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, 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, family members 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, we can accommodate larger groups, extended families, reunions and gatherings.
Our home in Birch Bay, is newly renovated and tastefully decorated, featuring a modern kitchen, with new appliances and a well stocked pantry. Step from the living room to the front patio and enjoy the green area, the expansive view of Birch Bay and the Gulf Islands. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its best from morning to night. Start with morning coffee, the paper or breakfast. The adjacent lawn/garden area is a perfect spot for children to play, during the day, under the watchful eyes of parents and grandparents. And if your choice is an afternoon swim or stroll on the beach, you are just steps away. Late afternoon, gather with friends, family and neighbors for happy hour and dinner or a BBQ. After dinner, linger over dessert, coffee and conversation as the sun slowly sets behind the mountains of Vancouver Island. SUNSETS CAN BE SPECTACULAR!
The living room features floor to ceiling windows, highlighting the garden greenery, the beach, the Bay and of, course, those Spectacular Sunsets, to full advantage. Two private bedrooms, each with comfortable queen beds, and wall mounted TV's ensure our guests comfort. Meals prepared in Irene's newly renovated kitchen and expanded pantry, with all of its spices, oils, and staples are guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest and most demanding apetites and extend the family budget as well. Bon Apetit!
Our guests love the heated indoor Olympic swimming pool, summer and winter alike. The racquetball court and game room for ping pong and foosball and the two tennis courts, add to their enjoyment. One can 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. And those seeking strenuous walking or hiking, will find the trails of Mr. Shuksan and Mt. Baker, only one hour east, to their liking.
Because of its sheltered location, Birch Bay's warm and shallow waters, are safe for all ages. At low tides, children can explore the sand bars, hunting for clams or crabs, building sand castles or flying a kite. Birch Bay is also perfect for boating and kayaking with a convenient boat launching ramp in Birch Bay State Park, to the immediate south. And lastly, the area is classified as one of the most important birding area and bird watching is a popular past-time. Look for Bald Eagles.
Bed linens, towels (kitchen & bath), beach towels (plastic colorful shovels and buckets for the children), dish washing and laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, and kitchen staples provided. Bring only groceries, and personal items. Our Birch Bay home has all the comforts, conveniences and amenities of our primary home and we do not expect our guests to accept less.
Jack and Irene