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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: 01/22/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          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.

          Other Amenities

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


              • Books:

                Small Selection - wide range books...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

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


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • 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 Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • 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 Fireplace
              • Wood Stove:

                wood provided for short term rentals...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • 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


              • 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
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa


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              July to Sept 1.......$235/night....$1500/week....$5400/month (2 night min.)
              June & Sept 2 to 30.........$185/night....$1165/week....(2 night min.)
              Jan-May,Oct,Nov,Dec..$150/night....$800/week.....$2600/month (2 night min.)
              Long term (utilities extra) Oct 01-May 31........$1150/month (3 month min.)
              *50% required when booking and remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.
              *Methods of payment: Cash, E-Transfer and PayPal(service charge)or Money Order.
              *Cancellation: Full refund 60 days before rental date,otherwise no
              refund unless rerented.   *A Security deposit may be required.

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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              Last updated: 01/22/2015
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              58 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Victoria National Airport
              3 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              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
              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

              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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              Date last modified - Thursday, January 22, 2015

              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 01/22/2015
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