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Birch Bay Ocean View Condo, Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

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

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Jack and Irene
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Jack and Irene

Originally from British Columbia, Jack and Irene have long enjoyed the recreational attractions of BC and Washington state. Later, Irene's family moved to Southern California, eventually leading to a banking career and a Vice-Presidency at a major bank. Jack's career initially in engineering, took him from Western to Eastern Canada and the US, where he completed his graduate education, in Business Administration, and started a teaching career. Later, he returned to the west coast as a Professor of Management at the University of Southern California. They are car enthusiasts, students of history, and political science and enjoy frequent travel to Europe. San Diego is their California home, and Birch Bay their home in Cascadia. They invite you to share it with them.

Jack and Irene purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jack and Irene chose Northwest & Islands

Birch Bay is at the hub of an incredibly attractive vacation area, embracing lower British Columbia, Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, the Olympic Peninsula, Whatcom and Skagit Counties, the Cascades, and two of North America's most attractive cities, Vancouver and Seattle. And, now, easily accessible from most of North America, through Bellingham, Vancouver and Seattle International Airports.

Jack's introduction to Birch Bay was at the age of 2. Since then, we have sailed and fished in the Gulf and San Juan Islands, skied at Mt. Baker, Stevens Pass, and Whistler. Climbed Mr. Shuksan, and peaks in Garibaldi Park, biked on Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, and Whatcom County. We love this part of the world, the raspberry, blueberry and blackberry picking and Salmon BBQ's, and is a return to our roots.

What makes this condo unique

All the acquatic and recreational attractions of this immediate area, are within minutes of the condo and only 10 minutes from the Canadian Border, and less than 1 hour to Vancouver and 2 hours to Seattle


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Birch Bay Ocean View Condo, Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Excellent Birch Bay experience

  • 5 of 5

We have spent many years at Jacob's Landing. Jack and Irene's condo provided us with a clean, well equipped launching pad. I appreciated all the extra little things that were made available. Thanks for making it another enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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It was nice, very cozy, had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Irene were awesome. Booking the property was easy, the got back to me promptly with any questions I had.

The place was stocked well, lots of towels, and had everything we needed for our stay.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Buckley, WA

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year to Birch Bay but our first stay at this condo and I wish we would have found this one four years ago! The place was exceptional! Very clean, well stocked and you can't get much closer to the beach. We had a great time and will definitely be staying here again. Thanks Irene and Jack!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Family fun

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family. It was clean and smelled good when we arrived. It was stocked with all of the essentials and then some. The owners were very responsive and helpful with any and all needs and questions. My self my spouse and our 3 children all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Chilliwack, BC Canada

Another GREAT holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in this wonderful condo. Beautiful view of the beach and you can't beat the sunsets. The kitchen is stocked with every condiment that you could want. The place is very neat and clean and the beds very comfortable. My grandson enjoyed the pool and the toys for the beach. Very close to a few nice restaurants and the C Shop for ice cream and candy. Will definately be back! Thanks Irene and Jack!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Renton, WA

mary Jo Carlson

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo, wonderful time, spacious and clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dry Dock and Shores and Via across the street
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Tsawwassen, in BC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dry Dock and Shores and Via across the street
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
Birch Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Birch Bay Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

FULL PAYMENT/ due 60 days prior to arrival date, and in addition must include a $200.00 refundable key/security a $100.00 cleaning fee.

Cancellations made prior to 60 days of the arrival date, will receive a full refund of the booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Birch Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Fold out twin size floor cots, very comfortable for children and adults alike
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The water slide park is less than 1 mile away. Also nearby is a family fun center with go carts, putt-putt golf, a mini-train ride, and a candy/ice cream shop, that serves a huge variety of homemade candy and ice cream. The famous Semiahmoo and Loomis Creek golf courses are within 5-7 miles. Great Links course in Birch Bay is within walking distance.

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