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SHAWNIGAN LAKE entire Vacation House near Victoria, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay & Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Affordable Rustic Rental Reasonable Rates 3br 2bath kitchen Wi-Fi No-Tax No-Pets

An Affordable Rustic Rental, Shawnigan House Vacation Rental is a 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom house on a large forested property located in Shawnigan Village near Lake, shops and food.

A 40 minute drive to Victoria.

An 8 minute drive to Mill Bay, Cowichan Bay is an 18 minute drive.

Kinsol Trestle is a 30 minute Bicycle ride.

A full Kitchen with a stove top oven, a refrigerator-freezer, a toaster, a microwave oven, a kettle, coffee maker and a barbecue on the deck.

Please note that a dishwasher is not included with this rental.

A large Living room with basic cable TV. Free Wi-Fi. Not all channels are guaranteed to be available.

An energy efficient wood stove, as well as electric heating.

A laundry room with clothes washing machine and dryer.

Please note that the garage shown attached to the house is not included with this rental.

Located in wine country and also near the famous Kinsol Trestle.

Walking distance to a restaurant, take-outs, shops, parks and Shawnigan Lake.

Bedding with hypoallergenic comforters, sheets and linen.

King en-suite offers guests a large tub which is difficult for elderly, handicapped to enter.

Have privacy, the owner manager lives in a cottage next door.

More Details

Shawnigan House vacation rental, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Shawnigan House vacation rental, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC

The owner- manager of Shawnigan House Vacation Rental lives next door in a cottage near the main rental house.

Manager will meet guests for check-in and give an explanation of the house at check-in.

The wood stove must be operated correctly and manager will explain the proper operation.

Electric heat is available should guests not want use of wood stove.

Shawnigan House vacation rental, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC purchased this house in 1990

Why Shawnigan House vacation rental, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC chose Shawnigan Lake

No Taxes and You get a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house.

Located on a large forested property 8 minutes walk to Village shops, take outs and Shawnigan Lake.

There is privacy, forested areas and a wonderful house.

Kinsol trestle is an 8 minute drive, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay are near. Victoria is about a 40 minute scenic drive.

Located in wine-country.

Some animals and birds come and go seasonally.

What makes this house unique

You get an entire house not just a room. Kitchen, dinning, living and family rooms and laundry is available.

Rent the house using all three bedrooms, or one or two bedrooms depending on your needs.

Price is adjusted to the number of persons staying for an affordable stay even for a single traveler.

A good location to visit Victoria, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Duncan, Nanaimo and also a good location for visiting wineries, Kinsol Trestle, and also for hiking, fishing, bird watching and cycling.

Occasionally, we see birds and animals. Sometimes there might be Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ravens in the area, and different species of birds too, which are seen at different times of the year.

The deck has chairs, a table and a Barbeque.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the vacation rental which is know as Moon Over Shawnigan for 1 week. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is set on a large property with many large trees. It is like being in a forest. The house was very comfortable. The trees in summer are very refreshing, there is no need for air conditioning. The cedar trees give a very pleasant fresh air feeling.

We enjoyed using the barbeque on the sundeck.

The location is very good. It is in a rural area, but it is also only a 8 minute walk to the village. The village has several good choices for a meal and also grocery shopping and a cute little coffee shop with bakery all just a short walk from the house.

We enjoyed our stay and we hope to return again. The Cowichan valley has so many things to do, for example; we went to a winery for lunch and wine tasting, we went hiking on the trans Canada trail, and we went boating in Mill Bay. It was fun.

Thanks to management for everything.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shawnigan Lake in Cowichan Valley B

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , King en-suite bath, toilet and an extra large soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bath with toilet, bath tub & shower for 2 Queen rooms
  • The King suite has a deep soak-er tub, sink and a toilet. Entering the large tub is difficult for elderly or physically disabled persons or young children. The Queen Rooms share a Bathroom with toilet, sink and shower tub unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen room, shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen room, shared bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King suite room with a private bathroom and a big soaker tub
  • The King suite has an en-suite bathroom with a large deep soak-er tub. The deep tub is difficult for elderly or physically challenged persons to enter. Children must be supervised at all times while in the deep tub. The 2 Queen rooms share the main bathroom. The main bathroom has a tub-shower available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Manager lives in the small cottage next door, the large house is the vacation rental. Laundry is extra cost. $8.00 per load for washing, drying and detergent. No Parties or events permitted. No parties with extra non-registered guests. Check in is usually at 3pm. Early check in may be possible. No cooking oils, no cooking oily greasy foods such as bacon please. No smoking inside the house. There is no designated sheltered smoking area. For smokers this property is not suitable for winter occupancy. Wood-stove and electric baseboard heating. Firewood is $5 an armload. Electric limited to $6.50 per-day for daily rentals. Guests rarely use more than $6.50 per day except winter then sometimes a small extra fee is asked to help with the cost of heating. The garage shown attached to the house is not available for guest use. This is an affordable Rustic Rental with Reasonable Rates.


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SHAWNIGAN LAKE entire Vacation House near Victoria, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay & Lake
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 25 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Some inconveniences, such as broken dishwasher and added expense for washing laundry.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: About this vacation rental; This vacation rental does not include a dishwasher. The kitchen is a simple kitchen for travelers. Laundry is $8 per load, laundry fee is advertised. For bookings of 2 persons, guests have the option of using the 1 King suite room or two Queen rooms. The other rooms will remain locked until notification that extra guests will stay and payment for the extra guests is received. Manager is always available to receive extra guests and payment for extra guests. Do not smoke inside this house. Smoking inside the house will result in cleaning fee of $200. Pets which are brought into the house are also subject to a $200 cleaning fee. No exceptions.
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We found the place to be quite comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The house worked great for us in relation to our visit with family.The owner Robert was very accommodating. The kitchen needs a few more dishes to prepare meals. Overall we were very satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a solid place

  • 5 of 5

Good house, close to the lake. Nice place to spend a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and quiet nice place

  • 5 of 5

I reserved for my friends from Korea and they stayed here 2 weeks.

During their stay, Robert(site manager) was very kind and helpful.

Especially he provided very warm wood burning fireplace with reasonable price. This place is located very quite, private and peaceful area.

My friends were so satisfied with this place, I recommend this place as one of the top priority.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2017

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent a week here over Christmas, with our son and daughter, and their spouses. The house was everything we needed it to be. Robert, our host, was very accommodating. I initially had some concerns about some of the restrictions listed with the property, particularly some of the extra charges. How do you define "a reasonable amount" of firewood, or electricity? To me, it's "reasonable" to keep the house warm in winter. Why are there extra charges for using the laundry facilities? Perhaps Robert was just feeling the Christmas spirit, I don't know, but he offered not to charge us any extra for these things. We also had some concerns with some of the rules regarding the kitchen, particularly, but when we discussed these issues with him, we were able to come to a very reasonable understanding. I asked about having a real Christmas tree, and that was fine, he even offered to dispose of it for us after we left.

One quibble that I would have is with the large bathtub advertised in the Master Bath. It is, indeed, big enough for 2, as advertised, but you will want to have two people in it, and they should be large people who displace a lot of water. The hot water heater is not nearly capable of filling this tub. I drained the hot water tank, waited until it recharged, and drained it again, and still didn't half fill the tub (with me in it). I didn't discuss this with Robert, perhaps he has some way of dealing with it.

All in all, I must say we had a very pleasant stay, and my thanks to our host

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay in my vacation rental Daryl. Many people ask about reasonable electricity and firewood. BC Hydro the electrical utility company has a complicated billing system based on usage. My place has an electrical cost average of $0.1295 per Kwh. Customers rarely use more than $6.50 per day of electrical power. I rarely ask for additional electrical power money. $6.50 per day is reasonable for daily rentals. For daily rentals, $6.50 per day of electrical power is included in the rate, extra power used in excess of $6.50 is $0.1295 per Kwh. For weekly rentals, the power consumed is $0.1295 for each Kwh of power used. $6.50 of power is not included in weekly rentals. By charging only for power actually consumed I am able to reduce my rental rates. I were to include all electrical expenses freely with the rental cost, the rental cost would be more. By charging customers only for the electrical power actually consumed I am able to offer a lower cost for stay. My method of billing is the most accurate and reasonable method for electrical power considerations. I charge extra for laundry because I supply the room, the machines, the water and the detergent. Also, in summer there are water restrictions in the area so I need customers to conserve water. By charging for laundry I recover my expenses and also encourage water conservation. I did not charge your group for electrical, firewood or laundry because your group of 6 adults staying for 7 days paid much extra-person fee. The extra person fee was enough that I felt the need for other expenses were not needed to be charged. I was not in any spirit other than a desire to offer the best rates and service that I can in this affordable rustic rental. The house has a 60 gallon electric Hot Water Tank which is larger than 40 gallon tanks that houses usually have. The tank takes about 100 minutes to warm from cold to hot. Any hot water used during the warming process will add additional time to warm the tank. Any hot water used while the tank is being used to fill the tub will reduce the hot water which is available. When making a bath, please let others in your group know about that so that the hot water which is available in the tank will be available for use in the large tub. The tub is difficult for elderly or physically challenged persons to enter. Please watch children at all times while in the tub. Thanks Daryl and family for your stay. Have a great 2018
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

What a gem of a place! If your looking to kick back..enjoy the wood burning stove..and cozy around the outdoor fire pit this is it! Ample room for all your friends and family..truly a BC wilderness experence..private but close enough for shopping and supplies if you run out. I deffinatly will be back and would recommend to any one i know. Robert was very accomidating and a real sweetheart..thanks Rob..Shane and Michelle

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1800 Metres
Black Swan, a 15 minute walk.
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nanamo or Victoria are about the same distance
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf, Tennis restaurant
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Vancouver Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Take out Japanese and Pizza, Subway, fish & chips
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Wharf park 1.5Km Masons beach 1.7km , Mill Bay 6Km
Car: necessary

Located in south Cowichan Valley 40 minutes drive to Victoria.

In the wine country close to local wineries with tasting, lunch and weddings.

Located near the Trans Canada trail and the famous Kinsol Trestle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Regatta 2019
15 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £118.83

Please bring photo ID and also credit card for check-in.
Guests under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or chaperon for supervision.
Pay no tax. No stag or parties with extra guests.
No smoking indoors or keeping any pet in the house.
A $200 charge for cleaning for smoking and/ or pets inside the house.
No cooking oils, No cooking greasy fatty foods please. This is a lite-travelers kitchen.
Please ask manager for telephone details.
Firewood is $5 for an arm-load.
Laundry is self service. In house Washing, Drying with detergent is $8.00 per load, weekly laundry rate is $4.00 per load.
Pantry is limited and any item needed by guests is not guaranteed to be available. Please bring your own pantry items to be sure that what you need is available.
Bring your own coffee and tea.
Winter heating is extra charge for firewood and extra charge for electric heating which is charged only for firewood and electric heating used. Electric consumption is by electric utility company meter. Please ask at time of booking about winter heating costs.
No refunds for no-show, late check-in, early departure, no refund for any days not used or stayed. No refund for extra person unused days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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