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Your River Retreat Awaits ($150 Canadian )

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Lake Cowichan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This two bedroom cottage with an extensive deck that sits above the Cowichan River. Located at the entrance to Lake Cowichan just off Hwy 18. Your Cottage Retreat is self-contained & well-stocked with all neccessary amenities.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, river front, water front, bed and breakfast, river front deck, tubing, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming, cozy cottage, summer vacation, vacation rental

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About The Owner

Hi, I'm Brenda, I have enjoyed the cottage for the last 25 year with my family. Having recently retired I have moved from the mainland into the main house on my property. I now rent out the cottage so other families can enjoy the river's tranquility and beauty, like my family has over the years.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1981


based on 21 traveler reviews

Your River Retreat Awaits ($150 Canadian )
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

It was everything we had hoped it would be, and more.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in the most perfect location next to the river and set in beautiful grounds. The town was a short walk away so you were not isolated. The owner was very friendly and caring 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A fantastic and relaxing spot

  • 5 of 5

The spot was at a great location, right on the Cowichan river, and the cabin was very cozy and well equipped. Everything was as promised and very clean - and Brenda (the owner) was very helpful. The fact that she lived on the same site was very convenient as well, as she was available for any questions. The deck or patio that overlooks the river is exceptional, and has a patio heater + a gas grill + patio furniture for 4. We grilled and chilled there with wine, sitting in recliners, listening to the river flow and soaking in the sun - very relaxing indeed! The kitchen and bathrooms are well equipped, and they have a robust net connection + satellite/Roku connected TV (for those who can't disconnect). The nearby area of Lake Cowichan is very beautiful, and both Victoria and Nanaimo are just about an hour's drive away, so day trips can easily be made. All in all, definitely worth it ... we'd recommend it and would love to go back sometime.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Look no further...paradise is found behind this cedar fence. Attention to every possible want or need is here waiting...including it's owners Brenda, Maddy,

and Indie...I highly recommend you come stay and spread the LOVE!!

Going back forsure and telling everyone to come along!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the most peaceful holiday we have had in several years. The best sleep I've had in 3 years. We will be back Brenda just as soon as we can. We now have the perfect getaway. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo B.C. Canada

Annual girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic 4 days in a stunning location.

The pictures of the cabin on the website are just how it looks - but even better in person!

It is a quiet spot with the balcony overlooking the river. During our stay we saw Great Blue Herons, a black bear just across the river and lots of birds.

Brenda is a wonderful hostess and has done an amazing job with keeping the cabin cozy but with a touch of class that shows in the attention to detail.

You are close enough to walk to town but far enough away to enjoy the tranquillity the property offers.

Lots of hiking areas and wineries to explore.

Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gary and Julie

  • 5 of 5

Didn't want to leave , wish we had stayed more than two nights.

Pictures are exactly what you find , but we can't put into words how much we loved the decking, sitting out their listening to the river, watching the heron and kingfisher and hoping to see the bear. As with other comments we would have been happy sitting their all day but we did do some beautiful around the area, the shops are in walking distance if you decide to do your own cooking ( kitchen fully equipped) or there's a great pub overlooking the lake.

Hoping we get chance to go back in the next few years. And would recommend to friends and family.

The only thing that could have improved our stay would have been to see the bear !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lake Cowichan
Car: recommended

Spend an afternoon floating or tubing down the Cowichan river and arrive right at the cottage.

We are located 10 minutes away from Skutz Falls Provincial Park. Spend a day hiking in the West Coast Rain-forest.


Rates & Availability

Lake Cowichan Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $149
cleaning fee $75

Rates are based on double occupancy, an additional fee of $20 per person will be charged. Please note that if you would like to have visitors while you are staying here as a guest, management must be notified in advance and additional charges may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Cowichan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Has a nice large tiled shower. No tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queens Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Patio table with chairs and deck lounge chairs to enjoy the summer sun.

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