Built in the early 2000’s, our 1100 sq ft open-concept family home was designed to maximize observation of nature and yet make one feel cozy and sheltered from the elements. Vaulted ceilings and ample windows allow lots of natural light into the house. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Nestled in the trees, you can hear the sound of the ocean with a secluded beach path minutes away from spectacular Chesterman Beach. We are now opening up Gallery7Tofino to offer visitors a unique experience to explore nature and culture at the same time. Our home features a collection of original oil paintings and watercolors of the region painted over the last decade with a self-guided exhibition, just as you would find in a major art museum. These paintings feature different scenic landmarks of Clayoquot Sound and give visitors a unique experience and hopefully a deeper appreciation of all the surrounding nature.
In the evenings, get warm and cozy by our natural gas fireplace in the sunken living room, play some jazz music and enjoy sipping some wine while taking in a large format oil painting of the rainforest.
For morning coffee, enjoy the sun on our front patio listening to the birds and sound of the ocean while reading a book from our library. Fall asleep on one of the 2 twin beds in the upstairs loft bedroom where lots of windows showcase the trees and starry night skies and allow you to follow the path of the moon through the night. The cozy master bedroom shares the double-sided gas fireplace with the sunken living room and has a queen bed. All our beds have comfortable sheets and duvets.
Our cedar deck comes with a propane BBQ and outdoor hot shower. The bathroom comes with heated floors, bath tub, shower and comfortable towels and bathrobes. We offer a complimentary bar of locally made soap from Clayoquot Sound but please bring your favorite bath and beauty products for your own use. We have a hairdryer for guests to use.
The kitchen with custom fir cabinetry is fully equipped with Cuisinart cookware, espresso machine, blender etc. Dish cloths and dish soap are also provided.
We encourage sensible use of linens and towels. Recycling, biodegradable garbage bags and composting are available at Gallery7Tofino. The house is perfectly suited for 4. However, we also have a double futon couch in the living room if you are a family of 5 and can provide a portable crib and high chair upon request.
The artist’s studio is in a building adjacent to the house. Our family lives on the property in the studio and also in a suite downstairs. We are usually outdoors but occasionally you can hear the sounds of our studio grand piano floating in the air. We value your time, enjoyment and privacy during your vacation and will not be interacting with you much during your stay but should you need anything please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature. ~ Paul Cezanne+ More