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Water Front Shawnigan Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Plus 3rd BR in separate bunkhouse

Charming, bright, custom built and designed waterfront house on a 1/4 acre treed level entry lot at Shawnigan Lake. Featuring new Ikea kitchen with stainless fridge, stove and microwave, new barbeque on covered deck over looking the lake, washer/dryer, two leather sofas, two TV's, Netflix, Cable, Wifi, lots of board games, two kayaks, one canoe all with life jackets. Play bochi, croquet, badminton, ping pong. Lay in your bed and watch the sun rise over the lake, sip a glass of wine on the large private dock and watch the sun set or have all your meals outside at the lake side dining area.

Our cottage is located not far from the Shawnigan Lake School and Dwight School making parent visits very easy and comfortable. The cottage has 2 bedrooms with an additional separate bunkhouse with 4 single bunks just out the back door. THe bunkhouse is only available in the warm months.

More Details

Phyllis and Ross Linklater
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

1/4 acre private lake side property with large dock.

Beautiful clean and clear water for swimming off the dock.


Shawnigan Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Large Loft style Master bedroom overlooking lake, 2 Q beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Smaller bedroom, 1 queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Cedar Lined bunkhouse, sleep 4 singles. (summer season)
  • Please note the 3rd bedroom is not in the main cottage. It is a separate bunkhouse which sleeps 4 and only available in the warm months.
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Water Front Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The cottage is lovely with so many windows that let in light and allow you to see the beautiful natural surroundings. It was very clean and homey. It was a very nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Charming Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky enough to be able to stay here for a second time and it was just as lovely a stay as last year! Everything was clean and well supplied and the setting was gorgeous. We did find the wifi very glitchy, though. Some devices wouldn't accept the password at all and others kept getting kicked off. Other than that, no concerns at all!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! It was a pleasure to have your family back again for the Regatta. Thanks for letting me know about the wifi. I will call Shaw to come out to see what's going on. Have a lovely summer! Hope to see you next year!
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Amazing stay at Cedar Shores. Until next year :)

  • 5 of 5

Phyllis and Rosses cabin was lovely. They go above and beyond as far as things they provide to their guests. Aside from all the usual things you may find in a Vacation rental; the fridge was stocked with condiments, sauces and marinades, the living room was chock full of fun boardgames, there were lawn games and even boats and lifejackets provided. Also a bit of firewood and kindling which I definitely didn't expect. You will be well taken care of during your stay at cedar shores. We would definitely like to make this a yearly tradition. Pro tip: set your alarm and catch the sunrise over the lake from the private dock! Gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver BC

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property and a wonderful stay. We stayed for the weekend to take part in the local triathlon and used the house as our base camp. It had everything we needed and so many activities to keep us entertained. We will defiently return.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute cottage on Shawnigan

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a great Easter long weekend at Cedar Shores on Shawnigan. The cottage was very cute, on a quiet side road, enclosed by brush & trees from the neighbours so quite private. It has a big open kitchen / living area that opens on to a covered deck, with the right supplies for a relaxing getaway weekend (complete with chilled mugs in the freezer!). The kitchen had good equipment to support us in cooking / BBQ'ing in the evenings. The weather was a little iffy, but we did take the kayaks & canoe out for a spin and it was great that they were available and easily accessible. The main bedroom has a window on to the lake, it is a beautiful quiet view to wake up to. There is a covered deck and fantastic dock to enjoy a morning cup of coffee when the sun is out.

Nearby attractions -- we went to Duncan for their local Saturday farmers market for baked treats, cheese, and a bit of seasonal produce, and to Merridale Cidery for their bistro and cider (to taste & take home... remember those chilled mugs!). Easy things to do a short drive away when the weather is not so great.

The cottage would be perfect for families, as there are many beds but not contained bedrooms -- the upstairs is a loft with an open bedroom with two double beds, and one private bedroom. We were just a couple so it worked well for us, but might not be as private for a couples get away. Phyllis was an amazing host and provided us with all the details we needed for our relaxing weekend.

Next time would want to come back in summer when you could make full use of the amazing dock, fire pit and swimming in the lake!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Cedar Shores. The cottage was cute, well equipped and homely. The setting was just stunning, with built in activities for our four small kids (8, 5, 4, & 1)to enjoy - kayaking, campfire pit, games cupboard, and other outdoor games. We could have stayed there a whole lot longer - except that work was calling us back to reality. Would definitely stay there again if we ever re-visited Vancouver Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Shawnigan Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Win/Spring 16/17
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Summer-High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95
Cleaning $54.89

For Weekly Bookings: 50% of rate deposit, Damage Deposit, and clean fee required to book. Balance due 30 days before check in.
For less than a week bookings: Total rate, plus clean fee and damage deposit required to book.
Should you decide to cancel, your Deposit and rental are forfeited if we are unable to book your same dates.
Please note: we charge a higher rate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.Please contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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