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The Lake House on Shawnigan Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 330 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Romantic Getaway or Relaxing Retreat! Sleeps max. 2 people.

Unique, cozy (professional architectual designed) studio styled water front beach house with vaulted ceiling and lots of natural light. Double kayak with adult and childrens vest available.

Spectacular sunsets and unsurpassed views of Shawnigan Lake and the

hills beyond from the 7 foot tall windows. Step out to large patio

with outdoor furniture and barbecue. Balcony steps lead down to

grass yard, natural beach front and dock. Dock is shared with our

other property Stathcona Cottage.

Full well equipped kitchen with dining island and entertainment


A very comfortable overstuffed LaZboy sleep sofa with queen size

adjustable Slumber Air mattress will ensure of you of a good nights


We offer a pet and smoke free accommodation.

PAYMENT: please pay through Owner as VRBO caters to USA clients more than to Canadian clients for payment options - we except credit card via PayPal (2.9% service fee), E-transfer, money order or cash in local.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great little escape. A great excuse to slow down, relax and read a book!
Sep 2012
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Shawnigan Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Rain stand up shower, sink and toilet. Hair drying available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Cable TV with DVD/VHS player, stereo with radio - tape and CD player, MP3 player, wireless internet and reading material. 3 piece bathroom and out door shower. 300+ count linens, comfortable pillows, cozy comforter, plush bath and beach towels and more!


3/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

The Lake House on Shawnigan Lake
average rating of 3.0 based on 8 reviews

Worst VRBO experience ever

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Don't be misled by the pictures. This is not a romantic getaway or romantic retreat.

The cabin sits right on the main road running by the lake, so there's absolutely no peace and quiet. And forget about privacy--documents inside the cabin alert you that residents of the cabin across the street are allowed to use the dock from 10am to 7pm, so you'll see strangers walking by at all hours of the day. You may even find the chairs at the end of the dock occupied at the end of the day when you go out to watch the sunset.

The inflatable mattress is extremely uncomfortable and takes up the whole room. There's no way to sit on the sofa during the day without deflating the bed and folding it up, the room is that small. (And no way to watch the TV from the bed, either, since the TV is in a cabinet at floor level and the bed comes close enough to obstruct any viewing.)

The bathroom is rank with the smell of mold and mildew.

The tap water is undrinkable (according to posted notices), yet the manager got upset that we were using too much of the bottled water.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that your stay at The Lake House was not as you expected. Our goal at SLVR is for our guests to have the best vacation possible and that is why I mentioned several times to you to call or text me if you had a problem or a question. Our website is quite clear about: our location on the lake (with the address and map provided), that it is a shared dock with a shared kayak and the square footage of the cottage. The cottage was professionally designed to maximize the space thoughtfully and comfortably for two people. The website photos are exactly what the cottage looks like, as I believe in actual presentation. I did replace the mattress portion of the La-Z-boy slumber bed sofa as a week after you left a guest let me know there was a problem. I can assure you the mattress is now quite comfortable. I am also sorry that you took misinterpreted my comment i about the water. With using 18.5L of water in less than 24 hours I thought you were washing your dishes with it. I just wanted to inform you that the water was fine for doing your dishes and having a shower. The water is checked by a plumber annually and I was told by him, the water is hot enough to kill bacteria. Otherwise, 3-4, 18.5L bottles are provided for other uses. The bathroom does not have mold or mildew or anything harmful in it. The Lake House is thoroughly cleaned every time a guest leaves. I did not have any complaints with the guests before you or after your stay or in fact, ever. Had you let me know of your concerns at the time of your stay instead of 2 weeks after you left, ii would have gladly addressed all of them immediately and you would have had a wonderful stay.
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The Perfect Weekend Getaway !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was excellent,very relaxing and the surroundings were magnificent, with views of the mountains,forest,lake ,sunrise and sunset.The description of the property was bang on,was very well kept and clean. The owner provided fantastic customer service and was willing to go the extra mile with any little extras to make our weekend perfect. The information of activities, attractions and local restaurants was great ! We would deffinetly reccomend the lake house to family and friends and will be repeat customers !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you at the Lake House Jeff! We are here for you to have the best vacation possible! It looks like you did!!! Thanks for choosing us as you vacation rental.
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
The Black Swan
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Mill Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Arbutus Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Galley
Nearest Ski
205 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Mill Bay
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Relax.

* swim.

* kayak.

* sun tan.

* fish.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike.

* Shawnigan Lake Museum.

* Visit the wooden Tressel.

* The last spike for the Canadian Rail Road.

* Enjoy the Shawnigan Lake.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play in the Shawnigan Lake.

* Shawnigan Lake Musuem.

* Visit the wooden tressel.

* Visit the last spike for the Canadian Rail Road.

* Enjoy the sun!!!.

Off the dock: Swimming, fishing (trout-stocked), boating, sailing, water and/or jet skiing, and great nature viewing (ie osprey, mink, beavers etc). Room to moor your boat.

Nearby you can enjoy: 3 golf courses within 15 miles, hiking,

horse back riding and sandy beaches just minutes away.

The restaurant at the Marina is licensed. The Marina offers full boat

services and fuel, float plane base and tours.

Only a few minutes walk away!

Shawnigan Lake Village 2 km (1.5 miles) north offers well

stocked convenience stores, post office, DVD/VCR rentals, internet cafe, coffee

shops, restaurants, a great bakery, ATM's, pharmacy, gas station, art

gallery, museum, health care and several boutiques.

For those wishing to venture further away, Victoria is less than

40 minutes by car south over the scenic Malahat drive and Chemainus

with its world famous murals and dinner theatre is the same distance north.

Ocean beaches are only 5 miles to the east at Mill Bay. There are also

several wineries in the area.


Rates & Availability

Shawnigan Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 8 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $47.57
Refundable damage deposit $182.95

For Payment we except Credit Card via PayPal (service fee), E-Transfer ($1.50 service fee), money order or cash is excepted for payment.
If you have any questions about the Lake House, the lake or area please feel free to contact Lusha at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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