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SHAWNIGAN LAKE entire Vacation House near Victoria, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay & Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bath, Kitchen, Laundry, Barbeque, large soaker tub, no pets

Shawnigan house vacation rental is a 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom house on a large forested property located in Shawnigan Village near Lake, shops and restaurants.

A 40 minute drive to Victoria.

An 8 minute drive to Mill Bay, Cowichan Bay is an 18 minute drive.

Kinsol Trestle is a 30 minute Bicycle ride.

A full Kitchen with a stove top oven, a refrigerator-freezer, a toaster, a microwave oven, a kettle, a simple coffee maker and a barbecue on the deck.

Please note that a dishwasher is not included with this rental. A dishwasher is not installed which is in good working condition. For guests who choose not to wash dishes a service fee will be charged.

A large Living room with cable TV. Free Wi-Fi.

An energy efficient wood stove, as well as electric heating.

A laundry room with clothes washing machine and dryer (extra cost).

Located in wine country and also near the famous Kinsol Trestle.

Call Owner and manager Robert at mobile phone and text 250-715-8801

Walking distance to a restaurant, take-outs, shops, parks and Shawnigan Lake.

Top quality bedding with hypoallergenic comforters, sheets and linen.

King en-suite offers guests a large 2 person tub which is difficult for elderly, handicapped to enter. Children only permitted while together with a parent.

Have privacy, the owner manager lives in a cottage next door.

More Details

Moon Over Shawnigan, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Moon Over Shawnigan, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC

The owner- manager of Shawnigan House vacation rental "Moon Over Shawnigan" lives next door near the main rental house.

Manager can be reached by using the telephone which is located in the kitchen. The number is 250-715-8801.

Manager will meet guests for check-in and give an explanation of the house at check-in.

Manager monitors the fire in the wood-stove while guests are out. The wood stove must be operated correctly and manager will explain the proper operation. Electric heat is available should guests not want use of wood stove.

Manager is available for local area information or a cheerful conversation.

Moon Over Shawnigan, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC purchased this house in 1990

Why Moon Over Shawnigan, 1620 Wilmot Ave. Box 158. Shawnigan Lake BC chose Vancouver Island

You get a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house.

Located on a large forested property 8 minutes walk to Village shops, take outs and Shawnigan Lake.

There is privacy, forested areas and a wonderful house.

Kinsol trestle is an 8 minute drive, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay are near. Victoria is about a 40 minute scenic drive.

Located in wine-country.

Some animals and birds come and go seasonally.

What makes this house unique

Get an entire house not just a room. Kitchen, dinning, living and family rooms and laundry is available.

Rent the house using all three bedrooms, or one or two bedrooms depending on your needs.

Price is adjusted to the number of persons staying for an affordable stay even for a single traveler.

A good location to visit Victoria, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Duncan, Nanaimo and also a good location for visiting wineries, Kinsol Trestle, and also for hiking, fishing, bird watching and cycling.

Occasionally, we see birds and animals. Sometimes there might be Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, Ravens in the area, and different species of birds too, which are seen at different times of the year.

The sundeck has chairs, a table and a Barbeque.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the vacation rental which is know as Moon Over Shawnigan for 1 week. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is set on a large property with many large trees. It is like being in a forest. The house was very comfortable. The trees in summer are very refreshing, there is no need for air conditioning. The cedar trees give a very pleasant fresh air feeling.

We enjoyed using the barbeque on the sundeck.

The location is very good. It is in a rural area, but it is also only a 8 minute walk to the village. The village has several good choices for a meal and also grocery shopping and a cute little coffee shop with bakery all just a short walk from the house.

We enjoyed our stay and we hope to return again. The Cowichan valley has so many things to do, for example; we went to a winery for lunch and wine tasting, we went hiking on the trans Canada trail, and we went boating in Mill Bay. It was fun.

Thanks to management for everything.
Aug 2014
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Shawnigan Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , King en-suite bath, toilet and an extra large soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath with toilet, bath tub & shower for 2 Queen rooms
  • The King suite has a big 2 person soak-er tub, sink and a toilet. Entering the large tub is difficult for elderly or physically disabled persons or young children. The Queen Rooms share a Bathroom with toilet, sink and shower tub unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen room, shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen room, shared bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King suite room with a private bathroom and a big soaker tub
  • The King suite has an en-suite bathroom with a large soaker tub. It is a deep tub which 2 persons can sit comfortably together in. The 2 Queen rooms share the main bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No Tax charges. Credit cards accepted Master Card and VISA. PayPal invoicing also available. Cash is accepted. Manager lives in the small cottage next door, the large house is the vacation rental. Free Wi-Fi. Free parking. Laundry is extra cost. $8.00 per load which includes washing, drying and detergent. Self service laundry. No Stag Parties or similar wild events permitted. No parties with extra non-registered guests. Free telephone for outgoing local calls only. Check in is usually at 3pm. Early check in may be possible. No cooking oils, no cooking oily greasy foods such as bacon permitted. Strictly No-Pets!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

SHAWNIGAN LAKE entire Vacation House near Victoria, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay & Lake
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

Quaint house

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet, nice place, comfortable beds. Good set up.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Didn't spend much time at the house as we were busy doing other things but the beds were very comfortable and the house was spacious for the 4 of us.

FYI: If your planning on doing laundry, there is a fee of $8 per load and you'll have to let the owner Robert know and he will come and unlock the door for you... he lives in the carriage house next door and is usually around. The dishwasher is also out of commission so you will be hand washing anything you use.

All in all, a very comfortable place to stay, 10 minutes from a little town with groceries, restaurants, gas and all your amenities... And approx 5-10 minutes to a beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL Quiet Rustic Setting

  • 5 of 5

It is extremely well priced, i.e. a bargain for what you get. That makes it a 5 Star

We were attending the 47th Brentwood Rowing Regatta. We were 4 adults and 2 youngsters and had plenty of room. The beds were very comfortable. The wood burning stove was a big hit and the best part was that Robert would get it started for us before we returned home to a nice warm home. There was also electric wall heaters to use as needed. It was a rainy cool period so the heat was welcome. The kitchen was well equipped except we suggested he get a new coffee maker which I expect he has. The only negative I have is that there was only one shower. We would return if in the area. The area is wonderful with lots to see.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Visit this place again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice cottage situated in the cedar forest of BC.We found it friendly ,accomodating and spacious for our 2 weeks stay.

It is situated close to the wonderful vine yards as well close to some great restaurants , like" Unsworth".

Great restaurant in the middle of nowhere.!

We would recommend it for some fine dining.

Woud we come again? Yes we would!

The little coffe shop in the village does have the greatest coffee ever!!

The Cowichan valley does have the most wonderful bakery.

Duncan has the greatest vegan restaurant "The Garage".

We enjoyed their meals few times.

We appreciated hospitality of Rob ,the owner of the "Moon over Sahawnigan " cottage and enjoyed some interesting conversations with him!

Come and visit .This was a great experiance for us.

Hope you will enjoy it as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good accommodation for a family

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation is clean and comfortable, and within a kilometer or Shawnigan Lake and shops. Would recommend for a group of friends or families with older children.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1800 Metres
Black Swan, a 15 minute walk.
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nanamo or Victoria are about the same distance
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf, Tennis restaurant
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Vancouver Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Take out Japanese and Pizza, Subway, fish & chips
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Wharf park 1.5Km Masons beach 1.7km , Mill Bay 6Km
Car: necessary

Located in south Cowichan Valley 40 minutes drive to Victoria.

In the wine country close to local wineries with tasting, lunch and weddings.

Located near the Trans Canada trail and the famous Kinsol Trestle.


Rates & Availability

Shawnigan Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Sep 17 2017 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Brentwood Regatta 2018
Apr 27 2018 - Apr 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 20 2018 - Sep 20 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

For same-day bookings please phone/ text message 250-715-8801
Damage deposit $200 for short term $500 weekly and monthly. Please bring photo ID and also credit card for authorization of security and damage deposit.
Guests under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or chaperon for supervision.
Pay no tax. Credit cards accepted. No stag or parties with extra guests. No smoking. No pets
No cooking oils, No cooking bacon or similar greasy fatty foods please.
Outgoing local telephone freely provided. Incoming call get forwarded to manager.
Electric power consumption limited to $5.00 per day. Extra power usage to be paid at cost. To avoid extra electric charges please turn off electrical items when not in use and limit heating and hot water usage. For off-season long term stays electrical power consumption and fire-wood is supplied at cost.
Laundry is self service. In house Washing, Drying with detergent is $8.00 per load, long term laundry rate is $4.00 per load.
Check in is at 3pm unless cleaning is finished then check in may be earlier.
Check out is at 11am.

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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