Lora's Cottage - 2nd Cottage From the Beach

Looking west down Lora LaneRead a good bookOld fashioned windowsEnjoy a snackLovely KitchenRelax2nd BedroomOld fashioned built in dresserWeber  Genesis BBQEnjoy the beachSandcastleLovely sunsetQuiet on the beach with the spit & Terrill CreekEagle on driftwood just west of Lora's Cottage (we own the beach here)Dove through the windowEagles and crows just west of Lora's CottageBlue Heron on Terrell Creek just west of Lora's CottageEagles in the winter just west of Lora's Cottage
“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews
7691 Francis Ln, Birch Bay, WA 98230


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $129 - $198
Per week: $516 - $1,095
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Birch Bay vacation home rental
Special Offer - October 1 to March 31 book 2 weekend nights and get a 3rd night free. Book 2 weekday nights and get 2 weekday nights free (nights must be consecutive).

Only 2 hours North of Seattle and 45 minutes south of Vancouver B.C., Lora's cottage invites with a white picket fence, painted shutters and a covered front porch. Step inside our vintage Lora's Cottage and you'll find warm fir floors & a tiled woodstove along with original art work on the walls and just the right touches of cottage decor. Plenty of lace adorns old fashioned wood windows that let in Birch Bay sunshine and partial views of the bay that's little more than a stone's throw from the cottage. A modern full kitchen boasts everything you'll need, whether fixing snacks & coffee or a full dinner for your sweetie, close friends or small family. We've added a darling tea cupboard Tea and a china tea set for four. WiFi, bring your laptop if you must combine work with vacation.

Come nightfall retreat to two bedrooms, one with quality queen memory foam mattress & LCD TV/DVD/VCR above a ratan dresser, the other with quality ratan full bed, done in cottage white with lavendar roses. The bath is complete with extra deep soaking tub, shower and our own custom soaps, shampoo & lotion. Lora's will sleep 6 in a pinch-there's a queen sofabed in the living room.

Lora's has excellent beach access, a couple miles of unobstructed beach-walking/bicycling in Old Birch Bay - the fun part - plus there's private beach via gated footbridge. You'll have to heed the nesting sandpiper's shrill warning as you choose your driftwood log for sitting in the sun and catching the gentle breeze out on the private spit. We also get those wonderful winter storms! Eagles fly and perch within easy sight and sound of the cottage and the Bay. A great place to play, a great place to unwind. Phone & WiFi if you must stay connected. We also have a cozy, additional separate bedroom with Loft bed (full & twin bed) and sofa. Sleeps 2 or 3 additional guests. Ask for price. The map on this site is almost right, we're a lot closer to the beach than it shows.
Area Information
If you haven't discovered Birch Bay, we're just south of the Canadian border in just the right spot for exploration of southern B.C. & the northwest corner of Washington, which includes the San Juans, the Olympic peninsula & Seattle.

Quaint Birch Bay has its own resort features; water slides, shops and restaurants, coffeehouses & the famous "C" Shop, most attractions within walking distance. We're right in the middle of the resort area. Semiahmoo & Loomis Trails golf are nearby & the quaint towns of Bellingham, Lynden & Ferndale invite with museums & theatre. Birch Bay State park & Cascade National park are close with family friendly farms in between. We invite you to see why Birch Bay's been a resort spot for over 100 years!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 02 2015 Feb 28 2015 $129 $129 $516 $995 2 Nights
Mar 01 2015 May 22 2015 $149 $149 $749 $1,195 2 Nights
May 23 2015 Jun 19 2015 $169 $169 $825 $2,795 2 Nights
Jun 20 2015 Jun 28 2015 $198 $198 $1,050 $2,795 2 Nights
Jun 29 2015 Sep 06 2015 $198 $198 $1,095 $3,995 5 Nights
Sep 07 2015 Nov 20 2015 $149 $149 $749 $1,195 2 Nights
Nov 21 2015 Nov 29 2015 $149 $149 $749 $1,195 3 Nights
Nov 30 2015 Dec 18 2015 $149 $149 $749 $1,195 2 Nights
Dec 19 2015 Jan 03 2016 $169 $169 $825 $1,195 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.5%
Deposits: Credit cards are welcome 1/2 the total will hold the reservation. Credit card will be authorized at time of stay in leu of refundable security/cleaning/damage deposit. We can be flexible on the deposit. If paying by check or PayPal, there will be an appropriate, refundable security/cleaning/damage deposit required over and above the rent. 3 night min. on holidays. $50 cancellation fee. Ask about off-season long term rates.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: One half total amount will hold your reservation Here's a non-fee; Receive free with your stay 1/2 dozen fresh baked cinnamon rolls delivered to the cottage all year long, holidays may be excluded due to unavailability. Our weekly rates have discounts built into them


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wood Stove
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (15 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (1 mile)
  • Winery
    (5 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Casino
    (15 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
If you're looking for a variety of activities, our northwest corner of Washington State, next to the Canadian border is considered the most diverse in the state. Birch Bay is a relaxed beach resort haven. Two golf courses, ranked tops nationally are within a short drive. Along with Blaine, we are part of an Audubon birding area; eagle perches are within close sight of the cottage, you'll walk right past them as you walk to the beach. Clamming & crabbing are excellent at Birch Bay, and you can take a salmon charter or go whale watching. Our beach has miles of sand flats warmed by the sun and the Chamber sponsors annual sandcastle building contests. Birch Bay State Park hosts well attended interpretive programs every weekend in summer, great for adults & children. Countryside and farms, small villages and towns, Seattle & Vancouver B.C. are all within easy reach. Both our cottages receive rave comments about special touches we include with your stay. Lora's and Seashell are not your average vacation rentals

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Birch Bay, Washington

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Robert Hare

Robert Hare

Auburn, AL

Best Christmas holidays in 22 years

January 8, 2013

Like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears -- everything in Seashell Cottage was "just right". It was clean, kitchen had everything, it was not TOO fancy, good for family life. The location was perfect close to, but not on, beach. State park with eagles just down street was a plus. The location was within 15 min of our daughters home so her farm chores could be easily done. She really relaxed and said this vacation was the most unstressed ever for her. Another great activity for us was the Parks and Rec gym on the old air force base. The staff was great and it was perfect for the kids to run around on 2 rainy days, plus the ladies really enjoyed the Zumba class. The wood stove with dry wood available was super nice and the 2 DVD setup worked perfectly. Loved having the piano Beds were great. washer and dryer great. Coffee pot lid is broken on one side so always falls off (forgot to say) Having WIfi accessible free was a plus.

Patti & Kelvin Barton

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure to have your lovely family as our guests! (BTW, the carafe has been replaced.)

Francene Groves

Francene Groves

Abbotsford British Columbia

Seashell cottage

July 6, 2012

Loved it! The beds were all very comfortable even the pull out couches. The kitchen was very well equipped. The dual head shower in the master bedroom bathroom was a great hit. Lots of towels etc. Only downfall was it was a bit musty and the curtains all need to be washed. We just aired out the house and that took care of the musty smell. The close proximity to the beach and shopping was great also. We will definitely be renting this cottage again.

Marie Poolman

Marie Poolman

Everett, WA USA

Great weekend!

October 4, 2011

The cottage looks a little old from the outside, but inside was great. I loved the layout with the convience of having so many places for everyone to sleep. The kitchen is small but has everything you need. It is nice to have 2 bathrooms. The place was clean and comfortable and we are already planning a return trip. It is located near the beach and we did alot of walking. The cinnamon rolls were delivered and they were delicious. The owners are wonderful to work with.

Kathi Clement

Kathi Clement

Mountlake Terrace, WA USA

Great place to stay.

January 20, 2010

We had a group of 9 ladies, all family. Ages ranged from 21-78! This cottage fit us well. The kitchen was well stocked with kitchen tools and gadgets. A little small, but oh well! The heated floor in the master bathroom, was really neat! Keep the feets toasty. The cinnamon rolls were HEAVEN! Delish! We plan on heading back there next year. There is so much to see around Bellingham/Ferndale area. Owners were very friendly, and great to work with. They were quick to respond to emails,and phone calls. We will be back! Cozy place!

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    We purchased our two cottages in Birch Bay in 2003 and 2004. We have refurbished and remodeled several homes so we knew we could do the same with these vintage cottages, while keeping their original charm. We like things that are quaint but modern in functionality, so these have the "right" look ...
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