Cottage and Lak House Rental Units in Shawnigan Lake BC Canada

Shawnigan Lake Vacation Rentals

Spectacular Views of Lake, Hills and Gorgeous Sunsets!

Need a little R&R or are you looking to have some fun on the lake? Shawnigan Lake Vacation Rentals properties provide the perfect setting for a delightful, comfortable and relaxing getaway at any time of the year. Our recently renovated and attractively decorated cottages, set in a rustic setting on the sunny east side of the lake, are well equipped and have modern amenities.

We offer two properties:

The Lake House located on the waterfront, sleeps a maximum of 2 people. Ideal for a couple’s romantic getaway, mother/daughter holiday or even a personal retreat.

Strathcona Cottage snuggled amongst 70-foot tall Cedar and Douglas fir trees overlooks Shawnigan Lake and sleeps a maximum of 5 people.  An ideal setting for a family holiday, celebration or a quiet time away.

These cozy and stylishly outfitted cottages are the ideal place to escape from the fast pace of daily life to enjoy the natural wonders of Vancouver Island and what Shawnigan Lake best offers…..The Lake!

A Brief History of Shawnigan Lake

In 1883 construction of a railway line between Esquimalt and Nanaimo began. Prior to that, Shawnigan Lake was largely wilderness and the only supplies where delivered by a weekly steamship to Cowichan Bay. In 1886 John A. Macdonald traveled to Shawnigan to personally hammer in the last spike at Cliffside.[2] With the new influx of supplies and visitors Shawnigan Lake quickly grew. A mill was started in 1890 by a former E and N railway employee. By 1900 the other main industry was tourism, with two hotels being built in Shawnigan for the visitors who would take the train up from Victoria. Shawnigan Lake's forestry industry closed in the mid twentieth century due to both the loss of the mill, which was destroyed by fire (for the third time) and the economy. Portions of the mill can still be seen in Shawnigan's Old Mill Park. The main railway, no longer active as of 2011, served the community twice daily (once northbound, and once southbound) a passenger only train service operated by Via Rail Canada.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday getaway for our family! The Cottage and setting were everything we hoped it would be. The children were so happy and comfortable in the cozy space, and loved our nature walks in the woods behind, where we went looking for all of the animals we saw in the pictures that hang on the walls of the cottage! My husband and I will always remember the exquisite sunset over the lake seen from the lovely porch. It was our best holiday in many years. Thanks a million!"

Aarrynne Dokken and Family
London, England

"Wonderful house and wonderful fishing. I caught over 10 large trout’s just 300m away from the dock and a nice bass at the shore slope! Thanks for the pleasant time!"

Becker Family
Victoria, BC