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Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - close to Shawnigan Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Relaxing 1 bedroom + loft cottage in tranquil setting

Located within a small resort community on Koksilah River, about a 5 minute drive from Shawnigan Lake, is this peaceful modern cottage with a south beach decor. Complete with a full kitchen, 1 bedroom on the lower level, cozy living room with cable tv and internet, large open loft above with 2 twin beds and a double futon this cottage will comfortably sleep 6. A full bathroom and private deck leading to the backyard with firepit for toasting those marshmallows, finishes off this quiet getaway.

When you're not busy hiking across the Kinsol Trestle, bike riding the nearby trails, or perhaps boating on Shawnigan, a short stroll down a private trail leads you to relaxing river swimming.

More Details

Darryn and Gina Marshall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Darryn and Gina Marshall

This property is owned by a local family from Victoria, who were all born and raised on Vancouver Island and can provide you with extensive information on all the activities and sights that the area provides.

Darryn and Gina Marshall purchased this cottage in 2012


Cowichan Valley B Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels and faceclothes provided. There is also an outdoor shower on the back deck.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main level - 1 queen , Serta pillow top mattress, linens provided
    Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Loft has two twin beds and a wood frame futon with double mattress. 20' TV and 2nd DVD player.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Kinsol Cottage on Koksilah River - close to Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews
Campbell River

Family Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the summer of 2016- 2 adults and 3 children. The cottage is a great base to explore the local area. The cottage is located in a small and friendly community. We loved the trails around the trestle, the tire swing and river were favourites with the kids. The cottage itself has everything you need and is a comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to vacation or just stay for a few days. Cabin was very clean and hand lots of sleeping for my big family. For sure will stay sin

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot! Clean, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy cottage. It's a short walk to the river to enjoy sitting on the banks, floating on the water or even getting in for a swim. Everything was clean and the caretaker and hosts were easy to deal with. Nice quiet community with friendly folks around.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little relaxing cottages in a community setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for our first visit here this past sunday. Very nice cabin, very clean. Sooooo relaxing, we had friends over for dinner and a campfire with smores. Perfect night. The Kinsol Trestle nearby is a must see and a great hike!! Come here to relax and enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very cute cottage in a cottage community with access to a river, and very close to shawnigan lake. Truly surrounded by beauty and the hosts were easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Great spot, just far enough from home, but not too far!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay in Shawnigan Lake and not to venture far from home (Victoria, BC) because it was affordable and in a great location. Myself, hubby and 1.5 year old daughter loved exploring things we've never knew existed so close to home such as the Koksilah River. The Kinsol tresstle was a fantastic leisurely walk and we even saw a bear! We had lunch and tastings at the Merridale Cidery - delicous along with a fantastic landscape! We also discovered Bright Angel Park in Cowichan Bay where my daughter played on the playground and then we went across the suspension bridge, another fantastic leisurely walk with a great scenery - truly a beautiful park!! We went shopping along the ocean in Cowichan Bay Village where there were plenty of restaurants, boutiques and unique spots. The cottage was well appointed and had EVERYTHING we needed. We had rain and sunshine during our Labor Day long weekend stay and the cottage accomodated both...the fireplace was a great ambiance and cozy, the heaters worked well when needed, fire pit in the backyard, lots of extra blankets etc...the kitchen was very nice, the pictures don't do the cottage justice, its a must see for yourself! It was too cold to swim in the river however it was fun to explore. A great, friendly little community - perfect for families. My husband didn't find the bed comfortable, however I thought it was fine as it was softer than his liking so he actually ended up on the futon in the loft one night, and then preferred the couch on our last night, lol. There were some extra toys for my daughter to play with, a few dvds (or rent one on the tv and its deducted from your damage deposit - thats what we did), lots of propane for the BBQ and tons of little 'extras'. Great communication with the owners and the care taker was lovely. Thanks guys!

The Noseworthys :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Black Swan Pub
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Mill Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Trans-Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
West Arm Grill
Nearest Ski
210 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Koksilah River
Car: necessary

A short walk down to Koksilah River with fishing and swimming in cool, deep pools.

20 minute walk to historic Kinsol Trestle, one of the highest wooden railway trestles in the world at 144 ft high, spanning 617 ft along the Trans Canada Trail.

5 to 10 minute drive from several fantastic beaches and boat launches on Shawnigan Lake.

Several local wineries and the Merridale Cidery are all located within a 25 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Cowichan Valley B Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $43.91
Refundable damage deposit $146.36

Please note that there is a 3 night minimum stay in effect for all Canadian holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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