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Rachel Calder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to cabin 19 at Koksilah River! You will find yourself in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, minutes drive from beaches at Shawnigan Lake and Shawnigan Lake Boarding School, and minutes walk down to the beautiful Koksilah River swimming holes that are a part of this private property recreational community.

This cozy cottage comfortably sleeps 4 adults plus some children although we can accommodate more, it would be crowded. After your morning coffee, head for a beautiful walk to the famous Kinsol Tressle on the Cowichan Valley Regional Trail before relaxing on the sunny front porch or heading out to explore all the interesting places in the Cowichan Valley.

Keywords: Cabin, New, Comfortable, Cottage, Getaway

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rachel Calder (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Rachel Calder

We are a family group of owners including a Dad, two brothers, a sister, and their families. We include a retired Civil Engineer, a retired Community Developer who is also a Veteran, a Rower/Public Servant, a community based Social Worker, a Tradesman who is a hot-wheels expert and a software developer who is also a bookbinding virtuoso.

Rachel Calder purchased this cabin in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all loved your cabin. It was just right for us. One family was upstairs and my other daughter and I were in the downstairs bedroom. We so enjoyed the Tressle and exploring the trails at the river and also the 'swimming hole' at the river by the cabin. All the cabin neighbors were very friendly. Thank You. Sincerely, B.K.
Jul 2013
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Woodland getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cabin had a very friendly and clean appearance. The beds, upstairs and down were very comfortable. The location is private but close to all amenities.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cabin, Poor communication

  • 3 of 5

We recently rented a few of these cottages for our wedding party and immediate family for our July wedding. We loved all of the cabins and our overall stay. The property is beautiful and the cottages are all in great shape and fun for a nice getaway. We found it a real struggle communicating this this particular cottage owner. We were quoted a price by the owners and then when we went to book, was given another price. We were booking on behalf of our guests and the owners would not honor the price they had quoted us so we had to pay the difference. We also were given a rental agreement which explained that we would be given instructions to where the key would be closer to the date which we never received. We tried to access the mobile app to access the check in information and instead got an email back from the owners saying they had not set it up yet, but still with no instructions or contact number. We had to call the caretaker of one of the other cabins we rented to help us find where the keys were stored and she didn't even look after this cabin. It was definitely disappointing as we spent over an hour on our rehearsal night trying to figure it out on our guests behalf. Overall we had a great time at the property and the atmosphere is wonderful but it would have been a much more enjoyable stay without the accompanied lack of help and communication.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for your frustrating experience. When you first inquired in the late Winter, I hadn't updated our summer rates yet and I let you know and left you with the option to book or not. It was the off-season default rates off the site that were provided to you, as I had explained. I certainly intend to provide all information to guests prior to check in, and otherwise always have, but as I am human and very busy, I certainly erred in this situation. Although, as you had my contact information prior to check in, I feel that there was also opportunity that you could have phoned my cell for the details. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced.
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Fun stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here - cute cozy little cabin. The 4 teenagers with us enjoyed the hike to the trestle, swimming in the lake, loved the river and the boardgames in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Recommended if you want to escape to a quiet rural setting – and stay in a very well appointed, and charming cabin. The cluster of cabins near to the Kinsol Trestle and Shawnigan Lake (both a must visit) seem like a great community of owners who are all very friendly. We travelled with our two young boys, who loved playing fetch with the neighbours dog, visiting the river, and watching as we made a fire in the fire pit out back in the early evenings.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in friendly community

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home, nicely furnished had lots of room for 3 generations. Stairs to loft/bedroom are steeper than normal with higher risers, this caused some safety concerns but with care we had a wonderful time. Children loved the river, park, and generally the entire venue. I would definitely come again with my husband and perhaps older grandchildren.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely, relaxing 2 night stay in this well appointed, comfortable cottage. The setting and the river was breathtaking. Definitely worth checking out!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Black Swan Pub
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
#1 Highway at Mill Bay Junction
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
West Arm Grill
Nearest Ski
210 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Koksilah River private beach at resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Shawnigan Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152
Cleaning $46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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British Columbia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Play Pen, Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Minute Walk to River, Swimming Holes, Picnic Areas, Playground, Tire Swing

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