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Gem of Jacob's Landing

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

As close to the beach in Birch Bay as you can get, this classy 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has1000 square feet. Views of the water and the San Juan Islands are seen from almost every room! WIFI, 2 TVs, upgraded granite countertop kitchen, stainless sink, dishwasher, like-new refrigerator and microwave, glassware, dishes, flatware, and many small appliances. This place has a spacious and open floor plan, with 2 bedroom/bath suites plus a sleeper/sofa and port-a-crib. San Juan 101 is close to coffee shops, restaurants, golf, and markets. Newer appliances including a stackable washer/dryer. Fully equipped with everything you'd need from linens and paper products to condiments and spices. Beach chairs and toys, a library of books and games, propane BBQ. The patio furniture allows for outdoor cooking and dining. Large common grassy area for kids to play and folks to enjoy Bocce Ball. There is a large Recreation Building at the rear of the complex which houses a pool, Jacuzzi, and tennis courts, private parking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

As a retired teacher, I looked forward to each and every vacation I could manage. Although I've traveled to various parts of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Asia, I have to say the Pacific Northwest is indeed a treasured location.

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you once again. We have been coming for 8 years to Birch Bay. We just love it. Thank you.
Aug 2015
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12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Truly fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband I stayed here with our two little boys (ages 6 and 1) and enjoyed every moment in this lovely condo. I was constantly amazed at how well equipped the unit was, the owners thought of everything! The floorplan is open and light, the windows looking out onto Birch bay. The view was such a treat to wake up to each day and all I had to do was open the sliding glass door to step out to the beach with the boys to explore, play and chase the tide.

The king bed was super comfortable, I wanted to take it home with me! Not to mention the recliners, also wanted to sneak those into my car :)

The pool,tennis court and racquet ball court were bonuses as well as the lawn where the boys could play. None of the other condos seemed to have as much room outdoors as Jacob's landing.

Great to work with Diane, she is such a sweetheart, I will definitely be calling her the next time I am in the area to enjoy her condo on the bay!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay wonderful unit

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at this perfect condo at the beach. It was probably the best unit in the entire complex. Big bright and beautiful with all the comforts of home. Enjoyed the beach, the Birch Bay community and the local shops and restaurants. The condo was extremely well maintained and offered all 4 of us plenty of space and comfort. We will be back. Diane was so easy to work with and handled our reservation and payment easily. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing place

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot. The ocean right across the street was so convenient. We came down for my daughter's soccer tournament, and just loved how close to everything we were. The walks along the beach to the kids playing in the pool, everything was awesome. Thank you Diane for the wonderful experience. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed your time in San Juan 101
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for our annual "girls getaway" The condo was very clean , nicely decorated, and exactly as advertised. Diane was very organized and prompt with her responses. I highly recommend this property; it has the best location in this complex.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Dennis and Lorraine Christmas

  • 3 of 5

Good morning Diane

All is good at the condo. We had a great time with our family.

We would like to mention that we don't believe the overall cleanliness would be up to your standards. Floors clean but we found some small toys and puzzle pieces around furniture. No garbage bag under the sink. We brought some of our own. Minimal dish soap. Counters and appliances had to be cleaned before we were able to use them.

This is not a real complaint but something you should know. We know your standards are much better than the way we found the place.

When you send the damage deposit back could you make sure it is in US funds so we can deposit it into out US accounts. That way we don't get dinged again for the exchange.

Thank you again.

We hope you had a great Christmas and Happy new year..

Dennis and Lorraine.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your attention to detail and Housekeeping was notified.
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San Juan 101

  • 5 of 5

This condo was so amazing and comforting.. a very sad event had just occurred in my life and I needed a special place to think, relax and gather my thoughts...and this was just that... a very special, wonderful,serene place to do so. The view of the bay was so peaceful and being able to talk a few steps to get to it, was just perfect. The location of this place being so close to Canada was an extra perk. Taking the ferry over to Victoria was an extra bonus too. It was great to be within walking distance to the restaurants close by, especially to enjoy the tasteful clam chowder bread bowl. Wonderful, peaceful stay!!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property spoke to me because of it's nearness to the water, allowing guests to listen to the ebb and flow of the surf from bedroom windows. The Birch Bay location soothes my soul and reminds me of the amazing beauty of God's creation.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bellingham International at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Via Birch Bay at 30 Metres Nearest Ferry : Anacortes at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Semiahmoo at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Vancouver at 50 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 5 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Black Forest Steak House, Blaine at 6 Miles Nearest Ski : Mt. Baker at 66 Miles Nearest Beach : Birch Bay at 10 Metres Car: necessary

Hike, bike, canoe, kayak, comb the beach, fly a kite, photograph sea birds right outside your condo! Spend the day at Birch Bay Waterslides, or the Go-Cart track nearby. Wakeboard in the tidal flats right across the street. Visit beautiful Peace Arch Park 5 miles north - a botanical garden sure to please. Play a round of golf at the world reknown course at Semiahmoo Resort, just down the road. Pick up pizza, ice cream or homemade candy at the C Shop 2 blocks away. Make a reservation for lunch or dinner on the deck of CJ's Beach House - a short walk away. Catch the MV Plover ferry from Semiahmoo to Blaine. Visit Whatcom Falls, the fish hatchery, and the Pig Fort in Whatcom State Park in Bellingham. Window shop through the quaint towns of Fairhaven and Lynden, both within 30 miles. There's Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, 20 minutes away. Schedule a day trip to the San Juan Islands by ferry. OR just sit back and enjoy the sites of Birch Bay from your front row patio lounge.


Rental rates

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Apr 15 2016 - Sep 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85

Full payment must be cleared 2 weeks prior to arrival date. $250 Reservation Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE
Check-out time is strictly held to at 11:00 A.M. so that housekeeping can prepare condo for next guests.
Check-in time is 3:00 P.M. Keys on property in lockbox - code given by Property Owner at timer of final payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

The local area provides a restful vacation for those who wish to stay close by. For those seeking more action and adventure, you're close enough take day trips to Vancouver, Mt. Baker, Bellingham, or the San Juan Islands.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Dining Area


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Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Resort
  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is also a sleeper-sofa in the reading nook that sleeps two - full size.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Indoor pool and jacuzzi and tennis courts avaliable on site. Large greenbelt for Bocce Ball and/or family play area. Games and books in condo for your enjoyment. Beach chairs and other recreational equipment can be found inside the condo for a day at the Birch Bay State Park (clamming shovel and buckets, sandcastle toys, and frisbees)BUT BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS PLEASE This is a home way from home with new fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, milk-shake machine, coffee maker, and range.

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