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Rachel Calder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Cowichan Valley B Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

Suitability:
  • 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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Reviews

4.5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
4

A perfect place for some quiet time and an easy hike to the Kinsol Trestle

  • 4 of 5

Too bad we couldn't have stayed longer, but the 2 days we spent at the cabin were thoroughly enjoyable. The kids had a great time at the swimming hole and the Kinsol Trestle was close enough to hike to several times during our stay. The cabin was clean, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. We hope to be back again soon! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My family had an amazing time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage and property was very clean and organized! Owners provided an abundance of supplies to make our stay like home! Very happy would love to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Cabin near Kinsol Trestle

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very clean, very nicely designed, and the kids loved it. Great access to river, swimming hole, Kinsol Trestle, and Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park (and just as important, also a short drive to the fabulous bakery in Shawnigan Lake!). The home has plenty of space for a family, and is nicely furnished--and has a wonderful porch for sitting in the mornings. The community is quiet, and very family friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy cabin with beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable and fully stocked, as described, and well-maintained.

The river nearby was beautiful, as was the described hike to the Kinsol Trestle.

There was a lot of dust in the cabin that hadn't been cleaned.

The owner took a while to respond to messages through VRBO, but was readily available by phone.

We had a lovely stay! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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
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3

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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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Cowichan Valley B Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$608
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152
Cleaning $46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cowichan Valley B Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Play Pen, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
2 Minute Walk to River, Swimming Holes, Picnic Areas, Playground, Tire Swing

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