Columbia Beach House

These are actual testimonials from our guests. They have been edited for privacy and to correct spelling errors if needed and nothing else. If you have a question about a guest's testimonial or about the property, please do not hesitate to call one of our agents immediately and we would be happy to assist you.
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Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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We were2 families,2 parents, 2 children & 2 grandparents
The home was fabulous, the view of the ocean awsome situated in a quite neibourhood where we didn't have to worry about the children.
The tidal pool in the back of the house gave us all hours of exploration & a safe place for the children to swim, even at high tide.
The home was close to everything & there is lots to do and see in the Parksville area, we especially liked the sand castle display on the beach & of course Coombs.
We would recommend this rental home & your company to anyone interested in spending a wonderful holiday at the ocean.

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EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Convenient location, very clean house with unparalleled ocean view. Charlotte and Liz are very helpful and friendly. I cant ask more.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that we were able to provide you with a wonderful accommodation for your weekend on the island. We hope to see you again soon!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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This was the perfect vacation rental for our family vacation. We were three families six adults, 2 kids and 2 babies and the house provided ample room and entertainment for all age groups. The house was exactly as shown in the pictures and we were not disappointed from the moment we walked in. The kitchen was well stocked with spices and other odds and ends. We used the BBQ most nights however it could use a good cleaning or upgrade. The location was ideal, being right on the ocean and provided endless hours of entertainment for the kids, playing in the sand, hunting for seashells and other sea life, watching the sea lions and flying kites. The house is very close to grocery stores and central to many attractions on the island that can be visited in short day trips. The property management staff were very easy to deal with and prompt in replying to any questions or concerns we had. An unforgettable vacation at the Columbia Beach House!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Large house with high end furnishings located on a large well treed lot on the beach.
What's not to like.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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This property is everything it seems to be and more. We were not disappointed with any part of it.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Stunning house on the beach in Parksville, Vancoouver Island. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and in a fabulous location. The perfect way to end our Canadian adventure.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Parksville. We look forward to working with you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Very Good How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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The house is in an excellent location close to restaurants and coffee shops in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Great ocean views with seals and eagles passing by. We appreciated the cosy gas fireplace during our winter stay. There were some recent upgrades flat screen TVs, new carpet, new coffee maker and toaster, but a couple of minor maintenance issues that need to be taken care of fridge leaked on defrost cycle, patio door sticks while closing, smoke alarm too close to oven!. But overall perhaps the best house we have rented in the area. We would rent it again.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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We had a lovely time, the house was amazing

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EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Very Good How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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We had an excellent time at Columbia Beach House.
Our greeter Charlotte was very friendly & welcoming.
The home was quite expansive and there was ample room for everyone, even those that wished a little quiet time on their own. My sister and her husband flew in from Whitehorse to meet us at the beach house for our father's 80th and our mother's 75th birthdays. The house is amazing as are the views and the rancher style was perfect for my father's mobility issues. The massive kitchen is stocked with all the cookware and dishes needed to prepare gourmet meals for a group. Coffee every morning on the deck with breathtaking views was fantastic.
Would we come back? Absolutely we would, we never wanted to leave!

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EMR Response

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Outstanding location with a beautiful view. Everything you need is there. Very quite neighborhood. Beach is not sandy, but quite rocky. Even though, a wonderful place to stroll and explore.
Two things I think could use some improvement are, the bed in the Master BR really needs to be replaced, and the CRT televisions need to go in the trash.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Very Good How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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We spent a wonderful week staying at the Columbia Beach House. Firstly, the home it's self is perfect. Spacious, the location, the breath taking views from each of the rooms and the walks on the pebbled beach. Secondly, the home is so close to all of the best sandy beaches Parksville and Qualicum Beach offer. The fenced backyard and dog washing facility were enjoyed by our dog. The sunsets and sunrises were exceptional. The kitchen was fully stock. The personal touches throughout the home made it special. A real home away from our home.

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EMR Response

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Very nice home in a nice neighborhood/location. The only thing I would suggest to add would be an outdoor propane heater so we could sit out in the evening and enjoy and sounds of the ocean.

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EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review. We will pass on your suggestion to the owner.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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We planned this holiday almost a year ago and my family had one very specific request. That the house be right on the beach. We had 6 adults and one infant. so it was hard to find. Thanks you for lmaking it all possible! From the moment wea arrived until the time we left it could not have been better. The accomadations were fantastic, the view awesome I would recommand this rental to anyone who was looking for a special getaway. The wildfife was outstanding from the bald eagles to the seals at night. The area is peaceful and enviting.

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EMR Response

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Average
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Very Good
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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property was lovely-view & wildlife lovely. Disappointed in not being able to swim. Very rocky beach - even walking was challenging. Lot's of eagles and ever changing landscape was beautiful but did not meet our expectations of a beach holiday.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review of the property. The beach has both sandy and pebble sections during different tidal periods. Thank you again and we are glad to know you enjoyed the house and wildlife viewing.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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We walked in to a beautiful home, extra super clean with a view to die for! Very accomodating home for the four of us. Centrally located to lots of activities and beautiful drives. Our greeter was very accommodating and full of information to make our stay the best ever. The whole experience - start to finish - from getting information to rent the home to check out was easy and very professional. Thanks to all! We will be back!!

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EMR Response

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Relaxing spring get away in a wonderful location. Beautiful view of the beach! The golfing was great. Enjoyed the restaurants, pubs and shopping. People were very friendly and helpful. Thankyou EMR and thankyou to the owners for sharing such a wonderful house!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Columbia Beach House in Parksville. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Property photos do not do this property justice! Although probably from the 90's the finishing quality is above average and well maintained. Very spacious with ocean view from every floor-to-ceiling window and direct access to miles of beach walking! Close to everything - but why would you want to leave!!!!!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Columbia Beach House. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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The house was clean, lots of room for a large family, it was pet friendly. It was the ideal situation for my family and would like to hope that we could come to this house again.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review. It sounds like Columbia Beach House was a great property for your family. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Average
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Very Good How would you rate the greeting service? N/A
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Rented property for 5 weeks May/June 2016. Excellent location and great for families. Our only disappointment was that the kitchen oven was not fully functional and even though we complained during the first week, the management company was unable to organise a replacement or get it fixed.

However, that said, we will definitely book this property again.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Columbia Beach House. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We wish the digital display for the secondary wall oven worked during your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Wonderful quiet property . Spectacular ever-changing ocean front views with eagles, herons, sea lions & seals. Great kitchen, dining room and living room for entertaining. Visit the farmers market in Quallicum and Goats on the Roof in Coombs. The Francis Barkly day cruise out of Port Alberni to Tofino is memorable as are the fish & chips at Bare BonesPort Alberni. Endless opportunities for day trips to parks and beaches in the area.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of Columbia Beach House. The property seems to be a good location for exploration of the island. We are happy that you had such a great, positive experience visiting the Parksville area. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Our family had an amazing stay at this vacation home. Everything was exactly as described and more! The views are stunning and the sunsets were gorgeous. We enjoyed watching bald eagles and sea lions and spent a lot of time exploring shells in the water. The location is fantastic, between Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and we were able to do many day trips to other sights on the island. Groceries were easy to get and we were not wanting for anything. The property management company was very easy to deal with and were available if we had any questions. We are already dreaming of our next vacation here!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Columbia Beach House in Parksville area. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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This house has anything you need for great vacation at the beach. It is well equipped, was very clean.
The views both at low and high tides are amazing!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Columbia Beach House. We are happy you had such a great stay.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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We came to have our wedding at the property. Small family and friends group. Perfect house for a wedding. House had everything we needed and so much more!!!!

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Columbia Beach House. We are happy that this property was perfect for your small wedding and everything worked out for you!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Enjoyed the Beach access & one level of house with no stairs.
Beautiful location

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Columbia Beach House. Yes, the location is certainly a gem - being right on the ocean, even in the winter - Paradise!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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We had a fantastic time with family.

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Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Beautiful house, beautiful view, just the perfect experience! The home is located just a few steps from the beach, and is handicap accessible which was fantastic for my father. The home is also well-stocked, the owners have though of everything! Location is between Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Major grocery store within 5 min drive. Quiet neighbourhood - perfect location to explore the surrounding areas.

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EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Columbia Beach House. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. The handicap accessible areas certainly make this property user friendly for all. We are happy it worked so well for your family. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future. Please contact any one of our reservation agents for future bookings.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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It was a super experience. We had six adults and two children and we all enjoyed our stay.

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EMR Response

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Columbia Beach House. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Great location for a family gathering. Outside patios rather bare and would benefit with some outdoor sectionals and tables.

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EMR Response

Thank you for the great review and feedback Sheila!


Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good
How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent
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Our stay at Columbia Beach House was a great way to spend September! The location is amazing and made it easy to do day trips and still drop back to the house to explore the beach while the tide was out. A great way to spend time with your family!

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EMR Response

Loved you enjoyed Columbia Beach House as much as we do! Thank you for the great review Brenda!