The Guestbook

Following are some excerpts of guest comments from our Guest Book over the years.

My wife and I had a wonderfull weekend ar this perfect, cozy cottage. The views from the hottub, the living room and the deck are amazing. You can tell there is pride in ownership in this cabin as everything is perfectly maintained. We are planning a trip back with the kids as they would love it as well.

Peter (Langley)

The playground at this property was a big draw for us, as we have a 3 year old and 5 year old – and it was perfect for burning off all that preschool energy during the day. Then into the hot tub to relax, BBQ dinner outside on the deck, and the kids went to bed in their bunks (in a room well-stocked with kids books and toys) while we enjoyed a glass of wine and watched the sunset. A beautiful property, well-cared for and full of creature-comforts (an ice-maker! surround-sound stereo! a coffee-grinder!) but not overly frilly and fussy (so no worrying about the 3 year old knocking over Ming vases or getting sand on heirloom carpets). Lots of family-friendly walks nearby, plenty of beach-combing, nothing but the sound of the herons and the waves, but within driving distance of all amenities. While our kids had a ball, this would be just as good for couples or friends. Highly recommended.

D.W

We stayed at the lovely Halfmoon Bay Cottage with another couple and their toddler in the late summer and it was fabulous. Let me begin by saying the pictures don’t quite do this place justice. Nestled in the trees with an amazing water view in the quaint community of Halfmoon Bay this cottage is the perfect blend of rustic charm and comfort. The kitchen was better equipped than any other vacation property we have ever stayed at, and you can enjoy a stunning view of the sun setting over the ocean while you prepare your dinner. We spent most of our time lulling and snacking on our kitchen creations while lounging on the expansive deck. Not to be outdone of course, most of the cabin occupants also spent a fare amount of time relaxing in the hottub which also enjoys a lovely view of the bay, and which was perfect for a little evening star gazing. All of this topped off by comfy beds, an outdoor shower, a crackling wood stove, and a top quality play area for the little ones, and we must say we had one of the best weekends away ever. Thanks very much to the owners for all their efforts on this place, pride of ownership really shows.

Anonymous

Have stayed here many times. Comfortable, well appointed, beautiful and well maintained lot, perfect location – quiet and on the ocean, yet close to town. Owner is friendly and accommodating. What else could you want? Beats a hotel any day. Recommended for:Tourists without a car, sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.

Anonymous

This cottage and property are lovely, even in January. We enjoyed the grounds, the night lighting, the hot tub, the outdoor shower, the huge deck and water views. The cottage is comfortable, tastefully decorated and not overdone, and the master bed oh so comfortable. There are board games to play and a range of music to listen to. A very nice place overall.
Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with nice walks on the beach, Smugglers Cove hike, Skookumchuck Narrows hike, hot tub, tasty dinners and the tranquility of this beautiful place. Herzlichen Dank fur die Gelegenheit in diesen wunderschonen cottage zu wohnen in einer fazinierenden Gegend am Meer – ein Genuss fur Leib and Seele.

Anonymous

Our brother and the five of us sisters came to celebrate a 50th Birthday. This place was perfect! We felt very much at home. You have provided a wonderful retreat. The view, the weather & atmosphere – priceless!!!

Anonymous

Thanks for an amazing weekend getaway – your place is beautiful and serene with spectacular views! We are very impressed with the impeccable upkeep. Thank you for sharing your paradise with us. We’ll see you again soon.

Carol,Patty, Nicholas and Charles

A lovely cottage with a splendid view. We especially enjoyed your extensive movie library.

Anonymous

Thank you for letting us stay here. It was very relaxing. The view of the ocean is spectacular. Also, we all loved the outside shower and the hot tub.

Anonymous

We had a wonderful week of gorgeous weather – saw lots of birds (but no bears). John kayaked every day and I enjoyed the peace, quiet and beauty of the deck. Got a lot of reading and deep thinking done! The garden and deck plantings are spectacular this year – glad we came back for an entire week this time. We are so looking forward to coming back again. Thank you for sharing your warm and welcoming cottage with us.

Anonymous

What a lovely place this is, with its beautiful foliage, breathtaking scenery and friendly people! Absolutely love it – we felt at home right away. We have had a wonderful week – walking, exploring, touring, and just generally enjoying your wonderful cottage – at last! It took us two tries but it ws worth the wait! BC is so nice – perhaps the loveliest we have visited – second only to our home in Colorado!

Anonymous

Wow! What an awesome place. Had a terrific time at the water – exploring the trails and relaxing. Had a surprise visitor while playing crib on the deck – a small black bear wandering through your yard. Got his picture taken and then wandered off. We would like to return. Thank you so much.

Anonymous

Thank you for a relaxing weekend! We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub, admiring the view and inspecting the new walkway and dock. We are returning to Vancouver refreshed and relaxed. Look forward to visiting again.

Anonymous

Thanks for a memorable weekend! It was relaxing with terrific food and great wine! A view that we’ll never forget! We hope to come back and spend more time. Your new British chums,

Mike and Nikki

Arrived to a Spring like day at the cottage. Sun filtered all afternoon onto the deck through your trees and the little glass birds on the windows sent tiny rainbows throughout your rooms. Beautiful. Your garden is waking up from winter hibernation. Gary has just poured us a glass of wine and we are enjoying the warmth of the wood stove. Music from your surrond sound system is marvellous. We look forward to the next couple of days exploring,etc. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

Anonymous

Spent a relaxing Remembrance Day long weekend hiking and hot tubbing. Recommend Pender Hill hike for the fantastic view from the top. Fierce winds took the power out on Sunday night adn we had to BBQ Breakfast the next morning. No power and still very windy when we left but the hot tub was still nice and warm.

Anonymous

Dutch sisters annual retreat. Appreciated the well equipped kitchen! A very cosy, private cottage and the hot tub was much appreciated since it rained all three days. Great few days to bond with siblings. A beautiful setting amongst the trees with spectacular views. The hot tub was a final bonus. Willie was sick so had the master bedroom all to herself. Loved the wood stove on the rainy days.

Anonymous

What an amazing, pristine place this is! We enjoyed every minute – from the crisp,cool air (we are from Texas!!) to the hikes with spectacular views, sea kayaking and bird watching. Your place is perfect. It was clean, orderly and had absolutely everything we need for a memorable stay. We’ll be back!

Anonymous

You have an absolute gem here! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your cottage has such charm and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Then, there’s the ocean which you can’t get enough of the view. We’ll be back.

Anonymous

We certainly loved our stay here. Having such a well stocked kitchen with such good utensils and cooking facilities really helped with organizing the food. We loved sitting out on the deck and did so even when it was cool. We hiked the Skookumchuk Narrows trail and were so glad we did as we felt really rewarded by such dramatic waters. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

Anonymous

What a wonderful place to relax! Stunning sea views, breathtaking landscapes, and to top it all, a comfortable home from home. Luxury!! Sitting in the sun on the enormous deck with a large glass of red wine, combing the beach for all sorts of critters, watching the herons stalking their prey……… total heaven!! A fantastic place for a break. I’ll be back!! ps.. The blackberries made a wonderful crumble too!!!

Anonymous

Peaceful. Quiet —– just what I was seeking. Thank you so much! My plan was to smell the salt air, sit for hours and watch the water —– rejuvenate! All accomplished. I will be back.

Anonymous

I am envious of the beautiful cabin you have nestled in the trees overlooking Halfmoon Bay. It was a very quick and easy retreat to get to from Vancouver and we’re so glad we chose your cabin for our relaxing weekend away. We cannot stop talking about the vistas from your huge sundeck, the unimaginable quietness, nor the beauty of the surrounding area. Thank you again and we look forward to getting back up the coast again soon!

Anonymous

Perfect choice for our 14th Annual Girls Getaway! Lovely spot and the cottage is so cozy. We loved the wood stove/fireplace at night. We all might have to come back with our husbands next time! Cheers.

Anonymous