with a coffee on the every changing Chestermans Beach or pack up the surf board and head out to ride the waves and then dry your suit in the dry room. It was a fabulous two weeks for all of us!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Steps away from Chesterman Beach

Located steps from North Chesterman Beach where 3km of fine sand awaits you for walking, beachcombing, or surfing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tofino, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2018 - Part 1
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2018 - Part 2
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$200 + Tax
Additional Guests C$30 + Tax
Pet Fee C$50 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

VRBO Rates are often listed in USD. To specify Canadian, please go to the Rate Page and select from the tool bar on the right hand side

Upon booking your stay with Westcoast Accommodations, 50% of the total is due at time of booking, refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival (less $50 admin fee). Full balance is due 30 days prior to arrival with no refund given unless dates are rebooked by another group, minus administration fee. We do everything we can to rebook and have the house utilised.

Additional guests over 8 are $30 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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