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Cozy Private Cottage

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This cozy cottage is well appointed; just bring your clothes. Easy access to shopping in Bellingham or travel east to Mt. Baker for excellent snow boarding and skiing. Travel north to historic Lynden or on to the Canadian border. During the summer months enjoy the private, heated swimming pool. A covered BBQ area is located near the pool for summer BBQ's.

Ask if a late, 1:00 pm check out is available.

Keywords: Country Cottage in a country setting, just 6 miles from Bellingham.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 years old. Must have credit card....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This property is not being promoted as child friendly. The property has drowning hazards with the swimming pool, stair hazards, road hazards etc. Children must be closely supervised. See rental agreement for more details....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Click-clack sofa...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Additional foam sleeping pads for making beds on the floor in the loft area (suitable for children) (2), Click-clack sofa in the office/den area (suitable for children or single adult) (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom : toilet, shower


  • Two full bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A local licensed massage therapist lives nearby and is available for private massage. If you'd like to book a massage, please let us know prior to your arrival. Rate is 50.00 per hour and is done at the cottage on a professional massage table....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Beautiful pasture with horses across the street. A short walk east for a view of Mt. Baker....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, misc. spices and usually sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered area next to pool has cable television for watching games or listening to music, a mini fridge and gas grill along with a table and chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill is located under the covered area by pool. Grilling utensils located in bottom drawer next to refrigerator. Mini-fridge located in covered area next to pool. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated during the summer only....moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$875 $2,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$875 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Tax Rate 10.5%

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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10.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Raspberry Ridge Golf Course
13.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Raspberry Ridge Golf Course/Shuksan Golf is 2.8
13.2 Miles
Nearest Train
5.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Raspberry Ridge
44 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baker Ski Area
9.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Whatcom (Locust beach/B'ham Bay is 10.3 mi.)

Car: Necessary

This property is located in the northern part of Bellingham about 5-6 miles from the mall and north Bellingham. Heading north takes you to Lynden, a Dutch themed town which is about 5 miles from the Canadian border.

Head east towards Mt. Baker for a scenic drive and fabulous hiking trails.

Head west to Ferndale where you'll find historic Hovander Park which is a working farm complete with farm animals and display gardens.

Bellingham to the south offers lots of parks where you can paddle boat, go on a whale watching trip, fly kites, canoe or kayak, walk the beaches or enjoy an afternoon of shopping.

The cottage is sandwiched between two golf courses, Raspberry Ridge to the north and Shuksan to the south.

A 10-20 minute drive will take you to one of 3 different casinos.

Enjoy the peacefulness of waking up to watch the nearby horses running in the fields or simply lay by the pool and read a book.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My name is Janiece ( my close friends call me Sandwater).I am a registered nurse and own an adult family home business in Birch Bay. This property appealed to me because of the swimming pool. I was born and raised in Florida so being in and around water has always been important to me. I bought the home in 2004 and finished raising my four beautiful children there. When I am not at the guest house (located on the property) I am in Eastern Washington where I live in Curlew next to the Kettle River. During the winter months I am busy cleaning and maintaining my ski cabin in Mt. Baker where I have been renting to vacationers for more than 15 years. I enjoy meeting people and helping them enjoy a pleasant stay. Please let me know how your stay went and if I can improve anything for future guests.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
This home is in a great location for lots of different interest that folks might have and offers easy access in and out of Bellingham without having to be right in town. Enjoy fresh herbs from the garden at the rear of the house; mint for a mojito, rosemary for chicken on the barbecue or oregano for pasta sauce. This property was purchased because of the swimming pool. I wanted my kids to have a place to bring their friends for parties. Keeping my children safe and knowing what they were doing was my main motivation. My children are grown and now my grand kids are learning to swim in the pool (when guest are not at the property).

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This home was built in the 1920's with updates and additions that make it unique and a bit quirky. There's is a horse farm across the street and it's fun to wake up and hear them running through the fields. Just a short walk down the road is a wildlife area with lots of birds and a beautiful view of Mt. Baker. Continue further up the road to a horse park with trails for a run or walk. Sip some tea in the evening, read a book or enjoy a movie from the DVD library. The swimming pool can be enjoyed during the summer from around Memorial day until Labor Day depending on weather conditions. The owner lives part-time in the small guest house located at the back of the property. You will enjoy all the privacy you desire, whether or not the owner is home. Having a private swimming pool that you can enjoy all day during the summer or being able to go for an evening swim is priceless.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Autumn picture of front of cottage.

    Autumn picture of front of cottage.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Another place to put your feet up and relax.

    Another place to put your feet up and relax.

  • Plenty of seating to watch a movie on the flat screen.

    Plenty of seating to watch a movie on the flat screen.

  • Kitchen


  • Queen bed in Master

    Queen bed in Master

  • On suite master bath.

    On suite master bath.

  • Main bathroom.

    Main bathroom.

  • Office area and stairs to loft bedroom.

    Office area and stairs to loft bedroom.

  • Hidden nook in loft bedroom.

    Hidden nook in loft bedroom.

  • Front porch. Ashtray provided.

    Front porch. Ashtray provided.

  • Relax poolside.

    Relax poolside.

  • A comfy place to put your feet up and relax.

    A comfy place to put your feet up and relax.

  • Living room with front entry in the background.

    Living room with front entry in the background.

  • Kitchen & dining area.

    Kitchen & dining area.

  • Dining room and dry bar.

    Dining room and dry bar.

  • Master Bathroom and laundry.

    Master Bathroom and laundry.

  • Main full bathroom

    Main full bathroom

  • Click-clack sofa in the office area for extra sleeping options.

    Click-clack sofa in the office area for extra sleeping options.

  • Loft Bedroom with two twin beds.

    Loft Bedroom with two twin beds.

  • Heated Swimming Pool for Summer Use Only

    Heated Swimming Pool for Summer Use Only

  • Gas BBQ located near pool under shelter.

    Gas BBQ located near pool under shelter.

  • Plenty of pool side seating for outside dining.

    Plenty of pool side seating for outside dining.

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