Eaglenest Sanctuary - Riverside Vacation & Workshop Retreat(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Vacation rental for families and workshops
Ideal for workshops, meditation retreats, large family vacations and events, Eaglenest Sanctuary is embedded in the Vancouver Island rainforest.
The Sanctuary is a very secluded 3500 sq. ft. recently renovated (2013) house surrounded by 15 acres of gardens and rainforest alongside the Koksilah river.
It has five bedrooms (6, 3, 3, 3 and 2 people occupancy) three showers, three toilets, one bathtub and one sauna.
One living room (seats 17), one large multipurpose room (yoga, meetings, resting, media) and one small 'conversation pit' (seats 8) sun room for breakaway meetings.
One fully stacked and operational kitchen with dishwasher, double sink, large refrigerator, electric range and multiple appliances.
Outdoors:private access to 800 meters of riverfront with two swimming holes, three gardens, sweat lodge, medicine wheel, four ponds, Hot Tub, two decks, one outdoor stage and three miles of paths through the rainforest, including a patch of old growth timber.
Member since: 2013
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 15-20
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Two of the tolilets are in a separate room. Total of 4 bathroom sinks.
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 15 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $38.12
- Tax Rate 5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The property is located in the middle of the spectacular Pacific Northwest rain forest. It is surrounded by 15 acres of riverfront, old growth and second growth trees.
A five minute walk though the rainforest gets you to recently restored historic Kinsol Tressle, the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.
Shawnigan lake, with its picturesque lakefront, yoga studio, restaurants, coffee shops and stores is only 10 minutes away.
Beautiful Victoria is only 45 min. away.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: As the property owner and operator of Eaglenest Sanctuary, I am originally from Mexico, but have lived in many countries, including France, the US and Canada. I live next door to Eaglenest at Eagleyew, a newly constructed natural building home. He studied Engineering in Mexico and has an MBA from Stanford University.
Why the Owner Chose Cowichan Valley B, BC, Canada:
In 2001, while living in France with my family, we decided to move to North America. We sold our house and went to the US, bought an RV and travelled for a year in US, Mexico, Central America and finally Canada, looking for a place to live. When we arrived in the Cowichan Valley, we realized that we had found home. When researching the necessary steps to immigrate to Canada, I came in contact with a poem by Goethe in which he states that to make your dreams reality, you have to take the first step and the universe will conspire to make them happen. So we decided to buy a house and after exhaustive search, we came upon Eaglenest. We fell in love with the house and especially the grounds. Amongst other things, I am a cabinet maker and I have made many changes to the house in the last 10 years. In 2010 I started the construction of Eagleyew in a sub division of the original Eaglenest property. After 2 1/2 years, I moved to Eagleyew and started renovation of Eaglenest as a vacation and workshop rental.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The location of Eaglenest Sanctuary is, arguably, one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Bordered by the Koksilah river, the property is embeded in the Shawnigan Lake rainforest. Uniquely secluded, it is surrounded by rainforest with the closest neighbors more than 400 yards away. The soothing view of the river from the living room, kitchen, dining and master bedroom room is superb and unique. The house is renovated in a clean, simple Zen-like ambiance that invites you to relax and renew yourself. The best feature of Eaglenest are the grounds. The house is surrounded by gardens. To the east is an enclosed medicinal herb garden, protected from visiting deer. To the north is the Medicine Wheel garden with Koksilah river access, on the way to the old growth rainforest patch and a stage for artistic performances. To the south is the flower garden, with lots of grass area for games, with its shrine to Inanna, the Sumerian Goddess. In addition, this path leads to the main swimming hole, 200 yards away and the sweat lodge area. To the west is the closest path to the beautiful Koksilah river. Beyond that, 3 kms of paths wind though the rainforest, leading to the four ponds, an old logging road, and the world famous Kinsol tressle, the largest railroad tressle in the Commonwealth and one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Cowichan Valley.
Links to more information:
Entrance to the Sanctuary
Coat Hangers and Conversation Pit
Medicinal Herb Garden
Living Room to Breakfast Room
Flower Garden and Inannas shrine
Closet Space Downstairs
Poppy's in Spring 2016
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, February 10, 2017
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