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Clean, Sunny, Spacious & Fun

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

* 8 miles from the US/Canadian border
* 45 minutes to Vancouver, Canada
* less than 2 hrs to Seattle, Tulalip Casino and Outlet Mall
* less than an hour to Mount Baker
* Bellingham is 20 min away (arrive at the Bellingham international airport). Other nearby towns include Ferndale, Lynden (quaint Dutch themed town).
* 15 minutes to Semiahmoo Resort, golfing, and whale watching
* Waterslides, kayaking rentals, Lummis Island, San Juans, Olympic Peninsula, Birch Bay State Park, Cascade National Park...all nearby.
* 2 Fire pits
* Amazing deck with covered awning and gazebo bar
*wheelchair accessible
* Beautiful, spacious, 3 BR cottage that sleeps up to 7 persons
* ample parking on the property
* 2 bathrooms
* minutes to the beach
* WiFi & Computer
* Cable
* open living room and kitchen area with vaulted ceilings
* full kitchen, with electric grill, slow cooker, mini smoothie blender, thermal carafe coffee pot... so enjoy breakfast on the deck with hot coffee.
Children are welcome to enjoy vacation time with their family so there are some toys that were donated for their enjoyment…
and so much more….


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    There are some children's toys and books available for smaller children to enjoy. One guest told me that she travelled with her children's favourite toys but they were so excited with the ones there that they didn't even open their bag of toys....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking within 25 feet of the cottage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets negotiable for well behaved pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The cottage has ramps leading to the cottage and also to the back yard. Perfect for wheelchair and also for strollers and bikes. The cottage has an open kitchen and living area....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 2-7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Two queen sized beds in two bedrooms geared for adults which sleeps total of four. Bunk Beds geared for children has a double mattress on bottom bunk which sleeps two, and single on top which sleeps one. Total persons is seven...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    some children's books available...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable, internet and WiFi...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) TV in living room, and 2 of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Toys:

    some toys available for young children...moreless

  • VCR


  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    If you don't want to bring your laptop but need to use a computer, there is an old computer available....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace...moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seats 5-6, one couch, one love seat....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with a thermal carafe which will keep coffee hot longer and can be enjoyed on the deck....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dishes, cups, glasses, and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, coffee, tea, condiments, basic spices, olive oil, are available for guests to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker and water....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven which can warm up larger items ie. bagels etc....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    deck has a awning for covered outdoor dining, has a fire pit, gazebo/bar for entertaining....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric grill is available to use outdoors....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%



PET FEE:$50.00

Cancellation Policy:

Guests wishing to cancel their reservation before 30 days of check-in will receive their deposit minus $50.00 administration fee.

Cancelation within 30 days of check-in date, guests will forfeit their deposit.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham WA (4255 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA)

Car: Necessary

Birch Bay is…

* 15 minutes away from the Peace Arch Canadian Border.

* 20-25 minutes from Bellingham

* less than 2rs away from Seattle and Tulalip Outlet Mall and Resort Casino

* less then one hour away from Vancouver BC

* 15 min. from Semiahmoo Golf Resort and Whale Watching

Spend the day enjoying the San Juan Islands, Silver Reef Spa & Casinos, Mount Baker, Water Slides, and so much more.

Anderson Seashell Cottage is minutes to the beach, family & pet friendly, and is wheel chair accessible.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I was in the first graduating class of George Brown College in Toronto and have a diploma in 'Intervenor for Deafblind'. I was third top in my class for grade II braille and studied ASL (American Sign Language). I've also provided respite care to adolescent autistic to physically challenged teens. I've always been interested in doing a bed and breakfast business and a vacation rental for a number of years now. My mother is Canadian, and I was born in Toronto. My father's side is American but he lived in Canada for ten years before while married to my mother. Upon divorce, he moved back to New York, so when he passed away, I received a US inheritance. Since the Canadian dollar was higher at that time, I took this opportunity to do something in his honor and invested back in the US. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and to exercise my great hospitality skills.

Why the Owner Chose Birch Bay:
After seeing many properties, I was about to call it quits as I didn't want to waste my realtor's time and gas money but he insisted I see a couple more. I'm so glad I listened to him as I feel in love with this cottage as soon as I saw it. The sun was shining through the living room top windows yet with the blinds closed, it was still sunny and private. The backyard overlooks an orchard so I felt the privacy in the back as well. I love the ramps and it works for those who have difficulty with stairs and those who just want to wheel up their bikes or strollers. It's close to the beach and the street is nice and quiet. It was the perfect cottage to buy and share with all ages, from children to seniors.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Relax on the huge deck, and have most of your meals outdoors. Even if it's raining, you will be covered with an awning that still gets you outdoors. I have a thermal coffee carafe you can keep on the deck and keeps the coffee hot. Enjoy 2 FIRE PITS, one in the front or a more private one in the back which overlooks an orchard. The Master Bedroom comes complete with an on-suite 4 piece bathroom, TV, DVD, and VCR. There are two bedrooms with queen size bed and one bedroom geared for children with bunk beds (double and single) all with quality mattress because a good nights sleep is important. The couch is also firm which helps me with back support, as well, there are 6 ergonomic lounge chairs located on the front deck.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Anderson Seashell Cottage, front view.

    Anderson Seashell Cottage, front view.



  • Backyard fire pit.

    Backyard fire pit.

  • Gazbo Bar.

    Gazbo Bar.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Backyard overlooks an orchard for more privacy.

    Backyard overlooks an orchard for more privacy.

  • Back yard.

    Back yard.

  • Natty Blue Room.

    Natty Blue Room.

  • Open vaulted ceiling, living room and kitchen open area.

    Open vaulted ceiling, living room and kitchen open area.

  • Leo Green Room, Master bedroom.

    Leo Green Room, Master bedroom.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.  Joshua 24:15

    As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

  • Backyard.


  • Stanley.  RIP my beloved boy who loved Birch Bay. 
Aug. 25, 2006-April 1,  2015

    Stanley. RIP my beloved boy who loved Birch Bay. Aug. 25, 2006-April 1, 2015

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