I'll start by saying I love Chesterman beach. The accommodation is second to the destination. That being said, I have a long list of disappointments with the accommodation, but I'll start with the good.
Overall the the cabin is very nice. I love the west coast feel of the vaulted cedar ceilings and the large windows. The furniture is not overly comfortable but adequate. The same can be said for the kitchen, adequate. We didn't find we wanted for much, except some decent wine glasses, but all of the kitchen accessories looked like they may have been picked up at a second hand store, mostly old and not matching, except for the plates. Most of the knives couldn't cut butter hot.
The bed was comfortable.
Now the bad. The hot tub. There was a tube of test strips which showed the level of chlorine to be undetectable. I discovered the broken chlorine dispenser laying on the concrete pad, so without chlorine and considering the current situation with Covid, we did not feel comfortable using it. Another problem was the gas fireplace. At first it wouldn't light, although I could see the pilot light was lit. I phoned the number listed on the info sheet on the counter. The fellow told me the thermostat was acting up. I finally got the stove going, but it kept going out and reguired constant fiddling.
Worst of all the entire place needed a thorough cleaning. Now, I know the west coast is a harsh environment, but I also know the windows in the cabin had not been cleaned in many many months. At first I hought the sealed units may have failed, but no, they were just grafted with dirt. I understand that there is a lot of salt spray, and it must be a constant challenge to keep the windows clean, but why does anyone go to the west coast if not to enjoy the view? I set about cleaning the outside of the tall ocean facing windows, but soon realized that the inside was as filthy as the outside. After an entire roll of paper towels I had a streaky view up as far as I could reach. All the other windows were similarly filthy, particularly the kitchen. The bathroom light fixture was disgusting and missing a bulb. Black mildew was evident on the bathroom blinds and the corners of the floor. The heavy door on the outside shower was hanging by one hinge and presented a hazard. Most of the glass panels surrounding the deck and hot tub were so covered with green algae they were opaque. I have more to say but I appear to have run out of my allotted characters.