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Whimbrel Cabin in the Cedars (Since 2017)

4.96(257)SuperhostTofino, British Columbia, Canada
Entire cabin hosted by Trevor
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Our cozy 1-bedroom cedar cabin optimizes 'west-coast-casual'. Ideal for a couple wanting to enjoy intimate indoor & outdoor spaces. Inside - enjoy local handcrafted wooden furnishings, skylights, a wood stove & a well equipped kitchen. Outside - the cabin is surrounded by ancient cedars, rhododendron gardens & a covered cedar & glass deck. We are on the bike path - a 5-minute walk to Chesterman Beach & famous Tofino amenities like Chocolate Tofino, Tacofino, Beaches Grocery & the Tofitian Cafe.

The space
Our private cabin is nestled among the cedar forest of our private 1.75 hectare lot backing on to the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area - where thousands of migratory bird species annually feed and rest - and our cabin derives its name - the Whimbrel.

Both secluded and private - we've done our best to build in the amenities we seek out when we travel - local character, lots of light, surrounded by nature, combine with friendly helpful people.

The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, 3-piece bathroom (with tub/shower combo), a counter with bar stools for casual eating and a cosy living area with two comfortable Mission style chairs - perfect for sitting in front of the Jotül wood stove with a book or glass of wine.

The upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, plenty of windows and a skylight - perfect for those late night star gazers.

The large outside cedar (and glass roof protecting you from rain - we don't get any of that here!) has matching adirondack deck chairs, a propane BBQ, teak deckchairs and all the outdoor gear needed to relax and enjoy the west coast vibe at your pace and savour memories of Tofino.

Guest access
All the cabin and contents, including the glass and cedar side-deck and BBQ and property surrounding the cabin are yours to enjoy.

At present, however, our forest paths with access to the 'inside channel' and Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area remain rustic and not safe for guest usage. However, we are more than happy to provide directions to help you safely access these exquisite areas in our back yard. Please ask.

Other things to note
TRAVEL ADVISORY starting March 1, 2018: A 2-year $30 million upgrade to a 1.5km stretch of Highway 4 Kennedy Lake. This will result in the following delays and road closures.

- 30-minute delays between 7am and 9pm with the road open to alternating single-land traffic in both directions;
- 2 one-hour Full Closures from 12noon to 1pm and 4-5pm everyday.
- Complete Closures in both directions from 9pm to 12-midnight, 1am to 4am, and 5am to 7am everyday. Consult drivebc.ca for up-to-date details

WILDLIFE: Please be aware that we share this land with various wildlife including wolves, bears and cougars. Please remember to avoid walking alone, never approach or entice animals with food, and keep your distance. For more information - read the pamphlet "Living with Wildlife" in our cabin.

EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI: You should also be aware that we live in an earthquake prone part of the world, and because we live so close to the ocean - we need to be prepared for the possibility of a tsunami and prepared to look after ourselves for a minimum of 72 hours.

As such, in your cabin, by the main door, in the unlocked closet on the left, you will find a 2-person "Grab & Go" knapsack. In the event of a prolonged (20 seconds or more) and violent shaking - please take the bag and follow the blue "Tsunami Evacuation" signs and get to 20 meters or more as rapidly and safely as possible.

TOFINO TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM TESTING: Every first Friday of the month at 11am, the District of Tofino tests the Tsunami Early Warning System that you will see at the north entrance to Chesterman Beach - an unmistakeable large white tower. We hear it loud and clear on our property. No need to be alarmed - but we like to be prepared. If you hear the Westminster Chime for 10 seconds - it is the universal "all-clear" signal, and all is fine.

If, however, there is a real emergency, expect a wailing tone siren, followed by a voice message indicating the level of alert, and instructions on what to do. You should tune into the local radio station Tuff City Radio at 90.1 FM for more information.

Licence number
Licence # 20210256
Our cozy 1-bedroom cedar cabin optimizes 'west-coast-casual'. Ideal for a couple wanting to enjoy intimate indoor & outdoor spaces. Inside - enjoy local handcrafted wooden furnishings, skylights, a wood stove & a well equipped kitchen. Outside - the cabin is surrounded by ancient cedars, rhododendron gardens & a covered cedar & glass deck. We are on the bike path - a 5-minute walk to Chesterman Beach & famous Tofino… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Babysitter recommendations
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

The cabin is walking distance to many of the feature you're here to enjoy - beach walks (Chesterman Beach is a 5 minute walk) and great food and coffee is around the corner at Beach's Grocery. We are right on the multi-use bicycle path - and bike rentals at Tuff City Bikes - is just around the corner as well.
The cabin is walking distance to many of the feature you're here to enjoy - beach walks (Chesterman Beach is a 5 minute walk) and great food and coffee is around the corner at Beach's Grocery. We are right on t…

Hosted by Trevor

Joined in January 2015
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Husband, father of 2 independent-minded daughters, motorcyclist, environmentalist, world traveller, community-development planner, tempeh-maker, espresso-ist, chicken-raiser, DIY'er, canoeist etc.
During your stay
We live on site - in our home at the top of the hill - and you will see us - Trevor and Laura, our two young daughters - Lilli and Eva, and gentle white Labrador Retriever - Toby - coming and going - as we go about our daily business and routines.

We're equally happy to leave you on your own - or stop and chat and share travel stories or answer any questions you have.

We'll always do our best to help make your stay in Tofino a memorable experience.
We live on site - in our home at the top of the hill - and you will see us - Trevor and Laura, our two young daughters - Lilli and Eva, and gentle white Labrador Retriever - Toby -…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy