What Our Guests Say:

Christena D.

“A wonderful spot to relax. So lovely inside and out. Darcy and Colin are the perfect hosts (yes, the cookies seal the deal). This is our second visit and we will be back again and again…..”

Nichole B.

“With the stunning view, beach access and hot tub, clean and cozy accommodations, courteous and kind hosts, and all the little extras, Tall Cedars was just what we needed for a weekend mini vacation! We’ll be back.”

Sue E.

“The owners, Darcy and Colin were immediately responsive to our booking requests and questions. The provide plenty of useful information for potential rents. The cottage is exactly as described and photographed, but even more charming in reality. Tall Cedars, both the cottage and the surrounding gardens, were extremely well maintained. The kitchen was very well equipped for making a turkey dinner, with plenty of glassware and dishware for all types of dining. There are lots of board games, and lots of information for those unfamiliar with the area and who are wondering where to go and what to see. The hot tub is very well maintained with good towels and bathrobes which are so helpful when hopping in and out on a chilly evening. The area immediately around the cottage is quiet and peaceful, and walking on the beach to talk to the oyster farmers is an interesting experience. The view from the cottage itself is outstanding. Our family has been coming to this area from Vancouver for over 40 years for various vacations, but Tall Cedars is a new rental for us. We were glad to have the privilege of being able to rent it. We highly recommend it to discerning visitors.”

Dave A.

“Our stay at Tall Cedars was incredible. The cleanliness and setup of the cabin was well received by the whole family. We thoroughly enjoyed everything from the breathtaking views to beachcombing, swimming, and relaxing in the hot tub. The location is perfect for exploring much of Vancouver Island. We were so lucky to be greeted by a pod of orcas within the first 5 minutes of arriving. Colin and Darcy were always available, yet never intrusive. We couldn’t be happier with our stay at Tall Cedars and would love to return.”

Stacey D.

“Darcy and Colin have a little slice of paradise in this home on the water. The pictures online do not do it justice. The house is quaint and tastefully decorated. The beach is rocky but perfect for looking for shells. The hosts are friendly and helpful, provide suggestions on what to for day trips or just leave you be to enjoy the tranquility. We have never ever said we would stay anywhere twice (there are too many places to see in this world) but we will definitely return here!”

Gera C.

“We spent a lovely week at Tall Cedars Guest House. The location is perfect- it is blissfully quiet, has a lovely view, a fascinating beach and plenty of wildlife to watch. The resident Kingfishers were our favourites! The beautifully maintained interior of the house is a delight with soothing beachy colours, every supply you could ever need, comfy beds, excellent wifi reception and an array of local art. We really appreciated the shady deck during the hot days and when we wanted to catch some rays we headed to the shore! There are plenty of amenities nearby. Darcy and Colin have an excellent collection of information on local galleries and restaurants. Don’t miss the forest walk that takes you to “Wacky Woods”- the property has been sold and the fascinating collection won’t be there much longer. We highly recommend Tall Cedars and would love a return visit!”

Margriet S.

“Booking with Darcy and Colin is like no other VRBO we have stayed in. They were attentive and wanted to get to know us and our needs. She provided us with information about the area and events that were happening while we were out there. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a note, cookies and easter eggs! What a lovely touch. They were a hit with the kids. The house is very well laid out and everything is labeled including how to turn the shower on. Very thoughtful! Even though it was cold, the kids enjoyed the hot tub. We loved looking out over the ocean to see wild life. We saw many seals and on our last day Darcy came to tell us they saw Orcas coming our way! It was pretty amazing to see. We felt very cared for and at home at Tall Cedars. We will definitely be back.”

Christina J.

“Rather than rent a condo on Mount Washington again, we decided on a change of scenery this year. Our stay at Tall Cedars Beach House was the perfect relaxation weekend we were looking for. Quiet and peaceful is what we wanted after a very busy Holiday season and that’s exactly what we found by the water. Everything we needed was there for cooking, sleeping and just plain relaxing.”

Alyssa M.

“Darcy and Colin are wonderful. Incredibly friendly and a pleasure to book with. The beach house had everything we could possibly need and more! The beds were super soft and cozy…the plush robes were loved by all…and the hot tub was the perfect way to enjoy the rainy bc weather. The decorative details were perfect…total beach house feel…you have out done yourselves. The plate of cookies were delicious! I could go on and on about this home…and I cannot think of one thing they are missing! I would definitely come stay here again with my family. A great place to relax and enjoy the ocean. The recommendations in the binder were perfect since we didn’t know too much about the area. Thank you again for some wonderful family memories!”

Business owners

“Tall Cedars was the perfect place to hold our annual planning weekend with our four business owners. We started the weekend off by having our eight staff members join us on the first day for a brain storming session. Darcy provided food and beverages for the mid afternoon coffee break which included her delicious homemade cookies. The house if very clean and comfortable, well stocked, and beautifully decorated. The view was breathtaking and we loved the tall trees that surrounded us as well as the peacefulness of the area. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing in the clean hot tub in the evenings. We are so happy we chose Tall Cedars, it was the perfect place to plan for 2017.”

J & G

“We spent a month enjoying the quiet beauty viewed from every window in this space and the sometimes wild and stormy January weather! Run by friendly considerate people who go the extra mile to make your stay excellent we could not have asked for anything better. The house is decorated with attention to detail and boasts magnificent water views. Enjoying our own personal outdoor hot tub, net flicks on demand and ability to host overnight visitors were all added bonuses! We totally appreciated this peaceful retreat so close to any and all amenities required. We hope to return one day and consider this a definite recommendation to all we meet.”

Liza A.

“I have travelled extensively through my 56 years vacationing throughout Canada’s best- Muskokas, Banff, P.E.I., Cabot Trail and then some; San Fran, Paris, Salzburg, Morocco, Italy, Spain etc… Our daughter travelled from Haida Gwaii to Comox to have her 1st baby, our 1st grandchild. We rented Tall Cedars for the month. Darcy and Colin were the reason why I chose this magnificent place for the trip of our lifetime. After weeks of searching for a home away from home, all it took was one phone call with Colin to feel the care and concern he and Darcy had for our daughter and family. They went above and beyond assuring us with any concerns about safety, comfort, drives to the hospital when our daughter went into labour?… all prior to us arriving. Upon arrival, Tall Cedars was everything and more, than the photos show. Tall Cedars is… perfect. Baking cookies prior to our daughter going into labour, bringing over a rocking chair once she brought her baby home (Tall Cedars is like home sweet home) was truly above and beyond a 5 star rating.”

Lorelee M

“We wanted a sanctuary to have a much needed rest and Tall Cedars was perfect. The house is beautiful, functional and comfortable & the views are spectacular. Everything you need is provided and every detail has been taken care of to make your stay perfect. Every day we enjoyed the hot tub while we watched the sunrise and the sunset. Tall Cedars is private but well located to venture out; an easy drive to island communities and treasures (like Cathedral Grove). We enjoyed the adventures offered nearby, but especially enjoyed the tranquility of the beach house. Watching the Oyster Farming from the deck and being able to interact with them was a highlight. Darcy & Colin are the perfect hosts and have created a beautiful property for others to enjoy. Tall Cedars exceeded our high expectations, thank you!”