Discover a selection of 170 vacation rentals in Lake Cowichan, BC, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $68 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Cowichan. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Top rated rentals — Lake Cowichan
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Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Lake Cowichan is ready to explore

Enjoy the museums and other features of Lake Cowichan. Renowned for its lake, biking and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Lake Cowichan

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Lake Cowichan a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Raptors (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Big Lonely Doug (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (26.1 mi / 42.1 km)
  • Mount Brenton Golf Course (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Hansel and Gretel's Candy Company (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Cowichan Golf and Country Club (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Cowichan

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Cowichan is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Raptors (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Big Lonely Doug (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Port Renfrew Beach (24.2 mi / 39 km)
  • Bodega Ridge Provincial Park (25.1 mi / 40.5 km)
  • Sombrio Beach (25.4 mi / 40.8 km)
  • Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (26.1 mi / 42.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Cowichan

The nearest airport is in Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ), located 31.2 mi (50.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 17.7 mi (28.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Lake Cowichan?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Lake Cowichan that's right up your alley. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a resort and shopping at "Water Front~vancouver Island~ Enchanting Panoramic Views". Located around 35 miles from Lake Cowichan, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "There Is No Ocean View Like It. Victoria Only 30 Minutes Away". Around 40 miles from the heart of Lake Cowichan, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a microwave oven and internet services.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Lake Cowichan vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Lake Cowichan?

Nothing tops squeezing in a quick break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and catch your breath at one of these awesome weekend getaways in and near Lake Cowichan:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Island Family Lakehouse", which is around 13 miles to the northeast of Lake Cowichan. There's plenty of adventure and nature to keep you busy here. Try basketball and hiking and biking or just enjoy the sights of Big Lonely Doug and Arbutus Grove Provincial Park.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Resting Canoe Lakehouse". Use it as a base to unwind, or be adventurous and try snorkeling and kayaking. When you're ready to explore more of the area, organize a visit to Petroglyph Park and Maple Bay Marina. This terrific vacation rental is around 14 miles northeast of Lake Cowichan.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Lake Cowichan?

You'll find a selection of short-term rentals in and near Lake Cowichan. Vrbo has something suited to all budgets and styles — from townhouses with a garden to quaint one-bedroom apartments made for two. Here's a little taste of what's on offer here:

  • Stay a few nights at "Cozy Cottage Suite By The Lake" in central Lake Cowichan. Here, you'll enjoy easy access to top attractions like Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.
  • Also close to the center, "Modern, Lakefront Resort Style Suite" is another option to consider. After sightseeing inspiration while you're in the area? Kaatza Station Museum is a good place to start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Lake Cowichan?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Lake Cowichan that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Around 13 miles from Lake Cowichan, "Cozy Cottage Suite By The Lake" is an ideal place for doting couples. Winery tours and outdoor furniture are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Modern, Lakefront Resort Style Suite", around 13 miles from Lake Cowichan. A fireplace and a resort will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Lake Cowichan?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Lake Cowichan and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Castle In The Sky Ocean View Luxurious" a group favorite. This generous retreat has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 18 guests. From Lake Cowichan's center, it's around 30 miles away to the northeast.
  • Invite up to 17 of your favorite folks to "River And Forest Oasis, Private And Ideal For Large Families" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 30 miles to the east of Lake Cowichan. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as a fireplace and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Lake Cowichan?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most desired. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Lake Cowichan and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your unicorn floatie:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Emandare Vineyard Guest House, A Restful Haven", where your main priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a video library and a toaster help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or simply unwinding by the water at "Cozy Cottage Style House In The Heart Of Lake Cowichan". This vacation home is another guest favorite and offers towels, a DVD player and more.

Don't know how to pack for your Lake Cowichan getaway? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 65 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Lake Cowichan vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Lake Cowichan?

It's always more fun to share those special memories with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family escape or catching up with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. These are two of our best in and around Lake Cowichan:

  • Around 13 miles to the northeast of Lake Cowichan, "Island Family Lakehouse" has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including childrens activities and towels.
  • "Resting Canoe Lakehouse" also offers the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This rental is around 14 miles to the northeast of central Lake Cowichan and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A microwave oven and beach sun loungers will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. Fuller Lake Arena, Kinsol Trestle and Frank Jameson Community Centre promise lots of fun for young and old.