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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.


Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shawnigan Lake cottage description

STRATHCONA COTTAGE, a 2 bedroom cozy, well maintained, cottage with great Lake Views and Sunsets. Recently renovated and professionally decorated. One of the few last authentic cottages on Shawnigan Lake. This 66 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!

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, vacation rental, holiday house, house, rental house, cottage country, holiday rental, vacation house

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • 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


          • 3 piece bathroom with rain shower head.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            new large refrigerator...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Living Room seats 6:

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

          • Wood Stove:

            wood provided for short term rentals...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

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


              • Video Library:

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

              • Books:

                Small Selection - wide range books...moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    double kayak for guest use...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View
                  • Water View


                  • Marina
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hiking
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Jet Skiing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$1,500 C$5,400
                  Off Summer
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$1,165 C$4,200
                  Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  C$800 C$2,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$275
                  • cleaning fee C$75
                  • Taxes Not included


                  50% of total amount is due upon reservation and the remaining 50%, $75.00 cleaning fee and $275.00 damage deposit is due 30 days before entrance. If nothing is damage to the cottage, it's contents or its grounds, a full refund within 4 weeks after departure. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to your reservation date will result in a forfeited deposit if the property cannot be re-rented.

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                  Last updated: 07/05/2014
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                  58 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria National Airport
                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Swartz Bay Terminal - BC Ferrys
                  9 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Trans Canada HWG
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Recreational Road and Park
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  205 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt. Washington
                  13 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  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

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • 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.

                  • Strathcona Cottage

                    Strathcona Cottage

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

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

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

                  C$150 - C$235 per night (CAD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 07/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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