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4 Bedroom Pet Friendly Cottage Quiet Secluded Waterfront Location In Secret Cove

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,040 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Fully Equipped Cottage complete with

- rustic wood burning fireplace

- modern appliances: microwave, full size range, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster

- washer and dryer

- included WiFi, phone, cable TV, DVD player, Nintendo Wii with games

- play pen, high chair, crib, stroller available at no extra cost

- take a book, leave a book library

- outdoor family sized propane barbecue

- covered porch dining area

- private patio complete garden swing and camp fire

- pathway and stairs to the private waterfront

We invite you to our quiet 4 bedroom cottage on the cove. Located on the long arm of Secret Cove amongst tall cedar trees, you can enjoy the tranquility of the gardens while sitting on the garden swing and listening to the buzzing of busy bees or the graceful play of the humming birds, while you close your eyes and just relax.

Or you can follow our garden path and steps down to the tidal fjord; dig for oysters in the cove, go for a swim, or sit and relax while watching the wildlife surround you. Listen to the calming sounds of Homesite Creek as it flows into the ocean while bald eagles, blue herons and ravens come seeking food.

Launch the canoe (provided) and explore some ten kilometers of protected shoreline in Secret Cove. Paddle around the islands, put the crab trap down to catch dinner, or visit the marina and take the water taxi to the beautiful sandy beaches at Buccaneer Bay on Thormanby Island.

In the evening go off to Coopers Green Regional Park where you can watch the activities at the boat launch, comb the beach for seashells or drift wood, and watch the sun say goodbye for the day. Then come back and light the campfire, roast marshmallows, make s'mores, and sip on a glass of your favourite wine while watching the flames dancing in the dark. Take advantage of the fresh evening air to plan you next day's adventure.

The choices are endless. You could hike one of the many local trails or explore Smuggler Cove Provincial Marine Park with trails overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Charter a local fishing boat

(5 minutes up the road) and try your luck at fishing for salmon or ling cod. Venture off, to one of the many mountain biking trails, or arrange a sea kayak lesson at the Rock Water Resort (10 minutes up the road) the choice is yours.

The Sunshine Coast is host to several festivals, the Gibsons Jazz Festival in June, Sea Cavalcade in July, the Festival of the Written Arts and Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in August, and the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival in September just to mention a few.

Throughout the summer there are many craft fairs and farmers markets to attend. Artisan studios dot the landscape all along the coastal highway where shopping for unique gifts are a treat on a rainy day. (look for the purple road side banners)

There are lots of choices for dining out, from fine dinning at the Rock Water Resort or The Upper Deck Cafe, floating restaurant in Secret Cove. If you want to make your own meals, you can put a steak on the bar-b-cue on the front porch or put a casserole in the full size oven. You can dine outside at the table for four on the covered porch or inside at the dining room table with seating for six. A full size refrigerator, basic cooking ingredients, and all the pots and pans you will ever need allow for any meal plan.

So start dreaming now, book a date, and bring your favorite book.............. in case it rains.

More Details

Ian & Jackie
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Owners live on the property
  • Use of canoe, row boat and fire pit area, are at your own risk. Owners will not be held responsible for injuries. Life jackets are available.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink only
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Crib takes the place of one single
  • Crib available upon rerquest
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


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4 Bedroom Pet Friendly Cottage Quiet Secluded Waterfront Location In Secret Cove
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
Vancouver, BC

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific place to stay. It was very comfortable, warm and cozy on those very chilly days in January! There's lots of seating areas, so space for 2 or 3 couples would not be a problem. We were only 2, with 2 dogs. Great base from which to get out and explore, and private enough so we really felt like we "got away". Very gracious host/hostess. Our dogs also loved it, great deck for them to view their surroundings, safely. This is definitely a do-again! Thanks so much for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic spacious retreat on the water with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7, a baby and a dog spent 2 nights over NYE 2018. We really appreciated the little touches. From the treats to the baby gear, we felt immediately comfortable at Ian and Jackie’s place. The space was immaculate with everything you need to spend time in nature. Secret Cove has some very beautiful hikes and ocean side scenes to take in. All the best to Ian and Jackie in 2018!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and private

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Ian and Jackie’s! We were three adults and a dog and the space was perfect for our trip; we hoped to relax and spend time playing outside and we were easily able to do just that! The covered porch and wood stove inside were perfect for the dark, rainy weather. When we did have clear skies, the access to water and canoe were great for getting on the water! We also loved walking down to the water each morning with our mugs of coffee. We also took quick trips to many of the nearby parks which were great for hiking with our dog! The house was well stocked and as Ian and Jackie stated, all we had to bring was the food we wanted to eat. We would love to return; however, with only one bathroom, it would be hard to fill the house with more adult guests.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Elizabeth! Just a quick response from us.......the long awaited for second bathroom is currently being installed and should be complete by the end of December. We've had a hard time over the past year finding a stretch of non guest time to get the job done. So please keep us in mind for future get-a-ways!
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Maple Ridge B.C

The house had everything you need. And more.

  • 5 of 5

We rented house due to a wedding and our only complaint was we didn't stay an extra day just to relax. It was so amazing coming in at the end of the night and just relax on covered deck. And having coffee in the morning on deck was beautiful. One morning it rained but what a wonderful way to sit under covered porch, drinking coffee while the rain was coming down is indescribable. The fabulous forest right at your door. There were homemade cookies when we arrived which was great. So much thought into occupying everyone. The books, games, something for everyone. We will definitely be returning and love this property. If your idea of relaxing is being surrounded by lush trees then you have to check out this property

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place with great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most well stocked places we've ever stayed at. It was a great place for a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladner, British Columbia

Relaxing and very comfortable. A really nice place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle.

  • 5 of 5

Our grown family of 8 got to spend some quality time at Jackie and Ian's lovely abode. The beds were comfortable, the garden lovely and the walk down to the water was nice. All in all a wonderful bonding time for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.05
Refundable damage deposit $80.35

Not wheelchair accessible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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