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Youbou Waterfront Homes For Sale

The small community of Youbou sits on the northern shore of Cowichan Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in British Columbia. The former mill town has highly desirable waterfront properties for lakeside living at its finest. The entire lake is over 30 kilometres long allowing for plenty of space included with each property.

Increased demand in the area can cause there to be a low number of listings on this page. If this is the case, be sure to reach out to Carly Carey to see if there are any unlisted or upcoming options to discuss.

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Youbou Home Sales Statistics

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $500K
Highest Price $2.6M
Total Listings 47
Avg. Days On Market 27
Avg. Price/SQFT $552

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Highlights of Yobou Waterfront Real Estate

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    Youbou offers plenty of trail systems, campgrounds, and secret nature spots to discover in the surrounding area
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    Join this incredible community and live directly on Cowichan Lake
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    Easy access to year round activities, from swimming and boating in the summer to skiing and ice fishing in the winter
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    Waterfront homes in Youbou are known for their multiple different styles and aesthetics — find your dream home!

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Yobou Real Estate

Waterfront properties in Youbou are incredibly impressive, which is typical for the area. Cottage, cabin, and craftsmen style homes are the most common, with multiple balconies and massive yards that lead to your own private beach space.

Youbou Waterfront Real Estate also offers the chance for home buyers to invest in stunning multi-million dollar properties. These homes were built for luxury living and entertaining, the perfect getaway for those looking for the best that lake living can offer.

Five bedrooms and five bedrooms home options is sure to take anyone’s breath away when they see the scenic lake views from the oversized windows. A great living room, built with an oversized timber frame, complete with a fireplace is what lake living is all about. This coziness extends to every aspect of the home, including the kitchens with centre islands, and the handcrafted solid wood doors that calls you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors.

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Youbou Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are Youbou homes located?

A: Youbou properties are ideally located in central south Vancouver Island, directly on Lake Cowichan. These homes are a short hour and a half drive north from Victoria, BC.

Q: What should I do if there are no listings available?

A: Feel free to reach out to me, Carly Carey. I'm your local Vancouver Island real estate expert, and sometimes I have the inside track on listings that haven't hit the market yet.

Q: What's the weather like in Youbou?

A: Youbou is popular for it's mild weather, quite comparable to the rest of Vancouver Island. That means that while homeowners can expect plenty of rain, the mercury rarely drops below 0°C.

Q: How did Youbou get its name?

A: Youbou's name comes from a unique hybrid of the names of the first two employees who operated the first sawmill in the area — Mr. Yount and Mr. Bouton.

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If you would like to discuss Youbou waterfront homes, or properties anywhere on Lake Cowichan, please reach out. I love talking about the Vancouver Island real estate market and I can’t wait to get started on the search for your next home. As a Youbou homeowner myself, I'm passionate about the current property trends, so I often have insider tips on the market that can aid in your home search.

The Highlights of Living on Youbou Waterfront

Of course, the highlights of living on Youbou Waterfront are the homes and lifestyle that comes with living in one of the most beautiful places you could hope to live. There are still so many reasons to love the Youbou community year round, from the spontaneous outdoor activities, to the annual organized events that residents can look forward to.

Of course, with Youbou Waterfront property there are so many activities available just a stone’s throw away from the home, including:

  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Youbou is also home to multiple different popular community planned festivals, runs, and more, such as the:

  • Swimming Regata
  • Cub Run
  • Great Lake Walk and Ultramarathon

Of course, Youbou offers so many more trail systems, campgrounds, and secret nature spots to discover in the entire surrounding Cowichan area.

Contact Nanaimo REALTOR® Carly Carey if you're interested in learning more about the waterfront homes on the market in Youbou.