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Secret Cove Bird's Nest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3/4 acre medium bank waterfront, 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms

Secret Cove Bird's Nest is perched above one of the most spectacular inlets on the Sunshine Coast; awaits your home away from home!

Absolute bliss is what you will feel when exploring this private peninsula, shared by only a small number of homes. If you are a nature enthusiast who loves exploring ocean inlets, bird watching, and hiking enchanting trails through the woods, then this delightful home in Secret Cove will be perfect for you!

Excellent kayaking and boating area. Bird's nest is an ideal setting for a romantic retreat or we can accomodate up to six guests. Our house is newly renovated with all the comforts of home. Open design living area with large windows to enjoy the view!

If you happen to arrive by water, we have a 30 foot slip for landing your pleasure craft. We also have launching facilities if you would like to trailer your boat here. The fishing here is one of the best areas of the Sunshine Coast for salmon and ling cod. There are also many islands here to explore.

It is a rare opportunity to be a guest in one of the most cherished parts of the world...Your Private little spot is waiting for you!

More Details

Laurie Beeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Laurie Beeman

Trev and Laurie both love this private gem on the Sunshine Coast and would love to share it with you! Laurie was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and really enjoys the beauty, nature and sense of community on the Sunshine Coast.

Trevors family has owned property in Secret Cove since the 1970's and really enjoys the outdoors and fishing in the area.

Laurie Beeman purchased this house in 2012

Why Laurie Beeman chose Sunshine Coast

This is such a unique piece of property. You are close to the ocean and an expansive sky. Part of this property has been owned by Trevor's family since the 70's and it is so beautiful and peaceful here. When we had the opportunity to buy the rest of the property, we felt lucky to have the opportunity.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the expansive sky, the ocean, the wildlife, and sense of peace here. It is truly unique with no traffic noise, only boats, and sealife. When we saw a stellar sea lion playing with a salmon in the ocean in front of the house, we were captivated!


Halfmoon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs bathroom
  • Bathrooms on the main floor have been newly renovated. The choices for the bathrooms were carefully chosen to create a West Coast feel. Warm colors, and cosy environment is the theme to make you feel at home.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two bedrooms on the main floor. Both bedrooms have queen size teak beds with one bedroom with an attached ensuite. The downstairs studio has an open concept with a queen bed, separate futon couch, and private washroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We would like your stay to be really enjoyable, so please feel free to ask any questions to help make that happen!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Secret Cove Bird's Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Extremely clean and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. The first thing we noticed was how clean it was when we arrived. It was immaculate. The decorating had a very zen like feel which contributed to the feeling of relaxation. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we would need. The location is something out of your dreams and just so peaceful. We will be coming back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for deciding to book at our cottage Dan. So glad you and your wife and friends had your anniversaries here. It is a good space for two couples to spend some quality time together and relax at the Bird's nest. Hope you can make it back soon!
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Wonderful place to unwind, relax and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and will definitely be back. This is a great home for either a small group or couples. Laurie was a very pleasant host and made sure we knew everything that we needed to know and also made great recommendations on things to do in the area. She was also kind enough to leave us a bottle of wine and some other goodies as a treat. Thank you! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahmed, it was such a pleasure to meet you both. I am so happy to treat our guests with a bottle of wine for special occasions, and glad you enjoyed that. Really looking forward to you returning! Sincerely, Laurie
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Great place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Me, my wife, and 2 other couples stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were greeted by Laurie with a lovely gift basket and tour of the place.

Many places say they can sleep 6 but often that means 2 or more people are sleeping on a couch or in the living room. No, this is three nice bedrooms and each room has access to their own toilet/sink. The hot tub has a great view and even when it was raining it was an amazing view. Much of the home's decor is locally sourced, and overall is beautifully put together.

The location is great for getting away. Just make sure to either get what you need on the drive in or be ready to head out to Sechelt 20 minutes away for groceries or eating out. There's also a nice pub 15 minutes North along the highway.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your friends had a great getaway at the Bird's Nest. It is a great place to relax even when the weather is overcast, with the large windows overlooking Secret Cove. There is also a restaurant at Rockwater resort which is five minutes away, as well as the Upper deck right in Secret Cove in the summer. The Grasshopper pub 15 minutes up the highway is a great place to eat year round, and the Painted Boat. So many choices! Hope to see you back one day!
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Great place on the Sunshine Coast

  • 5 of 5

Laurie's house is a great place to stay in one of the best locations on the Sunshine Coast. It's a recently updated home with lots of thoughtful touches, all the convenience you could want and plenty of room to spread out (indoors and out). We visited as a family of four and had plenty of room. Beautiful gardens and a path down to an idyllic dock. Superb location for water activities, trips to Thornamby Island and also close to lots of mountain biking trails. Laurie and Trevor are gracious, welcoming hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin, thanks so much for deciding to come to our cottage! It was wonderful to have you and your family here. So glad you got a chance to go mountain biking and exploring at Thormandby Island. Hope you get a chance to make it back again!
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Excellent Stay & Beautiful home location

  • 5 of 5

Laurie's place in Secret Cove is a gem in the Sunshine Coast Area. Our first impression when we got there was, what a beautiful place and home! Private dock, row boat to use made crabbing easy and accessible. Along the stairs up from the dock towards the house, there are various seating areas where we could sit and enjoy the chirping of different species of birds and enjoy the sea breeze.

Laurie's home consists of a full kitchen with samsung kitchen appliances, such as a convection stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer if you need to wash some clothes after coming back from a rowing session in the ocean. The kitchen also has all the utensils, bowls, plates, cookie sheets, big wooden salad bowl (beautiful, I need to get one), salt, pepper, butter, olive oil, coffee maker and lots more. Making meals in the kitchen was enjoyable and a breeze. We also used the fancy kitchenaid brand bbq outside and made perfection steaks.

The bedrooms are also beautiful and comfortable, equipped with three queen sized beds with plenty of room. Will definitely come again! Thank you, Laurie for letting us use your place for a short memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, it is guests like you and your friends that make us realize that we shouldn't take this little piece of paradise for granted. I enjoyed hearing that you all really liked getting out in the rowboat and catching your own crab for dinner; what a treat. Hope to see you again one day!
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Outstanding hosts and gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (5 year old twins and Grandma, myself and my husband) stayed at Laurie and Trevor's house for 2 nights. I communicated with Laurie when booking their place and Laurie was very generous and understanding of our situation. Their home was clean, well stocked and tastefully decorated. We had everything we needed, the beds were comfy and it was nice that Grandma had her own room downstairs. The decor inside the house and outside is very nice and zen-like. We enjoyed the little statues, plants, treasures throughout the yard and down the path to the docks. The flame-less candles were a nice touch for those who have kids but still wanted the ambiance. We enjoyed having our meals on the large patio while watching the birds and breathing in the fresh air.

The kids loved swimming at the beach and discovering, oysters, crabs, fish etc. The highlight was taking Grandma and the kids out on a boat. It was Grandma's first time, since she has a fear of water and gets seasick easily. The waters were calm and very pleasant. She and the twins also caught their first fish and crab! We also got to feed the eagles and that was an amazing experience to see! We were planning on visiting other beaches but it was so relaxing and gorgeous here that we stayed the whole time. The stars at night were so amazing!

Thank you Laurie and Trevor for making this happen for us! This trip will be forever be etched in our memories as there were a lot of "firsts"for us that our kids and Grandma got to experience. Meeting you and Trevor made it extra special too!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, it was so nice to have your family enjoy some bonding time here. Your twins were so adorable, and very adventurous. Please thank them for the rock art they left us. I am glad your family had the opportunity to get out on the rowboat, and that your mom faced her fear and went out on the ocean too! Really look forward to you returning!
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Wilson Creek
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Grasshopper Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Thormandby Island
Car: necessary

Bird's Nest is located in one of the most beautiful, private areas on the Sunshine Coast. The home faces southwest with fabulous views of beautiful sunsets and open sky. It is a perfect getaway for boaters, kayakers, or just a break from life, to rejuvenate your soul!

There is a dock in front of the house on the water for you to use! If you have a kayak or canoe, you're welcome to bring it; there are many beautiful areas to explore here. There are also places to rent kayaks close by if you don't have your own.

Thormandby Island has gorgeous white sand beaches and is only 10 minutes away by boat! You feel like your on a tropical island! Great place for a picnic, swimming, frisbee, bocce ball, or just relaxing in the sun!

Simson Marine park is located on South Thormandby Island, and Jedediah Island is a half hour away which is a provincial park with an old Homestead to explore, complete with orchard, and sheep still inhabiting the island; a lovely day trip!

Smugglers Cove is a ten minute drive away which has a resident beaver; volunteers have built wooden walkways above the flooded areas. After a lovely walk in the forest and through open marshland areas; you end up overlooking gorgeous bays and expansive ocean.

Homesite Cave trails are close by which meanders around limestone caves and sinkholes, while also being situated amongst a second old growth forest and waterfall!

This is an amazing area for Mountain biking as volunteers have built many trails all over the coast for you to enjoy. Easy access to the new Suncoaster trail!

These are only a few gems of the area, there are so many areas to explore! We can provide more information as requested. Look forward to your arrival!


Rates & Availability

Halfmoon Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
winter rates
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $36.59
Pet Fee $18.3

If you would like to come and stay at the Bird's nest for a romantic getaway,
Using one bed, we would like to offer you a couple's rate for $175.00 a night until May 1!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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