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“Private and well appointed with great location”
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Gold Coast Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Private and well appointed with great location”
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Just spent 4 nights at the Gold Coast Retreat near Tofino. We chose the Haidaway Cottage which accommodated 2 couples nicely. The cabin had a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds and luxurious linens, a wonderful outdoor claw-foot tub and use of a wonderful Finnish Sauna which our hosts fired up for us. The setting was very private, just steps away from the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shores of Chesterman Beach. We could hear the waves and the small yard was full of birds and fragrant honeysuckle. We are looking forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: The Haidaway Cottage is fine for two couples, but one of the beds is in a loft accessed my a ladder...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a few days during our honeymoon-the first few nights we stayed on Frank Island-which was beautiful but roughing it a little bit.. When we got to the Shipwreck Cabin we were so excited-it was perfect. Quaint but modern and very clean + they have an outside deck with a grill and bathtub! It was private and romantic -make sure to reserve the sauna which was free and an added bonus. It is a very short walk to Chesterman Beach-make sure to check out the sea caves when the tide is low--it was so beautiful and lots of starfish to see. Sulo and Louise were great hosts- you can tell they take pride in their places and want you to be comfortable. We highly recommend staying at the Shipwreck Cabin-we were so lucky that we picked it because there are a lot of places to pick from and I know we got it right! We cannot wait to go back and visit again. ***Big Bonus--washer & dryer

Room Tip: Shipwreck Cabin -is perfect for a couple.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Great spot, great hosts! If you want privacy and to be close to the ocean this is the place. We stayed here a few years ago and always looked forward to returning, we were not disappointed. Lots of little things to make the stay perfect. Wonderful spot to relax and 'just be'.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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vancouver, canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

My partner and I have stayed with Sulo and Louise several times over the past 8 years. We have enjoyed our stay every time. The price per night is very reasonable given the close to proximity to Chesterman's beach (you can hear the ocean from the property) and the quaintness of the cabins. The finnish sauna is a must; very warming and relaxing after a long day spent out in the rain. Little extras like the fully functional kitchen (tea, coffee, spices and cooking oil included), satellite radio and heated outdoor shower make for a very comfortable stay.
Our only issue is that is seems that everyone else has had an equally wonderful time staying here; in the future we will need to plan our visits farther in advance to guarantee availability!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

The Haidaway Cottage is a perfect getaway! The Golden Coast Retreat property is located less than a 1 minute walk from the beach and ocean. We spent every morning and evening walking along the beach, enjoying the beautiful Tofino scenery. The Cottage has everything we needed - and more! It was clean and had free internet and satellite TV. All the kitchen amenities were there, and the gorgeous outdoor tub was especially spectacular. The owner was very helpful with local Tofino eateries and things-to-do. By far the best vacation I have taken in a long time! Love love love this little piece of heaven. We will be back!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled 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
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
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Ranked #3 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Tofino
Number of rooms: 3

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