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Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Suitable for 6 adults(3 couples) or 2 families.

We invite you to our cozy 3 bedroom cottage in Halfmoon Bay. You will forget all the stresses of city living as soon as you arrive. Surrounded by the forest and taking in the expansive views over Halfmoon Bay and beyond to Vancouver Island’s snow capped mountains, you will soon experience a sense of well being and contentment.

Situated on a small hill adjacent to the shore, it’s only steps to the beach and the historic Redrooffs Trail that will take you to the Halfmoon Bay General Store, the Upper Crust Gourmet Store and the government wharf.

Watch bald eagles, blue herons and osprey share the sky. Closer to shore, you’ll see seals, otters and a great variety of waterfowl. Sunsets are spectacular and provide many photo opportunities.

In the summertime there is a steady stream of boat traffic as beautiful yachts head up Welcome Passage on their way to the famous cruising grounds of Desolation Sound. In the evenings, Alaska bound cruise ships can be seen heading up the Strait of Georgia in the golden glow of the setting sun. There is always something to see and there are many recreational activities for visitors.

Kayak in Halfmoon Bay or head over to Buccaneer Bay on Thormanby Island where you can enjoy one of the finest sandy beaches in the Strait of Georgia. Play golf at one of our challenging courses or go hiking on the many trails. Drive up to Egmont (35minutes) and enjoy the easy 45 minute hike into the famous Skookumchuk Narrows where you can view one of the largest and fastest tidal rapids in the world running at over 14 knots! Take an easy hike up Pender Hill in Irvine’s Landing and enjoy spectacular views of Pender Harbour (sometimes called “Venice of the North”), the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island.

Go fishing. There is excellent fishing with guides available in Secret Cove and other locations. Closer to home, you can try your luck right off the Halfmoon Bay government dock. Rent a boat from Buccaneer Marina in Secret Cove and explore the coastline and islands.

Or, just stay put, enjoy the cottage and relax. Sit on the deck and read your favourite book. Watch one of our many movies or check out what's available on Netflix. Soak in the hot tub after going for your walk. The opportunities for your enjoyment are endless.

Read some of the many comments from our guests and then check our online calendar for availability. We would love to host you for your special vacation or weekend getaway.

Keywords: Oceanview Cottage

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Our family purchased the property in 1981 and then had the cottage built to lockup by a local contractor. We spent the next few years making our cottage into a very special, comfortable weekend home and have continued to make many improvements over the years.

We chose locating on the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and also for it's unique location. It's only accessible via the ferry (a short 40 minute sailing) which makes it special. The Sunshine Coast enjoys a very relaxed lifestyle and provides residents and visitors with a great variety of activities not to mention the spectacular outdoors. We enjoy sharing our special retreat with guests who come from all over Western Canada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Hawaii and also some from Europe. It gives us great pleasure to welcome our guests to our little piece of paradise.

HART PFORTMUELLER purchased this house in 1983

Why HART PFORTMUELLER chose Halfmoon Bay

We chose the Sunshine Coast for it's proximity to Greater Vancouver and it's laid back lifestyle coupled with lots of outdoor activities. See above for more details.

What makes this house unique

Our cottage has all of the amenities of a house in the city, yet we have total privacy on a 1/2 acre of semi waterfront with spectacular views of Halfmoon Bay and beyond. We enjoy having our boat moored in front of the property and easy access to many cruising destinations. Our grandchildren enjoy the playground on the property, the hot tub and many other outdoor activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great weekend at the cottage. Christina and I talked all night and just enjoyed being together and with baby Connor too! Just love being up here and also having a long visit before going away again for a year.
Feb 2009
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Halfmoon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) 2 oversize SETS OF BUNK BEDS in a bedroom with vaulted ceiling and individual reading lights. THERE IS ALSO A PLAYPEN AND A HIGH CHAIR FOR INFANTS.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Halfmoon Bay Cottage - Privacy and Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 88 reviews

Warm, cozy, perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rarely do you find a rental where the pictures actually don't do the property justice...this cottage completely exceeded all our expectations. Its not only beautiful, warm, cozy and pristine, the owners have thought of every convenience for their guests. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay. It was excellently equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very nice furnishings while still feeling comfortable and homey. Only regret was we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage for the Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was incredibly clean and well organized, and the owner was very generous and lovely to deal with. I would recommend it to anyone and go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing weekend staying here. The hot tub was wonderful, beds very comfortable, and we appreciated the well stocked kitchen! There was also a high chair and pack n play for our baby which was handy. Hart was quick to answer all of our questions and check in was easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again in the future. Regards, Hart
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Fantastic family friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband, parents and our two children came to stay for the weekend in early May. The cottage does not disappoint. The layout of rooms was perfect for our family allowing my husband and I to be upstairs near the kids and giving my parents a little more privacy downstairs. The kids were delighted with the play structure and trampoline as well as the treat of the Rock Room and its Wii video games.

It was an easy scenic walk to the General Store for some penny candy and beach time.

Thanks to Hart and his family for thinking of everything here.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and private spot overlooking the water!


The cottage itself is spacious and clean, with 3 bedrooms plus a "rock room" downstairs - we fit six people comfortably over the weekend. The kitchen is fully stocked (cooked all our meals no problem), living room spacious yet cozy with a wood firestove (perfect for evenings playing boardgames and drinking wine), and bedrooms are fully furnished (with extra beddings if needed). Only downside is the single bathroom, but again, it didn't pose too much of a problem for us. And the two in our group who tried the outdoor shower loved it. They keep the linens/towels/kitchen well stocked with necessities so all you need to bring is your clothes/food and you're good for the weekend =).

Outdoor Space:

The covered deck looks out to a beautiful view of the water through the trees. Such a serene setting. The deck has a comfortable outdoor couch (and a firepit!) which we enjoyed even in the middle of winter! There is also a hammock, outdoor dining spot, and a grill =).

We also enjoyed the outdoor hot tub adjacent to the patio. Perfect for a relaxing and private dip at night.


Halfmoon Bay is less than half an hour away from Sechelt, but feels like a true getaway from the bustle of adjacent towns. There is a General Store (and liquor store) and Cafe nearby.


This gem exceeded our expectations. It was a fantastic weekend! Thanks Hart =).

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some time. Hart
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
56 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay - Langdale Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
3 golf courses within an easy 20 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
several within an easy 15 minute drive
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195.96

Rates shown are based on a couple during High Season. Rates will vary depending on the season (LOW SEASON RATES WILL BE REDUCED BY 20% - LOW SEASON IS FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO MAY 1ST), the number of people in the party and whether or not the rental is for a weekend or a week. Minimum rental is 2 nights except for Holiday Long Weekends - 3 nights. THE MINIMUM RENTAL DURING JULY AND AUGUST IS ONE WEEK. THERE IS ALSO A CLEANING FEE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR DETAILED PRICING.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.