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The Aerie- A Glazed Modern Treehouse

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,224 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Architecturally designed 1220 sq ft Guesthouse-1 BR plus other, sleeps 2-4

***NIGHTLY RATES from $245-$315 CDN based on double occupancy, $120 cleaning fee and 15%taxes (GST,PST,MRDT). Extra guests/pet $30pp/nt. Maximum occupancy 4. Discounted weekly rates. (Select rate tab, then currency from dropdown top right corner on VRBO site as the system otherwise defaults to U$)


Set in five acres of mature west coast forest including access to 260 feet of low bank waterfront commanding a sunny south facing point with a private beach. Seals and otters frolic among the islets and eagles perch in the cedars and ancient firs.


Perched on the edge of a moss and lichen covered bluff in the open arbutus and fir canopy, this 1220 sq ft glazed aerie offers intimate views of the surrounding forest as well as the rugged coast.(sleeps 2-4)

Short paths, benches and seating areas along the shoreline offer different perspectives from which to view the landscape and its native west coast flora and fauna.

THE AERIE -A graceful butterfly roofline and sweeping expanses of glass blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces in this new modern treehouse which reflects a contemporary twist on traditional typologies, especially corrugated metal boat sheds and cedar clad cottages.

A 10 ft. granite island anchors a modern kitchen and serves as a gathering spot in the open living area.

The master bedroom and ensuite enjoy private forest views. A queen sized bed and rainshower refresh.

Cleverly designed niches offer sitting and sleeping areas for extra guests.

An additional bathroom with a comfortable deep tub adds convenience for families.

Large deck wraps around the south corner for beautiful ocean views and al fresco dining. Private patio to the rear includes a hot tub and private lounging area.

For more information, seasonal specials and extra services visit our website.


The property includes the Aerie and the Pointhouse. The Pointhouse operates mainly as a B&B for guests who want a little more pampering and wish to be directly at the waters edge. It can also be booked for vacations or small private events such as intimate weddings, family reunions, birthdays.., with or without the Aerie. Aerie guests can enjoy their own private oasis as well as the some of the waterfront nooks around the Pointhouse.

Property amenities include access to a private beach where you can beachcomb, kayak, boat or swim, new seasonal dock (May-Sept), large pavilion with BBQ area, gardens, and a studio for massage, yoga or meditation .

The location is very central to all that the Sunshine Coast offers -Restaurants, galleries, hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, golf, tennis, and more.Ten Minutes to Sechelt - 30 minutes to either Pender Harbor or Gisbons. Easy access to Vancouver Island, Vancouver or Whistler by ferry or float plane. The only problem with planning to explore the Coast is -You won't ever want to leave the property!

Perfect for a romantic getaway, a relaxing family vacation, small weddings or meetings, a week of sun and water sports with friends, or cosying up by the fire to watch the winter storms.

Packages, or extra services available to enhance your stay.


Two amazing staterooms evoke a luxury small cruise ship feel with spa style bathrooms as well as tub/sitting rooms which enjoy the ocean views. Gas fireplaces, king sized beds, luxury linens, private decks, fridge and coffee makers, 42' smart TVs, robes and spa toiletries complete the appointments in each room.

Beautiful custom walnut cabinetry throughout reinforces the nautical feel with lots of ship shape storeage especially in the kitchen which makes the property suitable for catering small weddings or other special events.

Generous open space on both levels offer lots of choices for gathering or seclusion. The lower living room and lounge forms the prow of the ship and opens to a large oceanfront deck and associated patios great for outdoor lounging and dining.

Extra packages and services available to enhance your stay or help you plan a small event.

Keywords: Boutique lodging, Exclusive, Breathtaking, Luxurious, Stunning, Private, Low bank waterfront, elopements, honeymoons, weddings

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Heather

We bought the property in Dec 2005 as our future retirement home while we were still residing and working in Dawson Creek, BC. It was a successful vacation rental till Feb 2010 when we began a complete reconstruction of the main house and built a new guesthouse (Aerie) on the bluff above.

We made the move to the Sunshine Coast full time in January 2011 living first in the Aerie guesthouse and finally in Jun 2012, the expanded and renovated Pointhouse now a boutique B&B.

With the interesting guests from all over the world and a busy schedule of physician locums, retirement is still a ways off. Fortunately, life on the coast is a more relaxed pace allowing us more playtime, family time and travel opportunities.

Heather purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Heather chose Halfmoon Bay

The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible from Vancouver-car,ferry, boat, floatplane, commercial/ corporate aircraft.

The location is spectacular - You have to visit to appreciate. Most beautiful landscapes on the Sunshine Coast.

Sargeant Bay Provincial Park is a little known jewel. A secluded log strewn halfmoon shingle beach with sand at low tide backed by a magnificent bird sanctuary and lovely hiking and mountain bike paths.

Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender Harbor and points in between offer innumerable opportunities for sightseeing, cultural and sporting activities and this property is located centrally to it all.

What makes this cottage unique

This estate offers one of the most luxurious, private and peaceful locations on all the Coast.

Everything about the property, both natural and crafted, is designed to induce relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Heather & Bob

Thank you for an amazing stay at Aerie! The location is perfect, the house was very comfortable and modern. The floor to ceiling windows certainly enhanced our stay with the beautiful surroundings and views! Our kids especially were able to enjoy nature and the beautiful beach close by!

Thank you once again!
Mar 2015
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Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1224 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom and sleeping niche in great room, Baby Cribs (1) Graco type child bed on request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Special packages available for small weddings/family reunions, special events.Private beach, natural landscaping, beautiful setting.


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The Aerie- A Glazed Modern Treehouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Aerie for two nights, and we absolutely loved it. The setting was so tranquil, and the accommodations are as beautiful as the pictures suggest. Heather was very helpful and made herself available to answer our questions. We can't wait to return! Thank you so much for a wonderful, memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely Divine

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was divine! We were surrounded by beauty both inside and outside!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved your stay at the Aerie and enjoyed it from every aspect in and out! Early December is a great time to visit before all the business of holiday season truly descends on us. It was wonderful to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again when you next visit the coast. Cheers, Heather
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  • 5 of 5

So perfect, not a thing missing. Such a well thought out place including grounds. So peaceful and beautiful.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very special property, gorgeous down to every detail and more beautiful than the photos can explain. It is perfect for a couple or small family for any kind of getaway. Heather and Bob are gracious hosts who are there to support you and respect your privacy and the local reference book they provide is the most extensive i've ever seen at a rental. Their whole property shows evidence of meticulous thought and preparation, and we spent a wonderful, relaxing time here in mid-November. The location gives easy access to daytime adventures and supply runs, and the house is so nice you won't want to leave, ever. The well-appointed kitchen is great if you like cooking as we do, and the day bed in the main room gives you no excuses not to relax. The surrounding forest is gorgeous and visible from every angle and you can weather even the wettest storm in style, at one with your surroundings.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a private, quiet, relaxed getaway and we definitely got all of that at Aerie! A well stocked kitchen, a beautiful deck, an inviting hot tub and much more...and we could bring our dog! Best vacation in a long time...thank you Heather and Bob!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a having you stay. Glad you all had a great holiday- including Casey!
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Soul-reviving quietude

  • 5 of 5

We carved out a week in late winter to spend on the Sunshine Coast with our children, 9 and 4 years old. How quickly we all sloughed off our urban harriedness at The Aerie: a tribute to minimalist, upscale clean lines which highlights the stunning environment all around. Somehow our days became jam-packed with contemplating the tides at Sargeant's Bay, scrambling up rain-forested trails, rock-throwing contests, and mixing with the locals (deer, eagles, dolphins and seals, among others). Did I mention the 360-degree glass shower looking out into the forest? The hot tub on the deck? Or the gourmet kitchen? How about the incredible grace with which Heather and Bob hosted us? Can't wait to return... Save a cinnamon roll from the Sechelt bakery for me!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
Sargeant Bay
Car: recommended

Check correct marker location on google maps. We're on the sunny side of Sargeant Bay.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $93.66 + Tax
Pet Fee $58.54 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Prices based on double occupancy. Additional guests $30pp/nt. Additional pet fee $30pet/nt. Weekly pet fee $150.Minimum age for renters 25 years.
Weekly discount 10%. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. One time Cleaning fee $120. Up to 2 dogs accepted. Credit card info will be required at time of check-in as security for any damage or incidentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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