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Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Suitable for 6 adults(3 couples) or 2 families.

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

More Details

Owner
HART PFORTMUELLER
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About HART PFORTMUELLER

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.

HART PFORTMUELLER purchased this house in 1983

Why HART PFORTMUELLER chose Halfmoon Bay

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great weekend at the cottage. Christina and I talked all night and just enjoyed being together and with baby Connor too! Just love being up here and also having a long visit before going away again for a year.
Feb 2009
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • VERY LARGE CLAWFOOT BATHTUB WITH HANDHELD SHOWER. TILE FLOOR, VANITY WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOP. WE ALSO HAVE A VERY PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER. SEE PHOTO ON OUR WEBSITE (UNDER 'OWNER')
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • 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
Notes:
WE HAVE A FULLY EQUIPPED CHILDREN'S PLAY STATION WITH TREE HOUSE, SLIDE, SWINGS, FIREMAN'S POLE, ZIP LINE AND OTHER AMENITIES PLUS A BENCH FOR THE PARENTS TO USE WHILE SUPERVISING THE KIDS.

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average rating of 4.95 based on 92 reviews
5

Warm, cozy, perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rarely do you find a rental where the pictures actually don't do the property justice...this cottage completely exceeded all our expectations. Its not only beautiful, warm, cozy and pristine, the owners have thought of every convenience for their guests. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.
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5

10 out of 5 :)

  • 5 of 5

Best gateway we ever had so far. Just no words.

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is amazing! The view, spectacular. Everything you need is already here. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our spring break stay far exceeded our expectations. Waking up to the amazing view, having a hot tub while enjoying the view, then an outdoor shower despite any weather conditions was fantastic. The cabin was cozy with the wood burning stove, wonderful view from the kitchen, dining table, and living room. Very comfortable beds! And the covered deck was unbelievable. In the day we sat around the gas fire pit enjoying the view, and at night all the deck lights made the deck extra special. The kids also loved the playground and treehouse.

We cooked all our own meals, and the kitchen was well stocked with a great BBQ on the deck as well. We will be back! Thanks so much for sharing your little slice of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome cottage, playground, view, fireplace, games! A wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage. Our family had a great time. The view is stunning, hot tub is wonderful, lighted trees beautiful (and unexpected). The kitchen is well stocked and you are made to feel right at home. The deck is so nice. There are so many little things that make this cottage such a wonderful place to stay. Our kids loved the tree house, rope and trampoline. Easy to coordinate and instructions were perfectly laid out. Overall one of the best places we have stayed and the perfect Sunshine Coast retreat! Thank you!

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay. It was excellently equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very nice furnishings while still feeling comfortable and homey. Only regret was we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
56 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay - Langdale Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
3 golf courses within an easy 20 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
several within an easy 15 minute drive
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
COOPER'S GREEN PARK
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING C$120
Refundable Damage Deposit C$250

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 OCTOBER 1ST TO MAY 1ST), 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.

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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