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“WONDERFUL PET FRIENDLY VACATION COTTAGE” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oceanside Village Resort
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL PET FRIENDLY VACATION COTTAGE”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Rundleskinny
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank rooster2action
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Cochrane, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank NikkyD
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

That was a great stay in Parksville. I got my key and walked to my cabin. I thought they had got my reservation wrong. This place was huge.
I walked up the front patio and sure enough the key worked, this was my place.
A quick description of this place: 2 patios (front and back), full kitchen (a cheese grater and a full stack of dishes, I think 8 sets), 2 bedrooms, lounge and 2 bathrooms.
It was clean, roomy and felt like a holiday house which instantly relaxes you.
Most important for my work trip: free wifi!!! So important.
I will come back and stay for both business and leisure.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dhunter1964
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

This was not the first time we stayed here and had become to expect that for the price of the stay that the service would be excellent. They made a mistake on out reservation on WE HAD TO MOVE CONDOS. This was only agreed to after we proved it was their mistake!!!!!!! They pretty much said too bad for you. The bathtub was dirty, there was no propane for the bar b q and there was a wasp nest nest on the patio. After multiple stays - WE WILL NOT GO BACK and will no longer recommend to others. We asked for a contact number to write a complaint and was told there was none but the office (The staff we were already dealing with),

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank mommy010410
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islander0010, Manager at Oceanside Village Resort, responded to this review, 2 September 2010
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Oceanside Village Resort. We appreciate your feedback and take all comments from our guests very seriously.

Your review will be an invaluable tool in training our Front Desk and Guest Service Team to ensure future guests have an exceptional experience. We hope that you will return as a repeat guest and afford us the opportunity to make a better impression.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your comments.
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Calgary
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2010

We stayed at the Oceanside Village Resort with friends and family, and we couldn't have asked for a better set-up. The cottages were all very lovely, and beautiful. We were all within steps of each others' cottages; so getting together was a piece of cake. We liked the fact that we didn't always have to pack into vehicles to meet up with each other. We will definitely be returning to these cottages, as the 3 nights we had there, wasn't nearly enough time to do everything we wanted. We found the cottages quiet and peaceful. Yes, it was a 1.2 km walk (or 2 minute drive) down to the beach, but who cares... we're there to enjoy the great outdoors, and that we did!

Parksville, and Rathtrevor Beach were awesome! There's so much to do and see, and our little ones (10 kids from 4 families), all had a blast. It was so child-friendly! We also headed down to see the sandcastle competition in the evening, and they were amazing. I highly recommend this place to families with younger kids - they would have a blast!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Orchid73
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Courtenay, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2010

Was nice, but not worth the price. You have to make sure all the dishes are cleaned in the dishwasher and put away before you leave (Check out is 11 am so no sleeping in on day of check out), and strip the beds and put all the bedding in the tub before you leave. I want to not do housework when I go away, just relax on the beach. Also, this resort is NOT ON THE BEACH, so keep this in mind. I'd stay at another resort on the beach next time.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank islandtraveller_star
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Property: Oceanside Village Resort
Address: 1080 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Phone Number:
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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