Welcome to the Maple Beach cottage tour

By Shelley Fralic

If you love Point Roberts or just like checking out other people’s cottage chic, head down to Maple Beach this summer for a magical history tour.

It has been 20 years since the last cottage tour in Maple Beach, so the time seemed right to invite the public to visit the charming beachside enclave on Boundary Bay.

The 2019 Maple Beach Cottage Tour will be held Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty Maple Beach cottage owners are graciously opening their doors to the touring public, who will be able to explore an assortment of beach cottages, from vintage originals and mindful renovations to historic cabins and newly built modern beach homes.

At Maple Beach Community Park on the corner of Maple and Derby, the popular SeaDogs hot dog stand will be offering refreshments for sale, and a display by the Point Roberts Historical Society will provide a look back at Boundary Bay history. Also on hand will be author Mark Swenson, selling and signing copies of his book, Point Roberts Backstory: Tales, Trails and Trivia of an American Exclave.

One of the tour organizers, Doris Meyer, says there has been a great deal of enthusiasm about the tour, the fourth since 1990.

“It’s a great community event, a way for neighbors to get know each other and for members of the public to get acquainted with what Point Roberts has to offer. And, of course, it’s perfect for all those lookie-loos on the hunt for decorating ideas.”

Tickets for this self-guided tour are $10 (cash only). For tickets, please contact Shelley Fralic at shelleyfralic@gmail.com

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local Point Roberts charitable organizations.

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