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Beach Condo with Gorgeous View of Birch Bay

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Birch Bay condo description

Welcome! We invite you to enjoy the magic of Birch Bay - an aquatic summer paradise, next door to Vancouver, B. C., Seattle, and the cities of the Northwest. Over the decades, families and generations, of all ages have come to love this idyllic spot with its sheltered warm, shallow waters, and so many aquatic and recreational activities. Gather the kids, grandparents, and friends and join us for a fun filled, relaxing vacation that will linger in your memories for years. Now, with three units, VRBO 192841, 584142, side by side, upper units and 404881 a lower unit, all with great ocean views. Now, we can accommodate larger groups, extended families, gatherings, and reunions.

Enjoy the views of the Bay and the Gulf and San Juan Islands, from our living room and front deck. The rear 'garden deck' is outdoor living at its best! Start the morning with coffee, the morning paper or breakfast. As the sun rises from the east, flowers, trees, and the greenery of the garden setting, come to light. At midday, lunch or snack with the sun overhead. Later, at happy hour, visit with friends, and family, and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner or a BBQ. After dinner enjoy dessert, coffee, conversation, and the sunset as the sun slowly fades behind the mountains of Vancouver Island. An end to a perfect day! And, as our guests report, a perfect vacation!

This view unit occupies mid and top levels at the Jacob's Landing Complex. Architecturally designed, and spacious with nearly 1,000 square feet, it features high vaulted ceilings, with floor to ceiling windows and is decorated in a Mediterranean theme. Living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, washer/dryer, and bedroom plus front and rear decks, complete the layout on the main level. A second bedroom, adjacent bathroom with shower, and private sleeping loft complete the top level.

A fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, generous counter space, and a large island bar facilitates food preparation and provides seating for four. An adjacent bar height dining table seats four.. The pantry is stocked with staples; flour, sugar, tea, coffee, canola and olive oil, and a wide assortment of spices. Bon Apetit!

Our guests love the heated Olympic swimming pool, summer and winter alike. The racquet ball court and game room for ping pong and foosball, and the two tennis courts, add to their enjoyment. Our guests walk or bike from the front door to a scenic path following the perimeter of the bay. Golfers will discover two championship courses, within 5 minutes of the condo. And those seeking strenuous walking will find the trails of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, one hour to the east.

Because of its sheltered location, Birch Bay warm and shallow waters are perfectly safe for all ages. At low tides, children can explore the sand bars, hunting for clams and crabs, or building a sand castle or flying a kite. Birch Bay is also perfect for kayaking and boating, with a convenient boat launching ramp at Birch Bay State Park. And lastly, the area is classified as one of the most important birding areas and bird watching is a popular past- time. Watch for bald eagles.

Bed linens, towels, beach towels, and kitchen staples provided. Bring only groceries, and personal items. Our Birch Bay home has all the comforts, conveniences, and amenities of our own home, and we do not expect our guests to accept less.

Enjoy!
Jack and Irene




Keywords: Luxury Accommodation , just steps from the Bay. Comfortable, for families, couples, and singles. Year round indoor, heated olympic size swimming pool. Spectacular 'Ocean views'.

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Owner highly alergic to smoke and as a courtesy to our friends and guests, we request that smoking be done as far away from the entrance to the condo as possible....out on the lawn and/or parking lot...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Owner and/o guests are highly alergic to animal hair and we have to be very strict with these rules...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The loft seems to be a very popular and exciting for children of all ages (maybe even adults)...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Loft

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          • Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in each bedroom, Double Beds (1) In the loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 fold out mats stored in the loft,can accommodate a child or an adult per mat...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Is completely stocked with all the amenities you could possibly need/ including spices...large (bar) size towels for washing/wiping counters, dish towels, and hand towels...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Single door refrigerator, freezer with ice maker on the bottom half of refrigerator........moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Every imaginable cooking utensils...are in the unit......moreless

          • Microwave:

            New Microwave, with many features...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Includes, dish washing soap...moreless

          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Available...also, complex has parking for owners and guests for each bldg., a free parking permit is to be displayed on dashboard. For details check with owner...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Available at the rear of the property in large parking areas..A parking pass is required from the property manager....For details check with owner...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Shared Hot Tub:

            Located in the recreation bldg. which is in the rear of the property complex, and next to the indoor pool...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Stereo has a connection to plug in an i-pod type mp3 player...moreless

          • Video Library:

            movies for children of all ages and movies for adults...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) living room and both bedrooms have TV's...moreless

          • Foosball
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • VCR

          Communications

          • Broadband Access:

            There is a cable modem for easy access to the internet for your laptop or netbook....also a printer hookup...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Available in the cafe just a few doors down from the complex...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Land line available for local calls...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Back deck with BBQ and table set is great for having morning coffee and watch the sun come up and a cool place in the afternoon for cocktails, and dinner ..The front deck facing the water is lovely in the mornings, and ideal for viewing evening sunsets....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            View the beach, looking from deck or kitchen/living/dining area across a lovely lawn and plant area, you can see the people on the beach, wading in the shallow water, or out clamming or crabbing ...moreless

          • Beach View:

            Amazing view of the beach and the water from Kitchen/Living/Dining areas or from the deck...moreless

          • Golf Course Front:

            Public Golf courses within a 3-4 mile radius...moreless

          • Oceanfront
          • Ocean View

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Racquetball
          • Cycling
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Skiing
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Water Skiing
          • Basketball Court
          • Surfing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Fishing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Kayaking
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Shopping
          • Marina
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Theme Parks
          • Fitness Center
          • Hiking
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 30 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          HIGH SEASON
          Jul 2 - Jul 31, 2014
          4 night min stay
          $150
          HIGH SEASON
          Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $175
          $1,195
          FALL SEASON
          Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $150
          $900
          LOW SEASON
          Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $125
          $800
          SPRING SEASON 2015
          May 1 - Jun 19, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $150
          $900

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
          • Cleaning Fee $100
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          HOLIDAY RATES - LOW AND SHOULDER SEASON - $150.00 a night - 3-4 nights minimum

          * Booking fee of $300.00 guarantees rate and dates, and applies toward rent.

          * Full rent payment is due 30 days prior to arrival, plus a refundable key/security deposit of $200.00 plus a cleaning fee of $100.00.

          Add PayPal charge of 2.9% USD

          Cancellation: Booking fees can be refunded 60 days prior to arrival.


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          Location

          15 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Bellingham International Airport
          25 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Tsawwassen, in BC and Anacortes, in Washington
          20 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak, Bellingham
          4 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Interstate 5
          Birch Bay
          Nearest Beach
          Birch Bay
          0.9 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Dry Dock and Shores
          60 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Mt. Baker
          6 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Semihamoo
          0.9 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Dry Dock and Shores

          Car: Necessary

          Water slide park is less than 1 mile away. There is also go carts, put-put golf, mini train, and of course the famous 'C-Shop' for ice-cream and candies, etc.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: Originally from British Columbia, Jack and Irene have long enjoyed the recreational attractions of BC and Washington state. Irene's parents moved to Southern California, which led to a banking career and a Vice-Presidency at a major bank. Jack's career in engineering, took him from Western to Eastern Canada and the US, where he completed his graduate education and started a teaching career. Later, he returned to the west coast as a Professor of Management at the University of Southern California. They are car enthusiasts, students of history, and political science and enjoy frequent travel to Europe. San Diego is their California home, and Birch Bay their home in Cascadia. They invite you to share it with them.

          Why the Owner Chose Birch Bay:
          Birch Bay is the hub of an incredibly attractive vacation area embracing British Columbia, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, Whatcom County and the Cascades. And easily accessible to most parts of North America. Jack's introduction to Birch Bay was at age 2. Since then we have sailed and fished in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, skied at Mt. Baker, climbed Mr. Shuksan, and biked on Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley,and Whatcom County. We love this part of the world and this is a return to our roots.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Tide out summer fun

            Tide out summer fun

          • Living room, fireplace and the front deck

            Living room, fireplace and the front deck

          • "Garden deck" outside downstairs BR

            "Garden deck" outside downstairs BR

          • Heated indoor pool + Jacuzzi

            Heated indoor pool + Jacuzzi

          • High tide at Birch bay

            High tide at Birch bay

          • kitchen

            kitchen

          • Living room / deck looking over Birch Bay

            Living room / deck looking over Birch Bay

          • Cozy winter evening

            Cozy winter evening

          • Garden deck -  view to the rear

            Garden deck - view to the rear

          • Living room with loft bedroom above

            Living room with loft bedroom above

          • Sunset at Birch bay

            Sunset at Birch bay

          VRBO #192841

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

          $125 - $175 per night (USD)
          30

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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