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Modern Carriage House on 5 Wooded Acres Special

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 830 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

The modern Carriage House sleeps four comfortably. There is a queen Bed in the master and two singles in the second bedroom. A full stainless steal kitchen is ready for Gourmet meals with fresh BC fruit and vegetables bought from the farmers markets or sea food bought directly from the fisherman's boat. A wood burning stove in the living space is wonderful to cozy up to in the evenings and enjoy a glass of wine or a good book. A covered balcony over looking the beautiful property is the perfect place for your morning coffee and evening cocktail . Sitting on the deck down at the pond you may see an abundance of wildlife. Deer, fish, blue heron, bald headed eagles, mink, and numerous feather friends have been spotted many times. Certain times of the year the pond is nice to swimming in . If you are up for a challenging hike, the property backs onto a lush undisturbed forested area with a beautiful creek. You may be able to make the short hike up the stream to the small water fall, but you are going to get wet.

More Details

Owner
Tara & Jamie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Tara & Jamie

We relocated from Saskatchewan to the island just this past summer. We moved for our love of the great outdoors, oceans, forests, wildlife, and yes of course the mild winter climate, which was the last nudge that we needed. We purchased this property with the idea of sharing this beautiful Home and Island experience with others from all over the world. We sincerely hope that you love it as much as we do.

Tara & Jamie purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

We are centrally located between Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake only 3.1 km in either direction . If you look at the picture that was provided from the air you will notice the lush and pleantyiful forest all around us and the ocean on one side and the lake on the other all within 5 mins from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay

February 10, 2015

Helpful votes:0/0.

Thanks so much for our wonderful stay. The house was well out-fitted and the beds so comfortable! Such a lovely spot, and so convenient to both Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake. Both Tessa and I really enjoyed our time there - cooking up a storm and admiring your horse and goat! Thanks again. Nicola

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

My Response

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Amenities

Mill Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We provide Bath Towels hand soap toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New luxury mattress on all beds will ensure a comfortable restful sleep
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Modern Carriage House on 5 Wooded Acres Special
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews
5

Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Your carriage house is an absolute must see! My friends and I spent a long weekend in this suit and it was absolutely perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed, there was plenty of linen and then entire place was spotless. Have a memotioned the yard yet? Not only is the suit itself beautiful but the yard surrounding is stunning. There's a large deck off the front where you can sit with your morning coffee and take in the view. We also took full advantage of the hot tub outside below the suit, it was the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine and look at the stars.

Another excellent feature is that this property is so close to so much. The quary, train tressel, multiple hikes, shops, restaurants etc. You will never run out of things to do. Tara and Jamie were great to deal with and were happy to give recommendatons and directions anytime we asked.

We will definitely be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great time ! Looking forward to having you back . Cheers Tara
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4

A relaxing home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We loved our month long stay at the Carriage House. We arrived to an immaculately clean home that had been thoughtfully prepared for our family. They even erected a baby gate at the top of the stairs for our toddler. There's so much to enjoy here and just relax; hike down to the creek, play on the rope swing, bbq, hot tub, watch the horses, deer & squirrels. And although we were here in summer I can imagine it would be wonderful in the winter as well with the fireplace going! Tara, Jamie & family are very respectful of privacy but if anything was needed they were quick to respond & help out with.

The location is fantastic. It's rural, but close to some nice wineries, the Mill Bay marina, shops & restaurants (Bridgemans Bistro is great). But theres great walks & hiking at your doorstep as well.

We'd love the opportunity to stay here again in the future. Thanks for a great home for our family holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful & peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is a wonderful place to stay. It is charming, comfortable, well-equipped and impeccably clean. The location is great, providing easy access to the some of the most beautiful places in Canada. Tara & Jamie are gracious hosts. Their property is lovely and family friendly. We highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well maintained, clean, and comfortable property!

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice relaxing getaway for my 2 little girls, husband and myself.

Pros: very clean, nice property, well located to explore Vancouver island towns, hot

Tub, air conditioner, nice patio.

Cons: Not much provided (oil, hand soap, laundry detergent, did not lend butter when we asked), very squeaky bed.

Overall I would probably stay again but make note that unlike previous reviewers who said the kitchen was very well stocked and there were farm fresh eggs, we did not find this to be true but in fact found very little was provided when compared to other vacation rentals. We found one bar of soap when we arrived and had to request another so we weren't running it from the bath to the kitchen to the bathroom sink. Just remember you should bring everything you plan on using for the kitchen, bath or laundry or plan on buying it. This is a very clean and well maintained rental so that is the trade off! For me, being told we could not have the empty oil bottle filled because it's not provided and having to run to the store for little things was a bit of an annoyance and affected the feeling of hospitality. Asides from this, we did truly enjoy our time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jyoti, Thank you for the review and the kind things that you have said about our property. We wish that you would have told us about the squeaky bed so that we could have fixed it for you. We like to fix these problems immediately in order to make the rental as comfortable as possible. I hope the two extra bars of soap that we gave you were sufficient. The bathroom is stocked with a large bar for the tub and a bottle of pump soap at the sink. The kitchen has dish soap. Please don't rely solely on reviews to determine what we provide, we have put countless hours into our property description and it is accurate. We love helping out our guests when able and are very close by, however we are shift workers and unfortunately can not always help out early in the morning. We hope you have a great summer. Take care.
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4

Beautiful for ages 3+

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Just two minutes drive from Shawnigan Lake. Also really beautiful ride heading to Nanaimo, or Lady Smith. The unit is clean and beautiful. Very hot in the heat, but they provided an air conditioner. The unit itself was beautiful and clean. The only thing I would say is that it may not be suitable for very young children (toddlers and younger) as there are steep stairs to go up to the unit (it is built on top of a garage), and there is no kitchen table to eat at, just a bar at the island, so you can't leave your young kids on the tall bar stools to eat. Owner parks the tractor in the garage below you, but the noise wasn't too bad, and didn't wake the children.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leilani, Thank you for your response. We do supply air conditioning for the summer season. If I remember correctly we hadn't set up the air conditioner yet when you arrived but did get it going for you, we dropped the ball on that one. The unit is rated for a 1400 square foot space and the rental is about 900 square feet. I hope it was sufficient once we got it going. There will be a baby gate available for the stairs from now on. We generally don't keep that tractor in the shop but it is a vital piece of equipment on the acreage and needed some repair. We really try to avoid working in the shop when we have guests and if we must, we make every attempt not to be hammering, banging or using power tools. The bar stools are too tall for small children, we never thought of that, it's a great point. We will begin looking for a child sized table and chairs that can be easily stored. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your summer.
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5

Nice place in an area with lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I both enjoyed our stay in the coach house which was very well appointed in a lovely setting. There's plenty to se and do in the region which boasts wineries, great hiking and biking.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Black Swan Pub & Liquor Store
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Brentwood
Nearest Golf
6.1 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Kilometres
Bridgemans Bistro
Nearest Ski
204 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
3.8 Kilometres
Shawnigan Lake
Car: necessary

Incredible natural beauty of the island is breath taking. You may want to stroll through a number of beautiful communities to visit the plentiful cultural art exhibits. Most communites offer extensive hiking, and biking trails, and numerous water sports attractions, fantastic restaurants, or award winning wineries.

For the more adventurous people there is bungi jumping and zip linning close to Nanaimo and Victoria. For the real adventurous there is cliff jumping in Sooke.

Chemainus is famous for its town murals and live theatre.

Botanical Gardens are appox 30 Mins from house.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.44
Damage Deposit $244.32

One Month is equal to 30 days. 50% deposit is due when booking to ensure your dates. The remainder of the balance is due 30 days prior to check in. 100% Deposit is refundable with cancellation notice of 30 days prior to check in.
Taxes are already included in the price.
>4 persons add $25 /night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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