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Sylvan Meadows Suite - Charming retreat in the heart of Cowichan Valley

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Family-friendly Mill Bay holiday home with kitchen, patio

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    Mill Bay, BC, Canada
    • Quiet. Completely self contained. Modern. Nice touches. New. Well equipped.

      Aug 18, 2020

    • Adorable & great views, great location. A curtain on the bedroom window would be nice.

      Dec 23, 2019

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    Enhanced health and safety measures

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
    • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
    • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
    • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
    • Contactless check-in is available

    Entire home

    • 4 guests
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bed
    • 1 bathroom
    • Parking available
    • Kitchen
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • WiFi
    • On-site parking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • In a rural location
    • Hairdryer

    What’s around

    • Merridale Estate Cidery - 17-minute walk
    • Mill Bay Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    • Shawnigan Lake Museum - 2.5 mi / 4 km
    • Brentwood College School - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    • Old Mill Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    • Damali Lavender & Winery - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km

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    About this home

    Our beautiful new one bedroom suite accommodates 2 guests and is located centrally between the villages of Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake and Cobble Hill. Our property is set in the midst of a valley with working dairy farms, a winery and a cidery - each with their own restaurant, and both within a 15 minute stroll. Our corner of the Cowichan Valley abounds with recreational opportunities - great walking and hiking trails, kayak rentals, fishing charters, water-skiing, golf courses, mountain biking and more! Close by is the seaside village of Cowichan Bay, and Duncan - home to a year-round Farmer's Market. Of course, the Cowichan Valley is famous for its many wineries, craft breweries and distilleries. The vibrant city of Victoria with all of its festivals, entertainments and events, is only a 45 minute drive away.

    Enjoy your spacious deck with a breathtaking view of rolling fields and hills to the west, so you capture the gorgeous sunsets as you relax in the evening. Enter through your private entrance into an open, dining, living and kitchen area well-lit by large skylights, situated to enjoy the sunrise with your morning coffee. The living room is equipped with a SmartTV, WiFi (throughout the unit), books and games. A ductless heat pump offers both air conditioning and heat for your comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and everything you may need for your cooking enjoyment - including your apron! The pantry is stocked for your convenience with complimentary coffee and teas, herbs, sauces, dressings and condiments. The bedroom Queen mattress is a Kingsdown pillowtop for the ultimate sleep. The bathroom boasts an extra large 6' soaker tub and shower unit. A washer and dryer for your own use is tucked into a corner of the bathroom. Laundry soap and dryer sheets are included for your use.


    Mill Bay, BC, Canada
    • Merridale Estate Cidery - 17-minute walk
    • Mill Bay Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    • Shawnigan Lake Museum - 2.5 mi / 4 km

    What’s around


    • Merridale Estate Cidery - 17-minute walk
    • Mill Bay Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    • Shawnigan Lake Museum - 2.5 mi / 4 km
    • Brentwood College School - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    • Old Mill Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    • Damali Lavender & Winery - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    • Arbutus Ridge Golf Club - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    • Manley Creek Park - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    • Memory Island Provincial Park - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
    • Mill Bay Ferry Terminal - 6 mi / 9.6 km
    • Bamberton Provincial Park - 6 mi / 9.6 km

    Getting around

    • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) 56-min drive
    • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) 28-min drive
    • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) 46-min drive
    • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) 73-min drive
    • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) 154-min drive
    • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) 42-min drive
    • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) 143-min drive

    The manager

    Holly Lalande

    Speaks: English

    The home

    Key facts

    • Holiday home (52 sq m)
    • On-site parking
    • WiFi
    • Car recommended
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Washing machine


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels provided
    • Soap


    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Oven
    • Hob
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Spices


    • Dining table

    Entertainment and recreation

    • Cable/satellite
    • Books
    • Games
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Horse riding nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Scuba-diving nearby
    • Snorkelling nearby
    • Powerboating nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Cave exploring nearby
    • Ice skating nearby
    • Cross-country skiing nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Health or beauty spa nearby
    • Jet-skiing nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Whale watching nearby
    • Winery tours nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Skiing nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Parasailing nearby
    • Waterskiing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Water tubing nearby
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Marina nearby


    • BBQ
    • Patio

    Other amenities

    • Iron/ironing board

    Things to know

    House rules

    • Pets not allowed
    • Events/parties not allowed
    • No smoking
    • Max. guests: 4
    • Minimum check-in age: 20

    Check-in and check-out

    • Check-in after 4:00 PM
    • Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking.

    Fees & policies

    The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.

    Required at check-in

    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 20

    Travelling with others

    • Pets not allowed


    • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

      Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock on site.

      This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

      Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

      Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

      The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between guest stays.

    Also known as

    • Sylvan Meadows Suite Charming Retreat Heart Cowichan Valley
    • Sylvan Meadows Suite Charming Retreat Heart Cowichan Valley


    • Private host
    • This property is managed by a private host. Private hosts offer properties for booking not as a trade, business, or profession.


    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include A&W (2.3 mi), Village Chippery (2.4 mi) and Tim Hortons (2.4 mi).
    • Have fun with nearby winter activities such as ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching and cave exploring.
    • 10.0.Exceptional


      This space was exactly what was listed! It was like I was at my own home. Loved the soaker tub and that your had a stocked kitchen. Very quiet and the deck on a sunny day would be lovely!

      Nicole S., Other trip, Jun 21, 2020

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Clean and quiet with lots of amenities

      Perfect place to stay for my son and I during a busy regatta weekend. Exceptionally clean and had everything we needed (and more). We appreciated the quiet and enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the sunset. Holly is a great host and gave us all the information we needed for check-in and for our stay in general.

      Sharon D., Other trip, May 16, 2019

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Perfect relaxation in Mill Bay!

      What a beautifully designed suite! It is exactly as described, the skylights provide excellent light, are perfectly placed and the area is very quiet - except for the odd driver who thinks he/she is on Hwy 1! Holly was a dream to deal with (thanks for the tomatoes) and we highly recommend this rental. A trip to Crofton to have the best seafood chowder anywhere at the Crofton Hotel Pub and a 25 minute ferry ride from Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay for lunch at the Brentwood Bay Pub is a must. Park your car at the top of the hill at Mill Bay and go as a walk on. The Pub is a 3 minute walk from the ferry!

      Richard M., Other trip, Aug 13, 2020

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Wedding at Shawnigan Lake

      We come to the island for a wedding, Sylvan Meadows was the perfect place to stay. The place is quiet, very modern, it has every ammenty you need. Holly and Larry are excellent hosts. I would highly recommend staying here if you're coming to the island.

      Sheila S., Other trip, May 23, 2019

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Serenity Meadows!!

      This was awesome, well equipped, comfortable, convenient location as well as quiet and relaxing. Thank you so much Holly.

      Sally & Murray A., Other trip, Apr 11, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Beautiful, well-appointed, and spotlessly clean!

      Sylvan Meadows was the perfect spot for our family weekend in the Cowichan Valley. It has everything you need for a short or long stay. Holly was a perfectly attentive host. The unit was spotless and comfortable. The views over the meadows were so beautiful. We had a lovely lunch just up the road at Unsworth- a very close walk!

      Debbie H., Other trip, Oct 27, 2020

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Bright & clean

      A beautiful suite will all the amenities you could need, very quiet & great views.

      Lisa C., Other trip, May 21, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Surprisingly awesome

      We will be back.

      Helen P., Other trip, Jun 29, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Amazing time!

      We had a great weekend at Holly’s. The house was super clean and Holly went out of her way to provide winery recommendations and some tips on back roads good for bike tours. We hope to come back again!

      Trevor P., Other trip, Jul 20, 2020

      Verified Vrbo guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Love this place

      This is our second time staying here. It is clean, organized and has everything you need. There is a beautiful view over the field and lots of birds and frogs to listen to.

      Helen P., Other trip, Jun 15, 2021

      Verified Vrbo guest review

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