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Halfmoon Haven: Rustic Beachfront Cottage in Halfmoon Bay

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach Cottage: 2 Bdrm + Den + 2 baths

Come relax, stroll the secluded beaches and enjoy “million dollar” sunsets! We welcome you to stay at Halfmoon Haven to unwind and rejuvenate Sunshine Coast-style.

Framed by the evergreen forest, Halfmoon Haven is nestled on beautiful Welcome Beach, a secret hideaway in Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Just two easy, scenic hours from downtown Vancouver by car or 20 minutes by seaplane, your getaway is nestled in a sheltered bay with magnificent views of the Gulf Islands and Pacific Ocean.

Breathtaking sunsets will entice you down to the fire pit on the ever-changing driftwood and pebbled shoreline, while low tide reveals one of the best sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Oh, and by the way, we enjoy the mildest climate in Canada, with 14 more days of sunshine a year than Hawaii! Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.

With on-site Spa Services, 26 jet hot tub, beautiful landscaping, sand volleyball/badminton court,multi-purpose basketball/ball hockey court, beach chairs and nature abound, come rest, relax and rejuvenate Sunshine Coast Style! Halfmoon Haven is a self catered Bed and Breakfast which provides tea/coffee, dry cereal and toast.

Halfmoon Haven has 2 suites available for rent on the property. Check out our Rustic Beachfront Cottage at: https://www.vrbo.com/1196506

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RUSTIC BEACH COTTAGE

This cozy, comfortable 1300 sq. ft. 2 bedroom plus den, cozy cottage, situated steps from the beach, is your perfect beach retreat. With its comfy couches, warm atmosphere and simple luxuries, you will find the cottage has all that you need for a natural getaway. Perfect for families and couples young and old.

• Fully self-contained, rustic cottage just 26 steps from the beach

• Extended private deck with covered dining area

• Large living room with big comfy couches, wood-burning fireplace, TV, DVD player and soundsystem.

• Fully-equipped kitchen for family-style cooking and eating

• 2 full bathrooms with soaker tubs

• 3 bedrooms - each with queen-sized bed

• Sleeps 8 comfortably

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THE PROPERTY

With tropical landscaping, a full size sand sports court, beach chairs and our therapeutic hot tub, Halfmoon Haven offers all our guests a rare opportunity to truly rest, relax and rejuvenate. Ocean views by day. Sunset and star-gazing by night.

Just a stone’s throw away from Welcome Beach, considered to be the best beach on Sunshine Coast by the few locals who know of its location.

Expansive sundecks framed by beautifully landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls, established fruit trees, an organic vegetable garden, full-sized sand sports court and spa.

Naturally secluded privacy, romantic walks on the beach, and plenty of tidal pools full of sea life

Childrens’ play area, rope swing and beach toys.

Resident wildlife: eagles, blue herons, loons, ravens, dolphins, otters, orca whales, etc…

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

• Stunning 800 sq. ft. open-concept, heated yurt for group activities

• On-site private spa services: massage, mani and pedi’s.

• Private yoga classes, personalized photo shoots, five-star catering, fishing trips and floatplane services can be arranged upon request.

• Plenty of hiking trails and adventures for your enjoyment. Details provided in the cottage and the suite.

More Details

Owner
Chris and Jenn Fletcher (or Trinity - Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Chris and Jenn Fletcher (or Trinity - Property Manager)

Chris and his wife Jennifer are the proud owner/operators of Halfmoon Haven. They have two sons, Braydon and Reese.

For over 30 years Chris has worked as a Family Youth Counsellor for children at risk.

Chris teaches life skills, and offers employment counselling, drug & alcohol counselling, conflict resolution, and life skills programs for Autistic Youth.

He has expanded this work into men's retreats at Halfmoon Haven, working with parents and couples.

Jennifer is a world traveler, who served for 16 years as a Social Service Worker, mostly working directly with disabled adults and in psycho-geriatrics. Now in her own private practice, Jennifer is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist; a Practitioner and Teacher of Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork, and she facilitates Holistic Rebirthing and Breathwork experiences for individuals, couples and groups. Equipped with years of retreat work, a variety of tools from studies with various Shamans in different traditions/parts of the globe, Jennifer adores bringing people together for a unified purpose and easeful evolution.

Together, through creative visioning and a true labour of love, Halfmoon Haven has become what some guests like to call the closest thing to Heaven on Earth. We welcome you to come and share in the magical experience that the Haven has to offer.

Check out the link to our website under links to more information

Chris and Jenn Fletcher (or Trinity - Property Manager) purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Chris and Jenn Fletcher (or Trinity - Property Manager) chose Halfmoon Bay

The Sunshine Coast seemed to pick us!

We have been raising our two sons here and diving into the rich community and ocean waters for well over 10 years, offering private getaways, spectacular spa experiences, and so much more through this incredible piece of land that we happily share.

Check out our website for all our available dates under 'Links to more information'

What makes this cottage unique

*Lush oceanfront settings;

*Optional 5 star chef;

*Wifi

*Hot tub on bluff, overlooking the ocean and situated under a 500 year old doug fir tree

*Multi-faceted Spa - massage, facials, mani/pedi

*Sand volleyball court onsite

*Hiking and biking trails close by

*Fireplaces in both units, also beach fires/fire pit

*Wide blend of fruit trees, plants, wild flowers and oriental grasses.

*800 sq ft Yurt available for all guest services, or to host your perfect small business/family gathering or mini retreat.

*Moorage and boat launch within minutes

*General store within minutes

Check out our other listing for the Halfmoon Haven: Deluxe Suite: https://www.vrbo.com/1196506

Guestbook comments from the owner

Halfmoon Haven is a beautiful vacation spot on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. I took my women's group, six of us, there for a vacation and we loved it. The accommodations were spacious and tastefully furnished, the hosts were helpful and friendly and the weather was perfect. We walked along the beach with eagles soaring above. Halfmoon Haven is located on Welcome Beach, which is the best beach on the Sunshine Coast. We hiked in the old growth forests and dined at an excellent restaurant in nearby Sechelt. As we luxuriated in the large hot tub shy deer came to visit us. The beauty of the area and the soothing sound of Mother Ocean provided a healing sanctuary for all of us. I would highly recommend Halfmoon Haven for your next vacation.
Feb 2016
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Amenities

Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach Cottage Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Natures Shower - outdoor shower , Ready for you to rinse off from the sandy beach
    Deluxe Suite - Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , New - Beautifully tiled, wheel chair accessible shower
    Deluxe Suite - Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Beach Cottage - 2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Yurt Bath House - toilet , shower , Stand alone bathhouse for easy access from yurt or outside
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Eagles Pearch Master Bedroom Deluxe Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master bedroom has full bathroom
    Ravens Room Deluxe Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Comfy queen bed full walk out deck.
    Whale Watching Room Master Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Master Bedroom in the cottage with walkout deck to the beach
    Bear Den Cottage Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , very cozy and quiet
    Great room in deluxe suite - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Deer Den Room Beach Cottage - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • UNIT 1- Main House - Deluxe Suite Master Bedroom - Queen bed with wheelchair accessible ensuite in the master bedroom, cot available. Second Bedroom - King bed with ocean views, cot available. Den - Queen pull out, ocean views ~ UNIT 2 - Beach Cottage Master Bedroom - Queen bed with ocean just 20 steps away. Single cot available. Second Bedroom - Queen bed, garden view Cottage Den - Double futon, garden view
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can help you design your groups getaway retreat, everything from float planes, food and fun, to facilitated experiences and phenomenal memories to take home. Please dont hesitate to call us!

Reviews

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Halfmoon Haven: Rustic Beachfront Cottage in Halfmoon Bay
average rating of 4.142857 based on 22 reviews
5

Absolute paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at many retreats, resorts and B+Bs in my travels and I have to say that Halfmoon Haven ranks at the top of my list. My friends and I keep coming back here - we jokingly call it our second home! It's a short, easy, beautiful journey from Vancouver, but it feels a million miles away...it truly feels like home away from home thanks to all the TLC that's been put into this property. We've stayed in both the cottage and the suite and both are wonderful: very comfortably furnished and clean, with all the amenities we ever need. Both have absolutely stunning ocean views, with big patios equipped for outdoor dining and sunsets accompanied by wine. We like to begin and end each day in the big hot tub overlooking the sea - paradise!

Chris and Jenn are wonderful, gracious hosts who always go out of their way to meet any requests we have before and during our stay. Jenn's Hawaiian "lomi lomi" massage heavenly and unlike any other kind of massage! Sooo relaxing. It's also excellent value! A treat beyond words.

The natural beauty there is stunning - another factor that keeps us coming back. We love walking on the quiet beach right in front of the property and having a fire in the beachfront fire pit at night. The stars are wonderful.

Anyway, I can't recommend Halfmoon Haven enough. We've spoken with many guests who return again and again because they know they need not look any further for what they want. Truly a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, thank you so much for your amazing comments, we are so honoured to have such a sacred space to share with our valued guests who come from all over the world.
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5

Beautiful renovations, spacious, phenomenal view, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time at Halfmoon Haven- the only problem was we should have booked a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington
5

Peaceful, beautiful, and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying on the Sunshine Coast, and it was by far one of the best family vacations we have been on. The accomadations were great, and there were no problems what so ever. Everything was clean and up to date. Now the view was the best part. Ocean front and spectacular, there are no words to explain the view, you can only see for yourself. The owners were also very nice and made us feel very welcome. The food was well stocked and the needed appliances and kitchen utensils were there. Halfmoon Haven was great for my kids and my older mother. My family and I will definitely be staying here again in the near future.

Cheers

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, B.C. Canada
5

A visit to paradise

  • 5 of 5

I went to Halfmoon Haven with my wife and had a wonderful five days. We stayed in the main house, which is large and roomy. Our bedroom had a beautiful view of the ocean and we woke to the calming sound of Mother ocean. The property is on Welcome Beach, which is the best beach on the Sunshine Coast. We enjoyed late nights in the hot tub, looking up at the stars and completely relaxing. The owners, Chris and Jenn Fletcher, are very welcoming and helpful. There are many old growth forests nearby and hikes and we could go into Sechelt for a delicous dinner, a few minutes down the road. We highly recommend Halfmoon Haven to others. It feels like a spiritual and healing place where you can be nurtured and enjoy the beauty of nature.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA
2

Not at this moment as advertised

  • 2 of 5

This is a lovely site with lovely potential, but it is currently somewhat run down, and not as the pictures would imply, nor are all services advertised given. I would not exclude this as a possible rental--there are many plusses--but find out from the owners if they have addressed recent problems before you rent. If they have, go for it!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valued guest, thank you for your feedback and you will be pleased to know we have closed for our low season to do full upgrades to both our deluxe suite and our beach cottage. We will be re-opening in April with brand new fixtures, appliances and extra amenities. Plus you will always have your million dollar beachfront view.
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Vancouver Island
2

Pay for the view

  • 2 of 5

While the sunshine coast is a beautiful place to visit, I will not be choosing Halfmoon Haven again. The view was amazing from the beach front cottage, as well as from the hot tub (when it was functioning), but it pretty much stops there. With a poorly stocked kitchen, furniture that was dirty, cluttered living spaces, and a generally run-down cottage (with a leaky roof), I would recommend this rental only if you plan on spending the majority of your day at the beach and don't mind getting rained on through the roof while you sleep. I felt it was overpriced as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valued guest. Thank you so much for the updates we have fixed the window seal leak and re-stocked the kitchen. Our regular cleaner was away so the cottage did not have all the usual items you would be used too. You will be pleased to know we have closed down for our low season to upgrade all the units and grounds so Halfmoon Haven will be all shiny and new for our high season in 2016. We take pride in being the number one booked vacation retreat on the Sunshine Coast for the past 10 years and we continue to strive to bring the best service and value to all our guests. We welcome you to come back next year to see all our new features and improvements.
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Map

Seargent Bay Provincial Park
Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park
Welcome Woods Market
Redrooffs Rd
Halfmoon Bay Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
From this point you are almost there if you come from pender
Nearest Point of Interest
8505 redrooffs road
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $78.35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $391.76
Tax Rate 5.0%

Life happens.... we understand.
Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

*$100 deposit plus tax with more than 30 days cancellation.
*A one nights fee plus tax with less than 30 days notice.
*No refunds with less than 7 days notice.
*For large groups of 10 or more, weddings, and retreats there is a $500 non-refundable deposit upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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