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Spectacular Lake Views and Sunsets on Sunny Side of the Lake!

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View of lake from Strathcona Cottage porch.

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    I will provide an ash tray for outside smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    bunkbed with single on top and double mattress on bottome...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) high end mattress for a restful night, Bunk Beds (1) single on top, double on the bottom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 3 piece bathroom with rain shower head.

Other Amenities

  • Plush bath towels, 300+ count linens, outdoor furniture, games and more!!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small Selection - wide range books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    we do provide board games....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    selection of DVD's and VHS movies provided...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric or wood burning stove...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300 plus count sheets, soft and medium pillows, duvets with covers, plush cozy bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    leather couch and love seat. LaZy-Boy Rocker also....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 car parking on site...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    down the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    wood provided for short term rentals...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    french press and coffee maker available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    matching pots/pans and every utensil you can think of....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen with all the amenities of home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    new large refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    two wicker rocking chairs with wicker coffee table...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    dining for 6 people...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    double kayak for guest use...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    small back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    available for rental at the Galley Marnia only a 5 minute walk away....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Feb 13 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
C$150
C$800 C$2,200
Off Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
C$185
C$1,165 C$4,200
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2015
2 night min stay
C$235
C$1,500 C$5,400
Off Summer
Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
C$185
C$1,165 C$4,200
Winter
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
C$150
C$800 C$2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
  • cleaning fee C$75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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58 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria National Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Swans
64 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Swartz Bay Terminal - BC Ferrys
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada HWG
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
EmmAlly's
205 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Recreational Road and Park

Car: Necessary

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'.

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of lake from Strathcona Cottage porch.

    View of lake from Strathcona Cottage porch.

  • Dining for 6 people with a well equipped kitchen at Strathcona Cottage.

    Dining for 6 people with a well equipped kitchen at Strathcona Cottage.

  • The bathroom with tub (rain shower head), toilet and sink. Lots of natural light

    The bathroom with tub (rain shower head), toilet and sink. Lots of natural light

  • Relax on the bock and enjoy the view of Shawnigan Lake.

    Relax on the bock and enjoy the view of Shawnigan Lake.

  • Kayak out to the natural estuary and see all the wild life in Strathcona Bay.

    Kayak out to the natural estuary and see all the wild life in Strathcona Bay.

  • Strathcona Cottage snuggled in amongst the tree on a cold winters day.

    Strathcona Cottage snuggled in amongst the tree on a cold winters day.

  • Strathcona Cottage, comfortable, stylish, great for up to 5 people!

    Strathcona Cottage, comfortable, stylish, great for up to 5 people!

  • Master Bedroom with gorgeous views of the lake.

    Master Bedroom with gorgeous views of the lake.

  • Strathcona Cottage Entrance

    Strathcona Cottage Entrance

  • Sailing on Shawnigan Lake.

    Sailing on Shawnigan Lake.

  • What a beautiful sunset on the Shawnigan Lake.

    What a beautiful sunset on the Shawnigan Lake.

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/28/2015
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