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Covid-19 Closure

  May 18th Temporary Update: with the recent Provincial Government announcements Tofino has a tentative re-opening of the accommodation sector (Phase Two) in June.  If all goes well, I will also be re-opening but not until July.  I am blocking 72 hours on either side of any bookings as a precautionary tactic to maintain the safety of the cleaners and guests.  Any  bookings I do accept will be in the understanding that if need be, cancellations may recommence.  In that scenario all … read more

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New Taxes Imposed as of October 1st, 2018

September 21st, With only 9 days notice, all accommodation providers with even a minimum of one unit will now be charged with collecting an additional 8% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) and 3% MRDT (Municipal Regional District Tax)on top of the existing 5% GST (Federal Goods and Services Tax). This 16% tax is not reflected in the nightly rate for the house, but will be added on for the total, the same way hotels do….. I am not happy about this.  I am … read more

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District of Tofino Business License #20200038

This is hopefully prominently displayed enough to avoid incurring the $250.00/day fine.

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August 1st, 2017

New calendar up and running!  Hopefully I will be able to manage it; if you have any questions just email or call me! Happy summer everyone!

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2017 Update

February 26, 2017 Hi Everyone! Here are a few changes… Damage Deposit: Unfortunately times have changed, and for any new bookings a $200.00 damage deposit is required. Cleaning Fee: There is a $175.00 cleaning fee. There is a $50.00/pet fee. No Credit Cards: The fees were exorbitant, so rather than passing on those costs to my guests I stopped taking them and only take cheques, Interac email bank transfers, or cash. Noise Policy: Tofino has a noise bylaw and quiet times are … read more

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Rick Mercer visits Chesterman Beach (and Zoe’s hot tub!)

The Surf Sister surf school is a terrific company that has helped many a visitor to Tofino get up on surfboard for the first time.  Check out this piece from CBC’s Rick Mercer Report to see how much fun it can be.   (Bonus: watch for the hot tub scene at the end – that’s the hot tub at Zoe’s At North Beach!)

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FANTASTIC is all I can say. This is a real showpiece you have here. Thanks for a really great time. We'll make sure and come...

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