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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shawnigan Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths

Single level, ranch style home situated in a rural setting. the property fronts a dead end side road with little traffic influence. Yard areas are natural lawn and mature forest. South exposure is provided with some mountain views. The dwellinig offers and open living design with living room, dining room and kitchen under a vaulted ceiling with ample window area. There are four bedrooms, one set up as a den with a sofabed, desk, tv with dvd and vcr. The master bedroom has an ensuite with a corner shower. Main bathroom has a soaker tub. Living room has a woodstove; the house also has baseboard heat throughout. Large deck, partly covered has a BBQ and covered area at the front of the house.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Teresa Mitchell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016


3.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews

Rustic exterior, generally well equipped. Locality good.

  • 3 of 5

We rented this property so that we could get our family together for my birthday. The property had plenty of space for our 4 young grandchildren. The rustic playhouse in the garden kept them amused for hours. they also enjoyed the trampoline. Landlady also lent us a big box of childrens videos. With the property being so close to a nice little beach ( 10 minutes walk ) it proved to be ideal for us and we had a brilliant holiday. Generally speaking the property could do with a bit of T.L.C.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Economical and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

A good property for the price. Spacious living room. Quite near the lake. Lots off bedding available.

If you are looking for a deluxe accommodation, you are probably best to look somewhere elsewhere and to spend more money. Very satisfactory.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC Canada

Looking forward to another great time !!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been returning to this Shawnigan Lake Rancher for several years in a row, and we very much look forward to our week by the lake. One year the whole week it poured rain but we were still able to enjoy the outdoors thanks to the portion of the sundeck that is covered. We love that the rancher is so spacious and we each have our own bedroom, it's also a nice option when our friends come up to visit they are able to spend the night. The owner has always been more then helpful and willing to bring us extra items as requested. We also enjoy the scenic stroll along the railroad tracks to Old Mill Park Beach.Also there are plenty of places to shop for groceries and all necessities a short drive away.The photos describe the appearance perfectly and I have always found the property clean and well maintained. In fact on this gray February day our trip in August can not come fast enough. If you are looking for an enjoyable break from city life this is the place especially is you are fond of star gazing !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what you think

  • 1 of 5

The location was good and the house had lots of space however, the place was not clean and had a weird smell. Though it could sleep 10 people, there were only enough dishes for 6 people which didn't work for us. They do require you to wash all your bedding and towels before you leave and we found this difficult when leaving early in the morning to catch the ferry. Front porch was falling apart and was very unsafe. There is potential here, but you do get what you pay for.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house sleeps 10 and is spacious and so far I have charged the same for 2 people as for 10 people. I told your daughter, who arrived a couple days before you, that if she needed anything, my number is on the fridge and I live next door. I had more settings available but was unaware they were required, untill the last day of your stay when I went to collect a nominal fee I charged you for an extra day you had previously requested. At that time you informed me the counters were sticky and there weren't enough place settings. Renters are required to clean their own messes and I go and check the house and make sure everything is clean. Before your stay I was ill and sent my husband. He did a lot of vacuuming and mopping, but apparently missed the sticky counters. I do require people wash the bedding they use and so the more people they bring in, the more work they have. They do not have to make up the beds, just wash the bedding. I have not charged more per person like hotels and motels do. The porch roof is a in need of repair but is not unsafe and the stairs are fine. We have left this repair at the bottom of a list of re-roofing the 1680 square foot house, replacing all the carpeting, installing laminate floors in the dining room and living room, installing a huge deck that includes 14" stairway access from the second driveway to the kitchen entry. We just installed a new toilet and sink in the main bathroom, where the soaker tub is. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy this beautiful home the way my family has for 20 years, and so many families that have enjoyed it for the last 4 years, including those who return each summer. Sincerely, Teresa Mitchell
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Shawnigan Lake House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152

Property has new laminate flooring in 2 bedrooms and hallway. New toilet and sink in main bathroom. There is a play stage set and a concrete pad on one side of the house and a trampoline in the lower front yard area. Walk down the Old Mill Paths to the beach in 5 minutes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Shawnigan Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , oversized soaker tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2),Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This property is a two minute walk to Old Mill Provincial Park. The sandy public beach is a 3 minute walk on a trail through a forest of mature fir, cedar and maple trees. Old Mill Park is 17 acres of naturally treed lake-front park, with walking trails through forest and along west facing Shawnigan Lake shores. Public boat launch is within 2 minute drive from the property. Property is within 2 minute drive to 2 other public beaches, Government Wharf beach and Mason's beach, (Mason's store located across from Mason's beach sells ice cream cones to go with your summer swimming.) Boat launch at Government Wharf. Property is 2 minute drive from The Galley Restaurant and boat/jet ski rental. Located 10 minute drive to Mill Bay and 25 minute from Cowichan Bay. The quaint village of Shawnigan Lake has a general store, gas station, bank, restaurants and coffee shops.

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