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Eaglenest Sanctuary - Riverside Vacation & Workshop Retreat

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ezio Cusi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Ezio Cusi

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.

Ezio Cusi purchased this estate in 2002

Why Ezio Cusi chose British Columbia

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.

What makes this estate unique

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.

Amenities

Cowichan Valley B Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , indoor sauna
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Two of the tolilets are in a separate room. Total of 4 bathroom sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Large Bedroom - 5 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , One closet
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    North Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Childrens Room - 1 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Victoria, Vancouver Island
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Swan Pub
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Swarts Bay, Vancouver Island
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Arbutus Ridge Golf
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Duncan, BC
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Highway 1, Canada
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
West Arm Grill
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Cowichan Valley B Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$329
From
$476
Fri,Sat
$2,269
$6,220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$256
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$1,793
$5,854
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $36.59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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