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A night picture of the interior of the Longhouse, part of central gathering area

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Destiny Getaways is a rural waterfront property in the heart of Secret Cove, Halfmoon Bay BC. Located 20 minutes north of Sechelt in the Secret Cove district. The property is unique in that we host a wetland and a wetland recovery area with many birds, ducks and geese, forested acreage and open low and high bank waterfront. Tucked into a little cove, we have named Longhouse Bay, we lay protected from the storms. The little bay is a beautiful swim area in the summer. Most of our entertaining and living area is located along the waterfront, with Willis taking great care with joining decks and boardwalks. A little BC history still remains and you can see the old boom anchors along the shoreline that take us back to an earlier era. This unique property has historical value of the post-depression era and the original 2 bedroom cottage; still maintains the central 400 square foot depression cabin easily outlined with its curved ceilings; now fully renovated and modernly decorated, but in its’ day, if you were unemployed, you and your family would be sent to a work camp and be given a home for your family to live in. Small 400 square foot cottages dotted this 1 mile stretch of coastline but very few remaining today. You will enjoy this historical cottage, fully restored into a beautiful 2 bedroom home that we lived in for 18 years.
Our expansion added the master bedroom, featuring vaulted cedar ceilings, double mirrored closets and cedar lined closets and small built in entertainment center. a latticed garden seating area with large sliding doors that access the Longhouse and other outdoor areas. The 2nd bedroom features double sized bunk beds, with separate entrance and garden views.
A bright modern central bathroom features full tiled glass shower, and two piece bath, skylight and lots of storage.
The kitchen area, part of the main depression cottage, now fully renovated in bright white cabinetry, and stocked with everything you will need for your vacation; if required, the longhouse holds additional kitchen items. In addition, your 2 bedroom cottage has a flat screen TV and cable with couch and love seat, featuring original art throughout the property, a desk, WIFI, and hardwood floors. The lower sun room has additional Queen pull-out; with semi-privacy curtains; coffee table and pine dining table and chairs for 6.
One of the most striking waterfront views on the coast, you can see the water from the kitchen dining and living areas. In all weather, you will enjoy the Longhouse, Decorated in comfy furniture that you can cuddle up in, lots or original art pieces and dining for 10.
This natural post and beam and glass area is outdoor living expanding into nature. Build by Willis 4 years ago, the trees came from our forest, we fell, hand peeled and timbered the posts, milled some for the beautiful ceiling creating a warm and inviting entertainment area. The Longhouse is a peaceful and unique place to spend your time, close to the water and in local eagle nesting grounds, watch the sea life out front. This central gathering area joins the octagon deck with its massive outdoor fireplace, dining and lounge chairs, further to the left, the hot tub deck, more boardwalks, path leading to our waterfront patio with propane fire-pit, additional dining and lounge area attached to our seasonal dock. All common area that registered guests are able to enjoy with a 1 bedroom carriage house and a single bedroom located at the waterfront. Our getaways can host up to 15 people.
Our property also has a dock and boat launch as well as a future lake (under-construction hope to finish 2014) Kayak rentals close by, lots of local hiking trails and two beautiful waterfront restaurants; (one seasonal); or have a personal chef called in for a special evening.
Both entrepreneur’s, Willis a builder and Adele was a restaurateur, Art gallery owner, now a human and Veterinary Homeopath. We enjoy our lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast, a place we chose to live long ago and still enjoy today.


Keywords: Modern west coast home, extensive decks, patio, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, Longhouse common area, and adventure hut.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    you can smoke outside in areas not to disturb others...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we have 2 pets. Pets must be friendly. well behaved and poop must be bagged and placed in bin....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size pull-out in lower living room with curtain...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) Master bedroom, 2 bedroom cottage, Sleep Sofa (1) in lower living room with curtain for semi-privacy, lovely leather look coffee table. Bunk Beds (1) second bedroom are Double sized, easily sleep 4 people in this comfortable room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Fully tiled bathroom. Glass and tile shower with toilet and sink

Other Amenities

  • Massage, sessions, Natural health consultations, Neuro-Linguistics programming for weight change, happiness recovery or personal growth. Vision quests and coaching sessions available. Most sessions can be in your accommodation or for family sessions, in our massive post and beam and glass common area, called the Longhouse, with full outdoor living and dining, dock, boat launch for summer guests. We have added a laundry room that guests may use, along with a toilet in this room for outdoor accessibility. We are much more than accommodation and many people visit for personalized retreats. Ask us more about our wellness offerings....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    come to the office for selection...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A selection of games in Longhouse...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Stereo in longhouse. with dvd and cd player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with 70-80 channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    ghetto blaster in unit, full stereo in longhouse...moreless

  • Television:

    Modern flat screen TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    we have a small video library available for guest use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    2 bedrooms queen in master, double sized bunk beds in 2nd bedroom and Queen pullout in living room. Waterfront, sleeps 8 beautiful vaulted ceilings, natural timber, all the amenities...moreless

  • Lake View:

    We also have a lake 3.5 acres that willis built! Fantastic swimming spot...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    WIllis has Build a 3.5 acre lake ready to swim summer 2015!...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront:

    beautiful sunshine coast natural access to beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining with 6 chairs, dining for 12 in Common area, Longhouse...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Our outbuilding features a full laundry area...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    outdoor fireplace on octagon deck...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electrical...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Modern and comfortable linen provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Leather furniture, sofa and loveseat, writing desk...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have 15 acres of land, a large parking area is available next to your home in in the circular driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have a boat launch on the property strictly use at your own risk....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our outbuilding hosts a full laundry area and additional washroom and shower....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Fully wired...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    massive outdoor fireplace...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The 2 bedroom cottage features a wood stove to enjoy, firewood available...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    yes...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you can think of and extra items in Longhouse summer kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    lots of common area decks and patio's to enjoy...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Fully winterized and a favorite spot called the adventure hut. Adds an additional bedroom at $125 night...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 courses on coast...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    ask...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    yes, bocci ball and crocket sets available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$148
$1,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
$1,504
Spring 2017
Jan 3 - May 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$148
$1,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Summer Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,502

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225
$1,553

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $37.60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $18.80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

The Kitchen must be cleaned at the end of stay. Dishes in dishwasher, pots and pans cleaned and placed into cupboards.

Surfaces cleaned. stove and oven surfaces cleaned, garbage into trash bin and recycling placed into recycle area. If these items are left, a $40 per hour cleaning fee will be charged for the additional cleaning time required.

If Propane BBQ is left on charges will apply.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sechelt
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sechelt
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Langedale
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
several
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hwy 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seasonal
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dacota Rodge cross country

Any water spot is accessible from the property.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Adele and Willis Horst are both long-time residence of the Sunshine Coast. Willis was a contractor builder for the past 35 years and has constructed most of what you will enjoy at longhouse Bay Getaway. Willis also dabbled in acting and still has interest in the arts. Adele has been an entrepreneur and has enjoyed success in the art, entertainment and health fields where she is a licensed Homeopathic practitioner. Adele currently operates a Property Management company and practices Human and Veterinary Homeopathy

Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada:
Willis and Adele purchased the property in 1992 and have slowly developed the property over time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is unique, as it is acreage on the waterfront, with a natural wetland area that we are recovering and building a lake! So on our driveway in, you will travel along the side of the soon to be lake, where we hope to someday stock with fish that can be enjoyed by all. The waterfront is developed as our living area. There are 2 homes; a one bedroom and a 2 bedroom home, build around the central gathering area, we call the Longhouse. Willis has constructed boardwalks and decks that join each other as they flow across the waterfront, including a lower patio that joins our dock. You can also launch a boat right from the property! There are many interesting and varied areas for guest to enjoy. You can always a quiet spot away from others or common area to engage with friends and other guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • A night picture of the interior of the Longhouse, part of central gathering area

    A night picture of the interior of the Longhouse, part of central gathering area

  • Cottages to enjoy

    Cottages to enjoy

  • 2nd bedroom has "Double Sized" bunk beds

    2nd bedroom has "Double Sized" bunk beds

  • Full modern glass and tile bathroom with lots of additional storage

    Full modern glass and tile bathroom with lots of additional storage

  • The octagon deck is 2 steps down from the longhouse, enjoy lounging in the sun

    The octagon deck is 2 steps down from the longhouse, enjoy lounging in the sun

  • Unusual snowy day for the Sunshine Coast. Our little "peace of harmony!"

    Unusual snowy day for the Sunshine Coast. Our little "peace of harmony!"

  • Sunsets of The Sunshine Coast

    Sunsets of The Sunshine Coast

  • WIllis's Lake, Swim summer of 2015!

    WIllis's Lake, Swim summer of 2015!

  • local Eagles watch them fish in the bay!

    local Eagles watch them fish in the bay!

  • The interior of the Longhouse at Christmas. heated by a wood furnace enjoy!

    The interior of the Longhouse at Christmas. heated by a wood furnace enjoy!

  • Longhouse Bay Getaway: Pictured from our dock looking back to property.

    Longhouse Bay Getaway: Pictured from our dock looking back to property.

  • 2 bedroom master, vaulted ceiling and cedar lined closets, latticed garden

    2 bedroom master, vaulted ceiling and cedar lined closets, latticed garden

  • From the octagon deck see the  massive outdoor fireplace & longhouse behind us

    From the octagon deck see the massive outdoor fireplace & longhouse behind us

  • The hot Tub is nestled into a beautiful Arbutus tree right at waters edge

    The hot Tub is nestled into a beautiful Arbutus tree right at waters edge

  • Dad fishing out front

    Dad fishing out front

  • January 2014 sunset

    January 2014 sunset

  • Amazing places to #sail on the #SunshineCoast

    Amazing places to #sail on the #SunshineCoast

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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