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Starfish, a seaside cottage by the bay.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Charming cottage style condo across from the beach on Terrell Creek.

Starfish is a lovely 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom condo that feels like a cottage. Fully furnished with luxury linens and all the comforts of home. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to take advantage of our many farm to table markets. Barleans Fishery and Pleasant Valley Cheese Farm are just a few miles away. Not your average vacation rental. Leather furniture in the living room paired with beach rattan furniture in the study make for a sophisticated feel. A desk in the study provides a scenic view while working in this home away from home. The bathroom has a rain shower head and luxury bath linens. The bedroom has 2 closets, queen bed with luxury linens and a view of Terrell Creek and all the wildlife. While the back deck overlooks Terrell Creek for your morning coffee and sun, the front deck offers a sunset ocean view for your afternoon wine and people watching along Birch Bay Drive. Ideally located just steps from the beach.

Terrell Creek rises and falls with the tides and is home to many ducks, birds and the occasional otter. Birch Bay State Park is 1/4 mile away and easily accessible by walking.

Starfish is one of only 8 condos ideally located in charming Birch Bay. Birch Bay itself is a protected half moon bay with a gently sloping beach. There are not many places which boast a beach that, at low tide, has more than 1/2 mile of warm water wading, ideal for clamming and beach combing . World famous sunsets are the perfect setting for evening bonfires on the beach.

Enjoy the local flavor all within walking distance. Around the corner is the C-Shop with ice cream, homemade chocolates and pizza and nearby is the Bayside Cafe for lattes and quick sandwiches. Further down the beach there are many restaurants, live entertainment venues and Bay Center, a well-stocked convenience store.

There are hiking trails abound through the State Park, Point Whitehorn Preserve and many other nearby locations.

It is a short drive to local attractions: Drayton Harbour Oyster farm and brew pub, golf, spa, water-slides, miniature golf, go-cart track, hiking, restaurants, bars, the cannery museum, wine tours, local cheese and berry farms. There are many antique shops all throughout Whatcom County as well.

We are surrounded by many charming small towns, Blaine, Ferndale, and Lynden. Bellingham is a larger city 25 minutes away featuring brew pubs, wineries, historic Fairhaven, Alaska Ferry Terminal, Amtrak station and marinas. We have so many things to offer, we can't begin to list them all.

Located in the heart of Birch Bay, this ideal cottage is the perfect home base for your Whatcom County adventures.

More Details

Ginger Stephens
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


Birch Bay Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful view over-looking Terrell Creek.
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single sofa bed in the den with privacy doors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , cozy loft style bedroom accessible by ladder.
  • 2 closets, 6 drawer dresser and a tv with an Amazon Fire Stick in the master bedroom.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Ginger is a great host and our two month stay was amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

You could certainly tell the owner goes above and beyond for their guests! The cottage is immaculate, with a very warm and cozy beach theme. It is stocked with EVERYTHING you could possibly need, even a very nice gift basket with some awesome treats! The beds were very comfortable, with plush linens. I thought the robes and shower hair wraps were a nice touch! You can watch wild life all day from the front patio or the back patio. It's a real treat to have such a spectacular view all around you.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! A truly beautiful, relaxing place to stay, with every convenience included!

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Cottage is a beautiful place, charming and comfortable. Ginger stocked it with everything we needed for our stay, with plenty of linens, pillows, kitchenware, and other supplies. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, very luxurious! And the details impressed us, like playing cards, binoculars and local information... I had mentioned my interest in birdwatching, so several booklets about local birding opportunities were included! Ginger is extremely thoughtful and always ready to answer a question. We are well and truly spoiled, it will be tough to stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great experience we had! Ginger was such a wonderful host and thought of everything to make our stay just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at starfish so much that we're planning on going back next year!! The location is perfect and the cottage is beautiful. We loved sitting on the back porch for our meals and going to the beach everyday!! . Ginger was an amazing host who was available when we needed her!! This cottage has luxurious linen and the beds were comfortable!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on Birch Bay. We had everything we needed for our 3 week stay.

  • 5 of 5

Good location for seeing Whatcom County. Ginger was a great host.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Ferry
31.7 Miles
Tsawwassen, B.C. Canada
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Semiahmoo Golf
Nearest Train
26.3 Miles
Amtrak, Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-5 Freeway
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mount Baker


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Long term rental available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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