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Your River Retreat Awaits ($175 Canadian )

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Your River Retreat Awaits ($175 Canadian )
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful location, wonderful hostess

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the week we spent at Lake Cowichan. The cabin was just the right combination of rustic and modern and the river was lovely to listen to. We also enjoyed the wildlife we saw: two does and their fawns, as well as an elk cow and the fish and crawfish that swam with us.

Brenda was a most gracious hostess and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We highly recommend this cabin if you want to escape from civilization in comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this lovely property which is right on the river with tremendous views. Lots of wildlife to be seen and enjoyed. It is a lovely log cabin, really quiet and only a five minute walk into town.

Brenda was very welcoming and helpful.

A great place to stay and enjoy some real Canadian life.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the riverside cabin was amazing and Brenda was warm and welcoming. We loved the wood stove and hearing the sound of the river while we fell asleep. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the river. The cabin is extremely functional, clean and with many well thought out little details. Probably the best stocked kitchen we have ever had in a rental. It is obvious that he owner takes great pride in caring for the cabin as well as the entire 2 acres it's situated on. The owner is very pleasant and helpful and is probably the only other person you will see once you check in. The only noise was the river flowing by and the odd dog bark, we never even heard a car drive by, yet it's only a 2 minute drive to the centre of town. My wife and I highly recommend this cabin and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: April 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80.48
Refundable damage deposit $160.97
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.