“Life’s at ease with an ocean breeze”

Our name “At Nautica Tigh” means “Home near the ocean”. We are close to town and even closer to the beach.

Private keypad exterior entrances allow you to come and go as you please. Each of our rooms has a mini kitchenette allowing for self-catered meals. We are a short stroll away from the lovely Judge’s Row Beach, the Oceanside Promenade, the Memorial Golf Course, the 70-acre Milner Gardens & Woodlands, the Visitor Info Centre, and the 50 acre Heritage Forest trails. Qualicum Beach town centre is only a 3-minute drive.

Each room is equipped with:

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Mini kitchenette
  • High-speed wifi
  • Cable television
  • Linens
  • Beach towels
  • Small fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenware

Fall asleep listening to the waves in enchanting Qualicum Beach…


For availability, prices, and to book a reservation please search for us on booking.com or airbnb.

Here are direct links to our room listings:

Booking.com – All Rooms

Airbnb – Upper Deck Room

Airbnb – Patio Room

Airbnb – Secret Garden Room

The Upper Deck Room

The Upper Deck is the largest room. It has stairs leading to a private entrance and a small deck. Bedding includes a comfy Queen-sized bed and two single beds. Sleeps up to three people. See photo gallery.

The Patio Room

The Patio has a ground level entry, a private patio, a comfy queen-sized bed, and a single bed. Sleeps up to three people. See photo gallery

The Secret Garden Room

The cozy Secret Garden Room is the smallest room, with a queen-size bed, comfortable wing chair, and a private patio. Sleeps one or two. See photo gallery.


Other Details:

~ Children over 9 years welcome
~ Check in: 3:00pm to midnight or by arrangement. Check out: 10:00am
~ Non-smoking property


No-commitment inquiries: Fill out this form or email me for more information. I’m happy to chat and usually respond quickly.


Our many repeat guests attest to happy stays:

“My wife and I discovered Nautica Tigh more than six years ago. We have returned many times at various times of year. It is always sparkling clean, comfortable and quiet. Situated back from the street, easy to find and very accessible; one of our favourites.”

– Sharon & Garry, from Victoria, BC

“Comfortable & welcoming: En route to Bamfield, BC for three days of kayaking and camping, my party of four stopped over for a night at At Nautica Tigh. The room was exactly what we needed. My boyfriend and I slept in the extremely comfortable queen sized bed and our friends used the twin trundle. They chose to keep the mattresses separate, but Karen told us we could lower the trundle part to make one big bed if we wanted to. There was also a sitting area with a couch and table and chairs for hanging out. The area was quiet and we slept fabulously.

Karen was also a delight. We spent almost thirty minutes chatting with her when we arrived. She directed us toward a great restaurant for dinner and made us feel quite welcome. The price was also great for our young adult budget.

I would absolutely stay here again.”

– Kerstin, from Seattle, Washington

“Quaint: We booked the Secret Garden room and it had everything we wished for. The bed was really comfortable, the room and bathroom were clean, and we had our own little private patio. The location is great, a short walking distance from the beach. You can see the ocean in between the trees. Although on the highway, it is VERY quiet and peaceful. Lots of green space around. All in all a beautiful place. We didn’t get to interact that much with Karen as we were out and about all the time, but I’m sure if we would have needed anything, she would have been there for us.”

– Aurelie, from Calgary, Alberta

“Wonderful place with a lot of privacy: We wanted to return last year, unfortunately, it was already fully booked – and I am not surprised. 
Our host was helpful, friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed talking to Karen and she also had a lot of useful advice on what to see in the area. Our room was rustic and quaint and we could actually see the ocean from our window. What we appreciated a lot was privacy that this place gives you – each room has a separate entrance and a kitchenette with fridge. We actually enjoyed eating by ourselves in our room at a lovely little wooden table. The bathroom had more than we expected – fresh towels, soaps, even hair products. The room was quiet and we slept really well there. It’s a perfect place for anybody who wants to enjoy Vancouver Island and their privacy as well. We’ll try to come back in the future – hopefully this time there will be a room available! :)”

– Ania, from Krakow, Poland

“Room with a VIEW: The top deck room is spacious with sleeping, sitting, minikitchen, and own bathroom. The view can be hypnotizing, see picture. Just a stones throw away from a nice sunset spotting area. Shops etc nearby. Location is next to ongoing traffic but well insulated. Host is very friendly.”

– Sandra, from The Netherlands

“I had a wonderful week’s stay at Nautica Tigh in Feb. It is within walking distance from the beach as well as downtown Qualicum. I found the accommodation extremely comfortable and cozy. Karen, the super friendly hostess, just made me feel so welcome and was very helpful with local information. It’s my accommodation of choice in the Qualicum/Parksville area.”

– Marja, from Campbell River, BC

“I have stayed at Nautica Tigh twice. I have enjoyed my stay immensely each time because of the comfort of the bed and room, the tidiness and the little but important details that make a guest house extra special. Karen is an excellent hostess and truly wants to make your stay pleasant. I love the Zen like garden with glimpses of ocean through the trees. Very peaceful.”

– Anne, from Victoria, BC

“We had a very pleasant 3-Day stay at Nautica Tigh. We originally planned to stay only 2 days, but the hospitality, comfort, and privacy were exceptional, and we added an additional day to our stay. We will be back!”

– Linda Skogstad, from Washington, USA

“I truly enjoyed my stay at At Nautica Tigh. The location was perfect in that it was both near the ocean and the town centre. Karen was a wonderful hostess and very hospitable. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable and the price was affordable. Thanks again Karen.”

– Andreas, from Langley, BC

“Our room At Nautica Tigh was nice & comfortable. It was like staying at a friend’s home – only with more privacy. Karen is a gracious & welcoming hostess, ready to answer questions & provide suggestions about the area. Thanks!”

– Sonya & Jeff, from San Francisco, California