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Your River Retreat Awaits ($150 Canadian )

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

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


Lake Cowichan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Your River Retreat Awaits ($150 Canadian )
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great place, friendly host!

  • 4 of 5

This is a really beautiful property! The cottage is well cared for and clean. The fire in the wood stove was a nice welcome. Beds and bedding were really comfortable! Loved the deck overlooking the river. We will be back and will book three nights next time ;)

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with Brenda last week and have to say how perfect the cabin was.

Breakfast on the deck overlooking the river great.

Everything you need was in the cabin(WiFi/cable/netflix).

Woodburner(wood Included)fantastic-you won't be cold!

Local town 5 mins away and has bars/supermarket/subway/fuel

Duncan 20 mins away has everything

Do not miss the whale watching at cowichan bay with ecotours-worth the flight on its own,and good value for 4 hours.

Would not hesitate to go again-you will not find a better(as imagined)log cabin.

Thanks Brenda and the dogs!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cabin right by the river. The cabin is well equipped we even found several games to play.

  • 5 of 5

The hostess Brenda was welcoming and very helpful. She lit the fire before we arrived to warm up the cabin.

It's a large nice property right by the river. Brenda kept the cabin clean and comfortable. Layout was great, shower and kitchen worked well.

I look forward to coming back here soon. Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful winter get away. Cabin exactly as pictured. Wood stove kept everything toasty with plenty of wood and kindling. Brenda was a wonderful hostess Already plotting next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cabin in an Even More Gorgeous Setting!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is perfect. Stop looking and book it, you will not regret it! Everything from comfy beds and a really great woodstove, to eagles and herons flying by and fishing in the river. If you are looking for a great place to get away from the hectic pace of the city, you will find it here.

Brenda is awesome, and takes really good care of the property. We stayed for Christmas, and she had the cabin beautifully decorated and lights all over the site! The kitchen is totally outfitted with everything you need, just bring food (and wine)!

We know the area is beautiful too, but we didn't leave the cabin once the whole 5 nights we were there. Everything was too amazing to want to go anywhere else.

What are you waiting for? Send Brenda an email and pack your bags! Prepare to relax and unwind and find a piece of serenity.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hideaway in paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is exactly as advertised, the deck hangs out over the river, there is a very large garden which hosts a huge amount of wildlife, the inside of the cabin is cosy and a home from home - the whole place is magical and I'm sad we only had three nights there but we'll be going back again because we both absolutely loved this place!

Brenda is the perfect host, very helpful, chatty and friendly. Her two dogs are gorgeous and both love a good hug! I loved watching the heron in the river and trying to spot the belted kingfisher and the woodpeckers as well as any number of other birds and mammals too. There are lots of great walks in the area and the nearby town has shops and restaurants a short drive or a walk away. The local people that we met were all very friendly and helpful too.

I can't express how much I loved staying at this idyllic place it's so peaceful and calming, the cabin is delightful and the area is great too. I would highly recommend a stay here, you'll love it too!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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 $146.9
cleaning fee $73.45
Tax Rate 5.0%

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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