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.