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Family & pet friendly, homey beachfront Cottage, Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast

Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada
  • Cottage1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Beach Cottage steps from the Ocean

Halfmoon Haven Beachfront Cottage is a gem for families or friends looking for an idyllic West Coast getaway. Nestled in the heart of Halfmoon Bay on Welcome Beach, you will sleep to the sounds of the waves and wake up to the songs of the Eagles. Explore nature at your door, or put your feet up and relax on the deck, as you watch your kids and fur babies play on the beach, only a few feet away. We provide the BBQ, and board games, hot tub and sand court, you create the memories to last.

The space

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, Sunshine Coast style.

Ocean views by day. Sunset and star-gazing by night.

Childrens’ play area, rope swing and beach toys.

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

This homey 1300 sq. ft. beach cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and full kitchen/laundry amenities. Situated literally steps from the beach, this is your perfect beach retreat. With its cozy couches, warm atmosphere and simple luxuries, you will find the cottage has all that you need for a natural getaway.

We welcome groups of all kinds, families, children and yes, we do accommodate fur babies / well-behaved pets.

Your booking for the Beach Cottage includes:

- Fully self-contained cottage just 25 steps from the beach

- Fully-equipped kitchen for family-style cooking and eat up bar

- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

- Sun deck with BBQ and lounge chairs

- Wood-burning fireplace, TV, DVD player and sound system

- Equipped with board games, cards, books and mesmerizing views

- Sleeps maximum 8 ppl.



- Halfmoon Haven Yurt:

This stunning 800 sq. ft. open-concept circular space is heated with a gas

fireplace, and flexible for type of use. Perfect for guests to book in addition to

their stay… host a special function, or sacred circle here, or pre-book your

space to enjoy a class in yoga, breath or meditation.

- Halfmoon Haven Beachfront Spa Services:

Our onsite spa offers a variety of services, including lomi lomi, Swedish, and

deep tissue massage, aesthetician service mani’s / pedi’s, facials, wraps and


- Additional Pre-Booked Services Available:

Besides a list of services from our Halfmoon Haven Spa, you can also enjoy...

Private yoga classes in the Yurt

Professional photo-shoot with Chelsea of CBR Photography

Five-star Chef Services with Chef Alan Barnes or our more low key

In house Catering with Marianne Cadraine

Fishing charter excursions or

Kayaks delivered to your door

Float Plane Transportation to and from Vancouver/YVR

Whatever it is, we can even support you to create your perfect getaway.

Guest access

We have 2 rental units on the property:

The Beach Cottage (self-contained on the lower part of the property) and

The Deluxe Suite (a 2000 sq ft self-contained top floor unit of the Main House). Each unit has their own deck, ocean views, BBQ, kitchen, laundry, private entrance and living space, and access to onsite amenities.

If you would like to see the listing for the whole property, click here....


All guests have access to property amenities: sand court, hot tub (in the middle of the property), beach toys and water sport equipment such as floats, boogie boards, skim boards and more.

Free parking, high speed internet, and access to onsite spa and chef services.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts Chris and Jenn welcome you to this rare gem of a place, your Sunshine Coast home away from home.

We want you to feel comfortable in your space, and we deeply respect every guests privacy. We make ourselves or one of our team members available to you by phone or in person, always being respectful of your space, as we would our neighbours.

Once you have confirmed your dates with us, you will receive a Welcome Package with additional options for your stay, directions, check-in instructions and important details. If you have questions, one of our team members will be available to assist you by phone, in person, or by email.

Other things to note

We are currently working on supporting our guests with a robust set of options, additional local attractions and activity ideas while you are visiting the Sunshine Coast. Details should be available in your unit. If you need any recommendations for restaurants, shops or hikes we will be happy to share our favourites.


Chris and Jenn Fletcher (or Trinity - Property Manager)

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
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 and membership options

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


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Opens to deck overlooking the beach
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Den
        1 queen
      • Mini-Suite
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Add-on suite, has own kitchenette and ensuite bathroom


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Yurt Bath House
          toilet, shower, Stand alone bathhouse for easy access from yurt or outside
        • Beach Cottage Master Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
        • Beach Cottage - 2nd Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Attached to Mini-suite within Beach Cottage

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Magical sunsets and moonlit waters of Halfmoon Bay
            • Beachfront
              Full sand beach at low tide, great for swimming and families.
            • Oceanfront
              Cottage is just 20 steps to the ocean! Deluxe Suite is also waterfront, a few feet behind the cottage, with equally stunning views and access.


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


                    • Catering available


                        • Parking
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          There are towels provided. Please bring beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                        • Wood Stove
                          Our beach cottage comes with a large wood stove with glass front.


                            • Microwave
                            • Catering Available
                              Variety of Chef services are available by request. Pre-booking is required.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      lots and lots of boardgames
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large beachview deck
                                        • Gazebo
                                          (2) One gazebo is right on the water and the other overlooks our hot tub.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kayaks and paddleboards can be arranged to be dropped to your door, so you have direct access right at the comfort of your own beach
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Breakfast Lanai with views of the bay
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Both units come with private use of BBQ


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Outside only. Please no smoking inside.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Sauna
                                                  Salt/sauna will be available by summer 2018. Aromatherapy Steam room available now.
                                                • Shared Hot Tub

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • 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

                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • skiing
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • 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!

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          7 Reviews

                                                                          Very Good4.1/5

                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Beautiful renovations, spacious, phenomenal view, great location.

                                                                          Andrea M.

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

                                                                          Peaceful, beautiful, and amazing!

                                                                          Brendan Seattle, Washington

                                                                          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.


                                                                          Not at this moment as advertised

                                                                          JakesImaBellingham, WA

                                                                          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!

                                                                          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.

                                                                          Pay for the view

                                                                          DisappointedVancouver Island

                                                                          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.

                                                                          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.

                                                                          A visit to paradise

                                                                          RobertoSurrey, B.C. Canada

                                                                          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.

                                                                          Absolute paradise!

                                                                          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!

                                                                          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.


                                                                          Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada

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                                                                          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.

                                                                          7 Reviews
                                                                          Very Good 4.1/5
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