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the soapstone stove retains heat for hours!

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

WELCOME TO THE MT BAKER BIRDHOUSE! --check out the rest, then come back to the nest. The Birdhouse has everything that you need, and then some. Private, set deep in the cedars and ferns, yet close to a pretty park and pond, the Birdhouse is ideally situated. Complete, with a Hot-tub, wi-fi, wood-stove and new appliances, the Birdhouse is optimally appointed.

Winter or summer, you really can't go wrong with the Mt Baker Birdhouse. It is close to hiking trails, the Nooksack river, the cute town of Glacier and the Snowline community park which boasts a childs fishing pond, jungle gym, swings and slide, and seasonally has tennis courts and a full size pool with lounging capabilities.

The house is a large one bedroom with a full bath. The bedroom is located on the second floor, where it opens up to the loft area with two twin beds tucked into the nooks. The bathroom is quite nice with heated tile floors and marble surrounding the the luxurious, retro tub.

Keywords: chalet, lodge, roost, pension, shelter, hostel, hotel, house, dwelling, escape, oasis, hideaway, retreat, man cave, sanctuary, soap box, romantic getaway, love nest, ski lodge, ski chalet, nook, casita, clubhouse, treehouse, sub-alpine hut....

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Only mature adults, please....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke all you want, away from the house. Please pick up your cigarette butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we love pets. We own two dogs, Shaggy and Luna, and they are the best in the world. That said, we know the mess they make/are capable of. So, we have instituted a two dog limit (no cats, sorry), and they are to be charged 10.00/night per dog. We feel this is a break-even charge for us, because of wear and tear and labor required to bring the Birdhouse back to it's pre-dog state! The Birdhouse has a doggie-door and a no-pets-on-furniture policy. The park next door is an off-leash area, even if it is not labeled as such. There are also hiking trails in the neighborhood--which are definitely off-leash areas....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is upstairs in the bedroom. The bed is new as of July, 2011., Twin or Single Beds (2) two nice loft nooks, plenty of room for big or small., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In another loft nook lies this full-sized pull-out couch, with linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Birdhouse is the best. There is a leather couch, a privacy fence surrounding the deck/hottub area, all the kitchen appliances are practically new, the whole house has been re-modeled, up-cycled and down-sized. It has an eclectic, contemporary cabin feel to it, one that would be hard to duplicate! Located in the gated community of Snowline, The Birdhouse is close to the park and amenities, including but not limited to: Tennis, pool, jungle gym/playground, kid's fishing pond, big grassy area, picnic area with grills, basketball net, pickle-ball, and hiking trails galore. The house itself has quite a few books lying around it, there are some dvds, and the kitchen is up to any task. There is a coffee grinder, tea-kettle and an assortment of mugs for your pleasure. Within a ten minute walk is an outstanding frisbee-golf course, and there is boating galore on the Nooksack for whitewater enthusiasts....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Quite a few books are available, in case you forgot your own....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a few random board games are lying around....moreless

  • Music Library:

    some cds. a new stereo with 'line-in' feature. Bring your own cord....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    random collection of dvds, most of them are worthy of watching....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    It is more of a pond, and the Birdhouse is actually not quite on it (two doors down) but it is stocked with trout, so bring the fishing gear for the kids!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    now featuring cable internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    off-street parking for at least four vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a landline at the house. Take note that there is NO cell phone service up here!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    huge laundry room! Huge washer and dryer!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless router on sight...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Good, dry wood free(!) for burning. Beautiful, soapstone sided wood-burning stove with glass door for optimal viewing and ambience!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    nice drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A nice, simple, clean kitchen awaits you, well appointed with toaster, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and bean grinder. There is dish soap, sponge and hand soap, dishwasher soap too. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    it is red, and holds two slices of bread....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice, big, private deck encloses the hottub, we have a cute little patio set too!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A new, medium sized charcoal grill is on the deck. Don't forget to bring briquets!...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt. Baker Ski Area! Enough said....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is one nice court in the communal area, less than a five minute walk. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The usual season for the pool is Memorial day through Labor day weekend. There is a shallow, kids' sized pond too....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    hot tub is on the deck, inside the privacy fence, so yes, I guess you would say it has a 'private hot tub'. It will seat four, comfortably....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
sizzliing summer special
Aug 7 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$171

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • non-refundable cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Although we do not charge a deposit up front, it is understood that any damages that are the fault of the renter will be paid for by the renter. These terms are clarified in our rental agreement.

We do allow dogs (only dogs, sorry cat owners) they are charged at a rate of $10/night/dog.

Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next thirty days. Exceptions may be made, and are done so only by the owners! Likely reasons for exceptions: 1. If your check-in date is the same as the check-out date of the previous guest. 2. If your check-out date is the same as the next guest. 3. If you want a mid-week rental, and it is the slow season. One can view all our reservations by clicking the "flexible dates" box. All major holidays require a three night stay.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
bellingham international airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
chair 9
50 Miles
Nearest Train
bellingham amtrak
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
mt baker highway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chair 9
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker ski area

Car: Necessary

There are a million things to do in the Mt Baker area, but there are also a million reasons not to do ANY of them. Sometimes you need to just relax by the fire!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My wife and I live in Bellingham, she is a licensed Massage Therapist, beautiful skier and avid outdoor enthusiast. I am an Alaskan commercial fisher, skier, and enjoy the indoors more so than she. The cabin, for us, is a way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life (such as Bellingham may be). When we come to Glacier, it is the silence that enthralls us. No traffic, no sirens, no trains, just the wind in the trees, and the gurgle of the creek!

Why the Owner Chose Glacier, WA, USA:
The Birdhouse is so ideally situated. Of course Mt. Baker Ski Area is a huge draw for us, but we also love the summers, chalk full of Blueberries, wild flowers, chantrelle mushrooms, awe-inspiring views, the warm winds on cool days and the cool shade in the trees on hot days!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For larger parties, or better separation, we also rent THE JIM JACK SHACK vrbo 461023. Located behind the Mt. Baker Birdhouse and up the hill, The Jim Jack Shack is our newest creation. Totally different, equally as cool.


Contact us

Speaks: english, canadien, eh?

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  • the soapstone stove retains heat for hours!

    the soapstone stove retains heat for hours!

  • yes, ski.

    yes, ski.

  • the wildflowers go crazy around here.  visit when spring strikes; and partake.

    the wildflowers go crazy around here. visit when spring strikes; and partake.

  • Again, simple, well laid out, easy to use.

    Again, simple, well laid out, easy to use.

  • great shower!  More ferns to stare at, a heated tile floor. stay in here!

    great shower! More ferns to stare at, a heated tile floor. stay in here!

  • care to cabin?

    care to cabin?

  • hot tub!

    hot tub!

  • plenty of wood for the stove!

    plenty of wood for the stove!

  • Let it snow!

    Let it snow!

  • The wood stove and tv compliment each other so well!

    The wood stove and tv compliment each other so well!

  • The backyard view out the window is quite pastoral and easy on the eyes.

    The backyard view out the window is quite pastoral and easy on the eyes.

  • the birdhouse is user-friendly.  transparency prevails here, if not nation-wide.

    the birdhouse is user-friendly. transparency prevails here, if not nation-wide.

  • this is why we come here!

    this is why we come here!

  • literally a stones throw from the birdhouse is the duck pond!

    literally a stones throw from the birdhouse is the duck pond!

  • one of two cute loft bunks

    one of two cute loft bunks

  • the largest money can buy!  We had to take the door out to install it!

    the largest money can buy! We had to take the door out to install it!

  • comfy queen in bedroom!

    comfy queen in bedroom!

  • the Birdhouse!

    the Birdhouse!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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