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Gold Coast Retreat
Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“perfect romantic spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

What a wonderful romantic hidey-hole! From the soft jazz music playing when we first opened the doors to the wild flowers in vases, fully equipped kitchen, spotless clean, steps to the beach. Had a wonderful time enjoying an every nite bubble bath in the outdoor clawfoot bathtub. My significant other loved the outdoor shower. We will definately back! We can't say enough wonderful things! Has all the ammenties of home and then some. What a wonderful relaxing time!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just got back from a short stay at the Haidaway and it couldn't have been better. Our cabin was so perfect, steps away from Chesterman Bay, privately situated in the beautiful Tofino lush brush. The cabin is so perfect, I felt like a spoiled surf bum. Everything is provided and more to make your stay quaint and get you in the mood to appreciate the stunning surf. I plan to return again for what was the most serene, relaxing vacation the coast has to offer. Tofino is a beautiful place, but the Haidaway made it paradise. Four stars!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have stayed in both the Haidaway and La Hacienda, as a couple and with friends and our experience has always been outstanding. The cabins themselves are equipped with every possible amenity imaginable and are very comfortable and clean. The sauna and giant bathtub (in the Haidaway) are more than just novelties and really round out the whole "tofino experience". The location is perfect if you are a surfer (like us) or just there for the scenery (us too). It is close enough to the beach to walk carrying a giant beginner surfboard, even if you are a wimp like me. Sulo and Louise, the owners, are very friendly and accommodating. We have stayed in other places in Tofino but none since discovering this place. We wholeheartedly recommend Gold Coast Retreat and are looking forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

We must be related to the hosts because our wondeful stay April 2012 was like coming home ~ welcomed by fresh cut flowers and romantic music. Nothing "cookie cutter " . Quaint & querkie It began iwth an informative e-mail providing direction and a warm welcome..Our thoughtful hosts provided all needs with extra everything .VERY private , quiet. Reading, music, outdoor shower and clawfoot tub, the MOST amazing Finnish Sauna, BBQ, fully equipped kitchen , glass roof patio, and charming grounds with - yes, a boat - but you must go see . Easy access with parking included . Beautiful Chesterman's beach is really the icing on the cake. Sulo has taken thoughtful care in supplying just what his guests require . Happily ship wrecked.

Room Tip: E-mail Sulo for personal directions and information. Bring along a rain ponch and enjoy the beach w...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Teade
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toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

I just spent 3 days in this fantastic location. It is like home as soon as you enter the cabin. Everything is included ( coffee-tea-condiments-candles-books-cable...). We had music playing when we got in. The beach is just across the road. It was the BEST rental I had in all my travelling. Thanks again for a memorable stay. I did not want to leave.
Reine Ouellet Toronto Ontario

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Cumberland, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

I don't think I could have been more surprised in my life to have found this Shipwreck Cabin Retreat. I never said OMG so many times ever. Because of the supplies in the cabin we didn't have to pack half of what we did. Loved the whole relaxing atmosphere and you couldn't ask for a better host like Sulo. Hot Bath outside, Finish Sauna, candles, fireplace, beach across the street. Just amazing!

Room Tip: There was no pool but an out door old fashion tub with hot water and bubbles lots of bubbles!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

What a lovely place for a romantic getaway. The Ship Wreck cabin is even nicer than the photos and is fully stocked so you cook meals at home. All the little details of the place show a lot of care went into its creation. Just a short walk across to the beach and very friendly owners. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gold Coast Retreat
Address: 1338 1340 Chesterman Beach Road | British Columbia, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Number of rooms: 3

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