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Barbara Baines

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Barbara Baines

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Special Offer! STAY 3 EVENINGS/ PAY FOR 2 SAVINGS OF $295.00!!! March 20 - June 15

Sechelt House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps MAXIMUM 4 persons)

The BeachHouse is a worldclass luxury oceanfront vacation home. Situated on a pristine and private 1/2 acre with 150 feet of waterfront on BC's Sunshine Coast. The home is architecturally designed to capture spectacular sunsets and ocean views from every room in the house. Snorkel with the seals, kayak in protected waters or walk among old growth forests. Enjoy the many decks plus an oceanfront slate firepit area to toast marshmallows... listen to songbirds, view the endless wildlife, plus listen to the gentle wash of the waves. You will enjoy listening to families of eagles calling out to each other, watching kingfishers, blue herons, dolphins and orca whales searching the waters for food.

The BeachHouse can provide guests with ideas for all types of activities including outdoor adventure, fine dining, arts and crafts and community events such as farmers markets, festivals plus an eclectic mix of artist galleries. Or sit back and relax as our personal chef prepares a first class in house three course meal. Those seeking a little pampering can book an onsite professional massage. have a private Pilates or yoga session,

or enjoy a three course meal prepared and delivered by our personal Chef.

Step through the doorway - your spirits will be automatically lifted! You will be greeted by a warm and welcoming interior, featuring vaulted cedar ceilings supported by magnificent west coast Douglas fir beams. A collection of hand-woven rugs, copper pots and unique items from the Middle East reflect our international travels.

The BeachHouse is truly a coastal retreat for guests with high expectations. You can enjoy all four seasons with the privacy of what seems your own private island! Experience the luxury, serenity, and relaxation you've been waiting for at Simply the Best Beach House, the Sunshine Coast’s premier vacation rental. Visit our website for more information and availability.


* Stay Three Nights/Pay for Two (valid until June 15th)

* With a minimum stay of 7 nights, receive a complimentary

private chef's catered dinner. ( not valid with any other


Statutory holidays are excluded from Stay Three/Pay Two



- Our property manager lives nearby, and is readily available to give you an insider's perspective to help you get the best experience possible.


- Cancellation policy is a strict 30 days prior (July, August, September)

- Other months: 14 days for full refund less $75.00 administration fee, 7 - 14 days 50% and less than 7 days non refundable.

Simply the Best BeachHouse is more than a name ....

We look forward to welcoming you !

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Baines (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

About Barbara Baines

Barbara and Fred have owned the property for over 20 years. Four years ago we invited our son, Shaun, who is a local home builder to build our dream home in classic west coast style.

You will notice from the many artifacts within our home that we have worked and visited many places around the world. This multi cultural environment is reflected in every room. We are delighted to share our home with special guests.

Why Barbara Baines chose Sechelt

Our property provides everything that one could want for a truly

Canadian west coast experience. The home constructed in a natural environment provides for beautiful sunsets, multi-decks

and patios for lounging and enjoying the ambiance.

What makes this house unique

A total of three separate decks facing the waterfront along with the entire front of the home featuring unparalleled views from every direction. Additionally, gorgeous waterfront deck, deep water float, and patio area complete with outdoor fireplace. For those particularly adventuresome, a deep water diving board provides a perfect launch for a dip in the sea!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your Beach a House is fabulous ! I have stayed at quite a few Vacation rentals throughout BC & in the States and yours is definitely a Five Star! Everything was top notch, from booking, to walking in the front door to soft music and the ease of checking out. Joanne was very nice. I will highly recommend this spot to friends. The welcome card, wine & gifts were such a personal touch, just lovely, thank you. The meal was fine, we are quite the foodies and so enjoyed cooking a couple wonderful meals in your beautiful kitchen.

The info binders were very interesting and enjoyed by all. We all travel so we enjoyed your collections.

Again thank you for sharing your home, it is very relaxing place, truly a treasure.
Mar 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 11 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best VRBO properties we have ever stayed at. Stunning views, in a very luxurious setting that had every convenience imaginable. Barbara Ann is an excellent host who really goes the extra mile to make their place welcoming. Hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the very compliment. It is our pleasure to share The BeachHouse and all it's treasures with such wonderful guests ! We look forward to seeing you in the future ! Barbara Ann
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cannot beat this

  • 5 of 5

I cannot add much to what has already been entered here. Barbara Ann is the most amazing hostess. There was not one thing we required once we arrived, everything remotely anticipated was available to us. The Beach House was a very special place, very welcoming from the minute we walked in the door. There were amazing views from each window. Jim had a 'zen' moment each morning when the waters were calm, sitting on the diving board watching the plethora of marine life. He tagged it as his own personal aquarium. Thank you also Barbara for the suggestions for the daily itinerary, the restaurants and helpful hints for us to keep in mind while there. We have already booked for next summer and we so look forward to it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pat and Jim, We're so pleased you enjoyed The BeachHouse ! It's an absolute delight to host guests who are so appreciative of not only the quality of our home but also all the activities ( including rest!) that are right at hand. And of course, the ultimate compliment is you and Jim returning next year for another fabulous two weeks ! Thank you again for your kind comments and the compliments. Looking forward to seeing you July 2015 ! Barbara and Fred
Buckley, Flintshire, United Kingdom

Speechless !

  • 5 of 5

I had great contact with Barbara Ann prior to our stay, her responses to any queries and her assistance with details on dining, sites to visit and photos were spot on. Four very excited adults arrived on a lovely sunny day and couldn't stop smiling as we toured the property and stood on the boat dock. What a property, what a location ! how lucky were we! Barbara had supplied every single item of kitchen equipment, crockery, condiment and table linen anyone could possibly need during their stay. there was picnic ware, outdoor seating, throws and candles for taking advantage of the decks. The BBQ was put to good use and we enjoyed the wine Barbara and Fred had left as a gift for us. I cannot express enough how much we loved our stay. so many others have said it all before and I am worried it will never be available again due to demand ! Barbara and Fred are clearly owners that know exactly what travellers look for in a property to rent. To entrust their home and all its high end contents and mementos from their own travels to complete strangers is so generous and good spirited. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled with your fantastic review ! It is a great pleasure to host guests that appreciate not only the craftsmanship of The BeachHouse but also it's international contents. We're so pleased the four of you had such an enjoyable time ......I know we were your final stop on your Canadian tour, and how wonderfully well it turned out. It is our goal to exceed expectations and it certainly sounds like we were successful ! We sincerely appreciated your business and hope to welcome you again to The BeachHouse. Thank you, Sue.

Our perfect honeymoon spot: Simply the Best Beach House.

  • 5 of 5

We had initially wanted to take a trip a bit further away from our Bellingham WA home. but with only five days off from work, we closed in our boundaries and chose this Beach House in Sechelt. We've had pretty good luck with VRBO, but you just never know for sure. In this case we were delighted at each and every turn: the turn down the main road, the turn along the inlet, the turn into the community, and the turn into the steep driveway. But once we opened the door into the entrance hall, we just turned around in delight! Windows everywhere, looking at the water, and across the water to the rising green hills. Beautiful big kitchen with stellar appliances (so important to us cooks), and well equipped with everything you might need, all in excellent condition. Several sitting rooms, are brilliantly designed to bring in water views from many angles. And all rooms are lovingly furnished and appointed with beautiful items that found their way home from Turkey and other intriguing areas. Every surface is, in fact, enhanced by some unusual object: a hookah, a piece of jewelry, a carved box. a hand-woven blanket or pillow. And, to delve into the practical matters for minute…every aspect of the home, including the many objet d'art, are meticulously clean and pristine; not a speck of dust, not a scratch. That takes some dedication.

Although it rained nearly every day we were there, we had no complaints. The views are wonderful no matter what. We had planned to be out and about a bit more, but for the most part, we were thrilled to just stay in the house and gaze out the windows.

We're already looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your overview of your honeymoon stay ! We're delighted you were so pleased with The BeachHouse. Truly wonderful to hear how much you appreciate the detail in our home. The house was in the planning for many years. During that time we lived in many countries collecting pieces along the way. If you have any suggestions that would further enhance your stay, please let us know. We are committed to not only meeting but exceeding guests expectations. Appreciate your comments about the cleanliness of our home. We will pass onto JoAnne, our house manager. She takes a tremendous amount of pride in keeping The BeachHouse being the best it can be. Again, thank you so much for choosing The BeachHouse for your honeymoon. We look forward to welcoming you back. Its a delight to have such appreciative guests. Barbara and Fred Baines

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a gem and was a perfect place for us to celebrate our birthdays/anniversary. We literally gasped with delight as we walked in the first time. We were immediately struck by the beauty of both the house and the views. There are several nooks that invite you to sit and read or just look out at the amazing view. We like to do our own cooking when we travel and this kitchen made that an easy task. There is a great stash of spices just waiting for you to use them so no need to buy any when you grocery shop. The only surprise was that the second bedroom is actually a sleeper sofa in the downstairs sitting room. Since we had invited another couple that was a bit disappointing. It worked OK but was not as comfortable as we had hoped and the middle-of-the-night bathroom trips up the stairs were not optimal. But we all agreed that this was not significant enough to change our rating. It is something you want to be aware of when making your reservation, though.

The location of the house was perfect for us. It is off the beaten path so you really feel the sense of being away and yet it is close enough to easily use it as a hub for sight-seeing. There are tons of artist studios in the area and lots of great places to hike. Our favorite hike outing was through Smuggler's Cove followed by a picnic on the beach at Sargeant's Bay. And our favorite artist studio was the FibreWorks Studio & Gallery down the Sunshine Coast Hwy in Madeira Park. Both of these gave us lots of great eye candy!

On our last morning we were treated to some wonderful wildlife views right from the dock at the back of the house. We enjoyed watching the seals and the gulls plus we found fish and starfish in the water right beside the dock. It was a wonderful end to a wonderful trip. I highly recommend this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheryl, it was an absolute delight to have you and your guests at The Beach House. We are so pleased everything worked out so well. You travelled a very long way to celebrate your birthdays and anniversary and we can't thank you enough. The Beach House is truly a home where memories last a lifetime. We hope to see you again in the future. And thank you again for choosing us. Your hosts, Barbara and Fred

Absolutely amazing home in an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

I began looking for a vacation destination early in 2013. My mind was set on the west coast as previous trips there have left me wanting more. As it was going to be a special occasion for my gorgeous girlfriend and I, I wanted something special and it had to fit into a certain time frame (her birthday). One of the first sites that came up when i started my internet search was "Simplythebest", it looked great but did not have the days available that i wanted. Through my weeks of searching, trying to find the perfect place, I was continually drawn back to it but the days available to rent were not in my required time frame. In the end i could not draw myself away from it and booked it anyway. Once we had arrived i knew i had made the right choice, it is Amazing! The property is stunning, the views are indescribable. Whether its coffee on the deck off the bedroom, lunch on the deck off the kitchen, suntanning on the dock, sitting down at the fire pit next to the water or curling up with a book on the couch with a three window view of the inlet, it does not get better than this. Was able to relax and just enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of 5 days of cloudless sky's and 25 degree weather.

The best thing was that its relaxing ambiance help set the stage for me to pose a question. I asked my special lady to be my wife and she said yes. How much better can it get!!

And last but not least; The owners are excellent, from answering my many questions, to the perks that were awaiting us when we arrived, I can't thank them enough. All in all a wonderful place to spent time. I hope to return as soon as possible..

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your engagement ! We are so happy that you chose The BeachHouse for your special occasion! The welcome mat is out and we're looking forward to your next visit ! Barbara Ann and Fred Baines


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
LightHouse Pub
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Heron
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Dakota Ridge cross country
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Imagine taking a stunning ferry ride to another world where the pace is slow, the scenery is breathtaking and the people are friendly. While only a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast is one of BC's best kept secrets. With many quaint, tiny coastal communities, it's a pacific paradise of quirky waterfront shops, friendly people and an easygoing lifestyle

From strolling the windswept seashore; hiking into Skookumchuk Narrows, or sailing up Princess Louisa Inlet, visitors find it hard to shake the inescapable feeling that they're in on a secret the rest of the travelling world has yet to discover… and it’s less than an hour from Vancouver.

Other Activities: Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Golf, tennis court, birdwatching, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

From C$295 Per night

Sechelt House Rental Rates

Special Offer! STAY 3 EVENINGS/ PAY FOR 2 SAVINGS OF $295.00!!!

Special Offer From:
Dates Mar 20, 2015 to Jun 15, 2015

Your own private 1/2 acre of waterfront paradise .. architecturally designed 2500 sq.ft cedar and glass BeachHouse with stunning views from every room !

Enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Listen to songbirds, loons, otters and often whales. Order a catered 3 course meal or a massage. relax on our floating dock ! The BeachHouse is SIMPLY THE BEST. rate is based on double occupancy.

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2014 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Oct 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$25
extra person per nite C$25
Pet Fee C$25
cleaning C$100
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes To book: a 50% deposit of total is required. Balance due 30 days prior
to arrival .
statutory and holiday weekends require a three night minimum excluding the promotion.
Methods of payment: if you are a Canadian and bank online, please use
interac transfer. We also accept paypal
Cancellation policy is a strict 30 days for 100% refund. We suggest travel insurance to protect your vacation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sechelt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , overlooks the ocean
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rain shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen size sofa sleeper
  • King Bed, Queen Convertible Bed. private covered decks for both rooms All bedrooms feature screened windows that open to the sound of ocean waves. second bedroom has featherbed mattress and a private covered deck Both bedrooms have music zones.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small pets are welcome ( $25.00 per nite fee) Oceanfront/mountain views Private Chef and massage available.

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