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“Private, cozy, home away from home”
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Beach Acres Resort
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Spent 3 nights in a 'private forest cottage' with a wood burning fireplace, king sized bed and bunk beds in other room. Did a day trip up to Mt Washington which is about 1 1/2 hours drive door to door. Spent last day in Parksville, beach, park, shops. Son loved the playground and pool. I loved that he could run out the door on his own and play right outside the cottage. I enjoyed the sauna and whirlpool after a day on the mountain tubing our hearts out. Staff is excellent here. Can't count how many times we've been here, maybe 6 or 7 now. Have visited in summer and winter and never want to leave on last day. It's my favourite place because of the homey feel of the cottages and the peace and privacy I haven't found anywhere else at this price. Perfect for couples, families, reunions, weddings, and in our case birthdays. The only difficulty I experienced was using the wifi because it is shared with so many other guests at the resort.

Room Tip: We were given the last cottage closest to the entrance and I got it changed upon arrival to a cottag...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

I booked three nights in a forest cabin because I wanted quiet. I ended up spending $30/night extra and taking #2, a beach cabin. Worth the $ for the lovely views.

Watching the morning sun on the ocean, with the mountains, birds and eagles....wow!

Very quiet people next door are booked in for several months so are paying either $1600 or $1200/mo, depending how long they are staying during the fall to spring season. What a deal!! Ocean front cabin for that price! Otherwise you pay $133/night plus taxes. And the rate increases as the season gets warmer.

No deals for singles; the room rate covers 2 adults and 2 kids.

The Parksville resort strip has a diversity of places to stay, and everyone shares the big sandy east facing beach. Public park Rathtrevor next door, with lovely big trees. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rathtrevor/

Easy drive to north Nanaimo (20 minutes), Qualicum (good Sat. farmers' market in spring through fall) and the Cathedral grove of ancient trees (20 minutes each way).

The staff are friendly and helpful. Thanks!

Room Tip: If you have the money stay right on the beach. If you want quiet ask for a cabin next to snowbirds w...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Rented a cabin right on the beach. It was cozy, relaxing and had a beautiful view. Had a fire out front of our cabin and just a few feet from the beach. We lucked out with no rain and a clear sky on Valentines Day night. One night we had dinner at the English pub on site. Very enjoyable and the next night we went into town and purchased fresh local seafood for an amazing meal in our cabin. Would go back, and would recommend to anyone who just wants to relax and walk the beach.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Spent 5 nights here recently. Staff is always friendly and helpful. accommodation is clean and quiet.The walks along the beach, renting bikes and of course the Black goose pub.
Looking forward to another visit

Room Tip: We always choose a forest cottage, just seems to be perfect
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Spent a post-Christmas long weekend in a lovely forest cottage. We did not hear any of our neighbours and it was fully occupied that weekend. The walks along the beach and Rathtrevor Park were lovely and the weather was kind.
The cottage itself was large and well-appointed 2 bedroom (#55) with a roomy and very modern bathroom and kitchen. Very clean! Wireless service was good as well.
As we selected a forest cottage our walk to the beach was under 5 minutes. Our requirements were a single unit with no noise and it really delivered. We never heard a peep and there were lots of young families at the resort with children. The cottages are very well insulated and noise proofed. We had a lovely gas fireplace, some units have wood - we preferred the click of a button for our fireplace experience.
There is an indoor swimming pool and a lovely pub/restaurant about 3 minutes away if you don't want to self cater (The Black Goose Inn).
We would return to Beach Acres when travelling to mid-Vancouver Island again

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed in a 2br forest cabin (it was called Serendipity I think). Nicely nestled in the back of the property, and very quiet. We went for a few days just after the Labour Day weekend and really avoided any crowds. Most of the cabins seem to be privately owned and put in the rental pool for the resort/
If we return we may stay in one of the front cabins with a sea view... but this one was pet friendly (we have a pretty "barky" dog).
The English style pub onsite was excellent, and the building that houses it is beautiful.
If you want to go down to the beach, keep in mind it is down a very long, steep hill and there is no public parking at the bottom, so you are hoofing it. You can drop off any group members with mobility issues and drive back to the top to leave your vehicle. A better option might be just to take the 3 minute drive to the main Rathtrevor Beach park and go for a walk there... it is the same beach, just a busier and more public area.
We used the pool onsite, it is quite small and even with just a couple of other people there it seemed kind of cramped and busy.
We would definitely return and recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

we had a very relaxing ,comfortable vacation friendly accommodating staff thankyou all for making our stay happy and memorable cudos We stayed in a beach front cottage and the location was superb,saw the sea lions ,eagles herons we also enjoyed our numorous strolls along the beach just steps from our door. fantastic getaway

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beach Acres Resort

Address: 25-1051 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Parksville
Price Range: £97 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Acres Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guests tell us a holiday at Beach Acres Resort reminds them to slow their pace down for some golf, a walk on the beach, to read the book Oprah recommended, and most importantly, to spend time with friends and family. Our cottages and townhouses are a home away from home you can comfortably call your own - time and time again. ... more   less 
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