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Konrad Cottages - Beach Cottage - Humpback Whales are now here at Welcome Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beach Cottage - family and pet friendly beach, w/ hot-tubs, f/p, spa services

Early Summer Promotion

Stay two weekend nights and your third night is half price, or stay two weeknights your 3rd weeknight is free. From now until June 28, 2018.

Book last minute (within 7 days) and receive 15 - 25% off our standard seasonal rates.

Discount rates are not available in combination.

Konrad Cottages, with two self-contained cottages, is located on Welcome Beach, one of the Sunshine Coast's most beautiful, tranquil beaches. And currently for a special treat, Humpback Whales are currently feeding at Welcome Beach!

Walk on the sandy beach, explore the tidal pools at low tide, relax on a lounge chair in the sun, or watch a beautiful sunset by your campfire on the beach.

Water lover will enjoy our swimming float (the float is out!), paddle boards, skimmer boards and more. Or for you land-lovers, enjoy a game of badminton, volley ball, or croquet in our private yard. And for everyone the view here at Welcome Beach is always amazing!

Kindly note that we reside on the property, and are pleased to provide assistance with your holiday needs, such as local knowledge of sights and activities, starting a campfire, and routine hot-tub maintenance.

Our Beach Cottage is a spacious two bedroom bungalow featuring a fantastic view of the water, wood fireplace, soaker tub, garden-view king suite that has a private hot-tub just outside your door,

as well as sleeping for four on the water-view 2nd bedroom with twin/double bunk and twin bed.

The Beach cottage, sleeps up to 10, but has cosy feel for a romantic get-away, just for two.

Our Beachfront Chalet (see ) is a two bedroom cathedral style cottage, featuring huge high windows, private sundeck & hot-tub, radiant heat fireplace, queen forest-view master bedroom, maple-view bunk room (w/ twin/double bunks), and a hanging tree fort (just for kids).

Beachfront Chalet also sleeps up to 9 or 10 guest, but is also just right for any number of guests. To book the Beachfront Chalet, go to:

At Konrad Cottage we take the time to orientate you to the property, our special features and tips on the best dining on the coast (including our gourmet chef for private dinners in the cottage), and the many other features of the Sunshine Coast.

We provide coffee, tea, cream, sugar, with salt and pepper are also provided.

Our trademark is our warm and friendly hospitality.

For inquiries rates are shown in US Dollars. For our listing in Canadian Dollars, see our listing at


Ahhh... the soothing sounds of gentle music as you blissfully lay beneath a soft sheet, cocooned in relaxing smell and dim light. You find your nerves unbunding and your trouble slipping away.

Swedish massage is designed specifically to enhance circulation and blood flow to the large muscle groups.

The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, while the overall experience eliminates mental stress, and removal of of bodily waste.

Price for 1 hr is C$90.


Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed basalt stones are positioned on the parts of the client's body to maximize the therapeutic benefits.

Hot stone massage are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate more effectively. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues , your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation.

Price for 1 hr is C$125. Custom spa packages may be available on request.

Please leave a message for the date you want and for the type of massage & number of requested guest treatments, and Catherine will get in touch with you to book your spa services.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About The Owner

Catherine's love for people and caring service brought her into the profession of person aesthetics and fitness. My interest in people and healthcare brought me into a profession working in youth care.

In 2004 I started a new chapter in life, opening Konrad cottages, and moving shortly after to Welcome Beach on the Sunshine Coast. In 2007, I was joined by Catherine, who for the next several year, was indispensable in our growth and raising level of service. Now with her return to work in aesthetics, she is starting to offer, spa services here at Konrad Cottages.

We make it our goal to create the care free, comfortable, home away from home, were you our guests, can create special memories that will last a lifetime--be it by showing you how to paddle a kayak, setting a campfire on the beach, or by offer helpful local knowledge on the great activities to choose from her on the Sunshine coast.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Halfmoon Bay

My parents, Peter and Maryanne Konrad, were looking for a vacation property with a safe accessible beach for swimming and boating for children and grandchildren, and for my sports fishing father who due to illness, had limited mobility. In the spring of 1984, when they saw this property on the quiet esplanade at Welcome Beach, they know their search was over.

Over the next 20 years they enjoyed gathering family with them each summer at the cottage, to enjoy family times, swimming, boating, and fishing. The property changed over those years. We added a second bedroom to the Beach Cottage first, then built the Chalet in 1992, to make room for our growing families.

My children, Theresa and Christine, and I have know this--peace of heaven--since they were born. Spending several weeks at the cottage each summer, as well as, many weekends each year, many wonderful family memories have been created here at the cottage.

With the love we had for the Halfmoon Bay area, and the special spot on Welcome Beach, my parents had discovered many years before, after the passing of my parents, in 2004 we took a leap of faith, and took over the property, and since then, it has been our pleasure to shared it with other families, couples, and groups, as a vacation rental.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sunshine Coast has long been a destination for cottagers, dating back to the turn of the century when the Union Steamships used to bring the wealthy ‘summer people’ up to the area, dropping them in Gibsons, Selma Park, Trail Bay, Halfmoon Bay and Pender Harbour. The tradition still exists, but these days its usually people traveling by car and looking to jettison their everyday cares for a while where life goes at a slower pace, nature is ever-present, and old-fashioned activities that promote adventurousness and togetherness dominate. Welcome to our world at Konrad Cottages in Halfmoon Bay!

Konrad Cottages offers one of the best cottage/vacation rental experiences in Coastal British Columbia. Located in Halfmoon Bay, in a neighborhood referred to as Welcome Woods, our cottages are right on the water in one of the Coast’s most beautiful ocean bays – Welcome Beach.

Welcome Beach is one of the few truly sandy beaches on the Coast, and is one of the better-kept secrets too! Limited parking for day visitors and no major facilities means that crowds typically head to Davis Bay or Porpoise Bay Park. Meanwhile you wake up in your own beachfront cabin and step right onto the beach any time you like, with all of the amenities you need handy and close by.

You can walk the beach (it’s great for off-season storm watching too), swim along the shore or out to the float, put in your kayaks or small rowboats, or just sit on the beach and soak up some sun and watch the marine traffic go by while birds like the red-beaked oyster catcher, blue heron or bald eagle hunt along the shore and shallows.

You can choose to stay either in the Cottage, a 2 bedroom bungalow with level beach access, or a 2 bedroom chalet nestled in a cedar grove, with a sunny spacious deck and views of the ocean. We hope to see you soon.

Members since 2004 of the Sunshine Coast Bed and Breakfast, Cottage Owners Association.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Another Great Two Weeks At Welcome Beach!

The cabin was cozy, The view was beautiful and the beach was sandiest ever. Thanks to you both for the Great Hospitality and the Fun Times. We hope to keep the fire alive, see you next year!

PS Thanks again Ray for the Valet Boat Parking.
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are not to be left in the cottage or outside unattended. Use a pet blanket to cover furniture or beds.
  • Diving is only permitted from the swimming float at high tide (i.e. 8+ feet of water under the float). Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Children under twelve must be supervised by a responsible adult (16 yo or older) when using the hot-tub or swimming float.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach Cottage -- Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaker tub and grab bars those who need the security.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Beach Cottage -- Gardenview Master - 1 king , On-suite bath and hottub on private patio!
    Beach Cottage -- Oceanfront Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Relax to the gentle lapping of the waves on the beach.
  • Additional sleeping for four is available in the livingroom with two double sofa hide-a-beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Additional Features, 3km to general store and specialy stores, 2km to parks and boat launch, 3km to mountain biking trails, skimmer boards, boogie boards, inner tubs, sand toys, badminton, volleyball, bachi, and croquet.


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Konrad Cottages - Beach Cottage - Humpback Whales are now here at Welcome Beach!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews
We live in Port Coquitlam just outside of Vancouver BC

Quaint well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a fabulous location with an ever changing beach right outside your door. The fireplace heated the cottage well and helped create the perfect atmosphere.

If you want a perfect base camp for your rainforest and ocean adventure, you just can't go wrong with Konrad cottage.

The Konrads were lovely and helpful hosts.

We will be back

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is literally ON the beach, right out the front door. Ray was very kind and gave us a tour of the property when we arrived. It has a nice wood burning stove and hot tub. The cottage is dated so do not expect modern decor but was very clean. We had our toddler with us and it was perfect for him as there was no stairs.

Only a short 20 min to Sechelt it is a great location on Welcome Beach. Would love to return in the warmer months.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible location

  • 4 of 5

The location is incredible, the owners are kind, the home needs some updating and real TLC. The beach at your door, beautiful lawn, watch the waves while you cook, or do dishes, and then enjoy the hot tub with a peekaboo ocean view. It's ideal with two bedrooms and a fold out couch. Some TLC needed- it looks like the roof needs work, the kitchen/entrance floor tiles need replacement, and the fireplace needs a new glass door as it's cracked. Two of the chairs seemed like they were on their last legs as well.

We love this place, and would return. Hopefully next time a bit of work has gone into making it really shine.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fraser Valley BC

Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Ray and Catherine are very gracious hosts. We've just returned from our third week-long stay at the cottage. It was fantastic, as usual, and very rejuvenating. Our grandsons swam out to the raft several times a day, and had a wonderful time. Beach fires, making s'mores, watching fantastic sunsets and the Perseides Meteor shower, seals and otters and eagles oh my! The cottage is very clean, comfortable, and well maintained; new appliances! A few cosmetic touches needed, such as new wallpaper or paint, more ambient lighting. Other than that, perfect, and we look forward to returning next year for twice as long!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delta, BC

Our Stay...

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place. It was a bit rough around the edges, but it was nice and clean and the kitchen was equipped with everything you need. There are no restaurants in the vicinity so cooking meals was required which was ok with us. The hot tub was not working, which the owner was desperately trying to fix as a large group was coming for the weekend. It was fortunate for him that we were not bothered about the hot tub as we wouldn't use it anyways. My only complaint is that the owner was not exactly very friendly when we arrived. We did show up 3 hours before "check in time" he did not offer any alternatives ie. waiting in the yard or info on the area etc. His lovely wife did come out a few moments later and let us know that the place was not ready yet, which we understood. And lastly it was a shame that we did not get the opportunity to say goodbye. In this day and age of instant communication, an email would have been a classy touch. Anyways will definitely recommend friends and family to visit and will go back again next year.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear future guests, Kindly keep in mind that we are always pleased to provide information on local amenities, such as restaurants near by. We encourage you to ask about these and other amenities, such as guided tours, boat rentals, etc... There are a couple very nice options just a 10 min drive away in Secret Cove. Also, there is a fantastic chef that can be booked to prepare a lovely three course meal right in the cottage, at a very reasonable cost. However, he is very busy, and you should book him as soon as you book your stay. If you would like an early check-in, this is sometimes available, however please check with us in advance so we are not caught off guard, as was the case with Barb. Her check-in was the day after Catherine and I had returned from my oldest daughters very lovely wedding. Being tired from all the festivities, I agree I wasn't as helpful as I could have been when Barb surprised me, arriving three hours before check-in time we had given her. I am so glad to hear my wonderful partner Catherine came to my rescue. From time to time, unscheduled repairs are required, as was the case with the hot-tub at our Beach Cottage during Barb's stay. As we are operating at capacity throughout the summer, we sometime need to address these repairs during your stay, even if, as in this example you are not planning to use the hot-tub. In these case we will always endeavor to undertake required repair as unobtrusively as possible, and with the utmost consideration of our guests privacy and enjoyment of our property. We hope to see you soon... Ray and Catherine
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A stunning location, serene and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in the beach cottage and we loved every moment! The cottage is located on a beautiful beach that is quiet and serene. The views are spectacular! The house is well kept and very clean and has every amenity you could ask for! We enjoyed the relaxing hot tub and the cozy wood stove. My 3 children loved the children s room and the toys provided for playing in the sand. We spent many evenings building sand castles and collecting seashells on the beach in front of the house with the kids. It was a very family friendly place to stay. There are so many places nearby for exploring including several seaside towns and provincial parks. The owners are very kind and helpful. We hope to visit again someday!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Secret Cove
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
near Sechelt
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Secret Cove
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge (x-country area)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Welcome Beach
Car: recommended

The Lower Sunshine Coast, only 40 minutes by ferry from Vancouver is popular to vacationers from the Vancouver area, as well as, from throughout BC, Alberta, and Washington State, for is scenery, protected waters for beach front vacations, as well as for boating and fishing, festivals, spas, restaurants, mountain biking, ocean tour, scuba diving and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 21 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Oct 5 2018 - Nov 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Nov 12 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
Pet Fee C$40 + Tax

Rate listed on the VRBO rates calander are shown in US Dollars! Please see our listing on for rates in Canadian Dollars.

Rates based on occupancy of 4 guests in summer, and holiday seasons. Rates based on double occupancy in all other seasons.

Pet charge is C$40 plus gst for a weekend per pet or C$80/week per pet.

Child discounts of 50% are available for children under 12 yo and infants under 2 yo stay free when the ages of children are provided prior to booking.

Holidays are billed at weekend rates and 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends applies.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager'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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