Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The garden path leads you through the vine-covered arbor to your private furnished patio with gas BBQ. Enter the suite through double french doors into a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with coffee, tea, sugar and spices - and "welcome" bottle of wine. The comfortably furnished living room is equipped with a large screen TV with DVD player and surround-sound system, and WiFi for your laptop computer. The large (13'x26') bedroom, with a comfy queen-sized bed, opens into a furnished sunroom with access to the garden and a view to the ponds. Help yourself to the take-a-book/leave-a-book library.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Shawnigan Lake 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Victoria International Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Shawnigan Lake 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Steps from your private patio lead to the main deck where you can relax in the hot tub under a canopy of stars after exploring the majesty of Vancouver Island!
Our home is strictly non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke on your patio.
The British Columbia region
Vancouver Island is British Columbia's jewel in the Pacific! While some regions of Canada are shovelling snow, Vancouver Islanders are counting flowers!
We are located in The Cowichan Valley in south central Vancouver Island, just north of Victoria. Inspiring vistas of valleys and vineyards, forests and farmland, sparkling lakes and crystal-clear rivers abound in this picturesque region. The many lakes and rivers offer good freshwater fishing, canoeing and boating, while the surrounding countryside is a haven for hikers, bikers, photographers and sightseers.
The Cowichan Valley, known as "The Warmland", is quickly earning a reputation for fine wine production, with several local vineyards offering wine tasting.
Our peaceful country retreat in Cobble Hill is a 5-minute drive to both full shopping facilities in the seaside town of Mill Bay and the sparkling waters of Shawnigan Lake. There are fabulous restaurants very close by.
The picturesque seaside community of Chemainus, known as "The Little Town That Did", has attracted visitors from around the world to view one of the world's largest outdoor art galleries. Over 30 murals, depicting real people and life in earlier years, can be seen on the walls of businesses either on foot or by horse-drawn carriage.
Saltspring Island, with its large artist community, is a short and beautiful ferry ride away. The Saturday Market during the summer is not to be missed!
Golf courses abound on Vancouver Island, with several right here in the Cowichan Valley - two just 15 minutes away!
Take a short ride on the Mill Bay Ferry to Brentwood Bay and the World-famous Butchart Gardens. Saturday evenings in the summer offer a fantastic fireworks display. Take a picnic and enjoy both the gardens and the evening spectacle!
Victoria is a 40 minute drive by way of the Malahat with spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and past Goldstream Park.
Cycling: The Galloping Goose Trail offers miles of cycling right to the Victoria waterfront. Lunch outdoors with fabulous Inner Harbour, ocean or mountain views, then cycle Beach Drive along the waterfront.
Hiking: World-renowned West Coast Trail, Juan de Fuca Trail, Strathcona Park, Botanical Beach, French Beach, Sombrio Beach -- the list is huge!
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15 Jun 2013
"Peaceful, relaxing, just what we wanted."
The vines was the perfect place for a short break whilst we visited family in Campbell River. The appartment is very spacious and well equiped & the hot tub was a treat once we got the kids to bed! Cynthia was the perfect host, friendly and helpful whenever we saw or needed her, but otherwise she left us to our own devices, spot on. Really secluded, extremely quiet but not to far from local amenities. Will come again on our next visit to Canada.
Thank you for your lovely review - you were terrific guests! We would love to welcome you to The Vines on your next trip to Vancouver Island, and give returning guests a 10% discount!