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Eaglenest Sanctuary - Riverside Vacation & Workshop Retreat

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Eaglenest Sanctuary as seen fro the Kocksilah River

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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shawnigan Lake estate description

Ideal for workshops, meditation retreats, large family vacations and events, Eaglenest Sanctuary is embedded in the Vancouver Island rainforest.
The Sanctuary is a very secluded 3500 sq. ft. recently renovated (2013) house surrounded by 15 acres of gardens and rainforest alongside the Koksilah river.
It has five bedrooms (6, 3, 3, 3 and 2 people occupancy) three showers, three toilets, one bathtub and one sauna.
One living room (seats 17), one large multipurpose room (yoga, meetings, resting, media) and one small 'conversation pit' (seats 8) sun room for breakaway meetings.
One fully stacked and operational kitchen with dishwasher, double sink, large refrigerator, electric range and multiple appliances.
Outdoors:private access to 800 meters of riverfront with two swimming holes, three gardens, sweat lodge, medicine wheel, four ponds, one cold tub, two decks, one outdoor stage and three miles of paths through the rainforest, including a patch of old growth timber.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    indoor sauna...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Two of the tolilets are in a separate room. Total of 4 bathroom sinks.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Picturesque Shawnigan Lake Village has many amenities and facilities for tourism....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Kitty corner with the property is the world famous Kinsole Tressle....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    The rainforest shares space with alpaca farms, and agricultural land. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Koksilah river from most rooms in the house....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Spectacular Koksilah river limits the property for 800 meters....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboards in every room. Supplemental heatind with wood stove....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Breathtaking view of the Koksilah River and the rain forest....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Three gardens, perfect for diffrent functions such as concerts, weddings and gatherings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
C$450 C$500
Fri, Sat
C$2,900 C$8,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Standard Rate 2015
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
C$350 C$400
Fri, Sat
C$2,450 C$8,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
C$300 C$400
Fri, Sat
C$2,600 C$8,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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Location

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria, Vancouver Island
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Swan Pub
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swarts Bay, Vancouver Island
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arbutus Ridge Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Duncan, BC
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1, Canada
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Arm Grill
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park

Car: Necessary

The property is located in the middle of the spectacular Pacific Northwest rain forest. It is surrounded by 15 acres of riverfront, old growth and second growth trees.

A five minute walk though the rainforest gets you to recently restored historic Kinsol Tressle, the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.

Shawnigan lake, with its picturesque lakefront, yoga studio, restaurants, coffee shops and stores is only 10 minutes away.

Beautiful Victoria is only 45 min. away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: As the property owner and operator of Eaglenest Sanctuary, I am originally from Mexico, but have lived in many countries, including France, the US and Canada. I live next door to Eaglenest at Eagleyew, a newly constructed natural building home. He studied Engineering in Mexico and has an MBA from Stanford University.

Why the Owner Chose Shawnigan Lake:
In 2001, while living in France with my family, we decided to move to North America. We sold our house and went to the US, bought an RV and travelled for a year in US, Mexico, Central America and finally Canada, looking for a place to live. When we arrived in the Cowichan Valley, we realized that we had found home. When researching the necessary steps to immigrate to Canada, I came in contact with a poem by Goethe in which he states that to make your dreams reality, you have to take the first step and the universe will conspire to make them happen. So we decided to buy a house and after exhaustive search, we came upon Eaglenest. We fell in love with the house and especially the grounds. Amongst other things, I am a cabinet maker and I have made many changes to the house in the last 10 years. In 2010 I started the construction of Eagleyew in a sub division of the original Eaglenest property. After 2 1/2 years, I moved to Eagleyew and started renovation of Eaglenest as a vacation and workshop rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The location of Eaglenest Sanctuary is, arguably, one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Bordered by the Koksilah river, the property is embeded in the Shawnigan Lake rainforest. Uniquely secluded, it is surrounded by rainforest with the closest neighbors more than 400 yards away. The soothing view of the river from the living room, kitchen, dining and master bedroom room is superb and unique. The house is renovated in a clean, simple Zen-like ambiance that invites you to relax and renew yourself. The best feature of Eaglenest are the grounds. The house is surrounded by gardens. To the east is an enclosed medicinal herb garden, protected from visiting deer. To the north is the Medicine Wheel garden with Koksilah river access, on the way to the old growth rainforest patch and a stage for artistic performances. To the south is the flower garden, with lots of grass area for games, with its shrine to Inanna, the Sumerian Goddess. In addition, this path leads to the main swimming hole, 200 yards away and the sweat lodge area. To the west is the closest path to the beautiful Koksilah river. Beyond that, 3 kms of paths wind though the rainforest, leading to the four ponds, an old logging road, and the world famous Kinsol tressle, the largest railroad tressle in the Commonwealth and one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Cowichan Valley.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
 

Photos

  • Eaglenest Sanctuary as seen fro the Kocksilah River

    Eaglenest Sanctuary as seen fro the Kocksilah River

  • Living Room to Breakfast Room

    Living Room to Breakfast Room

  • birds eye view of the property in 2000

    birds eye view of the property in 2000

  • View of the house and south garden

    View of the house and south garden

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs view

    Upstairs view

  • Sauna

    Sauna

  • A walk on the logging road on the property

    A walk on the logging road on the property

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Closet Space Downstairs

    Closet Space Downstairs

  • View of deck in South garden

    View of deck in South garden

  • Entrance to Eaglenest

    Entrance to Eaglenest

  • Stupa in South garden

    Stupa in South garden

  • Dinning Room

    Dinning Room

  • Medicinal garden with Shiva statue

    Medicinal garden with Shiva statue

  • Path from East garden to the stage and Medicine Wheel

    Path from East garden to the stage and Medicine Wheel

  • Flower Garden and Inannas shrine

    Flower Garden and Inannas shrine

  • Bridge to the Zen Island pond

    Bridge to the Zen Island pond

  • Conversation Pit

    Conversation Pit

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Celebration around the medicine wheel

    Celebration around the medicine wheel

  • Coat Hangers and Conversation Pit

    Coat Hangers and Conversation Pit

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/04/2015
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