About this listing
Post beam, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, new! Large bedroom with glass and tile shower, and separate 2 piece bathroom. Living room with flat screen TV, 4 piece dining room and full kitchen with bar stools. Book a massage, lifestyle coaching +++
Longhouse Bay Getaway is a rural waterfront property in the heart of Secret Cove, Halfmoon Bay. Located 20 minutes north of Sechelt in the Secret Cove district, Longhouse bay is rural yet close to many amenities. The property is unique in that we host a wetland and a wetland recovery area, forested acreage and open low and high bank waterfront. Tucked into a little cove, we have names Longhouse Bay; we lay protected from the storms. The little bay is a beautiful swim area in the summer and now hosts a dock and launch area. Most of our living area is located along the waterfront, with Willis taking great care with joining deck and boardwalks. A little BC history still remains and you can see the old boom anchors along the shoreline that take us back to an earlier era. This unique property has historical value of the post-depression era and the original 2 bedroom cottage; still maintains the central 400 square foot depression cabin easily outlined with its curved ceilings; now fully renovated and modernly decorated, but in its’ day, if you were unemployed, you and your family would be sent to a work camp and be given a home for your family to live in. Small 400 square foot cottages dotted this 1 mile stretch of coastline but very few remaining today. You will enjoy this historical cottage, fully restored into a beautiful 2 bedroom home.
Our 1 bedroom carriage house was newly designed and build by Willis in 2010. An open floor plan, hard wood floors in the central living area and bur-bur carpets in the bedroom, natural wood pillars, hand crafted glass and fir doors with large sliding doors overlooking the waterfront.
The kitchen features espresso colored cabinets, sink with waterfront views, fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher, fully stocked with all the pots, pans and dishes you will need for your visit.
A small work space for your computer tucks opposite into a bright alcove. Glass dining table seats 4 expanding into the living room, with leather sofa, loveseat, chairs, flat screen TV with IPAD hookup. The space is open and airy with vaulted ceilings and a large glass slider and Juliette balcony, with ocean and forest views. The master bedroom is large, with hand crafted pine bed and side tables, large mirrored closets, a comfi overstuffed ready chair, hand crafted blanket box, 2 piece separate bath and a glass and tile shower that makes a feature in the room.
You will fine this one of the most striking waterfront views on the coast,
In all weather, you will enjoy the Longhouse, Decorated in old comfy furniture that you can cuddle up in, lots or original art pieces and dining for 10.
This natural post and beam and glass area is outdoor living expanding into nature. Build by Willis 4 years ago, the trees came from our forest, we fell, hand peeled and timbered the posts, milled some for the beautiful ceiling creating a warm and inviting entertainment area. The Longhouse is a peaceful and unique place to spend your time, close to the water and in local eagle nesting grounds, watch the sea life out front. This central gathering area joins the octagon deck with its massive outdoor fireplace, dining and lounge chairs, further to the left, the hot tub deck, more boardwalks, path leading to our waterfront patio with propane fire-pit, additional dining and lounge area attached to our seasonal dock. All common area all that registered guests are able to enjoy.
Bring a boat and launch right from our property. Kayak rentals, lots of local hiking trails and two beautiful waterfront restaurants close by, or have a personal chef called in for a special evening.
Both entrepreneur’s, Willis a builder and Adele was a restaurateur, Art gallery owner, now a both a human and Veterinary Homeopath. We enjoy our lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast, a place we chose to live long ago and still enjoying it today.
decks, hot tub, all the linen, kitchen with all pots pans, dishes etc. access to dining and living room in Longhouse. Yoga mats.WIFI
Interaction with Guests
Each guest is different. However they engage we will respond appropriately.
Walking distance to 2 nice restaurants, hiking trails close by, 2 communities within 20 minutes for all the essentials. water taxi close by, kayak rentals close by
Other Things to Note
Beautiful space. The kitchen is stocked pots pans dishes etc. There is a selection of spices. Shower has sap, shampoo and conditioner. All the linen you need, if you can't find something please ask, I am sure we can accommodate!
No noise on waterfront after 11Pm
Kitchen left clean surfaces, stove top clean, dishes in dishwasher, pots and pans cleaned and placed away, bed stripped.
From Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We had a wonderful stay at the Secret Cove getaway run by Adele and her husband Willis. We stayed a week and enjoyed beautiful warm weather throughout. The 1 bedroom apartment sits above the owner unit and was nicely appointed. Privacy was not an issue even with the other units on the property. We enjoyed the social aspect of the property, and there are so many different patio and lounge areas scattered around the property that it was also easy to find privacy when desired.
The hosts, Adele and Willis, were standouts. They made it clear we could ask for as much or as little from them as we wanted. We felt welcome in the family from our first night in town. Adele's father, who was visiting for the summer, even helped us when we had a little fishing snafu out in the cove.
The neighboring towns and coves were quaint and fun to see. The fresh shellfish available one cove over was delicious and dirt cheap. And the local hikes were picturesque and pet-friendly.
All in all a great trip to a beautiful area.
Our two day stay at Longhouse bay was fantastic and exceeded expectations. We stayed in the carriage apartment which was immaculate and finished to a high standard with many lovely features and extensive kitchen and lounge area. The communal longhouse is beautifully finished with amazing views. Adele and Willis (who live on site) were perfect hosts, very laid back and welcoming. The property offers a number of different decked areas all of which have fantastic views, and eating areas, and means that you can find a private spot if needs be. There are a couple of restuarants, a general store and cafe a short drive away (down a quiet road). You can also hire kayaks nearby. We will stay here again if we are back on the Sunshine coast.
Adele & Willis are kind and welcoming hosts to their unique and peaceful waterfront property. The view from the Octagon deck is superb, and Adele is a talented massage therapist. The accommodation was spotlessly clean.
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About the Host, Longhouse Bay Getaway
Willis and I are long time resident of the Sunshine Coast, Willis a carpenter, I have been self employed for most of my life. For the past 15 years I am a full-time holistic practitioner, Massage practitioner and life Coach.
We have created our property as a private retreat and now share our 15 acres with AirBNB guests. We love our home, the setting is spectacular as you will find out! We hope to have to visit with us soon.