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The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) waterfront cottage in Secret Cove

•A spectacular 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) year-round waterfront cottage in pristine Secret Cove. This large and very private home sits on an acre of land at the end of Secret Road and backs onto Crown Land with an extensive local trail network. Newly renovated and furnished, Enchanted Woods has unparalleled views, a private 30 ft dock, large wrap around decks, a fully equipped kitchen, large indoor and outdoor living areas, a wood burning fireplace, 2 outdoor fire pits and an outdoor shower.

****VRBO has recently changed their rental quote system. Please ensure you have been quoted the correct currency and please note that the refundable damage deposit has likely been included in your quote. Please contact the owner with any questions.****

•Enchanted Woods is best suited for families or intimate groups of friends who have a passion for nature and are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat. Secret cove is a tidal fjord with amazing bird watching, marine wildlife, kayaking, swimming, and hiking. Access to your own 2 single kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards and 2 road bikes with platform pedals is included.

•The cottage is located 5 minutes (by car) from Homesite Creek Falls hiking trails, the historic Halfmoon Bay General Store, Upper Crust Café in Halfmoon Bay, Rockwater Resort (enjoy an amazing meal and couples massage!), Buccaneer Marina (with a local water taxi and boat rentals), Secret Cove Marina (featuring a floating general store and the Upper Deck floating restaurant in the summer), and the breathtaking Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park (accessible by both land and water). Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park (with pristine white sand beaches) is located on Thormanby Island and is accessible by either water taxi or kayak (weather permitting). Past guests have enjoyed activities as diverse as fishing, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, golf, mountain biking (Suncoaster Trail Network), caving (Homesite Limestone Cave Trails), cross country skiing/snowshoeing (Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area), and triathlon training (amazing local rides and ocean swims – the Sechelt Aquatic and Fitness Centre is only 30 minutes away by bike!)

•We are family-owned and operated: our property guidelines reflect these values. If you are looking for an amazing year-round oceanside retreat in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, we look forward to having you stay with us!

*If the dates you would like are unavailable, please see the listing for our sister property, the Enchanted Woods Log Cabin (VRBO 821919)

More Details

Jennifer Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jennifer Wood

The owners have a large extended family and have lived on the surrounding acreage since 1974 but recently purchased Enchanted Woods so they could share this secluded oasis with friends.

Jennifer Wood purchased this cottage in 2014


Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please limit outside music/noise after 10pm as this is a quiet, rustic community.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Ocean Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Forest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The Meadow Nook
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside noise: please respect the neighbours in this rustic community and keep outside music/noise to a minimum after 10 pm.


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The Enchanted Woods Waterfront Cottage at Secret Cove
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this magical place for 6 days to get away from all the busy aspects of our rushed day to day life. We loved the cottage, the layout were perfect and all the little things in the cottage to make our stay super comfortable was provided. The owners were professional and very helpful. They provided clear instructions and directions and payments were conveniently executed. If you love nature and want to get away from it all - this is the place to be! We are for sure going again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing so relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We love it here, this is our second trip here and we love it so much my fiancé and I have said how we would love to elope here. So peaceful and you feel so secluded

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Enchanted Woods. The cottage is very well equipped and cozy - yet spacious enough for our family gathering of 6. Each day was spent hiking, biking and kayaking, plus just hanging out on the deck and enjoying the wonderful setting. Jennifer was amazing to work with - always responsive and helpful. This has become our family go-to spot for an annual getaway. We've always loved the Sunshine Coast - now we have a home away from home there!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

It's a very peaceful place. The cabin is comfortable and clean. You pretty much have everything you need. Lots of nice hikes around. You can kayak or paddle board which is awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love at the first sight !

  • 5 of 5

We had our third vacation at the Enchanted Woods and absolutely love it! This is an amazing spot made by the nature - water, cliffs, arbutus trees. And it all right in front of your eyes! There are many natural trails nearby, two kayaks at your service 24/7. The house is very clean and well equipped, beds are comfortable. We are looking forward for our next year vacation there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely digs & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My husband, dog and I chose here to celebrate my birthday and as part of our 10th Wedding anniversary. It was great! Everything was open, airy, clean and comfortable. Very pretty cottage - nicely decorated! Kitchen has everything one needs. We enjoyed using the kayaks && - the SUPs are older windsurf boards and not wide so more for general water fun than true SUPing. Very central location with loads to do near-by! Netflix late at night a real bonus as was the "reading nook". If you are into games there are a few but you may want to bring more. The outdoor dining table received a lot of afternoon sun and could use an umbrella. The outdoor seating is very comfortable with multiple usable spaces and great views. Many stairs to the dock, but doable for most with care. The near-by Upperdeck restaurant at Secret Cove Marina is a must-do, (you can even kayak there in about 45 mins) reservations highly recommended for the deck, excellent food, warm service & with amazing views.

Jennifer the cottage owner was awesome with quick responses. A thoughtful welcoming gift on arrival. I would highly recommend this if you want quiet and relaxation, with easy access to ocean, golf, marinas, provincial parks including beaches & hikes and Halfmoon Bay store and cafe a 5-10 min drive away! The only negative was our dog Ruby being older had some difficulty with the stairs to the dock and the dock is somewhat highish off the water without a ramp, so spent most of her time on the deck- however, we found a wonderful dog-friendly beach in near-by Coopers green park, (off Redroofsroad) where boats launch, and people hang out (and not crowded!) for her to enjoy. It's a calm Covey beach with great views and with plenty of space. She also enjoyed some short nearby hikes. ;). Thanks for everything Jennifer what a great find for us!! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Langdale Terminal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour and Sechelt Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Upper Deck Floating Restaurant, Rockwater Resort
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Buccaneer Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.74
Refundable damage deposit $236.87

Prices above are for 2 guests. Additional guests will be charged $50 per guest per night.
A 50% deposit is due with booking, and the balance is due one month prior to arrival.
A refundable damage deposit will be collected prior to arrival.
Housekeeping fee is included in above pricing.
Please contact us for weekly/monthly pricing.

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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