Two of my friends and I had the pleasure of visiting the Cowichan Valley Suite in the Garden this past weekend, and it was the perfect setting for our Girls Weekend/Video Workshop. We had a video class we were taking, and the Suite in the Garden was the perfect location! Not only were the grounds and suite beautiful, it is conveniently located between Victoria and the Comox Valley, making it an ideal meeting place for our Girls Weekend.
The property is beautiful, situated in a quiet area in the Cowichan Valley; surrounded by trees with a lovely garden area. The suite itself is the lower level of a quiet home with a private entrance and patio area. The suite is quite spacious, and easily accommodated the three of us. We were grateful for the full kitchen, deep soaker bath/shower combination and spacious and open living area.
We each slept separately, with one in the comfy queen sized bed, one on the cozy down chesterfield, and one on the massage table we brought for Reiki treatments. There was plenty of room for a queen sized blow up mattress as well. There was plenty of bedding and our hostess brought us extra blankets and pillows so we'd be comfy.
Our hostess Bobbie was so generous and helpful. From the first phone call to book the suite, to the time we checked out, our communication was clear and very pleasant. She was happy to accommodate our third person (the suite rate is for two people) at a very reasonable rate ($30/night). She gave us a wonderful tour of the suite, left us with the makings of a locally sourced breakfast the first morning (free range eggs, whole wheat bread, potatoes, tea, milk and fruit) and was available for any questions. She also has a very thorough binder full of local restaurants, things to see and do in the area.
All in all we had an amazing weekend and are excited for our next girl's weekend there :)
We were surprised at how lovely the place was. It was a one edroom apartment. Full kitchen, your own complete bathroom and washer and dryer. It was so nice and quiet. Just what we needed. I full recommend It to anyone looking for a quiet get away. It must be even more beautiful in the summer.
Blissful retreat overlooking a lovey garden. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Lovely accommodations.
I would highly recommend staying here
I stayed here for 4 weeks while working in Shawnigan Lake and found the accommodation perfect for my needs. The suite is large and comfortable, looking out on a beautiful garden with two resident owls who visited every night that I was there. The location is just minutes from Duncan, Cowichan Bay and Shawnigan Lake. The area is very quite and very peaceful. And finally, Bobbie the property owner is a very lovely and helpful host!
Great location for Cobble Hill area, Kinsol trestle, Mill Bay, Duncan. Had a lovely stay in the suite this spring. Has everything thing you need -- full kitchen, very comfortable Murphy bed, Wifi, large TV, and lots of storage space. Bobbie was great and looked after any needs promptly. She also had some breakfast goodies for the first night.
Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area!
I just stayed a few nights in this suite and it was restful and super quiet at night which is very important to me. There are lovely views of flower, vegetable and rock gardens from the windows and it was very private. There is so much to do in the Cobble Hill area and this suite is in close proximity to Cowichan Bay - a quaint seaside village with shops, restaurants and a pub. There are all kinds of farms nearby, wineries, a cidery and fantastic hikes just minutes away. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Bill & I stayed @ bobbie's place for a month & a half & we still didn't want to go. The property is planted small gardens some vegetables which Bobbie shared w us @ some wild flowers that are surrounded by verdant trees. The studio is very modern w a very comfortable Murphy bed closed up by day & plenty of room for eating & enjoying a movie or tv. There's a great washer & dryer for muddy hiking clothes & a deep soaking tub & shower. A great long stay was our good luck!
Audrey & Bill