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#17 The French Girl's Lair / 1BR / Pet Friendly
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#17 The French Girl's Lair / 1BR / Pet Friendly
Kitchen, living area. Sofa can be open as sofa bed if needed. Cozy gas fireplace.
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#17 The French Girl's Lair / 1BR / Pet Friendly
Kitchen, living area. Sofa can be open as sofa bed if needed.
Cozy gas fireplace.
Cozy gas fireplace.
Full fridge and gas cooking stove.
Queen bed in the 1BR
Full bathroom with bath and shower
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Colen H
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Love this place!”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed at Rod's Roost a pet friendly cabin. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. Nice to have a fully enclosed deck for our dogs. It made it a lot easier for drying them after a walk in the rain. Love the way the place was landscaped by using native plants and. Beautiful!!! It would have been nice to have cable as nightfall comes quick. Although there was a good selection of DVDs. A gas fireplace would have been nice to help dry our rain drenched clothes. Did some hiking and took lots of pictures. We are already planing to go back next year.

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Liked best: The cabin was fully stocked.
Liked least: Wish it had cable tv.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
5 Nov 2014
It is always good to know what people enjoy and to get suggestions too. Each cabin has different features and is a little different to please the most people. Two of our cottages have a gas fireplace and some have an electric one.
Thanks for sharing.
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maggie48...
Parksville, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“French Girl's Lair - everything you could need for a little R n R”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

What a delight this charming cabin was. So attractively furnished and supplied with all you could possibly need to enjoy a stay. The bed was super comfortable. The deck heater a real treat as evenings were chilly and there was the option of the fire pit too . I was most impressed by the care and customer service given by Handsome Dan, French Girl and their delightful housekeeper Laura (?).

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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johnsperf
Port Orchard, WA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Handsome Dan's rentals”
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The cabins at Handsome Dans were small but clean and functional as well as being attractively priced. We fished the Port Renfrew area and while the fishing was a bit off, the accomodations were great. Thank you.
John Baillargeon

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TwoCanuck...
vancouver bc
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at one of the cabins with a water view and it was awesome. Our friends were at the Marina and it was just a short drive to meet up for fishing every day. Watch out for big elk on the road at 6:00 am! We saw so much wildlife sitting on the deck and the seals would swim by and say hi on a regular basis.

We found the cabin to be spotlessly clean and it had every thing we needed. Dan & France were great to deal with and everything went very smoothly. We will be back next year!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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pauleybal...
Fairfield, Ohio
1 review
“perfect vacation !”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The cottage was great and very clean , The town of Port Renfrew was beautiful and the people we met were extremely nice and did everything they could to help answer any questions we had ...Handsome Dan and the French Girl are the best ! Everything was perfect from the time we arrived to when we checked out .... I will definently use their services again if I can .....

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manuelami...
Seville, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quite, nice, confortable.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We choose it by Internet and the arrival was fine except the lodge was not as clean as we thought. We informed at the owner and they changed our accomodation for a better one, with better conditions, for the same price. W are thanked for that.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Paul T
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Naturally Spectacular”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

For our 10th wedding anniversary my wife and young daughter stayed at the French Girl's Lair for three nights. The location is incredible - very quiet and remote, surrounded by a spectacular natural setting. The cottage is very comfortable, cozy and warm with everything you need.
The highlight was sitting around the firepit on the deck roasting marshmallows under the stars, and just hearing the quiet.
Be sure to hike down to Botanical beach and Botany Bay!

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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