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Scotch Creek Cabin - pet friendly (pet fee) and affordable

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

***PET INFORMATION. We welcome pets but please ask us about bringing pets. We accept up to two dogs and up to 50 pounds. The cabin is too small for large dogs. There is a $50 per pet fee per week or $10 per night per pet for shorter stays. Pets MUST be kenneled if they are left in the cabin unattended. No exceptions.

Please read through the following information prior to requesting to book.

"Rancho Relaxo" (yes, there is a story behind the name) is a comfortable, clean and cozy cabin, located in the popular summer resort community of Scotch Creek, on the sunny north side of Shuswap Lake. The cabin has tons of character and will provide you with a completly relaxing and fun vacation. It is absolutely perfect for a small family or a romantic get away.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, shawdirect satellite TV with piles of channels, DVD, and CD player. The two queen sized beds are very comfortable and are supplied with linens, comforters and pillows. The cabin is one big room with a wall and curtains seperating the living areas from the bedroom area. The other queen bed is in the living room area with a wall and curtain as well. For this reason, the cabin is best suited for a couple or a couple with children. There is a shower (no bath tub) in the bathroom. The front deck is completly covered for your outdoor entertaining and BBQ'ing (barbeque and propane supplied).

The cabin is situated on a beautiful, grassy, treed and privately owned double lot, on a quiet street away from the highway, with plenty of room for parking (even your boat), picnicing, volleyball, badminton and bocce. There is a set of bocce balls for you to use and a sunken, private fire pit. Bring some firewood with you or you may purchase firewood locally. Quite often however, there are local fire bans during the summer months. Check the website, for updated information.

The lake is a very short walk (a few minutes), where you will find the Provincial Park, a boat launch, a park with a playground, picnic tables and a swimming beach. You do not have to cross the highway to reach the lake. The cabin is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Everything you need for a fun and comfortable holiday is waiting for you at Rancho Relaxo. If there is anything you feel you require, just let us know and we will do our best to make you happy. We are a short drive away.

Check in is 3 pm Saturday and check out is 10:30 am Saturdays.

Bath towels, kitchen and bed linens are supplied. Bring your own beach towels. Please ensure you leave the cabin as you find it, clean and tidy for the next guests. If you choose not to leave it clean and tidy, you can choose to pay an optional cleaning fee of 150$. The barbeque, if not left the way you found it is 25$.

Bookings are weekly Saturday to Saturday during the summer months. Please ask about staying for less than a week. We require a 350$ deposit when you reserve to secure your booking. This is completly refundable upon departure after we check out the cabin.

The refundable deposit, rent, pet fee and optional cleaning fees are paid to us. The refundable deposit is paid at the time of booking by mailing a check or by email bank transfer. Once received, your tentative booking is reserved.

The rent and other fees are payable to us 45 days prior to your arrival. This again is done either by mailing a cheque or by email transfer.

There is plenty of room to pitch a tent or bring an RV, if you would like to have other guests join you. The fee for an RV is 25$ per night. Tents are 15$ per night.

Rates are based on occupancy of 4 people in the cabin. Extra guests are 25$ per night.

Please enquire about booking less than one week.

More Details


Scotch Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is a queen bed, dresser and privacy wall and curtain. There is another queen bed in the cabin as well, also with a privacy wall and curtain.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Also supplied is a rice cooker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, tea kettle, blender, toaster, electric hand mixer, dishes, cookware, cutlery, cooking utensils, tea towels. Bed linens, hand, face and bath towels are supplied. Bring your own beach towels. There is a BBQ, adirondack deck chairs and fire pit chairs. There is a private sunken firepit (conservative amounts of firewood included), providing there is no fire ban There is room for a regulation size bocce court and bocce balls are available for your use. For late arrivals, there are a few supplies there to get you started (ie. a roll of TP, paper towels, sugar, salt, pepper, some coffee, tea) There is room for tents and small RV parking; please do NOT set up on the grass. We have power and water available.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Scotch Creek Cabin - pet friendly (pet fee) and affordable
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
Fort McMurray, Alberta

Rancho Relaxo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I showed up at "Rancho Relaxo" late in the evening after a very long drive to Scotch Creek from Northern Alberta. I was trying to get a wireless signal for my computer to get online to retrieve my contact information, but it was fruitless. As me and my husband were becoming more frustrated and looking for SOMEONE in the area that knew our contact, she called to see if we had arrived safely!!! What a relief! We then got the necessary directions for the cabin and met the contacts husband there who then gave us a tour of the cabin and some important information for staying cozy while there.

All in all, our stay at "Rancho Relaxo" was a very positive one and VERY relaxing!!! The cabin is set up very nicely with EVERYTHING that one will need to perform cooking/cleaning duties.

I just want to give a shout out to Brenda and Dave for all their input to make our stay one of the best we have ever experienced!!

Thanks again. We will definitely try to come again next year!!

Laurie and Paul Waite

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there, We are so thrilled you had a great time; we did too. You have been out favorite guests to date. It will be hard to beat the friendship we formed in such a short time. We sure look forward to you coming again. Brenda and dave
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  • 3 of 5

The location was good.the space was big enough.wish there was more light in the unit.the way lights were set up is poor set up.wish weather was better.put can't change that.and if there was a air conditioner in cabin would have been good.considering she accepts pets.can get hot in there.had to ask for another fan.which she provided.would I stay there again.probably not.just for the few things I mentioned.but otherwise scotch creek is a nice area

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

It was very smokey in the area which coloured all overall impressions. It was good to be able to retreat to a pleasant indoors to minimize exposure.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, Thank you for your review. I am really sorry that it was so smoky here for your visit. Hope your second week was a little better in Sorrento. Maybe one day you can come back to our area to explore it better when it is not so smoky.
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Vancouver Island, BC

Very relaxed stay at Rancho Relaxo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and another couple rented 'Rancho' for two nights while attending a wedding at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. The space has lots of character and has a fully-equipped kitchenette. The park and lake are just a short walk away, and there are amenities nearby (groceries, breakfast place, etc.). It is located in a quiet neighbourhood well away from the road. It has a huge yard which is fairly private, and was perfect to play some lawn games!

It worked for us but is pretty cozy, would be great for a family of 3-4 or two couples that are comfortable sharing space.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking our cabin and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will stay again with us. Thank you for the positive review!
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Scotch Creek Rancho Relaxo

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 just had an excellent time at Rancho Relaxo! It was a perfect spot for my husband, 4 year old daughter and I, and fully equipped with everything you think you need! Scotch Creek is a great small community that has a farmer's market every Wednesday and a few km down the road in Celista they have another farmer's market every Saturday and a winery. We missed out on the Friday nights live but they have a small market and music right in the town every Friday night in July and August. Hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay at our cabin. Your family is just so wonderful. Thank you for the great review. Also, a big thanks for leaving the cabin so clean and tidy. We hope to see you again!
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North Vancouver

Seeking R&R in Scotch Creek

  • 3 of 5

Scotch Creek Cabin is in a great location, only a few minutes from the Provincial Park. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood and has plenty of grass and space to relax. Though the bedroom is separated by only a curtain and the bathroom involves walking outside (though its indoor plumbing!) the cabin offered all the conveniences of home, including a large selection of VHS movies! The property was very clean, well-maintained with a rustic lived in feel.

A welcome note was awaiting our arrival and Dave (one of the owners) was available for any questions we had, he even stopped by and cut down some branches for us to cook our marshmellows over the open fire pit. I would recommend this property to couples or a large group of friends or a family as it offers everything you require for a relaxing getaway.

If you are looking to relax, BBQ and enjoy the outdoors Scotch Creek is a great choice for some R&R, though recommend renting a boat and partaking in some water sports.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that our guests had a wonderful vacation. However, we would like to add that the property is not great for large groups, as it really does only sleep four people and is more suitable for a couple with 1 or 2 children, a single couple or 2 adults needing seperate beds. The bedroom actually has a wall between it and the living area and the curtain is there for privacy. The cabin is essentially one big room, with a wall seperating it. The bathroom is seperate on the covered deck and is perfect when there are tenters and visiting guests. We have never had issues with this before and all of our guests are thrilled with the value for the property.
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Brenda Bryan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Brenda Bryan

We built our Scotch Creek cabin using all recycled materials in 1996 and used the cabin for our weekend getaways for 10 years. In 2005 we sold our home in North Vancouver and bought another cabin in Celista, 7 kilometers away from our Scotch Creek cabin. We now live in Mexico during the winter months and in Celista from April until November. We started renting our Scotch Creek cabin in 2005. It is our love of everything mexican that inspired the design of the cabin.

Brenda Bryan purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Brenda Bryan chose Scotch Creek

Rancho Relaxo is perfect for a couple with or without children or pets. It is on a private double lot and not in a complex. The property is entirely yours to use.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is located in the heart of a quiet residential area with mostly summertime folks visiting the area. It is on a double lot so there is plenty of room to have fun. The property is very shaded with huge trees so there is always shaded areas in the hot summer months. The best part of the property is the sunken private firepit area. It is also located a very short walk to the Scotch Creek Provincial park and public swim area. There is also a dog friendly area at the beach.


Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Copper Island Inn
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Talking Rock
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Scotch Creek Provincial Park
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boat or jet ski, own or rent.

* Golf.

* Play at the public beach.

* Go to Copper Island by boat.

* Golf at various golf resorts.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to the beach.

* Walk or cycle the provincial park.

* Picnic at the park's picnic area.

* Check out the famous Adam's River salmon run..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Family Fun Center.

* Swim at the beach.

* Go to the playground in the parks...

-VERY short walk to the beach on a quiet road, Provincial Park, boat launch, Park Store and picnic area

-Family Fun Center with mini golf, bumper boats, bowling and fully licensed dining room

-the Park Store has laundry facilities

-short crawl from the pub

-grocery stores, liquor store, gas station, laundromat, drug store,

medical clinic, restaurants and public library for free internet

-library in Scotch Creek (near Super Valu) with free internet

-Talking Rock Golf Course and Spa at the gorgeous Quaaout Lodge

-river rafting, biking, hiking, boating

-Adams River sockeye run


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $278.71
Pet Fee $39.82

Our nightly rate (minimum of 2 nights) during the Spring and Fall seasons is $110 for less than a one week stay. For one week during Spring and Fall is $720.
A refundable payment of 350$ is required when you book to secure your booking and acts as a damage and/or cleaning deposit. This is payable directly to me and I am responsible for refunding it to you. This can be done by mailing me a cheque or by email bank transfer. Provided is an optional cleaning service. This is $150 and can be taken out of this $350 deposit if you choose to use our cleaning service. You may choose to do the cleaning yourself. Dishes are to be done regardless or this is an extra 25$ fee. If you leave the BBQ dirty, it is an extra 25$. The fridge should be cleaned out, stove cleaned, the kitchen cleaned, floors cleaned, carpets vacuumed and the sinks, shower and toilets left clean. The beds can be left unmade as we will take away the linens and bedding and replace with fresh linens and bedding. The garbage is taken out and bag replaced.
The full rental amount and any pet, extra guest, RV or tent fees are payable 60 days prior to arrival. This is also payable by mailing a cheque or by email bank transfer. The full rental amount excluding extra fees is non refundable after 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.