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Waterfront Main Home With Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10

These two 1930's traditional French Window beach cottages come with a private beach right out front. The homes have been remodeled and re decorated in a fun watermelon theme while maintaining the original charm. Lots of red and knotty pine. This in one of a few rental homes on the water. Seeing the water is not like being on your beach with the water out front.

July and August this is 7 night stay discounted to $1400. You don't have to say. You are paying for 6 standard $250 nights.

CHARMING: These cottages are that. If you are accustom to renting dull condominium units this property may not be for you. They are updated old summer cottages. The windows are not tight, The waterfront where has dampness, They attract cobwebs, non threatening insects. The place can be cleaned two days before you arrive and and some will be back. Tree pitch/spray on the deck furniture. If you want the place cleaned just before your arrival you can request and add $100 4 hour cleaning and delay your check in from Noon to 4 pm

They are both one bedroom cottages, plus washer dryer large 90 foot of deck surround and create backs side courtyard and firepit area

More Details

Ron Walken
Member since: 2006
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Ron Walken

This was our personal summer home until 1997 when we purchase a larger home 300 feet up the beach more suited for possible retirement years. We reside 100 miles south in Seattle

Ron Walken purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Ron Walken chose Birch Bay

Because it is waterfront, boat on your bouy out front, crabbing, clamming, games on the sand bars at low tide. Great evening sunsets over the bay. Salt air.

What makes this cottage unique

You can have a beach fire on a private beach


Birch Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , front house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest house
  • Washer and dryer are in front bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each cottages has a bedroom... one queen one double. In addition both have an Ikea drop out double couch bed. Plus the front home has two sets of bunk beds. The second set are cot bunks for children up to 80 pounds
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Crab season there are crab traps there and lic is available at the nearby grocery store


2.2/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Main Home With Guest House
average rating of 2.2 based on 5 reviews

Birch Bay is a family vacation jewel!l

  • 3 of 5

This property is in very poor condition. Yes it is a cabin but in need of repair. Smoking has been allowed in one of the cabins, yikes. We did have a super good time as a family but the overall condition of our accommodations left much to be desired.. would not rent again

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yummy Watermelons!!

  • 5 of 5

If you love watermelons and looking for a quiet place to relax and walk the beach...this is the place. We have stayed many times and love it! The owners are great hosts. Very close to Vancouver BC top!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RB Chick

  • 1 of 5

Cleanliness questionable. Unable to gain access to cabin as the keys were not left in the designated spot(resolved after a phone call). Contact phone number given(of the cabin) to be left with family at home...but no phone. No smoke alarms present. BBQ promised but in unusable condition. (phone call re BBQ was not answered)

Lovely view of water and location was quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation experience

  • 1 of 5

Would not rent this property again. Was not clean & everything in poor condition from stove to beds. This definitely very rustic, as in need of repairs. Owner does expect renters to do deep cleaning, as in base boards & cabinet grease. Deck does have a great view & it is very quiet, but can't really find any other positive reviews for this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow... The bookings so far this season have been ladies groups who had expectations of what the word "Charming" means. We do not anyone disappointed with Shady Nook. I immediately update out VRBO page to further describe "Charming' and that it might not be for those more comfortable with a straight forward rental condo. The ironic part is that the prior group of Mom and adult daughter who self described themselves as competitive cleaners who assured me by the time they got done it was spotless for their stay. Well, the next group of ladies had the same complaints arriving 4 days later. Then I was in the area and took a good look how they left it. There were cobwebs all over and I removed the splattered grease on the kitchen cabinets. My take away... the cobwebs are just part of the area. It is a classic non airtight place. Our guests receive a checkout list of things to do. If any of those things are not done and a new guest complains the get the last guest $100 deposit. There is a another single lady there at this time for a week I will be sure and ask her to post a review.. watch for it.. her text upon arrival was "What a cute charming place"
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4 sisters birthday getaway

  • 1 of 5

First renters of the season...many things broken or inoperable (BBQ, fire alarms, trash compactor, outdoor shower, leaking refrigerator), keys not where we were told, spiders in one bedroom & shower. VERY dirty from leaf blower having been used inside, caterpillar infestation on deck. Owner is quite nice but the place isn't conducive to a relaxing time. We spent too much time driving home for bedding and BBQ, and cleaning up when we got there. And our birthday cake was ruined in the refrigerator! :(

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Yes, the weekly is Saturday Noon to Saturday noon. You can rent different dates by paying the deposit $200 for each affected week and notify me at the time of any dates you do not want and if get a request and rent those dates I will reduce your total obligation by that same amount.

Cancellation: Things happen but the same applies If I can re rent the same week I will fully refund your deposit. Best to communicate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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