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Lake Cowichan Lakefront Executive Home

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to our Lake House

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Lake Cowichan is the second largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island, BC at over 30 km in length. The lake is located 20 minutes (31 kilometers) west of Duncan along Highway 18. The pristine blue waters and sun drenched beaches of Cowichan Lake offer water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, swimming, wind surfing and canoeing.

Our Lake House is located just 1 km outside of Youbou and offers you incredible lakefront living in this 3500 sq/ft six bedroom walkout.

Cowichan (Quw'utsun') means 'land warmed by the sun'.

In the Cowichan Valley rolling mountains, undulating rivers and pristine lakes come together to form the backdrop of the Cowichan; a place of incredible beauty, timeless traditions and tidal rhythms. Nestled between the bustling cities of Victoria to the South and Nanaimo to the North, the Cowichan Valley offers a wide choice of things to see and do throughout the year, from exploring the wine country trails, to unforgettable fishing, kayaking, hiking and golfing adventures.


All of our beds have top quality plush mattresses to ensure a good nights sleep

Master bedroom has a king bed, walk in closet, iPod ready clock radio and master bathroom with double sinks. The master bedroom windows overlook the lake.

Three other bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and a shared full bathroom.

There are two bedrooms in the basement, one with a queen bed and a fabulous view of the lake and one with two double/single bunk beds.

Keywords: House, lakefront, lake, dock, paddle boat, canoe, fishing, trout,

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Tim Goshulak
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Tim Goshulak

My wife Brenda and I love being near water. We fell in love with this beautiful lake the first time we came here.

Tim Goshulak purchased this house in 2009

Why Tim Goshulak chose British Columbia

After vacationing in the area we realized we had found a hidden gem. The water is so clean and clear and compared to most lakes in the summer there is lots of room for water sports. We have the feeling of being secluded but are only an hour from Victoria.

What makes this house unique

We love spending time on the dock and the beach while the kids play in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a fabulous time staying at Tim & Brendas lovely house on Lake Cowichan. We were staying there with our friends so 9 of us lived very comfortably. The children enjoyed the canoe & rowing boatthat belonged to the house. They tried to catch fish off the deck while the adults enjoyed the sun. We had some great BBQs sitting around the firepit. We would like to thank Tim for allowing us to stay an extra 9 days while we were stuck due to the volcanic ash cloud. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this house & can't wait to return to see it in the summer.

Bedfordshire, England
Apr 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Lake Cowichan Lakefront Executive Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Perfect pre Christmas get away

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property as sort of a reunion for my self and a group of all our closest friends and it was the perfect spot. The property is very well kept, the bedrooms are large and quiet and the kitchen is very well Equipped! They even have a slow cooker, pulled pork! The outdoor patios/decks have heat laps too so you can still enjoy them even when it's snowing...

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a quality property, well maintained, with a lot of privacy and amazing views of the Lake Cowichan.

We spent a lot of time outdoors on the large deck, which looked new and had a built in BBQ. Plenty of deck furniture and a short walk down to the dock. We brought our own speed boat that we launched at Coichan and brought around, but there were canoes and paddle boats provided. We had 5 adults and 2 grandchildren in the party, and there was a lot of room. It was particularly good that the grandchildren and their parents could occupy the lower floor, and the rest the upper, so that the kids would not disturb the other adults at 6am!

Everyone was quickly relaxed and 'at home' and the general view is that we would use this house again if we visited the Lake Cowichan area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CAN'T WAIT to come back!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this home. This home was perfectly equipped, lots of space and tons of entertainment areas - which were all used. The patio kitchen was beautiful, the view to the lake was stunning, and some seriously comfortable beds! The home is perfectly situated on a most gorgeous lake, and only a 5 minute drive to the village if needed. The owners are really great people, and great with communication. This is EXACTLY what we were looking for during our weekend getaway. As said, I cannot wait to return to this property, and I'm already planning my next vacation there next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Privacy and lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of 3 and had some family come over for father's day. All of us felt right at home - there simply wasn't anything we were missing. From the pool table to the fire pit to the patio kitchen with gorgeous table to the dock: It was a great experience and we can't wait for our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Lake Cowichan Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 7 adults and 2 pre-teen children and thoroughly enjoyed this waterfront home and its amenities. It was exceptionally well equipped, had lots of room for family gathering and still allowed individual privacy when needed. The large deck with terrific lake views was exceptional and the built-in BBQ gave us amazing meals. Lake Cowichan was stunning and the dock allowed us to tie up our own speed boat for the week. The home came with children's water toys and a canoe (including life jackets) that made for a very nice touch. I highly recommend this vacation property and will not hesitate to use it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home-away-from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults stayed in this beautiful, serene, spotless home the first week in September 2014. The open floor plan of the living room, kitchen and dining area allowed the entire family to be together at the same time. The kitchen has every cooking tool imaginable and the view of Cowichan Lake from most of the rooms and the deck is spectacular. There is a winery and hiking trails nearby and we did a day trip to Butchart Gardens. Our family highly recommends this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Jakes at the Lake
Nearest Ferry
84 Kilometres
Duke Point Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
March Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
11 Kilometres
Jakes at the Lake
Nearest Ski
216 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
51 Kilometres
Chemainus beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Youbou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Jan 2 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $228
Refundable damage deposit $760

Cancellation Policy If cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date the non-refundable deposit will be retained; if cancellation occurs within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date the entire rental payment will be retained unless a suitable tenant is found to rent the house for the dates in question. In this case the rental payment will be returned less the non-refundable deposit.

$500 deposit required at the time of booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Youbou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Double/Single bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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