About this listing
This bright, clean, modern, 1 bedroom, ground level suite is available for vacation, sublet, short or long-stay rentals. The suite is also rented through community classified ads so please make inquiries with the host about availability.
This bright, clean, modern, 1 bedroom, ground level suite is available for vacation, sublet, short or long-stay rentals. Send us an email with your dates and we can make you an offer of a special price for the exact dates you require. We are able to accommodate most requests. There is a minimum stay of three nights and the cleaning fee remains at $75 regardless of the length of your stay.
This cozy 1 bedroom suite comes complete with everything you need for a private and relaxing country retreat. The bedroom has a luxury quilted queen size mattress, hotel quality linens, duvet and pillows. There are bedside tables, a dresser and a large organizer closet giving lots of room to store your personal belongings during your stay.
Amenities provided for your comfort and pleasure: electric fireplace, 36" HDTV, PVR, Blue-ray, WiFi, and MP3 docking station with speakers. Other fun stuff includes a library of vintage books, scrabble board, beach towels, picnic blanket, picnic basket and use of the BBQ and outdoor firepit.
Bring your bikes & ride around the lake and village, hike up Cobble Hill Mountain and walk or bike the Trans-Canada Trail to see the World Famous Kinsol Railway Tressle an absolute must-see!. The Koksilah River Provincial Park and Burnt Bridge area offer great off-road biking trails for mountain and dirt bikes.
Head into the Village for artisan baking, lattes, gourmet dining, and country gift shops. Drive into Duncan and visit the weekend markets, drive a little further and you can take in world class dinner theatre in the mural town of Chemainus.
Step out in your housecoat with your morning coffee - no one to bother you here... walk the groomed nature trail surrounding the property, listen to birdsong, marvel at the night sky, give thanks for the frogs, flirt with the deer and even roast marshmallows over your own campfire on the property.*
The peace of 'Shawnigan Woods' will enter your soul.
Drive times to local shops and restaurants:
Shawnigan Village - 5min
Cobble Hill Village - 5min
Mill Bay - 10min
Cowichan Bay - 15min
Duncan - 20min
Victoria - 50min
Nanaimo - 1hr
Attention: Parents of Students in local Private Schools:
Shawnigan Lake School (5 min drive)
Brentwood College School (10 min drive)
Dwight International School (8 min drive)
St. Margaret's School for Girls (25 min drive)
This is the perfect place for you to stay when you come to visit and attend school events. Your children are welcome to come and stay in the suite too. Just let us know and we can provide a comfortable air mattress for them and warm bedding too.
A small pet is ok, but you must be responsible for cleaning up after them, and you need to be aware that the area is rural and there is no pet enclosure or fenced area - so your pet cannot roam free on the property. A pet deposit will be required in addition to the standard damage deposit.
Private entrance to self-contained 1 Bedroom Ground Level Suite with easy outdoor parking alongside suite entrance. Suite contains fully equipped kitchen, laundry, entertainment center and WiFi computing station for your laptop.
Interaction with Guests
Suite is extremely private and owners living upstairs are respectful of guests wishes for privacy. All windows look out to secluded forest areas. Quiet and Calm is the order of the day! :)
The house is well set back from the main road and at night there is no light or noise pollution to disturb the peace. There is natural wildlife, including birds, deer, frogs, ducks, and squirrels that call our neighborhood home.
Super easy with your own car and periodic public transport is available by a short walk in the morning, afternoon, and early evening. Ask for a schedule.
1. *Community Burning Regulations must be obeyed at all times, this usually means that all burning is banned between May 24 to Oct 10. If in doubt, check with owners!
2. Quiet please between 11pm and 7am
3. 4WD vehicles recommended, 2WD vehicles please be careful on gravel drive.
4. For long term guests, you will be responsible for your own disposal of garbage and recycling. Please ask for details. Waste and recycle containers are provided.
5. Going out for the day? Please lock doors and shut and lock windows. This is a ground floor suite.
6. Out for several hours or away for the night? Please turn the heat down to 10, and switch off all lights expect for the outdoor porch light.
My husband and I travelled to the lovely Cowichan Valley to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary this May. We really enjoyed the suite we rented from Kim & Paul. The home had a beautiful kitchen with a comfortable island where we enjoyed our meals and sipped wine bought from one of the many local vineyards. The bed was absolutely comfy and with the window open at night we could hear the mama deer and her fawn rustling in the brush around the house in the moonlight. We took a 3 hour kayak tour of Cowichan Bay and explored the lovely Duncan farmer's market (a short drive away). We drank delicious latte's from Serious Coffee and at the end of a day's adventures, we were always very happy to return to our country retreat where we would enjoy a cup of tea and I would often enjoy a good book in the lovely tub (complete with provided bubble baths). Often late at night the sky is so dark you can see the twinkling stars clearly, and the location is very quiet and private. Thank you Kim and Paul for a wonderful time and a beautiful spot.
We stayed in this wonderful home for a month in Jan. 2012. It was clean, comfortable and beautiful. Everything we needed for an enjoyable stay was provided. The bed and linens were nice and comfortable. Heated floors throughout the house even kept our toes warm when it was cold outside. We caught up on some fun movies from their collection and the kitchen was modern and all of the dishes and cooking supplies we needed were there for us to use. The entire house was thoughtfully prepared for guests and we honestly couldn't think of a negative thing to write.
The scenery around the house was just gorgeous. Huge, towering trees jutting up into the sky all around the house and a babbling stream running next to the driveway made for a truly memory filled stay. We saw deer out of the living room and kitchen windows almost every day to our delight. At night it was blissfully quiet too. The island is a wonderful and picturesque place to explore.
Interaction with the house owners couldn't have been better. They were attentive and we could tell that the genuinely wanted for us to have a good stay. We would love to return again one day and would in a heartbeat.
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About the Host, Kim
My husband and I are self-employed health care professionals. We work in the fields of mental health & addictions, rehabilitation medicine, and health and wellness consulting. We take great pleasure in offering accommodation in our home to people like yourselves who are looking for something special with comfort, convenience, and value. We also use Airbnb when we travel and love the freedom it gives us to travel in style while sticking to a budget!
You can be sure we will do our best to make everything perfect for your stay. Our home on Vancouver Island is a peaceful, naturally-forested, retreat, with many recreational options for both winter and summer. Staying here will restore your body, mind, and soul. And don't forget to delight your taste buds while you are here... the Cowichan Valley is well known for its wineries, organic produce, farmers markets and slow growth whole foods.
We believe truly enjoyable travel is all about the neighbourhoods, the local people and the natural environment, which is why we like to book our own travel accommodation through Airbnb. When you stay with us at Shawnigan Woods you will know what it is like to be at home in the charming rural community of Shawnigan Lake, on beautiful Vancouver Island. Enjoy!