About this listing
Point Roberts' breathtaking Maple Beach 10 minute walk away. Vancouver skiing an hour away! A romantic weekend getaway & family friendly vacation for up to 8. Wrap around deck, tree house, eagles, deer, and black berry covered fence offers privacy.
The first floor boasts a two fully equipped kitchens, laundry room, two family rooms, a bay windowed sun room, a 1 & 1/2 baths and fully enclosed 2-person hot outdoor shower. The first floor has two bedrooms and a loft. The entire 2nd floor consists of a large and lovely master suite with full bath and soaker tub and large private deck.
From the moment you step onto the hardwood and tile floors which flow throughout the house, you feel like you are home in a profoundly magical natural wonderland. No matter what time of the year, there are endless views from Boundary Bay of Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Mountains. Just a quick walk from the cottage, it feels like you are in a National Geographic Magazine photo collage with eagles, deer, foxes, whales, and natures' beautiful mysteries doubling as a birds watchers paradise!
The house is furnished comfortably and includes an upright and Steinway grand pianos for those music enthusiasts!
The large private yard includes sturdy tree house and wrap around covered deck (2 picnic tables, gas grill, deck chairs and rocking chairs). Your front porch provides a perfect place to chat over coffee and breakfast or enjoy the warm long summer evenings over a dinner you prepare with fresh food from local merchants (fresh seafood or organic vegetables from our own farm co-op). The backyard provides more privacy to enjoy a BBQ dinner (seating up to eight), lounge on the hammock or have a campfire in the fire pit (seasonal fire regulations permitting).
A fully enclosed hot shower is a perfect way to end a day at the beach in summer or invigorate yourself in winter. Wagons helps transport kids and goodies to the beach.
The Cottage is perfect for children of all ages because they have run of the large yard, a tree house, and used outside toys in the sand box for outside fun all year round. Not to mention bikes and a beach just a short walk away with the warmest water north of Florida in summer. Point Roberts is also great for kids because it is one of the safest 5 square mile communities in North America with its own private international border.
Our home has been host to years of family fun and we know that you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Once your vacation rental is confirmed, you are provided with a door code.
Interaction with guests
There is a property manager who is on call 24/7.
Point Roberts is unique since it is part of the United States, yet it is separated from the US mainland by Canada and the waters of Boundary Bay and the Georgia Straight. If you stand on our front porch, and throw a rock, you will be able to hit Canada! DON’T walk into Canada or you might or US/Canadian border guards will likely be unhappy. The community of approximately 1,300 residents swells to over 5,000 in the summer months, yet it is always peaceful and rural. There are virtually no street lights, one main commercial road, one market, a few charming restaurants, a leading marina and golf course and some beautiful beaches and parks to enjoy.
While you're there, you can spend long, lazy days on the Point and also go into Vancouver for some international excitement, just 35 minutes away. Vancouver Island (via a Tsawwassen ferry 15 minutes away), is just 1.5hrs from Tsawwassen, and is a wonderful day trip where you can see the BC Natural History Museum, visit Parliment, walk the charming 19th Century streets in Victoria, or enjoy high tea or eat in world class restaurants. There is also a lovely botanical garden on the way to the city from the ferry, called The Butchart Gardens in Victoria.
There is a great fish market in Ladner, just a 15 minute drive away, where you can buy reasonably priced fresh, wild seafood - Superior Fish Market, 5229 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC V and you can pick up some fresh veggies next door at an open farmer's market. Take everything home and grill it up! Just don't take any fruits that have seeds through the border (no oranges, lemon's etc).
BC and Washington wines can be purchased in Tsawwassen at the BC Liquor Store: Jim Paton, 1319H - 56th Street, Tsawwassen(Delta) , BC V
There are two public pools that are wonderful for the whole family - note they have large family changing rooms (very Canadian): Winskill Aquatic & Fitness Centre located in Tsawwassen at 5575 - 9th Avenue, Delta, BC V4M 1W1 or the Ladner Leisure Center, This recreation centre has an arena, a 25-m lane swimming pool, a shallow leisure pool, weight room, sauna, hot tub, waterslide and a climbing wall, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent | Delta, BC V4K 3X2 Tel:
You can take an amazing yoga class within walking distance at the Maple Beach B&B for about $12 - beginner's through advanced. Call in advance for classes. Madrona Yoga 101 Goodman Road, Point Roberts, WA Email Address:
There are also several day spas in Tsawassen - just look online in advance.
Below is a list of the main attractions Point Roberts has to offer visitors - all of these sites are just a 10 minute drive from the house we have for rent:
Lighthouse Marine Park
Point Roberts Golf & Country Club
Point Roberts Marina Resort
Churches & Temple
You can travel by car and bike throughout all of Point Roberts! Walks are mandatory!
Non smoking. Please strip the beds and throw a load of laundry in the wash. Please clean up any dishes in the kitchens as needed. Most of all, enjoy your time!
As former world class faculty and founders of NASA award winning K-12 education organizations and camps, (URL HIDDEN) we have advanced degrees and experience in engineering, music, entertainment and IP law and are driven to positively change the world for future generations. Our vision is to 'Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators.' We have two loving children, Jacob, age 12, and Clara, age 22 who support our family vision through their dedication to helping others.
We love to travel! We have a family-owned education enterprise located in Canada and the US: DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE™, a federal 501(c)3 and Washington State non-profit. We invite you to learn more about our family (EMAIL HIDDEN) DIGIVATIONS comprises a NASA award winning STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT creative technology learning lab which offers interdisciplinary programs ranging from novice to advanced education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, the creative arts and humanities with a special emphasis on design thinking, music, and digital storytelling. For six weeks each summer, we direct an overnight camp at the property. Camp Demigod includes the World's First Overnight Camp Half-Blood, Camp Fandom and an Institute with an international student body, ages 9-17.
All this boils down to FUN for our Campers since Camp Demigod provides a unique haven where kids are afforded an opportunity to express themselves among peers while learning, collaborating and creating life long bonds. Significantly, Camp Demigod serves as a well spring of new social networks, and corresponding future Mentors and Leaders. Core is that DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE's three Camps truly do "Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators."