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Secret Cove Bird's Nest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Laurie Beeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 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!

Amenities

Halfmoon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We would like your stay to be really enjoyable, so please feel free to ask any questions to help make that happen!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
5

A relaxing and comfortable get away

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks here this past Summer and had a great time. The location is fantastic, the view is a bonus and you can't beat having access to a private dock. We found the house clean with many recent upgrades. It is tastefully decorated with much of the artwork from local artists which we always appreciate. All the appliances are newer and work well. The large deck and many chairs allow you to follow the sun until sunset. The variety of birds visiting the bird feeders were a pleasure to watch and listen to.

We travel heavy bringing a boat, kayaks, dive gear for three people, underwater cameras, tons of fishing gear including multiple prawn and crab traps. We had no problems finding spots for all our stuff and even had space to string up some rope under the deck for a washing / drying station for the scuba gear.

Laurie and Trevor were a pleasure to deal with. Very friendly, attentive to our needs and respectful of our privacy. We have no hesitation whatsoever recommending them as hosts and their house as a wonderful choice for a vacation destination.

Thank you Laurie and Trevor. We had a great time and hopefully we can make it back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin and Janene; It was an absolute pleasure to have you come to our Bird's Nest and stay for a good long holiday. It was so nice to see you and your family out fishing so often, and diving different locations all over the Sunshine Coast. We were so amazed of your beautiful underwater photos of all the fish and creatures under the sea. Thanks so much for finding our neck of the woods, and we sure hope you can make it back one day.
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5

Our visit July 15-22, 2017.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this rental. We enjoyed ever single day there with friend and without. There are many wonderful hikes, sightseeing, boating, nature watching and a new wonderful view for just relaxing. The bird and hummingbird feeders bring in such a beautiful variety of birds that so entertaining to watch. Trevor and Laurie are wonderful hosts that take care of everything. I look forward to this visit every year! Thank you both!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, It was so nice to have you and Leea return. You two are such a great team fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Look forward to you coming back to the Bird's Nest!
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5

Excellent location, well suited for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a perfect getaway for our family. The view and deck suited my husband, the dock and water was great for our 3 children and I was happy because everyone else was happy! We had enough bedrooms to spread out, no one was tiptoeing around whilst the kids went to bed. Laurie was a super host and even called on our way there to tell us about a summer festival we may want to make a stop at. I'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eleanor, It was so lovely to meet you and your family. So glad your children enjoyed themselves, which made it nice for you to relax too. Hope to see you back one day!
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5

Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the sort of place you never want to leave...and feel privileged to have visited.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Laurie's home is extremely well-appointed and well-maintained. The house was comfortable with amazing views. The location is also stunning. The friendly chickadees were a definite bonus!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to meet you and your friends, and really glad you decided to come here to the Bird's Nest. Nice to meet some real locals. Hope to see you back one day! Sincerely, Laurie
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My relatives loved it and had a wonderful time. Laurie and Trevor pay attention to the

details :)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy, So glad your relatives were happy and comfortable in the cottage; the weather was fantastic for them. Thanks again for referring your relatives to us. Hope to see them back one day. Laurie
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Wilson Creek
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Grasshopper Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Langdale
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Rockwater
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.6
Additional Guest Fee $19.8 per person per night
Pet Fee $19.8

COUPLES RATE!
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.