À propos de ce logement
Our home overlooks Cowichan Bay. The large ground floor studio has a keyed self-entry to the back deck. It is self-contained with a queen and two double sofa beds, fireplace, ensuite bathroom/shower, WiFi, TV, and mini-kitchen. Beautiful and quiet, and within walking distance to the village of Cowichan Bay.
We welcome you to come and stay with us in our home overlooking Cowichan Bay, about 45 minutes north of Victoria and 50 minutes south of Nanaimo, on the east side of Vancouver Island. We are out of the city and just above a small, interesting village. This house is a great place to base yourselves if you want to explore Vancouver Island for a few weeks. Our home features terrific views over the bay, facing Mount Tzouhalem on the other side. The studio apartment is private and quiet, facing the back garden. The village is just below us but out of sight, so you can easily go for a quick walk to restaurants, galleries, the pub, and various other tourist attractions.
We are happy to have international visitors in our home as we are travelers ourselves. Nous parlons un peu de Francais, y un poco d'espanol.
The studio apartment has a queen bed , a double futon bed and a pull-out double Ikea bed which is quite comfortable. You'll wake up to a garden view and birds chirping.
It also has a fireplace, mini-kitchen thoroughly supplied with: microwave, induction cooker, mini-oven, electric griddle, toaster, coffee-maker, electric hot water pot, rice-maker, dishes, and fridge.
There is an ensuite bathroom with shower.
This level enters out to the very large and welcoming back deck.
There is plenty of parking out front.
If you are visiting a child in one of the private schools in the area, we are 10-15 minutes from Brentwood college, Shawnigan Lake school and St. Margaret's in Duncan.
While you are here you can enjoy hiking on Mt. Tzouhalem, Cobble Hill mountain, or the lovely provincial park at Bright Angel, just across the highway. Shawnigan Lake is just 15 minutes away for a dip in clear lake water. Our own Cowichan Bay is just below us, and has the Wooden Boat museum, the Nature Centre, and beach access. We have two bicycles to share, just ask.
If you enjoy the finer things of life, we are just above great food at the Masthead restaurant, Rock Cod Cafe, Bay Pub, and Oceanfront hotel.
The village below is just a 5 min walk, and boasts terrific homemade bread, cheese, ice cream, as well as hairdressers, coffee shops, gifts, kayak rentals and whale watching. There are three restaurants down there, a small grocery store and liquor outlet.
Duncan Town is just 10 minutes north of here, and it's a cute town to explore, especially on Saturday mornings when the Farmer's Market is on.
We are happy hosts, willing to share information, maps, local knowledge and smiles. We can speak high-school French and are learning Spanish :)
Accès des voyageurs
The studio is quite private with its own keyed entry at the back of the house.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Just let us know if there's anything you need. We are happy for you to come and go as you wish.
There is another suite next door, and our home is above. We are all quiet after 10 or so.
No smoking inside. Smoke well away from the doors so it doesn't come inside.
If you are booking with children, please declare them as "people" when you book. The two person rate is for max. 2 beds.
For parents: kids will need supervision as it isn't a fenced yard, has lots of opportunities for exploration, and there is a bank on the ocean side. If you think someone may wet the bed, please let us know and we'll make the bed accordingly.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
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Connie - perinatal (moms and babies) clinical pharmacist at Victoria General Hospital.
We like traveling, talking, reading, sports. Both of us enjoy meeting new people and exploring new cultures. At home we enjoy gardening, wine tasting, music and dancing. We grow flowers and vegetables and like to entertain friends and family, especially when the weather is warm and we can barbeque on the back deck. Tom's interested in politics and follows trends in many countries. We are connected to our home community here in Cowichan Bay, but consider ourselves citizens of the world. Tom's motto in life is "He scathed on thin ice". Connie's motto is "Do unto others.."