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Beach Condo with Gorgeous View of Birch Bay

(44 Reviews)

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Welcome to Birch Bay, Washington State's premiere recreational beach


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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, 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. Now, we can accommodate larger groups, extended families, gatherings, and reunions.

Enjoy the views of the Bay and the Gulf and San Juan Islands, from our living room and front deck. The rear 'garden deck' is outdoor living at its best! Start the morning with coffee, the morning paper or breakfast. As the sun rises from the east, flowers, trees, and the greenery of the garden setting, come to light. 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. After dinner 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!

This view unit occupies mid and top levels at the Jacob's Landing Complex. Architecturally designed, and spacious with nearly 1,000 square feet, it features high vaulted ceilings, with floor to ceiling windows and is decorated in a Mediterranean theme. Living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, washer/dryer, and bedroom plus front and rear decks, complete the layout on the main level. A second bedroom, adjacent bathroom with shower, and private sleeping loft complete the top level.

Meals prepared in Irene's fully equipped kitchen are guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest and most demanding appetites and extend the family budget as well. The large island bar facilitates food preparation and provides seating for four. An adjacent bar height dining table seats four. The pantry is stocked with staples; flour, sugar, tea, coffee, canola and olive oil, and a wide assortment of spices. Bon Apetit!

Our guests love the heated Olympic swimming pool, summer and winter alike. The racquet ball court and game room for ping pong and foosball, and the two tennis courts, add to their enjoyment. Our guests walk or bike from the front door 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 strenuous walking will find the trails of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, one hour to the east.

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

Bed linens, towels, beach towels, and kitchen staples provided. Bring only groceries, and personal items. Our Birch Bay home has all the comforts, conveniences, and amenities of our own home, and we do not expect our guests to accept less.

Jack and Irene

Keywords: Luxury Accommodation , just steps from the Bay. Comfortable, for families, couples, and singles. Year round indoor, heated olympic size swimming pool. Spectacular 'Ocean views'.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Condo

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible adult must be at least 25 yrs. old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The loft seems to be a very popular and exciting for children of all ages (maybe even adults)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Owner highly alergic to smoke and as a courtesy to our friends and guests, we request that smoking be done as far away from the entrance to the condo as possible....out on the lawn and/or parking lot...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Owner and/o guests are highly alergic to animal hair and we have to be very strict with these rules...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Loft


  • * Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in each bedroom, Double Beds (1) In the loft, Floor mats - 2 fold out mats stored in the loft,can accommodate a child or an adult per mat...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    Stereo has a connection to plug in an i-pod type mp3 player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) living room and both bedrooms have TV's...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Expanded "xfinity", which provides extra channels...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    movies for children of all ages and movies for adults...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Amazing view of the beach and the water from Kitchen/Living/Dining areas or from the deck...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    View the beach, looking from deck or kitchen/living/dining area across a lovely lawn and plant area, you can see the people on the beach, wading in the shallow water, or out clamming or crabbing ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Public Golf courses within a 3-4 mile radius...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Four bar stools around the island dividing the kitchen and living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New: In unit...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning (special logs, with a sample one in the wood cradle), that can be purchased at Costco, Walmart, True Value and other such as Lowe's and Home Depot ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new linens...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Available...also, complex has parking for owners and guests for each bldg., a free parking permit is to be displayed on dashboard. For details check with owner...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available at the rear of the property in large parking areas..A parking pass is required from the property manager....For details check with owner...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line available for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New, In Unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Special logs provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker with filters. Also a coffee grinder for your favorite coffee beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Every imaginable cooking utensils...are in the unit......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Over abundant amount of dishes, saucers, cups, glasses to include wine glasses ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Includes, dish washing soap...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Is completely stocked with all the amenities you could possibly need/ including spices...large (bar) size towels for washing/wiping counters, dish towels, and hand towels...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New Microwave, with many features...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar (white and brown), spices of all kinds, olive oil, canola oil, rice wine vinegar, white vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Single door refrigerator, freezer with ice maker on the bottom half of refrigerator........moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck with BBQ and table set is great for having morning coffee and watch the sun come up and a cool place in the afternoon for cocktails, and dinner ..The front deck facing the water is lovely in the mornings, and ideal for viewing evening sunsets....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental shop located next to CJ's restaurant...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    2 courts located at the rear of the complex, next to the clubhouse that has the indoor pool and jacuzzi...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor pool and jacuzzi located in the clubhouse building at the rear of the complex...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Located in the recreation bldg. which is in the rear of the property complex, and next to the indoor pool...moreless



from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 23 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


HOLIDAY RATES - LOW AND SHOULDER SEASON - $150.00 a night - 3-4 nights minimum

* Booking fee of $300.00 guarantees rate and dates, and applies toward rent.

* Full rent payment is due 60 days prior to arrival, plus a refundable key/security deposit of $300.00 plus a cleaning fee of $100.00.

Cancellation: Booking fees can be refunded 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
0.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dry Dock and Shores
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tsawwassen, in BC and Anacortes, in Washington
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Bellingham
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dry Dock and Shores
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker
Birch Bay, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
Birch Bay

Car: Necessary

Water slide park is less than 1 mile away. There is also go carts, put-put golf, mini train, and of course the famous 'C-Shop' for ice-cream and candies, etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Originally from British Columbia, Jack and Irene have long enjoyed the recreational attractions of BC and Washington state. Irene's family moved to Southern California, which led 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, WA, USA:
Birch Bay is the hub of an incredibly attractive vacation area embracing lower British Columbia, Vancouver Island, the Olympic Peninsula, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, Whatcom County, the Cascades and Vancouver and Seattle two of the most attractive cities in North America. And easily accessible from most parts of North America through Bellingham, Vancouver, and Seattle International Airports. Jack's introduction to Birch Bay was at age 2. Since then we have sailed and fished in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, skied at Mt. Baker, climbed Mr. Shuksan, and biked on Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, and Whatcom County. And a return each summer to enjoy blueberry, raspberry, blackberry picking and Salmon BBQ's is a highlight of each year. We love this part of the world and this is a return to our roots.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Welcome to Birch Bay, Washington State's premiere recreational beach

    Welcome to Birch Bay, Washington State's premiere recreational beach

  • Living room, fireplace, and front deck. flat screen TV.

    Living room, fireplace, and front deck. flat screen TV.

  • Garden deck -  view to the rear

    Garden deck - view to the rear

  • Living room with loft bedroom above

    Living room with loft bedroom above

  • Sunset at Birch bay

    Sunset at Birch bay

  • High tide at Birch bay

    High tide at Birch bay

  • Living room / deck looking over Birch Bay

    Living room / deck looking over Birch Bay

  • kitchen


  • Cozy winter evening

    Cozy winter evening

  • 'Garden deck' outside downstairs BR

    'Garden deck' outside downstairs BR

  • Heated indoor pool + Jacuzzi

    Heated indoor pool + Jacuzzi

VRBO #192841

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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