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Semi Lake front, westerly view, pet friendly, sleeps 8,

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

'The Retreat' is located on 1.5 acres of semi waterfront (300' of water frontage) to one side on the property. Private, separate entrance to a large canvas covered deck with night ambience lighting. Accommodations sleep 8 with 2 bedrooms, each having a queen bed. One room also has a set of twin bunk beds. A queen futon is located in the living area. Washer & dryer are located in the suite for your use. The bathroom is a sink, toilet & shower stall. Air conditioner for your comfort during the summer hot days along with portable fans. Open kitchen overlooks the deck & lake as you prepare amazing holiday meals for family & friends. Patio furniture for 8 plus a lounge for relaxing & watching family down at the lake shore. The curtains on deck can be closed to provide shade & relief from the intense heat.. Full size gas BBQ & side burner for you use. Grassy area for games.

The owners live on site busily maintaining their property for all to enjoy!

More Details

Cheri Chalmers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Cheri Chalmers

My husband & I have owned the property as weekend & summer residents with a dream of living here full time since 2004. In 2011 our dream came true as we packed up & moved from Langley to the lake full time. We love having the opportunity of sharing our 'taste of paradise' with others and hope they enjoy their time here as we do.

Cheri Chalmers purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Cheri Chalmers chose Columbia-Shuswap C

We love the area and have chosen to reside full time and offer vacation holidays for others to enjoy our little taste of paradise.

***A 10 year milestone***

With heart felt thanks, Les & I would like to thank all of the amazing families and friends that chose to vacation in our Laughing Loon Cottage & Retreat. As this past summer came to an end, we reflected over the wonderful 10 years we have shared our 'Little taste of Paradise'. We have built a wonderful list of guests that are now returning year after year & are always welcoming to the new guests who are trying us for the first time. It is fun to watch the younger kids grow over the years and see the joy & excitment of returning to a familiar place marked with fun times. We will continue to strive & maintain the standard of our rentals so that we can look forward to another amazing 10 years! Thanks again to all.

What makes this cabin unique

Sitting on the deck enjoying the view is an exceptional way to pass the day. When the temperature starts to climb the water is a lovely way to cool things down on our beach . Grassy area to play games and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful, relaxing time! It was amazing. Beautiful scenery & wonderful accommodations. Sitting on the balcony every morning drinking coffee was my favorite time. Hope to be back next year!
Aug 2014
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Columbia-Shuswap C Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 piece bathroom - shower, sink & toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , twin bunk beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon
  • 2 queen beds, (1) twin bunk beds, (1) queen size futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Semi Lake front, westerly view, pet friendly, sleeps 8,
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing place. I would recommend to anyone 💜�

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sooo happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you both again soon!
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Very scenic and suited for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the privacy

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Although we share the property, we are very mindful of our guests & their privacy.
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Comfortable, close to the water and Salmon Arm.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our time together. My Mom and Dad have always loved Salmon Arm and when we decided to stay at Cheri's it was the best of both worlds. My four daughters 20-34 in age and my granddaughter 7 months and my parents 81 and 84, and my self 58 made memories for a life time.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that your family (4 generations) enjoyed your stay. We love our little taste of paradise and love to share it with others!!
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Amazing time and accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

This was a family get away and we really enjoyed ourselves. The cabin is so clean and has all that is necessary for a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Cheri and Les go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable and welcomed. Will definitely be rebooking. Maybe try out late spring too for a couples get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, plus our pooch vacationed here for the first time in the summer of 2015.

From the moment we arrived, we instantly fell in love with this vacation home. The owners were fabulous, the property immpecible and super cozy, the view phenomenal and absolutely more than we could have asked for. We had everything we needed and there's lots of amenties close by.

The property has a huge patio/deck that is adjoined to the quarters and is probably close to 200 sqft. It gave us a whole additional living and dining space! The view of Copper island from the deck during sunset is unbelievable. (The photos on this listing do not do this property justice).

The owners allow pets but you'd never know it, as the cabin is spotless and in fabulous shape.

The cabin is located above the garage of the owner's home, and they were incredibly gracious in giving us complete privacy.

The property is situated right on a main road across from their private beach front and dock (which they allow guests to use).

The road traffic was the only minor draw back. It was never so busy or loud that it caused distress, it was just something we had to be very conscientious of and since there were no sidewalks or pathways, we had to be very careful walking up the road.

Even though the weather was quite rainy and cold during our stay, we felt completely comfortable in our property. We even had a little fireplace and cable, as well as a dvd. All the comforts of home if we wanted to stay in but access to tons of outdoors fun and water play if the weather was warm!

We definitely plan to come back and likely make this our annual vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciative words. We work hard to provide & make our special place 'a little taste of paradise' for the duration of your holiday stay. We do hope to see you all for another holiday!
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6 wineries in area open for tasting, many golf courses with Shuswap Lake Estates offering 15% off green fees when staying with us. Let us know your booking times and we will pass on the discount.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $389.47
Pet Fee $38.95 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $97.37 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.