Laurie Beeman

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SECRET COVE BIRD'S NEST

Halfmoon Bay House Rental Photos and Description

3/4 acre medium bank waterfront, 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms

Secret Cove Bird's Nest is perched above one of the most spectacular inlets on the Sunshine Coast; awaits your home away from home!

Absolute bliss is what you will feel when exploring this private peninsula, shared by only a small number of homes. If you are a nature enthusiast who loves exploring ocean inlets, bird watching, and hiking enchanting trails through the woods, then this delightful home in Secret Cove will be perfect for you!

Excellent kayaking and boating area. Bird's nest is an ideal setting for a romantic retreat or we can accomodate up to six guests. Our house is newly renovated with all the comforts of home. Open design living area with large windows to enjoy the view!

If you happen to arrive by water, we have a 30 foot slip for landing your pleasure craft. We also have launching facilities if you would like to trailer your boat here. The fishing here is one of the best areas of the Sunshine Coast for salmon and ling cod. There are also many islands here to explore.

It is a rare opportunity to be a guest in one of the most cherished parts of the world...Your Private little spot is waiting for you!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed

Laurie Beeman

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Trev and Laurie both love this private gem on the Sunshine Coast and would love to share it with you! Laurie was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and really enjoys the beauty, nature and sense of community on the Sunshine Coast.

Trevors family has owned property in Secret Cove since the 1970's and really enjoys the outdoors and fishing in the area.

Laurie Beeman purchased this house in 2012

This is such a unique piece of property. You are close to the ocean and an expansive sky. Part of this property has been owned by Trevor's family since the 70's and it is so beautiful and peaceful here. When we had the opportunity to buy the rest of the property, we felt lucky to have the opportunity.

We fell in love with the expansive sky, the ocean, the wildlife, and sense of peace here. It is truly unique with no traffic noise, only boats, and sealife. When we saw a stellar sea lion playing with a salmon in the ocean in front of the house, we were captivated!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
+1 604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
South Surrey, BC
5

Fantastic Cabin with Fabulous Views

  • 5 of 5
This vacation rental exceeded all our expectations. The cabin is conveniently located just a short drive from the highway and provides a lot of privacy since all the neighbours are far away. It has gorgeous views of the water and is well stocked with everything we needed and more. It is newly renovated and beautifully decorated. The deck and the yard were perfect for sunbathing and the dock provided an ideal place for an afternoon swim. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the humming birds feed outside the window and the visiting deer. The cabin and grounds were very clean and well maintained.

Laurie and Trevor were gracious hosts who made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Laurie was always quick to respond to our inquiries before our stay. I would definitely recommend this vacation rental to my friends and will for sure be coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mark, it was so lovely to meet you and your wonderful family.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We really try to
accommodate your needs, and respect your privacy.
Really look forward to having you back next year!
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
+1 604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
5

The home you didn't know you were looking for.

The home you didn't know you were looking for.
  • 5 of 5
Laurie has created an oasis of tranquility. The minute we stepped inside we all felt completely relaxed. Comfort and creativity all carefully chosen to create an atmosphere of welcome. Our party was flexible in numbers as people came and went and during our 12 days and Laurie and Trevor were very accommodating with our arrangements. The fire was welcome on the few days we had liquid sunshine and the rest of the time we let the breeze blow through. The BBQ was very handy for evening meals. The full kitchen and laundry on site was most appreciated.

Bird watching the hummers feeding so closely was fascinating as well as the squirrel who was determined to feed at the other bird feeder. The resident deer tolerated our presence very well.

Rented kayaks, borrowed rowboat, trips down the Sunshine coast, swimming in Trout Lake, games nights, movie watching, strolling on the roads and trails, ice cream at the Halfmoon Bay Café, lots and lots of sunny days, badminton in the parking lot, swimming in the ocean and playing Pictionary on the deck before the sun went down...awesome.

The quiet of the evenings made for very restful sleeps in the comfortable beds in their themed rooms. Laurie displays a real talent for artistic balance and interesting feasts for the eyes inside the house and outside.

We are already thinking about next summer and would be very pleased to find ourselves back there again. It was all we had hoped for and more. We are sharing this site with all our friends as we know they would love it too.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Glenna,
It was an absolute delight to have you and your family here.
We were actually sad when you had to leave!
Sure glad you enjoyed the space and property.
We really enjoyed hearing the beautiful guitar music
Jim and your son were playing; what a treat!
Thanks again for coming,
Look forward your return visit!
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
+1 604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Quite heavenly

  • 5 of 5
I booked this place without connecting that the "Birds Nest" title simply stood for privacy. There were so many beautiful birds that visited through out the day I was in heaven. We really enjoyed the privacy. The close proximity to the calm waters of Secret Cove. It was truly magical. The owners did such a great job at decorating the space (which is vast) and peppering the home with many spiritual touches. It was very well stocked so all we had to bring was food and we were able to cook up a storm. The weather was wonderful for our stay April 5-8th. Just peaceful, drinking wine, eating food and loving each other. It was a lovely bonding weekend for our anniversary. The hot tub was awesome. We will be back.
Our only mistake was putting a log on the wood fire place that was a touch wet and had a bit of a smoke issue for a bit. Trevor mentioned that although he has been using wood burning for years he still makes small adjustments here and there. So make sure to listen up when he tells you how to work the fire place :):)
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carrie, it was lovely to have you and Caedman here for a romantic getaway. We are so glad you enjoyed the space, quiet surroundings; and variety of birds! Thanks for mentioning the fireplace; it can add such warmth and atmosphere when it is working efficiently. We sure look forward to having you stay at the Bird's nest again soon! :)
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
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+1 604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
Delta Bc
5

Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a weekend it was so much fun! The house was very nice and clean with awesome views of the ocean and nice boat dock! Will defiantly be back soon! The owners were really nice and helpful! Thanks for having us!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Dennis, glad you had a nice retreat from the city.
This time of year is so beautiful here with the stars so bright
at night while sitting in the hot tub. And the cozy wood stove,
truly a relaxing getaway!
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Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I like to getaway several times a year for a couple of days to refresh. I spend a lot of time searching for the perfect place and I found it in the Secret Cove Bird's Nest. It is located off the beaten track, down a windy road full of fantastic homes and cottages and ocean views. It is perched above a small inlet and has a great set of stairs (or an easily walked driveway) down to the dock. The air was amazing and the quiet was fantastic. We were greated by Laurie as we pulled up with a big smile and she made us feel immediately at home. Trevor had a roaring fire built for us and we felt relaxed the minute we walked in. The house was big, clean and exceptionally appointed (think Buddhist Spa) and the stereo was wonderful. We spent our time watching the sunset, listening to music, drinking wine and hot tubbing. Lots to do in the area but the home has everythign so there was no need to leave.

We had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to everyone. Lots of room, lots of good Karma and it strips the stress of work and the city from you the minute you step out of your car.

Our hosts were always there if we needed them but they were never imposing. We felt very well looked after but also able to feel secluded and intimate.

Thanks!!! Ken and Lilla, Cloverdale BC
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, it was lovely to meet you both!
We have really tried to create a relaxing, comfortable,
cozy atmosphere. We live in a separate house on a large piece of property; which makes it helpful to facilitate our guests needs,
but also very important for us to give you privacy.
Hope to see you here again!
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
+1 604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Cozy, elegant and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5
Secret Cove Bird's Nest is a lovely place, from the Japanese-inspired furnishings to the woodstove fireplace to the private hot tub. With three bedrooms, this home can accommodate six people easily, and each room is excellently appointed. We were just two and opted to use only one bedroom for a reduced rate (a great perk!). Laurie was fabulous. Because we visited over the holidays, she put up a few Christmas decorations including a mini tree (she asked us first if we wanted any decorations). She also gave us a special bottle of port and chocolates. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a barbecue just outside. The grounds are great, so much attention to detail and funky touches. We saw visiting hummingbirds and several other varieties of birds up there. You can go down to their dock and hang out on the little inlet. Laurie offered us use of the rowboat but the day we might have used it was too cold and wet. In summer the dock and boats (there are kayaks there, too) must be a really fun aspect of the cottage. The only minor down side was that cell reception was pretty much non-existent. However, there is wifi and who needs to be that in touch when on vacation?! There are some nice walks/hikes nearby (by car) – Smuggler Cove and Homesite Creek Trails. We also went for a drink at nearby Rockwater Resort, but mostly, we just wanted to snuggle into the cottage, build fires, take hot tubs (the robes were a really great touch), watch movies from their nice collection, read, write and play music. I highly recommend the Bird's Nest to other travellers looking for a relaxing retreat.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Belinda; We are so glad that you
and Jon had a cozy getaway. We sure hope that you can come back some day!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Wilson Creek
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Langdale
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Thormandby Island
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Grasshopper Pub
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Dakota Ridge
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Pender Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Rockwater
Car: necessary

Bird's Nest is located in one of the most beautiful, private areas on the Sunshine Coast. The home faces southwest with fabulous views of beautiful sunsets and open sky. It is a perfect getaway for boaters, kayakers, or just a break from life, to rejuvenate your soul!

There is a dock in front of the house on the water for you to use! If you have a kayak or canoe, you're welcome to bring it; there are many beautiful areas to explore here. There are also places to rent kayaks close by if you don't have your own.

Thormandby Island has gorgeous white sand beaches and is only 10 minutes away by boat! You feel like your on a tropical island! Great place for a picnic, swimming, frisbee, bocce ball, or just relaxing in the sun!

Simson Marine park is located on South Thormandby Island, and Jedediah Island is a half hour away which is a provincial park with an old Homestead to explore, complete with orchard, and sheep still inhabiting the island; a lovely day trip!

Smugglers Cove is a ten minute drive away which has a resident beaver; volunteers have built wooden walkways above the flooded areas. After a lovely walk in the forest and through open marshland areas; you end up overlooking gorgeous bays and expansive ocean.

Homesite Cave trails are close by which meanders around limestone caves and sinkholes, while also being situated amongst a second old growth forest and waterfall!

This is an amazing area for Mountain biking as volunteers have built many trails all over the coast for you to enjoy. Easy access to the new Suncoaster trail!

These are only a few gems of the area, there are so many areas to explore! We can provide more information as requested. Look forward to your arrival!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Halfmoon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes COUPLES RATE!
If you would like to come and stay at the Bird's nest for a romantic getaway,
Using one bed, we would like to offer you a couple's rate for $150 a night until May 1!
Prices are quoted for up to four people.
Any additional people over four is $25.00 extra per night.
A 50 % deposit is due with booking, and the balance is due one month prior to arrival.
Payments can be made through paypal, bank transfers or cash.
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Amenities

Amenities

Halfmoon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs bathroom
  • Bathrooms on the main floor have been newly renovated. The choices for the bathrooms were carefully chosen to create a West Coast feel. Warm colors, and cosy environment is the theme to make you feel at home.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two bedrooms on the main floor. Both bedrooms have queen size teak beds with one bedroom with an attached ensuite. The downstairs studio has an open concept with a queen bed, separate futon couch, and private washroom.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
We would like your stay to be really enjoyable, so please feel free to ask any questions to help make that happen!
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