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Rancho Relaxo - Cottage by the Bay!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Thank you for taking a look at what Rancho Relaxo and Birch Bay have to offer! Rancho Relaxo is located a block and a half from the beach, one block from the 'C Shop' (a great place to grab an ice cream cone or handmade chocolates), a block from a great yarn store and less than a mile from Birch Bay State Park. Rancho Relaxo was built in 2005, and is a clean, bright and relaxing place. It has an open feel with a fully fenced private back patio. Kick off your shoes and enjoy the sun on the patio with a cold beverage or a cup of coffee in the morning! Rancho Relaxo is a 2 bedroom cottage, with a very comfortable queen sized bed in each room. It is the perfect place to relax in between the endless activities offered in the beach community of Birch Bay.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, beach house

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About The Owner

I love Birch Bay! I attended Western Washington University (in Bellingham, WA) and after graduating, have had an eclectic life of adventure, ranging from owning my own kettle corn stand to doing 3 years of work with the US Antarctic Program, living in Antarctica. After several years of travel and contract work, I was ready to be back in Washington and discovered the great little beach community of Birch Bay. I love spending winter days snowboarding at Mt. Baker, and summer days on my motorcycle and enjoying time with my family and friends.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Northwest & Islands

When I began the process of finding a place to call home, I discovered Birch Bay. It is close to where I work, close to friends and family in the States and Canada, and close to all of the activities that I enjoy. I feel truly fortunate to have purchased Rancho Relaxo. I have met many wonderful people in the Birch Bay community, some of which are full-time residents and some folks who enjoy Birch Bay as their place of vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Rancho Relaxo is a 2 minute walk from the beach. Enjoy a day a the beach or an evening picnic while watching the sunset or spend your evenings barbequing on the back patio!

Amenities

Birch Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is very clean, with ample drawer storage. The bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable Queen size beds, and each room has a closet.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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(74 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 74 reviews
5

Perfect "cottage"

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Relaxo exceeded our expectations and we had such a fantastic vacation in Birch Bay. Cabin in only a block to amazing beach full of natural treasures, down the street from GREAT pizza, baked goods, ice cream/candy shop. Myrna is so friendly and ready to help. We enjoyed relaxing and feeling. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we stepped in the door, we were very relaxed and felt right at home. Very clean, very well-equipped and perfectly located for walks or bike rides to the state park/beach and local businesses. Close enough to farms to enjoy fresh-made artisanal cheeses and fresh berry-picking whenever we chose to. Ranch Relaxo is a very well maintained home that is in a quiet little bayside community and we highly recommend it for a nice getaway. The owner was informative, accommodating and obviously interested in making her tenants happy and comfortable. We would come back for a longer term stay than our six day visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a sister get away for 3 nights at Rancho Relaxo. Absolutely perfect! The cottage had everything and the beds were super comfortable. The owner contacted us prior to arrival to see if we needed anything and suggestions were provided without my asking! SUPER quiet neighborhood. Would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend. I am VERY fussy when it comes to a nice place to stay and this met the mark.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bright, clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

From linens, dishes and sugar, to board games, cards and DVDs... Rancho Relaxo had many comforts of home! The owner was accommodating and flexible which helped for last minute planning. (Loved her!) Back yard area had table and chairs and was great for entertaining the family. Vaulted ceilings made the somewhat smaller space feel larger. Our only suggestion would be more seating in the living room. Overall, one of the best VRBO places we've stayed. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Clean home

  • 5 of 5

Myrna was beyond helpful and accommodating before and during our stay. The house was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes etc. and the courtyard in the back was perfect for sitting out and gazing at the stars. We really enjoyed our stay and plan on coming back again soon. Thanks Myrna!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal cottage

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, tastefully decorated. Kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. Had a gas BBQ grill on the premises. Bed was comfortable It was an ideal cottage for our stay. Myrna checked in with us to see if we needed anything else which we didn't. Definitely staying there again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Birch Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The C Shop
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Birch Bay
Car: recommended

Waterslides, Go-Karts, Clam Digging and Crabbing (in season), Beach Combing, Bird Watching

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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