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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
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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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Away at the Lake while we were in the area for a family reunion. I was so impressed that I couldn't wait to write this review about how wonderful our experience was! Simon and Val were so hospitable and welcoming. The accommodations were as nice as (if not nicer than!) most high-end hotels. The... More

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Vancouver BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Thank you Jan and Symon for your great hospitality, a comfy bed and wonderful breakfast! You have a beautiful home and we enjoyed our visit after a full day of riding our bikes from Sooke to Lake Cowichan. If we are back in Lake Cowichan we will be sure to stay again!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Away At The Lake B&B is a wonderful find if your goal is to relax in beautiful surroundings. Jan & Symon are skilled hosts, with three rooms available in their lakeside house. My sister & I needed a room with 2 beds, so our room was the smallest & shared a bath with another room on the same floor. We... More

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Address: P.O. Box 141 | 287 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Lake Cowichan
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We are a Bed & Breakfast with Queen Beds in 2 Rooms and 2 twin Beds in 1 Room, all Beds are New and Exceptionally Comfortable, we have a Guest Lounge overlooking the Lake. Included in price is a Varied and Substantial Full Cooked Breakfast. We will Drop off and Pick up guests from the Town up to 10.30pm. We have Tubes and a Kayak for recreational use. ... more   less 
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