The Guest Guide
Welcome Home & Enjoy Your Stay
Our House Rules
Treat Our Space Like You Would Family
To make your 2-Night stay memorable and enjoyable!
Home access – keypad code. Computer/TV access – passwords and codes. (Made available upon booking)
We have neighbours: human and animal. Please respect them and we kindly ask that you minimize your footprint in this super natural environment. The house manual is to make your time run smoothly, please read it.
No smoking, parties or events. No more than 2 guests at a time. Additional guests may be negotiated. The premises may not be safe for infants or toddlers.
Check-In Time 4 pm/Check-Out Time 11 am
A Two Night Stay, Minimum.
Reuse and recycle as much as you can and avoid plastic in your life. Be involved in the Wild West Coast; leave no trace. No smoking of any kind on our 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. We encourage you to sign our Guest Book. Feel free to leave tips on how to enjoy Port Renfrew!
Please put dishes in dishwasher and laundry in the shower enclosure when checking out, no fires on deck and use only the BBQ for cooking outdoors. Treat our home as a family member; perhaps your Grandmother. Make her proud. We understand that the unexpected happens; after all, to err is human. Please report any damage immediately.
No being miserable. Be inspired by our beautiful space. Take momentary refuge, reflect and rejuvenate. Laugh! Smile at everyone you meet!
Other Things to Note:
June through September is peak season; the area is reliably less mobbed (but no less beautiful) during the shoulder seasons of late Spring and early Fall…….but count on rain and beautiful misty mornings. If rough weather is your thing, join the intrepid slicker-clad travellers for storm watching season.
There is a new gas station in Port Renfrew but we advise to gas up in Lake Cowichan or Sooke.
There is no cell phone coverage after Sooke or Lake Cowichan – depending on your route, but there is a landline in the house you are welcome to use for local calls and emergencies. Ensure you’ve noted the front door passcode…there is no help-line until you’ve entered the house.
The local salmon and halibut fishing is incredible. Bring your fishing gear. The river estuary offers plenty of wonderful bird and marine life. Bring your camera and binoculars. All the close-by beaches (Mystic, French, Jordan, China, Sandcut, Sombrio and the Botanical) have waves, tall trees, walks and more. Bring your hiking boots and a walking stick. Rain ponchos and day packs are hanging inside if you’ve forgotten yours.