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“Beautiful Rustic Cabin in a secluded setting.”
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The beach and cottage (view from the water)
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Dining Area and Kitchen
Livingroom Area
Dining Area and Living Room
Stairs to Bedroom
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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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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Taliesin9...
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Rustic Cabin in a secluded setting.”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This is a beautiful rustic cabin in a fantastic location. Although only walking distance from Tofino it feels off-the-beaten track and secluded, with it's own view/ access to the water. It was a cosy and quaint little cabin with lots of character and had all the facilities we needed for our trip. Verne and Giselle we're very friendly and accommodating during our stay, with plenty of great advice on what to do while we were there.

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Christine...
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3 reviews
“A Hidden Cabin with great view”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

An extremely hiddle little cabin with a great view. Average facilities. Wish they provided with a better washing machine. Sofa beds etc. need to be replaced.

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Liked best: View from the cabin
Liked least: Beds and access to the cabin
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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thepender...
British Columbia
2 reviews
“Perfect, Rustic Seclusion”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My friend and I stayed at Ocean Dream for 5 nights and did not want to leave! If we'd been able to we would have added more days but there was another family coming in from Switzerland (first timers - word of mouth!!) so we had to leave. The cabin is tastefully decorated but not ostentatious. It had all the comforts one could want but if you should happen to need something or think it's missing, ask Verne when you get there - he'll provide it! The morning mists on Meares Island, the soaring eagles, the resident raven all greeted us each day with a friendly greeting. Quiet, comfort, idyllic setting. We are going back, again and again. Thanks Verne.

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Liked best: Location, Quiet, Friendliness
Liked least: Pathway beautiful but a bit challenging for a senior
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Julietmer...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, comfortable cabin”
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We stayed for 3 nights and loved Ocean Dream. The view across Clayoquot Sound to Meares Island was beautiful, and the cabin is set close to the water among trees and shrubs so feels very private (although there are other houses close by). The bed was very comfortable. Everything was clean and we had everything we needed. The kitchen is small but has the basic equipment needed for cooking in, and there is a gas grill on the deck. Verne and Gisele were friendly and helpful, and the whole experience was very relaxed. Ocean Dream made a good base for our first visit to Tofino - we could walk to town but were away from the bustle.

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: Bathroom was downstairs and bedroom upstairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mareepsas...
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Beautiful, quiet spot - lots of pluses”
Reviewed 22 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We recently stayed three nights at this rustic, character-filled cottage.
We got a very friendly and relaxed welcome from hosts Gisele and Verne, who showed us around the cottage and gave us tips about disposing of trash etc.
The cottage is ideal for people wanting to self-cater, and to get away from the throng. We like to prepare our own meals some of the time while travelling, so the full kitchen and other amenities added to the attractiveness of the location.
Overall we had a lovely time. There is very adequate heating, the bed was comfortable and the place does feel like you are borrowing a friend's holiday cottage. It's very cosy.
A couple of negatives have prevented me giving this a 5-star review:
(1) We appreciate the rusticity of the cottage but the lighting in the bathroom is inadequate. You are practically showering in the dark because the shower curtain blocks the (not very bright) lamp in the ceiling. This is a common problem in lots of venues, even hotels - but particularly bad at Ocean Dream
(2) The washing facilities are... scary. Located under the house in a basement with no glass in its windows and an earth floor, there is a very old washing machine that has dodgy circuits. We found we had to keep going downstairs and opening and closing the lid to make the machine start up again (it kept stalling). Again, the lighting is extremely poor and I was not confident the facilities were very clean - they might have been, but the light was so bad I couldn't tell!
(3) There is no TV in the cottage. OK, you don't go to Tofino to watch TV - but when you've been out in the great outdoors all day for several days, and with Tofino weather being what it is (often misty/foggy and damp), in the evening you expect to be able to chill out with some television. Now, this wouldn't have been a problem if Ocean Dream had clearly stated on their website that there is no TV. We have chosen to stay in lots of places in remote locations where the lack of TV was made very clear, and we have enjoyed being TV-less. However it was a disappointment and really, in 2013, people expect TV. At the very least, it should be made clear on the website that there isn't one. Also, when viewing the listing via Trip Advisor it indicates there is an entry under the 'Amenities & details' tab that says 'Only for DVD and VCR'. ??? Not sure what that's meant to mean, but it's misleading - we saw no evidence of a DVD or VCR machine... and with no TV screen, how are you meant to view a DVD or video?
Overall we recommend this as a charming cottage in a great location - with lovely hosts. But a few improvements would be welcomed.

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Liked best: The quiet location, right on the water - gorgeous!
Liked least: The bathroom and laundry facilities, coupled with lack of TV!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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