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Everything You Need to Know About


Ucluelet is beautifully situated on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Home to temperate rain forest and immaculate beaches. The quaint town has maintained it’s small surf town charm. Located on the southern end of Long Beach and the Pacific Rim National Park. Directly south of Ucluelet are the truly breathtaking Broken Islands.

Guests can experience the sunset over the Pacific ocean from one of our stunning Ucluelet Airbnb properties.

Expert Opinion on

Airbnb in Ucluelet

The region has become a brilliant market for short term rentals. The market is far less saturated then it’s sister city Tofino but does demand a lower nightly rate. It’s popularity continues to grow as a picturesque Western Coast surf town.

“Ucluelet is an exceptional vacation rental market, and our commitment to the local community runs deep. Our passion for this beautiful area drives us to provide unforgettable experiences for guests while contributing to the well-being of the community we love.”

Connor Griffiths, CEO of Lifty Life
Property Type Estimated Annual Revenue
Studio $26,000 – $34,000
One Bedroom $32,000 – $48,000
Two Bedroom $46,000 – $62,000
Three Bedroom $58,000 – $82,000

Ucluelet Vacation Rental Pricing & Occupancy

Ucluelet has 224 active vacation rentals. One bedrooms represent the largest number of listings at 41% followed by two bedrooms at 34%. The average annual occupancy is 65% and the average daily rate (ADR) is $220 per night.

Ucluelet Beach, Pacific Rim

Ucluelet Tourism Industry

Ucluelet has a strong and growing tourism industry. It benefits from the popularity of nearby Tofino but has become a destination in and of itself. Over 26% of the Ucluelet labour force is in the accommodation or food service industry.

Ucluelet has 224 active vacation rentals.

Yes, Airbnb’s are legal in Ucluelet under certain circumstances.

Detached Homes: In general, there must be a long-term resident residing on the property. For example, if you had a four-plex; three of those units could operate as Airbnbs, and one would have to operate as a long-term rental or residence.

Apartments/ Townhomes: Airbnb’s are legal in apartments and townhomes that are properly zoned for tourist accommodation. 

In addition, you will need to apply and receive a business license from the municipality.

While visiting the region guests will never run out of unbelievable things to do. Whale watching, kayaking through the Broken Islands, hiking the Wild Pacific Trail, or surfing at Long Beach. Foodies don’t worry! Ucluelet is known for it’s amazing seafood and oysters. Head over to Floathouse and Frankie’s for some unreal local cuisine.

Ucluelet means “people of the safe harbor” in the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) language.

Ucluelet locals refer to the town as “Ukee”.

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How To Get Started

Our team would be happy to help you with any questions you might have. Reach out and lets get you started!

We have a detailed amenity list so that you can easily find what items need to be in the unit and exactly what items we recommend.

See our amenity checklist!

Every homeowner needs to ensure they have short term rental insurance that protects them in the unlikely event that an issue happens.

Finding STR insurance providers can be tricky, so we recommend Square One that specializes in this insurance product.

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Not all, but most Short Term Rentals require an STR License provided by the municipality.

If you have any questions about your municipality, feel free to contact our team and we can give you some details about the rules governing your market.

The FAQ section on our site breaks down the complete onboarding process in 10 easy steps.


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