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Ocean Sands Resort

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1165 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E2, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, British Columbia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall a nice stay for 4 nights with very helpful management who are very organized. The complex is quite old but rooms are clean with nice views of the ocean and easy beach access. However, our studio room beds really needed new mattresses and pillows. Keep in mind there is no daily room service unless you pay $25. Barbeques are... More 

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Foothills, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to book a last minute accommodation for my family in Parksville and got in at Ocean Sands. Staff were excellent and the place was great for the kids with the pool and the beach right there. Thanks!

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always have such an amazing time at Ocean Sands Resort. We love having both the ocean and a pool to swim in. So much to do around the resort that hardly ever have to leave. Staff are super helpful and friendly. Highly recommend you stay here.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An open grassy field, playground and fenced outdoor pool make main level condos perfect for parents to relax and take in view while wee ones play. Later, explore wide expanses of sand at low tide and play in shallow water as tide comes in. Lots of nearby attractions and restaurants if you don't want to cook or use the bbqs.... More 

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Strathmore, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ocean at low tide was excellent. You could walk out for miles on the tide flats and pick up all sorts of shells. We visited the pool everyday and had loads of fun. We would go again in a heartbeat.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The units on this property are individually owned but the rentals are managed by onsite managers. My kids (12 & 8) and I stayed in Unit 208 for 5 days in August. The unit is well maintained with all the linens and kitchen stuff you would need. The highlight of the unit is a small balcony which over looks the... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four loved this quiet little piece just on the edges of Parksville. Very easy to see why so many people love this place! The place needed a little fixes here and there but overall a wonderful place to stay.

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Chilliwack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time staying at Ocean Sands and we will defenitley be going back again. Our suite overlooked the pool and still had a view of the beach. Our "home" as our children (3&5) called it, had more than everything we needed - fully stocked so all you really need to pack is clothes and food. Being so... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this property! It had a real feel of family vacation it was a nice intimate property the rooms are immaculate not needing one thing and it everything well-stocked very clean beds are very comfortable the owners of the property were very nice and helpful! I highly recommend this resort!

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Ocean Sands! We have been 4 years in a row!! The staff and service is second to none! The beach and view is amazing!! The pool and hot tub are awesome! It's perfect for kids!! Lots of room to play!

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