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STRATHCONA COTTAGE, a 2 bedroom cozy, well maintained, cottage with great Lake Views and Sunsets. Updated yearly. One of the few last authentic cottages on Shawnigan Lake. This 70 + year old cottage is only a stones throw to the lake and the dock where you can moor your boat, play in the water or just relax. Wander among the tall stately trees in the backyard and woods beyond. This is a Perfect Setting for a Relaxing Getaway any time of the year! It is also believed to house E.J. Hughes parents while they were caretakers for the famous Strathcona Lodge. Our other property next door is where E.J. Hughes himself lived and painted the majority of his works for 20 years.
Strathcona Cottage: *Sleeps 5 *Approx. 700 square feet. *Master bedroom, queen bed with lake views. *Second bedroom, bunk bed, double on bottom and single on top. *Spacious living room with leather couches with lake views. *Dining room that seats 6 *Well equipped full kitchen *Wood burning stove *4 piece bathroom - rain shower head *Covered porch with rocking chairs and coffee table - lake views *BBQ w/propane *Open deck with patio furniture that seats 6 - lake views *25' TV, DVD/VCR with movies, stereo with CD and tape player. *games cabinet and VHS/DVD library *MP3 player *double kayak with life vests (children's vest available)
The dock, a few steps across the road, is shared with the 'Lake House', our other property, for water activities, nature viewing or just lazing around. Watch for the ospreys, minks and beavers!
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage DepositC$250
If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Lusha at any time.
50% of total rental is due at reservation. Remaining 50%, cleaning fee and damage deposit is due 30 days before entrance. Refund within 2 weeks after departure if no damage is done. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to your reservation date will result in a forfeited deposit if the property cannot be re-rented. Payment - Credit card (PayPal, service fee), E-transfer, money order or cash.
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Ocean and sandy beaches nearby. Float plane base with float plane tours, full boat services and licensed restaurant at the Marina, steps away. Shawnigan Lake Village, close by, offers many services including health care, pharmacy, bakery, post office, boutiques, dining, coffee shops,well stocked convenience stores, internet cafe, ATM's, gas station. DVD rentals etc. There are three golf courses less than 45 minutes drive away. Like to sight see?: Duncan the city of totems is 12 minutes north by car, Chemainus the City of Murals and dinner theatre is only 40 minutes north by car, and Victoria BC's provincial capital, with world famous Butchart Gardens, 40 minutes south by car, Mill Bay is to the east, 5 minutes by car for large shopping centre and ocean beaches. There are also several wineries in the area 'the Tuscany of Canada'.
Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: My name is Lesia and Strathcona Cottage has been our family cottage for the last 25 years +. We decided in 2006 to make it into a Vacation Rental House so other families, like ourselves, could enjoy the wonderful warm summers in the lake or cozy up next to the wood burning stove in the fall and winter. I am intern architect that is slowed down my business to look after my young family.
Why the Owner Chose Shawnigan Lake: Our family bought Strathcona Cottage many years ago from a potter. It took days to sweep all the dust out of the cottage so we could live in it. It was only a very small one bedroom cottage and my Father expanded to a two bedroom cottage with a larger kitchen. It was our family vacation home for years. In 2005 we decided to give it first renovation in years. Since then we have upgraded it every year. Shawnigan Lake is full of history and has changed so much over the years. We have been collecting items and show casing them to our guests of what it looked like in our area when Strathcona Lodge was at his peak.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: What is unique to our vacation rental is that we recently found out that E.J. Hughes parents lived in our property as caretakers for the famous Strathcona Lodge as well as E.J. Huges himself lived in our other property next door and where he painted the majority of his works. How excited we were to find out about this as we are big fans of his work.
What I also like best about being in the cottage is looking out the windows in the back and seeing the tall trees. Especially, from the sky light. In the winter, it is so quiet on the lake. I find it is the best time just to chill and relax.