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Your Home Away at Semiahmoo Bay

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A great ocean view house with beach Access

Our beach house at Semiahmoo Bay in Blaine, Washington, is along the Pacific coast between Vancouver (British Columbia) and Seattle. The house features 3 bedrooms, 2 and half bathrooms on the main floor, and 2 bedrooms with one bathroom on the lower floor. Total 4200+ sf living space, offering more than 180 degree ocean views from decks, garden, master bedroom, and living room. Minimum stay is 2 nights (3 nights if it is a US holiday weekend).

Quiet lush green hiking trails nearby, so many bird species easily spotted in the ocean and the bay, bald eagles nest visible from kitchen window...

Whether you are attracted by Skagit's Tulips, Vancouver's cherry blossoms, or the fall colors of maple and birch trees; whether hiking in North Cascades National Park, chasing whale migrations among San Juan Islands, skiing at Mt. Baker, or a relaxing hike along the trails next to the cascades of Whatcom Falls Park, the Capilano suspension bridge ... It's all accessible from Blaine.

Every season there is something to see, somewhere to go, come again if you have been here before and the sunset is so peaceful, the moonlight casting over White Rock on the other side of the bay is always soothing. We invite you to come and enjoy our humble beach house, and bring home with you some unforgettable memories.

Welcome to your Home Away at Semiahmoo Bay!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Bruce chose Birch Bay

Many activities in one place with amazing views and a very peaceful environment.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor adventures and Ocean Front View with private beach access.


Birch Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Super sized featuring double toilets, and walk-in closet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cozy bedroom with garden view
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Over sized master bedroom, with deck access and ocean view
    Bedroom 3 (Sun Room) - 1 queen , Can combine futon beds. Or use as reading room.
  • Outside the 5 bedrooms, there are 3 full-sized futons that could be used for sleeping (1 on the main floor in the living room and 2 on the lower floor in the game room and living room).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Your Home Away at Semiahmoo Bay
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta

A Wonderful Home for a Memorable Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for 5 nights over Christmas, December 23-28 and enjoyed ourselves so much. We were a group of seven but we also had extra family joining us on two of the days we were there.

Before booking I discussed with Bruce, the owner, on the phone how he felt about us hosting these larger groups and whether there was enough seating to accommodate us all for sit down meals and he assured us that there was plenty of seating as well lots of serving dishes, glasses extra chairs etc.

Everything was as described and made such a wonderful welcoming house for us to spend time in. The nice thing about this house is that both floors are above ground with magnificent views of the water. The decks and outside spaces are really fantastic although we didn't really get to enjoy these in the winter weather. We found the house perfect for a multi-generational group because there were so many different places to hang out or do different activities and play games. Another great thing is the proximity to the grocery store at the Birch Bay Mall.

We were really impressed with this home and with Bruce the owner who is so friendly, helpful and responsive.

A great experience

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as advertised and better! Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

Bruce the owner was very accommodating to our large group of 11 and made our stay worry free! Beautiful home with an even more beautiful 180 degree view of the water. Amazing experience and will certainly be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, WA

Spacious beautiful home in peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

This very large home is full of light and lots of room to relax, play or be together. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms up. Two bedrooms and one bathroom down. Two kitchens (only one useable), two laundry rooms, two living rooms, two huge scenic decks and a big activity room with ping pong, air hockey and pool as well as cable TV in both living rooms and master. The beach is down the road. There are two lovely outdoor patio settings and kayaks to take to the beach. Great Wi-fi but Canadian phone connections so get a plan to connect. You are minutes from Semiahmoo and the drive to the house is gorgeous. There were some water use issues, both fireplaces were not working but we didn't need them. You are 20 minutes from the Canadian border crossing which makes easy day trips. Be prepared to provide your own paper products. The kitchen is very small and not laid out well. There is a two car garage and a steep driveway and parking. Bath tub also not usable. Early checkout. We saw lots of birds, a bunny, ocean and boats. Quiet peaceful setting close to Blaine and Bellingham. So turn off your phone and enjoy the beauty.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, amazing views. We had a lovely weekend. Plenty of room for our group of 8 adults!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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open space, just not very clean and maintained

  • 2 of 5

We had a staff retreat here and loved the open layout of the house and the beautiful view of the property. The garden and outside was very nice to enjoy and definitely a plus. The house itself, was not very clean and an embarrassment as a business owner taking their staff there. You wonder what the cleaning fee went to. We had to rewash a number of our dishes the first night before eating, the linens had stains on them and weren't the cleanest, a number of things were broken (ie. ping pong table, toilet in the powder room, sink down stairs, etc). I think when looking at the pictures and description, you think you can utilize the full house and all that it has to offer, but in the end if you want to use certain items (ie. bbqs, etc) it either is not working or cost extra cleaning fees to use. It says it sleeps 15 and we had 12 people and couldn't sleep us all. The beds aren't big enough for 2 people so be prepared to bring some sleeping bags to sleep on the couch. I think if they gave us a discount or cut back on the cleaning fee or something to better set the expectation of what we were getting, it would've been okay. I even had pull their garbage bins all the way up the hill and long drive way to their garage to use it because it wasn't brought in. It's the little things I think that didn't make it feel like it was set up and ready for someone to enjoy. So nothing big, just recognize the little stuff might not be taken care of for you unlike other hospitality I have received with other rentals.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

12 of us were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club
White Rock Pier
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Whatcom Falls Park
Layers of fall colors in a very peaceful setting, feeling embraced by the gorgeous waterfall...
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Great Blue Heron Grill
Nearest Ferry
30.7 Miles
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30.7 Miles
401 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Great Blue Heron Grill
Nearest Ski
72.7 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Private Beach Access

It is truly rare to have a place that can offer multiple attractions in one family vacation, just to name a few here:

- Whale watching tours have a launching point at nearby Semiahmoo resort conveniently, the unique almost from outer space songs orcas exchanging in the ocean are simply unforgettable.

- North Cascades National Park is about 2 hours away, one of the less known hidden gems comparing to some other national parks

- San Juan Islands aren't that far off into the pacific ocean, take a ferry to see the lavender fields can be an enchanting trip

- The boarder is literally minutes away, check out Vancouver during your stay

- Even local parks like Whatcom Falls can be a perfect day trip for a family with young children, beautiful quiet and it's free.

- if your vacation happens to be in the month of April, you don't want to miss the color-rich tulips fields which is about 53 miles away

- If you did not arrive from Seattle airport, a day trip to the big city can be full of excitements.

- Book a deep sea fishing trip and capture some pleasant surprises for your dinner table

It is a nice list of enjoyments awaiting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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