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Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - Close to Shawnigan Lake

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shawnigan Lake cottage 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.


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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




              Write a review 4.6
              from 13 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              High Season
              May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              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: 11/22/2014
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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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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              C$100 - C$125 per night (CAD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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