Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Rachel Calder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

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
  • 1 of 1


Cowichan Valley B Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

47% Complete
47% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Koksilah River Cabin - Near Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 20 reviews

Great little spot!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was clean, quaint and just as described. While the internet was pretty much nonexistent, and could be problematic if you really needed it, we did just fine finding some non-screen things to do. It was a nice easy drive to and from Shawnigan Lake for a rowing regatta. The community spot down by the river would be really lovely on a hot summer afternoon - things were a bit wet for us! We'd book again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Family Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a perfect first vacation for our little ones. We have 4 kids ranging from 8 to 8 months and this was just the right fit. The Kinsol cottages are a nice place to let the kids run and play. BONUS they are 5 mins from Dirt Bike Adventures and logging roads which is why we vacationed to the island. The only thing I will say is the stairs are a bit scary if you have little ones. Next time I will bring a baby gate.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful setting. Great for hiking.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. This was a mid-winter stay and winter did arrive in Shawnigan Lake. Fortunately we had a 4-wheel drive vehicle because the road leading to and around the property is not cleared and there was a significant layer of ice and snow; very slippery. We walked out to the Kinsol Trestle a couple of times because it's so beautiful. We were visiting our daughter and new grandson in the town of Shawnigan Lake and the drive there was an easy one. We checked out the Black Swan and Cobblestones but our favorite (lunchtime) eatery was Oma's bakery in Shanigan Lake. Had a wonderful time and would definitely consider returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.05
Additional Guest Fee $19.6 per person per night
Damage Deposit $156.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.