The Sanctuary

Welcome to Eaglenest Sanctuary

What Eaglenest Sanctuary Offers You


With the nearest neighbour more than 400 yards away, Eagelnest Sanctuary is the ideal place for family vacations, romantic getaways, group workshops, rejuvenating retreats, and more. Eaglenest Sanctuary is nestled in Vancouver Island’s rainforest, sits alongside the Koksilah River, includes groves of old growth trees, and is a short walk to the historic Kinsol Trestle.


  • The Sanctuary from the spacious lawn and fire pit
  • Steps up to front door of Sanctuary
  • View of front door and deck complete with patio set and BBQ
  • Open garden gate
    Sanctuary View from Herb Garden
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary
    Looking up at the Santuary from the River
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary from the river bed.

The House

Eaglenest is a very secluded and private, recently renovated, 3500 sq. ft house. It has 1 queen bed, one double bed, 6 single beds and 2 bunk beds, 3 showers, 3 toilets, 1 bathtub. 

There is a living room that seats 17, a smaller “conversation nook” sun room that is ideal for breakaway meetings, or stretching out in the sun with a book. There is both a wood stove and heating to keep you comfortable inside after spending a day exploring the area outside.
The kitchen is fully stacked and operational, including a dishwasher, sink, large refrigerator, and electric range. There are laundry facilities on site, and linens and towels are graciously available for use.

All rentals include internet and housekeeping.

  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary living area
    Large bright and cozy living area surround by large windows
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary reading nook
    Bright reading nook in living area
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary Kitchen
    Full view of kitchen complete with all appliances and breakfast table
  • view of Eaglenest Sanctuary kitchen
    View of bright kitchen including solid wood island
  • view of Eaglenest Sanctuary dining area
    Bright, yew wood accented large dining room complete with 6 chairs (more chairs available)
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary living area
    Large bright and cozy living area surround by large windows
  • view of Eaglenest Sanctuary's dining desk area
    Raw edge work desk or additional seating for dining
  • Eaglenest Sanctuary dining area windows
    Side view of large windows in dining room with exquisite view overlooking the river
  • Eaglenest Sanctuary reading nook
    Cozy and bright reading nook accented with custom yew wood from the property
  • Eaglenest Sanctuary Washer and dryer
    Complete Laundry including washer, dryer and sink detailed with raw-edge yew wood

An Amazing Way to Relax

The house is also complete with a large multipurpose room that is perfect for yoga, circles, receptions, meetings, media, music, or whatever larger functions you wish to hold. Attached to the multi-purpose room you will find an indoor custom made sauna to rest your muscles and bones for deep relaxation.

  • View of large multipurpose room
    Viw of large, bright multipurpose room complete with easy to move sitting cushionsand sliding door for fresh air and easy access to property
  • View of large multipurpose room
    Viw of large, bright multipurpose room complete with easy to move sitting cushions and sliding door for fresh air and easy access to property
  • View of indoor custom wood sauna
    View of indoor sauna created using all custom materials. Relax and enjoy
  • View of outdoor shower
    Outside view of large multipurpose room. Step outside and enjoy the outdoor shower after a sauna

The Property

Renters have private access to 800 meters of riverfront, with two swimming holes, three gardens, 4 ponds, three miles of paths through the rainforest and old growth, a traditional sweat lodge, and a medicine wheel. The yards are open and spacious, and even include a beautifully handcrafted wooden stage, a great place for outdoor gatherings and events. There is a most beautifully creative deck and an outdoor grill to enjoy the lovely sunny days and evenings.

  • Statue sitting in herb garden
    View of the community garden
  • Walkway to Eaglenest
    View of walkway from herb garden to front door
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary large lawn
    View of spacious lawn for activities
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary swimming spot
    A great spot to cool down and have a swim. A safe zone for all ages
  • View of Eaglenest Sanctuary River
    View of the private river views just steps away from the home
  • Eaglenest Picnic bench
    View of the large sized picnic bench that sits in the shade most of the day, a beautfil spot to have a snack
  • A view of the ceremony spot fill with sitting stumps
    A view of the outdoor ceremony space, this has been used for many ceremonies including weddings, a lovely shady spot to sit
  • View of Inanna's statue
    Beautiful and sentimental statues around the gardens.

What The Surrounding Area Offers You

Eaglenest Sanctuary is neighboured by Eagleyew, a sight to see in and of itself. Eagleyew is a newly constructed Natural Building, which is the home of the owner of both properties.

Right through the trees, and accessible by a short path, is the Trans Canada Trail. 17,000 km of wide open path awaits those wanting to go on long walks or bike rides. This is the same trail where the Kinsol Trestle spans across the Koksilah River.

Just a short drive further down Port Renfrew Rd. is the Koksilah River Provincial Park. With many hiking and biking trails, this is also a popular place for fishing, swimming, rock climbing ,and wild-crafting. If you journey a bit further along Port Renfrew Rd. you will come to The Koksilah Ancient Forest Reserve, where some spectacular ancient forest hiking quietly awaits your visit.

A short drive up the road, in the other direction, is Shawnigan Lake. There is public access to the lake by continuing East along Renfrew Rd, or you can head Southwest on W. Shawnigan Rd to find West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park. This park offers a great place for partaking in water oriented activities and picnicking on the lake shore.

Further up Renfrew Rd. sits the quiet and quaint town of Shawnigan Lake. Here you can find Kali Yoga; a yoga studio that boasts the best acro yoga in the area, Moondance; a music and dance school, Moziro; a cozy local coffee roasters and chocolatier, and Steeples; an old church converted into a casual dining restaurant with gourmet food.

A bit further away is Mill Bay, to the Southeast, and Cobble Hill, to the North. Duncan is a small city about 30 minutes North, while Victoria sits about 35 minutes to the South. Worth mentioning is the adorable little harbour village of Cowichan Bay, which is half way between Cobble Hill and Duncan.

Shuffling between many of these towns you will find the area’s farmers’ markets to partake in shopping locally and supporting area farmers and families. Ask for details about which market is scheduled during your stay at Eaglenest Sanctuary.

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