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"Very nice accommodation outside Ucluelet"                                                                                     Trip advisor rated 4 out of 5
We spent three nights in mid-August at "A Balsam House," a duplex house about two miles outside Ucluelet towards Tofino. Very reasonably priced (high-season stay), the smaller apartment was perfect for our family of four. Simple furnishings were comfortable and spotless. Nice deck. Pleasant view through bushes of a nice slice of the harbor. Our teen-age children at first bemoaned the absence of a television. However, that turned evenings into family games around the table and encouraged us to get out into the spectacular nearby wilderness more quickly each day. Everything about this place, including the next-door-neighbor owner, was a pleasant surprise.                        
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We so much enjoyed our stay at your Balsam House. This has such a nice homey feel to it and all this space is awesome! Thank you for your fine hospitality. Enjoyed the peace and quiet, too.

Such a nice stay. Lovely place. Nice and quiet and makes you feel relaxed and comfy. Beautiful area! Loved that there was no wifi or TV.

Such a nice place to stay. Very rustic and quiet. Love all the nature around here. We loved the no TV and wifi as it made family time fun playing games. We will be back for sure! Thank you!

We really appreciate you keeping the rates affordable for those of us who otherwise could not stay on the West Coast. We had a very enjoyable time staying here and will definitely return. Thanks. May the energy flow smoothly.

Our family enjoyed the stopover here in Ucluelet. It's charm, it's whale watching where we saw mother and calf jumping together, the lighthouse and nature trail and the oddly charming Balsam House.

Thank you so much for allowing my family to stay in your home. It was so calm and relaxing; exactly what we were looking for. All the best to you.

Ucluelet and Tofino – beautiful places to visit – great scenery! A Balsam House was a wonderful place to stay – a home away from home.

We had a great time. Thank you very much. Great accommodations.

We enjoyed our stay at the comfortable & spacious Balsam House. I like the paintings, beautiful photographs, lamps and quilts & flower garden! – nice touches. We had a great time exploring the area a bit. Liked the trail through the forest & Wickaninnish Beach very much. Thanks for your friendly hospitality. We wish you the best.

We enjoyed our accommodation here very much. You have created a lovely atmosphere, your artistic touches are special.

What a wonderful, cozy place you have created! We had a restful sleep, followed by a glorious morning of sunshine reflecting on the water. See you again soon.

This was a beautiful ending to a great vacation in B.C. Peaceful, beautiful, & very comfortable accommodations. A great place to relax, see the spectacular scenery & have quality family time. Hope we come again.

Secret UN summit meeting (England, France, Mexico, Iran, Germany) We had a quality time here.

3 days! This means a lot of sun, fun great nature, big salmon, 2 sea lions, 1 black bear, excellent food, friendly people and a cozy accommodation. Summary: It was just great !!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you very much. It is a lovely cozy place to stay.

Our 3rd trip to the Pacific Rim area and it’s as spectacular as ever! Our 1st stay in A Balsam House and it was wonderful. We’ll be back.

Thanks for a wonderful two nights. We loved the view and the silence. The place had everything we needed.

I love the art. The view is very picturesque. Wow!

Great spot for a getaway. The Wild Pacific Trail is really impressive with lots of places along it for storm watching. Hope to be back to this lovely cottage.

Thank you kindly for the hospitality and great space. The weather was amazing and we really had time to unwind.

It was a good omen to find the cover art of the book I brought to read hanging on the wall of the suite – Red Cedar. Thanks so much for your kindness. Love to come back.

We are grateful that your place provided us with a spacious atmosphere where we could have a beautiful family reunion. Thanks so much !

Thanks for a convenient and clean place to stay! We loved kayaking in the inlet and exploring your beautiful area around Ucluelet.

The wonderful people we have met here made our stay in Canada superb!

We had a lot of fun exploring beaches, hiking,& wandering around Ucluelet & Tofino. Wild Pacific trail is great – the foamy beaches & great surf were a sight to see. See you again.

Journeyed here for our nieces wedding. Balsam House was perfect as a resting place for our family. It is very homey and had what we needed. The walk towards Ucluelet during the day was great. Thanks so much!

My family is staying here this weekend for our wedding. My fiancé and I have come to drop off gifts and were very impressed where they will be staying. Thank you for providing them with a great place to stay and a lasting memory! Happy Valentine’s everyone and enjoy your stay.

We are packing up and talking about how enjoyable our stay here was. The house was spotless & there was plenty of room for our large group. I will highly recommend this place to others.

Laughing louder than raining
Audience happier than bride & groom
Girls more than boys
Food more than we can eat

Small eagle on outside tree
Sunset on the horizon
Waves and tides striking
Far away attractions

No storm but lightening from
our cameras
No murders and ghosts but
Shadows and giggling winks

This has been a really wonderful place to be. I have been able to really find myself being here. Thank you so much for allowing us this opportunity to bond and become better friends.

We had great time. The view was great too and the house was wonderful. We found plenty of souvenirs and have no complaints. Because there was no TV we had fun playing family games instead. We really enjoyed our stay and I hope we come back soon.

Beau séjan, très agreeable. On se sent un peu à la maison, mais encore plus tranquille. Salut.

Very nice, would’ve been nice to stay here longer. It was relaxing.

Very tranquil and peaceful.

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