Architecturally designed 1220 sq ft Guesthouse-1 BR plus other, sleeps 2-4
About Heather Newman
We bought the property in Dec 2005 as our future retirement home while we were still residing and working in Dawson Creek, BC. It was a successful vacation rental till Feb 2010 when we began a complete reconstruction of the main house and built a new guesthouse (Aerie) on the bluff above. We made the move to the Sunshine Coast full time in January 2011 living first in the Aerie guesthouse and finally in Jun 2012, the expanded and renovated Pointhouse now a boutique B&B. With the interesting guests from all over the world and a busy schedule of physician locums, retirement is still a ways off. Fortunately, life on the coast is a more relaxed pace allowing us more playtime, family time and travel opportunities.
Heather Newman purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Heather Newman chose Halfmoon Bay
The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible from Vancouver-car,ferry, boat, floatplane, commercial/ corporate aircraft. The location is spectacular - You have to visit to appreciate. Most beautiful landscapes on the Sunshine Coast. Sargeant Bay Provincial Park is a little known jewel. A secluded log strewn halfmoon shingle beach with sand at low tide backed by a magnificent bird sanctuary and lovely hiking and mountain bike paths. Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender Harbor and points in between offer innumerable opportunities for sightseeing, cultural and sporting activities and this property is located centrally to it all.
What makes this Cottage unique
This estate offers one of the most luxurious, private and peaceful locations on all the Coast. Everything about the property, both natural and crafted, is designed to induce relaxation.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Dream house. Hands down. The house is fully equipped with everything for your enjoyment. Just bring your food and never leave the house. Even though the house is on a hill (2 minutes walk from the shore), you can always hear the sound of waves. And waking up to the birds chirping is amazing.
Everything and More than you Could Ever Want
The Aerie was absolutely stunning! Both the house and the property are stunning. Bob and Heather, the owners, are very generous to allow their guests full access to the property to enjoy their dock, firepit and kayak. Everything was first class and well maintained. The massive floor to ceiling windows made you feel as if you were living right in nature. The view from the deck had just enough view of the ocean sit back and watch the tides. Beach access was a short walk away to a uncrowded and peaceful beach. Our stay flew by and hope to return next year!
You'd be hard pressed to find a more stunning location for a holiday than the Pointhouse Aerie . We're glad you were able to fully enjoy the property and some of the other great Sunshine Coast spots easily accessible from Halfmoon Bay. It was a treat to have you stay. Look forward to your next visit.
It was a wonderful place to stay and we plan on returning again soon! It’s actually better than the description in the ad.
Stunning guesthouse on Sargeant Bay
Our week long stay at the Aerie guesthouse was very relaxing. The cottage has great architecture and many amenities you would expect. The location is in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees and you can hear bird-song from almost every window. We were able to explore much of the coast, kayaking, hiking and beach-combing. We enjoyed the hot-tub nearly twice a day.
There were a few things that detracted from our stay, however: First, construction is occurring both on the property (~100' away), and to the east of the property (~200' away) where several acres are in the process of having home sites developed. The noise was not disturbing, but it detracted from an otherwise serene experience. Second, the number of satellite channels offered was limited - a higher-end system with basic content. Lastly, communication with the owner was lacking: there was no response to our text the day of our arrival. There were no arrival instructions, and we had to place a call to unlock the front door. Although we appreciated the privacy granted to us by the owners, we had the impression we were renting from them, rather than being hosted, as guests. We would definitely consider staying here in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We value your comments on what you liked about the Aerie and the less positive things that you felt detracted from your stay.
We are sorry to have missed you with our usual welcome instructions. We have now included all the same info on the vrbo hospitality pages so it is always available online before guests stay including all our contact info.
We enjoy sharing our beautiful Pointhouse property with guests both in the self-catering Aerie guesthouse and the bed and breakfast suites in the Pointhouse directly on the water. There is naturally more interaction with guests staying with us in the B&B.
We are happy you enjoyed the opportunities for hiking, kayaking and beachcombing with a relaxing hot tub to book end your day's exploration activities and the construction noise was not too disturbing. It should all be winding down soon. Unfortunately it always seems to drag on longer than initially anticipated. We look forward to having you back for a future holiday.
Everything about this place is just perfect. The location is amazing, it’s so relaxing in the midst of all the trees. The accommodation is well equipped, beautifully clean and very comfortable. The only bad thing is having to leave!!!
Thank you for the glowing review. Having to leave is always the hard part for Aerie guests. Luckily there is always next time to look forward too.
Dream vacation in Halfmoon Bary
The stress just melts away as you enter the Pointhouse property. The photos do no justice. The views are breathtaking, the home is luxurious and the property scattered with delightful touches. Soaking in a tub watching eagles soar, lazy seals play and blue heron fishing is delightful. We cooked delicious meals in the gourmet kitchen, enjoyed reading from the extensive library and kayaking around the bay.
Heather is a thoughtful and generous host. The property was so spectacular we didn't leave for 2 days prompting her to confirm if everything was ok because our cars hadn't moved.
Perfect property for a family gathering or wedding. Can't wait to return!
The Pointhouse is definitely the place to come if you need to retreat or recharge. Both the Aerie guesthouse and Pointhouse are private sanctuaries difficult to leave even to explore more of what the Sunshine Coast offers. We're glad you had a great stay in the Pointhouse and enjoyed the local wildlife. Next time you'll have to experience the Aerie.
Check correct marker location on google maps. We're on the sunny side of Sargeant Bay.