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Heaven on Earth- Relaxing, Warm and Welcoming, Sunny Exposure, Big Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Watch the sunrise, sun all day. Open wide lake exposure Close to amenities

Enjoy morning coffee on the covered deck or the sunny dock. This private home has an expansive view from the 20' floor to ceiling windows in the living room, and open design kitchen. Drift to sleep listening to the lake from the water side master bedroom. The flat grassy front yard has a walk in beach and is perfect for family games, bocci ball set as well as volleyball and badminton, even soccer! The large dock has tie downs for

your boat.The large covered deck has a seating area for many and a couch which can be reconfigured to a large sleeping

area. Large master bedroom with ensuite, 2 other bedrooms. Open design home for lots of sharing family times as well as lots of outdoor room for quiet alone time.

This is one of the rare properties which offers all day sun, with a southern exposure, an important feature for a summer vacation!

More Details

Jackie Richards
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Jackie Richards

I have lived in the area for 24 years, it truly is a delightful warm and welcoming community. The small friendly warm small town feeling is tangible. Myself, 3 daughters and late husband love the outdoors Shawinigan offers, beautiful hikes, clear rivers, gorgeous views from nearby mountain tops.

I am a nurse, have been for many many years, I am active in the community I enjoy hiking, biking, running and swimming...........oh and also the wonderful yoga in the area as well! I look forward to you enjoying my home, filling it with fun, happy energy!

Jackie Richards purchased this house in 2007

Why Jackie Richards chose Shawnigan Lake

This present property was in the original family for over 100 years, we were so very fortunate to be able to purchase it. There was a very old cottage in place of the current house, we- 3 daughters, husband and myself lived in the wee cottage, tight quarters but fun! We designed and built the house, an open design so lots of sharing times which we loved.

The property has a wonderful exposure, full and open with sun all day, difficult to find. As well it is close to amenities, not so far to go for the milk and eggs!

What makes this house unique

I love the big trees at the back, fun to watch them swaying in the wind. I love that my home is at the end of a wee road, very quiet, relaxed and welcoming feeling to my home. You will immediately be drawn to the view as you enter, the expansive windows can't help but draw you out! So nice to wake to this every day, your day starts out right!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Full ensuite with separate tub and glass shower, 2 sinks
  • Large Ensuite with tub and glass shower, double sinks. Second bathroom with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with lake view, sitting area and ensuite
  • Large Master Bedroom with view, sitting area and ensuite
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Heaven on Earth- Relaxing, Warm and Welcoming, Sunny Exposure, Big Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Very Special Lakefront Property!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here a few times. Unbelievable is the feeling you experience when you wake up and see the glistening lake. So beautiful. The home is very comfortable. It suits our needs perfectly. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake with private dock. Great spot for morning coffee or evening wine!!! The stars are amazing. Close enough to amenities to stock up. A truly remarkable spot!!!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear, thank you!
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Amazing lakefront stay

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple weeks in the summer and had an amazing time. Beautiful lakefront property with scenic view and peaceful atmosphere. Took full advantage of the kayaks available with many a morning paddle. Similarly, enjoyed many an evening under the stars beside a warm fire. Would be great for anyone looking for a getaway, especially for families.

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your time here!
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Stunning lake front property, five star all around.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful home over the Christmas holidays. Our host was kind enough to put up tasteful decorations and a Christmas tree, it felt very much like home. The location, even in the winter, was excellent. Having adventurous kids they even used the dock to dip into the cold lake water. The home was everything we could ask for, well appointed, the kitchen had everything you would need and more and we loved having the use of the wood stove. Waking up to that beautiful and changing view every morning was magical, we would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind message, it was fun making your Christmas special!
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The perfect escape! Beautiful interior, stunning views, great location.

  • 5 of 5

I was so thrilled when we arrived to this gorgeous house on Shawnigan Lake. The interior is stunning, beautiful open concept kitchen with a large living area overlooking the lake views. Beautiful bedrooms and large bathrooms, everything was modern and very clean. A cozy at-home feeling but not in a small way, there was lots of space! Loved the seating on the patio, great for sunsets. Having private beach access with a dock was the best. The quiet surroundings left us all feeling relaxed and rejuvenated when we left. Thank you for the wonderful stay, we cannot wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed, please do come back!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nanaimo and Victoria, Duncan- smaller air field
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Victoria and Namaimo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Mill Bay, Cowichan Bay

Incredible hiking, mountain biking in the area. Numerous wineries with tasting events in the Cowichan valley. Ten minutes away from the #3 rated restaurant in BC. Fine farmers market and quaint shops to explore in downtown Duncan, 15 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter- monthly rate
Feb 8 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer high season
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$300

Half amount due on upon booking, remainder due one week pre arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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