Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views

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Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background


Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We invite you to our cozy 3 bedroom cottage in Halfmoon Bay. You will forget all the stresses of city living as soon as you arrive. Surrounded by the forest and taking in the expansive views over Halfmoon Bay and beyond to Vancouver Island’s snow capped mountains, you will soon experience a sense of well being and contentment.

Situated on a small hill adjacent to the shore, it’s only steps to the beach and the historic Redrooffs Trail that will take you to the Halfmoon Bay General Store, the Upper Crust Gourmet Store and the government wharf.

Watch bald eagles, blue herons and osprey share the sky. Closer to shore, you’ll see seals, otters and a great variety of waterfowl. Sunsets are spectacular and provide many photo opportunities.

In the summertime there is a steady stream of boat traffic as beautiful yachts head up Welcome Passage on their way to the famous cruising grounds of Desolation Sound. In the evenings, Alaska bound cruise ships can be seen heading up the Strait of Georgia in the golden glow of the setting sun. There is always something to see and there are many recreational activities for visitors.

Kayak in Halfmoon Bay or head over to Buccaneer Bay on Thormanby Island where you can enjoy one of the finest sandy beaches in the Strait of Georgia. Play golf at one of our challenging courses or go hiking on the many trails. Drive up to Egmont (35minutes) and enjoy the easy 45 minute hike into the famous Skookumchuk Narrows where you can view one of the largest and fastest tidal rapids in the world running at over 14 knots! Take an easy hike up Pender Hill in Irvine’s Landing and enjoy spectacular views of Pender Harbour (sometimes called “Venice of the North”), the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island.

Go fishing. There is excellent fishing with guides available in Secret Cove and other locations. Closer to home, you can try your luck right off the Halfmoon Bay government dock. Rent a boat from Buccaneer Marina in Secret Cove and explore the coastline and islands.

Or, just stay put, enjoy the cottage and relax. Sit on the deck and read your favourite book. Watch one of our many movies or check out what's available on Netflix. Soak in the hot tub after going for your walk. The opportunities for your enjoyment are endless.

Read some of the many comments from our guests and then check our online calendar for availability. We would love to host you for your special vacation or weekend getaway.

Keywords: Oceanview Cottage

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/22/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests must be over the age of 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a children's playground with trampoline including safety netting, swings, slide, zip line, climbing rope and fireman's pole as well as an elevated platform with a small playhouse. THERE IS A HIGH CHAIR AND ALSO A FOLDING PLAYPEN. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) 2 oversize SETS OF BUNK BEDS in a bedroom with vaulted ceiling and individual reading lights. THERE IS ALSO A PLAYPEN AND A HIGH CHAIR FOR INFANTS. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1



Other Amenities



  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' HD Screen - one in Living Room and another one in the Rock Room ...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a video/dvd library with over 200 movies. There is also access to NetFlix. ...moreless


  • Family


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Our cottage is only steps up from a small sandy beach with a spectacular view of Halfmoon Bay and Vancouver Island. It faces west and therefore our guests can enjoy sunshine all day and evening....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table and 6 chairs with more folding chairs for larger groups...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless, high speed internet connection....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Bring your laptop and use our external keyboard, large monitor and printer in the downstairs 'Rock Room' see photos on our website ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating throughout...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking in our driveway as well as on the street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    See above (Broadband Internet)...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee grinder as well...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new Kitchen Aid dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen features a smooth top Whirpool stove, Samsung fridge with ice maker,microwave, coffeemaker, ,dishwasher,double sink, garbage compactor,toaster,blender,and an extensive complement of dishes, cookware, small appliances and cutlery....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Samsung french doors, bottom freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    newer smooth top stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a very large deck on both sides of the house. The waterside deck has a patio table with umbrella and seating for up to 8 people. There is also a lounger as well as 6 Adirondack chairs for your comfort....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 golf courses within easy 20-30 minutes driving time...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals at Rockwater Resort - Halfmoon Sea Kayaks - a short 5 minute drive. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive landscaping with water features, landscape lighting and total privacy. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Newer top of the line Weber BBQ with side burner...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At Dakota Ridge Ski Area -...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large new top of the line hot tub with seating for 6-7 in a total private setting with spectacular view across Halfmoon Bay....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 10 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • CLEANING $74.70
  • Taxes Not included


Rates shown are based on a couple during High Season. Rates will vary depending on the season (LOW SEASON RATES WILL BE REDUCED BY 20% - LOW SEASON IS FROM SEPTEMBER 30TH TO MAY 15TH), the number of people in the party and whether or not the rental is for a weekend or a week. Minimum rental is 2 nights except for Holiday Long Weekends - 3 nights. THE MINIMUM RENTAL DURING JULY AND AUGUST IS ONE WEEK. THERE IS ALSO A CLEANING FEE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR DETAILED PRICING.

Contact owner for deposit and final payment information. Deposit due immediately to confirm booking and balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit is the greater of $200 or 25% of the rental. We accept only Visa and MasterCard.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Vancouver International
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Horseshoe Bay - Langdale Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 golf courses within an easy 20 minute drive
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
several within an easy 15 minute drive
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Our family purchased the property in 1981 and then had the cottage built to lockup by a local contractor. We spent the next few years making our cottage into a very special, comfortable weekend home and have continued to make many improvements over the years. We chose locating on the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and also for it's unique location. It's only accessible via the ferry (a short 40 minute sailing) which makes it special. The Sunshine Coast enjoys a very relaxed lifestyle and provides residents and visitors with a great variety of activities not to mention the spectacular outdoors. We enjoy sharing our special retreat with guests who come from all over Western Canada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Hawaii and also some from Europe. It gives us great pleasure to welcome our guests to our little piece of paradise.

Why the Owner Chose Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada:
We chose the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and it's laid back lifestyle coupled with lots of outdoor activities. See above for more details.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our cottage has all of the amenities of a house in the city, yet we have total privacy on a 1/2 acre of semi waterfront with spectacular views of Halfmoon Bay and beyond. We enjoy having our boat moored in front of the property and easy access to many cruising destinations. Our grandchildren enjoy the playground on the property, the hot tub and many other outdoor activities.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/22/2016

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  • Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background

    Cottage - garden with Halfmoon Bay in the background

  • View from the Deck westward across Halfmoon Bay

    View from the Deck westward across Halfmoon Bay







  • Children's PlayStation - slide, swings, monkey bars, fireman's pole

    Children's PlayStation - slide, swings, monkey bars, fireman's pole

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views

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