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Riverside Pet Friendly Eco Get-Away

(4 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Popular ATV, Riding, Camping area

Come and experience how comfortable, and nurturing off-grid living can be and how numb we have become. Bring your dog and family reunion/ group of friends too! All of the enjoyment of camping, not much to bring, none of the stress.

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 fully stocked kitchen, 3 bedrooms on the lower level, plus a nook and a great room that double as 4th/5th bedrooms. Set up for dogs and kids (baby gates on stairs), full playground.

With huge fireplace (stacks of wood at your fingertips), Satellite internet, and automatic power system, this lodge will comfortably sleep 8-12. 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.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside ,covered patio areas available...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • River swimming!


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Television:

    2x 46" Flatscreens, Xbox, DVD players, tons of movies and games...moreless

  • Toys:

    Badminton net, water guns etc etc...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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Upstairs table and chairs and downtairs Table with bench and chairs. Sofas also...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pits...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Satellite internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All included, and house laundry (towels/linens) provided ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Circular, private and spacious...moreless

  • Telephone:

    House Satellite landline included Cell service: Rogers works best Guests like to also use internet phone via gmail etc WiFi included ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, and laundered for you...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Huge Pacific Energy, wood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could need...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side x side...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes but use one appliance at a time to avoid overloading system...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



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$732 $2,561

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $146.36
  • Cleaning fee $73.18


Kids under 5 are free. Please advise on guest ages so discount can be applied :)

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nanaimo or Victoria

Car: Necessary

Directions: contact owner for directions


Owner info

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

Why the Owner Chose Shawnigan Lake, 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 phones but Still close to all amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Learn about off-gridding, enjoy ATV'ing and hiking, biking, the excellent swimming holes , or listening to the burbling river around a camp fire straight out the door..

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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VRBO #698203

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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