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Robinson Lake Retreat - Courtenay BC Vacation Rental

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Robinson Lake Retreat

Lakefront Country Home in the Comox Valley

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Lake side on Robinson Lake
Lake side on Robinson Lake

Please note there is a 1 week minimum booking requirement for this property

Located on a private lake exactly half way between Courtenay and Campbell River, the Robinson Lake Retreat is perfectly situated for exploring the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Mount Washington, Strathcona Park, and the nearby ocean side beaches. The large waterfront house sits on an acre of trees and looks directly out across the lake and Mount Washington. Robinson Lake is perfect for swimming, canoeing, and sailing. No motorboats are permitted to keep the water clean and the area peaceful! Nature is on full display with a dizzying array of birds, as well as the trout and turtles that call Robinson Lake home.

The Robinson Lake Retreat, is a custom built wood dominated, fun, funky and laid back House in the woods. The main living room, dining room, kitchen/second dining room, and all four bedrooms, all look out at the lakefront and nearby Mount Washington. The viewpoints are bright and beautiful from almost everywhere in the house. Only the fully equipped home theater living room faces away from the lake, sun and mountains and it is nestled into the comfortable shade of the towering firs and alders. Watching hundreds of satellite channels or some DVDs on a large 55 inch HD TV with surround sound can take you away from all of the nature should you desire it! High speed wireless internet is available throughout the house and property. The lakeside stereo living room comes complete with an audiophile sound system and a large selection of records and CDs. There is a pool table in the shade of the trees! The large master bedroom features an incredible French king size bed, and a couch and fireplace that opens onto a large balcony that looks out upon the lake. There is a large ensuite bathroom featuring a jetted jacuzzi tub as well as a separate shower. There are three other bedrooms with two queen size beds and a double bed. If necessary the living room couches can accommodate 3 more people. The other two guest bathrooms feature a shower on the lower floor, and a shower/tub combo upstairs.

Outdoors you can swim around Robinson Lake and be amazed at the bird life and natural beauty. The beach area features a fire pit for campfires anytime of the day. A canoe, paddle boat, and an assortment of floating chairs and mattresses are provided. A full BBQ and outdoor dining table is there for your use and enjoyment.

The nearby Comox Valley has been named The Recreational Capital of Canada for good reason. The abundance of fantastic beaches, lakes, mountains, forests, and numerous golf courses make it a community with an unlimited potential for nature excursions. The sandy beaches of Saratoga and Miracle Beach are just 5 minutes away! Nearby Mount Washington generally gets more snow than most ski hills in North America and is well regarded as one of Canada's best alpine resorts. The towns of Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland, all 20 minutes south, all possess plenty of character boutique shopping, and a truly impressive choice of dining. A few minutes further south from Courtenay is the Buckley Bay ferry terminal that takes you to the Denman and Hornby Islands. Hornby Island arguably features the most pristine sandy beaches on the entire west coast and is most definitely worth a day trip or longer! Campbell River, just 20 minutes north, is world famous for its fishing, and is the gateway to Strathcona Park and a fabulous scenic and fun drive to Gold River and beyond. You can also take a ferry to Quadra and Cortez Islands from Campbell River for even more west coast options. The Robinson Lake Retreat is an hour and a half from Nanaimo Departure Bay ferry terminal.

Please note although this property does not allow pets during rentals, if you have cat related allergies please be advised that the owner brings a cat with them when attending the property.

Bedroom Information

LocationNumber of Beds and Bed Type
12nd Floor1 King Size
22nd Floor1 Queen Size
32nd Floor1 Queen Size
42nd Floor1 Double Bed
Additional Sleeping Spaces
The living room couches can accommodate 3 additional people.

Bathroom Information

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Showers
  • 3 Toilets
LocationBathroom Details
Main Floor1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 sink
2nd Floor1 toilet, 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 sink
2nd Floor1 toilet, 1 jacuzzi tub, 1 shower and 1 sink

Heat Type

Baseboard Electric
Other Heat
  • Lake side on Robinson Lake
  • Great place to relax.
  • Large yard to enjoy.
  • Great place to relax.
  • Enjoy the lake.
  • Classic west coast style home.
  • Classic west coast style home.
  • Spacious living areas
  • Spacious living areas
  • Spacious living areas
  • Enjoy a game of pool.
  • Retro sitting area.
  • Relax by the fireplace.
  • Large dining area for your family.
  • Come on up to the stairs.
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • One of the three bathrooms
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • Comfortable bedrooms.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Views to the lake
  • Beautiful lake side property.
  • Robinson Lake Retreat

Rates are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

WeeklyDatesRate Per WeekMin
Stay
Weekly Rate Period Jan 02 17
to
Feb 09 17
$1,500.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Feb 13 17
to
Apr 12 17
$1,500.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Apr 16 17
to
Apr 30 17
$1,500.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period May 01 17
to
Jun 23 17
$2,275.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Jun 24 17
to
Sep 08 17
$2,495.007 nights
MonthlyDatesRate Per MonthMin
Stay
Monthly Rate Period Jan 02 17
to
Feb 09 17
$3,000.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period Feb 13 17
to
Apr 12 17
$3,000.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period May 01 17
to
Jun 23 17
$4,500.0030 nights

NOTE: Occupancy must not exceed the posted number of people the location sleeps. The information provided, though deemed accurate, is not guaranteed, it is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. Posted rates do not include sales taxes or cleaning fees where applicable. We are not required to collect sales taxes or cleaning fees on some of the properties. Some properties are subject to the Hotel Room Tax (HRT) at 2% depending on location as well as the Harmonized Sales Tax (GST) at 5%. Please ask your sales agent for more information and a complete property rental rate confirmation.

PAYMENTS REQUIRED

The first payment is a deposit of 50% of the accommodation total plus applicable taxes due at time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to occupancy. Damage deposits are a pre-authorized hold on your credit card and are collected only if deemed necessary.

PAYMENTS METHODS

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and a Bank Wire Transfer are all accepted methods of payment. All payments are in Canadian dollars. All reservations must be secured by a credit card.

Robinson Lake Retreat

These are actual testimonials from our guests. They have been edited for privacy and to correct spelling errors if needed and nothing else. If you have a question about a guest's testimonial or about the property, please do not hesitate to call one of our agents immediately and we would be happy to assist you.

Thank you.

Philip and Veronica L

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

August 2012 We had a wonderful time at Robinson Lake. A vacation with fun times to remember.

Having read a particularly negative testimonial for this property, we were a little apprehensive about what we would find. Our fears were totally unfounded. Yes its 30 year old house showing its age. Consequently there is nothing starchy about this place. We found it to be safe, secure, very clean and most importantly ready for some good quality family fun! We found so much to keep us all entertained.

We thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the lake catching the wind in the sailboat, paddling the canoe and other watercraft. The pool table in the garage was great fun too.
The dining table was big enough for our family of 8 to sit around and enough space throughout the house for each of us to find a quiet time.

Most remarkably, there were very few bugs, so sitting out on the deck reading and enjoying the view of the lake was a joy.

John G

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Average

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Very Good

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Average

How would you rate the greeting service? Very Good

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

Robinson Lake Retreat is a very spacious property with a nice 'lived in' feeling with many of the owners personal effects available for use e.g. the vast LP record collection and turntables. Its in a lovely location. Its fixtures and fittings are dated and collection of paintings bizarre. Carpet rather than lino in all the bedrooms would be nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting the owner on arrival. He did not wish to 'outmuster' us on departure but we did call and speak to his mother.

Paula B

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Very Good

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

We really enjoyed our stay at Robinson Lake Retreat. It was very comfortable and well equipped. Its location by the lake with access to boats was a definite advantage for our teenage sons. A fantastic view of Mount Washington from the lake side of the property. The owner greeted us on our arrival and was helpful and left clear notes about the property.

Rob V

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

We had a fantastic time at the Robinson Lake Resort this summer. It's a large, comfortable home situated on a picturesque lake near Black Creek, in the Comox Valley, in a quiet, peaceful neighbourhood. It offers a fantastic entertainment room complete with big screen TV and stereo to entertain the kids in the evening, and a large living room with an astonishing collection of music overlooking the backyard and the lake, and good WiFi Internet access. Lots of water toys to play with and a nice fire pit on the beach. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a bathroom, plus a beautiful master bedroom with ensuite. Two of the bedrooms have sliding door access to the full length upstairs deck. There is also a full length deck on the main floor where you can sit and enjoy the view of the mountains.

This house is like an old friend, its not a polished and shiny executive home, it's a lived in home, complete with all the things you need and you would never find in an executive rental, like a roll of tape in the garage so the kids could do some beading they forgot their tape, some fishing rods in the shed, a pool table in the garage, a genuine Stella Artois glass for my favourite beer, and a junk drawer in the kitchen that had the paper clip that I needed to clip my speeches together for the wedding we were attending.

This is a great spot for a family or two to have a vacation in beautiful British Columbia. Nearby to world class salmon fishing in Campbell River my son's first salmon was a 31 pound monster!. We will definitely be going back here and highly recommend this property. The rental agency was very professional and made sure we could find our way there and that somebody was there to greet us and show us around this wonderful property.

Jane and Paul H

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Poor

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Poor

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Poor

How would you rate the greeting service? Average

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Maybe

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Maybe

Robinson lake promised so much, however the quality of the accommodation was very very poor and as a result horrendously expensive.
Setting aside the quirkiness of the property, the following come to mind
- the kitchen drawers & cupboards were filthy dirty, with dirty paper lining and various open cat treat packets etc
- bathroom sinks was very badly stained and chipped
- fly screens were broken, kitchen chair was broken
- bedroom screens & windows were broken
- upstairs again sinks chipped & wallpaper coming away from the walls
- my daughters room was absolutely dire, she has stayed in better hostel rooms during her travels, loads of empty pictures holes all over the walls and glass fibre insulation hanging through a hole in the cupboard ceiling - totally unprotected
I feel we were totally ripped off. It was certainly not what was advertised and was insultingly expensive.
I strongly suggest that until the bathrooms, holes in all the walls and the kitchen are corrected it should be removed from the market.
If I was living in Canada I would seek compensation on the basis that the property was not fit for purpose. It has spoiled what was a lovely holiday to that point

EMR Response


Thank you for your comments on the Robinson Lake Retreat. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay as you rated it Very Good. We are sorry you did not find the accommodations to your liking. We have let the owners of the Robinson Lake Retreat know of your experience so they can improve the property for future guests.
This is the first time our company has received a bad experience testimony from this property. We do ask our guests to contact us immediately if they come across any problems in their rented properties so we can act upon it immediately.
We are hoping you will return and allow us the opportunity correct the record and find the perfect property for your future holiday.

Fran Y

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Very Good

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

Our first time this far north on Van Island... the house was spacious enough for eight of us. The extensive record collection was a fun blast from the past. Its location on the lake and 10 minutes from the ocean were perfect for lots of family play and exploration. Nearby parks offered beautiful spots for hiking, kayaking and caving. Owner Keith was on site to greet us -- laid back and super helpful. Rich Dawdy from EMR delivered prompt, pro service. Two thumbs up. Thanks.

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