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Come to the Nest! it's Better Than the Rest. Hot Tub! Wood Stove! Kids & Dogs!

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Baker cabin description

WELCOME TO THE MT BAKER BIRDHOUSE! --check out the rest, then come back to the nest. The Birdhouse has everything that you need, and then some. Private, set deep in the cedars and ferns, yet close to a pretty park and pond, the Birdhouse is ideally situated. Complete, with a Hot-tub, wi-fi, wood-stove and new appliances, the Birdhouse is optimally appointed.

Winter or summer, you really can't go wrong with the Mt Baker Birdhouse. It is close to hiking trails, the Nooksack river, the cute town of Glacier and the Snowline community park which boasts a childs fishing pond, jungle gym, swings and slide, and seasonally has tennis courts and a full size pool with lounging capabilities.

The house is a large one bedroom with a full bath. The bedroom is located on the second floor, where it opens up to the loft area with two twin beds tucked into the nooks. The bathroom is quite nice with heated tile floors and marble surrounding the the luxurious, retro tub.

Keywords: chalet, lodge, roost, pension, shelter, hostel, hotel, house, dwelling, escape, oasis, hideaway, retreat, man cave, sanctuary, soap box, romantic getaway, love nest, ski lodge, ski chalet, nook, casita, clubhouse, treehouse, sub-alpine hut....

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                we love pets. We own two dogs, Shaggy and Luna, and they are the best in the world. That said, we know the mess they make/are capable of. So, we have instituted a two dog limit (no cats, sorry), and they are to be charged 10.00/night per dog. We feel this is a break-even charge for us, because of wear and tear and labor required to bring the Birdhouse back to it's pre-dog state! The Birdhouse has a doggie-door and a no-pets-on-furniture policy. The park next door is an off-leash area, even if it is not labeled as such. There are also hiking trails in the neighborhood--which are definitely off-leash areas....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoke all you want, away from the house. Please pick up your cigarette butts....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Only mature adults, please....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Loft

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is upstairs in the bedroom. The bed is new as of July, 2011., Twin or Single Beds (2) two nice loft nooks, plenty of room for big or small., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In another loft nook lies this full-sized pull-out couch, with linens....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                New, new, and new. A nice, simple, new kitchen awaits you, well appointed with toaster, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and bean grinder. There is dish soap, sponge and hand soap, dishwasher soap too. ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                it is red, and holds two slices of bread....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                nice drip coffee maker...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                Good, dry wood free(!) for burning. Beautiful, soapstone sided wood-burning stove with glass door for optimal viewing and ambience!...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                off-street parking for at least four vehicles...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                huge laundry room!...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • The Birdhouse is the best. There is a leather couch, a privacy fence surrounding the deck/hottub area, all the kitchen appliances are new, the whole house has been re-modeled, up-cycled and down-sized. It has an eclectic, contemporary cabin feel to it, one that would be hard to duplicate! Located in the gated community of Snowline, The Birdhouse is close to the park and amenities, including but not limited to: Tennis, pool, jungle gym/playground, kid's fishing pond, big grassy area, picnic area with grills, basketball net, pickle-ball, and hiking trails galore. The house itself has quite a few books lying around it, there are some dvds, and the kitchen is up to any task. There is a coffee grinder, tea-kettle and an assortment of mugs for your pleasure. Within a ten minute walk is an outstanding frisbee-golf course, and there is boating galore on the Nooksack for whitewater enthusiasts....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    some cds. a new stereo with 'line-in' feature. Bring your own cord....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    random collection of dvds, most of them are worthy of watching....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Quite a few books are available, in case you forgot your own....moreless

                  • Games:

                    a few random board games are lying around....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    satellite internet, it is not the fastest in the world, but it is the only option here in Glacier....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    There is a landline at the house. Take note that there is NO cell phone service up here!...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Satellite Gen 4 internet. Almost as fast as cable! When the weather is nice, anyways....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    hot tub is on the deck, inside the privacy fence, so yes, I guess you would say it has a 'private hot tub'. It will seat four, comfortably....moreless

                  • Communal Pool:

                    The usual season for the pool is Memorial day through Labor day weekend. There is a shallow, kids' sized pond too....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A new, medium sized charcoal grill is on the deck. Don't forget to bring briquets!...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Nice, big, private deck encloses the hottub, we have a cute little patio set too!...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There is one nice court in the communal area, less than a five minute walk. ...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Mt. Baker Ski Area! Enough said....moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        It is more of a pond, and the Birdhouse is actually not quite on it (two doors down) but it is stocked with trout, so bring the fishing gear for the kids!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hunting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Tennis
                      • Skiing
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Snowmobiling
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $171

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • non-refundable cleaning $50
                      • Tax Rate 10.5%

                      Notes:

                      Although we do not charge a deposit up front, it is understood that any damages that are the fault of the renter will be paid for by the renter. These terms are clarified in our rental agreement.

                      We do allow dogs (only dogs, sorry cat owners) they are charged at a rate of $10/night/dog.

                      Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next sixty days.


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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      bellingham international airport
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      bellingham amtrak
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      mt baker highway
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      chair 9
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt. Baker ski area
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Chair 9

                      Car: Necessary

                      There are a million things to do in the Mt Baker area, but there are also a million reasons not to do ANY of them. Sometimes you need to just relax by the fire!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: My wife and I live in Bellingham, she is a licensed Massage Therapist, beautiful skier and avid outdoor enthusiast. I am an Alaskan commercial fisher, skier, and enjoy the indoors more so than she. The cabin, for us, is a way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life (such as Bellingham may be). When we come to Glacier, it is the silence that enthralls us. No traffic, no sirens, no trains, just the wind in the trees, and the gurgle of the creek!

                      Why the Owner Chose Mount Baker:
                      The Birdhouse is so ideally situated. Of course Mt. Baker Ski Area is a huge draw for us, but we also love the summers, chalk full of Blueberries, wild flowers, chantrelle mushrooms, awe-inspiring views, the warm winds on cool days and the cool shade in the trees on hot days!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      For larger parties, or better separation, we also rent THE JIM JACK SHACK www.vrbo.com/461023. Located behind the Mt. Baker Birdhouse and up the hill, The Jim Jack Shack is our newest creation. Totally different, equally as cool.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Let it snow!

                        Let it snow!

                      • Cozy nest/bedroom.....the robins sing each morning....otherwise it is very quiet

                        Cozy nest/bedroom.....the robins sing each morning....otherwise it is very quiet

                      • the wildflowers go crazy around here.  visit when spring strikes; and partake.

                        the wildflowers go crazy around here. visit when spring strikes; and partake.

                      • you can prance naked about the deck all day....no-one will see!

                        you can prance naked about the deck all day....no-one will see!

                      • huge laundry room!  Bring all your gear, leave it in here.

                        huge laundry room! Bring all your gear, leave it in here.

                      • Again, simple, well laid out, easy to use.

                        Again, simple, well laid out, easy to use.

                      • yes, snow.

                        yes, snow.

                      • literally a stones throw from the birdhouse is the duck pond!

                        literally a stones throw from the birdhouse is the duck pond!

                      • Our newest creation: The Jim Jack Shack, www.vrbo.com/461023  just up the hill!

                        Our newest creation: The Jim Jack Shack, www.vrbo.com/461023 just up the hill!

                      • soapstone wood stove.  It really cranks!

                        soapstone wood stove. It really cranks!

                      • The wood stove and tv compliment each other so well!

                        The wood stove and tv compliment each other so well!

                      • The backyard view out the window is quite pastoral and easy on the eyes.

                        The backyard view out the window is quite pastoral and easy on the eyes.

                      • the birdhouse is user-friendly.  transparency prevails here, if not nation-wide.

                        the birdhouse is user-friendly. transparency prevails here, if not nation-wide.

                      • two bunks, fold-out bed in the black couch; the kids will love it!

                        two bunks, fold-out bed in the black couch; the kids will love it!

                      • the soapstone sided wood stove will radiate the heat for hours and hours.

                        the soapstone sided wood stove will radiate the heat for hours and hours.

                      • this is why we come here!

                        this is why we come here!

                      • great shower!  More ferns to stare at, a heated tile floor. stay in here!

                        great shower! More ferns to stare at, a heated tile floor. stay in here!

                      • the leather couch is so comfortable you might not leave the house!

                        the leather couch is so comfortable you might not leave the house!

                      • you know; for kids!

                        you know; for kids!

                      • one of two cute loft bunks

                        one of two cute loft bunks

                      VRBO #348877

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $171 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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