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Perfect for Couples and Those that Want to Be! Hot Tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!

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Main floor: Comfortable enough to let someone else cook!

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

One bedroom, two bath. Sleeps 2.

Let the robins usher in the new day! Smell the ripe moss and fern forest that envelope this eco-hip, smartly refurbished 70's A-frame. We took a perfectly good four bedroom cabin and ripped all the interior walls out to construct this diamond in the wilderness.

The Jim Jack Shack is the more grown up, citified version of The Mt Baker Birdhouse (vrbo 348877) and is located within throwing distance, making them the perfect compliment to each other. Rent the lower house for the kids!

The Jim Jack Shack has been an outlet for our artistic side. Everything here is the culmination of hard work, ingenuity and long weekends by both of us. It has all new appliances, the kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There is a nice coffee maker and blade grinder onsite.

Built for utilitarian comfort out of as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible, the Jim Jack Shack is also super insulated. You will be amazed at the quiet. Try it! You will like it!

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, canadien, eh?
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    grown-up renters only...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • We have chosen not to enclose the bedroom. The king bed sits out in the middle of the second floor, which I suppose could technically BE the bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    First floor bathroom has an antique tub totally worth a try!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The second floor bathroom is steps from the bed!...moreless

  • Both bathrooms feature heated tile floors and awesome views straight into the National Forest. Sure to delight....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Jim Jack Shack was rebuilt, modified and refined with you in mind. It is autonomous, reliable, self-explanatory and easy to use. We are very proud of our creation and have taken every care to ensure that your stay will be harmonious and unencumbered....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An eclectic array of books are stacked randomly around the house. Most are worthy reads....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Limited board games on hand....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a small stereo that will play and charge your I-device. May not be compatible with the Iphone 5....moreless

  • Television:

    New. Flat. 3-D is not an option....moreless

  • Video Library:

    An assortment of DVDs are available for your viewing pleasure....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Not much of a water view, but there is a pond stocked with fish, best for kids I would say....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The back of the house stares right into the Mt Baker National Forest. Tall cedar, fir and hemlock trees dominate. Not technically a mountain view, more like part-of-a-mountain view!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is a contentious spot. The table and chairs are located on the second floor, but there is a nice area at the island bar that works well too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New, also square, works great....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace on the first floor. This is also the back-up heat in case of power-outage. It works quite well, and looks attractive too!...moreless

  • Heating:

    Welcome to the 21st century, folks. Our cabin is heated!...moreless

  • Internet:

    yes we have wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are handmade by local craftsman who spin the wool using ancient techniques passed down from ski bum to ski bum. Nope, not true. We buy most of them from Costco or TJ Maxx....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is two part. Main floor has cozy couch close to fire, there is also 'Gramma's Attic' on the third floor with an additional couch, TV and DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking off street....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no cellular service in Glacier! We do have a land-line though. Long distance is not included, so bring a phone card with you....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New, front loader, square. Works great....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a nice drip-coffee maker. Also a simple blade grinder for coffee beans is on hand....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Yes we have dishes. And utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The best. Bosch. You can't even tell that it is running, it is so quiet....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked kitchen with all the necessities. There might be some salt and pepper around, but don't count on it....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Perhaps our coolest kitchen item. This device cooks much faster than a stove, or an oven. In fact, this microwave is also a convection oven. You can cook things in a ridiculously short time frame....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited. We try to ensure that there is a loaded salt and pepper shaker, all cleaning supplies are on hand, there might be some sugar around.......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Samsung, new, and it is black. Put your food in there, it stays cold! Try the freezer, even colder! Automatic ice maker, bring your own lemonade....moreless

  • Stove:

    Yes we have a stove! Four burner, black in color, Samsung is the make, and it has a built-in timer!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a nice back deck area where it is possible to view nature, without getting your feet dirty....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Nooksack River is a popular River kayaking spot. Quite close....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a medium sized charcoal grill on the back deck. Grill away!...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt. Baker Ski Area is thirty minute from your door. Just about as close as you can get for overnight lodging....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a nice, fenced outdoor court less than a five minute walk from the cabin. open during the warmer months....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Part of the Snowline community, the outdoor pool is open US Memorial Day weekend and closes US Labor Day weekend. Less than a five minute walk....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Lovely, private hot tub just steps from the back door....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$174

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • non-refundable cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next thirty days. Exceptions may be made, and are done so only by the owners! Likely reasons for exceptions: 1. If your check-in date is the same as the check-out date of the previous guest. 2. If your check-out date is the same as the next guest. 3. If you want a mid-week rental, and it is the slow season. One can view all our reservations by clicking the "flexible dates" box.

All major holidays also require a three night stay. Please, just come for three nights.

Once we have received your payment, you will be sent directions and check-in information. If you have any questions, never fear, we will answer them promptly, and in exacting detail. Just don't call before coffee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chair 9
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Bellingham Amtrak
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hwy 542
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chair 9
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baker Ski Area

Car: Necessary

The Jim Jack Shack is an attraction in and of itself. But if you must leave the cabin, there are plenty of things to do, year round. Some of the favorites of our family include, but are not limited to: Skiing, hiking, picking mushrooms, riding bikes, picking blueberries, sitting at the bar at Grahams, disc golf, jogging on logging roads, bragging about our ski day, watching baby splash in the pool, watching baby do anything.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My wife and I live in Bellingam, Wa. with our young daughter and two ornery dogs. We like to spend our time looking for cool, eclectic homes to rent around the world! Although mostly we just stay home and try to raise our daughter the best we can.

Why the Owner Chose Deming, WA, USA:
The Jim Jack Shack is the second vacation cabin to be rebuilt by us. Seven long years in the making, we are proud of what we have created, and hope that others enjoy them as much as we certainly do. Located on the edge of the Mt. Baker National Forest, the view out the back entrances. Towering cedars and hemlocks, enormous ferns and moss covered boulders, the serenity is un-equaled.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. We site-built everything possible and re-used old material when aesthetically permittable. The views are completely private and territorial. Look out the window, any window, and your eyes will feast upon delights of the North Cascades. Sword ferns, Western Red Cedar trees, moss galore, Maples and mushrooms. Come for the cabin, you will return for the view (and the cabin). Need some peace and quiet? This is the place. The roof and walls are crazy-insulated, hardly a peep can be heard of what little traffic there is. Stare out the window. It is like Planet Earth on mute. Create your own sound track.


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Speaks: english, canadien, eh?
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Main floor:  Comfortable enough to let someone else cook!

    Main floor: Comfortable enough to let someone else cook!

  • With a view like that, you will forget dishwashing is work!

    With a view like that, you will forget dishwashing is work!

  • gas fireplace, heated tile floors and radiant baseboard ensure your comfort!

    gas fireplace, heated tile floors and radiant baseboard ensure your comfort!

  • The back of the house, from the glorious hot tub.

    The back of the house, from the glorious hot tub.

  • The bed is quite cozy, and steps from the bathroom!

    The bed is quite cozy, and steps from the bathroom!

  • Second floor bathroom, there is a shower to the right.

    Second floor bathroom, there is a shower to the right.

  • Gramma's attic!  New TV, old couch.  The view out is amazing (during the day)!

    Gramma's attic! New TV, old couch. The view out is amazing (during the day)!

  • Leaving will be sad, but at least olivine Flagstone will usher you out!

    Leaving will be sad, but at least olivine Flagstone will usher you out!

  • The house isn't tiny, but the trees still dwarf it!

    The house isn't tiny, but the trees still dwarf it!

  • We love this photo, it shows the playfulness of the house!

    We love this photo, it shows the playfulness of the house!

  • The kitchen is well stocked and built with you in mind!  New Appliances!

    The kitchen is well stocked and built with you in mind! New Appliances!

  • Two houses down, the park delights in the summer!

    Two houses down, the park delights in the summer!

  • The Jim Jack Shack is sure to delight throughout the seasons!

    The Jim Jack Shack is sure to delight throughout the seasons!

  • Taken from the kitchen door.  The microwave can cook a potato in ten minutes!

    Taken from the kitchen door. The microwave can cook a potato in ten minutes!

  • Soaker hot tub in the back.  It really can't be beat. Really.

    Soaker hot tub in the back. It really can't be beat. Really.

  • Off the side you will note our neighbor.  It is a neighborhood, of sorts

    Off the side you will note our neighbor. It is a neighborhood, of sorts

  • The downstairs bath.  There is radiant heat under the tub to warm your....toes!

    The downstairs bath. There is radiant heat under the tub to warm your....toes!

  • This one shows the second floor layout nicely.  The bathroom is to the left.

    This one shows the second floor layout nicely. The bathroom is to the left.

  • A long day in the woods and mountains necessitate the leather and fireplace!

    A long day in the woods and mountains necessitate the leather and fireplace!

  • olivine steps make entry a breeze!

    olivine steps make entry a breeze!

  • Mt. Baker in her winter regalia

    Mt. Baker in her winter regalia

  • Summer hiking can be enjoyed by all!

    Summer hiking can be enjoyed by all!

  • The door is one hundred years old.  The washer and dryer: much more modern!

    The door is one hundred years old. The washer and dryer: much more modern!

  • The Mt. Baker Birdhouse!  Just down the hill!  For the kids!  vrbo 348877

    The Mt. Baker Birdhouse! Just down the hill! For the kids! vrbo 348877

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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