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Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

The Crab Shack Beach Rental is a cozy and relaxing place to enjoy a beach retreat with friends and family.

Our non smoking, warm and inviting rental is located in the central part of Birch Bay across the road from the beach. Walking distance to many tourist attractions, restaurants, and steps away (across the road) to the beach were you can enjoy beach combing, sand castle building, clam digging, kite flying, & swimming in Birch Bays warm salt water.

Enter our lower level rustic design beach rental, you will step into an open and spacious living room leading you to the bright and cheerful kitchen. With the open design and fully wood laminate flooring, you will have be relaxed and enjoy quality time to visit whether cooking a gourmet meal or playing board games by the large white wash stone fireplace.

Take a rest on our Hotel brand bedding and fresh linens whether you choose to settle in the master bedroom with queen bed, TV, spacious walk in closet and “picture window” view of the bay or guest bedroom with queen bed, twin bed, and a view looking out at Terrell Creek.

The cute & cozy beach design bathroom has a shower & small tub. Perfect for washing the sand off your little ones. You will find white high quality fluffy towels & face clothes to make you feel pampered and refreshed.

As you awake in the morning, enjoy some R & R on the large fully furnished patio that sits directly on Terrell creek. Watch the waters rise and lower as the tides change. Be entertained by the otters who like to swim & play here or the Heron’s as they fish for food. Children also love to fish this creek as there is many small fish to catch. Don’t be surprised if you see little fuzzy heads peaking over the roof at you, as Seagulls have been known to have babies here. Our previous guests who got to experience this was amazed and excited.

* If you are looking for something either bigger or smaller to fit your vacation needs, please check out our other rentals available in Birch Bay.

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OTTERS COVE -1 bedroom,1 bath (sleeps4)

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

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A good value for the money.

Thank you for the economical accomodations for 6 shopping ladies who wanted more money to spend. We also really appreciated the late Check Out! Thanks Again!

*From Langely, BC
Nov 2011
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Crab Shack Beach Rental
Birch Bay Northwest Washington

Great Customer Service

  • 4 of 5
The owners of this property were very easy to work with and had great customer service when it came to us needing a few additional requests. Although the crab shack is not somewhere that I would recommend for little children, it would be fun with older kids 10+ to be able to run in and out, have a bonfire, run to the beach etc. Definitely an older beach cabin like feel. The interior of the property was very clean. I would highly recommend renting the entire house out if you have a large group of people. Noise can become an issue if you don't know who you are sharing with. However, could be great fun with a large family and renting the entire place out.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Crab Shack Beach Rental
Birch Bay Northwest Washington
Abbotsford, BC

Great Birch Bay Rental @ the Crab Shack

  • 5 of 5
We rented all 3 units for a big family trip. The rentals were all great. The beds were comfortable and the space was clean and tidy. The views were nice. The upstairs deck was back porch were great for enjoying some cocktails and staring into the sky.

We went crabbing and this year is was bountiful. We were able to pull our boat into the slough and tie off in the back yard if we coordinated it properly with the tide. This was great for peace of mind because we didn't have to worry about theft or hauling it out every night.

The owners were awesome and helped us find cheap wood (the street behind the house had kids selling bundles for $2, way better than $10 at most stores) and answer any questions we might have.

We would recommend rental and stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Crab Shack Beach Rental
Birch Bay Northwest Washington
vancouver, bc

Fall 2011

  • 2 of 5
This property was not what we expected. The pictures are accurate, however there is no cable, and also no vcr in the master bedroom. There is no tv in the guest bedroom. The mattress was extreamly uncomfortable. The living area was very nice and comfortable and the backyard was very peaceful and nice. However, we were lead to believe that this was a private property, but that is not the case. The light house is a suit directly above the crab shack and every foot step and word the people statying in the light house utter is heard downstairs. Not alot of privacy. I was content with the stay, however I would probably want something more private next time and a little less run down so I would not stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Crab Shack Beach Rental
Birch Bay Northwest Washington
dryden wa usa

I'll be back

I'll be back
  • 5 of 5
Came for my first visit to Birch Bay and loved it. I picked your place via the internet and was pleasantly surprised to see it just as the photos online portrayed things. It was an excellent value for the money. The back patio and canal make it extra special and it's such an easy walk to the beach.

Off season is an undiscovered pleasure for sure.

Thanks again for everything.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Crab Shack Beach Rental
Birch Bay Northwest Washington
Ladner, BC, Canada

"shack" is correct

"shack" is correct
  • 2 of 5
We were looking forward to staying here with our daughter and my brother and sister-in-law for a weekend of relaxing, shopping, and exploring the beach. This place was so run-down that we would never use it again. Unfinished repairs, a wet rusty hole in the wall next to the shower, knobs falling off the mismatched and wrong-sized kitchen cupboards, cold and drafty windows, faulty heating, etc were what we found. The "extra room" is a closet. The only redeeming feature is the back patio which was beautiful to sit out on when the weather permitted. We had stayed at a different place in Birch Bay a while ago and we will definitely go back there again. This place was more expensive and significantly more run-down.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we welcome comments to be able to improve and provide outstanding accomodations to future guest.


Activity and Interests

Birch Bay is a family recreational area located in the Northwest corner of Washington State. Just 30 minutes south of Vancouver, BC and 2 hours north of Seattle,WA. We are known for our warm bay water, beaches w/ amazing variety of animals you can find in our tide pools, excellent crabbing in late August - September. We have world class golf courses,variety of restaurants, Water slides, Go- carts, Mini Golf, train rides, Surrey bikes, kayak, & scooter rentals, Ice cream, Candy & Coffee shops, and much more.

We are a warm and friendly community who loves to offer others the enjoyment that Birch Bay brings.

Boating, Fishing,Whale whatching (Fishing & Whale watching tours )

Clam Digging, Beach Combing,Sand Castle Building,Skim Boarding, Kite Flying, swimming.

Golfing(many courses available from begginer to pro).

* Shop the local markets and boutiques

* Birch Bay Waterslides & Minature World(Minature Golf, train rides, & GoKarts)

* C-Shop(Watch how candy is made & enjoy a ice cream cone,snow cone, homemade bake goods, or the worlds best homemade candy assortment).

* Bay Cafe(Family friendly Deli & Espresso shop that has a variety of retro candies, and the best clam chowder). They also offer free WIFI!

* Enjoy the Interprtive Programs @ Birch Bay State Park

* Annual Festivals (Wine & Food Tasting, Discovery Days, Bark on the beach, Polar Swim, Ring of Fire, etc.)

* Bike or Walk the many trails.

* Enjoy the beautiful Sunsets

* Wine Tasting (Tours Available)

* Variety of Ski Mountians( Mt. Baker, Whisler, Grouse, and many more to enjoy)

* Variety of local Spa's

Enjoy Birch Bay in the Spring, Fall, and Winter and take advantage of our Off Season Rates and Specials!


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $80 - $200

    Weekly Rate: $560 - $1350

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Low Season: September 15th - June 12th (Require 2 night minimum charge)
    * $80/night Sunday - Thursday
    * $100/night Friday - Saturday
    * $560.00 Weekly Rate
    * $150/ night - Holidays (All Holidays and spring break require 3 nights minimum charge except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year Holiday require a week rental)
    $65.00 cleaning fee is applied to all reservations.
    Peak Season: June 12th - September 15th (Require 4 night minimum charge)
    * $130/night Monday - Thursday
    * $175/night Friday - Sunday
    * $995.00/ week (Price Excludes Holiday Weeks)
    * $200/night - (All Holidays require 4nights minimum charge except July 4th Holiday requires a week rental - $1350.00)
    $65.00 cleaning fee is applied to all reservations.
    Equal to 1/2 of the total balance for lodging & cleaning is due to secure reservations and the remaining balance due 30 days prior to check In date. Reservations made within 30 days of check In, Full balance is due to secure reservations. Reservations will not be guaranteed until payment is received.
    All Rates are US funds.
    Required Damage Deposit:
    * Damage Deposit: we require credit card information to hold until check out unless damage or extra cleaning is required (or) $800 damage deposit can be made thru PayPal and money will be refunded in 7 days after check out unless damage or extra cleaning is required.

    *Until confirmed, rates are subject to change with out notice.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * Master Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed(sleeps 2),Walk In Closet w/ twin roll-a-way bed(sleeps 1), Alarm Clock, Large picture window w/View of the Bay * Guest Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed (sleeps 2), 1 Twin bed(sleeps 1) * Livingroom:1 Queen Hide A Bed Couch, Interior Fireplace, TV/DVD/VCR, Movies, Games, Puzzles, Playing Cards, Books. * Kitchen / Dinning Room: Large dinning table,Fridge, Stove/Oven,Microwave,Toaster, Coffee Pot(12 cup), Tea Kettle,Dishes, Utensils, Pots & Pans, Cups & Mugs, Dish Soap, Paper Towels, Dish Towels, Dish Clothes, Spices, Coffee Filters, Coffee Starter Pack(includes 1-coffee pack/12 cup pot, tea, creamer, sweetner). * Bathroom:Shower/bathtub,toilet, sink, Mirror, Bath Towels, Face Clothes, Hand Towels, Hand Soap,, * Patio: Lounge chairs and cockail table, Table w/ comfortable Sling Back Mesh Chairs, Gas Grill(propane included, BBQ Utensils) Extras Included * Fresh Linens & Pillows * Outdoor Fire pit * Parking * Sand Toys * Boat Launch(located less than a mile @ State Park) *much more to make your stay enjoyable!!!

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