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Rancho Relaxo - Cottage by the Bay!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Thank you for taking a look at what Rancho Relaxo and Birch Bay have to offer! Rancho Relaxo is located a block and a half from the beach, one block from the 'C Shop' (a great place to grab an ice cream cone or handmade chocolates), a block from a great yarn store and less than a mile from Birch Bay State Park. Rancho Relaxo was built in 2005, and is a clean, bright and relaxing place. It has an open feel with a fully fenced private back patio. Kick off your shoes and enjoy the sun on the patio with a cold beverage or a cup of coffee in the morning! Rancho Relaxo is a 2 bedroom cottage, with a very comfortable queen sized bed in each room. It is the perfect place to relax in between the endless activities offered in the beach community of Birch Bay.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, beach house

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About The Owner

I love Birch Bay! I attended Western Washington University (in Bellingham, WA) and after graduating, have had an eclectic life of adventure, ranging from owning my own kettle corn stand to doing 3 years of work with the US Antarctic Program, living in Antarctica. After several years of travel and contract work, I was ready to be back in Washington and discovered the great little beach community of Birch Bay. I love spending winter days snowboarding at Mt. Baker, and summer days on my motorcycle and enjoying time with my family and friends.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Birch Bay

When I began the process of finding a place to call home, I discovered Birch Bay. It is close to where I work, close to friends and family in the States and Canada, and close to all of the activities that I enjoy. I feel truly fortunate to have purchased Rancho Relaxo. I have met many wonderful people in the Birch Bay community, some of which are full-time residents and some folks who enjoy Birch Bay as their place of vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Rancho Relaxo is a 2 minute walk from the beach. Enjoy a day a the beach or an evening picnic while watching the sunset or spend your evenings barbequing on the back patio!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Birch Bay in Whatcom County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is very clean, with ample drawer storage. The bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable Queen size beds, and each room has a closet.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(78 traveller reviews)

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Rancho Relaxo - Cottage by the Bay!
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
Minneapolis MN

Get away weekend at Rancho Relaxo

  • 5 of 5

We met our daughter and son in law in Arlington and wandered up to Birch Bay for a fall get away weekend. Myrna, the owner, had provided us with all the details to make it easy for us to enjoy our time on the coast. The Cottage is decorated in a delightful and comfortable beach theme and is well stocked with all the essentials for cooking in or even doing oysters on the grill on the patio. It's a short walk to the beach and being from MN it's always a treat to walk along the ocean. There are several restaurants along the coastal road, walkable distance if you're so inclined. It was very quiet when we were there in October but I'm sure that it's a busy place during the summer. Highly recommend it for one - two couples looking for a fun place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marysville, WA

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit to Rancho Relaxo, when I want to go to Birch Bay this is the first spot I check for an opening. The location is close to several public beach access areas, the C Shop, and 2 other local coffee/cafes. The back patio is perfect for catching the morning sun with a cup of coffee and a book. I always say it is the perfect little beach spot! Thanks Myrna for once again sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We definitely Relaxed at the Rancho

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, and quiet. The house is not large, but really well designed and efficient. Our stay was super low key and relaxing. The beds are super comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and stocked with quality items. Large, clean, and attractive bathroom with tons of storage. We used the washer and dryer, wifi, and BBQ. Everything works great. Great place to escape to and recharge. The owner, Myrna, is very attentive and has a quality rental in Rancho Relaxo.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

It was a cheery very clean place to stay. The beds were comfortable and it was well stocked with dishes and cooking pans.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "cottage"

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Relaxo exceeded our expectations and we had such a fantastic vacation in Birch Bay. Cabin in only a block to amazing beach full of natural treasures, down the street from GREAT pizza, baked goods, ice cream/candy shop. Myrna is so friendly and ready to help. We enjoyed relaxing and feeling. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the time we stepped in the door, we were very relaxed and felt right at home. Very clean, very well-equipped and perfectly located for walks or bike rides to the state park/beach and local businesses. Close enough to farms to enjoy fresh-made artisanal cheeses and fresh berry-picking whenever we chose to. Ranch Relaxo is a very well maintained home that is in a quiet little bayside community and we highly recommend it for a nice getaway. The owner was informative, accommodating and obviously interested in making her tenants happy and comfortable. We would come back for a longer term stay than our six day visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The C Shop
The C Shop is wonderful. It is a fun atmosphere with great service. The C Shop is typicall...
The Market at Birch Bay
A nice grocery store with a good selection.
Bob's Burgers & Brew
Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce
Birch Bay State Park
A beautiful State Park. Grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the beach at the State Park!
Miniature World Family Fun Center
Birch Bay Waterslides
Bay Cafe at Birch Bay
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Birch Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The C Shop
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Birch Bay
Car: recommended

Waterslides, Go-Karts, Clam Digging and Crabbing (in season), Beach Combing, Bird Watching


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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