When I was young, my family visited Madrona Beach Resort each summer for about 12 years. As a child, this was the highlight of my summer. Ten years later, I am writing this review after coming to stay again at Madrona Beach with my boyfriend. My childhood memories have not faded, and neither has the beauty and excitement of this place.
Madrona Beach Resort is situated on Rathtrevor Beach, with half of the units located on the bluff (Ocean View) and half located on the beach. Beach units are perfect for families of 4+ because they are two-level, and have separate bedrooms. Throughout my recent stay (Aug 27-30, 2013) I observed many families enjoying these units. A full kitchen, dining room, and living room allow for a comfortable and cost effective holiday. These units have BBQs and patios, with a large green lawn. You can simply walk across the lawn and you are on the beach. There are also firepits for roasting marshmallows and smokies in the evening. Most units also have a wood-burning fireplace, and you will receive a complementary log upon check-in.
Ocean view units have the same amenities, without direct beach access. You must walk down a ramp to the beach (in my opinion, difficult for seniors - take your car and drive it down to beach level instead). "A" units are ground floor with a studio layout, and "B" units are one-bedroom upper level with a small deck.
Overall, units are clean and homey. Beds are comfortable, and extra pillows/blankets are provided. Lovely flat screen tv's with DVD/VHS players in each unit. Kitchens are fully equipped, but bring your own condiments or be prepared to purchase at "Thrifty's" in the town of Parksville. Also feel free to bring your own inflatable toys, badminton rackets, volleyball, baseball, etc. Fun extras like kites can be purchase at dollar store in town.
This is a beautiful, safe, and comfortable place for families and/or couples to enjoy.
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- Also Known As:
- Madrona Beach Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island, Canada