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Great sitting porch--big safe yard--a place to call yours for a few days

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 800 square foot waterview cottage offers the perfect getaway place for singles, couples, families, and groups of friends. It's fully equpped so you can settle in easily for a few days, a week or a month.

With your own kitchen, you can grab your morning coffee and plan out your day on the front porch. You can pack a picnic lunch and be gone all day at the shallow, sandy beach in town or at the gravel beach at the state park. The main road along the bay is a summer thoroughfare for walkers, bikers, and skaters. Bike and kayak rentals are available for those not bringing their own. Don't miss the C Shop for popcorn, ice cream and homemade candy!

The popular waterslides open mid-June as does the miniature golf/go-kart concession, both on the Birch Bay-Lynden Road coming in to town. The small local par 3 golf course is challenging. There are also several 18 hole courses nearby.

Semiahmoo Spit offers walking and biking surrounded by water and gorgeous sunsets at the end of the day. Blaine, 5 miles to the north, is the site of several summer weekend festivals. The Plover takes visitors for short rides between Blaine Harbor and Semiahmoo every summer weekend.

The weeklong Blaine Jazz Festival in mid-July provides opportunities to listen to free music daily as well as to attend evening performances by guest artists and the student musicians.


Farther afield, check out Bellingham, about 20 miles south, or Lynden to the east for antiquing and good Dutch cooking. Five miles north is the Canadian border--but be sure you have your passport or enhanced driver's license, needed to return to the US.

At the end of the day heat up the grill for a cookout at the cottage while the kids play in the big front yard. Several local restaurants serve family-friendly food near the water. Our family often does hot dogs at Semiahmoo Spit over an open fire or salmon on a grill at the state park.

This two bedroom, one bath cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, stack washer/dryer, satellite TV with DVD and VCR players, a gas log stove in the living area, lawn chairs, gas and charcoal grills, and beach toys for the kids. Sleeps four in beds with twin and queen airbeds available for more.

This cottage is two hours north of Seattle. The Canadian border is 15 minutes away. The public beach access is 5 minutes DRIVING time from the house. There is NO separate cleaning fee (see rates).

Keywords: Cabin, cozy, beach, view, fully equipped, family-oriented, relaxing, gas log

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    big, safe yard, beach toys, board games, videos...moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twin with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Airbeds with built-in pump--one queen, one twin--with linens...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Front porch, big yard for play or putting up a tent or two, quiet neighborhood for walking or scooters but still close to all BB activities...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV for cable but no local channels available 32 inch flat screen TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of videos with VCR in second bedroom DVD player hooked up with flat screen TV in front room...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    partial view of Mt. Shuksan/Mt. Baker...moreless

  • Water View:

    panoramic view from front porch...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane gas stove in living area...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed and bath linens provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking site can accommodate RV up to 30 feet...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stack washer/dryer in hall closet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped--includes slow cooker, griddle, stock pot, microwave plus pots and pans, dishes and utensils...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    No formal deck or patio but-- Movable glass topped outdoor table for use in front yard Several folding chairs for porch, yard or beach use...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    front porch with water view...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$135

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Available October 2014 for monthly off-season rental For long-term rental, utilities and cleaning not included.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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Location

Waterslides (seasonal), Walking, biking, scooters--all along bay front drive, Shallow, sandy public beach, Bike and kayak rentals, Ice cream and candy shop, Waterview restaurants, Go karts and miniature golf complex, Birch Bay State Park beach, Semiahmoo Spit trail for walking, biking, scooters, Restaurants at Semiahmoo, Small town weekend festivals, Clamming, Coffee shops

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We live part of the year in WA and part in Texas. When we are in WA we enjoy coming to Birch Bay to slow down the pace and enjoy the many activities in the area. My grandkids love the time they spend here each year.

Why Birch Bay, WA, USA:
This small town, water-oriented place is a perfect getaway place. We never have enough time to explore all the neighboring towns and to go back to our many favorite places and activities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We can do as much or as little as we want. We enjoy porch sitting--and walking, being at the beach, biking, kayaking, eating out and time in the small towns nearby.--and porch sitting.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Great sitting porch--big safe yard--a place to call yours for a few days

    Great sitting porch--big safe yard--a place to call yours for a few days

  • Fully-equipped kitchen = saving money with at-home meals and picnic lunches

    Fully-equipped kitchen = saving money with at-home meals and picnic lunches

  • Comfortable master with queen bed and glider rocker for additional living area

    Comfortable master with queen bed and glider rocker for additional living area

  • Full contemporary bath with linens
Stack washer/dryer in unit

    Full contemporary bath with linens Stack washer/dryer in unit

  • Have your morning coffee on the front porch with a view of the bay and islands.

    Have your morning coffee on the front porch with a view of the bay and islands.

  • Living area with view and adjacent dining

    Living area with view and adjacent dining

  • Twin bed with trundle     Art supplies and a VCR for "down"  times    Beach toys

    Twin bed with trundle Art supplies and a VCR for "down" times Beach toys

  • High tides or low     Water play, clamming, sandcastles, tidepools--FUN for all!

    High tides or low Water play, clamming, sandcastles, tidepools--FUN for all!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 08/24/2016

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