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"Our family has been going to Birch Bay since the early 1950's when we lived in Bellingham. For the past 40+ years we rented the same cabin at the south end of the Bay, beginning with my grandmother in 1968 and almost continuously through children and grandchildren , with our last stay in August 2013, when with growing numbers, we needed to find a place that could accommodate our growing families . We found this property toward the north end called Fairview/Hillview which we rented for the first time in August, 2014. Though somewhat difficult for some of us "older" members of the family who had been so connected to the previous cabin after all those years, to make a change, it accommodated all of us with a great location across from the beach and plenty of yard space for the grandchildren to play safely . The accommodations provide different levels of privacy as needed and worked well for our family. The owner, Ron, had high expectations of his tenants and we appreciated his attention to detail. It was a great experience, and we look forward to going back next summer as well. Great place- you won't be disappointed."
Guest: LesDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: December 5, 2014
"Loved it. We knew we made a good choice when we first walked in. The cottage is so clean, updated and cozy. We really liked the beachy color palette! It's not often that the pictures in listings are as accurate as the ones for Rancho Relaxo. Very well stocked with everything you need. We used the board games, the CD player, the many magazines and books and the back patio as well as the beautiful kitchen. Location is great, quiet and close to the beach. We went to the state beach just up the road for a late afternoon marshmallow roast and the west coast light/sunset was spectacular. Saw porpoises and cormorants. Earlier that day, we shared the beach right near the cottage with a little seal sunning himself on the warm rocks. Myrna was great and very helpful with arrangements and questions. There is no need to stay in hotels when you can get a place like this for such value. We will definitely return. Thanks, Myrna!"
Guest: AngieDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
"This beach chalet, 2 bdrm + loft worked out well for our large family of young adults. We were celebrating a graduation and Father's day. In some respects it was like being a kid again, all the kids slept in one room! The couples each had a full size bed, and the two singles had either a couch or a trundle. We slept 8+ (with dog) quite comfortably although it was snug. Excellent bed linens. The one bath was beautifully painted with a artistic mermaid theme and again, nice linens, rare in many vac. rentals. The master was really well appointed in a summery palette. We loved it.
The kitchen was small for many cooks. However the central island allowed room for helpers to spread out and worked well as a serving island. The place could use a large non-stick griddle, but otherwise well situated.
Instructions for wifi & tv (Dish) were easy to follow. Important with a young adult crowd. The rental is close to the water slides, mini-golf and go karts, bars and restaurants (in the summer months).
If there was a complaint, it was with windows and doors. The windows had no screens, and it was a warm weekend. We looked around and found a few tucked under the deck, cleaned and reinstalled them.The slider door also had no screen.
Don't let your first impression fool you. The dark 70's style chalet paint (think Leavenworth) is thankfully not reflected inside which is upbeat and beachy. With a new exterior paint job, a few more deck chairs, and a little de-cluttering of storage spaces, this place will easily be a 5 star vacation rental. We would definitely stay again."
Guest: Gen A.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"We stayed at the beach house for 3 nights and wish it would have been longer. We even changed plans to spend an entire day there to enjoy the beach, view, sounds and atmosphere. So relaxing. Great sunsets, plenty of wildlife to observe. The house had everything we needed and shopping was close for food and beverages. Sheryl was very accommodating answering all our questions and even going so far as to obtain a tide chart for us! Hope we have the chance to stay again!
Guest: Ken J.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015