We stayed in a beach level unit. Some are in better shape than others. Due to being close to the beach you should not expect super clean units. Ours had missing or broken kitchen pieces, broken downstairs shower, missing window screens and blinds that worked ok. Reporting the problems saw a quick response and repair.
Regardless of problems the location generally trumps most problems/concerns. Even though units are getting noticeably well worn I would not stay elsewhere else around here especially if you have kids.
The service here is mostly excellent with staff going out of their way to make your stay comfortable. There are beach stuff to borrow and plenty of towels.
This Resort is situated on Rathtrevor Beach which is the best family beach in Western Canada. There is easy acces to shopping and other touristy areas on Vancouver Island. It is accessible by car/ ferry and air. Comox and Nanaimo both have nearby air service. I visited the website IWantToFish to look for local fishing charters out of Port Alberni and French Creek marina.
You should know than on the beach level it can be noisy and hard to sleep at night with late night parties. You usually need to keep windows open upstairs to have a cool breeze in July and August.
Beach level condo units would be wise to put bunk beds back in the kids room. Master has a queen and not much room for much else. I would renovate and extend the master over the 2nd floor balcony. No one uses the balcony when you can sit on the beach. Our unit had a sofa bed downstairs but I rarely find them comfortable for an adult. Kids are ok.
If you find a renovated unit I would rank it 4.5/5. For the quality of most units they are expensive. It is cheaper to vacation in Hawaii than fly and stay here.
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