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GlenMar Cottage - Family Friendly, Cozy & Cute, Beautiful View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Your family will feel right at home at GlenMar Cottage. Our recently remodeled Birch Bay vacation house is in the Point Whitehorn area. It’s fully equipped for a carefree visit.

Inside the house, it’s ideal for a romantic weekend for you and your significant other; or for mom, dad, and up to 4 kids. The open layout, fun beach décor, vaulted ceilings, and lots of windows with views of the bay put you at ease the moment you walk in the door. There’s a nice master bedroom with a king bed and its own bath; and there’s a bunk room (4 comfortable twin beds in 2 bunks) with a bath next door at the opposite end of the house. The cozy living room has a big couch and recliner and a large screen TV and Blu-Ray player. Xfinity wifi Internet access is available. There’s a game room with a pool/craft table. The dining room comfortably seats 6 and the modern kitchen is fully equipped. This year we put in new windows and a heat pump so you have air conditioning if it gets hot. Your inside time will be comfortable, but come to Birch Bay for the outdoor fun.

Walk out the front door and you have 700 sq. ft. of deck with a view of the bay across the street. Sunsets are amazing! Being in the Pt. Whitehorn area, you have quiet streets for biking and walking. Beach access is a one minute drive or easy walk to Birch Bay State Park. Another great place to visit the beach is the lightly used Point Whitehorn reserve a half mile from the house. There you will find a great walking trail that ends at the beach. A unique feature of the house is that there’s lots of room to park in our large driveway. You will find a Weber charcoal grill for barbeque. Outside dining is easy with lots of outdoor furniture on the deck or in the nice backyard. At night, you can see Point Roberts and the lights on the mountains in the distance after gorgeous sunsets.

So, you have a quiet retreat close to lots of things to do. Commercial Birch Bay is out of sight on the other end of Birch Bay State Park, but only about a 5 minute drive away. Local wineries and artisan food producers are also easy drives to visit. We have brochures at the house.

We think that our house is a unique choice for your Birch Bay vacation. You'll have a comfortable quiet home with room for six, a great deck with a beautiful view, a quiet neighborhood, and room for bikes and boats and even an RV. If you want to be right in the heart of the Birch Bay vacation crowd, this isn't the place. If you want easy access to that plus a quiet active retreat for your family, stay at our place.

Answers to often asked questions:

Sorry, we don't allow pets. We have allergies and try to keep the house very clean and allergen free.

Maximum number of people allowed is six. No big parties. This house is in a quiet neighborhood.

No smoking in the house.

Do not use the private park across the street unless you have permission from a member of the neighborhood association. This house is not part of the Point Whitehorn neighborhood association.

Please review house rules and the reservation agreement you will see as part of the payment process before completing your reservation. Thanks!

More Details

Property Manager
Glenn and Marcia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Glenn and Marcia

We live and work in the Olympia, WA area and have lived in Washington for 37 years. It's long been a dream of ours to live near the water; and more recently to live near our grandkids. This house is step toward those two wishes. We have a few more years before we can move to Birch Bay. We hope you enjoy sharing this house with us until then.

Glenn and Marcia purchased this house in 2013

Why Glenn and Marcia chose Northwest Washington

We love the beautiful surroundings and quiet neighborhood. It's easy to get to the beach, go for a hike in the woods, paddle or sail, or just enjoy the quiet. We found the Birch Bay area to be really friendly and close to the things we need.

What makes this house unique

We really enjoy our frequent visits. Once we arrive we quickly go into 'beach mode.' Time slows down and we appreciate being together in such a beautiful place. We hope you will, too.


Birch Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , For general use and next to the bunk room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large with 2 sinks and a large walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master with closet space and shelves for clothes.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Smalller room with 2 sturdy bunks for 4 comfortable beds.
  • Bunk room adjoins the game room. Large closet with room to hang clothes. Shelf for clothes storage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Birch Bay area combines natural beauty and beach activities with fun dining in Birch Bay and Blaine, and interesting attractions close by in Bellingham and the Mt Baker National Forest. It's an hour from Vancouver BC.


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(4 traveler reviews)

GlenMar Cottage - Family Friendly, Cozy & Cute, Beautiful View
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful sunset haven

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly as promised! Clean, well appointed, very peaceful. A beautiful sunset topped off every wonderful day of our visit. The owner was easy to communicate with and timely with responses. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple days at this house in April. We had a great time. The house was well organized, decorated and very spacious; located on a quite street with a fantastic ocean view.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guest!
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Tasteful, comfortable, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

It was a really fun place for the two of us. Beautifully decorated in a beach theme. Very comfortable and really well equipped kitchen, baths, and outdoors with deck furniture and a BBQ. Beach trail across the street and amazing water views from the big deck. Watched the sunset. Will come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a very quiet and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious home with a spectacular view of the islands and canada. The rental has all the amenities we ho

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ted. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Birch Bay
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
White Rock or Bellingham
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Birch Bay
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Car: necessary

Birch Bay is close to Bellingham, the Blaine border crossing, and the Vancouver B.C. Canada area. There are endless things to do, or its a great place just to sit and do nothing.


Rates & Availability

Birch Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and supplies $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

Our cancellation policy is 100% up to 30 days prior to check-in, and 50% up to 14 days prior to check-in. Taxes include state and local lodging. Pets not allowed due to allergies. House kept clean and low allergen. Six person maximum on site. Please call the owner with any questions. We reserve the right to ask for higher cleaning fees for larger parties or longer stays where the guest chooses not to have weekly housekeeping.

Manager'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.
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