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Saltspring Cottage is a classic beach house that is the perfect year-round vacation cottage from which to explore and experience the sereneness of Sandy Point, Ferndale, Bellingham and all of Whatcom County. Surrounded by the sea on 3 sides, Sandy Point offers the ideal location for bicycling, kayaking, exploring, photography, beachcombing and stunning views of Mt. Baker, the Sisters and the San Juan Islands. A very peaceful & quiet locale, Sandy point is a great place for the 'family vacation' or the romantic retreat. Don't forget the winter activities with Mount Baker offering world-class cross country and downhill skiing a little over an hour away.
Saltspring Cottage is 40 feet from a private no-bank beach on Onion Bay where you can launch your own kayak from the shore, fly kites with the kids, picnic on the beach, enjoy a hot-dog roast at the beach-side fire-pit or take your family for a bicycle tour of the Point. Sandy point lends itself well to a relaxed vacation.
Saltspring Cottage's sitting room is the ideal location for spending time together or relaxing in the over stuffed seating areas with a good book and a glass of you favourite wine in front of breath-taking views of the shoreline and Mount Baker, just outside the windows that stretch across the entire front of the cottage. Move even closer to the water's edge onto the expansive deck, complete with gas BBQ and relax in our comfortable Adirondack chairs and watch the eagles soar overhead. The kitchen is fully equipped to create family-style meals with plenty of dishes, cutlery, glassware and cookware. Centrally located beside the dining room and living room, the kitchen and eating bar offers an ideal spot for everyone to get together at mealtimes to share their days adventures!
The Master bedroom is on the ocean-side of the cottage and has a Queen-sized bed with large windows that open out to the deck and expansive views of the ocean and Mount Baker. Above the bed are a series of opening windows that allow the cool breezes and sounds of the ocean lapping at the shore, lulling you to sleep. The second bedroom, also offering a Queen-sized bed and built in closet, faces west and enjoys beautiful sunsets and sounds of waves pounding on the nearby western shoreline.
Saltspring Cottage is a clean and comfortable seaside retreat for 1 - 4 guests that is big on creating memories! Come and enjoy our seaside paradise today!
Keywords: Cabin, cottage, seaside, oceanfront, waterfront, beach, 2 bedroom, house, beachcombing, bay-view, fire pit, private, comfortable, affordable, clean, well appointed
HIGH SEAS: $160/night: 5/16 - 9/4: HIGH SEASON Weekly rate: 7 nights $990
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The beach house is located on a level street only 40 feet from the waters edge. There are no obstructions between the house and the ocean. The views of the bay and Mt. Baker are stunning. There is a fire pit on the beach and comfortable Adirondack style chairs and 6-burner stainless BBQ on the ocean-side deck. The neighborhood is quiet with level roads; excellent for walking and bike riding. Not very much traffic is great for walking with families, i.e. small children. There is a marina within 200 yards complete with boat ramp, short-term moorage and fuel. One can access the San Juan Island area from this location by boat in 15 minutes. Depending on the season, there is excellent crabbing, prawning and fishing opportunities right in front of the marina.
A short 5 - 10 minute drive affords access to a number of small lakes with nature trails boardwalks and fishing opportunities. The town of Ferndale is only 7 minutes away; full services including a number of parks.
Approximately 22 minutes South is the City of Bellingham; complete service available with access via ferry to Alaska access to the west coast of North America via Amtrak train. Bellingham offers many opportunities to rent bicycles kayaks, boats as well as participate in whale-watching tours, dinner cruises, scuba diving excursions, etc.
An hour away is Mt. Baker; excellent un-crowded skiing between late November and Late April with fantastic camping, hiking, mountain-biking and river fishing the balance of the year.
An hour north on I-5 gets you to Vancouver, Canada, one of North America's most cosmopolitan cities with easy access to world-renowned dining, shopping, culture and scenery including popular attractions such as Whistler/Blackcomb, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain/Lynn Canyon, Harrison Hot Springs, ferry access to Vancouver Island and historic Victoria, etc.
Sandy Point is a great base to see both local and semi-local attractions in fantastic comfort at an affordable price. Why not book with us today for your next getaway!
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a local family that has owned this property for 10 years. As a family, we always enjoyed the outdoors, especially going to the beach.....there is always something different, new and exciting going on at the beach. When we purchased the house it was quite run-down and not very comfortable so we completely renovated the original house that was built in 1961. Increasing the flow of the house, completely replacing the interior; from the floors to the doors and everything in-between....... the spectacular view to the bay and Mt. Baker brightened up the house considerably.
Why the Owner Chose Bellingham: We chose this property because of the potential we saw in the house and the uniqueness of the surrounding area. Ownership allows for access to the Marina, Golf Course and Clubhouse in this ocean-side community. In addition, it is a great, quiet area to relax with family and friends that also allows for access to a multitude of recreational, sporting, dining and shopping opportunities. Our young family enjoys having access to the water front for quick weekend getaways and longer summer vacations. It is a relaxing way to enjoy nature, wildlife, the beach and family/friend memories.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Travelers to our beach house can expect to enjoy a well-appointed, clean, comfortable and functional house that allows for small to medium sized families to enjoy. The close proximity to recreational opportunities as well as local dining, shopping and attractions......yet feeling like you are off the beaten path make for a great getaway.
Over the years we have had guests stay at our beach house for occasions ranging from family reunions, birthday celebrations, honeymoons and wedding anniversaries, over-flow for out of town guests, writers needing a peaceful place to finish books, avid skiers and fishers, cross-border shoppers and just about anyone looking for step above the usual, expensive and crowded hotel scene. Being 'pet-friendly' is a real bonus for the traveler who brings their best friend too.