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North Arm - Shady Akres is on right where it looks like the road disappears

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake Cowichan cabin description

The entire Two Acres has a view of the lake and mountains and clear view of the Recreational Lake Front and wharf where everyone gathers - which makes things safer and easier to touch base with people.

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 24' 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 of 165 feet, 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 -

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 britta filter and kitchen outfitted with microwave 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 privacy,
The NEW wharf is large enough to put deck chairs on it and watch the sunset or sunrise.

Keywords: Wharf, pristine lake, Park like setting, covered bbq area with full kitchen facilities outside with seating and bar, 8 bar stools - fireplace with some wood supplied, use of two acres alongside creek going through property, paved road to property,

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Absolutely wheelchair accessible - the entire property is flat on the top lot and then the 20 foot wide gentle sloping road down to the beach area is safe to use for anyone in a wheelchair - the little bridges on both sides are also new and easy access - the area for cooking and fire-pit area and down to the water's edge is wheelchair access as well. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The shore is a gentle slope without large rocks or obstructions - it's easy to see your children. Sand and Gravel only on this beach - over the years it has been raked many times.. ...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            smoking allowed on property but NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE CABIN. Ashtrays are provided and absolutely no butts are to be thrown anywhere on property....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small Pets - and I will need a picture sent to me on e-mail as to what size they are. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            There is no age limit....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 12, Beds for 4-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bunk Area

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          • Double 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 includes up to 12 guests - There is 2 acres of privacy for TENTS... and space for trailers - - This rental is for 12 people - IF you wish additional guests, please talk to owner....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • There is a outside Portable Toilet (solely for your own use) which is spotless and cleaned every day - I have been complimented on it being immaculate. It is constantly being serviced. There is a newly built Spa/shower/ change room - a picture attached under Photos. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            New George Foreman sandwitch maker - there is a Magnetic knife holder so it's safe if children are around. Lots of large utincils and cuttlery - 30 steak knives, paper towels, tin foil and cleaners ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes and glasses/cups etc., are all glasswear. The pots and pans are stainless steel with cookers and steamers and many frying pans - all in new condition - dinner plates sit 35 people or more...moreless

          • Dining:

            Three (4) 3'x 8' tables - 2 heavy plastic and one wood - 4 x 8 - the seating used for lounging is 12 feet long and many renters use it for the dining area - there are many chairs availabl...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All utensils - pots, pans - dishes/ knives Large BBQ beside kitchen area. New Sandwich maker, new rice cooker, many new stainless steel steamers/ spaghetti drain pots - ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There are two Braun Coffee Makers - one for regular coffee and the other for de-caff coffee for your convenience. New Rice Maker, Storage Coffee pot with pump. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            In the Guest Cabin there is a Large 18 cu ft refrigerator with freezer. There is also a microwave in the cabin. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Outside, under roof area by BBQ and Firepit is a fully outfitted kitchen - three sinks and all amenities. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner propane Table Top stove. - Three extra propane tanks for stove and New BBQ . ...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Outside area has a Microwave - Guest cabin has a Microwave - ...moreless

          • Oven:

            There is no oven, however a large bbq and two Microwaves....moreless

          • Toaster:

            There is a four slice Toaster...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            Large Fire Pot under deck so if there is bad weather or it's too hot it's a place to use for all purposes. Only two wheelbarrows wood supplied and one box of kindling. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is no air conditioning in the Guest Cabin, however there is a large 3 position fan above the double bed....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            There is sufficient parking for trailers and boat trailers and any other needs can be discussed with the owner...moreless

          • Parking:

            There is a parking lot - flat for parking - it's 160' x 100' - and extra for overflow....moreless

          • Heating:

            Heating for the Guest Cabin is the modern Oil plug in heaters....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bedding linens and duvet and blankets/pillows provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            No towels for Showers or swimming...moreless

          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Large new 122' wharf for mooring boats. Easy access to swim from beach or off wharf - The Guest Cabin has a panoramic view of the whole area. The covered BBQ area with Fire-Pit is only ten feet away from water edge. Lots of 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 acerage 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 sunset-...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room:

                A lot of people use the parking lot area to play Bocci Ball or other ball games or volleyball/ badminton...moreless

              • Games:

                There are two electronic dart boards that are set up outside on one of the Guest Cabin walls....moreless

              • Television:

                24' TV in the Guest Bedroom that can be turned around to face the settee and sitting area ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                There is also Wireless Internet service. There is a 24' TV, and DVD...moreless

              • Stereo:

                There is an MP3/MP4 player with speakers...moreless

              • Toys:

                There are some toys for small tots...moreless

              • Books:

                There are some books for children...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Yes, there is a DVD Player...moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi available. There is cabelvision There is a DVD player...moreless

              • Internet:

                There is internet - There is no computer supplied. ...moreless

              • Dialup Access:

                Dial-up Internet available - WiFi ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Thre is a 12' aluminum boat and will supply life jackets - there will be a minimal charge for this depending on how long your stay is....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Thre is a large lawn area all around including on parking area 100' of lawn ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is a large BBQ with an extra propane tanks....moreless

              • Balcony:

                There is a balcony or Patio on the Guest Cabin ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                View of the lake from all parts of the two acres and from the bedroom and balcony of the Guest Cabin - view of the mountain range across from the North Arm as shown on the picture of the website....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                sandy beach going into the lake on a slow slope - the whole beachfront of 160 feet is gentle sloping....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Beautiful sloping sand and gravel beach with privacy second to none....moreless

              • Beach View:

                view of the lake and beach from everywhere on the two acres...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                View of many mountain ranges in the Cowichan Valley...moreless

              • Golf Course Front:

                Large Golf Course 25 mins away....moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Parasailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Mountaineering
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Medical Services
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Photography
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 21 - Sep 3, 2014
              4 night min stay
              C$200
              Fall
              Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2014
              3 night min stay
              C$250

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

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

              TRAVELLER may have more than twelve (12) in their group but must first contact owner by e-mail. Cost of rental can vary.

              Long Week-ends may cost extra

              Traveler may discuss changes anytime prior to commitment. Contact owner by e-mail.

              Monies are non-transferable and non-refundable.


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              Last updated: 08/06/2014
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              Location

              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.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1969

              Why the Owner Chose Lake Cowichan:
              Lakefront was always my dream and this property was enhanced with the creek that winds through the property and makes it even more magical.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              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, squirls, owls, otters and mink wander through the area giving it a wilderness feel.


              Contact us

              Speaks: german, english

               

              Photos

              • North Arm - Shady Akres is on right where it looks like the road disappears

                North Arm - Shady Akres is on right where it looks like the road disappears

              • Settee which can be used for a child or youth bed or adult

                Settee which can be used for a child or youth bed or adult

              • Doors above sink open to have use of TV/DVD in this area for viewing if wanted

                Doors above sink open to have use of TV/DVD in this area for viewing if wanted

              • Large new18 cu ft fridge with large freezer and blower that makes ice fast

                Large new18 cu ft fridge with large freezer and blower that makes ice fast

              • Fern Walk and rest area

                Fern Walk and rest area

              • Spa has sink and seating area - plug ins

                Spa has sink and seating area - plug ins

              • Road going down to the property has overflow parking or for boat trailers

                Road going down to the property has overflow parking or for boat trailers

              • View of new wharf from edge of property

                View of new wharf from edge of property

              • Picture taken May 2014 to show gentle slope on beach and open view of North Arm

                Picture taken May 2014 to show gentle slope on beach and open view of North Arm

              • Bar and kitchen area in view of the lake and makes everyone feel connected.

                Bar and kitchen area in view of the lake and makes everyone feel connected.

              • New Roof addition for large tables set up for buffet convenience for food set up

                New Roof addition for large tables set up for buffet convenience for food set up

              • Spacious Cooking, area - well lit at night, Lots of cooking appliances choices

                Spacious Cooking, area - well lit at night, Lots of cooking appliances choices

              • Guest Cabin for Rental-- one bedroom with TV that swings to face sitting area

                Guest Cabin for Rental-- one bedroom with TV that swings to face sitting area

              • Settee used sometimes for an extra bed - Large new 18 cu ft Fridge added.

                Settee used sometimes for an extra bed - Large new 18 cu ft Fridge added.

              • Bedroom with bunk above and TV end of bed area that swings out to other room

                Bedroom with bunk above and TV end of bed area that swings out to other room

              • Extra large shower stall - built July 2012

                Extra large shower stall - built July 2012

              • Main parking lot is flat - Spa in the background where stairs to lower lot are

                Main parking lot is flat - Spa in the background where stairs to lower lot are

              • Peaceful waters on North Arm showing Left Side pilings

                Peaceful waters on North Arm showing Left Side pilings

              • New Seating and Lounge table have been added on the New 122 foot Wharf

                New Seating and Lounge table have been added on the New 122 foot Wharf

              • One of the tent areas only feet from lake and only feet away from cooking area

                One of the tent areas only feet from lake and only feet away from cooking area

              • bar and 8 barstools - new bbq - upgraded area in July 2012

                bar and 8 barstools - new bbq - upgraded area in July 2012

              • Kitchen area  - there are 3 sinks,28 feet of working counter space with bar area

                Kitchen area - there are 3 sinks,28 feet of working counter space with bar area

              • Kitchen area which has an extra 4' x 8' table on lawn in background for any use

                Kitchen area which has an extra 4' x 8' table on lawn in background for any use

              VRBO #353266

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

              C$200 - C$250 per night (CAD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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