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Longhouse Bay Getaway is a rural waterfront property in the heart of Secret Cove, Halfmoon Bay BC. Located 20 minutes north of Sechelt in the Secret Cove district, Longhouse bay is rural yet close to many amenities. The property is unique in that we host a wetland and a wetland recovery area, forested acreage and open low and high bank waterfront. Tucked into a little cove, we have named Longhouse Bay, we lay protected from the storms. The little bay is a beautiful swim area in the summer. Most of our entertaining and living area is located along the waterfront, with Willis taking great care with joining decks and boardwalks. A little BC history still remains and you can see the old boom anchors along the shoreline that take us back to an earlier era. This unique property has historical value of the post-depression era and the original 2 bedroom cottage; still maintains the central 400 square foot depression cabin easily outlined with its curved ceilings; now fully renovated and modernly decorated, but in its’ day, if you were unemployed, you and your family would be sent to a work camp and be given a home for your family to live in. Small 400 square foot cottages dotted this 1 mile stretch of coastline but very few remaining today. You will enjoy this historical cottage, fully restored into a beautiful 2 bedroom home that we lived in for 18 years. Our expansion added the master bedroom, featuring vaulted cedar ceilings, double mirrored closets and cedar lined closets and small built in entertainment center. a latticed garden seating area with large sliding doors that access the Longhouse and other outdoor areas. The 2nd bedroom features double sized bunk beds, with separate entrance and garden views. A bright modern central bathroom features full tiled glass shower, and two piece bath, skylight and lots of storage. The kitchen area, part of the main depression cottage, now fully renovated in bright white cabinetry, and stocked with everything you will need for your vacation; if required, the longhouse holds additional kitchen items. In addition, your 2 bedroom cottage has a flat screen TV and cable with couch and love seat, featuring original art throughout the property, a desk, WIFI, and hardwood floors. The lower sun room has additional Queen pull-out; with semi-privacy curtains; coffee table and pine dining table and chairs for 6. One of the most striking waterfront views on the coast, you can see the water from the kitchen dining and living areas. In all weather, you will enjoy the Longhouse, Decorated in comfy furniture that you can cuddle up in, lots or original art pieces and dining for 10. This natural post and beam and glass area is outdoor living expanding into nature. Build by Willis 4 years ago, the trees came from our forest, we fell, hand peeled and timbered the posts, milled some for the beautiful ceiling creating a warm and inviting entertainment area. The Longhouse is a peaceful and unique place to spend your time, close to the water and in local eagle nesting grounds, watch the sea life out front. This central gathering area joins the octagon deck with its massive outdoor fireplace, dining and lounge chairs, further to the left, the hot tub deck, more boardwalks, path leading to our waterfront patio with propane fire-pit, additional dining and lounge area attached to our seasonal dock. All common area that registered guests are able to enjoy. Our property also has a dock and boat launch as well as a future lake (under-construction hope to finish 2014) Kayak rentals close by, lots of local hiking trails and two beautiful waterfront restaurants; (one seasonal); or have a personal chef called in for a special evening. Both entrepreneur’s, Willis a builder and Adele was a restaurateur, Art gallery owner, now a human and Veterinary Homeopath. We enjoy our lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast, a place we chose to live long ago and still enjoy today.
Keywords: Modern west coast home, extensive decks, patio, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, Longhouse common area, and adventure hut.
Queen size pull-out in lower living room with curtain...moreless
Queen size Bed (1) Master bedroom, 2 bedroom cottage, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in lower living room with curtain for semi-privacy, lovely leather look coffee table. Bunk Beds (1) second bedroom are Double sized, easily sleep 4 people in this comfortable room...moreless
Fully tiled bathroom. Glass and tile shower with toilet and sink
Massive post and beam and glass common area, called the Longhouse, with full outdoor living and dining, dock, boat launch for summer guests. We have added a laundry room that guests may use, along with a toilet in this room for outdoor accessibility....moreless
Summer Season Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 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
Pet FeeC$25 + tax
The Kitchen must be cleaned at the end of stay. Dishes in dishwasher, pots and pans cleaned and placed into cupboards.
Surfaces cleaned. stove and oven surfaces cleaned, garbage into trash bin and recycling placed into recycle area. If these items are left, a $40 per hour cleaning fee will be charged for the additional cleaning time required.
If Propane BBQ is left on charges will apply.
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About the owner: Adele and Willis Horst are both long-time residence of the Sunshine Coast. Willis was a contractor builder for the past 35 years and has constructed most of what you will enjoy at longhouse Bay Getaway. Willis also dabbled in acting and still has interest in the arts.
Adele has been an entrepreneur and has enjoyed success in the art, entertainment and health fields where she is a licensed Homeopathic practitioner. Adele currently operates a Property Management company and practices Human and Veterinary Homeopathy
Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay: Willis and Adele purchased the property in 1992 and have slowly developed the property over time.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The property is unique, as it is acreage on the waterfront, with a natural wetland area that we are recovering and building a lake! So on our driveway in, you will travel along the side of the soon to be lake, where we hope to someday stock with fish that can be enjoyed by all.
The waterfront is developed as our living area. There are 2 homes; a one bedroom and a 2 bedroom home, build around the central gathering area, we call the Longhouse. Willis has constructed boardwalks and decks that join each other as they flow across the waterfront, including a lower patio that joins our dock. You can also launch a boat right from the property! There are many interesting and varied areas for guest to enjoy. You can always a quiet spot away from others or common area to engage with friends and other guests.