Bedroom 1: King bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin bed
Living room: Sofa bed
* Dog Friendly Oceanfront Cottage
(Sleep up to 6)
Brand new 2BR suite / Oceanfront/ Dog Friendly Only/ Sleep up to 6, with use of sofa bed.
Spectacular Oceanfront, Marina and Mountain views. The sleeping arrangement in this suite offers 1 King bed in the first bedroom. The second bedroom is fitted with two twin bed and a sofa bed in the living room
The Salty Dog cottage is a picturesque dog-friendly only vacation rental located in Port Renfrew, British Columbia. This cozy cottage is situated right on the oceanfront, offering stunning views of the Port of San Juan from its spacious patio.
As you step inside the cottage, you'll be greeted by long hallway that enters into a warm and inviting living area, complete with a large 70-inch TV and plenty of comfortable seating options. The living room also features a fireplace, which is perfect for keeping cozy on chilly evenings.
The Salty Dog can comfortably sleep up to six guests, with one king bed, two twin beds, and a sofa pullout. The twin bedroom is equipped with a smaller 28-inch TV, perfect for kids or anyone who wants to watch their own shows.
The cottage also boasts a well-equipped kitchen, complete with a gas stove, perfect for whipping up delicious meals for you and your family. If you prefer to cook outside, you can take advantage of the BBQ on the patio, where you can enjoy your meal while taking in the stunning ocean views.
If you're looking for entertainment during your stay, the Salty Dog has plenty to offer. There are lots of games and books available for your use, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing family vacation. Additionally, there's a propane fire pit on the patio, which is great for roasting marshmallows and sharing stories under the stars.
For those who love fishing, the Salty Dog has a large deep freeze, perfect for storing your salmon catch until you're ready to cook it up or take home with you. Additionally, the cottage has a washer and dryer, so you don't have to worry about dirty clothes piling up during your stay.
Overall, the Salty Dog is the perfect vacation spot for anyone who wants to relax and unwind while enjoying stunning ocean views. Whether you're traveling with your family or a group of friends, this cozy cottage has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Port Renfrew.
As of June 01, 2020 and due to the health and safety concerns brought on by the corona event, please be aware of these changes we have made to our cottages:
SUNDRY ITEMS: All condiments and staples have been removed from the cottage. This means sundry items like coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper (and their shakers), cooking oils and other handy things that help round-off a nice meal have had to be removed. Be sure to include these kinds of items in your list of things to bring to the cottage. Most of these are available at the San Juan Market (in Port Renfrew), but we never know if the supply will keep up with the demand under the new rules. And please, take home with you all the condiments you brought;
LINENS: Of course, ALL bed linens, duvet covers, bath and hand towels, shower curtains and kitchen towels and dish rags are professionally laundered between each Guest’s visit. But we have had to remove all the extra blankets that each cottage had earlier provided. Please pack your own favourite blankets from home to increase the cozy factor during your stay at Handsome Dan’s;
DISHES Although the cottage remains fully equipped with all serving dishes and plates, glasses, cups, cooking pots and pans and utensils you will need to prepare a fine meal, REMEMBER that these items will all have been used, cleaned and stored away in their respective location by the previous Guest. With this mind, be sure to re-clean each re-useable piece of kitchen equipment before your personal use (there is plenty of dish soap and clean dish rags in the cottage)
GUEST INFORMATION BOOK: All the information for the cottage, including where things are, and how things work are in the welcome binder in your cottage. Please review the binder and email us when you arrive to confirm your arrival.
Wi-Fi: There is not cell service in Port Renfrew, but all cottages are equipped with Wi-Fi. So you will have access to internet and emails. You will find the wifi login and password in the Welcome book binder in the cottage, and below here:
INTERNET SERVICE IN PORT RENFREW: It is important to know that, in the summer months or very busy weekends, when many people are visiting Port Renfrew, streaming services like Netflix, Crave etc.. may be slow to watch due to the high demand on the available bandwidth of internet service that serves Port Renfrew.
NO CELL SERVICE IN PORT RENFREW This means you will not be able to make and receive phone calls, as there is no cell reception. You will be able to make phone calls if you go to your settings, and enable “Wifi calling” if your phone plan and phone provider support this feature, Remember you will only be able to make and receive phone calls as long as you are in proximity of wifi. Wifi is provided in all cottages, so you will be able to have access to your email and internet.
NO GROCERY STORE IN PORT RENFREW: Port Renfrew only has a General Store, open daily (11AM to 7PM). Although it is a very well equipped little store, you will not find fresh meat, and only a small variety of fruit and vegis. You can expect a good variety of dry goods, coffee, spice, along with bread, milk, eggs, bacon and other sealed pre-packed meats and liquor, wine and beer. You may also visit the grocery stores in Sooke or Lake Cowichan, depending from which way you will be travelling.
SHEETS AND TOWELS: There will be 1 set of sheets for every bed including the sofa bed, and 6 towels as per maximum occupancy of the cottage. More towels are available at additional cost ($5/each) or you may bring some from home if you judge you will need additional.
COFFEE MACHINE: The coffee machine is a regular 12 cup drip coffee maker and a French Press. Please bring you own coffee.
DISHES: All dishes in the cupboards are used and cleaned by guests. To be considerate of the guests following your visit, please ensure to clean your dishes properly.
PARKING: There is parking for 1 vehicle only. Guest must park just in front of the staircase, additional parking is available in extra parking area. Parking is limited. Carpooling is suggested.
- Boat and trailer may be parked at the marina for a small fee. Please call (250) 412-5509 for reservation.
- RV's and camping are not permitted anywhere in cottage community.
OUTDOOR PROPANE FIRE PIT: There is a propane fire pit on the deck for guest's enjoyment. Please follow the instructions in the Welcome Book.
POWER OUTAGES: Port Renfrew and the south coast of Vancouver Island are subject to powerful wind storms that can cause extended power outages. The Guest is advised that neither Handsome Dan’s nor the Owner will be liable and no partial or full refund of the price of rental will be offered for power outages, however caused. This cottage is equipped with a gas cooking stove and gas fireplace, in the event of a power outage, you will be quite comfortable.
NOISE: EXCESSIVE NOISE AND DISTURBANCE OF OTHER COTTAGE OWNERS AND RENTERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY GUEST CREATING A DISTURBANCE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY WITH NO REFUND. IF A FORMAL COMPLAINT IS FILED WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER AND A FINE IS LEVIED AGAINST THE COTTAGE OWNER, THE OFFENDING GUEST WILL REIMBURSE THE COTTAGE OWNER THE FULL COST OF THE FINE AND ANY ASSOCIATED EXPENSES. IN ADDITION, THE GUEST’S BOOKING INFORMATION WILL BE FLAGGED, AND HANDSOME DAN’S WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT BOOKINGS FROM THAT GUEST. BOOKING.COM, EXPEDIA AND OTHER BOOKING AGENTS WILL ALSO BE ADVISED, IF APPLICABLE.
** A $300 FINE WILL BE CHARGED TO THE GUEST IF A DISTURBANCE COMPLAINT IS RECEIVED.
CONSTRUCTIONS: Please be aware that you are in a new cottage development, and there are still some cottages being built in our little community. Please refer to the "Cottage site map" above to see the location of the construction. The work is normally scheduled Monday to Thursday and leaving weekends to minimum activity.
NO SMOKING INSIDE: Please enjoy your smoke outside. Smoking is not permitted inside the Cottage and a $300 fine will be applied.
DOGS ARE WELCOME IN THIS COTTAGE
⁃ Guests will supply their own bedding for their pets.
⁃ Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the furniture, (specially beds and couch.)
⁃ Outside, dogs must be kept on a leash on the Cottage property or anywhere in the Cottage Community.
⁃ Guests will ensure that any deposits made by dogs on the Cottage or its adjoining structures, property and Community are duly and properly disposed.
⁃ Damage and/or extraordinary soiling to the Cottage or its adjoining structures committed by Guest’s dogs will be subject to additional charges to Guest’s credit card in amounts at the discretion of Handsome Dan’s.
⁃ Pets are welcome only in cottages designated as Pet Friendly. This cottage only permits Dogs.
⁃ BEFORE VISITING A FRIEND AT ANOTHER COTTAGE, PLEASE BE SURE TO VERIFY IF THAT COTTAGE IS ALSO PET FRIENDLY. A $300 FINE WILL BE CHARGE FOR BRINGING A PET IN A NON-PET FRIENDLY COTTAGE.
EQUIPMENT: While every attempt will be made to ensure that television, phone, internet, BBQ and any other appliances are in working order for the Guest’s visit, should any breakdown or other situation occur like, but not limited to, power outrage whereby these items are not available for the term of the rental period, Handsome Dan’s is not responsible for replacing or refunding the Guest for the lack of use of these elements.
DON’T LEAVE ANY GARBAGE BAGS ON THE PORCH OR DECK: especially overnight. You’ll attract a variety of critters…raccoons, crows, ravens and bears. Please take your garbage to the waste management compound on Parkinson Road just this side of the General Store (about 1 kilometre from the cottage on the highway back towards Victoria).
CHECK-IN TIME IS 4PM *Check-in and Check-out times are to be adhered to, unless otherwise arranged in advance and confirmed by email. Early arrival and/or late departure may result in additional charges. Late departure may result in additional charges.
CHECK OUT TIME IS 11AM: To be able to ensure that the cottage will be clean and ready to go for our next guest's arrival, it is important that guests respect the 11am check out time.
** If you are going fishing on your check out day and will not be back for 11am check out time, please be sure you pack and bring all your belonging with you in the morning. GUEST WILL BE CHARGE AN EXTRA NIGHT RENTAL FOR ANY LATE CHECK-OUT THAT IS NOT PRE-ARRANGE IN ADVANCE WITH HANDSOME DAN’S.
ON YOUR DEPARTURE:
- Please be sure to wash your dirty dishes, and start the dishwasher.
- If you used the BBQ, please ensure the BBQ is clean, valve or tank is turned off, and the cover is back in place.
- Turn down the heat to 10
- Take all your belongings
- Please take your garbage, recycling and bottles to the Waste Management compound on Parkinson Road just this side of the General Store (about 1 kilometre from the cottage community).
- And lock all doors in the respective matter.