1 Queen Bed in the bedroom
1 Sofa bed in the living area
Blondie’s Hideaway (cottage #24) is a modern cottage built in 2011. It is one of our hypoallergenic cottage rental with all synthetic duvets and pillows, smoke free and pets free. Sleeps 4 and it’s features a full kitchen, queen size bed and an upgraded mattress on a double-size sofa bed. In the bedroom, you will find a flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player and a heated towel rack. The living/kitchen area feature a cozy propane fireplace, iPod dock, stereo system, Sirius Satellite Radio Dock and Wi-Fi. Outdoors, we have a propane BBQ, fire pit, comfortable chairs and a shed where we keep some extras like cushions, clothes drying rack, extra pots and pans etc.. to make your stay more comfortable. It’s only a few steps to the boardwalk with great views of the water onto San Juan Bay and the San Juan River.
Five minutes of walking from the cottages will get you to The Pacific Gateway Marina if you’re going fishing or you want to take in the sea air. Tommy’s Home Cooking (The THC Diner) and The Coastal Kitchen Café are a five minute walk away if you get tired of your own cooking. And the pub at the PortRenfrew Hotel is maybe a ten minute walk. They have food too.
You can get a few basic groceries at the Real Goods Market next to the THCDiner. A bigger selection of groceries including beer, wine and the hard stuff are at the General Store on Parkinson Road. It’s a good idea though to stock up on groceries on your way to Port Renfrew in Sooke or Cowichan Lake if you are travelling from the other direction. Of course everyone takes credit cards, debit cards and that ancient currency,cash.
Low Season (October 1st- April 30th)
$130/night (2 night minimum)
Hight Season (May 1st- Sept 30th)
$175/night (2 night minimum)
* One time cleaning fee of $60 will apply
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We stayed in Blondie's Hideaway for a couple of days during spring break and it was a great little getaway for us! We are a family of four with 2 young children (under 7.) Yes, the cottage is cute and the locale beautiful, and the service is great, you will notice all of this consistently in reviews. But for us, the best thing about staying here was that Handsome Dan and The French Girl treat will treat you like adults. What do I mean by that? Well, I have stayed in many cottages and for fear of you destroying their property the owners cheap out on everything from the dishes to the tv. Well, not here. The amenities are all of good quality, you will even find CDs and DVDs in Blondie's Hideaway library that you might actually want to listen to/watch. This is extremely rare in my experience. Also, we appreciated having the TV/DVD player in the bedroom, so that when our kids went to sleep on the sofa bed we weren't forced to bunker down too, we could watch a movie! And just so you know, if you forget to bring a bottle of wine, as we did, the general store DOES have some available to purchase! Whew! Book with Handsome Dan's, you will not regret it! And when you do, read the information book in the room from cover to cover, lots of important/cool info in there!
We recently spent two nights here and were very impressed with how nice these cabins are. Our cabin was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with everything one could possibly need. The gas fireplace really warmed the place up in spite of the wild winter weather. We are looking forward to our next trip to Port Renfrew and will be staying here again!
Amazing place for a family getaway. Relaxing and perfect place to escape away from the busy Vancouver. I am in love with this place. 10/10. Would come back here for more of this adventure.
Thank you Javon, Kim and Gladys
This was our best trip up to now. We stayed at a cottage called "Blondie's Hideaway". It has everything we needed. The place was extremely clean. The kitchen appliances are fairly new. The cottage has a variety of music for us to enjoy. The fireplace kept us cozy. The porch smelled like fresh cedar wood. We really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family!
This cottage was amazing! It has everything we need. Thank you for letting us use your Netflix. This place is very cozy and the instructions were very clear. This place has inspired us to buy our own cottage one day. The lonely Doug will be unforgettable, because I proposed to my girlfriend at that place. Now the lonely doug will be a little less lonely. Avatar Grove is a must see. We had trouble finding the trail at lizard lake. Botanical beach is beautiful. Be careful with Black bear, we saw one there. Thank you for letting us stay at Blondie’s Hideaway. Wilson & Amanda, Montreal. Quebec
- Being a new cottage development, there is construction of new cottages in the area. Please refer to the Map tab of the cottage page you want to rent to view the green area that indicate the future phase. You will be able to compare where the work is, in comparison to that specific cottage you wish to rent. The work will be going from Monday to Thursday from approximatively 7am to 7pm. Weekends will be left with minimal activity.
- There is no cell service in Port Renfrew.
- All cottage are provided with WIFI :)
- There is no gas station in Port Renfrew, but it is coming up soon :)
- The cottages are fully equipped with dishes, towels and sheets
- Firewood for the outdoor fire pit is also provided. (Useful to bring: Paper and or fire starter for outdoor fire pit.)
- 4PM Check-in time / 11am Check-out time