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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. Insulated windows and a heat pump keep you comfortable. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Glenn and Marcia

We live and work in the Olympia, WA area and have lived in Washington for 40 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 Birch Bay

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , For general use and next to the bunk room.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large with 2 sinks and a large walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master with closet space and shelves for clothes.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , Smalller room with 2 sturdy bunks for 4 comfortable beds.
  • Bunk room adjoins the sun room. Large closet with room to hang clothes. Shelf for clothes storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • 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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GlenMar Cottage - Family Friendly, Cozy & Cute, Beautiful View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Olympia Washington

Beautiful house and neighborhood! Even better view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. With my husband's job we travel all over and stay for an extended period of time. Some places make us want to get back to our home as soon as possible, but this experience wasn't like that at all. My husband wanted to move there! The house has everything you need whether you're looking to stay for a week or a month. It's truly a home away from home. The home owners we're nice, friendly, and got back to us ASAP if we had any questions. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You two were wonderful guests.
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Bay View Cottage with the BEST sunset views, and many thoughtful inclusions!

  • 5 of 5

I just had the opportunity to stay at this lovely home in Birch Bay! I stayed with my sister and our kids who are 9 and 7 years old. First of all this spacious cottage has a wonderfully large deck that we spent many afternoons on playing games and having picnics, and it had the best sunset views! It also has a very large drive through driveway. The home itself was open, light, and wonderfully decorated. We immediately felt like we were on vacation at a beach house. There were many thoughtful touches like a wicker basket full of picnic supplies, a backpack for day trips, shopping bags, an extensive selection of DVD's, games, and books, as well as all of the info you could need about things to do in the area, and information for the house (including excellent wi-fi service) in a binder. The house has a very open floor plan which allowed all of us to gather for movies and dining. The kitchen is well supplied with everything you could need if you're inspired to cook. There is a large master bedroom and bathroom. The kids had their own room with bunk beds which they used for sleepovers (and little sleeping). It was also just down the street from Birch Bay State Park where you can spend time on the bay, and there are many places for picnics and a moderate hiking trail. A cool experience for us was that the tide went out in the afternoon, and we could walk out a long way and see crabs and collect shells that are usually underwater.

Overall this was a fabulous place to stay for our Summer vacation in Birch Bay, the owners were very accommodating and helpful, and I would highly recommend it for anyone traveling in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 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.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Birch Bay, Washington

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £215.22
Cleaning and supplies £71.74
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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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