A three-bedroom, 2 bathroom family home with gardens on an acre of forest
Clayoquot Cedar House, Norma Dryden
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About Clayoquot Cedar House, Norma Dryden
A resident for over 20 years and hosting guests to our region for 12 years, I am happy to share our lifestyle and culture with those new to the region. I am involved in many arts initiatives in Tofino, and work with a group that puts on the annual Carving on the Edge Festival each September. It is a celebration of traditional and contemporary west coast carving.
Clayoquot Cedar House, Norma Dryden purchased this House in 2002
Why Clayoquot Cedar House, Norma Dryden chose Tofino
Inspired by the longhouse and native art from our region, we custom built the home to reflect west coast artisan design and Tofino lifestyle.
What makes this House unique
Ideally nestled between Tofino's best surf and sand, the house is located on an acre of coastal rainforest adjacent to a paved pedestrian/bicycle pathway that leads to beaches, restaurants, stores and Tofino's Visitor Centre. Downtown is 6km accessible by paved pathway or car, you can walk and cycle your holiday here. The setting is quiet and private, with a large garden and yard to enjoy.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
More than we expected.
It is the perfect Tofino experience.
Being our second time in Tofino, we were able to sink more into the spirit of Tofino by staying in Norma’s home. It is simple, beautiful and full of creative spirit.
Cox Bay and Chesterman Bay are short 5 minute bike ride away and if your bikes are equipped with a board rack, you do not need a car for your stay. Biking into town takes 15-20 minutes.
Do not worry about the trailer on the property. All in all it was a perfect Tofino experience.
We will for sure return to this property.
Thank you Norma.
Home away from home!!
All the amenities you could ask for and more! Loads of space and spices too!! Easily slept 7 (two bedrooms with doors and one open sleeping area at top of stairs. Two large bathrooms (one up and one downstairs). Parking for three vehicles. Five minute drive to Tofino or 20 min walk on the paved path that runs beside the highway. The fire pit out front was used often. Quiet and well off the highway.
Lovely stay 😊
beautiful house however lack of communication and false advertising
The house was beautiful and clean for our two night stay but upon arrival we found only beds for 6 guests and not 10 as we initially booked for.
We tried to make amends with this guest that included a response within one hour of their arrival. The extra mattresses had not been set up by the housekeeper, and when asked if this was adequate, they replied that all was well. When they indicated at the end of their stay that they were not pleased with mattresses on the floor, we refunded part of their money.
Upon review of our advertising details, we found nothing false about it.
However an unhappy guest remains one, although we made every effort to remedy the situation.
Artsy home in rainforest
Funky artsy comfortable space. We really enjoyed it!
Very lovely house perfect for larger groups !
Very lovely house with all the necessary amenities ! The house was very well maintained and only a short walk to the beach. The outdoor fire pit area and porch was also very well set up. The one caution I would have staying at this property is that there a quite a few trailers on the property fairly close by, but we didn’t have any issues with them! If you’re looking for absolute privacy this might not be the place for you.
The vacation rental home is private.
There is an Airstream trailer that is being renovated, it is located behind the house. There is no one living in it, and we intend to move it to another location soon.
There is another one located in another area of the property that is occupied by the housekeeper. It is not in sight of the main house and gardens.
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