Little Tiki Cottage in Fairhaven

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Come enjoy this fun, private, tiki-themed studio cottage in Bellingham's Fairhaven district. Relax on the linear patio on the south side of the cottage which is bordered by golden bamboo, grill your dinner and enjoy the tiki bar. The cottage is located behind the main house, and is not visible from the street. It has it's own private sidewalk and entrance. The interior is light and airy, with many windows. The furniture is rattan and wicker. The comfortable and versatile daybed can be arranged as two twins or one king bed. As a king, you'll never know that it's actually 2 mattresses due to the extra padding added when it's set up as such. For extra guests there are 2 comfortable shikibuton foam mattresses that fold up when not in use. They can be used together as a full sized bed, or separately (they are rather narrow individually). The layout of the cottage is designed to make maximum use of the space (approximately 400 sq. feet). The hallway holds the closet , which has a large mirror on the opposite wall. The stacking washer/ dryer are in the pretty bathroom, which has a shower stall holding a multiple choice shower head. The latest environmentally sensitive upgrade is a tankless water heater. ( Be advised; you may not be able to do laundry, shower, and wash dishes simultaneously :) ! ) That having been said, the supply of hot water is endless.
The main room has a full kitchen along one wall. For those who love to cook on vacation there is everything you might need to make delicious meals. It comes stocked with basic seasonings, oil, vinegar, tea, and coffee. There is a coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, and small food processor in addition to the 4 burner stove with oven. The fridge is a full apartment-sized one; no need to try to cram things into a mini. You can bring home large amounts of fresh local produce from any of our nearby venues, which include 2 farmers' markets during the warm seasons, and 'Joes' Gardens' (the pride of the neighborhood!).
The TV swivels so that it can be viewed while snuggling in bed, or from the sitting area. Full cable package is included, as is a blueray dvd player. You can also hook up your laptop if you wish to stream internet programs. Wifi is provided.

There is an extra charge of $5.00 per extra person over two unless it is a family-bed situation.
The cottage is VERY thoroughly cleaned between guests. The cleaning fee covers only part of the cleaning cost, but I keep a spotless rental and it usually takes 3-4 hours to clean. (Seriously!)
I prefer to handle my own bookings instead of using the website services. This gives us the opportunity to chat, and I can answer any further questions that you may have. Once you have decided to book, we have a conversation, I run your credit card and send you a contract. Once I have the contract returned with signature I send you a booking confirmation and we're all set.

Keywords: Small, studio cottage, secluded, Fairhaven, affordable


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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No loud parties or music...not suitable for many younger people due to noise and behavior restrictions....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside OK, no cigarette butts on ground....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The property is level but there are some narrow clearances. Wider wheelchairs would have a problem....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Studio

    This is a studio with either 2 twins or a king bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Sink, toilet, shower, no tub. Large, adjustable shower head. Stacking washer and dryer. Always clean....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The daybed with pop-up trundle converts to either one or two singles, or a king bed, but not all three. The patio includes a tiki bar. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A small eclectic assortment....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A few CD's provided. Separate CD player and Ipod docking station....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a bistro table in the sitting area....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Combination living/dining/bedroom; it's a studio....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Guests get the right side of the driveway; 2 cars can fit....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All basics included. A blender, toaster, and coffeemaker are provided. Ask if you need anything else....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generally anything you'd need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but full kitchen with all the basics and some specialty items....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, vinegar, seasonings, tea, coffee, creamer, sugar, and other misc. items....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Small 4 burner stove with oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    A 1968 3-speed, plus a newer 10 speed, plus helmets....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Narrow patio contains a tiki bar, chairs, and is bordered by a bamboo grove. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$590 $2,300
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$410 $1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $47
  • Taxes Not included


The cleaning charge is $85.00 for stays longer than 3 weeks.

Rates are subject to change until booked

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Fairhaven
0.75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska State Ferry
0.75 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Fairhaven
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker
0.85 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marine Park, Boulevard Park

Car: Not Necessary

Open air theater in season, many and varied superb restaurants, art shops, coffee houses, nearby, Walking and biking trails nearby, Easy access to Vancouver B.C., Seattle is 1 1/2 hours away, Mt. Baker Theater is an historic theater with a variety of marvelous stage shows, Western Wa. University has a summer theater season, Local pubs offer a large variety of microbrew beer and other libations, Boulevard Park is one of many lovely parks on the bay and nearby. Interurban trail can take bikers and hikers far away; trail heads are very close. A map of the Greenways Trails is provided.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I'm a nurse and I love this area. I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, walking and hiking. I also love to ballroom dance. I'm a gregarious social butterfly, and am always happy to meet my guests and help make their stay here unforgettable. That having been said, I'm generally not at my best in the morning; my company manners improve greatly by noon :) (I work the evening shift and am not asleep 'til the wee hours in general). My very elderly parents have come to join me these past few years, and we live in the main house together.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
Bellingham abounds with cultural, athletic, and other activities. My place is close in to a multitude of activities, from shopping at local bookstores, art shops, enjoying great coffee in the local coffee shops, shopping at the Farmer's Markets or Joe's Gardens, to walking and biking the nearby trails; either easy or challenging as you prefer.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
My back yard is large and private. My guests always remark on how quiet and peaceful it is in there, despite the fact that this is a college neighborhood. With my home fronting the street, I take the brunt of any noisy, youthful exuberance. (And there you have another reason for my being up 'til the wee hours!)

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • patio


  • daybed as twins

    daybed as twins

  • kitchen


  • bathroom


  • washer/dryer


  • Mt. Baker theater

    Mt. Baker theater

  • downtown Fairhaven

    downtown Fairhaven

  • Artist's Point (Mt Baker)

    Artist's Point (Mt Baker)

  • Fragrance Lake

    Fragrance Lake

  • bed set up as king size

    bed set up as king size

  • The main room

    The main room

  • bathroom


  • rain shower

    rain shower

  • exterior


  • open air theater on the Village Green

    open air theater on the Village Green

  • Interurban trail

    Interurban trail

  • boardwalk


  • Clayton Beach

    Clayton Beach

VRBO #362259

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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