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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Note that rates quoted are in USD; there is a rate conversion table under the "rates" tab. Enjoy the ever changing beauty of the Malaspina Straight and nearby Texada Island from this recently built off-the-grid cottage. This cottage was carefully integrated into a 100 foot stretch of marine shoreline, maintaining shoreline vegetation and maximizing wildlife use. Bald eagles roost immediately above the cottage and fish in the bay below that hosts a myriad of seabirds as well as dolphins, otters and occasional orcas. Access is available to a rocky shore below, where you can swim in the pleasant bay waters. The 1800 square foot cottage on 3 acres offers two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, each of which has access to a deck overlooking the ocean. There is a California king sized bed in the master and queen size in the second bedroom - both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The living area is open and well designed combining a large modern kitchen with the adjacent dining and living room space. The inland side of the house offers a large brick patio that is sunny and peaceful, and looks out at magnificent Doug firs and madrone trees. Hiking or mountain biking is available immediately up Middlepoint Road into Crown forest land, as well as numerous other hikes to the north and south in adjacent provincial parks such as picturesque Francis Point or the famous Skookumchuck rapids. A well stocked market, pharmacy, as well as restaurants and coffee houses are located just 3 km north of the cottage in Pender Harbor.

Stephen Stanley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Stephen Stanley

Originally from NSW, Australia, I have lived primarily along the West coast of the US. My wife and two boys moved to the Pacific Northwest over twenty years ago. As an aquatic biologist I have worked to protect and restore both freshwater and marine ecosystems, particularly in the Puget Sound area.

Stephen Stanley purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Stephen Stanley chose Sunshine Coast

This property was magical to us, since the marine and shoreline environment was so rich and visually stunning. We always found that we could relax here and feel truly re-invigorated when we left.

What makes this cottage unique

Extremely peaceful with essentially none of the urban noise that one takes for granted in our daily lives. The skies are incredibly clear at night and you can see the milky way which is not possible along most stretches of the west coast. Bird life is abundant and marine intertidal area is healthy. Outside of storm events, coastal waters are relatively calm with few waves, making it ideal for kayaking and swimming.


Halfmoon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King. Has gas fireplace and master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has full bathroom attached to room and access to deck
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...


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Two Bedroom Ocean Front 'Green' Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Lovely off the grid home with beautiful ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious well equipped home has beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding green hills. Very relaxing to sit or eat out on the deck! We found everything we needed and our young adult daughter was even able to scramble down the rocks to swim.

We enjoyed swimming and hiking at Smugglers cove park. The beds were wonderfully comfortable! Slept like a baby. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! So quiet and peaceful, open and sunny. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away!

  • 4 of 5

The rental is a lovely place to stay to enjoy some quiet time in nature. The house is located high up on a hill, access down to the rocks requires some degree of agility. The ocean is a prominent part of the home as you can hear the waves washing in and out, a beautiful and relaxing sound that is always present. The area itself is still so quaint, not built up at all. The town has very little except for a grocery store, a small non-trendy cafe and a thrift store. This was just what we wanted so we were pleased it did not have a city in the country feel.

The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The spacious rooms and hallways make for a comfortable living situation; we were only two people but it could easily accommodate four.. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything one could need to enjoy cooking at home- it was a pleasure to find sharp knives, many pots and pans, salad bowls and utensils in good shape.

There is a DVD player and cd player so it might be advisable to bring your selections if this is of interest to you. Otherwise there is everything you need.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Overall the cottage was very well appointed and comfortable. It is in a great location and is ideally situated to explore the sunshine coast. The power system needed some effort as the gen set had failed but the owner had a new one on site ready to be installed so that should solve that problem. We had a loverly Christmas there and the view of the sea and mountains from the balcony was superb.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natural Hideaway with a Commitment to Conservation & Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of a long and memorable stay at Stanley Cottage Green Retreat with our parents joining us. The setting is truly idyllic with an addictive pull to the generous outdoor deck space with the sounds of water lapping below, intermittent boats and tugs in the horizon and some of the most breathtaking sunsets ever experienced. We applaud Stephen's commitment to conservation and never felt constrained or limited in our normal routines due to the abundance of Sunshine during our stay. As culinary adventurers we found the kitchen to be as well equipped, if not better than our own in some areas. The local IGA and the butcher housed in a small market in the small hub of commerce in Madeira Park are easily accessible and the Sechelt Saturday Farmers Market is a must for locally grown organics and the only true European style baked goods. Hiking opportunities abound and the cottage is positioned for easy access to a host of outdoor active pleasures! We can only hope that we will have the opportunity to return to this memorable piece of paradise yet again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stanley Cottage. It is a well designed, modern eco cottage with all necessary amenities in a very special location overlooking the Pacific. It is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring BC’s Sunshine Coast, and to come back to in the evening to unwind, read books, sleep well and wake up to the sound of the ocean. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.