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2 bedroom Oceanfront Cottage on acreage, Halfmoon Bay Pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Entire House, 2 Bedrooms, pullout queen,1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

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.

More Details

Adele Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Adele Anderson

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

Adele Anderson purchased this house in 1992

Why Adele Anderson chose Sunshine Coast

Willis and Adele purchased the property in 1992 and have slowly developed the property over time.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank-you for an amazing week. Our family thanks you for your kindness and generosity. We appreciate everything! We would consider ourselves lucky if we were able to come back again one day
Aug 2014
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Halfmoon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled bathroom. Glass and tile shower with toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull-out in lower living room with curtain
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , bunk beds
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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2 bedroom Oceanfront Cottage on acreage, Halfmoon Bay Pet friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews

One could not ask for a better setting!

  • 5 of 5

One could not ask for a more fabulous setting. The lake was perfect for daily swimming with kids followed by relaxation in the hot tub with an amazing view of the ocean. The house was spacious even with 8 people and we made use of the longhouse for dinners. There were several lovely places to read including the deck which overlooked the ocean. A walk to the nearby island was a fun outing. There is a general store about 10 minutes away that has basic items with an ice cream store next door.

A perfect vacation with kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We truly love when guests enjoy our property as much as we do. Hope to see you and your lovely family again. stay well Adele
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Great people and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 amazing days (3 nights) at this Oceanfront Cottage. We were not sure what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the entrance is a little bit of a construction zone but the ocean view, the private lake, the gardens and the cottage more then make up for it. The views from the cliffs are amazing - in any time of the day. We enjoyed morning and evening walks on the beach - exploring the near by island and the shore.

Willis and Adele are very friendly hosts and made sure we all felt very welcomed. The cottage is rustic and just fits perfectly with the surroundings. Originally we thought we would only spent nights at the cottage and do trips around during the day but the place had such a relaxing vibe that we spent one whole day just soaking all the sun and the views - and we swam a lot in the lake and the ocean.

We would recommend this place to any family or someone who just wants to read and relax. The flower garden around the place is just lovely and the only thing you have to decide is where to sit and drink your coffee.

Thank you again for making our Sunshine trip the perfect family getaway! Hopefully we will be able to come back again next year :)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Matthew. We enjoyed your family very much. And we always love when families embrace the lake as Willis "had a dream". Hope to have you stay with us again. Until then stay well. Adele and Willis
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Beautiful oceanfront location. Property needs better maintenance.

  • 3 of 5

Owners were very friendly and hospitable. They accommodated a late check out which was wonderful. The property is undergoing extreme transition and leaves a bit of a junkyard feel. The great room has infinite potential but was dirty and contains very dated mismatched furniture. The guest room was clean but also contained very dated and ecclectic furnishings and decor. The oceanfront is beautiful and the decks hang right over the water. The hot tub is situated perfectly but there are no lights at all in the evening which makes it quite hazardous to get to and from.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you providing feedback Shayna. Yes we are in transition and as of the end of the month, we have locking off time to complete our work. Stay well Adele
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Lovely home on the ocean

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home with the main living area glassed in and a hot tub right by the water. We were a group and found the fridge space and 2 kitchens very helpful. The hosts, Adele and Willis, were great and made us feel welcome

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to spend some time away relaxing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week recently at Adele and Willis's ocean front resort I must say we will be coming back. The cottage was perfect for us all having 6 in total (4 Adults and 2 kids). I already miss not waking up to the amazing view of the Ocean and then spending my afternoon going for a dip in the lake out back of the property. Adele, Willis, Coco and Max were the bests hosts and its nice to have the owners on site to talk with and they were more than willing to get what we needed for us during our stay. The area also is amazing for hikes, walks and to take in some of the marina life!! This location is perfectly located to both head to either end of the Sunshine coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Willis and I enjoyed having you stay. It is always such a pleasure for us to see families enjoying the property. More improvements continue to happen through the summer. Willis has finished the swim platform and created a beautiful enclosure for the catch basin. More water toys to play with, and the entrance to the property is now up another notch!
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Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely spring break week in the cottage. The view was amazing, both from the picture window and from the hot tub. We played board games, cooked some great food in the well-equipped kitchen, and walked on the beach. Our son actually waded to a small island, but the rest of us weren't quite that brave in March. The cottage is less than 20 minutes from Sechelt, so we spent one day at the pool and another at the tennis centre in town. There was plenty to keep us busy. Our only problem was that our son fell in love with Max the dog, and now he's busily campaigning for a Max at home. I think we're going to have to book another Halfmoon Bay trip instead...

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Dacota Rodge cross country

Any water spot is accessible from the property.


Rates & Availability

Halfmoon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.8
Additional Guest Fee $19.9 per person per night
Pet Fee $19.9

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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