Riverside Pet Friendly Eco Get-Away

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come and experience how comfortable, and nurturing off-grid living can be and how numb we have become. Bring your dog too!

Stunning & secluded in the forest, but within 10 minutes of Shawnigan Lake town core, on Koksilah River is this peaceful, modern, roomy lodge with a shabby chic decor. Complete with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms on the lower level, plus a nook and a great room that double as 4th/5th bedrooms. Also included is a small fully equipped nursery /library. Set up for dogs and kids (baby gates on stairs)

With huge fireplace (stacks of wood at your fingertips), Satellite internet, and automatic power system, this lodge will comfortably sleep 8. As you listen to the rain on the metal roof; you could hear a pin drop, and the river burbling in the distance; frogs croaking, or watch the clear starry sky close enough to touch. Wake up to only the sounds of birds chirping. The private deck/enclosed dog pen off the main doors leads to the backyard with fire pit for toasting those marshmallows, BBQ, picnic tables, hammock, kids deluxe playset, large lawn, and trail entrances. This is just a taste of what it is to explore this quiet getaway.

When you're not busy hiking across the Kinsol Trestle, riding the nearby trails (*bikes available), or perhaps boating on Shawnigan or the ocean kayaking/sailing Cowichan Bay (info available) a short stroll down a private trail leads you to relaxing river swimming.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Cabin stays cool in summer & There is a childrens play ground /baby gates/baby pool added in 2016...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside ,covered area available...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Fenced around house with professional dog kennel, baby gates inside...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • River swimming!


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Television:

    46" Flatscreen, Xbox, DVD player, tons of movies and games...moreless

  • Toys:

    Badminton net, water guns...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Within an hour to downtown Victoria or Duncan, 1.5 hrs to Nanaimo...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Within 10 minutes...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    German royal family owns the mountainous land surrounding...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    30 minutes to Cowichan Bay sailing or Mill Bay / Cherry Point beach...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Within 1/2 hr...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very private, backs onto crown forest all around...moreless

  • Village:

    Close to quaint Shawnigan Lake village...moreless

  • Water View:

    Hear the river from the cabin...moreless


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No, but the lower level (bedrooms) stays wonderfully cool in summer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:


  • Telephone:

    House Satellite phone included Cell service: Rogers works best ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, and laundered for you...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Huge Pacific Energy, wood provided...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Included: Dry goods, spices, dishes, cutlery, paper towel, sugar, cooking supplies etc etc...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Dry basics such as rice, oatmeal, popcorn Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, relish provided...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawn, forest trails, multiple outdoor spaces, hammock, fire table, fire pit, swing, playground, river paths....moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$751 $2,627

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.10

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo or Victoria

Car: Necessary


Owner info

About the owner: Totally renovated by single health care worker interested in spreading the word about eco friendly power and how easy it is these days.

Why the Owner Chose Cowichan Valley B, BC, Canada:
Where can you go where you have the option to 'camp', unplug, sit around a fire and breathe/ relax with no neighbors. Where even the teens don't mind putting down their smart Still close to all amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Learn about off-gridding, enjoy ATV'ing and hiking, biking, the river , camp fires straight out the door..

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Speaks: english

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  • Great for kids of all ages/dogs, remote
& like camping with no headaches ;-)

    Great for kids of all ages/dogs, remote & like camping with no headaches ;-)

VRBO #698203

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Riverside Pet Friendly Eco get-away

Cowichan Valley B, BC, Canada #698203

5 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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