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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: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • 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.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • 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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              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



              Other Amenities



                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

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

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

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


                      • Family


                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Water Parks

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beach 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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Broadband Access:

                        Wireless, high speed internet connection....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • 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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Electric baseboard heating throughout...moreless

                      • Internet:


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

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

                      • Parking Off Street:


                      • Telephone:


                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        See above (Broadband Internet)...moreless

                      • Wood Stove


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher:

                        new Kitchen Aid dishwasher...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • 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

                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Side by Side with ice maker....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        newer smooth top stove with oven...moreless

                      • Toaster


                      • 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

                      • Golf:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Newer top of the line Weber BBQ...moreless

                      Payment Type

                          • Visa

                          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



                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 18 traveler reviews
                              **All rates are in Canadian Dollars**
                              High Season .. May 15-Sep 30 .. $190-$350/night* plus cleaning fee
                              Low Season ... Oct 01-May 15 .. $150-$290/night* plus cleaning fee
                              Deposit: The greater of $200 or 20% of the total rental.
                              Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
                              Damage Policy: The cost of repair or replacement will be charged.
                              Minimum Rental & Cancellation Policy - contact owner for details
                              *Rates - Contact us for specific rates especially for Christmas and New Years

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                              Last updated: 12/11/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates


                              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: english, german

                              Links to more information:

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014


                              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
                              Member since: 2006
                              Speaks: english, german
                              • Response time: Within a few days
                              • Response rate: 40%
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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                              (604) 948-5097

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