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Escape and Relax in Cowichan Bay!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


Cowichan Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Cowichan Bay was formed by the long standing presence of First Nations people, followed by an immigrant heritage that developed our cultural beginnings in forestry, fishing and farming industries.

Our community is a “slow food” community, painting and preserving glimmers of our cultural history. Today, we strive to protect the beauty and ecological integrity of these gifts of precious natural resources. Our community believes in the utilizing appropriate tools and practices for the protection of our land, air and water.

Cowichan Bay is a place for families, businesses, the young and old. Our commercial areas host a mix of businesses including consulting and design firms, medical offices, galleries, boat works, food processing facilities, cafes, ice cream shops all linked by off road trails and within close proximity to each other.

OUR HOUSE is in the hub of all the action within the Bay. We have a busy event calendar going on and urge you to come and experience the fun.


Christmas Sail Past

Art By the Sea

Boat Building Workshops

Prawn Festival

Fishing, boating, hiking, visiting the vineyards, beach combing, kayaking or simply sipping coffee by the sea...

There are walking paths meandering through neighborhood areas linking to lunchtime bistros, grocery stores, parks, schools and the waterfront.

Keywords: Walk to village, Hilary's cheese shop, the True Grain bakery, gym and other amenities.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Danica Rice
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Danica Rice

We are a family with three children who live nearby.

Danica Rice purchased this house in 2009

Why Danica Rice chose British Columbia

We both attended the University of Victoria, and after working abroad in Zimbabwe and Colorado for many years, we decided that we missed the island and all it has to offer. Cowichan Bay is unique in that it allows us to walk or ride our bikes to all local amenities. We love the views from our house and the coziness of the community.

What makes this house unique

The sunsets are to die for..A glass of wine on the deck in the summer months and you will not want to leave..You can leave your car keys and your cell phone in your bag and not take them out for the duration of your stay...or you can do the opposite and efficiently run business affairs, away from the stresses of the city. Cowichan Bay is rural and by the sea, however it is still close enough to enjoy the fruits of Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo..


2 traveler reviews

Escape and Relax in Cowichan Bay!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Dallas, TX

Comfortable Home, great location!

  • 4 of 5

My cousin and I stayed here 4 nights over the Labor day holiday. We were able to do a lot because everything was so close or an easy drive away.

The house is as represented with a few changes to the furniture. Both bedrooms are equally roomy, each with it's own queen size bed, which were extremly comforable. Plenty of closet space for extended stays....and loads of hangers! There is patio furniture in both the backyard, front porch and also the upper balcony deck. The kitchen is equiped for light cooking, nothing too gourmet. Loved having the full size washer & dryer.

The owner, Danica, who lives just 2 doors down stopped by the first day with a sampling of fresh vegetables from her garden! She was happy to advise on nearby sites and activities, very friendly.

The house is just one block away from the marina so it's an easy walk down to the nearby restaurants which makes parking a breeze. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch deck for coffe and most evening meals.We were surpised how quiet the neighborhood was, even with the windows open to enjoy the cool weather!

We visited the Saturday morning Farmer's Market in nearby Duncan and purchased wonderful fresh vegetables which we prepared at the house. Duncan also has loads of totem poles scattered around the downtown, near the Farmer's Market,easy to do your own walking tour. We visted numerous wineries that were within a 30 minute or less drive and offer a variety of nice wines.

Our favorite excursion was the Whale Watching tour w/ Ocean Ecoventures which is located right in Cowichan Bay in the marina area, again just one block away. We took the 4:30 p.m. tour so were were still out on the water for a gorgeous sunset .......the whales put on an awesome "show"! The company provides insulated jumpsuits which keep you warm even when you are flying across the water.

I think this house is very comfortable and offers a good value. The location can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interior BC

A lovely hide-away

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most relaxing week at this charming cottage and really want to thank the owners

for being so hospitable. They were at our beck and call and we felt that they really cared that we were comfortable. It was a treat to return in the late afternoon after a very busy time exploring the region to the peace and quiet and complete privacy of the garden and then hop into the hot tub for a relaxing soak. We also enjoyed waking up in the morning to the glorious sunrises over the Cowichan Bay without having to move from our cosy bed. Next time we visit Vancouver Island we will certainly try to stay here


  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Cowichan Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Mill Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Masthead Restaurant
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Cowichan Bay Maritime Center. Arbutus Ridge or Cowichan Golf Course, BC Forestry Museum, Cherry Point Beach, Estuary Trail, Village Shops


Rates & Availability

Cowichan Bay House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cowichan Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , custom shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 child bed , child sleeping area potential in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , sleeps 2, one in loft and one in lower bed
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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