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The Mermaid Hutch has just been reviewed by Laurie Daghigh, writer, and Published in Vacation Rental Travels Magazine! Look in the March 2015 edition. This is also online
Are you looking for a great place to stay in Birch Bay? The 'Mermaid Hutch' is sure to enchant a couple for a romantic get-away, or build wonderful memories for the family.
She is located a short two minute walk to the beach, the C-Shop (candy/ice-cream/restaurant), gourmet coffee shop and unique gift shops, spas and cafes.
Built in 2004 and furnished, you will feel that you are staying in a wonderfully, comfortable home away from home.
From the moment that you step onto the laminate floors which flow throughout the home, and realize that the kitchen with a new gas stove is fully equipped for the gourmet cook, you will be under her spell.
The kitchen is open to the vaulted ceiling livingroom. The gorgeous gas river rock fireplace brings warmth in the winter and a great ambiance year round.
The livingroom is a great area for the entertainment centre with surround sound, or for playing a game or putting together one of the many puzzles.
You are sure to enjoy the Comfortable Queen size Cape Cod bed, or the two double sofa beds in the livingroom. The smoke-free cottage sleeps four comfortably and six in a pinch. A full bathroom offers a tub with a shower.
Enjoy outside moments on the deck or the fenced yard. A new barbecue is outside, or take the smaller portable charcoal one to the public beach, or the State Park beach a ten minute walk away, where you can spread out and enjoy larger gatherings, and a beach fire.
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* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
less than 3nts cleaning$75 + tax
Cancellations within 60 days of arrival will not be refunded, unless stay is able to be re-booked. If stay is able to be re-booked, there is a $50 fee.
No Pets, No inside smoking.
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About the owner: I was born and raised in Coquitlam, BC Canada and love it! I have had 5 children, and although they don't all live with me now, we all get away together to Birch Bay throughout the year! I have gatherings at the Mermaid Hutch with family and friends and our tails really get flapping as a good time is had by all!
When I was young, my grandparents had a vacation cottage in Birch Bay which my family loved to visit. Later, I would love to come to Grannie and Granda's cottage on my own. I wanted my children to experience the ocean side feeling one day as I had.
Finally in 2003, I bought the cottage, before my last child was born. I was staying at the cottage with my children, the first day I bought it. In the we hours of the night, a large fire started at the home behind, and 3 homes plus a 4th's garage went down. I was so blessed we all got out in time. And double blessed we were able to have a new cottage built with my Mermaid Hutch design and decorating in mind!
I had an earlier career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, and after starting my family, I became a Realtor in the Tri-Cities area, BC, Canada in 1997, where I still reside and work. I also have a vacation rental, 'The Starlight Suite' in my Coquitlam BC home, which often is rented out to people between homes. I love to travel and have great accomodations where I go, and know how important it also is to my guests.
Come and stay...I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Why the Owner Chose Birch Bay: I have always loved Birch Bay ever since I was a young girl, and came down to visit my Grandparents at their summer trailer.
The first day I bought this cottage, it burned down in the largest fire Birch Bay had ever had. 3 houses and the 4th house's garage. I was so thankful that I was able to get myself, my 3 sons, and our dog out of the home at 4:15 am!
The blessing, besides us all being safe (and that was definitely a great blessing!), was that I was able to build the cottage any way I wanted, staying on the same footprint. I carefully designed every detail, keeping in mind the size of furniture and how to utilize all the space in the cottage. I wanted it an open airy feeling, being a small cottage, that felt like it was bringing in the natural outdoor colours of the area inside.
Mermaids were a theme I wished to bring into the cottage. Some light fun for the children, mystery and romantic stories and poems for the adults. I still have lot I want to create with this theme and engage guests. It will come... :)
I love to go down to the cottage, even just for a night. Leave the big city and busy life, just for a cup of coffee sitting at the ocean's edge to regroup in the sea.