West Coast Style
Fully Accommodating Vacation Rental
Fresh & Clean. Inviting Nature Indoors.
Bjørn Holm offers a luxury retreat – sleeps 2 – uniquely designed for intrepid travellers looking for real-life experience West Coast-style. Experience stunning ocean views across San Juan Bay towards the Carmanah/Walbran UNESCO bio-sphere and the head of the West Coast Trail. Watch as boats, kayaks and marine life pass you by. Bjørn Holm showcases original artwork and traditional carvings, custom woodwork, and hand-crafted furniture. Every aspect charms. The beauty is in the detail.
Welcome to the warmth and freedom of our personal space. Dedicated parking for our cottage is available for your use as well as complimentary wireless internet. We are located in a safe community with an entry code panel. The house is equipped with fire extinguishers, smoke, and CO2 detectors.
Queen-size bed with cherry wood armoire and a writing desk; USB charging stations conveniently located. Take pleasure in quality linens & duvets.
The living room offers flat-screen TV (Netflix/Amazon/YouTube), DVD Player and cozy up to the gas fireplace; solid rustic white oak flooring throughout the house. High vaulted ceilings with full window views overlooking the ocean and forests. Relax with a book from our well-stocked library during the storm season. There is no cell phone service in the area; chose to let the world slip by.
A comfortable place to eat, drink and lounge the day away whenever you're not exploring the area!
Our open concept fully-equipped gourmet cherry wood kitchen features full-size appliances including gas stove and microwave, fridge with ice/filtered water and dishwasher; Vancouver Island marble and solid wood countertops.
There are heated towel racks and tile flooring in the bathroom will soothe the soul; as well a curbless walk-in shower with pebbled shower floor. On arrival, you will find a soothing ambiance from aromatherapy mists. Hand soaps, lotions, and washes are well stocked. There is a portable first aid kit for day-long hikes and bike rides. The washer/dryer in the downstairs utility room is available for all rentals of 5 days or more.
In the summer walk out to the patio where a gas barbecue and view awaits. An outdoor firepit is also there for those chilly evenings.
Enjoy all the comforts of home plus a few more amenities:
Books & Games
Indoor & Outdoor Fireplaces
Make the Most of Your Stay
Taylor, our cleaner, and I have established Post-COVID guidelines to ensure a safe environment for both our guests and Taylor. Beyond adhering to the rigorous Ministry of Health guidelines, we take into advisement both BC WorkSafe and Airbnb’s recommendations. PLEASE READ the laminated guide sheet on arrival. Stay safe. Stay well.
There will be welcoming treats awaiting your arrival but we highly recommend you bring your own groceries (don’t forget the liquids) and the kitchen is nicely stocked with the basics. Comfort the body; feed the soul. There’s something elemental about foraging for wild food in remote places – whether you’re buffeting the waves for Dungeness crab, mushrooming in an autumnal forest, or seeking the elusive salmonberry. Tune into nature and the seasons to find a little headspace – and hopefully some edible delights. Or choose the local cafes or pub for a night off; the food is great; highlighting local fare. The pub offers great views overworking docks. All are within walking distance if you’d like to keep the car parked.
Port Renfrew is on the edge of the wilderness. Amenities are still few. We have a small gas station in the town (just before the Fire Station) but we would recommend filling up your vehicle in either Sooke or Lake Cowichan.
Neighbouring properties are under construction so there is some noise and storage of materials impacting the surroundings but ONLY Monday-Thursday. They stop construction late afternoon Thursday. There may be some light activity on Friday. The crews are cognizant of our guests.
Being new to hosting, we are offering the basic amenities plus little luxuries that we would expect in our own home. If we have neglected something, please do let us know. We want to make the most of your stay!