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“Comfortable and peaceful.”
#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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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M K
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“Comfortable and peaceful.”
Reviewed 12 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Very nice and fully loaded cabins with everything you need. Great views of the ocean and very peaceful location. Really close to all the great trails and beaches. No cell phone reception, but cabin had wifi so you are still connected if you want. Would go again for sure!

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Liked best: Open concept to living area.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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foodiebal...
Toronto, ON
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Cozy Winter Cabin”
Reviewed 6 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This cabin was everything you could have wanted for a cozy getaway in beautiful Port Renfrew. The remote controlled fireplace worked really well and really warmed the place quickly! We made good use of the BBQ on the front porch which was really user-friendly. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of blankets strewn around the cabin if we needed more layers. The cabin was close to a lot of hiking trails and beaches; a nature lover's paradise! And make sure you check out the fish and chips at the Port Renfrew Hotel! The only negative about this cabin was that the container of fire starters was out (which is a must when trying to start a fire in the fire pit in the frost) so we had to go and purchase our own at the store down the street. But not a big deal in the least.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Amrita D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My friends and I were shocked to see how beautiful our FishTales cabin was! Beautiful scenery all around and again the cabin itself was perfect. Handsome Dan company has kept the cabins very clean and full of everyday necessities! Communication with Handsome Dan was great, they were very quick to respond. We had a wonderful,cozy stay and cant wait to go back!!

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Liked best: the view!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
6 Jan 2016
So nice to hear you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Jan T
Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cozy Retreat....”
Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Everything in the cottage was welcoming! We had a lovely visit and would definitely book with Handsome Dan's again. Have already recommended to friends.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
1 Jan 2016
Thanks you for sharing your experience. Glad you enjoyed it.
Handsome Dan
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Alison F
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning cabin in a place that time forgot...in a good way!”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A last minute booking turned into an absolute gem of a find, a four bedroomed seaside cabin with everything you could possibly need and buckets more. It was quiet at Port Renfrew as end of season but we were blessed with warm, sunny wind free days. We had the glass doors open and were able to sit on the huge deck and watch the seals, sea eagles and fishing boats, while still keeping an eye on our grandchildren. Our group was a mixed bag of ages, 1 to 68, but the cabin catered for all and with beaches, walks, fishing mixed in with the odd BBQ we smiled non stop, slept well and returned relaxed and rejuvenated.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Westerham
Qualicum Beach BC
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect West Coast location”
Reviewed 10 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We chose Hera's Cove cottage (#112) because of its proximity to the water and the amenities were exactly what we were looking for. Two separate bedrooms (KS and QS) and two bathrooms. One bathroom is upstairs and the other down, near the bedrooms. As we were with family this worked well.

The accommodation is comfortable and spotlessly clean, and kitchen is well-equipped and spacious enough for two to prepare meals. There are stairs to access the cottage from the parking spots, but a ramp is also provided. A luggage cart is available to guests, which enables one to transport most luggage in one trip. This is not the cottage to rent if you have small children as there is a steep drop-off beyond the fence to the water. Recommend you bring bottled water for tea/coffee/drinking. Would definitely return.

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Liked best: The view and the atmosphere
Liked least: Water is highly chlorinated and not pleasant to drink.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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7Arne6
Lower Saxony, Germany
1 review
“cozy retreat at the westcoast”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at the French Girl´s Lair #17 for 3 nights in september. Nice little cabin. It got everything you need. Nice big BBQ, loved the fire pit outside in the middle of the patio. Firewood is complimentary and right behind the cabin. After a day of beachcombing and hiking, it´s nice to stretch out the legs at the fire.
It has a fully eqipped kitchen, just be aware to bring your required food with you, even sugar, salt and pepper. Coffee and tea is also not complimentary. Port Renfrew has a little store but it doesn´t have everything.
Be sure to check your E- Mail before you head out this retreat, because there is no reception and there is keyless entrance to the cabin. You´ll need a code for acces.
Can´t say anything about room service. As I see it, you are responsible for it yourself, Although it has been clean at arrival. Waste management was unusual for us too. No wastebins on the property, just little ones in the cabin. So you have to bring it to the local dump. But it is no big trouble.
We had a grest time there. Nice beaches close by and grest hiking trails. If you like it a bit lonely but not isolated, it´s a nice place to be.

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Liked best: patio fire pit, bbq
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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