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Walk onto Chesterman Beach from this custom-built 3-story home and embrace the west coast lifestyle. Sit oceanside and enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and sea breezes on this 0.47-acre landscaped parcel on a quiet cul-de-sac.
Currently a successful BnB, this home features a mix of oak, tile, and heated jarrah flooring, includes a crawl space, with additional warmth provided by two Norwegian woodstoves, swept in 2018. The kitchen boasts a Subzero fridge, Wolf stove, Asko dishwasher, hardwood counter tops, and a large eating nook.
The six-bedroom five-bathroom residence has a Gambrel style roof with cedar shakes complemented by Salt Spring stone-accented siding. The Pella windows usher in views of the most popular beach in the Tofino area, while many unique features charm visitors from door knobs to skylights, fir bannisters and more. The west coast lifestyle is at your door.
An opportunity to run a business in an enormously popular local or secure this home for your family. A must-see.
Tofino is 40 km northwest of Ucluelet, 126 km west of Port Alberni, and 316 km northwest of Victoria. It is located in a geographical region called Clayoquot Sound. With a population of just under 2,000 permanent residents, Tofino welcomes between 750,000 and a million visitors annually. The recognition of Clayoquot Sound by the United Nations as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in January 2000 is the region’s most recent international distinction, recognizing the area as one of unparalleled natural and cultural riches.
Located in a temperate oceanic zone, Tofino has mild winters and summers. The west coast area of Vancouver Island is packed with beaches, parks, and waterfront promenades. Recreational opportunities include surfing, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, camping, hiking, storm watching, swimming, bicycling, and beach combing.
The area is accessible by plane, boat, and most commonly by automobile. The town's core features a myriad of cafes, restaurants, and retailers, in addition to art galleries, a library, an aquarium, marina, and a skate park.
The town is named after the Tofino inlet, which in turn was named after Admiral Vicente Tofino. The Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have made Clayoquot Sound their home for several thousand years. The current town site of Tofino was officially established in 1909 on the Esowista peninsula. The village of Tofino was first incorporated in 1932. In 1959 a long-awaited logging road was punched through the mountains between Port Alberni and the coast. Today, Tofino is a tourism hotspot with a thriving local economy.
Housing in Tofino is of all ages and styles. Iconic west coast designs intermingle with humble residential and commercial properties. There are a total of 307 dwellings in Tofino, 80.2% of which are owner occupied and 20% are renter occupied. Of these, 54% of houses are single detached, 16% are walk up condos , 11.5% are duplexes, 9% are semi-detached, 6% are row houses, while 3% are Mobile dwellings with the remainder uncategorized.
Residents of Tofino and nearby Ucluelet share schools and services provided by the Alberni School District with instruction all levels K-12 available.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Georgia and the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island is known as “the Hawaii of the North”. With its vast wilderness, picturesque peaks, and temperate climate, this stunning locale is a paradise for those seeking serenity and natural beauty. A breadth of lifestyles are available here from charming coastal communities and pastoral estates, to busy urban centres.
Unlike much of Canada, Vancouver Island's weather is mild year-round. Spring comes early, with cherry blossom, tulip, and daffodil blooms lit by sparkling ocean sunsets. Summer is close behind, with the first sightings of migrating whales and local fishermen. In fall, a plethora of farms, vineyards, orchards, cideries, and breweries take local culinary culture to new heights. Come winter, cars loaded with kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, skis, and snowboards come out to play, while golfers teeing off, and joggers taking to the trails remain common sights. Whatever the season, there’s plenty to enjoy on Vancouver Island.
From the remote Canadian surf-capital, Tofino in the north, to the tech-friendly historic harbour city of Victoria in the south, Vancouver Island is a mecca of world-class destinations, and facilities:
Known also as "The Garden City" for its perpetual greenery and rarely freezing temperatures, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and is a thriving collection of municipalities from it's historical urban centre, to it's various suburban, and rural developments both inland and oceanfront.
Located 15-minutes from Victoria in fast-growing Langford, Bear Mountain Mountain Resort is one of North-America's finest recreational developments, It is home to Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, its largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre, and an extensive network of top-tier mountain bike trails. It is the headquarters of Golf Canada's National Development Team, the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team and is supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC.
The Victoria International Marina, completed in 2019 offers full-service premium luxury yacht moorage for yachts from 65-feet to 175-feet in the heart of Victoria. With 28-slips, upscale security and safety, amenities, concierge services and crew facilities, this is the ultimate port-of-call from which to cast off and explore North America's most spectacular cruising waters, the Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage,
Centrally situated in the lush Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is Canada's only year-round motorsport circuit. This highly technical circuit features 19 corners and 11.5% in elevation changes, and is committed to providing the highest quality professional training, track-side support, and driver's education available.
Only a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the Cowichan Valley often referred to as the "Napa of the North" is home to 14 unique wineries. This cool climate viticulture is paired with a growing list of craft cideries, breweries, and distilleries located throughout the island, but mostly concentrated in the south in and around the agriculturally-rich Saanich Peninsula.
There are more than 200 islands in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. Teeming with land and sea life including seals, whales, eagles, otters, and porpoises this area is home to numerous rarely explored precious ecosystems. The larger islands are serviced by BC Ferries while the smaller ones can only be reached by private boat or float plane.
Convenient international access to Vancouver Island includes numerous ferry routes to and from mainland Canada and the USA, the award-winning Victoria International Airport, as well as numerous private flight operators, airfields and heliports scattered island-wide.