Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shore Vacation Rentals Open For Business

http://vacations.kijiji.ca/c-Canada-British-Columbia-Vancouver-Island-The-Shore-Tofino-BC-Luxury-Condo-W0QQAdIdZ450275036

http://www.vrbo.com/447699

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is this newsworthy ? Why don't you provide free advertising for other accommodation providers.This blog is biased toward the elite.

Ralph Tieleman said...

Not sure how to respond to that one.......

Anonymous said...

Do they have a business license to run a vacation rental?
DOT I would encourage you to look into this. It is not fair if you are not enforcing this building when you are after other businesses in the community to comply.

Anonymous said...

W0w arrogant owners. The never gave a "hoot" about town or its wishes...hows that restaurant coming along? Yeah promise the moon to the fools to get it approved. Who looks stupid now? Planning dept? CAO? Us for not making more noise? BS...again

Anonymous said...

Wow arrogant owners. Is this quietly approved on the way out the door MR Smith or are they just playing the town for fools again?
Hard to say who looks worse CAO, Planning Dept? Administration? Council? Mayor? or us for not putting up a bigger stink. This thing is an eyesore and out of context for the community... How's the restaurant coming along? They sure know what strings to pull.
Josie any thoughts? May be DOT should buy it for a university or affordable housing. Cheaper than the $500K and nothing to show for it of the last brain-trust

Tofino Travellers said...

Isn't this funny Ralph, they harass others, harass me, make rules like complaint driven process, spend all their energy on various waste of time activities.... yet we forgo all this business license revenue. 53 listings in VRBO ! $20K How many rentals are there here in Tofino >100?

Lets just remove all the rules turn Tofino back into a surfing town.... a real community. I know the home owners house values will go down, but we will be better for it. Tofino will be more real.

Alternatively, whistler here we come!

Anonymous said...

11:31
the figure you quote of $500k is a lie. if someone can produce finacial figures that show in black and white any numbers this is a lie.

Anonymous said...

2:43 If it's not 500k then what is the real amount of money wasted on the affordable housing fiasco ? 600 k ? More ?

Anonymous said...

It has been established that the total amount of dollars that the DoT gave the Corporation that is the THC was in the neighborhood of $500k. This is a reality and can be found in the Tofino financial statements. If you have some proof that is was more or less take the time like Ralph has to lay it out for us....

Anonymous said...

would be nice if there was some clarity/transparency on what was spent, where it came from , what it was spent on -- it is possible that there is a logical rationale and explanation for the funds that were expended but would be appropriate to make any planning documents, surveys and associated costs more public-- If council struck the housing committee did they approve of the expenditures and do they have a clear ledger of same ...seems to be some frustration and negativity in the village re the Housing committee that the council disbanded and the rumored expenses ... might be an idea to clear this up prior to any future work in the area of affordable housing ..

Tsunami said...

"I know the home owners house values will go down, but we will be better for it."

Who do you think you are ? I've been sweating my ass off for years to create something of value. You've got a lot of nerve buster or no brain.

Go clean up your inn. It looks like an eyesore!

Tofino Travellers said...

Tsunami at what point did the subject change from Shore Vacation Rentals Open for Business to your slag about me personally or my Inn?

It sounds like you have put a lot of energy into your house as an investment. We both know that houses have traditionally been great investments but there is no guarantee. The Shore, I am guessing are renting out the place when it is not in use to create some revenue. I am also guessing they bought it knowing that it can not be nightly rentals or maybe they were told otherwise.....

Lets stay on topic, it makes it a lot more fun then slagging individuals, their beliefs or opinions...

Tsunami said...
"I know the home owners house values will go down, but we will be better for it."

Who do you think you are ? I've been sweating my ass off for years to create something of value. You've got a lot of nerve buster or no brain.

Go clean up your inn. It looks like an eyesore