Destination guide

Discover an artsy hamlet in island wine country

Nestled in the Cowichan Valley on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the tiny farming town of Cobble Hill has become a popular destination for wine lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and artsy types alike. Taking its name from the hill towering overhead, the hamlet is surrounded by a picturesque landscape of lush forests and gently rolling mountains. A number of vineyards and wineries have sprung up on this end of the island, making a Cobble Hill vacation rental the perfect spot for enjoying some fine vintages. You'll also love exploring the quaint boutiques, antique shops, and galleries in town.

Things to do

A tiny town that's big on history and charm

Wander the charming streets of Cobble Hill to see historic sites like the town's bakery and post office, as well as galleries that offer everything from paintings and sculptures to pottery and totem pole carvings. Learn some local history at the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives. For Instagram-worthy shots, check out Kinsol Trestle, a preserved wooden railway trestle completed in 1920, one of the highest railroad trestles in the world. Cherry Point Nature Observation Park offers stunning ocean views. Save time for some of the island's best wineries, like Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Cherry Point Estate Winery.

Activities

From verdant green hills to luscious red wines

Beyond lending the town its name, the actual Cobble Hill features an impressive network of trails and switchback paths for hikers. Be sure to pack a picnic and enjoy the views. The surrounding parkland also offers several other hiking and mountain biking trails. A Cobble Hill Vacation rental also puts you near the Vancouver Island wine route for some top-notch tasting (bring a designated driver to fully enjoy). If you're lucky, you'll stumble upon a local festival or even the annual Cobble Hill Fair. Plenty of golf and horseback riding round out the picture.

Weather

Vancouver Island? More like Van-cooler Island

If extreme weather's not your thing, a Cobble Hill vacation rental might just be perfect for you. Winters tend to be mild and rainy, while summers are dry, cool, and sunny. The wettest months by far are November to February, when you'll see lows in the 30s, though it rarely dips below freezing, so you might go the entire winter without any snow or frost. In contrast, the island sees the driest summers in all of Canada. Highs hover in the 60s even in the warmest months of May to September, so be sure to pack layers.

Natural features

You'll find so much more than hills in Cobble Hill

With a name like Cobble Hill, you won't be surprised that the landscape's not flat. While the town itself is tucked in the farmland of the Cowichan Valley, the land rises quickly to the town's namesake mountain above. The surrounding mountains and hills are covered in a blanket of evergreens and maples, which come alive in an array of colors every fall. Water on the island comes in the form of both freshwater lakes and saltwater beaches. And of course, you can't forget the ever-popular vineyards.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cobble Hill

Fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cobble Hill, BC, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 268 vacation rentals around Cobble Hill. From 148 house rentals to 37 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cobble Hill?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cobble Hill:

  • Downtown: 331 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 418 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 25 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 29 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Cobble Hill?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cobble Hill. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Arbutus Ridge Golf Club: 726 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Point Estate Wines: 603 vacation rentals
  • Victoria Harbour: 1,133 vacation rentals
  • Saltspring Marina: 450 vacation rentals
  • Butchart Gardens: 1,258 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cobble Hill listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cobble Hill?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 148 Houses in Cobble Hill. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cobble Hill include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 37 rentals available
  • Cabins: 31 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cobble Hill?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation rentals with pool available in Cobble Hill. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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