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“A pleasant "rustic "place to stay with great views”
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The Home
The beach and cottage (view from the water)
On the sundeck
Sunrise
Dining Area and Kitchen
Livingroom Area
Dining Area and Living Room
Stairs to Bedroom
Bedroom
Sittinroom Upstairs
Relaxing Area on 2nd Floor
View from the Dining and Living Room
Big Ceder Tree
Bald Eagles
Bald Eagle on the beach
Young Black Bear feeding on crabs
Adult Black Bear
Winter Sunrise
Nordeast view
View of Meares Island
Evening sun
MackKenzie Beach
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Lisa L
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I write this with 2 days of our 7 day rental remaining. Ocean Dream is a rustic hand built cabin lovingly erected by the owner. He has salvaged old doors and cabinets and built shelves and everything is kind of a mix that makes the place kind of "junkie". Not in a cute way either. The view from the deck is nice, the bed, though not large is very comfy. But the upstairs gets cold. A tiny television is also upstairs but cannot be viewed from the bed. A portable radio/CD player is downstairs entertainment. There is a cramped kitchen with most of the amenities. Close to Tofino and the Pacific Rim sites there were a few little surprises. The shower is great with very hot water. We were offered a huge bowl of fresh picked Chantelle mushrooms and fresh eggs. Wood and kindling were made available for the beachside fire pit. Although the wood was wet. The place was very clean. However...the bathroom being downstairs was difficult at night even with lights on. The floor upstairs creaks and moans. There is a baseboard heater and a fake electric stove that groans and rattles when on and there was a kind of rotten egg smell now and then. The driveway down from the highway passes the owner's unkept house and we often had to avoid cars parked along the path. And also the free range chickens and dog that wandered the upper area. Access to the house is very inconvenient down a steep section to a long boardwalk with steps. When it rains, which it does often, you will get wet. The washer looked scary and so we used the laundry in town at $5 a wash. One afternoon we were very surprised to find several men accompanied by the owner in the yard of the rental. There are no curtains and fortunately we were attired, but someone should have warned us they were coming. There are no screens on the windows, either. This evening we found our car blocked from leaving by another visitor to the main house. I would have to say that this place is adequate but certainly not what a rental in Tofino should be. I wish the owners the best of luck but I don't think I will come back nor recommend this place. It needs updating and refining, better parking...and a proper heating system.

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KMB2913
Glossop, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A pleasant "rustic "place to stay with great views”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

This is a comfortable, well located cabin, with great views. Although it is quite rustic in style, it has all that you need. Access is via a narrow drive then wooden steps/ balcony so it wouldn't be ideal for those with mobility problems.
The balcony overlooking the water is great on a sunny day with outstanding views.
The walk in to town takes about 20 minutes and is safe with a pavement all the way.
I would recommend a stay here with the caveat that it is not a modern all mod cons type of place, but if you're looking for a rustic cabin to stay in you've found the right place.

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Mary B
La Jolla, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrific, private, and just great”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

Ocean Dream, managed by Verne, was as private as it can get. Great island and water views from all windows and just a great place. Perhaps not the best with very young children, but wonderful otherwise. Verne loaned us bikes when needed, but town was just a few minutes walk up the road which you cannot hear at all in the place. We did some real relaxing here and will return for sure. We bought live dungenes crabs a few hundred yards from here, steamed them in the fully outfitted kitchen, and had a feast on the nearby beach. Does it get any better than that?

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Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: The heat
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miguel034
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very comfortable rustic cabin with great views.”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My wife and I stayed in Verne's cabin for 3 nights. Wish we could have stayed longer. It's a very peaceful setting. The accommodations were clean, secure and well maintained. The cabin is a 10-15 minute walk or short drive into Tofino. Verne and his wife were very gracious hosts. Ample supplies of firewood were supplied for the nightly beach campfire. Note for guests with mobility concerns: Access to the cabin requires a very short walk down a path; bedroom is upstairs.

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Your age range 35-49
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aharde
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
“Rustic comfortable cabin with a beautiful view”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

First time staying in Tofino. Enjoyed the sunrise views from the cabin. Perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing quiet getaway.

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Liked best: how clean the cabin was and the view, the archived national geographic books
Liked least: the condition of the grounds, bushes overgrown, beach area difficult to access
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