I heard about the adorable "Shipwreck" cottage from a friend and I'm so glad for the tip! My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and loved everything about it. Cozy, comfortable, quite, private, location, funky, you name it....It was our first time in Tofino and we felt like we hit the jackpot in this sweet little spot. Just across the street from beautiful Chersterman Beach. All these reviews are saying the same thing: it's lovely here. Thank you Sulo and Louise!
Such a lovely place to spend Christmas. Warm, cozy and inviting. The shipwreck cabin is perfect for two. Everything you could need is provided. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, TV, wifi. Chesterman beach is a one minute walk. If it weren’t so cold we would have taken advantage of the outside tub.
We just spent 7 amazing days in Tofino and a large part of that was our accommodations. The Shipwreck cabin was perfect for what we needed. Well stocked kitchen, outdoor shower and bathtub!!! Comfy bed and very clean. It’s location allowed us many quick trips to Chesterman beach for morning coffee, surfing, happy hours, sunsets and star gazing. Sulo and Louise were great hosts and communication was fantastic - even made sure I was set up for a zoom meeting. Can’t wait to return to this idyllic place.
I booked a last minute getaway for my husband and I for 2 nights in Tofino. Our daughter, son in-law and grand daughter were staying at another location during the same time. We were so surprised at what a perfect place we had chosen. The location was amazing. A 2 minute walk to Chesterman Beach. We could hear the sound of the waves from our cottage!! We could easily make our way back and forth from cottage to beach for any items forgot or for a quick break from taking in the incredible beach. The kitchen was perfectly equipped to accommodate our breakfast, lunch and dinner needs. There was more than enough dishes, glasses, equipment etc to accommodate our family for meals with us. Heavenly bed!!! So comfortable and so quiet with exception of the sound of the waves. The extra large old fashioned tub outside on a nice way to end the day, relaxing in a big bubble bath again with the sound of the waves. We will definitely book here again and highly recommend it to anyone that is wanting a cozy cottage with lots of privacy and so close to a beautiful beach.…
My sister, brother-in-law, husband and I just spent three great days at the Hacienda. A perfect location to enjoy Chesterman Beach, Tofino and Pacific Rim park. Louise and Sulo were great hosts - very responsive and helpful but not intrusive. The house was large and very comfortable for the four of us. Sadly we didn’t get to enjoy the outdoor bathtub - next time!
We spent four nights in late July 2019 at the Shipwreck Cottage in the Gold Coast Retreat. What a rewarding choice! A beautiful little studio cabin (for two people maximum, we suggest), fully equipped kitchen, living space and bathroom. A few minutes walk to Chesterman Beach, and a short drive into Tofino or other areas of Long Beach. Sulo and Louise, the hosts, are welcoming and exceedingly pleasant and helpful, with a vast store of local knowledge and businesses. The online description is completely accurate. We will stay here again without doubt.
We chose Gold Coast Retreat by an “accident” really but, we could not be happier with the result! The place is so beautiful and peaceful, it really feels like home. The owners are professional and welcoming. I would recommend any of their cabins to anyone, we stayed at the Hicienda chalet and it was so lovely! Highly highly recommend!
The Hacienda is a very large place and very close to beach access. We are a family of 4 and we really enjoyed our stay. Sulo and Louise were great hosts. The outdoor shower was great for rinsing off after surfing sessions. The place was clean and beds were comfortable.
Everything we needed was here. Sulo and Louise were welcoming. We loved the kitty, chickens and pup that came to visit. We loved being close to beaches, Tofino and a short drive to Ucluelet. The deck was a fantastic place to relax after a busy day.
My dog, Samson, recently had knee surgery. The cone around his head is not desired; he accepts it, though. Stairs are not permitted for Samson, yet. Though there are only two steps, Sulo and Louise brought over wood yesterday and built my dog a ramp to enter the porch to indoors the peaceful cabin. I emphasize that the owners of Gold Coast Retreat built for Samson a ramp. Just for him, Louise and Sulo did this. Wow! We have stayed at Gold Coast Retreat in Tofino four times previous to this time. It keeps calling us back to the island. Shipwreck Cabin feels so much like a home away from home for both Samson and me. I am so very grateful.