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The Historic Old Customs House

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view from the deck of Johnstone  Straits and of Vancouver Island
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Enjoy your stay in this quaint, fully equipped 2 bedroom suite located upstairs in the Historic Old Customs House (built in 1917) overlooking beautiful Johnstone Straits, right downtown Alert Bay. (home of the killer whale) from your deck:. see the cruise ships as they pass by on their way to and from Alaska Enjoy the marine life in the bay watch the soaring bald eagles and marine birds as they search for fish experience life in our friendly little Island community...Enjoy your stay in this quaint, fully equipped 2 bedroom suite located upstairs in the Historic Old Customs House (built in 1917) overlooking beautiful Johnstone Straits, right downtown Alert Bay. (home of the killer whale) from your deck:. see the cruise ships as they pass by on their way to and from Alaska Enjoy the marine life in the bay watch the soaring bald eagles and marine birds as they search for fish experience life in our friendly little Island communityMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
maxine w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2014
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a really great time in Alert Bay! Thanks Maxime for all the information and that you let us stay in your cute cottage. We had everything we needed and enjoyed the beautiful view from your balcony! :)

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank isabelpeters
Management response:Responded August 6, 2018

Thanks for your comments !I am so glad you had a good time. I hope you come back to visit us again ! The Customs House will keep the light on for your return !

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Booked to stay here for one night which unfortunately was a Sunday. Part of the reason for visiting Alert Bay was to visit the cultural centre which was closed also had the problem that everywhere was closed for dinner apart from one dodgy restaurant (...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank supersal4
Management response:Responded June 12, 2018

Thanks for the tip ! I need to put out more info on the history of The Customs House . Sorry every thing was closed. Come and visit us again and stay longer. :) I will keep the light on for your return !

Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is the place to stay on Alert Bay. Just steps from the ferry and market, beautiful view from the porch, totem poles additional steps from door, and plush and cozy accommodations. Maxine was not only considerate of our desire to have our pup along,...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank HeidiKap
Management response:Responded October 7, 2015

I loved having you and your husband and your little dog Emma visit us. Just would have liked you to stay longer ! warm regards, maxine

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Reviewed May 17, 2015

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Date of stay: April 2015
Management response:Responded May 18, 2015

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Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed March 4, 2015

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Date of stay: February 2015
Management response:Responded March 5, 2015

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Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had an opportunity to stay at The Old Customs House during Christmas. The room was very clean and tidy. The Kitchen was well stocked with every thing you would need. Laundry facilities and the bathroom was very nice. You can sit and surf the web...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank peachy6500
Management response:Responded March 3, 2015

It was such a pleasure to have you both stay with us over the holiday season and we hope you will consider staying with us again soon. Maxine

Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed here with three other friends when we came to Alert Bay for a reunion with a high school friend who lives there. She helped find the place and it worked out very well. It's comfortable, clean and equipped for making meals if you...More

Date of stay: August 2014
3  Thank Nina T
Management response:Responded January 29, 2015

We absolutely loved having you ladies stay with us .It was a pleasure!!! Maxine

Reviewed August 2, 2018
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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded August 3, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Located downtown Alert Bay, overlooking beautiful Johnstone straits, close to the downtown shopping area .( directly across from the Information center , the Library museum and the town square) Visit the info center and see the original watercolor paintings by Chris Nancarrow (a day in the life of Alert Bay) stroll along the board walk aside the seawall or walk the beaches in search of the blue, venetian glass trade beads or shells and treasures hiding in the pebbled sand sit on the balcony and enjoy the snow capped mountains of Vancouver Island and the clear ocean waters of the pacific. watch the marine shipping activities or look for the cruise ships on their way to and from alaska spot killer whales, dolphins, mink and sea otters along with the cormorants and kingfishers, beau...
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