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Modern Carriage House on 5 Wooded Acres Special

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


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.

Tara & Jamie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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

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Mill Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We provide Bath Towels hand soap toilet paper.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Modern Carriage House on 5 Wooded Acres Special
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

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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A cozy comfortable Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of February in this comfortable cozy and quiet retreat. The Carriage house is a warm quiet self contained unit well away from noise, traffic and other distracting activities. Tara and Jamie are friendly helpful accommodating hosts and provided nearby support and all the privacy you'd need. It was a pleasure to spend our time there and we'd recommend it for couples or families with children. While the weather prevented us from exploring the nearby trails, it's worth another visit in the summer. Thanks Tara and Jamie!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Well Appointed and Perfect For Our Needs

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property tucked onto an acreage that is very quiet. The accommodations are immaculate, super comfortable, with wonderful beds and the in-floor heating was appreciated on the cooler rainy days. We enjoyed the fireplace and the owners supplied ample firewood right outside our door.

The hot tub overlooks the acreage and we saw deer wander by daily. The owners are very nice people and were easy to book with. We will definitely stay here again while visiting our daughter at her boarding school.

>January 22, 2017

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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A wonderful and cozy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were in the Shawnigan Lake area to watch our son play hockey in the CSSHL showcase. It was a great location, close to both rinks. It was so nice to return to our beautiful vacation home, start the fire and relax. It was so comfortable that we had a hard time leaving! If your looking for a vacation property in this area you must stay here! You will not be dissapointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and beautiful accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

WE thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Carriage House. The pictures to not do this property justice. The property is beautiful, very restful, outdoor fire, trails to walk, and the cutest little goat. The houe is amazing, comfortable in every way. We will definitely be returning for another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, well stocked rental in great location!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING RENTAL!! This is a beautiful rental in a great location to use as a central base for exploring the island!! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need. We made a big breakfast each morning before setting out for the day. The owners are great and the property is beautiful if you just want to sit on patio to enjoy a glass of wine. If we travel to the island in the future, we will definitely be staying in the carriage house again! We have rented from VRBO many many times in several countries and states, and this is one of the nicest properties we've ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Black Swan Pub & Liquor Store
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Mill Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Eve
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Brentwood Regatta
Apr 27 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $79.94
Refundable damage deposit $239.81

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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