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Birch Bay Chalet

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Quaint Birch Bay Chalet. Chalet sleeps 6 to 8 comfortably with views of the beach, Canadian San Juans, eagle's nests and wildlife. One half block to beach, one block from Water Slide Park, one mile from State Park, 3 miles from Semiahmoo Resort, 5 miles from Canadian border, 20 miles to Bellingham, WA, 35 miles from Vancouver BC, and 70 miles to Mt. Baker Ski area.

Unit has two bedrooms and one bath, one queen bed in downstairs bedroom and two full size beds in the upstairs bedroom, with a loft sleeping area with a pull out sofa and trundle bed. High speed wireless and direct internet, Dish TV, complete kitchen, washer and dryer, microwave and refrigerator makes it a great place to bring the family or quiet and nice for romance. Close to everything and plenty to do. Beach comb, skim board, clam dig, crabbing, smores on the beach, bike ride, eagle watch, golf, ski, shop, kayak, windsurf and play.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I originally met when we attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. We lost touch with each other and then found each other 25 years later after marriage and divorce. We purchased the Birch Bay Cabin from my mother-in-law and we rented it to my sister-in-law for 5 years and now have made it a vacation rental.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Northwest & Islands

My mother-in-law purchased it several years ago and we wanted to keep it in the family. We love the area because of its beauty, peacefulness and closeness to Canada and Bellingham. The beach is great and wonderful for crabbing, clamming and walking. The views are awesome and the wildlife spectacular. It is one half block from the beach, one hour 15 minutes from Mt. Baker Ski area, 5 minutes from the border and 45 minutes from Vancouver, BC.

What makes this house unique

The cabin can sleep 6 to 8 people, beautiful views of Birch Bay, Canadian San Juans, eagles nests and the beach. It has direct and wireless internet, Dish Network TV and easy access to the beach, a block from the waterslide, close to the State Park, 5 miles to the Canadian Border, Close to golf courses and Semiahmoo Resort, 25 minutes to Bellingham and 2 hours from Seattle.


Birch Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Birch Bay Chalet
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time and thank you for leaving the cabin so clean and doing the laundry!
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and accommodating host

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I had a great stay. The location is amazing. The amenities are great and after the minor repairs are completed to the property, this should be an ideal stay on Birch Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was ideal for our family. Cute, plenty of room, all the necessities for cooking and playing at the beach. And we all loved being able to walk a short block down to Birch Bay. We spent hours each day playing around in the water, then evenings relaxing at the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good time at our cabin!
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Great place for a family with older kids!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five visits Birch Bay every summer, and we found this property well suited to our needs. It's an older cabin with a '70s layout which some might find outdated, but our teens thought it was funky and fun. There was plenty of room for them to hang out in the loft and sleep upstairs, while we parents had some peace in the main floor bedroom. (Note that the open staircase/loft area is best suited to older kids, not toddlers.) The cabin is spacious, with bedding, towels and kitchen items all supplied. We particularly appreciated how the hosts replaced the barbecue in time for our stay. Communication through VRBO messages was excellent - James responded quickly and took care of everything. I was happy to find a rental in our preferred area of the Bay - we hope to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great stay at the cabin and we look forward to your return. You are correct i the description of the cabin as being funky and some people might perceive that as outdated. That's why we let everyone know it "is a beach cabin" Glad you got it!
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Adequate but very dated

  • 2 of 5

The cleaning fee was quite excessive especially since they ask the guests to wash towels and take out the garbage. We never leave a mess anyway wherever we go as it is just bad etiquette. Place is a bit dated and the downstairs bed a bit unsteady. Place can get quite stuffy even with the fans and none of the windows have any screens which attracts bugs at night. Overall , the place worked for us but for the price they changed for two nights with the crazy cleaning fee I wouldn't do it again. Basically all the cleaner had to do was make two beds!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you felt the rate was high. I know are rates are low compared to other rentals in the area so I am okay with the rate. Also, we advertise our beach cabin is just that, a beach cabin. We advise people if they are looking for 5 star accommodations to check out Semi-ah-moo which charges approximately $300.00 for a one bedroom.
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Rates & Availability

Birch Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

animals $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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