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Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rachel Calder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

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 16 traveler reviews

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.4375 based on 17 reviews

Lovely and clean!

  • 4 of 5

We were visiting Shawnigan Lake for our son's hockey tournament and this cabin was perfect! The Kinsol Tressel is walking distance and is definitely worth it! We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great little getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 nights away at this sweet little cabin with our 1 year old baby. All the things you would require were there for you. All you needed to bring was the food you planned to eat! The cabin even had a pack and play although we didn't know that until we arrived and had brought our own. Note to other young families; you won't need to pack one with you as there is one there! The living area is quite small but with a little furniture rearranging, it worked well for our family. Thank you again for being so accommodating to our little family :)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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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

Cowichan Valley B Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $45

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Cowichan Valley B 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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