Discover a selection of 144 vacation rentals in Halfmoon Bay that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $99 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Halfmoon Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Honeymoons in Halfmoon Bay

Considered one of British Columbia's best kept secrets, Halfmoon Bay is a hidden slice of paradise. It's one of several pocket-sized communities on the Sunshine Coast, a secluded stretch of BC that is accessible only by ferry, boat or sea plane. The vibe is laidback and bohemian, with a string of local galleries, artisan workshops and organic cafes to explore. Thanks to its "off the grid" feel, Halfmoon Bay is a favorite with lovebirds. Whether you are planning a honeymoon or a romantic weekend getaway, secluded Halfmoon Bay vacation rentals tick all the boxes.

Things to do

Beaver encounters in Halfmoon Bay

If you're in search of R&R, you've come to the right place. Halfmoon Bay swaps big-ticket attractions for a wonderland of rugged coastlines, sandy beaches and shimmering tide pools. Halfmoon Bay vacation rentals make the most of the setting, with beautiful waterfront cottages commanding sweeping views over the Salish Sea and Vancouver Island. You can stretch your legs at Smuggler Cove Provincial Park, where scenic hiking trails wind through lush coastal rainforest. If beavers are on your Canadian wish list, don't miss the chance to kayak around the wetlands, where you could spot the bucktoothed rodents renovating their dams.

Activities

Beach hopping in Halfmoon Bay

In the summer, seaside lovers can take their pick from multiple beaches, each with its own unique charms. Fringed by a grassy foreshore, Coopers Green is a great place to swim, paddleboard or enjoy a farm-to-table inspired picnic. For a change of scene, head up the coast to Secret Cove. It's dotted with marinas that lure a constant stream of local pleasure crafts. If you want to jump aboard, sign up for a sailboat tour with one of the local operators.

Weather

Cozy winter retreats in Halfmoon Bay

As in most of Canada, summer is high season in Halfmoon Bay. The town hums with energy and the weather is ideal for outdoor pursuits. If you want to beat the summer rush, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. This is shoulder season and it's not unusual for seasonal residents to outnumber short-term vacationers. While Whistler and Vancouver tend to steal the spotlight, the Sunshine Coast is quickly emerging as a hotspot for winter vacations in British Columbia. Chilly nights are the perfect excuse for board games by the fireplace of your Halfmoon Bay vacation rental property.

Natural features

Worlds away in Halfmoon Bay

While it's just a few hours from Vancouver, Halfmoon Bay feels worlds away from the city. The tightknit community sits on the Sunshine Coast, a southern stretch of British Columbia's Lower Mainland. On a clear day, you'll get stunning views of Vancouver Island across the aquamarine Salish Sea. Halfmoon Bay is surrounded by a quintet of Sunshine Coast regional parks, including Smuggler Cove, Simpson and Sargeant Bay. Birders will be reaching for the binoculars, with the chance to spot red-beaked oystercatchers, blue herons and bald eagles soaring overhead.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Halfmoon Bay

The nearest airport is in Pender Harbour, BC (YPT-Pender Harbour Waterdrome), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is 24.8 mi (39.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Halfmoon Bay?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 144 vacation rentals around Halfmoon Bay. From 114 house rentals to 42 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.