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Private, Rural Retreat; Hiking, Biking Trails-for Friends/Family-Sleeps 10-13!

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We have a perfect family home for a relaxing retreat or a home base for those daily excursions of the many nearby amenities. Enjoy observing the goldfish in the large pond and roasting marshmallows in the backyard fire pit in the evenings. Nature walks abound in this area known for its’ established networks for both hiking and biking. Frances Beach is a block away with a newly installed ‘Stairway of 1000 Steps’ so it’s not for the faint of heart, but definitely worth it for the privacy and serene views of the lighthouse on Merry Island and the sailboats drifting lazily by.

This home offers four bedrooms, a master bedroom up with a walk in closet and luxury queen mattress. The second bedroom upstairs is actually two smaller rooms converted into one large room to accommodate two double beds, great for siblings or cousins sharing. There’s a games cupboard in this room as well and lots of space for hanging out. You will also find a full bathroom on the upper floor with a tub and shower, toilet and sink. The kitchen, dining and living room is part of a great room layout that makes it easy to spend time together as a family. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and small appliances including a mixer, blender, toaster, coffee maker, and waffle iron. There is bake ware and pots and pans for all your culinary pursuits. There’s a large harvest table and seating for six, and there’s also a folding table available for those larger family gatherings. The living room has comfortable leather seating for eight, as well as a bookcase and a keyboard for the musician in the family. This is a bright space, overlooking the south facing backyard. There is a large deck off the kitchen, which has patio seating for four, as well as a large BBQ.

Downstairs you will find a spacious second master bedroom with queen bed and sitting area. The fourth bedroom down is smaller, but quiet and serene with a white double bed and furnishings. The bathroom down has a shower stall and toilet and sink. On the lower floor in the recreation room there is a queen sofabed as well as a single murphy bed for those extra guests. You will also find a 42 inch LG Smart TV with crystal clear audio out of a Sony soundbar with subwoofer. Relax on the comfy sofa and chair with ottoman and enjoy your popcorn and movie. We have Telus Essentials TV, Netflix and a DVD player. There are DVD rentals available at Welcome Woods Market a few blocks away or bring your own favorites. There is also a foosball table for more rainy day fun!

The property offers over a half acre for your enjoyment, including seating areas around the garden pond and still plenty of room for kids to run and play. Enjoy the gurgling of the fountain and the sounds of nature so abundant in the yard. Birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies and crickets are all attracted here. Have a hot tub in the evening and observe the millions of stars on display so prominently here on the coast. This is one of the first things we noticed upon moving from the city....the stars are so much brighter here! Or perhaps you might like to have a fire in the back yard fire pit and roast marshmallows. There is wood in the nearby shed, but please adhere to any current fire bans.

In the neighbourhood, you will find Connor Park a five minute walk away, with ball fields, covered picnic area, playground and bike pump tracks. Again, this area is known for its’ fantastic biking trails, so consider bringing or renting some while you are here. Off the Edge Bike Shop in Sechelt has rentals. Also in the neighborhood is the local Welcome Woods Market, with basic groceries, sundries, deli, DVD rentals, ice cream and candy, and liquor store, there’s something for everyone. It’s a great place to pull up a deck chair and get to know the locals too.

Getting in the car and heading out on Redrooffs Road, you will find Welcome Beach, a walk on beach great for looking for treasures, especially when the tide is out. Sunset can be pretty spectacular from this spot too. Further down Redrooffs, you will come to Cooper’s Green, with its’ historic hall and picnic area, it’s a great spot for those larger family gatherings. There’s a BBQ pit right on the waterfront with a boat launch and some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving on the coast. At the end of Redrooffs you will find the historic Halfmoon Bay General Store and Cafe. Here, gourmet treats, soups, sandwiches and pizza abound. It’s a local gathering spot, often busy with folks having coffee and lunch on the provided patio tables and chairs. It’s a great place to grab an ice cream and take a nice walk down to the government dock. All this within a five minute drive of the property, so you will have lots to explore even beyond that as you travel further up or down the coast. Sechelt is a short 12 minute drive away, offering many amenities you may need for your stay, including a movie theater, museum, grocery stores, (Extra Foods and Claytons in Trail Bay Mall are the two main grocers) as well as plenty of restaurants, pubs and shopping.

We hope you will come and discover the charm of this area and create memories with your kids and family and friends. We would love to host you at Halfmoon Bay Place to Stay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    age 28, but may consider younger families with references...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Especially school age children, but we do have amenities for 0-3, with a playpen with bassinet feature, high chair and a baby gate for the top of the stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We have a pet, so it is pet friendly, and the trails surrounding are ideal for off leash dog walking, but would be by prior approval only. There would be an additional pet fee required. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    downstairs only, so no access to kitchen and dining upstairs unless carried...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom upstairs-sleeps two...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Second bedroom upstairs with two double beds-sleeps four...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Second master downstairs with queen bed-sleeps two...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Bedroom downstairs with a double/full size bed-sleeps two...moreless

  • Recreation Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed

    Queen sleeper sofa-sleeps two and Murphy bed-sleeps one...moreless

  • Master bedroom upstairs has a walk in closet and would be spacious enough to put in a portable crib if needed. A portable crib with bassinet feature is available. The second bedroom upstairs is actually two small rooms made in to one larger room, so is very spacious, and fun for siblings or cousins to share, or fun adults! There's a games cupboard in there as well. The second master downstairs is very spacious and has a sitting area, and plenty of room for families with babies. The fourth bedroom downstairs is lovely and quiet, though smaller than the others. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bath with shower only...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookshelf with adult and child books and novels...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Toshiba full HD DVD player...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Board games provided as well as a foosball table in the recreation room downstairs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Telus Fibre Optics Basic Essentials TV and Netflix ...moreless

  • Television:

    LG 42' Full HD Smart TV ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    large table for 6, but can add chairs and a folding table to make seating for 10-12 and tablecloths....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High efficiency front loader dryer provided along with environmetally, allergy safe softener provided in a spray bottle. Please use the provided washcloth and spray 6X onto cloth for dryer sheet...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboards....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet using fibre optics. 25mbps download speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Mattress pads and sheets for all beds. Coverlets and/or duvets provided depending on the season....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room style connecting to the kitchen and dining areas with sofa seating for up to 8. Bookshelf, small keyboard and pleasant view of the pond and yard. Large deck off the dining room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport and driveway parking available for four plus cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two towels provided per person. Please do not remove from the property. Bring your own towels for the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency front loader washer provided along with environmentally, allergy and septic safe detergent. Please use this detergent. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Available downstairs. Plenty of wood in the shed at the bottom of the property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a ten cup coffee maker with insulated carafe. There is an extra one downstairs if required. Basket filters are included. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have dishes and utensils for 12 plus extras. There is also a roasting pan, large soup pot, three sizes of pots, cookie trays, slow cooker with recipe book, cutting boards, knives, waffle iron....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher and dish soap provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with large fridge, flat surface stovetop with convection oven, double sink and dishwasher. Also have the top rated e-spring water treatment system on a separate spout at the sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    convection oven works great!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices, napkins, paper towel, toilet paper, sugar, cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size fridge with freezer at the top. Also have a freezer downstairs....moreless

  • Stove:

    flat surface top makes clean up easy...moreless

  • Toaster:

    We provide two toasters, one is clearly marked as GLUTEN FREE BREAD ONLY. This is for our family, and hope you will respect this stipulation and not use wheat bread in this toaster as we are celiac....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table and chairs available for up to six on the deck. Two of those chairs are on the deck below and can be brought up as needed....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The property is located on over a half acre with plenty of areas for just hanging out, as well as a firepit at the bottom of the yard. Pond, gardens, hot tub and areas to run and play....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grilling BBQ with side burner and propane provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have two shorty water suits for kids size 10-12 and size 12-14 available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Six person hot tub available. Please note due to water shortages we only change out the water fully as needed in the busy summer season. Chemicals are added regularly to keep it fresh....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2015
May 15 - Jun 18, 2015
2 night min stay
C$200 C$225
Fri, Sat
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015
Jun 19 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
C$225 C$250
Fri, Sat
C$1,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
C$200 C$225
Fri, Sat
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall 2015
Oct 13 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
C$175 C$200
Fri, Sat
C$1,225

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Season 2015
Dec 1 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
C$200 C$225
Fri, Sat
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
C$200 C$225
Fri, Sat
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Cleaning*see note C$200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

*Weekend rates and three night stay will apply for all holidays and long weekends

**Pet fee is $10.00 per pet, per night

***Cleaning fee is $200.00

****You can reduce your cleaning fee by $50.00 by taking a few simple steps to shorten the cleaning time for the housekeepers. A checklist will be provided to help you save money on your vacation rental!


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

13 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Sechelt Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Sechelt
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Langdale
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Sechelt Golf and Country Club
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Sunshine Coast Hwy 101
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Sechelt
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Dakota Ridge
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Welcome Beach

Car: Necessary

We live in an area that I would describe as rural residential surrounded by an awesome network of hiking and biking trails through the forest, and only one block away from a newly installed set of stairs and a trail down to Frances Beach. This beach is across from the scenic Merry Island with it's red rooffed lighthouse. Spend an afternoon watching the sailboats and yachts motor by and look for beach treasures. Save some energy for the hike back up! In this friendly, welcoming community, you will find the local Halfmoon Bay School and Connor Park just a couple blocks away on Northwood. There you will have access to a playground, basketball court, ball fields, picnic area and bike pump track. A few minutes walk away on Fawn Rd, you will find the Welcome Woods Market, where you can get candy, ice-cream, movies, lottery, liquor, groceries, and sundries. There is also a delicious in-store bakery and deli. Daily lunch specials, homemade muffins, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. They also feature a great selection of regional and imported wines and cold beers. A five minute or less drive away you will find Cooper's Green Park. This popular waterfront park that looks across the Straight of Georgia has a large grassy treed area ideal for family picnic's or just relaxing. During the summer you can play beach volleyball on the sandy court. The park also includes a barbeque pit, washroom facilities, swimming beach and public boat launch. It is also a popular location for divers. The hall facility has a full kitchen and fireplace and can accommodate up to 82 people. A caretaker lives on-site. For hall rental information go to http://www.scrd.ca/Coopers-Green. Not much further up from Cooper's Green, you will find the historic Halfmoon Bay Cafe and Store. Go for ice cream, gourmet pizza and healthy soups and sandwiches, grab a coffee and experience a little bit of Halfmoon Bay neighbourliness. There's a nice stroll to the gov't wharf as well, just enough time to finish your cone and watch the sun go down. It's like something out of an old fashioned movie. You will love it!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are a family of five who fell in love with the coast after many visits here to the grandparents. We finally took the leap in 2009 to full time living on the coast and have had five years of living in a great community and enjoying an amazing lifestyle. Alas, due to work projects being mostly on the mainland, we have elected to move back to Burnaby where my husband grew up, but wanted to continue enjoying our home in Halfmoon Bay as a family while sharing it with others. We have made so many friendships and connections in this community and hope to carry on making many more memories here. We hope you will find some of those special moments here too.

Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay:
When we first looked at this property, it felt like home. This became my house as soon as I set foot in it. The pond, the rock walls, the spacious yard, the layout of the house perfect for family gatherings. Since then we have hosted many, many special events and family dinners. We hope you will feel at home here too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the privacy this property offers. It's set back from the street with the driveway lined with the rock wall that leads you to the house. The back of the property is private with a beautiful pond loaded with goldfish and surrounded by gardens. You will love sitting and listening to the bubbling of the pond fountain and....not much else. So peaceful. At night the stars are so bright as you look up from the lounger in the hot tub. You just don't see the stars that bright in the city. I hope you will take pleasure in the little things that surround you.


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Photos

  • Listen to the gurgling fountain of the pond.

    Listen to the gurgling fountain of the pond.

  • All for your enjoyment!

    All for your enjoyment!

  • The pond is loaded with goldfish!

    The pond is loaded with goldfish!

  • The newly installed steps down to the beach just a block away.

    The newly installed steps down to the beach just a block away.

  • Your adventure begins and ends with a 40 minute ferry ride.  Magic!

    Your adventure begins and ends with a 40 minute ferry ride. Magic!

  • Seating for eight in the living room.  Books and keyboard for your enjoyment.

    Seating for eight in the living room. Books and keyboard for your enjoyment.

  • Master bedroom with plenty of space and light.

    Master bedroom with plenty of space and light.

  • Board games for rainy days.

    Board games for rainy days.

  • Upstairs bath with shower.

    Upstairs bath with shower.

  • Foosball table for your rainy day fun!

    Foosball table for your rainy day fun!

  • Second bedroom downstairs with double bed.

    Second bedroom downstairs with double bed.

  • Cleanliness is our policy.

    Cleanliness is our policy.

  • Enter the garden gate.

    Enter the garden gate.

  • Made for relaxing.

    Made for relaxing.

  • Half acre to run around on and it's fully fenced.  Firepit at bottom of property

    Half acre to run around on and it's fully fenced. Firepit at bottom of property

  • Frances Beach overlooks the lighthouse of Merry Island.

    Frances Beach overlooks the lighthouse of Merry Island.

  • Spacious kitchen fully equipped and large harvest table.  Enjoy!

    Spacious kitchen fully equipped and large harvest table. Enjoy!

  • Master bedroom upstairs with queen bed and walk in closet.

    Master bedroom upstairs with queen bed and walk in closet.

  • Second bedroom upstairs with two double beds and games closet.  Lots of space!

    Second bedroom upstairs with two double beds and games closet. Lots of space!

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Downstairs recreation room with 42' LG Telus TV, queen sofabed and woodstove.

    Downstairs recreation room with 42' LG Telus TV, queen sofabed and woodstove.

  • Downstairs second master bedroom with queen bed and seating area, very spacious!

    Downstairs second master bedroom with queen bed and seating area, very spacious!

  • Second bathroom downstairs with shower stall.

    Second bathroom downstairs with shower stall.

  • A sense of humour is always appreciated!

    A sense of humour is always appreciated!

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