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Birch Bay Ocean Front View Condominium

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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, family members 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, we can accommodate larger groups, extended families, gatherings and reunions.

Enjoy views of the Bay and the Gulf and San Juan islands from our living room and front deck. The 'bay view deck' is outdoor living at its best. As the sun rises, flowers, trees and the greenery of the garden setting, come to life. Start the morning with coffee, the morning paper or breakfast. 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. Later, 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.

Our home in Birch Bay, is newly renovated and tastefully decorated, and occupies mid and top levels at the Jacob's Landing Complex. Architecturally designed, it features high vaulted ceilings with floor to ceiling windows to capture the view of the Bay! Living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, washer/dryer, bedroom and front deck complete the layout of the main level. A second bedroom, with queen bed, closet, adjacent bathroom and wall mounted TV, complete the top level. Meals prepared in Irene's newly renovated kitchen with its full stocked pantry, are guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest and most demanding appetites and extend the family budget as well. The dining room table seats 6 comfortably. Bon Appetite !

Because of its sheltered location, Birch Bay's warm, shallow waters, are safe for all ages. At low tides, children can explore the sand bars, hunting for clams and crabs, building a sand castle or flying a kite. Birch Bay is perfect for boating and kayaking, with a convenient 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!

Our guests love the heated indoor Olympic swimming pool, summer and winter alike. The racquetball court and the game room for ping pong and foosball along with two tennis courts, add to their enjoyment. They can walk or bike 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 alpine walking will find the trails of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan to their liking and only one hour to the east.

Linens, towels (kitchen & bath), beach towels (plastic colorful shovels and buckets for the children, for beach play), dish washing and laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, and kitchen staples provided. Bring only groceries, and personal items and your camera.

ENJOY!
Jack and Irene

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One guest must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd floor bedroom, vaulted ceiling, nightstands, dresser, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed, nightstand, dresser, TV & adjacent bathroom...moreless

  • * 2 Queens sleeps 4, 2 fold out foam mattresses sleep 2. Comfortable for children and adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Adjacent to bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Ensuite/powder room, vanity & toilet wall mount cabinet ...moreless

  • Tub/shower combination, vanity washbasin & mirror, wall mounted cabinet above toilet for towels and incidentals ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Water Slides....a highlight for many children only a quarter of a mile away, and the famous Ice Cream/Candy C Shop down the road half a mile,...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded Cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Wall TV's in living room and both bedrooms...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    30 x 72 rectangular wood table with benches that slide under the table, suitable for 6-8 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    EPA logs only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric base heater in bedrooms and in floor heating in living room ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, end tables, coffee table, 50' TV ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Must have a parking permit, provided by owner...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your own special beans, we have a coffee grinder with filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All new dishes, flatware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap provide ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances...completely stocked with amenities, pots, pans, dishes, flatware, kitchen towels, etc ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wall mounted above stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    Self-cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Can goods, chicken stock, flour, sugar, baking soda/powder, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and a variety of spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bottom freezer with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic top with oven and lower fry pan drawer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Wide openings suitable for bagels...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck, spectacular views of gulf islands, Vancouver Island and sunsets...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two championship golf courses within 5 minutes. An additional 6 championship courses in Whatcom County within 30 min. driving. A golfers paradise...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available....100 yards away from complex...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane tanks provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mount Baker....90 minutes to the east. The coastal mountains of Vancouver...60 minutes to the north. And world class Whistler site of the 2010 Winter Olympics..3 hrs. away...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 tennis courts adjacent to clubhouse...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    indoor heated year round Olympic pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER
Jul 26 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$195
$1,195
FALL
Sep 8 - Oct 4, 2015
3 night min stay
$140
$850
LOW SEASON
Oct 5 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

THANKSGIVING
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$150
EARLY WINTER
Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
WINTER
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
$800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

LOW AND SHOULDER SEASON - $150.00-$175.00 A NIGHT - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM

Finall payment is due 30 or more days prior to arrival, to include a $200.00 refundable key/security deposit and a cleaning fee of $100

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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham/International
Birch Bay
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Anacortes, WA/Tsawassen, B.C.
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Semiahmoo
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Bellingham
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Birch Bay
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker
Birch Bay
Nearest Beach
Birch Bay across the street from the complex

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Originally from British Columbia, Jack and Irene have long enjoyed the recreational attractions of BC and Washington state. Later, Irene's family moved to Southern California, leading 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 in Business Administration, 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 at the hub of an incredibly attractive vacation area, embracing lower British Columbia, Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, the Olympic Peninsula, Whatcom and Skagit Counties, the Cascades, and two of North America's most attractive cities, Vancouver and Seattle. And, now, easily accessible from most of North America, through Bellingham, Vancouver, and Seattle International Airports. Jack's introduction to Birch Bay was at the age of 2. Since then, we have sailed and fished in the Gulf and San Juan Islands, skied at Mt. Baker, Stevens Pass, and Whistler. Climbed Mr. Shuksan, and peaks in Garibaldi Park, biked on Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, and Whatcom County. We love this part of the world, the raspberry, blueberry and blackberry picking and Salmon BBQ's, and is a return to our roots.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
All the acquatic and recreational attractions of this immediate area, are within minutes of the condo and only 10 minutes from the Canadian Border, and less than 1 hour to Vancouver and 2 hours from Seattle.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Summer fun at Birch Bay at high tide

    Summer fun at Birch Bay at high tide

  • New everything, table for 6, appliances, counters & more!

    New everything, table for 6, appliances, counters & more!

  • Encore!

    Encore!

  • Full main floor bathroom

    Full main floor bathroom

  • Voila! loft bedroom with half bathroom.

    Voila! loft bedroom with half bathroom.

  • It's BBQ time at Birch Bay

    It's BBQ time at Birch Bay

  • Relax in Jacuzzi after a full day recreation or laps in the adjacent pool.

    Relax in Jacuzzi after a full day recreation or laps in the adjacent pool.

  • Agate hunting or clamming, crabbing Birch Bay offers it all!

    Agate hunting or clamming, crabbing Birch Bay offers it all!

  • One of the many spectacular sunsets at Birch Bay.

    One of the many spectacular sunsets at Birch Bay.

  • Welcome to Birch Bay and Washingtons state's premiere recreational beach.

    Welcome to Birch Bay and Washingtons state's premiere recreational beach.

  • 1006 & 1008 Ideal for larger 'friendly' groups!

    1006 & 1008 Ideal for larger 'friendly' groups!

  • Pamper yourself with comfort and view!

    Pamper yourself with comfort and view!

  • Dining for six & everything for the chef!

    Dining for six & everything for the chef!

  • Irene's pantry fully stocked for your enjoyment at  no expense.

    Irene's pantry fully stocked for your enjoyment at no expense.

  • Comfy and spacious main floor bedroom avec tv

    Comfy and spacious main floor bedroom avec tv

  • Stairway to heaven. Okay almost!

    Stairway to heaven. Okay almost!

  • Upstairs half bathroom

    Upstairs half bathroom

  • Heated indoor olympic sized swimming pool

    Heated indoor olympic sized swimming pool

  • Our friends made us put them in this scene as scene (oops seen from deck)

    Our friends made us put them in this scene as scene (oops seen from deck)

  • End to a perfect day.

    End to a perfect day.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/02/2015
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