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Away at the Lake

P.O. Box 141 | 287 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mom and I stayed the evening at this B&B. Our host's Jan and Symon were very attentive to our every want. Breakfast was amazing. The beds were very comfortable with nice crisp sheets. Jan and Symon's home was impeccably clean and was situated right across the street from the lake. We would stay there again Ina heartbeat. Thanks so... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had 48 hrs away from our home in Vancouver and picked this B&B for its location on Cowichan Lake and its top reviews. Symon & Jan were ideal hosts. Their home is lovely, clean, calm, and perfectly accommodated. We loved the views from the upper bedroom. Breakfasts were hearty and beautifully presented. It's clear that Symon & Jan take... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I found this B&B on the Vancouver Island tourism website, and decided to book it after reading the other Trip Advisor reviews. My brother and I spend a few days there and we loved the place. The house is beautiful with a nice sundeck facing the lake (which is just across the street!). We booked the twin room with our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While away on a motorcycle trip around the island we decided to make a last minute stop in Lake Cowichan and with our luck there was a room available at "Away at the Lake". The Juliet suite had a wonderful view of the lake and Jan and Simon were great hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and we would recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent an unplanned night at Jane & Simon's and it was really great. They have a really nice place (we stayed in the downstairs suite with its own private terrace) with a nice view. They are so welcoming with a very British breakfast! The Lake is just across the road and the village's pub (Jake at the lake), where... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I spent a night here recently, and would have much enjoyed staying a lot longer. Jan and Symon gave us a very friendly welcome, and we felt immediately at ease with them. The accommodation was exceptionally clean and comfortable, the tasty cooked breakfast so ample that we could have gone the whole day without further sustenance. Away... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed for three days in June and had a wonderful time. The bed was super comfortable, the breakfasts were always delicious, and Jan & Simon were great hosts. They always wanted to know what we did the day before and chatted with us during breakfast. They are wonderful people.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Run by an extremely friendly couple who were very welcoming and helpful. They even gave my parents a ride into town for dinner! Lovely bedroom with view of thr lake and adjacent bathroom - spotless and comfortable. Great breakfast made to order.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were lucky enough to have stayed at this B&B in July - unfortunately only for 1 night. The Juliet Suite was a delight to stay in - spacious and a really comfortable bed with views of the lake. Jan & Symon are friendly hosts who do their very best to accommodate your needs and their lovely home is walking... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Friendly hosts, great breakfast choices, easygoing atmosphere, beautiful sitting room with a view of the lake. Very near the town and restaurants, water activities. Not on the water. Shared bathroom when there are other guests.

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