Family & pet friendly piece of paradise. Quiet neighbourhood minutes from downtown Lake Cowichan. Walk to lake with public beach and swimming area.
Room to park large vehicle or RV (no hook up).
Free Wifi. There is a television in the suite that can be connected to a computer by an HDMI cable.
MAXIMUM number of pets…2.
IMPORTANT: GPS and (Hidden by Airbnb) do not show our location accurately. Contact us before starting your journey for more information.
Your ground floor suite is completely private with a separate entrance with laundry facilities in the suite. No stairs to negotiate and no steep driveway. Parking is right beside the entrance.
One bedroom contains a double bed while the other provides a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a single on top. There is also a single bed in the same room. This would provide accommodation for 2 adults plus up to 4 children. The space would also be suitable for 4 adults plus 2 children.
We prefer to limit the number of people to suggestions shown above. We reserve the right to decline or cancel any reservation that does not meet this criteria unless we have given prior consent. We want all our guests to be comfortable and do not wish to overcrowd the space.
There is a fully appointed kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher and full size microwave. Everything is provided to enable you to self cater your meals.
Complimentary Keurig coffee maker is provided. Some complimentary pods are provided to get you started.
We welcome pets and ask that owners please pick up after them during their stay.
The Lake Cowichan Lodge offers thirty modern, tastefully decorated one-bedroom kitchen suites – all the comforts of home away from home. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley Region, at the foot of beautiful Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island.
Greendale (est. 1887) offers river front cabins with old world charm on the banks of the Cowichan River in a park like setting. Just a 10 minute walk to the lovely town of Lake Cowichan.
About twenty years ago when I was still living on the farm in Saskatchewan I suggested to my Dad that we should turn our farm into a vacation farm. He liked the idea and over the next year or so we started to make some preliminary plans. Unfortunately due to change of life events, that never happened and a few years later I found myself living here on Vancouver Island. But operating a small vacation rental business stayed on my radar.
A few years after arriving on the Island I met this charming little French Girl who ran her own business delivering lunch items to the office building I was working in at the time. I turned my available charm into high gear and eventually convinced her that I was a prime candidate to become her main squeeze. A year or so later she and her six year old son, Olivier moved in with me. Two years after we sold my house and bought an old log house on an acre, seven miles west of Sooke. The place needed a lot of work inside and out. Since the summer of 2004 when we moved, much of our spare time and money has gone into repair and rebuild. We are both self-employed so it has not always been an easy nut to crack. But each of us had the same vision of eventually turning our home into a bed and breakfast or vacation guest home.
We plan that soon we will move to a new home and begin to invite guests to our log guest house where we have worked so hard for the last few years. In the summer of 2010 we had the opportunity to purchase a small cottage in Port Renfrew. Port Renfrew is exactly an hour’s drive west from our home on West Coast Road; also known as the Juan de Fuca Highway. We thought buying the cottage and starting our vacation rental business would be good practice for when our log house is ready to go. We did our research and committed to buying the cottage by tapping into some of the equity of our log house. And with that we were in the vacation rental business. We named it Handsome Dan’s Wild Coast Guest Cottage after the name of the development in Renfrew and of course moi. Handsome Dan is the French Girl’s pet name for me.
France, but known by almost everyone as The French Girl is an accomplished artist and skilled craftsperson. She’ll not admit that though. You will see the unique work she does with concrete when you stay with us at our cottage and in our log home on the way to Renfrew. Her oil paintings of Handsome Dan hang proudly on the high walls of our home too. Like me the French Girl grew up in a small farming community. She is from North Central Quebec; an authentic Quebecois.
Port Renfrew has been our favourite destination for a day or overnight trip for all the years we have lived on Vancouver Island. We go often. Each time we visit, no matter what time of year we are consumed by the natural magnificence of this little community and the earthly beauty that surrounds it. We invite you to stay in our little cottage and enjoy a few days any time of the year. There is much to do and see. Or simply do nothing for extended periods of time, but sit quietly and listen to the ocean.
The Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat is a Christian Not-For-Profit Retreat Centre. The Retreat is a ministry of Youth For Christ Canada, an organization that ministers to at risk youth across Canada. The Retreat will be used in the training and care of YFC leaders. The location is nestled in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our mandate is to provide a place for rest, renewal and growth.
When the Retreat is not in use by YFC staff it will be available as a restorative setting ideal for personal and group retreats, workshops, conferences, intimate weddings and events requiring accommodation as well as for individuals seeking a place for personal renewal and restoration.
The Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat is wheelchair accessible and has 17 beautifully appointed suites, full dining experience and versatile meeting spaces. The facilities include a saltwater hot tub, infrared sauna, fitness room, library, gardens, local artisans gallery, and a labyrinth to walk through.
Accommadation close to the river where you can enjoy fishing and the peaceful sound of the running river. Nature just surrounds you.