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Vacation at Beautiful Waterfront Property on Cowichan Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Lakeside Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-

Beautiful cabin suits a couple wishing to 'get away from it all' or a family wanting to relax, have fun and vacation together. Enjoy swimming in the warmest water in the lake, relax on the beach, deck, patio or dock.

Roast marshmallows around the fire pit in the evenings.

View amazing sunsets from anywhere on the 1/2 acre property.

Soak up the rays on the beach or try your hand on one of the finest fishing lakes on the island.

Cottage comes fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, stove, fireplace, soaker tub, four foot walk-in-shower, spacious deck complete with comfortable patio furniture, wonderful master suite, and on-deck propane barbeque.

Pedal boat and golf cart available for your use!


More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About The Owner

We really enjoy every minute at the cabin or 'Lakehouse' as we call it with family (our daughter and grand-daughter in photo above) and friends. There's always something to do or see for all ages. But most of all RELAXING is our No. 1 past-time. We hope that you will enjoy this beautiful spot too!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Youbou

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) There is an absolute maximum of 6 guests
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Vacation at Beautiful Waterfront Property on Cowichan Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
North Saanich

Wonderful Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family.

Down an unpaved logging road which ensures privacy and peace at the end of the lake which has very few recreational boaters or those loud sea-dos.

Rustic, but in a nice way, great beach, tons of lovely sitting areas, abundant wildlife.

The cottage itself is lovely. It has comfy beds, a great living room, and more than adequate bathrooms.

There is an extremely well appointed kitchen, with enough cutlery and dishes to host a fair sized family reunion.

The cottage is off-grid, but there were no problems and there was plenty of power for everything we needed.

The highlights of our stay were the Duncan Saturday Market and , best of all, various visits from a magnificent Roosevelt Elk who bought his five wives and two newborn calfs to visit us on our last day.

We unreservedly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to totally get away from the rat race and unwind, especially with friends and family.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your comments.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at this lovely place through Easter and we were most impressed. The lake house was beautiful and had everything for a very comfortable stay. The property and view was stunning. Husband caught fish, we had a wonderful campfire on the beach a Turkey feast and of course perfect for an easter egg hunt for the children. This was paradise for us. The owners were very kind and accommodating. We look forward to future bookings.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again.
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A Lot to Like...

  • 4 of 5

There’s a lot to like about this spacious, well-furnished lake house that we stayed at for three days in May. There were just the two of us, so we only used a portion of the house during our stay.

You could see Lake Cowichan (and the mountains on the other side of the lake) from much of the interior of the house as well from the large front deck. The extensive grounds leading down to the lake are well cared-for and it was fun to ride back and forth to the waterfront with the golf cart. The docks weren’t in position for the season yet, so we didn’t attempt to carry the paddle boat down to the lake.

There are many options for relaxing outside the house (in fact, the choices were a little overwhelming—we counted 12 different places to sit or sit and eat on the grounds and deck). The kitchen was outfitted well and we enjoyed making our own meals (especially after picking up groceries at the amazing Saturday Farmer’s Market in Duncan).

Because the house is off the grid and has a unique water system there were a number of special instructions we had to follow during our stay, including daily flushing of the water filter in the crawl space below the house. The owner took the time to show us what needed to be done when we arrived (but I’d have appreciated a little more information about these requirements in the listing.)

We had a few minor issues with this lovely accommodation, which would be useful to know before booking: The last 4 kms of the road to the house is gravel, which mades the last part of the journey dusty and slow in our small car. This also kept us from heading out for many local excursions.

Guests have to bring our own sheets and towels, which we found irksome. We don’t have king size sheets so had to make do with flat queen sheets from home, that didn’t fit the bed in the master bedroom. No kleenix or paper towels were supplied, so we had to purchase our own. Although we paid a significant cleaning fee, guests are asked to vacuum or sweep before leaving, which doesn’t seem fair.

The house doesn’t have a washer and dryer (not that the listing claims that it does), but I imagine this would make longer stays more challenging.

The house and location are lovely and we really felt like we got away from it all. While we do plan to come back to explore this area again in the future, we’ll be looking for other accommodation to better suit our needs for the price we paid.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Elizabeth. Your comments are much appreciated.. We really enjoy the mountain spring fed water but yes, the purification system does require checking at certain times of the season. We will clearly mark the System Operations section of the binder that included floor cleaning info as it is intended for winter long term renters. We do not expect folks to sweep/vacuum if they have paid a cleaning deposit. Guests are all contacted about the last 4 K being a logging road with conditions that vary. It's unfortunate that it was so dusty during your time at the Lake House. When you do come out this way in the future, we would be happy to offer you a complimentary stay. Thanks again for booking with us.
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Kitchener, Ontario

Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

A week at this beautiful piece of paradise was exactly what we needed. It was so refreshing to leave jam-packed schedules behind, sit back and relax, and breathe in the clean mountain air. Being nature lovers, we were immediately captivated by the amazing views of Cowichan Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges, the nearby hiking trails, gorgeous sunsets, and the early morning visits of the elk. The cottage was classy, yet warm and inviting, tastefully decorated and furnished, clean and well-maintained. Our hosts went out of their way to accommodate our schedule and circumstances, provided quick response times to our questions, and were very helpful and obliging in every way both before and during our stay. We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely spot to anyone.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croquet, badminton, bocce ball, and also a golf cart available for touring the property

Bowl at North America's only remaining lanes with pins changed by hand in Youbou!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Youbou

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$85

*** Guests provide pillows, sheets and personal towels.

Supplied are comforters, kitchen linens and beach towels.

Pillows, sheets and personal towels can be provided for $100.

Contact owner for rates during spring/fall/winter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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