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Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps MAXIMUM 4 persons)


The Beach House is a world class luxury oceanfront vacation home. Situated on a pristine and private 1/2 acre with 180 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. (see special below)

The BeachHouse is featured in The Coast Life Magazine Fall Edition as the luxury escape on the Sunshine Coast. To view: . scroll down to Coast Life magazine, click on and then click digital edition.

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.

Rates on Home Away and VRBO are quoted in USD.


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


- A cancellation made 45 days prior to your scheduled arrival will be refunded in full.

- Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to arrival date will only be refunded if the home is rented again for the period cancelled.

a $100 administration fee is charged with cancellation.

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

We look forward to welcoming you !

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Ann Baines
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Barbara Ann Baines

Barbara and Fred have owned the property for over 20 years. Seven 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to The BeachHouse.

It is truly 'simply the best' ....

Why Barbara Ann 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!


Sandy Hook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , overlooks the ocean
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rain shower
  • soaker tub overlooking the ocean. Relax amid candles while admiring nature.
  • 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
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.882353 based on 60 reviews

Simply the best beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this beautiful beach house overlooking the water. Spent each morning with a coffee overlooking the views and we stayed in for dinner every night since the house and views were better than any restaurant.

Very clean and really well decorated. We enjoyed reading the history of each decoration from around the world.

The weather co-operated the last 2 days and we even managed to get a campfire going.

Will recommend this home to anyone staying on the sunshine coast.

D & K

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed by how beautiful this place was, the pictures do not do it justice. Well equipped with incredible views. We spent 3 nights here and loved every minute of it. Barbara was very accommodating & JoAnne called to make sure we were enjoying our stay and to answer any questions. I would highly recommend this as a wonderful vacation home & get away!

Bill & Karen - Chilliwack, B.C.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We' so pleased you enjoyed The BeachHouse ! we constantly strive to provide your 'home away from home' experience to be the best it can be. It's a great pleasure to see how appreciative you are. We hope to see you again !!! Barbara, Fred and Joanne
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Excellent house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a 5 day stay with 4 of us. The house is beautifully constructed and appears just as is shown in the pictures. Its bright and airy and has many beautiful turkish artifacts and carpets throughout the house which adds to the ambiance. The kitchen is large, fully equipped with all modern conveniences and great to cook in. The main bedroom and bathroom is huge with spectacular views over the inlet. The second bedroom is smaller with a pullout bed, again with spectacular views.The dining area is a little small but we managed perfectly OK. The driveway into the property is very steep, in winter it might be a bit scary if u don't have 4 wheel, but for us it was ok in the spring. There is a large excellent supermarket at the entrance to the town, we got all we needed to eat from there at reasonable prices. I am familiar with the Sechelt area from a few years ago, since then they have built many excellent forest hiking trails within a kilometer from the house. There is much to do in the area, but you do need a car to get to them all, one of which was Skookumchuck Narrows which was a worthwhile drive (and hike), if u google it u will see what I mean. Overall this home was an excellent choice for our 5 day relaxing getaway, I would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, thank you very much for your kind comments. We're so pleased your family enjoyed their stay at The BeachHouse. It's always a pleasure to learn how our guests love both the indoor and outdoor space. The BeachHouse is truly magical ! We hope to see you again if you travel up from California again. The welcome mat is always out !
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Vienna, Austria

Lovely house on beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Our 1-week stay at this lovely house on the Sechelt Inlet was far too short - beautifully designed, the house had so many places outside to enjoy the warm sunshine or seek shade during the hotter period as well as many cozy nooks inside to withdraw to on rainy days and read a book! Loved waking up in the morning to see the lake through the wide window spaces. Only negative might be the many steps leading down to the entrance if you have heavy suitcases! The little town of Sechelt is only a short drive away and the boat trip around the inlet is lovely. Also great hiking at Hidden Grove and Smuggler's Cove at Halfmoon Bay. In short, a wonderful place for a vacation away from it all!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you not only enjoyed the ambience of The Beachhouse but also of the Sunshine Coast area. Having an ocean view from every room in the home makes for a great deal of enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you again when you travel back from Vienna. Barbara and Fred
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A spectacular home in a most wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Hi Barbara,

We had a truly memorable time in Sechelt and at your wonderful home. Everything was just perfect from the moment we walked in to music throughout the house to watching the first sunset on the bedroom deck. I can't say enough good about Simply the Best!

Thanks for every little detail.


  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John, We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful escape to The BeachHouse. It's a genuine pleasure to share our home with guests that truly appreciate the experience. Our goal is to not only meet but also to exceed expectations. Again, thank you for choosing The BeachHouse. We hope to see you again. Thank you. Barbara Ann and Fred
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Outstanding Getaway Home.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this home as somewhere to getaway, relax, enjoy the beauty inside and outside of this stunning home. Thank you Barbara for the excellent experience, from booking right to check out. We have stayed at several VRBO and yours is by far the best! We loved everything about your home , thank you for sharing! We often travel in a group of three couples so I only wish it could accommodate all of us, oh well, we will be back, we miss the peacefulness already!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments ! We're so pleased you enjoyed celebrating Suzanne's birthday at The BeachHouse. It's always a pleasure to host guests who truly appreciate the beauty of the home inside and out. We look forward to welcoming you back ! The welcome mat is out ! Barbara Ann
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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

Sandy Hook House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18.3 + Tax
cleaning for 2 persons $73.18 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

PET FEE IS $25.00 per day.
Cleaning for four people is $150.00/2-3 is $125.00
Christmas $450.00 per night with a 3 night minimum

To book: a 50% deposit of total is required within two business days of acceptance. Balance due 30 days prior
to arrival . Reservation is cancelled if payment is not made within the time frame.
statutory and holiday weekends require a three night minimum excluding the promotion.
Methods of payment: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAYMENTS THROUGH HOMEAWAY/VRBO. if you are a Canadian and bank online, please use
interac transfer. For our international guests, we accept PAYPAL or a personal check.


- A cancellation made 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival will be refunded in full.
- Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to arrival date will only be refunded if the home is rented again for the period cancelled.

We suggest cancellation insurance to protect your vacation plans.

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.

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