Duncan is the unofficial capital of the Cowichan Valley and is known as the “City of Totems”, with over 80 First Nations carvings located throughout the town. The Cowichan Valley is a very fertile crescent of farmland, lush vineyards, rivers, and scenic backroads and is in the southeastern corner of Vancouver Island. Duncan is also the home to the Quw'utsun’ Cultural Centre and known for its great shopping and dining experiences. It also features a weekly Farmers Market, on Saturdays.
There are plenty of activities in Duncan. You can catch a Broadway show or concert at the Cowichan Theatre, cycle or hike the various trails in the region, or boat and fish in Lake Cowichan. Whether you want to explore the rural countryside, launch a boat into the beautiful Gulf Island waters, or hang out in downtown Duncan, there are plenty of things to do here on your vacation. To help get you started on your next adventure, here is a list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
Try out this gorgeous guest suite when you visit Duncan. It can comfortably fit six guests and is fully furnished and stocked with basic household necessities. Guests can try out the suite’s hot tub for a relaxing, fantastic night or do some fun activities in the backyard. For the kids, they can play with toys or build castles in the sandbox.
The place is pet-friendly, too! But if you’re bringing along your furry friend, prepare to pay an additional fee.
Algonkin SuiteDuncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsqueen bed was comfortable and the kids felt the sofa-sleeper was also comfortablewe were 3 adults and the pull-out bed is very comfortablevery clean and accurately describeda very clean and nicely decorated placethe place was super clean comfortable and cozyexactly as described very clean space and excellent hostsuper clean lots of space thoughtful touches and great location
Host:the host was very communicative and helpfulhost was very welcoming and responsivewell equipped and host is very responsivevery private space we could here the hosts upstairs but nothing disruptive at allerin was so responsive and friendlyRead more reviewsgreat location near forest trailsgreat location and allows dogsgreat place central location for day tripsthis is a great location in duncan bcerin’s place is located in a good neighbourhood - close to a nice mountain bike trail network
This beautiful location comes with a full, rich history. It was built in 1895 and beautifully restored. The Chemainus Room has a closet, dresser, queen-sized sleigh bed, TV with DVD player and a balcony, with a cafe table and chairs for lounging. There is Wi-Fi available throughout the unit and plenty of space to work.
This Airbnb gives you a complete bed and breakfast-style stay, with homecooked meals in the morning and optional light dinners. There is plenty of space and guests are free to roam throughout the house and enjoy some of its amenities, like the books and games.
McLay Heritage Guest House c 1895Duncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat breakfast and great stay a complete experienceextra nice beds furnishings and a large shared bathroomhistorical elegance with amazing breakfastsclean and well cared forwonderful scenery and clean accommodationsthe place super cleancool old house nice and cleanthe rooms are comfortable and very clean
Host:hosts went above and beyond to make me feel comfortableteresa and jim were wonderful hoststeresa is a generous hostteresa was a great hostteresa & jim were wonderful hosts and the house is lovelyRead more reviewsfantastic location close to downtown duncana very unique place location is greata wonderful location from which to explore the areagreat location near victoria and wineriesdelicious breakfast and snacks and the location is super close to lots of great things
This beautiful and intimate cottage is the perfect spot for a couple or solo traveller. This space is centrally located, giving you full access to everything Duncan has to offer. It is an easy walking distance to town and all the picturesque river trails, and the cottage sits on top of a garden, with the beautiful scent of fresh flowers.
The cottage is 430 square feet (40 square metres) in size, with one bedroom and has a comfortable, queen-sized bed. It also features a kitchenette, Wi-Fi, and a loft area, that makes the perfect workspace or nook for reading. The hosts are extremely gracious and are readily available to offer any help you might need during your stay in beautiful Duncan!
Lovely Highbank River CottageDuncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewscozy private cottage with outstanding views of a beautiful gardenwonderful charming cottage for the most comfortable relaxing stayelisabeth's cottage was comfortable and in excellent conditionelizabeth's cottage is beautiful and cozy looking out over a lovely gardenyou will love the high quality linens comfy bed and the adirondack chairs overlooking the ravinevery clean and quietexceptionally clean and organizedit was very cleanit is very clean well arranged and communication is greatthe suite was clean cozy and welcoming
Host:elisabeth was a perfect hostelisabeth is a great hostelisabeth was an attentive and gracious hostthe host is lovely and we really enjoyed our stayelizabeth was a lovely hostRead more reviewsbeautiful and relaxing garden locationelizabeth's place is very well situated with easy access to downtown duncanand we loved that it was walking distance to townthe location is perfect if you need to access the hospitaland you also are just about a 10 minute walk from the fun downtown
The Alegria Vacation Suite is a cosy, intimate space, surrounded by woods and located in a very peaceful neighbourhood. It has one bedroom, is 550 square feet (51.1 square metres) in size, and loaded with a deluxe kitchen! It also has a gas fireplace and a full bedroom, plus an outdoor hot tub, made for relaxing and enjoying the fresh air.
It is conveniently located within walking distance of the main town of Duncan and just a short walk to the Cowichan River. It’s surrounded by what Duncan is most famous for, like beautiful scenery, totems, and hikes. The unit includes Wi-Fi, cable, and a warm, cosy fireplace. Enjoy homecooked meals or walk into town for a bite to eat!
Alegria Vacation SuiteDuncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewswell designed with attention to detail clean awesome kitchen hot tub with lovely viewthe suite was cozy with the fireplace and relaxing with the hot tubnice cozy place the hot tub was a great way to end the day and start the daythe bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equippedperfect kitchen nice bathroom comfortable bed there was nothing else we neededit is clean and well appointedjane was quick with her communication and the place was very clean and quietclean private and very relaxing place to staythe suite is lovely clean and secludedjane's place was wonderful and clean exceeding expectation
Host:friendly owner everything was above and beyond what i was expectingjane is a super nice host and very communicativewonderful stay jane is a delightful hostjane was a fantastic host and made sure i had everything i neededjane was an amazing host with a beautiful placeRead more reviewsgreat location & wonderful spacecute little place highly recommendedperfect little getaway spot while still being close to everythinga lovely space walking distance to downtownexcellent place to tuck away
This cosy one bedroom is perfect for a group of four. It has two beds, Wi-Fi and is a quiet space for tourists or anyone needing a place to stay while on business. The apartment is located in downtown Duncan, but it is still a quiet spot at night, without the hustle and bustle of rush hour noise.
The kitchen is well stocked with tools and utensils, so you can make your own homecooked meals and you can enjoy them on the deck. The apartment is within three blocks of many coffee shops, a brew pub, wine bar, restaurants, and boutique shops, in old downtown Duncan.
Cosy Home Away from HomeDuncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsluckily stephen had a fanit was clean has a comfortable bed nice environment strong internet with full kitchen and relaxed living roomthe apartment is very clean very confortable and has all we need and much morethe kitchen has everything you need to dine in and the apartment was very clean
Host:stephen was the perfect hoststephen is a wonderful hoststephen and marianna are great hosts and their hospitality goes above and beyondvery good host highly recommendablestephen was very hospitable and a very caring hostRead more reviewsthe location is amazingit’s location is excellentexcellent location and value for moneyi found the location perfect for local restaurants and shoppingcosy apartment and great location in downtown duncan
This house might remind you of Little House on the Prairie. It is a beautiful log cabin, that makes you feel like you are in the midst of everything nature has to offer. This cute and cosy country cabin is situated on a 35-acre (14.2-hectare) horse farm, located on Somenos Lake, beside a beautiful, Garry oak-filled park. There is also a walking trail nearby and the property is just minutes from downtown Duncan.
There are a lot of unique sites in the immediate area, as well as some of the best restaurants that Vancouver Island has to offer. Although it may look outdated from the outside, this house still offers you modern luxuries, like Wi-Fi, heating, and all the amenities you might need to make you feel like you’re in your own home.
Rocky Ridge Quarter HorsesDuncan, British Columbia, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa very comfortable and nicely themed cedar cabin with a great view over morning coffeethe king-sized mattress in the loft is very comfortablecute cozy cabin with a beautiful view of the meadows and horsessuper lovely cabin with extra cabin for bathroomit's very comfortable warm and feels very homeyit was very clean and comfortableeverything was really cleanthe place was clean and very nicely decoratedthe space is very clean and peacefulthis cabin is a crazy beautiful in a quiet environment so clean and comfortable
Host:kelly is a lovely hostkelly is an amazing hostkelly is a perfect hostadorable space and beautiful property host was quick with responses and the hospitality was excellent an amazing peaceful getawaykelly was a great host with lots of helpful tips about the areaRead more reviewsso cute easy to find and close to local activitiesloved the location - so private peaceful and quiet and yet so close to townit was easy to find and close to the cityloved walking through the nearby trails and listening to the owls at nightawesome place to get away and relax
This lovely residential home that is perfect for four is close to Cowichan Country’s city center. The home has a queen-sized bed and two sofa beds for sleeping. It also features a bathroom and a full kitchen.
The magic happens when you go outside this delightful home and into the large backyard, which is perfect for family-oriented activities. It even has a hot tub where you can chill out while looking beyond the wide, grassy field.
Cowichan Country SuiteSuperhost
Top guest reviewslovely space tons of room and we noticed it was incredible wheelchair accessible which we thought was lovelycomfortable and renovated suite that looks even better in personi could only dream of having a kitchen that big the decor is simply stunningthe bedroom is spacious and fit two travel cribs for our littles with room to sparewell equipped warm cozy stayvery clean and organizedquiet very clean and modernit is spotlessly clean and very comfortableeverything was clean and it is a well-decorated spaceplace was clean and had everything we needed
Host:jeanette is a wonderful hostthe host was very friendly and accommodatingour host was really nice and thoughtfuljeannette was a great hostjeannette is a very kind and accommodating hostRead more reviewsthe location is awesomea lovely location to stay atbeautiful location i highly recommend staying herelovely suite in a country locationclose to town (duncan) and also close to highway access making it easy to travel around the area
Located just two minutes away from Maple Bay Beach, this pleasant suite is a great accommodation to settle into when holidaying in Duncan, British Colombia, in Canada. It features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio for your leisure time. It also offers you all the necessary modern amenities, such as air conditioning, a television, internet access, heating, an iron, beach essentials, a bathtub, family and children-friendly features, and others.
Spend a relaxing time on the patio in the garden and plan a beach excursion with your family to Maple Bay Beach, which is just a couple of minutes away.
Beautiful Private SuiteDuncan, British Columbia, Canada
This beautiful float home is located right on Cowichan Bay and is designed to host a large party of up to seven guests. This is the perfect family spot or getaway vacation home with a group of your best friends. The home is named “Sadhana,” which means a tranquil place to do what’s most important in your life. This location gives you just the right atmosphere to do everything that makes you smile, offering plenty of space to write, draw, dance, sing, or philosophize about life.
It is located in the heart of the bay, right next to the kayak shop at Blue Nose Marina, so there are plenty of options for outdoor activities, as well. The unit has darkening shades for late sleepers, a kitchen, laptop-friendly workspaces, and heaters, to stay extra toasty.
Fabulous Float-home in Cowichan Bay, BC!Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe lower deck has bbq and small table a chairs view of lovely sailboats all aroundthe beds were comfy and being "unplugged" was a nice breaki love the view from the master bedthe beds were comfie the town went to sleep by 10:00 so quiet and peaceful to sleepit is cozy the beds are comfortable and we had a terrific quiet holidayit was clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and prepared when we arrivedclean comfortable and warm we felt quite at homevery clean and comfortable beds made sleeping easy
Host:hosts were helpful and graciousken was a great host from beginning to endthe hosts are very friendly and communicativethe host nikki is very helpful and quick to communicatehe was very responsive whenever we reached out to himRead more reviewsunique and beautiful location in cowichan baygreat location; lots of charactercute and cozy little placethis is a very cool place great location and a fantastic valuemy wife and i loved the house and location
This home is located in a great, central location in Duncan, British Columbia. Walk out the front door and, within a few seconds, you’re at the Cowichan Valley Trail, which is excellent for walking or cycling. Enjoy hiking the local mountains and absorb all the stunning views.
The home is only a 10 to 15-minute walk to grocery stores, the downtown shopping area, and the Craig Street Brew Pub! The home has a kitchen for you to cook and a comfortable living area, to relax and unwind!
Centrally located in the Cowichan ValleyDuncan, British Columbia, Canada
The final home on our list is a beautiful, private suite in a character home. Continental breakfast is provided for you in the fridge and there is also a kettle, toaster, and coffee maker available for your use during your stay. Tea, coffee, honey, and milk are also provided. The home offers an extremely comfortable and welcoming living room space, with a fireplace, smart TV, Netflix and DVDs, available at all times.
The bedroom is a separate room, with a comfortable queen bed and separate bathroom, with a claw foot tub and shower. It’s the type of bathroom that makes you feel like you’ve been transported through time, into the history of the town of Duncan, itself.
This intimate cottage is the perfect, romantic getaway for your stay in Duncan. It’s a cosy, one-bedroom, garden oasis, that is just a short walk from downtown. The backyard is a peaceful place to read and relax in a hammock while being surrounded by fruit trees. It is conveniently located to restaurants in the area, totem tours, vineyards, and many other local activities and attractions.
It has a fenced-in backyard, with homegrown fruit and vegetables, and has a fairytale vibe in what already feels like a magical place. There is Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and a television in the unit, plus a kitchen to make all your own, homecooked meals!
Cosy CottageDuncan, British Columbia, Canada
This sweet and cosy spot is perfect for a couple or a solo traveller. The host allows you to borrow a bike, so you can cruise your way through Duncan and enjoy all the sites it has to offer, from its nature trails to its totem tours. There are laundry facilities in the apartment, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen, to make your stay even that more home-like and comfortable. Located in a residential area, this unit it both quiet and convenient, with local shops only a short drive/walk away!
Its sweet! and all you need in a suite!!!Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Have a great time in Duncan
Duncan is a beautiful place you will never forget and an unforgettable vacation should be spent in the type of comfort provided by one of these amazing Airbnbs. So, whether you want to travel through time and study Duncan’s rich history or let out your inner wild side, on a hike, these places offer an excellent place to finish off a day’s adventure!
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