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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Relax in the park at Shawnigan Lake

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spacious apartment in a stunning park-like setting. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unique accommodation with some genuine Newfie hospitality!

****Please note the standard rate is CDN$150/night, but this varies depending on the time of year. Please contact us with specific dates so we can provide you with an accurate quote. Also, be aware that this site sometimes shows the rates in US$. On the top right of the rate schedule you can change it to CDN$, as the property is in Canada ****

Are you looking for the perfect country getaway, but still want to be close to all the amenities? Then this is the getaway you have been looking for. Nestled on a 5 acre estate, you can relax by the waterfalls and fountain, or work out in the gym or sharpen up your pool skills in the games room. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, and full size stove and fridge. The living area has a 46” flat screen TV and DVD player with wifi internet access. Both of the bedrooms feature queen sized beds, full closets and dressers, making your stay comfortable whether it be just for a couple of nights or a couple of weeks. There is even an in-suite washer and dryer. If there are more than 4 guests staying, we can accommodate the additional guests with a new comfy air mattress.

If you prefer the outdoors, the Trans Canada Trail backs right onto the property for biking, hiking or ATV access to other trails. The historic Kinsol Tresstle and Provincial Park are also minutes away by car or bicycle. If you prefer watersports, the lake access and boat ramp are also located very close by. Bring your bike, boat, RV, quad or other toys; we have room to park them all. This is a great base for your year round activities. If you are visiting Shawnigan Lake for the many annual sporting events such as the Half Iron Man, or Half Marathon, this is an ideal location to stay.

We are only 20 minutes from Victoria, and 10 minutes from the Trans Canada Highway. Shawnigan Lake village features coffee shops, various restaurants and many other amenities.

2 night minimum stay, with daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates. Low season rates are currently in effect. Please contact us for specific rates depending on your desired date of stay.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Martyn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property is wonderful - the owners are welcoming - the home is peaceful and perfect! We were greeted the moment we pulled into the drive. The front of the home has a large patio with tables and chairs and fire pit. It was lovely! The owner walked us to our "home" and we were blown away - it was perfect....cozy...private...modern and well thought out. The view from the home has a waterfall and also a water feature...not to mention the wildlife we had fun watching. Everything we needed was provided. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom clean. Matter of fact - it was all CLEAN! My Mom is known as Mrs. Lysol - she usually goes into a place and sprays it everywhere...not this time - we walked in and she settled right in...not a drop of Lysol at all! :) Wonderful place and owners - we will MOST DEFINITELY be back for another visit SOON! Oh and bonus - the owners left us bottled water and a dozen fresh farm eggs in the brand new fridge.
Aug 2012
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Relax in the park at Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Victoria BC

Country feeling Not too far from City Amenities

  • 5 of 5

The owner Martyn has done a great job of making his HOMESTAY special.

This is the first time we have used homestay and i can say if this is the typical homestay we will come again.

We need to house a wedding group of 5-6 for 3 nights this past June/July 2016.

Some of the unique features of our stay on West side of Shawnigan Lake were in no particular order:

1. African Guard DUCKS - They knock on your door like rosters in the morning (Very Cute and memorable)

2. Generous supply of assorted coffee pods for our 5-6 COFFEE HOUNDS

3. Awesome rear facing pond and stream feature that is light up at night

4. Great games and workout room. I even beat my Son at Pool

Was promptly made welcome and met by owner to open place and give keys for entry. Martyn also was quick to answer by email or phone any concerns or questions we had. Everyone in our group of 6 ranging from 20 - 50 something was impressed.

Summary: I would recommend this homestay and hope to book again. Cheers Ken MCCOLL-VICTORIA. BC.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken, Marilyn and I are glad you enjoyed your stay. You were all a pleasure to host and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. All the best! Martyn & Marilyn
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  • 5 of 5

Martyn hosted us for the weekend whilst we participated in the Shawnigan Lake Triathlon. House was wonderful, great location and lovely and quiet. Martyn was a fantastic host ensuring all our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dominique, it was our pleasure to host you. We are glad you had fun, and hope to see you all next time at the Triathlon!
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So Good!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Marti's Place. It is VERY quiet and serene with ample space. The suite is clean and very comfortable. We spend both evenings sitting out on the patio looking at the action on the pond. The trail that goes behind the house is especially nice for walks or runs to Shawnigan Lake Park. Thanks so much Marti!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Deer

Truly home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed with Martyn and Marilyn for a month and half. We were looking for a quiet private home, and we found it.

The suite was fully furnished; it had everything we needed. It was comfortable and very clean. The property is beautiful and well maintained. Our hosts were so helpful and accommodating. We would highly recommend staying at this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great suite

  • 5 of 5

Came over for Shawnigan Rowing Regatta. Location was great. We arrived later than expected and Martyn waited for us. The suite had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Outdoor Space

  • 4 of 5

I rented this lovely basement suite from Martyn and Marilyn for the months of May and June, when I was in a state of transition. They were such a friendly couple and were so accommodating about all of the comings and goings of various family members! After discoverig that my daughter and her son are vegans, Marilyn even brought vegan chili and cookies for us to enjoy! With the pond and two waterfalls, as well as the easy access to the trail just behind the property, the outdoor space was truly a place to relax and unwind in! To top it off, they even let us host a family celebration! We created many memories there that we will cherish forever! Thank you Martyn & Marilyn!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynda, Marilyn and I really enjoyed having you stay and hope you can return one day soon!
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Rates & Availability

Shawnigan Lake Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - high season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Vancouver Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two queen size beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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