About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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.
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.
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"
4 sisters birthday getaway
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! :(
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.