YOU ARE RENTING #252 (A): UPPER 2BR in this spectacular oceanfront cottage, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, gas cooking stove, WIFI, BBQ, and all amenities of a home.
***PLEASE NOTE: This cottage has an additional lower 1 BR suite and a separate bedroom offer at additional cost should you choose to add it. The rooms or levels not booked, will not be rented to a different party. Privacy is absolutely assured. FLOOR PLANS FOR THE UPPER AND LOWER LEVEL SUITES ARE LOCATED IN THE PHOTO GALLERY. Refer to booking option below for more details on these options
#252 (A) Upper 2BR suite
Bedroom #1: King-sized bed
Bedroom #2: Bunk beds containing two x-long singles
Living room: Queen-sized sofa bed.
Going Coastal R&R is offered for maximum flexibility for couples, small or large groups. Book the configuration that best suits your needs.
* Please note this cottage has an additional lower 1 BR suite and a separate bedroom offer at additional cost should you choose to add it. (It will not be rented to a different party, but only offer as an add on)
Experience luxurious accommodation in a wild west coast setting with oceanfront views throughout
Going Coastal R&R is a brand new cottage situated on a clifftop above the crashing waves of Port San Juan inlet. It features unimpeded spectacular views of the ocean, forests and beaches beyond. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or patio and watch the sunset while eagles soar above and salmon jump below.
Our cottage is set up for maximum flexibility for small or large groups. It can accommodate up to 12 people, with two separate fully-contained upper and lower suites, and an extra side bedroom with its own entrance and half bath that can also be added on to any configuration. Attention has been taken to assure maximum noise suppression between the floors and to maximize visual privacy as well.
The three main bedrooms (one up and two down) are made up with king-sized beds with posturepedic memory foam mattresses. There are also a variety of pillows to choose from including hypoallergenic ones in gel, memory foam, contoured and traditional fill in various shapes and thicknesses. . . allowing for a sleep that may not even be achieved at home.
The upstairs unit also has an office/bedroom (with a computer desk) and built-in twin x-long bunk beds and a comfortable queen-sized sofa bed in the living room.
The west-coast-style water feature tumbles alongside Going Coastal and is bordered by a slate-and-cedar-step pathway that winds down to the dramatic ocean side cliff lookout. Here one can watch the water cascade down amongst the rocks to spill into the cove below where the otters often play and, at low tide, exposing the adjacent islets and the Botanical-like tidepools. When tide and wind conditions are right, the sound of the surf blasting into the shallow sea cave tucked underneath us vibrates into the ground itself.
Other notable features:
Propane fireplace upstairs
Cliff-side fire pit surrounded by a built-in cedar bench with wood and kindling supplied (howling at the moon optional)
Large deck off the upper level with propane BBQ, and a slate patio in front of the lower level
Flat screen TVs, and DVD players on both levels
A wide variety of games and books, including guide books to local attractions and history, and DVDs
A washer and dryer on the upper level
Three skylights on the upper level for enhanced natural lighting
The upstairs kitchen is complete with a dishwasher while both kitchens have refrigerators with sizable freezer compartments along with a gas stove/oven and microwave in each
Complimentary coffee, tea and basic condiments in each kitchen
“Going Coastal R&R. . . your Rest and Recreation must destination”
No SmokingPet FriendlyOcean ViewOceanfrontHypoallergenicNo PetWifiTVCable TVNetflixDVD PlayerDVD MoviesPhoneFridge with freezer
Bar FridgeMicrowaveMicrowave/Convection OvenGas Cooking Stove + OvenElectric Stove & Oven2 Burner Induction Hot Plate4 Burner Hot plateDishwasherWasher/ DryerGas FireplaceElectric FireplaceWood FireplaceFull Bathroom1/2 bath (sink & toilet)
Bluetooth speakeriPod DockiPod and DockCD Player with CD’sBoard GamesBookBBQFire PitOutdoor Propane HeaterOutdoor Propane Crab CookerOutdoor Electric Crab CookerHot Tub
All dates are based on 2023 Canadian stat holiday dates and may be adjusted year to year accordingly.
Low Season: *Nov 15, 2022 - Feb 16 2023 / November 12 - Dec 21, 2023 From $250/night + fees and taxes (2 nights minimum)
*High Season rates apply between Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
Mid Season: Feb 17 - May 18 and Oct 9 - Nov 11 From $310/night + fees and taxes(2 nights minimum)
High Season: May 19 - Oct 8 From $395/night + fees and taxes (2 nights minimum)
Cancelation Policy: Guest must cancel or modify booking 48 hr before check-in time (4PM). Any cancellation or reduced stay made less than 48 hr Prior check in will be charge in full.
* One time Exit cleaning fee of $179 per reservation will apply
Going Coastal was everything we had anticipated -- excellent accommodations, a lovely deck overlooking the bay and top notch service from the Handsome Dan's team. Our only slight complaint was the flimsy, fraying bathroom towels but really, that's such a tiny, tiny thing compared to how much we loved the cabin. The kitchen was stocked better than any place we've ever rented, and we've stayed at a lot of vacation rentals! Extremely impressive. I would highly recommend this cabin -- and Handsome Dan's -- to anyone.
Thank-you to Handsome Dan and France for your wonderful service!
We stayed in beautiful cabin #108 last weekend. We were two of many guests who were invited to a wedding in your beautiful town.
Cabin # 108 is absolutely gorgeous! We loved the view and the attention to every detail. The king sized bed and linens were really comfortable.
The cabin has a beautiful deck on which to relax and take the views in. The kitchen was complete with absolutely everything you will need. A cozy fireplace made for a relaxing time in between hikes, beach walks and beautiful sights.
We will definitely be back to enjoy this special place soon!
Which Cottage have you stayed?:Going Coastal 108 A
What a wonderful spot to relax and renew. "Going Coastal" -108 was a perfect vacation cottage, nothing was forgotten. The Eagles soaring by every morning, the sound of the waves below, the frogs singing T night- it was special. We hope to come back soon.
Beautiful accommodations in a beautiful place, this cottage was equipped with everything anyone could need. We had 5 people and everyone was comfortable, the beds were fantastic and the shower was great. All five of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future. This was the most comfortable vacation I have had in years not to mention the west coast is worth the trip every time.
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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.
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 towel can be available at additional cost ($5/each) or you may bring some form home if you judge you will need additional ones.
COFFEE MACHINE: This cottage includes 2 type of coffee machine; A regular 12 cup drip coffee maker, and a stainless steel thermo french press bodum is also provided. 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.
PHONE This cottage is equipped with a land line. If you wish to have people calling you, the cottage phone number is: 778-402-5410
PARKING: Must park along the road, adjacent to the cottage. Limited parking available. Carpooling is suggested in high season.
- Boat and trailer can be park at the marina for a small fee. Please call (250) 412-5509 for reservation.
- RV's and camping are not permitted at the cottage community.
WOOD BURNING OUTDOOR FIRE PIT: There is a wood burning fire pit for guest enjoyment, that can be use only when no fire bans are in effect. It is suggested to bring with your: paper, fire starter, kindling and wood. Some cottage owner may provide some firewood, if so, it is kept outside and may be damp. There is a couple locals that sell firewood by the bundles, or the Gas Station and General Store also sell some.
OUTDOOR PROPANE FIRE PIT: This cottage is also equipped with a propane fire pit on lower terrace for guest enjoyment. A propane tank is supplied, but guest must purchase their own propane. Propane can be purchase at the gas station open daily Summer season: 6am-8pm Winter season: 8am-8pm
POWER OUTAGES: Port Renfrew and the south coast of Vancouver Island are subject to powerful windstorms 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 fireplace, and a gas cooking stove, 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.
PETS ARE WELCOME IN THIS COTTAGE
⁃ Guests will supply their own bedding for their pets.
⁃ Pets are not permitted anywhere on the furniture, (specially beds and couch.)
⁃ Outside, pets must be kept on a leash on the Cottage property or anywhere in the Cottage Community.
⁃ Guests will ensure that any deposits made by pets 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 pets 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.
⁃ 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.
Put all soiled linen and towels in the in the laundry bag provided
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 to the Waste Management compound on Parkinson Road just this side of the General Store (about 1 kilometre from the cottage community).