Please note there is a 1 week minimum booking requirement for this propertyLocated on a private lake exactly half way between Courtenay and Campbell River, the Robinson Lake Retreat is perfectly situated for exploring the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Mount Washington, Strathcona Park, and the nearby ocean side beaches. The large waterfront house sits on an acre of trees and looks directly out across the lake and Mount Washington. Robinson Lake is perfect for swimming, canoeing, and sailing. No motorboats are permitted to keep the water clean and the area peaceful! Nature is on full display with a dizzying array of birds, as well as the trout and turtles that call Robinson Lake home.The Robinson Lake Retreat, is a custom built wood dominated, fun, funky and laid back House in the woods. The main living room, dining room, kitchen/second dining room, and all four bedrooms, all look out at the lakefront and nearby Mount Washington. The viewpoints are bright and beautiful from almost everywhere in the house. Only the fully equipped home theater living room faces away from the lake, sun and mountains and it is nestled into the comfortable shade of the towering firs and alders. Watching hundreds of satellite channels or some DVDs on a large 55 inch HD TV with surround sound can take you away from all of the nature should you desire it! High speed wireless internet is available throughout the house and property. The lakeside stereo living room comes complete with an audiophile sound system and a large selection of records and CDs. There is a pool table in the shade of the trees! The large master bedroom features an incredible French king size bed, and a couch and fireplace that opens onto a large balcony that looks out upon the lake. There is a large ensuite bathroom featuring a jetted jacuzzi tub as well as a separate shower. There are three other bedrooms with two queen size beds and a double bed. If necessary the living room couches can accommodate 3 more people. The other two guest bathrooms feature a shower on the lower floor, and a shower/tub combo upstairs.Outdoors you can swim around Robinson Lake and be amazed at the bird life and natural beauty. The beach area features a fire pit for campfires anytime of the day. A canoe, paddle boat, and an assortment of floating chairs and mattresses are provided. A full BBQ and outdoor dining table is there for your use and enjoyment.The nearby Comox Valley has been named The Recreational Capital of Canada for good reason. The abundance of fantastic beaches, lakes, mountains, forests, and numerous golf courses make it a community with an unlimited potential for nature excursions. The sandy beaches of Saratoga and Miracle Beach are just 5 minutes away! Nearby Mount Washington generally gets more snow than most ski hills in North America and is well regarded as one of Canada's best alpine resorts. The towns of Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland, all 20 minutes south, all possess plenty of character boutique shopping, and a truly impressive choice of dining. A few minutes further south from Courtenay is the Buckley Bay ferry terminal that takes you to the Denman and Hornby Islands. Hornby Island arguably features the most pristine sandy beaches on the entire west coast and is most definitely worth a day trip or longer! Campbell River, just 20 minutes north, is world famous for its fishing, and is the gateway to Strathcona Park and a fabulous scenic and fun drive to Gold River and beyond. You can also take a ferry to Quadra and Cortez Islands from Campbell River for even more west coast options. The Robinson Lake Retreat is an hour and a half from Nanaimo Departure Bay ferry terminal.Please note although this property does not allow pets during rentals, if you have cat related allergies please be advised that the owner brings a cat with them when attending the property.
Located just off the West Coast mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is a 460 kilometre-long and approximately 80 kilometre-wide island that is home to many communities, townships and cities, including the provincial capital city of Victoria. The largest island on the western side of North America, Vancouver Island has an extremely diverse topography ranging from lush rainforest valleys and snow-capped peaks to rugged, rocky coastlines and smooth, sandy beaches. It's this diversity that gives such distinct flavors to the various regions and the communities that comprise them.
The southern tip of the island is comprised of Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Western Communities. Much of Victoria itself can be characterized as a modern heritage city with turn-of-the century buildings standing alongside condo high-rises. And with its ancient oak forests, cherry blossom-lined streets and warm, windswept weather, it's no surprise that Victoria is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. EMR Vacation Rentals highly recommends a visit to the Garden City! Only a short drive from the city centre, the Saanich Peninsula is a cradle of agriculture with quaint communities and calm, inland beaches, while the more rugged Western Communities are a cluster of booming townships on the island's more rugged and forested Pacific Coast.
Only an hour's drive up island, the Cowichan Valley enjoys a unique micro-climate, evident in the area's proliferation of vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. Small communities such as Cobble Hill, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Lake and Chemainus breathe a unique mix of small-town flavor and aboriginal charm into the region.
Further north, the mid-island city of Nanaimo is a quaint tribute to Vancouver Island's oceanic history. With fabulous restaurants, bountiful shopping and numerous outdoor activities at your fingertips, it's clear why this is a growing, prospering community. Just minutes from Nanaimo are the coastal communities of Parksville and Qualicum beach. Parksville boasts the best beach in the world at Rathtrevor Park, it has to be seen to be believed. At low tide the ocean retreats more than 2km our exposing white sand for as far as the eye can see in every direction. One hour further north, the Comox Valley is not only home to the communities of Courtney and Comox but also the island's alpine sports destination: Mt. Washington boasts 60 runs, a high-speed quad chair, a fixed-grip quad (among other lifts) and a vertical drop of over 500 meters. It's easy to see why visitors from the world over make this their skiing destination.
Like your recreation a little warmer and wetter? Take a detour to the island's west Pacific Coast and experience the awesome, wave-crashing majesty of Long Beach, the surfer mecca that stretches between the towns of Ucluelet and Tofino.
Simply put? If you haven't experienced Vancouver Island, you haven't really experienced British Columbia.
Vancouver Island is located off of the west side of Canada and is easily accessible by plane, boat and car. In order to drive to the island from Vancouver you must use the BC Ferries system so please check the schedule before departing. Victoria has a large International Airport that has daily flights to and from Seattle and Vancouver as well as many other destinations. The east side of the island is accessible by car, bus and train. Most of the west side of the island is best accessed by 4x4 as most of the roads are very rugged and much of this part of the island is true wilderness. Please make sure you let someone know where you are going and when you are returning if you intend to head into the back country.
About the place:
Lakefront with beach access
Number of Floors: 2.
Bedroom 1: 1 Queen Size. Located on 2nd Floor
Bedroom 2: 1 King Size. Located on 2nd Floor
Bedroom 3: 1 Queen Size. Located on 2nd Floor
Bedroom 4: 1 Double Bed. Located on 2nd Floor
Additional Sleeping: The living room couches can accommodate 3 additional people.
Bathroom 1: 1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 sink. Located on Main Floor
Bathroom 2: 1 toilet, 1 jacuzzi tub, 1 shower and 1 sink. Located on 2nd Floor
Bathroom 3: 1 toilet, 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 sink. Located on 2nd Floor
Parking Spaces: 5.
Check-in After: 4:00 PM Check-out Before: 11:00 AM
Sleeps 8. Children welcome. Fully Equipped Kitchen, Coffee Grinder, Jenn-Air, Washing Machine, Toaster, Food Processor, Bread Maker, Toaster, Oven Stove, Cooking Eating Utensils, Blender, Clothes Dryer, Freezer, Kettle Pots Pans, Wood Stove, Wireless Broadband, Boat, Canoe Kayak, Boat, Binoculars, Paddle Boat, Near The Ocean, Patio, Boat Launch, Parking Secure, Parking Off Street, Patio, Garden, Covered Deck, Long Term Renters Welcome, Local Calls Included, Housekeeper Optional, Soaps Basic, Outdoor Furniture, Toilet Paper, Security System, Hair Dryer, Concierge On Request, Answering Machine, Central Heating, Yard, Sundeck, Local Activities Guide, Towels Provided, Local Maps, Jacuzzi, Restaurant Dining Guide, Deck Furniture, Fenced Yard, Wide Screen TV, Satellite TV, Cable TV, DVD, Pool Table, Board Games, HD TV, VCR, Car Recommended, Dining Room, Heated Floors, Jacuzzi Tub