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Craidelonna Lodge & private cottages

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

FAMILY REUNIONS/WEDDINGS/Corporate /Life Celebrations

Luxurious Ocean Front Accommodations with multiple beach accesses & stellar ocean/mountain views - private and remote setting.

Reservations are taken at any time prior to an intended arrival date for a FULL PROPERTY VACATION HOME that sleeps up to 16 guests.

there are five queen beds + two king beds + one double futon bed on the property with blowup beds possible and available upon request.

If the full property remains available at a two month point before an arrival date

the property then becomes rent-able as INDIVIDUAL COTTAGE RENTALS ( $250 per night ) and very private SEPARATE BEDROOMS RENTALS ( $225 per night )

When the lodge is rented as separate bedrooms, guests maintain each bedroom space privately each with their own bathroom, and share a common large kitchen and grand living space.

There is a 'common' outside hot tub / wood burning sauna and hot water shower on the property for guests use.

This location is often used for EVENTS / small CORPORATE MEETINGS / WEDDINGS/ celebration of life ceremonies / family RETREATS

and has the ability to accommodate gathering and events up to 70 guests total.

While we are not a Bed and Breakfast, full-in house meal catering is available:

& Outside catering suggestions can be provided for groups larger than 16 guests

VISA and Mastercard accepted ONLY.

but prefer email transfers..

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About ritchard

Ritchard is the caretaker of Craidelonna

guests most comment to the attention to detail

and the local hospitality and welcoming host..

here to help with your needs or leave you to your own wonderful privacy...

What makes this lodge unique

the property can sleep up to 16 guests... and seat up to 70 guests in the main dining space...

Ideal for Gatherings and Celebrations..


Sooke Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • NEST bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , bedroom and bathroom combined in this cute cosy space
    SUNSET bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , full private bathroom of the sunset bedroom
    SUNRISE&ROOKERY bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , sunrise & rookery bedrooms have adjoining very large bathroo
    PRIVATE COTTAGE bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Hut bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , outside covered compost toilet & access to outside hotshower
    OUTSIDE luxury station - jetted tub , outdoor shower , 6 person hot tub and wood burning sauna with hot shower
    Powder Room - toilet , sink and toilet off of lodge's main room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • NEST bedroom - 1 queen , Perched on top of lodge's rooftop, queen bed lots of windows
    SUNRISE bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This large bedroom with king size handmade cedar slab bed
    ROOKERY bedroom - 2 queen , Central of the lodge bedrooms with large sky light
    SUNSET bedroom - 1 king , This large bedroom with king size handmade beach wood bed
    PRIVATE COTTAGE bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cozy . Private . two levels of space with queen bed in loft
    the HUT bedroom - 1 queen , Hidden in the forest... private and remote..queen in loft.
  • for understanding... there are four bedrooms in the lodge the cottage and hut are separate out buildings both private with queen beds in lofts
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Craidelonna Lodge & private cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Big ole chunk of paradise right here!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! Ive had several amazing stays here. For romance..the cottage with private hot tub oceanside under the stars..and for fun with 16 girlfriends for a few epic weekends of shenanigans. Outdoor shower, Sauna, hottub and fireplace..Everything you need is there..even cozy robes! Pack up some coolers of food and drinks and go there! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cowichan Bay

No other place like it!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose to host our small and intimate wedding at the Craidelonna after looking at venues all over the Island. Almost immediately after arriving the decision was made that this would be the perfect place. The views are spectacular, the main house incredible and the feel of the place is simply magical. Ritchard helped to plan the perfect wedding, knowing exactly what to suggest to make our ideas just that little bit more special. With family and friends flying from the UK Ritchard went from wedding planner, to tour operator, to accommodating host, to a good friend. I am so pleased he joined in the party once he had orchestrated the phenomenal dinner. Whether the perfect wedding, weekend getaway, a relaxing break or a place to gather the family, the Craidelonna will not be beat. We will definitely be returning to this most special of places.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our #1 resort

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely love this truly Canadian and totally pet friendly getaway spot. We enjoyed long secluded walks on the rugged beach shore, relaxing hot tub dips under the stars, and serenaded to sleep by the gentle ocean waves.

Upon arriving we were awestruck and a calming, welcoming, feeling washed over us. The property has been carefully crafted with great care and detail to accentuate a relaxed positive feel. The stunning cliffside views, the clean ocean air and waves provide a spa-like experience. The host’s warm welcoming personality adds the crowning touch to this exceptional getaway destination.

Craidelonna Oceanic Resort is more than just pet friendly but totally “Pet-Welcoming.” Our Labrador/retriever was treated like a VIP guest by the staff and host. Our four-legged family member felt immediately at ease, comfortable, and free. The rugged beach front and the groomed open spaces on the property was a perfect playground for him as well.

We are already planning our next getaway (need a regular dose of Vitamin C (Craidelonna) and anxiously look forward to the privilege of staying at such a lovely property.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sooke BC Canada

our fabulous wedding celebration

  • 5 of 5

Right from the planning to the after event breakfast, Ritchard and his wonderful staff were so knowledgeable and helpful for the three days, making creative suggestions so that our celebration was really meaningful. The natural setting, home to eagles, framed by West coast ocean views set the stage for our nautical themed wedding. Our guests enjoyed the shoreline, the artistic bedrooms, stone walkways, with room to relax and explore.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Wedding Venue!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at the Craidelonna for our wedding in June, 2013. The venue is beautiful! Rustic elegance is the best way to describe it. It's a stunning property with amazing views! The rooms are comfortable, clean and we couldn't have asked for a better host! Ritchard is a gem! You feel like your visiting with an old friend and when you don't need him he vanishes. You feel like it's your home, it's a truly special place. I love the Craidelonna!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria Canada

Favorite spot on earth!

  • 5 of 5

2 years ago my husband and I were looking for a place to get married and we booked Craidelonna without seeing it. It was the BEST risk we ever took! Upon arrival we were ecstatic, the place is amazing. The care taker exceeded out expectations and has become a dear friend, his caring nature and attention to detail is impeccable! All of our friends still talk about the time we had and how beautiful the property is. If there is one place on earth to vacation and feel completely stress free, it would be at Craidelonna! The views are incredible, the little town near by is adorable and there is an abundance of wildlife! I know for sure that there is definitely a reunion going to happen in the near future! The only thing.... leave your cell phone at home, you wont need it!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
victoria internation airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
a few pubs in sooke
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry Termina
Nearest Golf
44 Kilometres
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
1 Metres
west coast highway
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Point no Point Restaurant or Markus Warfside
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
French Beach // China Beach / Mystic Beach
Car: necessary

zip-lining and ocean kayaking is part of the wonderful activites in the region... along with summer swimming fun in the sooke potholes park...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $486.58
Pet Fee $24.33

payments are non-refundable
1) $1000 plus tax ( $1050) at time of booking reservation
2) balance in full 2 months prior to arrival date.

Manager'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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