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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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, families and 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, gatherings and reunions.

Enjoy views of the Bay and the Gulf and San Juan islands from our living room and front deck. The 'bay view deck' is outdoor living at its best. As the sun rises, flowers, trees and the greenery of the garden setting, come to life. Start the morning with coffee, the morning paper or breakfast. At midday, lunch or snack with the sun overhead. Later at happy hour visit with friends and family, and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner or a BBQ. Later, enjoy dessert, coffee, conversation, and the sunset, as the sun slowly fades behind the mountains of Vancouver Island. An end to a perfect day! And, as our guests report, a perfect vacation.

Our home in Birch Bay, is newly renovated and tastefully decorated, and occupies mid and top levels at the Jacob's Landing Complex. Architecturally designed, it features high vaulted ceilings with floor to ceiling windows to capture the view of the Bay! Living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, washer/dryer, bedroom and front deck complete the layout of the main level. A second bedroom, with queen bed, closet, adjacent bathroom and wall mounted TV, complete the top level. Meals prepared in Irene's newly renovated kitchen with its full stocked pantry, are guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest and most demanding appetites and extend the family budget as well. The dining room table seats 6 comfortably. Bon Appetite !

Because of its sheltered location, Birch Bay's warm, shallow waters, are safe for all ages. At low tides, children can explore the sand bars, hunting for clams and crabs, building a sand castle or flying a kite. Birch Bay is perfect for boating and kayaking, with a convenient launching ramp at Birch Bay State Park. And lastly, the area is classified as one of the most important birding areas and bird watching is a popular past time. Watch for Bald Eagles!

Our guests love the heated indoor Olympic swimming pool, summer and winter alike. The racquetball court and the game room for ping pong and foosball along with two tennis courts, add to their enjoyment. They can walk or bike to a scenic path following the perimeter of the Bay. Golfers will discover two championship courses within 5 minutes of the condo. And those seeking alpine walking will find the trails of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan to their liking and only one hour to the east.

Linens, towels (kitchen & bath), beach towels (plastic colorful shovels and buckets for the children, for beach play), dish washing and laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, and kitchen staples provided. Bring only groceries, and personal items and your camera.


Jack and Irene

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Jack and Irene
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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, leading to a banking career and a Vice-Presidency at a major bank. Jack's career 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 2013

Why Jack and Irene chose Birch Bay

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 from Seattle.


Birch Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Ensuite/powder room, vanity & toilet wall mount cabinet
  • Tub/shower combination, vanity washbasin & mirror, wall mounted cabinet above toilet for towels and incidentals
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor bedroom, vaulted ceiling, nightstands, dresser, TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, nightstand, dresser, TV & adjacent bathroom
  • * 2 Queens sleeps 4, 2 fold out foam mattresses sleep 2. Comfortable for children and adults.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Water Slides....a highlight for many children only a quarter of a mile away, and the famous Ice Cream/Candy C Shop down the road half a mile,


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  • 5 of 5

we love jacob's landing and spending labor day weekend with the whole family. it's right in the hug of what's happening and yet quiet enough to enjoy the peace of the ocean. it's got everything we love . . . swimming pool and game room, comfortable accommodations, the beach, rock and roll music, good food and the birch bay days celebration. our accommodations were comfortable, well stocked, clean and roomy. we always love having the ocean view - beautiful sunsets at night. irene was so easy to work with and so welcoming. we'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, very clean and fresh. Plenty of parking. Access to pool & hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very helpful in accommodating guests. Easy access to all restaurants and local attractions for kids. Just 50 feet away from bay. Excellent stock of supplies in unit. Very comfortable. Super clean, plenty of towels. Neighbors were very nice. Town is small but a perfect family get away. Went crabbing and clamming. Highly recommend renting this unit.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Every thing was great. Thanks Irene!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in Birch Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in one of Irene's condos at Jacob's Landing and had a great time. You can see the ocean from the balcony but most importantly when you open the patio door, you get a cool ocean breeze all day long. The condo itself has everything you need: a fully stocked kitchen, in-unit laundry, buckets for clams and crabs, a big comfy couch and two separate rooms.

Irene was great to communicate with and I'd both highly recommend it and also hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, cozy condo in excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family ended up renting 2 units that were side by side at Jacob’s Landing. Both units were so lovely! We were impressed with all the dishes, utensils, and appliances they had at the condos. It truly made the experience feel like a home away from home. Excellent location with the ocean a short walk away. We loved going to the beach daily and watching the gorgeous sunsets. The kids had a lot of fun in the indoor pool. Definitely will be keeping this place in mind for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found the condo to be just as we thought. The pictures are spot on.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is super clean, very cozy with a fantastic kitchen. The kitchen was stocked with just about anything you would want.

The beds were comfortable and the living room area is roomy and cozy. We could see the beautiful sunsets from the deck also.

Irene was wonderful and was great answering any questions. I would definitely recommend this unit and would book it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Anacortes, WA/Tsawassen, B.C.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
Birch Bay across the street from the complex
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100


Finall payment is due 30 or more days prior to arrival, to include a $200.00 refundable key/security deposit and a cleaning fee of $100
Add PayPal fee of 2.9%USD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.