Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Vancouver Island, Canada - Updated 2023

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The island of Vancouver is surrounded by a glistening ocean and vast coastal mountains. Because of this, it is known for its stunning beaches, green spaces, and carefree lifestyle. Its walkable neighborhoods also make for a prime location of residence for the city’s diverse population. Whatever the season, Vancouver Island is the most favorable vacation destination, where you can enjoy strolling through gardens and parks, go skiing and snowboarding, or swim on the beaches. Other year-round activities in the area include hiking, golfing, and biking. While here, find solace in quiet and private accommodations designed with meticulous attention to detail. Embark on an outdoor adventure, soak up some culture, sample local flavors, and relax in these vacation rentals in Vancouver Island, Canada.

1. Eaglesview Escape by the Sea (from USD 201)

Space, space, space. This self-contained property is situated on more than 3,200 sq. ft. (297.3 sqm) of land, boasting 4 bedrooms, several queen and single beds, and an extra couch.

Here, you can find diverse recreational activities in the games room with sound insulation ceilings to amplify the noise of competitive fun. The range of facilities includes a pool table, TV, and shuffleboard for different entertainment options.

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177.59 km (110.4 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
95 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed dinner out on the front patio and playing pool downstairs
the property is large with excellent bedrooms and bathrooms and a terrific games room
house was clean and very spacious
great place to stay very clean and had everything we needed
our hosts were so friendly and welcoming
hosts were excellent to deal with
the owner of the home was nearby and was so helpful
nancy and ross were amazing hosts
nancy and ross were lovely hosts
excellent location and the space was perfect for us
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2. Waterfront house with ocean view (from USD 260)

This waterfront cottage’s original design is combined with a magnificent view of the ocean, forest, and garden, making for a nature getaway. Inside, it has been meticulously equipped with towels, linens, kitchen appliances, and kitchen supplies to ensure a convenient vacation for a group of four people.

If outdoor activities are your thing, the location is close to numerous biking and hiking trails.

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19.58 km (12.2 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
65 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and well-equipped cottage with sweeping views from the deck over sooke inlet
perfect views perfect beds perfect fireplace etc
enjoyed the living room with its reclining chairs
the living space inside is welcoming and comfortable with all the amenities that you need
it will be even better when the kitchen/bbq is fully installed and working
the place was beautiful and clean
the house was clean and really well stocked with everything we needed
the house was sparkling clean and equipped with everything we needed
the house is very clean and offers amazing views
our host was so so nice too
thank you for hosting us
rodney and jackie are gracious hosts
what a wonderful stay the home had everything we needed; the hosts were warm and gracious
owners were a pleasure to work with and really care about making guests comfortable
we loved the location as we enjoyed many hiking trails within a short driving distance
the location was perfect for us too
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3. Expansive house with private pool (from USD 533)

In this beachfront home, guests can go for either a peaceful retreat or an action-packed adventure. Spend some idle time in the hot tub or watch the cruise ships pass by while lounging on the deck. You can also swim and play around the 12.5 meter (41 foot) private solar-heated pool for fun. Children and adults alike can enjoy long walks on the beach, where they might spot kelp and jellyfish on the rocks.

Then, for dinner, you can dine on the deck or have a bite in the numerous remarkable restaurants in Comox Valley.

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Comox, BC, CA
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. The Yurt by Seaview Game Farm (from USD 186)

Seaview Game Farm is an operating farm where greenery meets the calm blue of the Strait of Georgia. Found here, The Yurt is an accommodation fit for six persons, featuring a king bed in the master bedroom, a pull-out couch in the living room, and two twin beds in the loft.

This home boasts a three-in-one package of wildlife, ocean views, and farm living. Have a pleasant time walking along the beach, warming up with an evening campfire, and spotting the grazing livestock.

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Black Creek, British Columbia, Canada
199.27 km (123.9 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean quiet and comfortable with all amenities you could need
steps from the beach amazingly comfortable and spacious
the yurt itself is very comfortable with a fully functional kitchen lots of cooking utensils-everything you need
very clean and tidy
the neighbors camping nextdoor were friendly as well
stunning location and beautiful yurt
what a beautiful and secluded location on the water’s edge surrounded by nature
this is a very neat place to stay
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5. Taste The View (from USD 134)

This property’s close proximity to the ocean will make sure that there is never a dull moment here. In the waters, you could go whale watching, swimming, or kayaking. On land, you could go golfing at a four-star golf course or enjoy biking or hiking trails of various levels.

Here, you’ll also appreciate the little things, such as toiletries, complimentary freshly baked bread and preserves, and a bottle of wine for witnessing the sunset from the patio.

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Duncan, BC, CA
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

6. Modern one-bedroom cottage (from USD 119)

Witness immaculate views of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Port San Juan in this modern cottage. A group of four can enjoy a comfortable stay here in its bedroom with a queen bed and living room with a queen sofa bed for extra sleeping options.

Outside, enjoy a barbecue cookout with the propane fire pit to bond with the group. If you simply want to relax, you can do so in the front garden which offers sweeping ocean views.

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Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
77.46 km (48.2 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
relatively comfortable pull out couch
great view of the ocean nice deck and cozy very nicely done interior
the kitchen is extremely well equipped with quality appliances
the cabin was very clean and comfortable
the cabin was clean and well stocked
it was clean and well stocked such a great little cabin
property was comfortable well equipped and clean
the chalet was nice and clean and the location was perfect
excellent host easy to reach
clear directions from owner about locating the cabin and entry process came once reservation confirmed
very quiet location and we would love to visit again next summer
great location amongst all the other cabins
the location was great with nature at the doorstep
nothing really commercial around lots of nice beaches and hikes around perfect place for rejuvenate
lovely place to stay and enjoy everything from hiking to fishing to just relaxintg
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7. Oceanfront abode with a hot tub (from USD 185)

Cleanliness is next to godliness in this vacation home, perfect for those who are particular about sanitation. The private hot tub is sanitized between each use and the house undergoes deep cleaning before the next group of visitors comes over.

Situated on the ocean, you can go kayaking, catch halibut and salmon, surf the waves, and watch whales. If you prefer keeping your feet on land, you can go mountain biking or hike the nearby trail. After, enjoy a peaceful evening warming up by the indoor fireplace or sitting in the hot tub.

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
21.55 km (13.4 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi works best outside rather than in
were equally clean and lovely
very clean new and well organized with everything you would need for a lovely stay
danny and tami are wonderful hosts and we are sure that their rental will be very popular
the owners danny and tami have gone to great lenghts to make your stay more than comfortable
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8. Tofino Dream Cottage (from USD 359)

Setting an example for West Coast Style architecture, the timber-framed Tofino Dream Cottage stands out amid a private and professionally landscaped greenery. Aside from being an architectural delight, it comes with an organized and fully stocked kitchen, including a coffee grinder and blender for custom drinks. The location is surrounded by trees, which is perfect for placing you away from the hustle and bustle of crowds, but you can also walk for three minutes to the fun Chesterman Beach area.

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
199.52 km (124.0 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
Private vacation home 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
architectural delight roomy with well stocked and organized kitchen
liked the spaciousness of bedrooms living room and poarch
the unit is comfortable kitchen fairly well set up minus a broken dishwasher and some convenient utensils
very clean ready when we got there and everything as advertised
clean and with all the amenities
they did come and clean while we were here and we're very apologetic
clean and a short path to chesterman beach
also very clean not your average rental property hope to come back
our hosts were very responsive to our questions prior to arrival and throughout our stay
owner was very responsive to all our pre-travel questions
thanks to our host and property caretakers for a long awaited and dreams fulfilled trip
the owner was very responsive dealing with an issue with the dishwasher
excellent communication with the owner from booking until check-out too
great location with a short 10-minute walk to the beach through a nearby path
beautiful property close to ocean
great location with quick access to the beach
comfortable and cozy house - perfect location
wonderful place to stay and very close to the beach
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9. Cozy and romantic waterfront cabin (from USD 115)

The amenities in this charming cabin make for a romantic and cozy escape for two. Couples can comfortably sleep on the queen bed, cook meals in the kitchenette, and cuddle by the fireplace while using the satellite TV with high-speed internet. They can also opt for a cookout with the barbecue grill or soak in the two-person hot tub.

The view of Mount Ozzard looms over the property, along with picturesque fish boats and numerous wildlife creatures including river otters, sea lions, and eagles.

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Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
168.47 km (104.7 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
cabin 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
cabin was clean and well equipped with everything we needed
it was very clean the small kitchen had everything we needed and the bed was comfortable
it's also walking distance to a few great restaurants which was nice
we found the location to be very private quiet and peaceful
amazing location loved the tub and the bed was very comfy
the central location is good and makes for easy access to the town's amenities
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10. Wood Creek Cottage (from USD 172)

At Wood Creek Cottage, expect the precious experience of daily life on a private beach. Here, you could easily watch out for wildlife such as whales, eagles, sea lions, and porpoises watching. Despite the easy access to nature, you can still stay connected with the internet, cable, and phone service provided. To add to that, guests can watch the sunset or the stunning ocean and mountain views while roasting marshmallows for a swell and cozy time.

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212.49 km (132.1 mi) from Fisherman's Wharf Park
36 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ocean views and wood burning fireplace created a perfect cozy ambience
the cabin and yard were large and comfortable with lovely ocean views
it was very well appointed with all the equipment needed for a very comfortable stay
we were lucky to experience 2 storms went skiing and enjoyed the cozy fireplace
this cute cozy clean cottage is a must stay the beach front view couldn't have been any better
everything was clean neat and organized
clean and well kept with lots of little extras
fully stocked kitchen and very clean cottage
we also found the house is very clean
the owner was extremely friendly
the property owners were great
our host jamey was very friendly and accommodating to any of our requests
the owner is great to deal with
jamie was a welcoming host and kindly accommodated our early arrival
storey’s beach was a short walk across the rocky beachfront and lovely for swimming at low tide
a beautiful place to spend a relaxing weekend
a very nice location minutes into campbell river and right on the ocean
good launching-off location for hiking canoeing kayaking and beach-combing
fantastic location to view wildlife (eagles kingfishers seals otters and orcas)
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Find the right home for you on Vancouver Island

Whether you’re traveling as a family, alone, or as a couple, these vacation homes have high-quality amenities for spending precious time with the people who matter most. Houses and cabins are in-demand options for a vacation on Vancouver Island, and with this list, we hope you will find a rental suitable for everyone’s needs.

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