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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We just spent a lovely two days at Jan and Symons charming B&B. A great location , just across from the lake with a spacious patio. Our room, was well decorated, comfortable and very private.As noted by other happy travelers the breakfast was filling and delicious. Jan and Symon were both eager to set you on the right course for... More 

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This B&B is in a very nice location overlooking the late and conveniently close to the town of Cowichan Lake. The hosts are very welcoming and make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The rooms are super cozy, comfortable, and extremely clean. We had an excellent night's sleep! Waking up to the amazing and filling breakfast that... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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 via mobile

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Away at the Lake

Address: P.O. Box 141 | 287 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia V0R 2G0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Lake Cowichan
Price Range: $74 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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