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Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - Close to Shawnigan Lake

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located within a small resort community on Koksilah River, about a 5 minute drive from Shawnigan Lake, is this peaceful modern cottage with a south beach decor. Complete with a full kitchen, 1 bedroom on the lower level, cozy living room with cable tv and internet, large open loft above with 2 twin beds and a double futon this cottage will comfortably sleep 6. A full bathroom and private deck leading to the backyard with firepit for toasting those marshmallows, finishes off this quiet getaway.

When you're not busy hiking across the Kinsol Trestle, bike riding the nearby trails, or perhaps boating on Shawnigan, a short stroll down a private trail leads you to relaxing river swimming.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One responsible person over 25 years must be staying onsite....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 5 years of age are not permitted to climb to the loft area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Main level: 1 queen

    Serta pillow top mattress, linens provided...moreless

  • Loft Area: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Loft has two twin beds and a wood frame futon with double mattress. 20' TV and 2nd DVD player....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Towels and faceclothes provided. There is also an outdoor shower on the back deck....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Resort is located on Koksilah riverfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, faceclothes, dish clothes, bed linens. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parallel, in front of cottage. Room for 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels must NOT be taken to the river area. Please bring your own towel for beach areas....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of everything you could need. ...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some common items are stocked in case you forget yours (tea, coffee, sugar, spices)....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee C$50
  • Taxes Not included


Please note that there is a 3 night minimum stay in effect for all Canadian holiday weekends.

$200 initial reservation fee is required to confirm the booking (this converts to a refundable damage deposit upon your arrival). Full payment is required 30 days in advance of your arrival. Payment in Canadian $ to be made by e-Transfer, personal cheque, bank draft, money order, or cash (if local). Sorry, no credit cards.

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Black Swan Pub
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Mill Bay
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Arbutus Ridge Golf Course
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans-Canada Highway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
West Arm Grill
210 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Koksilah River

Car: Necessary

A short walk down to Koksilah River with fishing and swimming in cool, deep pools.

20 minute walk to historic Kinsol Trestle, one of the highest wooden railway trestles in the world at 144 ft high, spanning 617 ft along the Trans Canada Trail.

5 to 10 minute drive from several fantastic beaches and boat launches on Shawnigan Lake.

Several local wineries and the Merridale Cidery are all located within a 25 minute drive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: This property is owned by a local family from Victoria, who were all born and raised on Vancouver Island and can provide you with extensive information on all the activities and sights that the area provides.

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Speaks: english



  • Shawnigan Shangrila

    Shawnigan Shangrila

  • Electric fireplace heater

    Electric fireplace heater

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Outdoor dining (fire pit in the back ground)

    Outdoor dining (fire pit in the back ground)

  • Loft area upstairs

    Loft area upstairs

  • Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays

  • Koksilah River in summer

    Koksilah River in summer

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Kinsol Trestle

    Kinsol Trestle

  • Arbutus Ridge golf course

    Arbutus Ridge golf course

  • Cozy cottage living

    Cozy cottage living

  • Full kitchen with everything you need

    Full kitchen with everything you need

  • Two twin beds in loft

    Two twin beds in loft

  • Lower bedroom with queen bed

    Lower bedroom with queen bed

  • Private swimming hole in the river

    Private swimming hole in the river

  • Tire swing

    Tire swing

  • Safe swimming

    Safe swimming

  • Koksilah River Park (Burnt Bridge)

    Koksilah River Park (Burnt Bridge)

  • Kinsol Trestle

    Kinsol Trestle

  • Arbutus Ridge golf course

    Arbutus Ridge golf course

VRBO #458252

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Date last modified - Sunday, October 04, 2015

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Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - close to Shawnigan Lake

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