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Portal Retreat

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· Port Alberni, Alberni Clayoquot, British Columbia
1 acre hosted by Andrew P.
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The "Portal Retreat" is here: Unplug, relax, and unwind! Bonus: A 3-minute walk to the lake! Come and explore the glamping " Portal" style. We offer a unique experience just steps away from beautiful Sproat Lake. This is a retreat-type space and is specifically set up to help you get away from your busy life. There are books, games, hummingbirds, deer, and all that nature has to offer including the Lake, a stone's throw away for a quick dip to rejuvenate the mind and body. The Portal is 18 feet long and 8 feet wide and is your very own private space. Featuring a beautiful deck for relaxation, reading, star gazing, yoga, or alfresco dining, with the interior offering a queen bed, sofa, and artisanal water - Oh so cozy and romantic. There is a fancy new outhouse that flushes water and is equipped with a sink. This space is best suited for a single, a couple, and possibly a fur baby and/or little one. We are located on a quiet residential street 20 minutes from Port Alberni and en route to Tofino or Ucluelet. We have walking and mountain biking trails minutes from the house. The Portal has limited internet and spotty phone service. There is an outlet for charging, etc. There is no fridge, but we can provide a cooler on request. Private parking is on-site. We can provide a camp stove if required. Please bring your own white gas. Outside food options include the "The Fish & Duck Pub" which is just a short walk away. Call Doordash to deliver a meal from one of our local restaurants or bring a picnic to enjoy. If you are bringing a fur baby, please let us know. It must be on a leash at all times. Please bring your fur baby's favorite blanket or bed to sleep on. We can also provide a comfy hound bed in the room at your request. We kindly ask that you keep your fur baby off the furniture and bed. Additional Extras: Kayak rental $40.00 per day ($200) Canoe $40.00 per day ($200 deposit) Please bring your own PFD, helmet, and any personal protective gear you may require You will have to sign a waiver and leave the above deposit for the equipment. Provided on request: Towels, Cooler, Coleman Camping stove BYO Ice. white gas for cooking, pots & pans, and utensils. We understand that life happens, but please try to arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. for check-in. We do need our beauty sleep.The "Portal Retreat" is here: Unplug, relax, and unwind at Sproat Lake! Yes, we do take bookings all year round and provide the pod heating - perfect for the winter months. A 3 minute walk to Sproat Lake! Come and explore the glamping " Portal" style. We offer a unique experience just steps away from beautiful Sproat Lake. This is a retreat-type space and is specifically set up to help you get away from your busy life. There are books, games, hummingbirds, deer, and all that nature has to offer including the Lake, a stone's throw away, for a quick dip to rejuvenate the mind and body. The Portal is 18 feet long and 8 feet wide and is your very own private space. Featuring a beautiful deck for relaxation, reading, star gazing, yoga, or alfresco dining, with the interior offering a queen bed, sofa, and artisanal water. There is a fancy new outhouse that flushes water and is equipped with a sink. This space is best suited for a single, a couple, and possibly a fur baby and/or little one. We are located on a quiet residential street 20 minutes from Port Alberni and en route to Tofino or Ucluelet. We have walking and mountain biking trails minutes from the house. The Portal has very limited internet and spotty phone service. There is an outlet for charging, etc. There is no fridge, but we can provide a cooler on request; however, you will need to bring your ice. Private parking is on-site. We can provide a camp stove if required. Please bring your white gas, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. We have crockery, cutlery, and glassware. Outside food options include the "The Fish Duck Pub" which is just a short walk away. Call Doordash to deliver a meal from one of our local restaurants or bring a picnic to enjoy. If you are bringing a fur baby, please let us know. It must be on a leash at all times. Please bring your fur baby's favorite blanket or bed to sleep on. We can also provide a comfy hound bed in the room at your request. We kindly ask that you keep your fur baby off the furniture and bed. Additional Extras: Kayak rental $40.00 per day ($200) Canoe $40.00 per day ($200 deposit) Bike $25 per day ($200 deposit) Please bring your own PFD, helmet, and any personal protective gear you may require You will have to sign a waiver and leave the above deposit for the equipment. Provided on request: Cooler and Coleman Camping stove. BYO: a. White Gas for cooking, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. We have plates and cutlery. b. ICE: While we have the cooler of all coolers for your use, you will need to supply the ice. There can be a limited supply in town See you on arrival.
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Port Alberni, Alberni Clayoquot, British Columbia, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Andrew P.Joined in July 2023
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Mikhail K.recommends
November 13, 2023
Portal Retreat
The Portal Retreat was lovely. We had a lovely stay. The space was comfortable, beautiful, and thoughtfully prepared for us. Would very gladly stay there again.
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Tommy D.recommends
October 19, 2023
Portal Retreat
Loved the experience
Cozy little place with suprisingly lots of privacy. We loved all the little details in the place. 2-3 minutes walk to a beautiful lake where you can go for a quick dip. Elizabeth was super hospitable and helpful. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a place for some down time and disconnect.
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Geralyn W.recommends
October 2, 2023
Portal Retreat
Perfect getaway
Great location, excellent accommodations and amenities, beautiful view.
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Blair V.recommends
September 15, 2023
Portal Retreat
We enjoyed our stay here. It's just the transition stay we needed between tofino and going back to the real world. Simple room with a nice view of trees. The lake is very close and we had a nice early morning swim before taking off.
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Kristen C.recommends
September 6, 2023
Portal Retreat
Perfect lil oasis!
We only stayed here one night but wished we could have stayed longer! Such a cute and cozy spot and super close to the water to catch a beautiful sunset. We hope to be back!
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Chelsea W.recommends
August 25, 2023
Portal Retreat
This has been my favourite hipcamp experience so far! It's such a unique and beautiful site. I loved waking up to incredible views of the rainforest from the comfortable bed 😊 The ambiance was so lovely - It was definitely a treat, getting to stay here! The lake is a short walk away too! Elizabeth was incredibly welcoming and accommodating! I appreciated her great communication beforehand! She gave me some tips for getting through the road closure (at Cameron Bluffs) which was super helpful! I'd highly recommend staying here! I hope to be back some time in the future 😊
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