We spent two weeks at the Sandcastle in September. We were very pleased that we chose to stay there. The room, although only a one bedroomed apartment was comfortably large. We were even able to store our bicycles without them being in the way. Although the furniture looked a bit dated, it was obviously of a good quality. The whole apartment was well equipped and really was a "home from home." Initially we were disappointed that we didn't have a sea view, but we appreciated looking out over the abandoned golf course and we had some lovely misty mornings to look at whilst enjoying our coffee on the balcony.
We had a problem with the dishwasher, we reported it to the front desk and the issue was sorted out immediately. Overall, the reception staff were really helpful, even to the point of arranging a couple of tools to sort of problem out I had with my bicycle.
We really enjoyed taking a drink button the roof and watching the sunset over Birch Bay! Although a quiet area, the closeness of the Interstate makes visiting the San Juan islands, Mount Baker and the Northern Cascades National Park practical for a day out. For a rainy day, Seattle can be reached in a couple of hours.
I hope we have the opportunity to return.