The Aerie- a Glazed Modern Treehouse

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Set in five acres of mature west coast forest including access to 260 feet of low bank waterfront commanding a sunny south facing point with a private beach. Seals and otters frolic among the islets and eagles perch in the cedars and ancient firs.

Perched on the edge of a moss and lichen covered bluff in the open arbutus and fir canopy, this 1220 sq ft glazed aerie offers intimate views of the surrounding forest as well as the rugged coast.(sleeps 2-5)

Short paths, benches and seating areas along the shoreline offer different perspectives from which to view the landscape and its native west coast flora and fauna.


A graceful butterfly roofline and sweeping expanses of glass blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces in this new modern treehouse which reflects a contemporary twist on traditional typologies, especially corrugated metal boat sheds and cedar clad cottages.

A 10 ft. granite island anchors a modern kitchen and serves as a gathering spot in the open living area.

The master bedroom and ensuite enjoy private forest views. A queen sized bed and rainshower refresh.

Cleverly designed niches offer sitting and sleeping areas for extra guests.

An additional bathroom with a comfortable deep tub adds convenience for families.

Large deck wraps around the south corner for beautiful ocean views and al fresco dining. Private patio to the rear includes a hot tub and private lounging area.

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The property includes the Aerie and the Pointhouse. The Pointhouse operates mainly as a B&B for guests who want a little more pampering and wish to be directly at the waters edge. It can also be booked for vacations or small private events such as intimate weddings, family reunions, birthdays.., with or without the Aerie. Aerie guests can enjoy their own private oasis as well as the some of the waterfront nooks around the Pointhouse.

Property amenities include access to a private beach where you can beachcomb, kayak, boat or swim, new seasonal dock (May-Sept), large pavilion with BBQ area, gardens, and a studio for massage, yoga or meditation .

The location is very central to all that the Sunshine Coast offers -Restaurants, galleries, hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, golf, tennis, and more.Ten Minutes to Sechelt - 30 minutes to either Pender Harbor or Gisbons. Easy access to Vancouver Island, Vancouver or Whistler by ferry or float plane. The only problem with planning to explore the Coast is -You won't ever want to leave the property!

Perfect for a romantic getaway, a relaxing family vacation, small weddings or meetings, a week of sun and water sports with friends, or cosying up by the fire to watch the winter storms.

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Massage and Chef services available.


Two amazing staterooms evoke a luxury small cruise ship feel with spa style bathrooms as well as tub/sitting rooms which enjoy the ocean views. Gas fireplaces, king sized beds, luxury linens, private decks, fridge and coffee makers, 42' smart TVs, robes and spa toiletries complete the appointments in each room.

Beautiful custom walnut cabinetry throughout reinforces the nautical feel with lots of ship shape storeage especially in the kitchen which makes the property suitable for catering small weddings or other special events.

Generous open space on both levels offer lots of choices for gathering or seclusion. The lower living room and lounge forms the prow of the ship and opens to a large oceanfront deck and associated patios great for outdoor lounging and dining.

Massage and Chef services available.

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Keywords: Boutique lodging, Exclusive, Breathtaking, Luxurious, Stunning, Private, Low bank waterfront, elopements, honeymoons,


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1224 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom : 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom and sleeping niche in great room, Baby Cribs (1) Graco type child bed on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed (office niche)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Covered Pavilion for weddings/family reunions, special events. Private beach, natural landscaping, beautiful setting....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, books...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Music library, Satellite/Internet radio as well as iPod docks for personal collections...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' flat screen...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Apple TV, satellite...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Shares spectacular 5 acre oceanfront estate property with the Pointhouse (vrbo ) Private beach, waterfront nooks, gardens and 30' seasonal dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining area part of great room, Seating for 6 indoors. Deck table and chairs for 6 outdoors...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in the great room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    high speed Wi-Fi with iMac computer provided. Surround sound with internet radio, iPod dock and Apple TV ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    Personal Chef services can be booked if desired....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, utensils and small appliances...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    side by side fridge/freezer combination...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, baking staples, condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    induction cooktop, electric oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around deck and patios....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Secluded hot tub with ocean views...moreless



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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Apr 29 - Jun 16, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Jun 17 - Sep 18, 2016
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning C$100 + tax
  • Pet Fee C$25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


Prices based on double occupancy. Additional guests $25pp/nt.Minimum age for renters 25 years.

Weekly discount 10%. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. One time Cleaning fee $100. Up to 2 dogs accepted . Additional pet fee $25pp/nt. Book securely online on our website at

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Reservation deposit is 50% of total with balance due 30 days in advance.

Cancellation 30 days

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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37 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Sunshine Coast Highway
Halfmoon Bay
Nearest Beach
Sargeant Bay

Car: Recommended

Please visit for correct marker location on google map. We're on the sunny side of Sargeant Bay.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We bought the property in Dec 2005 as our future retirement home while we were still residing and working in Dawson Creek, BC. It was a successful vacation rental till Feb 2010 when we began a complete reconstruction of the main house and built a new guesthouse on the bluff above. We made the move to the Sunshine Coast full time in January 2011 living first in the Aerie guesthouse and finally the expanded and renovated Pointhouse Jun 2012. With the B&B and a busy schedule of physician locums, retirement is still a ways off. Fortunately, life on the coast is a more relaxed pace.

Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay:
The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible from Vancouver-car,ferry, boat, floatplane, commercial/ corporate aircraft. The location is spectacular - You have to visit to appreciate. Most beautiful landscapes on the Sunshine Coast. Sargeant Bay Provincial Park is a little known jewel. A secluded log strewn halfmoon shingle beach with sand at low tide backed by a magnificent bird sanctuary and lovely hiking and mountain bike paths. Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender Harbor and points in between offer innumerable opportunities for sightseeing, cultural and sporting activities and this property is located centrally to it all.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This estate offers one of the most luxurious, private and peaceful locations on all the Coast. Everything about the property, both natural and crafted, is designed to induce relaxation.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Aerie from below

    The Aerie from below

  • Inside the Aerie

    Inside the Aerie

  • well stocked kitchen with european design appliances

    well stocked kitchen with european design appliances

  • northeast view

    northeast view

  • Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

  • Hot tub area with view to bay and Mighty Rock (pre landscaping)

    Hot tub area with view to bay and Mighty Rock (pre landscaping)

  • Sunset terrace

    Sunset terrace

  • log steps to the beach

    log steps to the beach

  • low tide clam bed

    low tide clam bed

  • The Aerie (guesthouse) from behind

    The Aerie (guesthouse) from behind

  • West view

    West view

  • living room with wood burning fireplace and flat screen tv

    living room with wood burning fireplace and flat screen tv

  • patio area with woodland surround

    patio area with woodland surround

  • Chaises beside hot tub for private lounging

    Chaises beside hot tub for private lounging

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Comfy queen niche bed

    Comfy queen niche bed

  • Aerie great room with wood burning fireplace

    Aerie great room with wood burning fireplace

  • massage studio

    massage studio

  • waterside deck with gas firepit, outdoor shower

    waterside deck with gas firepit, outdoor shower

  • japanese fountain, pond and pavilion ((in progress)

    japanese fountain, pond and pavilion ((in progress)

VRBO #397574

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Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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