New true west coast lifestyle waterfront cottage rental in the heart of Secret Cove & Halfmoon Bay. Our pet friendly, large one and two bedroom private cottages are beautifully decorated. Longhouse Bay Cottage is located on a waterfront acreage minutes from Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Our property is close to Rockwater Resort and Spa & Secret Cove Marina and Upper Deck Cafe.
Bring your kayak, canoe or rooftop and discover the shoreline, book a holistic consult, massage or health treatment for both you and your pet, join Adele for Yoga on the lower patio each morning, or join us for a poltuck dinner in the Longhouse. Curl up and read... a book; on one of the many lounge decks, patio's or in the Longhouse; from the library. Swim off the dock. Get your fishing license and float in the bay, you may catch your own dinner! Don't let the weather defer your plans, our Longhouse is enjoyed the most in stormy weather,build a fire in the stove and you will feel as cozy as the hottest summer days, feeling like you are part of the environment, yet protected from the elements.
You 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 8, has all the modern conveniences plus extensive common area to be enjoyed by all who visit. Garden level, rich in it's history, the central room showing the original form of an old depression cottage, where people would come to find work and be housed in the many small cottages along this small part of BC historic coastline. Newly refreshed and modernly decorated, with many pieces of original art from around the world, hardwood floors, modern kitchen living and dining rooms, glass and tile shower, cedar ceilings and closets and lots of natural light. All handcrafted.
The 1 bedroom Carriage house is an artisan home, designed and built by Willis in 2010, waterfront, with hand sanded fir and glass doors, inlaid maple floors, full kitchen with center island & bar seating, dining area, modern leather furnished living room, flat screen TV, Wireless internet, private deck. Sleeps 5
The property is beautifully landscaped, with grassy areas, gardens and boardwalks. Multi-level large decks are located seaside, the largest, a 36' octagon deck, features a massive fireplace with comfortable lounge chairs and patio table. Beyond the main deck you will find the hot tub deck, massage gazebo, lower waterfront patio with propane fire-pit and seasonal dock. The seasonal dock makes launching your kayak or small boat a breeze. The property also has the ability to launch you boat, fly-in with Tofino Air or drop in on your personal helicopter!
The prize feature is our outdoor living area and guest common area. "The Longhouse" an amazing post & beam & glass structure" an outdoor living area, with full living room, dining room and BBQ. Open the massive front door to summer breezes, but can be heated with wood forced air during cold winter days, cozy-up in the longhouse with a good book, from the library located in the office, or join the owners for a cocktail in the evening.
The longhouse was constructed by Willis with the trees coming from the property, felled, peeled and milled right here! A truly artisan structure, lets you be apart of nature, overlooking both ocean and garden areas. Watch our local resident eagles and Blue herons fly!
bring your pets and enjoy the many scenic trails and hiking available in our area. The property is pet friendly and there is green space to throw a ball and have allot of fun!
Last summer we welcomed pods of killer Whales, Porpoises, sea otters, seals and Sea Lions! Local Herons, eagles and kingfishers, loads of humming birds and other local feathered friends abound.
Adele and Willis Horst purchased the property in 1992 and have completed most of the work themselves. the property was built from the heart and that quality shines through in all areas.
You can opt in for different package options, that can be found on our web-site or ask us to provide a breakfast basket for an additional $25.00
You may come to the Sunshine Coast for a day and decide to stay for a lifetime! Make Longhouse Bay Getaway your first introduction to the coast and come back again and again!
For boaters, the Sunshine Coast is in the heart of boating country, Gibsons, Secret Cove en-route to Garden Bay, Powell and Campbell River, Hawtham Sound, Vancouver Island, Desolation Sound and the Queen Charlottes. Or to the south, the San Juan Islands.
By land, the Sunshine Coast is a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay; 20 minutes north of Vancouver BC; to Langedale, is a spectacular tourist must see! The ferry accessible Peninsula is 55 miles in length with three attractive communities to muse. Enjoy artisans, restaurants, cultural art and music festivals throughout the summer season, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and 3 fantastic golf courses.
For pics of all the special features and packages, please visit our website for full details or contact us directly! We hope to see you here soon!
Westcoast Oceanside Retreats&Cottages Pets welcome Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
At the corner of the North end of Mercer Road and Highway 101. Turn onto the North End of Mercer road. Immediately turn right on the first driveway; only 10 meters off the highway; and follow the outer driveway towards the ocean.
Location Type Ocean, Rural, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: March 03, 2014◀▶
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Pet Friendly | $23 per day
GST | 5% of rent | Government Tax
Tax rate | 5% of rent
Additional notes from owner
stat holidays are based on high season rates.
If our cleaning policy is not followed then we will charge additional hourly rate for cleaning.
Please read our propane policy, BBQ left on result in charges.
Paper Towels Provided
Housekeeping Optional [?]
we change linens every 3 days
Left on 09/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Connie W.
From the moment we pulled up to this beautiful location, we felt at home. We were greeted immediately by Willis and adele and shown around the property. Afterwards we were seated on the patio with a glass of wine to enjoy the view of the ocean which would later provide us with a breathtaking sunset!! Our unit was clean, bright and kid-friendly. Anything we needed was provided for us. Felt like we were visiting friends rather than checking into a resort. Thanks for a wonderful time!!!
An oasis of peace and tranquility overlooking spectacular ocean
Left on 09/22/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Claudine Pilon-Des Marais
Longhouse Bay was the perfect "gateway" for our family (including our little dog)! As first time visitors of the Sunshine Coast, we couldn't have choosen a better place to spend our summer vacation. Most gorgeous view - especially sitting on the dock, wonderful friendly hosts, peaceful and quiet setting surrounded by flowers and nature... a perfect location for those wanting to spend a memorable and relaxing vacation. Adele and Willis, you have a great place. Thank you once again for having us and help us create great family memories and the most enjoyable time on the Coast. We love your place and will surely be back! - The Des Marais family.
Left on 09/19/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Denyse & John Turcot
You never know what a vacation place might be like - and, we were pleasantly surprised! The grounds offer so many wonderful places to sit and relax! We enjoyed fishing leaving with our small boat every day and bringing home the catch! We dove in the beautiful water right off their dock a few times a day! and ah yes...the hot tub right afterwards! The beautiful Longhouse is an extraordinary room to relax in - accomodation itself is great..but most of all the hosts - Adele and Willis are the best! they are charming and know how to do what they can to make your stay pleasand and give you space when you want it! We must not forget Max..he is the best "knowing" dog and quite delightful! For sure this is a place to be enjoyed...finally there is a fabulous deck with a fireplace to enjoy the view. It is a place to go to for sure!
This is the most amazing place! Hidden away at the end of a track is an absolute gem of an eco lodge. The hosts adele and Willis were so friendly and hospitable and Max the dog is the most hospitable of all ( what a welcome he gives you and what an amazing dog !! ) . The room we stayed in was incredible - amazing wooden floors, beautifully carved worktops and the bedroom had a huge modern shower and en suite. It was the perfect match to the dramatic location you are staying in - eagles flying overhead, nature all around -all to be watched from the tranquility of the calming longhouse ! I just really liked the fact that the lodge had been lovingly constructed with local raw materials from the local surroundings. I can't speak highly enough of our stay here so much so that our friends staying round the corner in Rockwater cove were very jealous when they saw our room in the trees ! Thanks adele, Willis and Max for making our stay so enjoyable and relaxing !
Left on 07/28/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Show next to your review
We had a wonderful time. The one-bedroom was very spacious and the bed comfortable. We spent most of our time outside, however, cooking on the BBQ, sitting on the various decks and docks, and exploring the area. The property is amazing, with lots of nooks and crannies to discover. The hosts are friendly but not obtrusive.
A special place.
Left on 07/25/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Berenice
Recently my niece (8), nephew (11), good friend and her adult son all visited from Ontario, and none had been to the Sunshine Coast or the Gulf Islands. As some plans were solid and others fluid, I hadn't confirmed a place for us to stay on the Sunshine Coast and was in a bit of a panic when I found Longhouse Bay Getaways had those two nights (mid-week) open.
It turned out to be the highlight of an already fantastic trip: the property is amazing, the hosts were gracious and very accommodating, the house is lovely, clean, and comfortable, and the shared space in the longhouse is a jewel. We adored the garden (especially when the kids disappeared into it for hours on end with the resident dog, Max - at this point we'd all been stuffed into our 2-bedroom Vancouver condo for over a week.) We also loved sitting outside and roasting marshmallows on the big deck, relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the bay, and wandering over to the next property to photograph the barnacled shells and purple starfish at low tide. In addition to all that, Adele is a skilled massage therapist so all three adults were able to book wonderful treatments with her in their quaint gazebo cottage. (Next time, if I have fewer people and a smaller budget, I may go back and rent just that space out on its own.) I'd love to go back. It's certainly what I hoped to be able to show my friends and family: the best of what the Sunshine Coast has to offer!
Left on 07/12/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Kurvink Family
Willis and adele greeted us and our dogs even though it was after 11pm. Our package included two massages which were wonderful right beside the water. The property is expansive with lots of places to explore. Suite was well appointed and very comfortable. Both us and our dogs hope to visit again. Read more
Thank-you for your comments John, We enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope to have you visit Longhouse Bay again soon.
In good health
Spacious, private waterfront retreat!
Left on 06/24/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Padovani Family
For years we tried to find the perfect waterfront accommodations on the Sunshine Coast. We were looking for a property that offered nature at its best, where we could have a small boat and kayak at a dock at the backdoor of a clean, comfortable, and private cabin or suite. Well, we found that and so much more at The Longhouse Bay Get away in Secret Cove. The hosts, Willis and adele have set up a property that provides all that you could want in a waterfront experience. The accommodations are detached and private with all the amenities you could possibly require. The setting is many peaceful acres with deer at your doorstep and beautiful, naturally presented gardens to enjoy all around. It is also a pet friendly property, as adele is certified as a naturopathic/homeopathic practitioner for animals and humans and loves the interaction between them. Adele also offers many spa services including therapeutic massages and yoga. Willis is the ultimate property manager, always improving and adding features and services to the property for guests to enjoy.
The Longhouse Bay Get away may be classified as a B&B;, but there is so much "value added” that we feel it is more like a wholesome " retreat”. A place where you can enjoy the various adventures that this still super natural coast has to offer and hopefully leave feeling truly grounded in body and soul.
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | The Hoods
We had a fantastic time! The accomodations are unbelievable in the most beautiful setting. We took advantage of the many services offered through our host and hostess and left feeling revived,refreshed, and with some new friends that we will be coming back to stay with many many times. Thanks adele and Willis Read more
Many thanks to the hoods for choosing Longhouse Bay getaway. It was so great to meet you both, We look forward to having you stay again this summer!
Great weekend getaway
Left on 06/12/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | BKN
The location was superb, and the cottage was very private and well equipped. Also it was very clean. The owners were very pleasant couple. It is probably good idea to bring your own food as there aren't many restaurants nearby. overall, we had wonderful stay and will definitely go back there again in future. Read more
Thank-you for your comments. We are continually trying to improve our location and we appreciate your recent visit. Our fire pit, lounge area on the lower patio is being completed this week! Come soon and experience the new seating area!
Adele and Willis
What the Sunshine Coast is all about!
Picturist tranquility at its' best!
Left on 06/11/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | What the Sunshine Coast is all about!
Loved everything about our stay. The property had many private spaces for relaxation amongst the true beauty of the sunshine coast. Adele and Willis were fabulous hosts', along with a very loving Max (their dog)! Read more
Thanks your your review, we appreciate you choosing Longhouse Bay Getaway for your recent trip to the SUnshine Coast. We were soo lucky to find Max, he is truly a wonderful companion to us and our guests!
Bella Bella, BC
Left on 04/02/2011 for a stay in June 2010 | Rachel
My husband and I spent a luxurious week at Willis and adele's rental suite in Halfmoon Bay. The suite was artfully and lovingly designed with attention to every detail and creature comfort. It is so spacious and open, with light streaming in the abundant windows and the view of the ocean always present -- that we had little reason to go outside.
But that would have been a mistake. It is only one stone's throw walk to a cozy private beach with a gorgeous view across the water. When we felt like a little company, we hung out with Willis and adele, who are just the best people, on their wood-stove warmed outer deck. An afternoon cocktail curled up on the couch, enclosed from the elements and yet enjoying the freshness of being outside -- it was just the thing.
Every aspect of our vacation was top notch. Our only problem was having to leave!
Great location and hospitality shown by Willis and adele
Left on 03/20/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | G & B Leis
What a great spot. The covered outdoor deck area was very comfortable and inviting. Willis and adele were great hosts allowing us to come and go as we wished. Adele is a great cook. View of the ocean was stunning and I enjoyed fishing off of the newly constructed dock. We would recomend this to anyone and plan to go back again if we travel the sunshine coast Read more
Thank-you Gary! We enjoyed having you and Brenda at Longhouse bay getaway. And thanks for finding and frying up some fish for all to share! Hope to see you both again soon!
Romantic weekend getaway
Left on 03/18/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Trish
We loved our weekend away in quiet and peaceful surroundings of adele & Willis's ocean front property. The suite is comfortable with modern furnashings and a large sized kitchen & bar. The bedroom is quiet, with an amazing bed and oversized walk-in glass shower. The windows all look out over the ocean just a few meters from the home. Adele and Willis are also the friendliest of hosts going out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. It was a wonderful weekend, we loved it - we'll be back! Read more
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