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Relaxation or Adventure at it's finest.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Come and relax in the tranquility of this property

This 2 year old home offers comfort at it's premium. 1860 of beauty and craftsmanship. Very beautiful treed setting surrounded with custom built in place cedar fencing. Soothing fish pond with waterfall for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. Municipal maintained walking trail aprox. 500 ft from the front door. If you prefer golf there are two golf courses close by. Property has parking for several vehicles including a rv hookup with 30 amp. service. Visitors are not far from a variety of attractions. For instance: You can drive to Tofino on the west coast and watch the surfers in 1 1/2 hrs. The world famous Cathedral Grove where some of the largest and oldest trees in the world are situated is only 20 minutes away. Lots of Lakes for fishing and swimming are close by. As well as the best salmon fishing in the world is right down the road. You can take the Francis Barkley passenger ferry to beautiful Bamfield and cruise 30 miles up the Alberni Inlet which is a natural deep sea canal. Lots of historic things to see, such as the old McLeans Mill. There is a hospital and great shopping only 5 minutes away, yet you still experience the country setting while staying in our home. The inside of the home is beautiful with Valour cast iron fireplace, high ceilings, lots of upper windows, hand scraped hickory floors, and marble floors in bathrooms. All stainless steel appliances including washer and dryer, built in vac system. Two flat screen tv's are available one 60 inch and the other 40 inch. As well there is sound under the roof top patio and is Bluetooth compatable. Both bedrooms have king size beds with cotton sheets and eiderdown covers. Wi fi is also available and is included in the rental. BBQ is provided under one of the patios which is under cover so you can still bbq even if the weather is not so dry. You will always be comfortable with a state of the art heat pump to provide cool days in the summer. Both bedrooms boast king size beds, and the ensuite has a beautiful walk in shower with seamless glass enclosure, two person soaker tub, heated floors, electric fireplace. n the event of any mishap there is a beautiful hospital only 5 minute drive from this property. Just bring your clothes. Everything else is provided.

Don/Jean Carriere (West Island Retreat)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Don/Jean Carriere (West Island Retreat)

I am a home builder and have built houses all over vancouver island. I have put personal touches into this home as it is our current residence. My wife Jean as well has put all her fine touches into the decorating, landscaping etc. We take pride in our home as it is our personal retreat as well. All we ask is that you treat our home as it is your own.

Don/Jean Carriere (West Island Retreat) purchased this house in 2012

Why Don/Jean Carriere (West Island Retreat) chose Vancouver Island

Port Alberni has a lot to offer as it is the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park. See people surfing every day, as well as the beauty of Tofino and Uclulet. Take the lady Rose ferry for a day trip up the Alberni Inlet to the small community of Bamfield.or simply stroll the Harbour Quay and have a meal or just a donut it's all beautiful. Some of the best fishing in the world when the Salmon come up the inlet each spring until late fall. Tour the famous McLanes Mill. Take a trip 20km east of Port Alberni to view and stroll through the largest forest grove in British Columbia (McMillan Park) and while your there enjoy a picnic or refreshing swim in beautiful Cameron Lake. Near by lakes to swim are Sproat Lake, and Great Central Lake Or if it's the beautiful sandy ocean shores you prefer then keep driving east for another 6km. to the breathtaking shores of Qualicum Beach. There you can enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply stroll for long distances on the beach.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful back yard, very private with fish pond, waterfall, . Beautiful gardens, and the sound of the birds every morning. Just a couple minutes away from a very modern hospital. Several grocery stores to shop at. Also a beautiful very modern sports facility about 5 minutes from our home, where hockey school is conducted in July. Indoor pool with sauna, and spa.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Relaxation or Adventure at it's finest.
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Jean & Don's during our fishing trip to Port Alberni this summer. We found their home to be well stocked with all the amenities to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Their house is very clean and beautifully decorated, it's very apparent that they put in a lot of pride and love in their home. Jean & Don were absolutely lovely hosts. We will definitely stay again if the opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Jean and I wish all families would treat our home as you treated it . You are welcome back anytime.
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  • 1 of 5

Our reservation was unexpectedly cancelled two weeks before our vacation and we had to find other accomodation; very disappointed !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and I feel so bad in having to cancel this reservation. At the same time it hurts our hearts to learn that there are people out there that are so self serving. I had to have surgery in Vancouver that I have been waiting almost a full year for.Also at that time my niece died at the age of 34 so we have been very busy helping my sister and her husband in their time of need. We lost a son we know how much they are hurting. So if you think your world has stopped turning because of an acomodation cancellation then maybe I could suggest try to be a little more understanding and compassionate when others are hurting. Ps Sorry once again for your inconvenience.
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Beautiful and Elegant

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week in Port Alberni and the found the home's location very convenient and central (our son was in a hockey camp at the Multiplex). The house is both comfortable and beautifully decorated, making our stay very enjoyable. The kitchen is very well supplied and we were able to use the BBQ and enjoyed some delicious meals. Don and Jean were gracious hosts and were available for any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for such a positive review.
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Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a great trip to Port Alberni. It is a very nice modern and clean home. Don and Jean were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive response Kurt.
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Exceptional clean home

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home for two couples, 2 beds 2 baths. Don was very welcoming,and keen to accommodate should you need anything.

Spacious home is a lot bigger than appears on the web site.

Great amenities.

Great garden to relax in.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much Barbara for your kind words. Jean and I enjoyed having you all stay in our home. You were the perfect guests anyone could ask for.
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BEST of 7!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked accommodations at 7 different locations on our 2-week vacation to Vancouver & Vancouver Island, & this was the BEST by FAR!! The home & grounds are beautiful & Don & Jean are so pleasant & helpful. We wished we could have stayed the whole 2 weeks. DO NOT HESITATE-book now!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and I would like to thank you for such a wonderful review. It was our pleasure having you all. You were the perfect guests.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
port alberni regional airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Hospitality Inn
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Holly's Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway to Long Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Little Bavaria
Nearest Ski
57 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Sproat Lake
Car: recommended

Beautiful municipal maintained walking trail only 300 feet from the front door. Stroll the Harbour Quay just down the road with a variety of specialty shops, where you can book a beautiful boat trip and tour up the Alberni Inlet to the small community of Bamfield. It is aprox. a 25 mile trip up the Alberni Inlet. You will see bears,eagles,etc. It is a beautiful day trip.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Standard Rate
28 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £126
Refundable Damage Deposit £315

No garage access. No office access

Please Note: This is not a property designed for little children due to a fish pond with waterfall, and the liability issues that go along with that.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1867 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower, double sinks, fireplace,heated floors,
  • Ensuit has heated marble floors, large walk in shower, double sinks, two person soaker tub, fireplace
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed,walk in closet with a Mexican Armoir and flat screen tv. 2nd Bedroom has a king size bed,32' tv, large closet and a Mexican Armoir
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
RENTAL RULES Don & Jean’s West Island Retreat 3515 Carriere Road, Port Alberni BC No Smoking inside or within the parameters of the fence. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. No Fireworks on the premises. No pets unless there is a separate pet contract that has been completed by the homeowner and guest before arrival. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. Maximum 4 Guests. There may be an exception only if pre-arranged with homeowner at a cost of $25 per day per extra guest. No overnight guests,only those originally booked The guest completing the rental agreement must be 25 years or older and staying on the premises for the agreed dates. This is a residential property, please respect the neighbours and observe quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

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