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Oceanside Village Resort
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
British Columbia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed here for my birthday last March (2011) and I was so pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The units are clean!, well stocked, huge, and comfortable. I particularly love having a kitchen in a place we stay because we have a child and it's just easier for us as a family. The cottage we stayed in allowed our dog and that was just wonderful. For the price of a hotel, we had so much freedom. I loved walking my dog around the complex and down the street. It's not far from a beach, but yes, it's not ON the beach. However, you get spoiled with what you are renting compared with other places. We all slept peacefully and the grounds were quiet and well kept. I don't think I'd recommend staying in a cottage directly on the street side. I would give this place a 5 star, but the pool was very cold. It was March and not warm outside by any means, so the pool should really have been heated to at least two degrees warmer. It was cold - I didn't go in it and my 5 year old and husband couldn't stand it for too long before they ended up in the hot tub with me. Other guests were complaining about this too, so it wasn't just us. However, overall, the place was amazing and we'll be back!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

For our family of 4 adults, we got the Arbutus, the smallest kind of cottage. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a BBQ, and wonderful patio set. At night, it was great to sit outside to star-gaze. I find that the mattresses in the cottage, including the sofa bed, are way too soft. I had back pain after sleeping on them. I guess this is really personal preference. Another draw back of the cottage is that it only has 1 bathroom. It was quite inconvenient for the 4 of us. Otherwise, it's a nice place and comfortable place to stay. It's also very close to downtown Parksville, where the restaurants and grocery stores are.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

This is our second year out here and have even asked for the same cottage we had last year. The place is fairly new so everything is clean and modern. It is fairly close to Rathtrevor beach which is a great place for kids to place as you can literally walk 1km into the ocean during low tide, so lots to explore and many sea creatures to play with. Lots to do in the area as there's mini-golf, bumper boats, lots of great trails and quaint little stores and shops. The price is decent, but don't expect to be waited on hand and foot as some reviewers have expected, this is a great family vacationing spot, in fact we've always had 3 other families here with us and the kids have a blast. Will be coming back for years to come...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

Super nice cottages. And a real bonus to be able to bring a pet. I really studied all the various places that I would be able to take my dog with me, and this was by far the nicest place to go. (my lab had been sick with a stomach ulcer and I wanted to keep her with us). The cottages are close together but offered enough privacy and very clean, modern, very well equipped.
I do think the check out time of 11am with having to clean dishes, and strip the beds makes things a bit tight; a 12 noon check out time would have been a lot nicer.
Super nice pool on sight, as well as fun mini golf course. A fantastic sushi place with a friendly lady running it.
It isn't beach front...the beach is a good 15 minute walk away, but still for a family friendly, very nice 'own' cottage vacation, this is great!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Victoria
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

From the moment we made our first telephone call to Oceanside Village Resort, we were impressed with the friendly and helpful service that Kathy provided. Arriving in our cottage/cabin, we were delighted by the wonderful cozy, clean and homey feel of our vacation home. Tastefully decorated with up-to-date furnishings, we were quickly "at home" - comfortable and cozy. We were impressed with the number of towels provided including beach/pool towels. While the kitchen is stocked with basic pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, salt and pepper etc., don't forget to bring your own spices, oil, food wraps, etc. Laundry detergent was not provided, so be sure to bring your own if you need to launder your clothes.

We were looking for much-needed rest and relaxation and that's exactly what we received. We were so comfortable and relaxed that we decided to stay longer than the original week we had planned.

The best part of Oceanside Village Resort for us was that not only did we have a beautiful cabin to stay in but also that our aging dog who can no longer be left behind on our holidays was welcome too.

We were reluctant to leave our little piece of paradise but thankful we discovered this gem of a pet friendly vacation home rental resort in Parksville. (none of the other resorts are pet friendly!)

Thanks Oceanside Village Resort - we look forward to our return (SOON!)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

The staff was welcoming and very helpful and the check-in was a breeze, the cottage exceeded our expectations in every way, To say it was well equiped would be an understatement as there was even an umbrella in case of rain. The surroundings are nicely landscaped and quite quiet . The recreation bldg. is maintained to an above average standard and well equiped . The centre of town and its shopping and dining facilities and one of the islands finest beaches only 5 minutes away .

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank rooster2action
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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

This place was so much more than we expected. We arrived on a rainy day with a cranky baby and to make the day perfect I expected a shabby cabin. Ok, I was in a bad mood ;) But as soon as we arrived and entered the cottage, I cheered up right away. The cottages are huge and fully equipped with everything. Even washer and dryer which comes in really handy when travelling with a baby. The lady at check in was friendly, too. The whole property and the cottage itself were very well maintained and clean. There is also an indoor swimming pool and mini golf. Yes, you do have to strip the beds and clean the dishes before you leave. I don't know what the other person complained about in his/ her comment. First of all, that's pretty common in vacation rentals and then it said so in the reservation confirmation. If they had read that before they would have been warned. If you need full service, then book a hotel next time. We had no problems tiding the place up a bit before we left. We are no messy people and it took less than 30 minutes. We will definately come back. thanks so much for a great vacation!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Oceanside Village Resort
Address: 1080 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Parksville
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceanside Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanside Village is a convenient Parksville resort situated on a beautiful 15 acre property offering various styles/sizes of new cottages sleeping from 1-8 persons in Parksville's resort area. Each cottage boasts all the comforts of home, coming fully equipped with 6 appliances, 2-3 TV's, DVD players, large open concept rooms with vaulted ceilings and field stone fireplaces. Enjoy the outdoors on your front and back decks which come with patio furniture and your own BBQ. This unique development features thoughtfully designed luxury cottages within easy walking distance to nearby lush forest trails and miles of sandy beaches to explore Rathtrevor Provincial Park. Located within our Resort is an indoor pool with hot tub and fitness centre. Also a Day Spa & Salon, Tea/Coffee House & Clothing Boutique. Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park is located next door and our area also hosts four first class golf courses. ... more   less 
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