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Laurie Beeman

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Laurie Beeman

Advertiser since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
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SECRET COVE BIRD'S NEST

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

Overview

Overview

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:
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Laurie Beeman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Laurie Beeman

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

Why Laurie Beeman chose Halfmoon Bay

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 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
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to the Sunshine Coast yearly for the last five years to celebrate our anniversary. These are the best accommodations we have ever had the pleasure of staying. The lovely hosts, Laurie and Trevor, are welcoming and easy going and make sure you have wverything you need. The house is situated in a quiet, magical setting where you can choose to relax and stay in and cosy up to the fireplace or be adventurous and take a walk through one of the beautiful forest trails. Everything you could possibly need is provided and the clean, well appointed home has 3 bedrooms so can comfortably accommodate about 6 people. We brought our boat and were able to use the boat launch and dock for the duration of our stay, an added bonus! I spent many hours sitting on the huge deck watching and photographing birds, there are so many different species! The hot tub is wonderful to relax in at the end of the day and is in a beautiful setting. We will be coming back next year for sure!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kim, thanks so much to you and Stefan for choosing our Birds Nest for your anniversary. So glad you were able to bring your boat, as there are so many hidden bays and inlets to explore. The fire and hot tub add a romantic element to the house we are glad you enjoyed! We love all the birds here too; have noticed more woodpeckers, and overwintering hummingbirds, as well as the prehistoric call of the blue herons.
We thoroughly enjoyed having you here, and really look forward to your return next year!
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
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Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
5

Perfect for our Thanksgiving weekend stay

  • 5 of 5
Secret Cove Bird's Nest was perfect for our stay over Thanksgiving weekend. The location is perfect for hiking and walks to the north and south. (We did Smuggler Cove and Skookumchuk Trail.) The home was well appointed and very relaxing, especially with a fire roaring inside while it was raining outside - the perfect setting to cook a fabulous holiday dinner. We'd love to come another time in warmer weather to kayak and explore the waterways. Someday...
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michele,
It was so nice to meet you and your family!
This area is a great place to explore this time of year with hiking, mountain biking, or just getting out on the ocean kayaking or boating. The colors are so vibrant now with fall colors, and cooler weather. We are so glad you enjoyed the cozy fireplace!
Hope to see you come back 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

Look no further!

  • 5 of 5
Secret Cove Bird's Nest is the place to stay!
I don't know where to begin.
The location is fantastic, the views are stunning, it's so very private and the home is super clean and well-equipped. Everything we needed was in this amazing get-away home.
We also enjoyed meeting our hosts, Laurie and Trevor, they are caring and attentive hosts.
We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kate for choosing the Bird's Nest.
It was so lovely to have you stay here.
Really look forward to you and Peter coming back soon!
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Secret Cove Bird's Nest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456547vb
+1 -604-741-8349
Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
Kelowna, BC
5

Nirvana...!

  • 5 of 5
Wow...I have no idea where to start! We were fortunate enough to be able to spend a whole week at this incredibly beautiful and peaceful house.

This home was everything advertised and then some; its decor was beautiful and well designed with peace and tranquility in mind. Anything we could have possibly needed was thought of and then some, from laundry soap and stain remover to spare sweaters, rain jackets and a headlamp in the hall closet. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could ever need to make a gourmet meal; if you want to cook outside, there is a state of the art Cuisinart barbeque at your disposal.

There are a few different levels to the outside yard with whimsical plantings and tiny little details around every corner. The grass overlooking the ocean is perfect for yoga or meditation and on the other side of the house you can soak up the sun on the chaise lounges.

We practically lived on the wraparound deck which we shared with nuthatches, jays, finches, hummingbirds and chickadees while we watched kingfishers and herons in the distance. Our hosts even supplied a basket of “chickadee food”. We were visited by a doe and her twins one evening and several squirrels daily. To our delight we picked about 5 lbs. of blackberries as well.

A huge thank you to Trevor and Laurie who were the perfect hosts - attentive yet non-invasive :D

We highly recommend the Birds Nest to anyone who wants a one-of-a-kind holiday and I personally can’t wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Helene. We are so glad you enjoyed the deck space; right into the evening! The blackberries were amazing this year, so abundant and kept on coming with this warm, balmy weather! Thanks for giving us a sample of the Sturgeon fish you barbecued!
Trevor and I really look forward to having you wild women back again! :)
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Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast
Burnaby, BC
5

A real ZEN place

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a quiet, relaxing, very homey atmosphere and we got more than what we expected. It was peaceful and very serene. The only sound you hear are from birds chirping, which are pleasant to hear. I've been amazed to see how many hummingbirds, blue jays, chickadees to name a few. I also saw a couple of eagles greeting us on our first day- wilderness right on your balcony. Our stay was short, yet we felt complete and ready to face the fast life in Vancouver. My family goes to Sunshine Coast every year and always have a great experience. This time, we did not wait another year to have another great memories... my husband and I, together with a couple of friends, came back just after 9 days and again stayed at the Bird's Nest. It was like living in your own vacation home... very homey indeed!

Thank you, Laurie and Trevor for having us :)

Nena and Joey (and the kids)
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nena for the lovely review.
We are glad you enjoyed all the birds!
There are two bird feeders, as well as hummingbirds
who stay all year round! Thanks for your delicious
homemade bread! Look forward to you returning
when you can! It was so nice to meet you and Joey,
your family and friends!
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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!

Map

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From C$200 Per night

Halfmoon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/thanksgiving
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,400
 
 
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$1,225
 

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:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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