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Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views

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Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background


Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Halfmoon Bay house description

We invite you to our cozy 3 bedroom cottage in Halfmoon Bay. You will forget all the stresses of city living as soon as you arrive. Surrounded by the forest and taking in the expansive views over Halfmoon Bay and beyond to Vancouver Island’s snow capped mountains, you will soon experience a sense of well being and contentment.

Situated on a small hill adjacent to the shore, it’s only steps to the beach and the historic Redrooffs Trail that will take you to the Halfmoon Bay General Store, the Upper Crust Gourmet Store and the government wharf.

Watch bald eagles, blue herons and osprey share the sky. Closer to shore, you’ll see seals, otters and a great variety of waterfowl. Sunsets are spectacular and provide many photo opportunities.

In the summertime there is a steady stream of boat traffic as beautiful yachts head up Welcome Passage on their way to the famous cruising grounds of Desolation Sound. In the evenings, Alaska bound cruise ships can be seen heading up the Strait of Georgia in the golden glow of the setting sun. There is always something to see and there are many recreational activities for visitors.

Kayak in Halfmoon Bay or head over to Buccaneer Bay on Thormanby Island where you can enjoy one of the finest sandy beaches in the Strait of Georgia. Play golf at one of our challenging courses or go hiking on the many trails. Drive up to Egmont (35minutes) and enjoy the easy 45 minute hike into the famous Skookumchuk Narrows where you can view one of the largest and fastest tidal rapids in the world running at over 14 knots! Take an easy hike up Pender Hill in Irvine’s Landing and enjoy spectacular views of Pender Harbour (sometimes called “Venice of the North”), the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island.

Go fishing. There is excellent fishing with guides available in Secret Cove and other locations. Closer to home, you can try your luck right off the Halfmoon Bay government dock. Rent a boat from Buccaneer Marina in Secret Cove and explore the coastline and islands.

Or, just enjoy the cottage and relax. Sit on the deck and read your favourite book. Watch one of our many movies or rent one at the historic Halfmoon Bay General Store. Soak in the hot tub after going for your walk. The opportunities for your enjoyment are endless.

Read some of the many comments from our guests and then check our online calendar for availability. We'd love to host you for your special vacation or weekend getaway.

Keywords: Oceanview Cottage

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                We have a children's playground with swings, slide, fireman's pole and an elevated platform with a small playhouse. THERE IS A HIGH CHAIR AND ALSO A FOLDING PLAYPEN. ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Guests must be over the age of 30....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                See above....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Bedroom 3


              • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) 2 oversize SETS OF BUNK BEDS in a bedroom with vaulted ceiling and individual reading lights. THERE IS ALSO A PLAYPEN FOR BABIES. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1



              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Our kitchen features a smooth top Whirpool stove, side by side Kitchen Aid fridge/freezer with ice maker,microwave, coffeemaker, ,dishwasher,double sink, garbage compactor,toaster,blender,and an extensive complement of dishes, cookware, small appliances and cutlery....moreless

              • Stove:

                newer smooth top stove with oven...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side by Side with ice maker....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                new Kitchen Aid dishwasher...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking:

                Ample parking in our driveway as well as on the street...moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric baseboard heating throughout...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Stove
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities



                  • Video Library:

                    We have a video/dvd library with over 200 movies. There is also access to NetFlix. ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    42' HD Screen - one in Living Room and another one in our Rock Room ...moreless

                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player


                  • Computer Available:

                    Bring your laptop and use our external keyboard, large monitor and printer in the downstairs 'Rock Room' see photos in our website ...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Wireless, high speed internet connection....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Large new top of the line hot tub with seating for 6-7 in a total private setting with spectacular view across Halfmoon Bay....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        We have a very large deck on both sides of the house. The waterside deck has a patio table with umbrella and seating for up to 8 people. There is also a lounger as well as 6 Adirondack chairs for your comfort....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Extensive landscaping with water features, landscape lighting and total privacy. ...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        3 golf courses within easy 20-30 minutes driving time...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Newer top of the line Weber BBQ...moreless


                          • Family

                          Location & View

                          • Ocean View:

                            Our cottage is only steps up from a small sandy beach with a spectacular view of Halfmoon Bay and Vancouver Island. It faces west and therefore our guests can enjoy sunshine all day and evening....moreless

                          • Beach View


                          • Cinemas
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Hiking
                          • Sailing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Shelling
                          • Restaurants
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Water Parks
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 15 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          May 15 - Sep 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Taxes Not included


                          Rates shown are based on a couple during High Season. Rates will vary depending on the season, the number of people in the party and whether or not the rental is for a weekend or a week. Minimum rental is 2 nights except for Holiday Long Weekends - 3 nights. THE MINIMUM RENTAL DURING JULY AND AUGUST IS ONE WEEK. PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR PRICING.

                          VISA for deposit and final payment. Deposit due immediately to confirm booking and balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit is the greater of $200 or 25% of the rental.

                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                          80 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Vancouver International
                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Horseshoe Bay - Langdale Ferry
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          3 golf courses within an easy 20 minute drive
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          several within an easy 15 minute drive

                          Car: Necessary


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1983

                          About the owner: Our family purchased the property in 1981 and then had the cottage built to lockup by a contractor. We spent the next few years making our cottage into a very special, comfortable weekend home and have continued to make many improvements over the years. We chose locating on the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and yet also for it's unique location. It's only accessible via the ferry (a short 45 minute crossing) which makes it special. The Sunshine Coast enjoys a very relaxed lifestyle and provides residents and visitors with a great variety of activities not to mention the spectacular outdoors. We enjoy sharing our special retreat with guests who come from all over Western Canada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Hawaii and also some from Europe. It gives us great pleasure to welcome our guests to our little piece of paradise.

                          Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay:
                          We chose locating on the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and it's laid back lifestyle coupled with lots of outdoor activities. See above for more details.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our cottage has all of the amenities of a house in the city, yet we have total privacy on 1/2 acre of semi waterfront with spectacular views of Halfmoon Bay and beyond. We enjoy having our boat moored in front of our property and easy access to many cruising destinations. Our grandchildren enjoy the playground on our property, the hot tub and many other outdoor activities.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: german, english

                          Links to more information:

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                          • Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background

                            Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background

                          • View from the Deck westward across Halfmoon Bay

                            View from the Deck westward across Halfmoon Bay

                          • LIVING ROOM

                            LIVING ROOM

                          • Cottage Deck and view of Halfmoon Bay

                            Cottage Deck and view of Halfmoon Bay

                          • KITCHEN


                          • Children's PlayStation - slide, swings, monkey bars, fireman's pole

                            Children's PlayStation - slide, swings, monkey bars, fireman's pole

                          VRBO #98638

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

                          C$220 per night (CAD)

                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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