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Sensational de Paradisio

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Duncan House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom suite with 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Quiet and close to nature, we have a beautifully landscaped garden with a koi pond and fountain. A large covered BBQ area and additional fire pit. We also have many nature walks directly from the property and can even arrange yoga retreats. We also offer guided trail rides on our gorgeous friendly mares to our guests at 50% off.

The accommodation includes one bathroom with a stand up shower, and three bedrooms with one queen, one double, and one single bed. The kitchen is fully functional with fridge, convection oven, microwave, coffee maker and dishes. All towels and utensils are supplied for any basic needs. The living room is an open concept with the kitchen and has a large private deck off to the side.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016


based on 9 traveler reviews

Sensational de Paradisio
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very pleasant. You get the feel of a cottage in the woods without having to be miles from town. Our host was very accommodating and was extremely helpful with our needs. We stayed here during our time waiting for our new home to be constructed and it really helped ease the stress of the situation knowing we were in good hands in our rental. I recommend Sensational de Paradisio for short stays as well as long for its charm and location to the valley places of interest. Lake Cowichan is just down the highway, there are great swimming holes very close to the rental and Duncan is only 10 minutes away for any necessities you need. The location is quaint and quiet. Lighting a fire and relaxing in the evenings is very gratifying. We recommend you check out this great place to stay for your future endeavors.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting with relaxing fireplace

  • 4 of 5

The property was as advertised and quite clean, fresh and well sited. Especially enjoyed the outdoor fireplace that we cooked our meals on, yumm! The surprise was the owners, a very friendly couple and quick to help us out when we had some small requests, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Hello we stayed for 5 days it snowed while we were here, was very beautiful with the light show down by the pool. Owners were nice, accommodating and very friendly. See you next year Ruby and family. Germany

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice owners, lots of nice touches in the accomodations to make life more comfortable, quiet, quick response to queries, good wi fi, great price, totally clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overflow Christmas visitors

  • 2 of 5

First impression is of a lovely rustic setting with comfortable modern conveniences. Rental information on the website indicated smoking permitted outdoors only and towels would be provided for guests.

Perhaps the house had not been rented for a while, as the towels were decidedly fusty upon arrival and the supply of fresh towels was consistently inadequate for the 5 guests we booked. We ended up providing extras from our own home.

The website for Sensational de Paradisio resort indicates smoking is permitted outdoors only, but the VRBO hosts later messaged us that rental information "clearly" states smoking was not permitted within 3 metres of the buildings. it was a non-smoking resort, with a smoking area a distance away from the house, but there was nowhere identified as such. Although the VRBO hosts observed smoking occurring on the deck, they did not show anyone where they actually allowed smoking. As such we were charged $200 for damages. This seems like an easy money grab.

A malfunctioning thermostat made for an uncomfortable night when it could not be adjusted to a lower temp.

There is also a cute cabin which sleeps 2 on the site, which we booked ahead for friends on New Year's Eve. Again it appeared not to have been used for sometime as the taps yielded a mass of dusty cobwebs when turned the first time. The hot water only lasted long enough for a good shampoo suds, then an icy rinse had to be endured!

This property has wonderful potential, a fenced garden area with beautiful huge outdoor fireplace, and water features. Too bad about the points which merited a negative review.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, thank you for the review as we appreciate feedback as we always strive for excellence and our customers stay is of the utmost importance to Tonya and myself. After we noticed the smoking we sent you an email advising of the smoking area where we have tables and chairs set up for our guests, we explained the area and showed the young couple who were here, we also advised there is no smoking in or near any buildings as it's a health code issue and all our suites are non smoking as were an Eco friendly resort. The smoking carried on every morning and throughout the day regardless of explaining this to your fellow guests who we're staying in your suite, we regretfully applied the smoking fee after day 5 as we have never had to do this before. The towels are changed every 3 days unless requested by our guests as most guests prefer this rotation to help the environment! We'd like to thank you very much for for staying with us and enjoying a lil part of our island paradise. Mike and Tonya
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Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property with our 3 children, and really enjoyed our time here. Very clean and comfortable. Everything is as described on the website and the owners were very friendly and helpful. A nice change from staying in hotels!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nanaimo duke point
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Island highway
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Maple bay
Car: necessary

Our location is a reasonable distance from town. There are many nature trails to walk and beautiful scenic roads inland as well as Oceanside. The island offers many days worth of beautiful driving roads or ridding roads for those who prefer two wheels. In the summer swimming and tubbing in lake cawachin is a must do. Salt and fresh water Fishing is also very popular in the area.

There are many different activities and and must see locations, all within two hours of driving


Rates & Availability

Duncan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $38

Suit rentals are based on 5 persons occupancy, additional charges of $25.00 per person for non registered guests. For large groups of 6 or more, we can offer extra sleeping arrangements at an additional cost.
Failure to return keys when leaving will result in a $25.00 charge. Left pet droppings on ground $25.00, $200.00 will be taken off the damage deposit for smoking in prohibited area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Duncan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has towels, face cloths, hand towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fully furnished
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Fully furnished
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Fully furnished
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Attached on-suite
  • All of the beds are complete with pillows, sheets and blankets.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Coming soon, T spa. We are currently building a spa addition to our resort. The spa will then offer various types of massage, manicure, pedicure, ear candle, ionic foot detox, and more.

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