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Clean, Sunny, Spacious & Fun

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

* 8 miles from the US/Canadian border

* 45 minutes to Vancouver, Canada

* less than 2 hrs to Seattle, Tulalip Casino and Outlet Mall

* less than an hour to Mount Baker

* Bellingham is 20 min away (arrive at the Bellingham international airport). Other nearby towns include Ferndale, Lynden (quaint Dutch themed town).

* 15 minutes to Semiahmoo Resort, golfing, and whale watching

* Waterslides, kayaking rentals, Lummis Island, San Juans, Olympic Peninsula, Birch Bay State Park, Cascade National Park...all nearby.

* 2 Fire pits

* Amazing deck with covered awning and gazebo bar

*wheelchair accessible

* Beautiful, spacious, 3 BR cottage that sleeps up to 7 persons

* ample parking on the property

* 2 bathrooms

* minutes to the beach

* WiFi & Computer

* Cable

* open living room and kitchen area with vaulted ceilings

* full kitchen, with electric grill, slow cooker, mini smoothie blender, thermal carafe coffee pot... so enjoy breakfast on the deck with hot coffee.

Children are welcome to enjoy vacation time with their family so there are some toys that were donated for their enjoyment…

and so much more….

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Ann

I was in the first graduating class of George Brown College in Toronto and have a diploma in 'Intervenor for Deafblind'. I was third top in my class for grade II braille and studied ASL (American Sign Language). I've also provided respite care to adolescent autistic to physically challenged teens.

I've always been interested in doing a bed and breakfast business and a vacation rental for a number of years now.

My mother is Canadian, and I was born in Toronto. My father's side is American but he lived in Canada for ten years before while married to my mother. Upon divorce, he moved back to New York, so when he passed away, I received a US inheritance. Since the Canadian dollar was higher at that time, I took this opportunity to do something in his honor and invested back in the US.

I'm looking forward to meeting new people and to exercise my great hospitality skills.

Ann purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ann chose Northwest & Islands

This property stood out for me as the deck sold me being large and wheel chair accessible. The beach is only a 5 minute walk and also has parking available at Cottonwood Beach, so I'm away from the mainstream noise and crowd, but close enough to walk there. The cottage is spacious that two families can come together yet have space apart. The backyard is private and overlooks an orchard so you can have more privacy from the neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Relax on the huge deck, and have most of your meals outdoors. Even if it's raining, you will be covered with an awning that still gets you outdoors. I have a thermal coffee carafe you can keep on the deck and keeps the coffee hot.

Enjoy 2 FIRE PITS, one in the front or a more private one in the back which overlooks an orchard.

The Master Bedroom comes complete with an on-suite 4 piece bathroom, TV, DVD, and VCR.

There are two bedrooms with queen size bed and one bedroom geared for children with bunk beds (double and single) all with quality mattress because a good nights sleep is important. The couch is also firm which helps me with back support, as well, there are 6 ergonomic lounge chairs located on the front deck.


Birch Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Two queen sized beds in two bedrooms geared for adults which sleeps total of four. Bunk Beds geared for children has a double mattress on bottom bunk which sleeps two, and single on top which sleeps one. Total persons is seven
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
NOTE: VRBO has eliminated the option for me to do direct bookings and only offers online bookings. If you are a previous guest and would like to contact me directly, please do so with the contact info you have, to avoid additional service fees. The cottage also has a Facebook account "Anderson Seashell Cottage". Looking forward to hearing from you.


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Clean, Sunny, Spacious & Fun
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews

Lovely Time

  • 5 of 5

The Anderson Seashell Cottage had everything we needed. It was clean and well maintained. Ali was quick to respond and very attentive to our needs. Will definitely consider for next years trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Clean, Great for Families!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very open, with a large kitchen / dining room area opening right into the living room which was very spacious also. Having three bedrooms was great, especially the master with it's own bath. Having a small dog, I loved that both the back yard and the front deck were totally fenced in. I didn't have to worry too much about her getting out. I think the best part was the front deck, with plenty of outdoor seating around the fire pit, where you could soak up the sun or next to the house, a large table under cover for those who preferred shade. Also a great place for dinner! All in all, a great cottage !

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Fun, Clean, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great place, close to the beach but away from the busy traffic. Enough space to come together and have room apart. Great family time.

Aly was great to deal with and available if you needed to ask anything. Wonderful memories were made here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this fun little cottage. The deck was super amazing and the location was super close to the beautiful beach. The cottage itself had great rooms with comfy beds and the washrooms are a great size. The internet connection was fast and all the conveniences of home were at our fingertips. My family loved this home away from home and we look forward to returning. The owner was easy to get a hold of and replied quickly to any questions or requests that we had. Great place to getaway to, we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just lovely and relaxing! It had everything we needed and we certainly enjoyed our time there. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington ON

Very Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family group (4 adults, 2 small children) thoroughly enjoyed a 4-night stay at this cottage. It was well-equipped and very comfortable for our use. We liked the quiet location and convenient access to nearby tourist services. The easy access to the Vancouver area was also a plus for us as we wanted to do some touring in that area.

The large deck and firepit were especially nice for evening conversations and having a bbq. Aly was very helpful in every way to ensure the time we spent here was very satisfying.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bellingham WA (4255 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA)
Car: necessary

Birch Bay is…

* 15 minutes away from the Peace Arch Canadian Border.

* 20-25 minutes from Bellingham

* less than 2 hrs away from Seattle and Tulalip Outlet Mall and Resort Casino

* less then one hour away from Vancouver BC

* 15 min. from Semiahmoo Golf Resort and Whale Watching

Spend the day enjoying the San Juan Islands, Silver Reef Spa & Casinos, Mount Baker, Water Slides, and so much more.

Anderson Seashell Cottage is minutes to the beach, family & pet friendly, and is wheel chair accessible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.5%

PLEASE NOTE: A rental agreement needs to be filled out along with a copy of your DL (both front and back)
PET FEE:$50.00
Cancellation Policy:
Guests wishing to cancel their reservation before 30 days of check-in will receive their deposit minus $50.00 administration fee.
Cancelation within 30 days of check-in date, guests will forfeit their deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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