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“Extremely relaxing” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast Retreat
Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Extremely relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I along with our dog stayed in the Hacienda cottage for 3 nights over the Christmas break to relax and destress. This was a great place to do it. The hosts made everything as easy as possible, the location was perfect, and the cottage was very comfortable. We really enjoyed the sauna one afternoon and spent many hours laying around reading, going for walks on the beach, and enjoying some fine dining in Tofino and Uclulet. We went for one full moon stroll and had the place to ourselves with only one photographer to be found from one end of Chesterman to the other.

The kitchen is well stocked for camping and the accomodations are very comfortable. The hosts are very relaxed and where very unintrusive.

We'll certainly return in the future.

Room Tip: There was enough room for more than one couple in this house but it wouldn't be real private if...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sidney, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

If you are on a vacation to relax, enjoy the local beaches, perhaps do a little surfing, this home away from home is ideal. The Shipwreck (one of three cottages) is a charming cozy cottage with all the amenities. And I mean all. You do not have to bring a thing except your personal affects. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cleaning supplies, condiments, spices, coffee, tea, coffee bean grinder, paper towels and much more. There is your own private laundry room with washer, dryer, laundry soap etc. A BBQ on the deck. You even have a fancy sound system hooked up to the satellite TV. There are books, magazines and DVDs. It is like you walked into someone’s house and stayed for awhile. All the cottage fixtures are updated with directional lighting, dimmer switches, new shower and toilet, fancy coffee maker, full size fridge, microwave. I really liked the antique chairs and the kitchen table. The table was made from an old wagon wheel with wood inlayed to provide a nice surface. Very cool.
Everything about this place spells relaxing from the warm, nicely decorated interior to the funky outdoor bathtub (they provide the bubble bath soap) and sauna. It is so comfortable and clean and it is only a 5 minute walk down a path to Chesterman beach.
You get all this for far less than most resorts in the area. It is also a very private yard, quiet with no neighbours walking by. If you are looking for a hotel with a bar or close to pubs so you can party, walk back to your room and party some more then this place is probably not for you. But if you are looking for a relaxing, private getaway, away from the busy resorts then I highly recommend giving this place a try. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We recently stayed in the Haidaway cabin and it couldn't have been better as far as comfort, cleanliness and an excellently appointed kitchen. It was so very private with a wonderful deck area where we enjoyed our evening cocktails as the sun set. It takes just one minute to walk to gorgeous Chesterman Beach. Our only disappointment was that the proprietors never bothered to come show us the cabin's amenities or to see if we had any questions. Lucky for us, the owner of the condo where we stayed in Victoria prior to driving to Tofino had visited Tofino herself many times, so she gave us tips and suggestions. Trip Advisor helps too! Yet since we'd never before been to Tofino, we felt like it would have been nice to get a little help from the Gold Coast Retreat people themselves. Still, I would highly recommend the Haidaway to anyone with plans to visit Tofino.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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