…delighted to hear from our happy guests
June 17, 2020 I think for the entirety of our stay my family was constantly commenting how much we wanted to live in a cottage so lovely. We spent most of our time relaxing and enjoying a meal or fire in front of the view. This place had everything we could possibly need, whether it was kitchen utensils, or other thoughtful touches like firestarter and umbrellas. If we could come back again we would! Britney (posted on Airbnb)
June 6, 2020 Beautiful place to stay in Port Renfrew! Denise was lovely and helped us quickly work through a few glitches. Would definitely stay again! The sunset from the patio was amazing! Jessica (posted on Airbnb)
March 14, 2020 This has been one of our best family vacations! The home is so beautiful and location is perfect for going to the many beaches. We went to Avatar grove, Botanical beach (several times), Botany Bay, Lizzard lake, Fairy Lake and Sombrio beach. The deck on the cabin is perfect for late afternoon sun and just watching the ocean. So many beautiful little touches in this cottage. A fully equipped kitchen too. Kingsize mattress was crazy comfortable! Our boys had fun in the downstairs tv room playing on the Wii. Thank you Denise for being such an amazing host! Looking forward to coming back. Chantel (posted on VRBO)
March 6, 2020 “Beautiful cabin in one of the best parts of BC. Great amenities and view. Beds were very comfortable.” Colin (posted on Airbnb)
Febuary, 2020 This was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 3 kids with room to spare. Exceptionally well stocked kitchen, views were exactly as shown, beds were soq comfy, kids toys and colouring were a great addition! Power was out one morning and the candles came in handy. It felt very homey and we loved our first taste of Port Renfrew, we will definitely be back! Tanitha (posted on Airbnb)
Jan. 24-26, 2020 Great stay. Two floors, lots of space and bed space. We made thorough use of the kitchen and found everything great. Great view from the balcony. Walking distance to the pub and store. The power went out one night, but we found flashlights and candles which only added to the experience! Erik (posted on Airbnb)
Jan. 22-24, 2020 “Great short stay. Very comfortable, all the amenities, and a great location for our two-day work trip. View is hard to beat, too! Denise's communication was great and she was very responsive to any questions we had. Recommended!” Dave (posted on Airbnb)
Nov. 2019 Amazing place. A nice view of the ocean and exactly what we needed. Perfect loction for getting around everywhere too! Would definitely stay again. Kiyomi
Oct. 2019 Denise's place was a perfect home base for our weekend getaway in Port Renfrew! Great views, nicely appointed and a lovely/responsive host! Jessica
Sept. 2019 Such a wonderful cabin!! Has everything you need and more! We were able to cook full meals! We had 6 adults and 2 kids and were all extremely comfortable. There was even a firepit outside so we were able to enjoy a fire nightly after fishing! We will be back!! Barry
Aug. 2019 We really enjoyed our stay at Denise's place. Good location and nice views. Accommodated our family very well. Zach
July, 2019 This house has a great view. Its easy to find. Its clean. The kitchen has all the things you need to cook. Communication about how to get in was clear and timely. There are tons of outdoor things to do in the area. Hiking, fishing, whale watching. The internet worked great. I'd highly recommend this house to anyone coming to the area! Peter
June, 2019 Beautiful accommodations; the house is clean, well appointed, roomy, with everything we needed to accommodate a large group and a big family-style meal. There is no cell signal (which we welcomed) but there is wi-fi if needed. The area is gorgeous; close to the water and a small pub/restaurant. Within walking distance to the south end of the West Coast Trail (Gordon River access) and numerous fishing charters. Brian
June, 2019 Beautiful space, comfortable stay! Definitely will return for an extended stay. Expect to spend some time in and around the whole space. Recommend buying groceries and cooking/barbecuing with the excellent amenities provided! Bony
May, 2019 Great space, comfortable and homey. Has everything you need. Beautiful view. I’d rent there again! Leanne
April, 2019 Lovely quiet place to relax and recharge the batteries. Waking up to the stunning view is a real treat and an awesome way to start the day. Denise's home is very nicely decorated, dining table a little small, but in summer I would imagine eating outside on the large deck would be ideal. Well stocked kitchen for cooking needs and a nice large BBQ on deck. Really enjoyed our stay all be it too brief. Adele
March, 2019 Wish we had a longer stay there! The property was thoughtfully laid out, the kitchen well equipped with basic necessities stocked. The information about what we needed to do was clear. The owner recommended 2 excursions, both of which we did, and were fabulous! The cottage (house!) was well-equipped for children, with plenty to entertain them from books and games to tv and wii. Not that we had the time to avail ourselves of any of it, because the weather was spectacular, and we spent our time exploring the groves and beaches instead. One photo was the view from our bed! Gorgeous. The tap water has a taste that none of us liked, and we'd not brought bottled water. Andrew and family...Belgium
February, 2019 Lovely home with a great view. Spacious and clean. Caitlin
January, 2019 It was very well set up it was a home away from home. Brad
December 14-16, 2018 This cottage was well appointed - there was no hunting and pecking to find what you need; it was very clean and lots of nice touches to enhance the experience. Very welcoming - many thanks. Lynn
November 18, 2108 We rented this cabin for a family getaway. There were 7 adults and a baby, and the cabin was quite spacious for us. It was perfect for visiting, cooking, and playing games. Will definitely be coming back to stay again. Karlee
October 22-24, 2018 “This cabin was immaculately clean and stylishly furnished. It was only outdone by the view. We can't wait to come for another visit.” Jordan
October 4-6, 2018 “The house was wonderful! Clean and comfortable, the whole family enjoyed it!” Tracy
September 23-26, 2018 We spent 3 nights at Fish Tales Cottage this past week. Absolutely beautiful! Exceeded our expectations in every way! Stunning views, all amenities that you could ask for. Not one complaint except that we did not have more time to spend here. We loved everything about this beautiful home.
August 16-22, 2018 Very well appointed suite, we missed nothing. Perfect setting for a relaxing family vacation away from the city. Veronica
August 7, 2018 “Fish Tales exceeded our expectations. Very roomy, very well equipped and clean. The patio and view are wonderful, and the location is very close to Botanical beach and Avatar Grove. We'll definitely come back!” Ted and Patti
July 22, 2018 This place was great. True to the pictures- a lovely view and stocked with everything you might need. Jennifer
July 5, 2018 “***Perfect*** This is a great place to stay for a night, week or longer. Everything is at your fingertips and it is well stocked for comfort and ease. Spotless. Full kitchen equipment. You need not bring anything but yourself. Great experience and very refreshing from other stays we have encountered. David
June 2018 This is a gorgeous spot to start or end a West Coast Trail hike or anything else in this part of the universe. Comfortable beds, beautiful view, walkable to the nearby pub. Melanie
May 2018...Our Second Visit This was such a wonderful place to call home for a few days! The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need or want, and there are so many beautiful beaches and hikes in the area. We will definitely be back! Tahsis D.
March 28, 2018 “If you’re looking for cabin in the woods with amazing views of woods, water, and wildlife, this is your place!” Daniela
March 25, 2018 10 out of 10! Comfortable space. Beautiful setting. Carl A., Ontario
January 22, 2018 Moira wrote: Restful, beautiful, magical, west coast.
- We loved our whole experience
- That we had to leave
Dec. 23, 2017 Nice place for family vacation. Excellent view. We were told we could check in early than 4:00pm because no guests before us…very nice and considerate. Strongly recommended. Grace
Very nice place to stay at. Location was close to everything from the beaches to old growth forests. We were a family of 5 and had tons of space and the cottage is fully equipped. Casey
We just wanted to let you know that your place is absolutely gorgeous and everything you have there is so useful and well thought out. So much attention to detail. And the pictures online don't do it justice! We had a fabulous stay. Thanks so much for having us and we hope to start an annual Port Renfrew tradition! Amy
We loved staying at Fish Tales ... so close to the Botanical Beach and the Renfrew Pub. The collection of cottages was really nicely laid-out with a beautiful deck down by the water. Everything we needed was in the cottage, including some nice binoculars for bird-watching, and the documentation was clear and thorough. Looking forward to returning to this beautiful place! Stacey
Great Place. Scott C.
This was an adorable little cabin with everything we needed (pots, pans, hot water pot, etc). The bed was very comfortable and it was great to have a laundry machine in the unit. We didn't get to enjoy the outdoor fireplace or hammock due to weather but they were inviting. Everything was clean and enjoyable. Thanks! Alice
Fish Tales is a very comfortable and clean cottage. It is very nicely decorated and has all the amenities you will need. The view from the deck is beautiful. The beds are very comfortable and our kids enjoyed the bunk beds. We enjoyed the BBQ and the fire pit in the evening. There is lots of hiking to be done and the scenery is just breath taking. Will definitely come back again. Highly recommend! Kari S.
My family had a great stay at Fish Tales. Amazing views, cosy space and well appointed amenities. My daughters loved the bunk beds, games and movies available. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The pub close by serves great food as well. Would definitely recommend this place while exploring the Wild West Coast. Steve.
We had a great time and what you guys have built is beautiful. The view was amazing to wake up too on Saturday morning. We felt surprisingly accommodated with the fully stocked kitchen and extras such as the wii, flashlights, umbrellas, there was even extra batteries in the drawer. It was the little things in your home that made our vacation feel like our home. Much love, hope to return soon. Brian and Friends
We went to go storm watching, so having no power was a welcome issue! Denise was clear about candles and flashlight locations and her BBQ was super handy! Thanks Denise for housing our family games night!! Dorian.
Our stay at Fish Tales was wonderful!! The cottage was exactly as described. Comfy living space, well equipped kitchen, a beautiful deck and fantastic views! It was a great place to snuggle up over christmas with my family and we enjoyed exploring the area. Denise was very responsive to any questions and a very welcoming host. The drive to and from Port Renfrew is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the Botanical Beach, Juan de Fuca Park and the Tall Trees of BC. We highly recommend the Fish Tales cottage to anyone hoping to explore the coast of Vancouver Island. Stephanie.