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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Lake Cowichan, Canada

Published May 18, 2018

With the remarkable Cowichan River flowing through the middle of the town, Lake Cowichan is referred to as Vancouver Island’s hidden jewel. A snapshot of idyllic small-town Canadian living, Lake Cowichan is 92 kilometers (57.1 miles) north-west of Victoria via the Trans-Canada Highway. This stunning region of British Columbia offers so much of what Canada is known for - outdoorsy fun. Enjoy hiking, biking, fresh-water fly fishing, swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, and much more. Lake Cowichan is also home to some of the best courts for Pickleball, a paddle sport that blends elements of badminton, table tennis, and standard tennis. Visitors can even watch a game of the supreme sport of Canada, hockey. It’s all here in Lake Cowichan. And you know what else is here? Delightful Airbnb vacation rentals that will make your stay in Lake Cowichan the best trip ever!

1. Cozy cob cabin at Skutz Falls (from USD 57)

Possessing an easy-going feel, this 2-bedroom cabin is a bit eclectic and very comfortable. Both bedrooms offer cushy queen-size beds and one bedroom is adorned with a unique dragon artwork on the wall. Steps from the cabin is the communal kitchen. The structure features 2 double sets of doors that make the well-appointed kitchen very breezy and bright. The kitchen also provides a spacious table that can seat 12 people. Back at the cabin, enjoy time on the outdoor patio, in the garden underneath the maple trees, or take a five-minute stroll to the river. No TV is available, but this accommodation is best for those wanting to escape the trappings of the big city life. There is Wi-Fi, however no cell phone reception. Guests can enjoy amenities, such as bath essentials, free parking, heating, and a spotless bathroom.

Cob Cabin at Skutz Falls
84 reviews
Earth house 2 beds 4 guests

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2. Lake house (from USD 111)

Boasting spectacular lake views from its glorious wrap-around deck, this 2-bedroom lake house is divine in every sense. Polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, inviting decor, and attractive furnishings enhance this accommodation’s appeal. The outdoor deck is nicely furnished as well, with comfy lounge chairs and a BBQ. This lodging is found on the upper floor and features Wi-Fi, cable TV, a washer/dryer unit, stainless steel appliances, and 2 cozy bedrooms providing soft queen-size beds. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and the central bath is decked-out with a very roomy Mexican-style shower. This house is down the street from a lovely park, boat launch, and refreshing swimming hole.

Our Lake House - So Close To It All
24 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 4 guests

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3. Woodsy wonder at the Old Growth Wilderness guest suite (from USD 40)

With a secluded deck overlooking the lake and forest, this guest suite is a superb hideaway for couples. The cozy queen-size bed is dressed in a Sealy Tempur-pedic mattress and crisp organic sheets. For your belongings, there’s ample closet and shelf space. The private bath is roomy with a walk-in shower and a soothing Jacuzzi tub. No television or cell phone reception, but there is Wi-Fi, and the suite, which is completely separate from the main house, has a kettle, mini fridge, and a supply of organic coffee and tea. This lodging is located on a tranquil street and is 5 kilometers (3.10 miles) from Lake Cowichan and several delicious restaurants. A trio of sparkling lakes that boast nice swimming and fishing is only a 10-minute stroll away.

Old Growth Wilderness GuestSuite
15 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 3 guests

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4. Gorgeous one-bedroom suite (from USD 111)

Enjoy the familiarity of home while also exploring your new surroundings at this gorgeous one-bedroom suite. This accommodation is ultra stylish, with attractive decor and furnishings. The bedroom offers a wonderful king-size bed. If more sleeping space is needed, the living room sofa folds out to a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress. The outdoor patio is delightful, with decorative lights, electric grill, and a table /chair set for dining al fresco. Also on the grounds are 4 Adirondack chairs surrounding the toasty fire pit. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the evening ambiance, while sipping a glass of wine. You’ll enjoy preparing a meal in the kitchen, that provides stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Other luxuries include Wi-Fi, cable TV, Netflix, electric fireplace, and washer/dryer unit.

Cowichan is calling you out to PLAY!
14 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 4 guests

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5. Darling Lake Cowichan getaway (not Mesachie Lake) (from USD 95)

Just steps to the marina and lake, this 2-bedroom self-contained suite is a real gem. The furnishings are modest but comfy. Guests can reach the beach in 2 minutes on foot. The television, perched on the nice gas fireplace, offers cable TV, and there’s a good Wi-Fi connection. Light-hued hardwood floors, a soothing pastel color scheme, and a spacious outdoor patio are pleasing highlights. The patio space offers a hammock, seating area, and BBQ. The kitchen is roomy and filled with major appliances, along with extras: a microwave, large toaster oven, and handy hotplate. Both bedrooms are comfy and provide nice queen-size beds. This lakefront lodging is just a short walk to town and the beautiful public beach.

Lake Cowichan Getaway (NOT Mesachie Lake)
14 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 beds 4 guests

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6. Homey Hummingbird Heaven (from USD 115)

Only minutes from downtown Lake Cowichan, this 2-bedroom suite offers so much to keep a family entertained. Situated in a peaceful neighborhood, this suite offers wireless internet, TV, and board games for indoor entertainment. For outdoor fun, there are 3 adult bikes, so you can explore the area via the many cycling paths. There’s a badminton/volleyball net, in addition to horseshoes and bocce ball. The kitchen is fully equipped with top-notch appliances that include a full-size fridge and microwave, as well as a handy dishwasher and a convenient Keurig coffee machine. This suite is within walking distance of the lake’s public beach. A public boat launch is just a short drive away, and there’s plenty of room on the premises to park an RV or large vehicle. This accommodation is pet-friendly, but be aware there’s lots of wildlife around, like deer and rabbits.

Hummingbird Heaven - Lake Cowichan
9 reviews
Private room 3 beds 6 guests

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7. Lake Cowichan waterfront retreat (from USD 119)

Boasting incredible views and just steps from the water’s edge, this upscale lakefront guest suite is ideal as a couples’ hideaway. Take romantic walks along the sparkling lake and scenic nature trails. You’ll rekindle a love not just for your significant other but for nature, with sights of graceful loons, whimsical otters, robust elk, and so much more. Snuggle in the comfy king-size bed with pillow top mattress, and enjoy the privacy of the outdoor patio that features a relaxing Jacuzzi. The host provides butter, juice, milk, and other breakfast items. However, if you need to stock up, a grocery store is 5 minutes away by car. Guests have easy access to a private dock, as well as the sandy beach. This suite is 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the town of Lake Cowichan.

Lake Cowichan Waterfront Retreat
9 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 bed 3 guests

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8. Bright cozy 2-bedroom apartment in town (from USD 58)

Experience utmost serenity at this compact and comfy 2-bedroom upper-story apartment. Conveniently located, this apartment is close to the water and many of the town’s amenities, such as stores and the town’s library. Views of the mountains are spectacular, and there’s a wonderful green yard to drink-in the surroundings. This apartment is of classic construction, featuring modest furnishings, hardwood floors, lots of windows for plenty of streaming sunlight, and loads of charm. No television is onsite, but there’s Wi-Fi, free parking, access to a washer/dryer, a nicely equipped kitchen, shampoo, and other bath essentials.

Bright cozy 2 bdrm apartment in town
9 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 4 guests

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9. Cottage-style house in the heart of Lake Cowichan (from USD 74)

This handsome 2-bedroom cottage is at the center of all the action. Directly across from Saywell Park, guests can enjoy easy access to swimming, diving, tubing, kayaking, and a myriad of other lake activities. This cottage is in the downtown area, so you can reach grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, and pubs on foot. This cottage is also steps from the trail riding and hiking of the Trans Canada Trail. With its central locale, this accommodation is a great home base for an exploration of Vancouver Island. This 2-story lodging offers comfortable amenities on both levels. The top level has French doors that open onto a huge deck that features a BBQ. A Smart TV with cable, internet, and Netflix can be found in the cozy living room. A cushy queen-size bed in the master bedroom, and a fully equipped kitchen complete the 2nd level. Electric fireplace, Smart TV with access to Netflix, a bunk bed, and washer/dryer are furnished on the lower level.

Cottage Style House In the Heart of Lake Cowichan
6 reviews
Entire cottage 3 beds 5 guests

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10. Low-key Cowichan guest cottage (from USD 46)

Nestled next to a thicket of Douglas fir trees, this one-bedroom cabin is spotless and tidy. Exuding a homey atmosphere, this cabin is well-maintained inside and out. The manicured green lawn is a wonderful place to unwind and features a patio with outdoor table/chairs and propane BBQ. The location is convenient: easy walking distance to restaurants, a pub, a grocery store, and the town of Lake Cowichan. The kitchen provides everything you need, from a coffee machine to handy cutlery. Stay entertained with free Wi-Fi, an 81.2 centimeter (32 inch) Smart TV, Netflix, and various games. No hairdryer is provided, but there’s shampoo, along with other needed bath essentials.

Cowichan Guest Cottage
6 reviews
Entire cabin 1 bed 2 guests

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Lake Cowichan: small-town Canada at its best

Want to drop your fishing line off a dock while relaxing with a six-pack of beer, or test your fly fishing skills against some of the best lakes packed with trout and salmon? Want to conquer a rugged mountain trail, or simply stroll a scenic path? Want to go tubing down the Cowichan River, or leisurely paddle a kayak on the lake? You can expect any possibility in Lake Cowichan to satisfy your every whim. And catering to your comfort are these amazing Airbnb vacation rentals. So when you make plans for your Canadian adventure, don’t deny yourself the luxury of a home away from home at Lake Cowichan.

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