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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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. Wi-Fi, 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 rattan dresser, the other with quality rattan full bed, done in cottage white with lavender 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 sofa bed in the living room. This sofa is made by American Leather. It has no bars under it and is very comfortable!

Lora's has excellent beach access, a couple miles of unobstructed beach-walking/bicycling in Old Birch Bay - the fun part! 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. 50mbs Wi-Fi if you must stay connected. The map on this site is almost right, we're a lot closer to the beach than it shows.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

What's Included:

We take pride in modern furniture and appliances (though we do have a couple antique pieces)

Appliances

•GE full size self-cleaning convection oven/range with 5 burner ceramic cooktop.

•GE full size refrigerator with ice maker

•Whirlpool Microwave (above the range)

•GE Dishwasher

•Garbage disposal

•Whirlpool Duet full size washer and dryer

•Weber Genesis 320 3 burner BBQ / grill with side burner – propane included

Cooking

•Kitchen Aid stand mixer

•Cuisinart blender

•Krupps coffee maker

•Cuisinart coffee grinder

•2 slice toaster

•Crock Pot

•Cooking pots and pans

•Basic kitchen food prep tools

•Basic kitchen mixing and storage bowls

•Corelle set - matched

•All eating utensils, cups, glasses, plates, flatware, etc.

•Picnic table

Entertainment

•Vizio 42" flat panel Smart TV with Netflix

•Vizio 40" flat panel Smart TV with Netflix

•Zenith DVD/CD player with surround sound

•Toshiba DVD player

•various games and puzzles

Everything Else

•All sheets, towels (includes beach towels in the summer), washcloths and pillows

•Paper products

•Cleaning supplies

•Laundry, dish and hand soap

•Bike Rack

For Colder Weather

•The cottage is fully heated with electric heat

•Hearthstone wood stove – made from cast iron and soapstone

•Firewood for ambience use

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4899236

About the area

Our area boasts the safest & warmest tidal waters of the Pacific Northwest as well as the largest sun baked tide flats. Birch Bay has been one of the state's few resort areas for over 100 years. Waterslides, go karts, mini golf & mini train rides are sone of the resort fun close by. Shops & restaurants are within easy walking distance, the beach always at your side. Venture further out from your cottage to the countryside with farms open to the public, small villages with their own themes and festivals. Try Lynden, a true Dutch Treat. And Bellingham's Fairhaven, museums, Mt Baker Theatre and aquarium should keep you busy for a while. Then try whale watching, salmon fishing or kayaking with the most experienced of guides. Then a day trip or two to beautiful Vancouver B.C., Victoria or south to bustling Seattle. And then back again to quaint Lora's where whispers of mellow age relax body & soul. C Shoppe - Old fashioned chocolates made on site. 1 block south of our cottages. Vonna's Purple Fin, CJ's, Shores

Getting around

Birch Bay is a walkable community. We have had guests stay without having a car and had an enjoyable time.

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (8)

Very Good – based on 8 reviews Very Good
8 reviews

“Lora's Cottage”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

My children and I just spent a magical week together enjoying all of the seaside adventures Lora's Cottage and the Birch Bay Area has to offer. The cottage was bright, clean, welcoming, charming and very cozy. The owners Kelvin and Patti felt like family by the time we left. We were sad to say goodbye.... We found them to be exceptionally friendly, warm and gracious. We enjoyed our family time treasure hunting at the beach and exploring the surrounding area. Our evenings were spent watching the beautiful sunsets from Lora's front porch or giggling together playing games or curled up watching a flick. It was a wonderful week of making lasting memories. We highly recommend this quaint and very sweet cottage for your next getaway. It was certainly a highlight

Owner's reply: Thanks for your lovely comments about Lora's Cottage. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family and we're so glad you enjoyed our hospitality and our area! Kelvin and Patti

“Cute Cottage, great service, great location.”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2012

This place was just lovely, very cute. It is a small place, but we had 6 people. Other than that, the host is wonderful and very attentive and responsive. They really show care and character. We had an amazing time. Thank you again for having us.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much, Mustanir, it was our pleasure to have you as our guests. One of my husband's favorite things to do for our guests is to build a fire in the woodstove for a cozy ambience in winter. Along with cinnamon rolls, what could be better? Yummm!!!!

“Family weekend”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2008

An enjoyable, relaxing weekend for all in a beautifully decorated and furnished cottage. The kitchen equipment was just like home. The proximity to the beach was so nice and we were able to enjoy a low tide experience with the delightful tide pools. We would like to stay at this cottage again in the future. The cinnamon rolls were great too!

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