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Inside info on renting this slice of peace and quiet

Refuge by the Sea -2
Photo: Michael Hanson; styling by Michelle Cristalli

Accommodations: Two-bedroom lodge plus two additional sleeping quarters (a cabin and a safari-style platform tent); sleeps ten

Rates: $2,200 Canadian (about $2,167 USD) per week in May 15-June 30, and September; $2,650 Canadian (about $2,610 USD) per week in July 1-Sept1. Rates are based on weekly rental for up to six guests; there is a $25 charge per night for each additional guest.

Availability: Mid-May through September

Location: Oceanfront on Desolation Sound

Nearest airport: Campbell River (CYBL), a two-hour car and ferry ride away

Amenities: Open and covered porches, fully equipped kitchen, high-speed wireless Internet, laundry facilities, large soaking tub, wood-burning stove, grill, library

Need-to-know info: No pets. The rugged walkways make the site unsuitable for the elderly and children younger than 5.

Don't miss: Excursions to Mansons Lagoon and Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park with Misty Isles Adventures; 250/935-6756 or  mistyislesadventures.com

Contact info: Call 800/939-6644 or visit taililodge.com

(published September 2008, updated April 2010)

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