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Overview of Sylvan Meadows Suite - Charming Retreat in the Heart of Cowichan Valley

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
In-Room Dining
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Sylvan Meadows Suite - Charming Retreat in the Heart of Cowichan Valley

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMerridale Estate Cidery17 min walk
    Popular LocationMill Bay Centre5 min drive
    Popular LocationBrentwood College School5 min drive
    AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)56 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sylvan Meadows Suite - Charming Retreat in the Heart of Cowichan Valley

Family-friendly vacation home in Mill Bay
Our beautiful new one bedroom suite accommodates 4 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 - our hideaway sofa in the living room is also a Queen for a comfortable rest. 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.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 560 sq ft (52 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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

About this area

Mill Bay

Located in Mill Bay, this vacation home is in a rural area and by the sea. Mill Bay Centre and Duncan Farmers Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Old Mill Park and Manley Creek Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre and Cowichan Wooden Boat Society. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Merridale Estate Cidery - 17 min walk
  • Mill Bay Centre - 5 min drive
  • Shawnigan Lake Museum - 5 min drive
  • Brentwood College School - 5 min drive
  • Old Mill Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 56 min drive


  • Monkey King Express Chinese Kitchen — 4 min drive
  • A&W — 5 min drive
  • Rusticana Coffee — 5 min drive
  • Village Chippery — 5 min drive
  • Shawnigan Jen's Sushi & Teriyaki — 5 min drive

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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

5/5 Excellent

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!

5/5 Excellent

Great getaway if you have wine tours in mind.
Very lovely suite.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful and quiet location
We loved waking up to the beautiful view every morning and spending time on the deck. The layout of the suite is really well thought out and the tub is incredible. Everything you could possibly need was provided.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Quiet. Completely self contained. Modern. Nice touches. New. Well equipped.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020