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Spectacular Lake Views and Sunsets on Sunny Side of the Lake!

Lesia Ilnytzky

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lesia Ilnytzky

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Spectacular Lake Views and Sunsets on Sunny Side of the Lake!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Shawnigan Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

STRATHCONA COTTAGE, a 2 bedroom cozy, well maintained, cottage with great Lake Views and Sunsets. Updated yearly. One of the few last authentic cottages on Shawnigan Lake. This 70 + year old cottage is only a stones throw to the lake and the dock where you can moor your boat, play in the water or just relax. Wander among the tall stately trees in the backyard and woods beyond. This is a Perfect Setting for a Relaxing Getaway any time of the year! It is also believed to house E.J. Hughes parents while they were caretakers for the famous Strathcona Lodge. Our other property next door is where E.J. Hughes himself lived and painted the majority of his works for 20 years.

Strathcona Cottage:

*Sleeps 5

*Approx. 700 square feet.

*Master bedroom, queen bed with lake views.

*Second bedroom, bunk bed, double on bottom and single on top.

*Spacious living room with leather couches with lake views.

*Dining room that seats 6

*Well equipped full kitchen

*Wood burning stove

*4 piece bathroom - rain shower head

*Covered porch with rocking chairs and coffee table - lake views

*BBQ w/propane

*Open deck with patio furniture that seats 6 - lake views

*25' TV, DVD/VCR with movies, stereo with CD and tape player.

*games cabinet and VHS/DVD library

*MP3 player

*double kayak with life vests (children's vest available)

The dock, a few steps across the road, is shared with the 'Lake House', our other property, for water activities, nature viewing or just lazing around. Watch for the ospreys, minks and beavers!

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, vacation rental, holiday house, house, rental house, cottage country, holiday rental, vacation house

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lesia Ilnytzky (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Lesia Ilnytzky

My name is Lesia and Strathcona Cottage has been our family cottage for the last 25 years +. We decided in 2006 to make it into a Vacation Rental House so other families, like ourselves, could enjoy the wonderful warm summers in the lake or cozy up next to the wood burning stove in the fall and winter. I am intern architect that is slowed down my business to look after my young family.

Lesia Ilnytzky purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Lesia Ilnytzky chose Shawnigan Lake

Our family bought Strathcona Cottage many years ago from a potter. It took days to sweep all the dust out of the cottage so we could live in it. It was only a very small one bedroom cottage and my Father expanded to a two bedroom cottage with a larger kitchen. It was our family vacation home for years. In 2005 we decided to give it first renovation in years. Since then we have upgraded it every year. Shawnigan Lake is full of history and has changed so much over the years. We have been collecting items and show casing them to our guests of what it looked like in our area when Strathcona Lodge was at his peak.

What makes this cottage unique

What is unique to our vacation rental is that we recently found out that E.J. Hughes parents lived in our property as caretakers for the famous Strathcona Lodge as well as E.J. Huges himself lived in our other property next door and where he painted the majority of his works. How excited we were to find out about this as we are big fans of his work.

What I also like best about being in the cottage is looking out the windows in the back and seeing the tall trees. Especially, from the sky light. In the winter, it is so quiet on the lake. I find it is the best time just to chill and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time at your beautiful Strathcona Cottage! I love the way you have kept the old charm and added all the new comforts - Well Done!! - We'd love to come back. Thanks!
Sep 2011
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Spectacular Lake Views and Sunsets on Sunny Side of the Lake!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Langley BC Canada
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here so we could attend a wedding in the area. The cottage itself was perfect for us. It has everything you need in terms of amenities and kitchen gear. There a lovely covered deck to sit and enjoy the views of the lake and a larger seating area below with table for dining outdoors. The beds were comfortable and the cottage was very clean. Our damage deposit was promptly returned to us in under a month. Although we didn't spend any time on the lake, the same owners have a cottage below where you can use the lakefront and kayaks. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Strathcona Cottage. Our goal is for our guests to have the best experience possible. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Lesia

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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Victoria National Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Swans
Nearest Ferry
64 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Terminal - BC Ferrys
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Trans Canada HWG
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
EmmAlly's
Nearest Ski
205 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Recreational Road and Park
Car: necessary

Ocean and sandy beaches nearby. Float plane base with float plane tours, full boat services and licensed restaurant at the Marina, steps away. Shawnigan Lake Village, close by, offers many services including health care, pharmacy, bakery, post office, boutiques, dining, coffee shops,well stocked convenience stores, internet cafe, ATM's, gas station. DVD rentals etc. There are three golf courses less than 45 minutes drive away. Like to sight see?: Duncan the city of totems is 12 minutes north by car, Chemainus the City of Murals and dinner theatre is only 40 minutes north by car, and Victoria BC's provincial capital, with world famous Butchart Gardens, 40 minutes south by car, Mill Bay is to the east, 5 minutes by car for large shopping centre and ocean beaches. There are also several wineries in the area 'the Tuscany of Canada'.

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Rates & Availability

From C$150 Per night

Shawnigan Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Feb 13 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$150
C$800
C$2,200
 
 
Off Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,165
C$4,200
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$235
C$1,500
C$5,400
 
 
Off Summer
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,165
C$4,200
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$150
C$800
C$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$250.00
cleaning fee C$75.00
Notes If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Lusha at any time.
50% of total rental is due at reservation. Remaining 50%, cleaning fee and damage deposit is due 30 days before entrance. Refund within 2 weeks after departure if no damage is done. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to your reservation date will result in a forfeited deposit if the property cannot be re-rented. Payment - Credit card (PayPal, service fee), E-transfer, money order or cash.
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Amenities

Shawnigan Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 piece bathroom with rain shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , bunkbed with single on top and double mattress on bottome
  • Queen size Beds (1) high end mattress for a restful night, Bunk Beds (1) single on top, double on the bottom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Plush bath towels, 300+ count linens, outdoor furniture, games and more!!!

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