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LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

TWO acres of incredible scenery with forest and flat land for parking

The entire Two Acres has a view of the lake and mountains and clear view of the Lake Front and 120 foot wharf where everyone gathers - which is safe and easy to touch base with friends and family.

Lakefront property is pristine and clear, clean water. There are no large stones or deep spots on the lake edge all the way along the property 165 feet - it does not have a steep slope but gradual with sand and gravel.

This Bavarian style cabin is unique as it has a balcony that looks out, to the lake and gets morning sunshine starting at 8:30 a.m. The cabin has a 36" Flat Screen TV that swings from the bedroom area to the resting area to view as you wish or have children sit on the settee to watch TV instead of the bedroom.

-Small and large groups enjoy the privacy and natural setting...along the beachfront , tents can be put up for privacy or a comfortable distance from the Fire-Pit area - The two acres surround the cabin and can be used for TENTS or VEHICLE parking -

Contact Owner regarding RV hookups (Max 3) for additional accommodations for larger groups.

The Cabin can sleep up to 4 guests only but if your group has a RV or wants to sleep in tents, contact the owner for further information!

Hedges front the beach area and give privacy and shade when the sun is high. The beach area is a gentle slope into the water .. with sand and gravel.The wharf is large enough to lay down mats for laying on or put deck chairs on and moor boats - a row of Logs have been put out into the lake 175 feet for swimmers safety.

Outside covered kitchen is unique as it is only a few feet from water edge allowing families to watch children.

Outside covered area with firepit and bar has a 12 foot wide, padded bench seat that is used for laying, reading or relaxing during the day and is magical listening to the waves lapping on the shore. From the covered firepit area you can hear the small waterfall from the creek only 15 feet away and as it is a Salmon Enhancement creek with small fry that grow daily under the bridge.

Kitchen has three sinks, clean drinking water with a new Britta filter and kitchen outfitted with microwave, new large propane table top cooking area and all cooking needs.

This is a rustic area and has natural habitat to be enjoyed at every turn with a large Fern walk area if someone wants more peace and privacy,

The NEW wharf is large enough to put deck chairs on it while watching the sunset or sunrise.

Keywords: Wharf, pristine lake, Park like setting, covered Post and Beam bbq area with full kitchen facilities outside with seating and two bars, 12 bar stools - fireplace with some wood supplied, use of two acres alongside creek going through property, paved road to property,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Austrian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Why The Owner chose Youbou

Lakefront was always my dream and this property was enhanced with the creek that winds through the property and makes it even more magical.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is parklike with hedges on the water edge for privacy. This is property that is so private everyone that arrives comments on how unique it is. There is a Fern Walk with ponds on the top lot that people love to sit in and read.. many birds, ducks, squirls, owls, otters and mink wander through the area giving it a wilderness feel.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Youbou in Cowichan Valley I

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , There are two portable toilets that are emptied every 5 days
  • There are two (2) Portable Toilets (solely for your own use) which are immaculate and cleaned every day - emptied every week or serviced more often by choice - . There is a newly built Spa/shower/ change room - a picture attached under Photos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 15
  • Queen Bed (1), Child Bed (1), this is a settee that can be made for a child or youth bed - it's 6 feet long and many people use it for a bed. Bunk Bed (1) The bunk bed is above the double bed at the head end. PLEASE NOTE: Cost of Rent is for 10 - There is Two acres of privacy for TENTS... and space for trailers - - This rental cost per day is for 10 people - IF you wish additional guests, please talk to owner regarding charge per night for guests. NOTE: This Property is solely for you When You Rent - THERE are NO other renters on this property.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large new 122' wharf for mooring boats. There is no charge for moorage - The Guest Cabin has a panoramic view of the whole area. The covered BBQ area with Fire-Pit is only fifteen feet away from water edge. Lots of flat area for tenting within feet of sandy beach edge which is 156 feet wide. The beach goes gradually down with no big rocks or scary drop-off edges - a Stretch of connected logs 170 feet protecting the swimmers from any boats going by. This quiet and protected acreage has large flat area to park on, quiet private area in fern walk by creek to read or enjoy nature at it's finest- With the addition of the new Spa, it now gives options to anyone wanting privacy to change and shower any time of the day or night - no one will be disturbed. There is paved road right to the driveway so there is no dust or logging roads to worry about. This is a rustic area and is enjoyed for being just that - - this is the Sunny side of North Arm from sunrise to sunse


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LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews
Victoria, BC

Fantastic get away with an amazing host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four perfect nights - two families for a total of six people. Teen boys loved it - water skiing, tubing, snorkeling, catching crayfish. The cabin was lovely, the outdoor kitchen AMAZING, dock in perfect shape and the tenting very comfortable. But what really made the trip for us was Noni. She is the BEST host one could ask for. Having her onsite in her own cabin was great and very helpful. Without a doubt, the best host one could ask for. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a Lovely Group - I'm the lucky one to have people on my property that enjoy the freedom which I cherish so much to offer - The Boys are special because of the way they respected everything ! ..... but most of all, they asked if it was ok to do something or use something - - my gift to have them here - thank you so much for coming and please come again - NoniB
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Victoria BC

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Another great summer vacation for our family. This was our 3rd time at Shady Akres. My son had more than enough room for his new 25 foot boat at the wharf with still room for other boats. It has to be one of the best places on the lake for family and friends. We will back next July for our fourth time. Can't wait. Thanks Noni, Doug and Pete

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, how kind of you to write ...- hey... Doug and Marie - and Pete and Katie .. how I look forward to seeing you in July're just the best ! ... I think of you often being Grandparents of Pete and Katie soon - Your family is a "comfort zone' for me... caring and kind and thoughtful in all ways - it's been awesome weather always and you sure know how to take in the Nature of the Valley .... and I wish sometime I could make time stand still - if that makes sense . . what memories .. that go so far back I wish you all a wonderful Season and a New Year filled with the Joy of a new Grandchild and Happy Surprises you weren't expecting - Best of wishes always .... NoniB >.
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great multi tent and rv space on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for multi family gatherings with tents and rv's. A common kitchen and gathering area. A wharf for swimming and boating. Noni will cater to your wants and needs.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank so much for sending these comments - your group was awesome - I loved the whole experience of your reunion -the happy atmosphere - - and the wonderful Children - it's always a treat to have the Children in the area .. watching them play and run feeling freedom on the lake that's sometimes not normally felt because of the size of my property and the privacy that's special here on the North Arm of the Lake - Your group is a great group - and I would love to see you here again - best wishes to all - NoniB on the lake
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Shady acres is a wonderful place for a group of people to have summer fun on the lake.

  • 4 of 5

When you rent this property you don't have to bring anything but food and towels.

Everything you could possibly need is thoughtfully provided. And lovely Noni (landlady)is close by if there is anything else you would require. You are close to grocery and liquor stores too. (10 minutes)


  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful this group was !- They used the entire parking lot area for their games- the joy and laughter continued and the children were part of the organized games and not only that - the children were included all the time in any fun - Thank you Debbie for all your organizing you did to make this one of the most wonderful Reunions for your group - - NoniB on the lake
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  • 5 of 5

Noni as always is a great host always making sure we have everything we need! Weather was awesome water was refreshing. Second time since August 2016 it is going to be an annual tradition.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so pleased one of the members of a group from last summer ... Organized coming this year with his own group of friends - a wonderful group - the weather cooperated and was hot and sunny all week - They enjoyed the lake as it's meant to be - thank you for coming and I look forward to your return and another venture at Cowichan Lake. !
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Super cool and unique spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time there and loved the property. The pictures don't do a great job of showing everything. It's a great mix of camping but with private beach, dock facilties and even a outdoor bar and kitchen! It's very flexible depending on what you want to do and the host is great!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great Group and every vehicle had one or two bikes on racks and they used them the whole time they were at the lake. The Large Post and Beam area with firepit etc. is a great comfort if there is a hint of rain. This group enjoyed the outdoors in every way including swimming in May ! I look forward to a return visit some day and thank you for coming.
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Car: recommended

Carmana Valley is world renoun and only hours away,

The Small community of Lake Cowichan only 8 minutes away, many parks are on lakefront within minutes away, pubs and restaurants in Youbou Village, ... Port Renfrew is well known and is a small fishing village on the Ocean and only 'One and a half hours drive on paved road' -

Youbou is only a half hour from Duncan and hwy leading to Cowichan Bay on the ocean and Chemainus on the ocean

and small settlements on oceanfronts within an hour for a nice day trip.

There is a Bowling Alley in Youbou - 3 minutes away - as well, There is a Museum and many lovely and interesting shops in Lake Cowichan - only 8 minutes away - a new large Country Grocer and bakery, BC Liquor Store and many small interesting shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Youbou, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
17 Sep 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.02

If Traveler does not respond within two weeks of discussions on dates and rates - rates may change.

TRAVELLER may have More than Ten (10) people in their group but must first contact owner by e-mail. Cost of rental for more guests after the first ten is $20 per person, per night, over the age of Eight years old. A Two Day deposit of $500.00 to be paid when rental is made - balance due 60 days prior to rental date .
* NOTE: The Monies are non-refundable and Non-Transferable
* NOTE: VRBO is a U.S.A. Company so this is USA FUNDS ..Canadian funds per day is $250.00

* CREDIT CARDS may be used.

IF you want to stay for LESS than the Minimum Days Stated .....please contact owner -
Traveler may discuss changes anytime prior to commitment. Contact owner by e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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