Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - Close to Shawnigan Lake
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- 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.
- 750 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
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- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- 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. ...moreless
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My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the surrounding environment. We swam and fished the Koksilah river, just steps away from the cottage. We also walked from the cottage to the spectacular Kinsol trestle. The cottage was the perfect size for us (3 adults and my 9yr old grandson) and was clean, comfortable and furnished just right for our needs. The little cottage neighborhood were friendly and respectful. We definitely would like to come back again in the future, and have told friends and family how great it was. Sincerely Gramma Sharie and family ps My grandson raved about the place, we have nice family memories of our experience.
- Guest Gramma S (Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Nice setting, clean cottage, has everything you need, a good set up for older children (ladder to loft is quite steep). Beautiful river for swimming and exploring, the walk to Kinsol trestle is well worth it, and nearby Shawnigan Lake is great. Definitely recommended.
- Guest Daisy (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 07/24/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
We stayed at this rental for a weekend in April, all though the weather did not cooperate, the cabin was exactly as described, We had a wonderful quiet weekend of river watching, walking the trestle which is a couple minutes drive from the cabin. We found the cabin clean and cozy, the electric fire place is a nice touch, we found the kitchen well stocked with all you need to cook, as well as plenty of staples,.. coffee, tea, sugar, spices etc..we also took advantage of the fire pit, was a nice clear night. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate to recommend this property. Thanks to Daryn and Gina
- Guest Noknee (Victoria)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you for your comments, Leona. We're glad that the weekend worked out well for you despite the weather. Please keep us in mind during the warmer season (May to September), when the river area can become quite hot!
Sept 2012 Long weekend rental
Sept 2012 Long weekend rental
Thank you so much for renting your cottage to us last summer. It was perfect size for the 4 of us. The kitchen worked great for making our meals. We went to visit the Kinsol trestle, go down to the river on site (very refreshing) and also went into Shawnigan Lake a couple of times to explore. Steeples restaurant for dinner was excellent, and also got to check out Merridale Cidery (both within a short drive from the cottage). The bathroom was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable. The pictures are accurate. It's a very cute cabin! Definitely will check about coming back this summer as well!
- Guest Tara and Marcus (Victoria, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/13/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you, and we're very happy that your group had such a great time at the cottage. Since you were there, we've added a larger fireplace, bigger tv, the double futon, and a new propane BBQ! We hope to see you back again in 2013.
High Season from May 1 to Sept 30, $125 CAD/night or $750 CAD/week Low Season Oct 1 to Apr 30, $100 CAD/night or $600 CAD/week Two night minimum stay $50 cleaning fee
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- Nearest Airport: Victoria International at 65 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Mill Bay at 17 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Trans-Canada Highway at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Koksilah River at 0.3 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Black Swan Pub at 7 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Mt Washington at 210 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Arbutus Ridge Golf Course at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: West Arm Grill at 4 Kilometres
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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Full kitchen with everything you need
Two twin beds in loft
Lower bedroom with queen bed
Koksilah River in summer
Arbutus Ridge golf course
Electric fireplace heater
Table with folding leaflets seats 4
Outdoor dining (fire pit in the back ground)
Loft area upstairs
Private swimming hole in the river
Koksilah River Park (Burnt Bridge)
Arbutus Ridge golf course
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