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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BEDROOMS/full bath. Children, pets are welcome/fenced yard

Enjoy one of the most pristine lakes on Vancouver Island and experience nature at it's best! Swimming, parks, beaches, amazing fishing, boat launches, and hiking trails all surrounding one of the cleanest lakes in Canada.

Even though the little town of Youbou is quiet and secluded there is easy bus or driving access to the small town of Lake Cowichan where you will find grocery store, internet cafe and launching point from which to float down the river. There is a bus stop right outside our cabin which will take to you Lake Cowichan or continue on to the City of Duncan also know as the City of Totems. Explore First Nations history at the Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre, or the Cowichan Valley's rich food and wine culture. There are many different wine tours and tastings to choose from. The town of Duncan is also very walk friendly with lovely local coffee shops, a shopping center & food markets.

Our cabin is a great place from which to do day trips to many of Cowichan Valley attractions including the quaint little town of Chemainus which has a superb live theatre. The Cowichan Valley has much to explore and at the end of a day full of adventure return the the calm and serenity of our lake view cabin. Our rooms are clean with large windows. One full bathroom.

The cabin is fully furnished and balcony has full lake and mountain views.

Please note!!!

The cabin is in the woods we are not liable for any insects bites or allergies (we do accept PETS} that might occur.

Our policy: NO REFUNDS on cancellations/early departures.

Have a safe and happy vacation.

More Details

Tara Kiteke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Tara Kiteke

I am an avid traveler myself and throughout my travels I've stayed and met with people who have shared their home spaces. I've always had a wonderful experience meeting these people and their families. I also like to share my house with travelers. I can introduce you to the unique things that historic Cowichan Valley has to offer and share lots of experiences for you to discover.

Tara Kiteke purchased this guest house in 2005

Why Tara Kiteke chose Youbou

FUN wonderful Vacation for everyone Winter or Summer

Breathtaking views of the Lake& Mountains on private 0.5 ac. Cottage across the Lake. 3 BEDROOMS/full bath. Swimming, Fishing, mountain biking. Public boat launch and MOORAGE.

Short walk to beautiful Arbutus beach park with wonderful kids playground and to Food Market, internet cafe. Wonderful off leash Parks & trails. Large fenced back yard for your children and pets. Mountain creeks on the property.

Our cabin is 70 years old, cute and comfortable. 3 BEDROOMS full bathroom and huge romper room. All 3 bedrooms have lake or woods views. Bright and cozy and very peaceful. You will wake up to forest views and drink your coffee on the balcony with breath taken views of the lake and mountains. Our place is simple, peaceful and uplifting. We have in suite laundry, tandem parking 3 cars. fire pit and a fully fenced yard for kids & pets.

What makes this guest house unique

Family's and Friends get together.

Breathtaking views of the Lake& Mountains on private 0.5 ac. Swimming, Fishing, mountain biking. Public boat launch and MOORAGE. Beautiful Parks & trails. Seven public secluded beaches in the area. Swimming parks for kids activities


Youbou Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • NO DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES on the premises NO disturbing activities/damage's to the Neighbors KIDS and Pets supervised and solely Guests responsibility
  • The Owners does not carry responsibilities whatsoever for any Guest's health issues, accidents,damages, loss of valuables,belongings, vehicles.
  • Guests with allergies are aware and agreed that they are renting the house where pets were allowed at they own risk
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom. See photos
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3d Bedroom - 1 queen , queen bed plus can add another queen bed if group over 6P
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , 2 air mattresses can fit in the living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , you can bring child's bed/mattress
  • 3 fully furnished rooms with beds, dresser, and night tables.
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great, comfortable retreat cottage in Youbou

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant) had a great stay, the cottage is in a great location and only a 5 minute drive to Arbutus park, which has an amazing family friendly beach area.

The property has a wonderful view, clean and comfortable. The kitchen have every utensil required for my family and I to make home cooked food.

The beds were comfortable and the owner Tara was super helpful ad gave us advice on locations to visit etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
121 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport (yyj)
Nearest Barpub
7.9 Kilometres
Town Lake Cowichan
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Duke Point Ferry Terminal (Nanaimo)
Nearest Golf
44.7 Kilometres
Cowichan Golf and Country club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Cowichan Valley Highway
Nearest Restaurant
42.2 Kilometres
Town Duncan
Nearest Ski
239 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Price Park

BREATHTAKING VIEWS of LAKE&MOUNTAINS on private lot across the Lake. Swimming, Fishing, mountain biking. Public boat launch and MOORAGE. Short walk/drive to Food Markets. Beautiful Parks&trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $122.5
Additional Guest Fee $15.31 per person per night
Pet Fee $22.97
Refundable Damage Deposit $382.82

Youbou Cabin Policies
Welcome to our cabin. Please, note: NO RE-FUNDS ON CANCELLATIONS or EARLY DEPARTURES.
Children aged 16 years and under must be supervised at all times.
Pets must not be left unattended and solemnly Guest's responsibility. Pets are NOT ALLOWED on BEDS/Furniture
Guests with allergies are aware and agreed, that they are renting the house were pets are allowed, at they own risk.
No disturbing activities/damages to the neighbors.
No drugs/substances permitted on the property.
Smoking strictly outside.
$90 charge will apply for lost keys
$150 charge will apply for plugged toilets/sinks/drains
The management/owners does not carry responsibilities whatsoever as follows:
Guest's accidents and health issues.
Damages or loss of valuables and belongings.
We wish you a great & fun vacation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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