CedarWood Cove is a Wellness & Recreation retreat located on the Tofino inlet waters edge. Immersed in nature with uninterrupted stunning views of the ocean, Meares Island and mountains. Come breathe, love, relax!
CedarWood Cove is a Wellness & Recreation retreat & rental located on the Tofino inlet waters edge. Immersed in nature with uninterrupted stunnings views of the ocean, Meares Island and the mountains beyond. We offer guests a self contained cosy cabin (2/3 people) that has a rustic west coast feel thats tranquil and relaxing with a touch of magic (we also have a larger 3 bed main house (6 people) see listing link below for seperate booking) We offer massage & nutrition services aswell as rentals/lessons for SUP, surf and bikes, the only way to cruise around Tofino! Holistic retreats are hosted throughout the year for yoga, surf and more. We invite you to have a taste of our Tofino life on the ocean, to breathe, laugh, love and rejuvenate.
Nestled in an acre of cedarwood forest in a cove just you and the calming ocean tides, dotted with islands of cedar forest, and the surrounding snow capped Bedwall mountain range... Thousands of birds, soaring bald eagles, and if you are really lucky some wolves and the odd bear living on the island opposite hunting salmon and crabs... This is the magical landscape of CedarWood Cove.
The cosy cedarwood cabin is idillyic with perfect ocean views, it can accommodate 2-3 people. The cabin is fully self contained with small kitchenette and cooking appliances (double ring hotplate, coffee maker, kettle, refrigerator, mini oven/broiler/grill), with its own BBQ to use. The cabin also has a fresh 3 piece bathroom (shower, sink, toilet), with thick towels and robes. You can enjoy a comfy queen sized bed under a loft window filled with stars (cabin can also be set for twin and 3 people). The cabin has a sitting area with cedar table, comfy chairs and cushions. All of the cedar furnishings in the cabin were made with wood from our property by your hosts. The cabin enjoys a private deck and patio doors that look directly onto the thousands of migratory birds that pass through feeding from the nutrients in the mudflats and is the most amazing viewing you can possible dream of, ask your hosts about the local ecology. We leave Berts Binoculars, and lots of books in the cabin for you to identify the birds, a bird watchers paradise. The whole area is protected by Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere, and is a sanctuary for wildlife.
After a day of surfing or hiking sink into the hot tub and sauna house both on the cedar deck looking at the ocean tides. There is a fire pit next to the water with logs, table and a grill for you to roast some locally caught fresh fish, and marshmallow sticks for the fire too! There are also mini trails around the property through the gardens for children and dogs to explore. The cabin is also heated, and has extra cosy blankets, beach chairs, beach sarongs, umbrellas, board games and to-go cups for you to use. We also have a massive supply of current films on memory stick you are welcome to borrow and nest inside, just bring your own laptop.
Also available to rent is a larger 3 bed main house, nestled in the trees on the waters edge with stunning views. It is attached to the main deck but seperate from the cabin. Check out the listing here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1538677. Renting the entire house and cabin is also available.
We also offer the following services onsite, for which your hosts are qualified and licenced. We offer personalised packages at special rates when booking 2 or more, just ask!
- Stand Up Paddle lesson/tour
- Bike rental
- Surf gear rental
- Private Nutritional consultation
- Cooking lessons
We can also help you book kayaks, fishing and outdoor tours like Hot Springs and Whale watching. Take advantage of our private jetty with direct access to the water for all kinds of water activities! So much hiking in the area including Lone Cone, Schooner Cove, Radar Hill and lots of forest whispering trails to explore and breathe within.
If you want to bring your dog, please let us know what type/size, only well trained pooches are welcome. All pooches must observe pooch etiquette on site, no pooches on furniture, and most definitely no wet muddy sandy dogs inside. We have an outdoor hose and shower area to wash off paws and partners. As there are so many nesting birds, any barkers or duck chasers must be kept on a leash. There is a small additional doggie cleaning fee of $25 to be paid on arrival.
We have a beautiful cedarwood greenhouse that we welcome you to look around and share your greenfinger tips with us, donate seeds, even help plant new babies if you want to. We love to share nutritional advice and swap recipes so just ask!
As a holistic wellness space, we promise, after each booking, to clear and balance energy, by burning sage and incense throughout our property ready for new guests.
Your Cedarwood Cove hosts look forward to sharing our Tofino piece of paradise with you. We have a F.B. page should you also wish to become a friend of Cedarwood Cove and discover all of the adventures possible here in Tofino. Click 'LIKE' and get to know us a little better :)
Guests have access to all the shared ammenties listed. Some closets may be locked, please respect the owners personal property & belongings. There are two locked sheds outdoors which guests do not have access to.
Interaction with Guests
If we are not at work or in the ocean we are onsite most of the time and we love to share the best things to do in Tofino so you can feel like a local rather than a tourist. We absolutely love to hear all about your adventures, but we also value your privacy. Airbnb provides a unique experience unlike hotels, which allows connection with people all over the world. Whether its sharing a fire pit under the stars or chatting on the deck under an umbrella, or a quick hello/goodbye we are pretty easy going and laid back and adaptable to your needs. Honeymooners, we always give privacy and lots of space and are very considerate of your special time together.
We are perfectly located between the major surf beaches, Chestermans beach is a stroll away and is absolutely perfect for surfing, walking, beach dogs, sunsets, stargazing and beach fires. Its a short walk to the local shops for coffee/grocerys/ tacofino/surf lessons and Tofino village shops are just a 5 minute drive away with tons more restaurants, crafts, art, surf shops, good food and plenty of locals to enjoy stories with. Cox Bay is 5 minutes away, and Long Beach 10 minutes away. So much to do outside or simply relax at the cabin, kick back and watch the neverending stream of nature passing by.
Rent a bike from us!
Other Things to Note
Please indicate the correct number of guests when making a booking, there are additional fees for additional guests aged 3+. Please include in your inquiry details of your group, and what your plans are whilst in Tofino. Finally please ASK about bringing your dog, we are located on a quiet sanctuary of migratory birds, aswell as wolf & bear country.
Respect nature and the quiet environment we are blessed to live in. We are a relaxing holistic retreat, not a party place! We welcome like minded people into our home :)
The house manual is inside to make your time with us run smoothly.
Please re-use and recycle as much as you can and avoid plastic in your life. Be involved in the real Tofino, leave no trace.
Respect guidelines for sauna/hot tub use.
No smoking of any kind anywhere on the property.
Enjoy the treasures provided, and be sure to leave them for the next guests to enjoy also. We love to share our personal things with guests, please look after them and be sure to leave them where you found them.
Feel free to leave tips on how to enjoy life and Tofino!
Try surfing or stand up paddling!
No being miserable.
Smile at everyone you meet:)
We loved our stay with Michelle and Alan! They made us feel like locals by including us in a campfire dinner with their Tofino friends. The cabin is perfect, a nice comfy bed, healthy breakfast and lovely decorated with local products and art. The view is spectacular and with all the migrating birds there was so much to see. We made good use of the binoculars provided :) Both of us booked a massage with Michelle and felt truly pampered. We are already looking forward to our next visit!
Michelle & Alan were amazing hosts! Prior to my trip they provided me with awesome suggestions about tours to take, places to stop on my drive and tips about bringing my dogs to the area. The little details in the cabin and property made me feel like it was home; the homemade granola & jam, bath salts & soap were fantastic touches! The silly details: the bed was comfy, the cabin was clean, the property was secluded but I felt super safe and the pictures don't even do this place justice! The kitchenette has everything a kitchenette needs, I was able to bring some food, tea/coffee so that when I didn't feel like going out I could cook - but it's important to note, I barely touched the food I brought since every restaurant Michelle & Alan recommended was fantastic! This was my first trip to Tofino and I was amazed at how perfectly located this property is. The inlet is the backyard, the ocean is a 10 min walk (2 minute drive), the town is a 10 min drive and there are endless hikes and beaches less than 30 minutes away. With the town being so small it was so convinent that Michelle & Alan were able to offer massages, yoga, paddle boarding, surfing...etc, especially when traveling solo since a lot of activities through tour groups require minimums. Their energy was infectious and I left feeling like I couldn't wait to go back! There are some people who are Airbnb hosts just to make some cash when they are out of town, but Michelle & Alan are the real deal; THIS IS THEIR JOB, I truly have no complaints! Since I wasn't able to see and do everything in Tofino that I wanted to due to crazy weather and a short trip, I can't wait to plan my next trip and stay with them again!
we had a great time, and were very happy, the light on the lake is beautiful and the stars are bright,
Just returned home last night from Michelle and Alan's beautiful cabin. It was everything we needed and more. We cozied up in our cabin and the hot tub on the day it poured down rain (and felt happy for the whales that the seas were too high for anyone to go bother them). And walked the nearby beaches and enjoyed the view from our deck on the lucky sun-filled days while we were there. We had to change our dates with little notice and Michelle & Alan were incredibly understanding and helped us reschedule so we could still enjoy their beautiful home. Part of me wants to keep this gem secret (like the babysitter you don't want to share) but truly, you will never be disappointed staying here. We'll definitely be back!
Great experience. Beautiful isolated-feeling place with all the comforts of being near the town. Owners are helpful and can sense what sort of involvement they should have depending on their guests desires while there. We definitely recommend!
We had a fantastic long weekend in this paradise in beautiful Tofino! A perfect mix of relaxation and adventure in an awesome location. Michelle and Alan are wonderful hosts - thoughtful, kind and good fun! Highly recommend the sunrise yoga with Michelle and SUP in the cove. We left feeling rejuvenated and inspired!
Had a wonderful relaxing time at Cedarwood Cove. Michelle and Alan are both knowledgeable and accommodating! Would definitely stay here again. :)
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I'm Michelle and I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Bodyworker and am credited with Yoga Alliance RYT200 and taught Yoga in Vancouver for 2yrs whilst at school. My passion is for healing and holistic health through food, touch, movement, love and laughter all washed down with plenty of cake :) I offer my services at Cedarwood Cove and practice various massage & bodywork treatments to suit your needs and mood. I provide organic homemade breakfast supplies for all guests, and we try and grow as much food as possible, fish and gather the fruits of nature. I'm always grateful to talk nutrition with guests and have lots of handy tips on food and health aswell as providing private consultations if required. I'm also a qualified Stand up Paddle instructor (Paddle Canada) and urge you to try out SUP from the luxury of the private jetty to the water! I love to share laughs and fire pits with guests, I also know the value of solitude and quiet.
Alan my husband runs a business in Victoria renting bikes, scooters and motorbikes and so commutes a lot between Victoria and Tofino. He is an active member in the mountain biking community and is often found hardcore biking up roots and shoots all over Victorias finest mountain bike trails. He is the outdoor adventure guy, with a keen eye for safety and a dangerous lust for risks. He loves to surf and play in the ocean and is ready to share his passion with friends, guests and anyone else willing to jump in the Pacific! He is the one to ask to fix your bike, teach you how to do a wheelie, assist with surfing, directions, chop you wood, make fires, tell you where to get a good coffee and give tons of knowledge on local hikes and trails (and what to wear!)
We both love Nature, surfing, yoga, food, health, the Universe, laughing, sillyness, love, books, mountains, oceans, travelling, snowboarding, biking, the beach, flowers, people, star gazing, hiking, cooking and chocolate!
Travelling is a big favourite of ours! Ive been known to couch surf, sleep at homestays, work on farms woofing, snooze in Morrocan Riads, try and live authentically as possible in new countries from new zealand to costa rica and all over europe. We never stay in hotels, hence the reason why we are offering to share our piece of paradise and holistic homestay/cabin in Tofino with you. Our dream is to expand the homestay in Tofino and develop in Costa Rica. We invite all people to come and eat organic farm grown foods from the greenhouse, do yoga, surf, collect shells, hike, bike, paddle board, sleep in hammocks, heal, drink wine, make friends, show gratitude and eat chocolate. Wanna come? :)
We want to inspire you to be the best that you can possibly be.
'Be yourself, everyone else is taken' - Oscar Wild.