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Experience beautiful Goldstream Park from within...

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a unique fully furnished private 2 bedroom/1 (newly renovated) bathroom suite located on two forested acres at the base of beautiful Mt. Finlayson in magical Goldstream Park. With stunning forest views, cozy open concept living space and gorgeous deck overlooking a creek lined with ancient Red Cedars, this space is a Nature lovers dream. Perfect for resting, painting, meditating, forest gazing or birdwatching, the ever changing view will mesmerize any onlooker. The cozy open concept living space - complete with wood-stove for a cottage feel - is great for socializing while cooking, and continues out onto a large private deck, perfect for enjoying a meal (weather permitting), socializing, or catching a quiet moment alone with the forest.

You may feel like you are sleeping in the trees as each bedroom boasts secluded forest views of towering Red Cedars. During the Winter you can crack your window and let the creek rushing past lull you to sleep.

This space is ideal for those who want to get away from the beaten path, and are looking for a nature based experience. Located in the heart of the park, you can access hiking trails galore in every direction - down into the ancient giants along Goldstream River or up to the heights of Mt. Finalyson for views of the entire region. As secluded as you may feel, we are located just 5 mins from amenities in Langford (shopping, restaurants, movies ect) and 15 mins from downtown Victoria. Only 1 km from Highway 1, this is a great access point to explore the southern part of the island - 20mins from Sooke, 15 mins from Mill Bay, 20 mins from Cowichan Valley, 50 mins from Nanaimo.

There is a dishwasher and in suite washer/dryer for your convenience - we will provide laundry and dish soap to ensure the soap is eco-friendly (we are on a septic system and we cherish our deliciously clean well water).

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new fully renovated bathroom, with skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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Experience beautiful Goldstream Park from within...
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews

A quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed five night at Shadow Fin Inn early in June, and used it as our home base for sightseeing in the regions just beyond Victoria [Butchart Gardens, Fisguard Light, the Malahat, etc.]. We found the guesthouse in deep woods -- you're surrounded by greenery -- yet only minutes from Highway 1. The setting is serene and bucolic -- if you're after peace and solitude, you'll love it! Yes, Finlayson Arm Road runs by the house, but cars are few and far between [it's a road, by the way, that, while paved, is narrow and winding -- there, you're forewarned].

The guest quarters are splendid: you'll find a masterfully recast interior. Shadow Fin Inn is one half of a side-by-side duplex home: you get one side; Rudi and Kristen and their two children the other. In truth, we never heard them [nor they us, we trust]. Kristen welcomed us warmly upon arrival, wished us well at our leave-taking, and, in between, left us alone...which we, as introverts, who like nothing better than to be left alone together when on holiday, appreciated greatly.

All in all, a stay at Shadow Fin Inn is recommended, unreservedly.

K. C. Fredrick

Edmonton, Alberta

June 12, 2018

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fan-bloody-tastic :)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, well appointed accommodation and extremely nice hosts.

We would recommend this to anyone needing to relax and let the stress of the world fade away.

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than great!! Very stocked home. You'll want for nothing.

  • 5 of 5

Don't miss this gem!

You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy and centrally located to explore the island.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kristen! The drive through Coldstream Park's old growth trees appealed to my BC roots. It was a fun drive into a cute and cozy 'cabin' with all the amenities we needed and more. We spent our days exploring various points on the south end of Vancouver Island and came 'home' to a glass of BC wine and review the days adventures.

If you are an outdoor person and enjoys a cup of coffee while looking at a forest before heading out to an active day, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soul-soothing, awe-inspiring home from home

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, comfortable location with accessibility to amenities and ideally close to some of the area's infamous old growth forests. Shadow Fin Inn provided that and more.

We instantly felt at home in this incredibly cosy place and our walks amongst the forests straight from the front door was the most liberating stress-relief we've had in years. We hardly drove anywhere when it came to exploring the area. The trails surrounding in Goldstream Park were a green dream.

Great attention to detail is evident in the property - from plush towels to a fantastic kitchen set up. We slept like the logs outside every night and the green shades that shone in from every window made one feel like Dorothy in the Emerald City.

Kristen and her family were incredible hosts and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and at home - fantasy neighbours! Kristen has wonderful knowledge of the local flora and trails, and has a great selection of books on the area in the house for visitors to thumb through at their leisure.

Seals, otters, racoons, red-tailed hawks, vultures, bear and cougar sign made for incredibly exciting walks, and every person we encountered had a smile.

Leaving was terribly hard for us! And we could not recommend this place anymore!

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy hide away home - great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay here, Kristen was so accommodating and helpful, the place was cozy with the fireplace! Really comfy beds and space front the kids to play, wish we had more time to explore - easy distant from Victoria I’d highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada Highway 1
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Victoria, British Columbia

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
cleaning fee C$50

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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