Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Duncan, British Columbia, Canada - Updated 2021

airbnb Duncan Bc, Canada

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.

1. Entire guest suite perfect for a family of six (from USD 72)

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 Suite
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
120 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
queen bed was comfortable and the kids felt the sofa-sleeper was also comfortable
we were 3 adults and the pull-out bed is very comfortable
very clean and accurately described
a very clean and nicely decorated place
the place was super clean comfortable and cozy
exactly as described very clean space and excellent host
super clean lots of space thoughtful touches and great location
the host was very communicative and helpful
host was very welcoming and responsive
well equipped and host is very responsive
very private space we could here the hosts upstairs but nothing disruptive at all
erin was so responsive and friendly
great location near forest trails
great location and allows dogs
great place central location for day trips
this is a great location in duncan bc
erin’s place is located in a good neighbourhood - close to a nice mountain bike trail network
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2. McLay Heritage Guest House - Built in 1895 (from USD 73)

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 1895
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
77 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great breakfast and great stay a complete experience
extra nice beds furnishings and a large shared bathroom
historical elegance with amazing breakfasts
clean and well cared for
wonderful scenery and clean accommodations
the place super clean
cool old house nice and clean
the rooms are comfortable and very clean
hosts went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable
teresa and jim were wonderful hosts
teresa is a generous host
teresa was a great host
teresa & jim were wonderful hosts and the house is lovely
fantastic location close to downtown duncan
a very unique place location is great
a wonderful location from which to explore the area
great location near victoria and wineries
delicious breakfast and snacks and the location is super close to lots of great things
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3. The lovely Highbank River Cottage (from USD 90)

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 Cottage
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
167 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy private cottage with outstanding views of a beautiful garden
wonderful charming cottage for the most comfortable relaxing stay
elisabeth's cottage was comfortable and in excellent condition
elizabeth's cottage is beautiful and cozy looking out over a lovely garden
you will love the high quality linens comfy bed and the adirondack chairs overlooking the ravine
very clean and quiet
exceptionally clean and organized
it was very clean
it is very clean well arranged and communication is great
the suite was clean cozy and welcoming
elisabeth was a perfect host
elisabeth is a great host
elisabeth was an attentive and gracious host
the host is lovely and we really enjoyed our stay
elizabeth was a lovely host
beautiful and relaxing garden location
elizabeth's place is very well situated with easy access to downtown duncan
and we loved that it was walking distance to town
the location is perfect if you need to access the hospital
and you also are just about a 10 minute walk from the fun downtown
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4. Alegria Vacation Suite (from USD 92)

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 Suite
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
288 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well designed with attention to detail clean awesome kitchen hot tub with lovely view
the suite was cozy with the fireplace and relaxing with the hot tub
nice cozy place the hot tub was a great way to end the day and start the day
the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped
perfect kitchen nice bathroom comfortable bed there was nothing else we needed
it is clean and well appointed
jane was quick with her communication and the place was very clean and quiet
clean private and very relaxing place to stay
the suite is lovely clean and secluded
jane's place was wonderful and clean exceeding expectation
friendly owner everything was above and beyond what i was expecting
jane is a super nice host and very communicative
wonderful stay jane is a delightful host
jane was a fantastic host and made sure i had everything i needed
jane was an amazing host with a beautiful place
great location & wonderful space
cute little place highly recommended
perfect little getaway spot while still being close to everything
a lovely space walking distance to downtown
excellent place to tuck away
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5. Comfortable bedroom with a deck (from USD 48)

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 Home
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
39 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
luckily stephen had a fan
it was clean has a comfortable bed nice environment strong internet with full kitchen and relaxed living room
the apartment is very clean very confortable and has all we need and much more
the kitchen has everything you need to dine in and the apartment was very clean
stephen was the perfect host
stephen is a wonderful host
stephen and marianna are great hosts and their hospitality goes above and beyond
very good host highly recommendable
stephen was very hospitable and a very caring host
the location is amazing
it’s location is excellent
excellent location and value for money
i found the location perfect for local restaurants and shopping
cosy apartment and great location in downtown duncan
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6. Beautiful log cabin on a horse farm (from USD 88)

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 Horses
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
208 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very comfortable and nicely themed cedar cabin with a great view over morning coffee
the king-sized mattress in the loft is very comfortable
cute cozy cabin with a beautiful view of the meadows and horses
super lovely cabin with extra cabin for bathroom
it's very comfortable warm and feels very homey
it was very clean and comfortable
everything was really clean
the place was clean and very nicely decorated
the space is very clean and peaceful
this cabin is a crazy beautiful in a quiet environment so clean and comfortable
kelly is a lovely host
kelly is an amazing host
kelly is a perfect host
adorable space and beautiful property host was quick with responses and the hospitality was excellent an amazing peaceful getaway
kelly was a great host with lots of helpful tips about the area
so cute easy to find and close to local activities
loved the location - so private peaceful and quiet and yet so close to town
it was easy to find and close to the city
loved walking through the nearby trails and listening to the owls at night
awesome place to get away and relax
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7. Delightful residential home in Cowichan Country (from USD 69)

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 Suite
144 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely space tons of room and we noticed it was incredible wheelchair accessible which we thought was lovely
comfortable and renovated suite that looks even better in person
i could only dream of having a kitchen that big the decor is simply stunning
the bedroom is spacious and fit two travel cribs for our littles with room to spare
well equipped warm cozy stay
very clean and organized
quiet very clean and modern
it is spotlessly clean and very comfortable
everything was clean and it is a well-decorated space
place was clean and had everything we needed
jeanette is a wonderful host
the host was very friendly and accommodating
our host was really nice and thoughtful
jeannette was a great host
jeannette is a very kind and accommodating host
the location is awesome
a lovely location to stay at
beautiful location i highly recommend staying here
lovely suite in a country location
close to town (duncan) and also close to highway access making it easy to travel around the area
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8. A beautiful retreat in a natural setting

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 Suite
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
138 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Fabulous float home in Cowichan Bay

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
130 reviews
Houseboat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lower deck has bbq and small table a chairs view of lovely sailboats all around
the beds were comfy and being "unplugged" was a nice break
i love the view from the master bed
the beds were comfie the town went to sleep by 10:00 so quiet and peaceful to sleep
it is cozy the beds are comfortable and we had a terrific quiet holiday
it was clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and prepared when we arrived
clean comfortable and warm we felt quite at home
very clean and comfortable beds made sleeping easy
hosts were helpful and gracious
ken was a great host from beginning to end
the hosts are very friendly and communicative
the host nikki is very helpful and quick to communicate
he was very responsive whenever we reached out to him
unique and beautiful location in cowichan bay
great location; lots of character
cute and cozy little place
this is a very cool place great location and a fantastic value
my wife and i loved the house and location
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10. Centrally-located home in the Cowichan Valley

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 Valley
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
71 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

11. Beautiful, private suite

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.

Character home
12 reviews
Entire bed & breakfast 1 Bed

12. Cosy, one-bedroom cottage

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 Cottage
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
54 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Quiet but conveniently-located suite in residential area

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
133 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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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