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