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Waterfront Studio on Chuckanut Drive - Private & Modern

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The view out the HideAway at sunset...


Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bellingham studio description

The perfect waterfront get-away, Chuckanut Bay Hideaway, CBH, is a recently converted modern cottage style studio on world famous Chuckanut Bay. Sit back and watch the eagles, sea birds, seals, boats and spectacular sunsets from this very private and comfortable cozy hideaway. 3 miles south of the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, WA, 75 minutes from Vancouver, 90 minutes from Seattle, it’s perfect for a weekend get-away any time of year. (WWU parents: build in a mini-vacation to your next visit - come see your student and spoil yourself at the same time!!)

It's called the HideAway for a reason. Private, quiet and secluded - yet very close to shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

The 550 sq ft HideAway is nestled in the trees on a level patch of cliff, offering a commanding view of Chuckanut Bay, Lummi Island and mature gardens. Garage parking with inside stairs make access easy and dry. The hideaway is a newly (completed in Jan 2012) converted space with open beam ceiling, hardwood floors, gas fireplace-stove, 42” HD LCD TV with cable, wifi, BluRay, cotton linens, leather couch, large tile shower, heated tile bathroom floor, microwave, refrigerator, plates, glasses, toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, cutlery. (Sorry NO OVEN OR COOK TOP/BURNERS.)

Because of its cliff-side location, there are 14 stairs to be navigated to get from the garage area. The train tracks run below the property, and the occasional rumble sound of the trains rolling by provide a wonderful background.

The HideAway is ideal for 2 people only.

The Hideaway is located on world famous Chuckanut Drive, a 20 mile long two-lane road constructed in 1896 was designated a State Scenic Recreational Highway in 1993. In places Chuckanut Drive literally hangs off the side of Chuckanut Mountain with spectacular salt water views. There are plenty of hiking, biking trails nearby. Head north on the old Interurban Trail and go to Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham or head south to Larabee State Park, Clayton beach and Skagit Valley. Picturesque towns like La Conner, Fairhaven and Edison are easily within reach with their art galleries, shops and restaurants. Enjoy gourmet cuisine minutes away at The Oyster Bar or the Rhododendron Cafe. Taylor Shellfish Farm is just down the road and has oysters, clams, mussels, crab and prawns mostly farmed and caught locally daily. Also within easy reach are the Washington State and British Columbia ferries, Whale watching tours, boating and kayaking, Winter skiing and boarding at Mt. Baker ski area, and the Skagit Valley, with it’s Tulip Festival in April and berries and fresh organic produce all summer.

Keywords: salt water view, cottage style studio, chuckanut drive, fairhaven, secluded, waterfront, WWU, san juan islands, ski to sea


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Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                I am a huge animal lover, but I have a NO PETS rule in my vacation rental. Very sorry but no pets helps to ensure an allergy free environment for other guests....moreless

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

              • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new Ikea SULTAN HALLEN- Response-coil mattress -- 'FIRM'...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • 1 bathroom with extra large tiled walk in shower; heated tile floors; porthole too!!...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                42' HD 1080 LCD screen + blu ray player...moreless


                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront
                  • Water View:

                    are you kidding? just a $10,000,000 view........moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining Area


                      • Covered Parking:

                        Park in the garage!...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Park inside and walk down covered stairway to studio entrance. Garage door has key pad. Access is a small private gravel drive. Small vehicles are best....moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        Hearth Stone's 'Stowe' gas heat stove that looks and feels like a real wood fire but control the room temperature with a thermostat. Works great!...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        450 +thread Egyptian cotton...moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        AT&T works perfectly, can't say that for other carriers...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:



                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, microwave, refer + complete set of dishes, glasses and flatware....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Close but there is no stove top or oven. Bare b que is available.Micorwave cookbook provided....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Microwave cookbook available....moreless

                      • Refrigerator


                      • Balcony:

                        Small private with commanding view....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Small private with commanding view....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 33 traveler reviews
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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Time
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $165
                      Fri, Sat

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Cleaning $55
                      • Tax Rate 10.5%


                      2 Day min -- firm policy, sorry

                      2 person max occupancy

                      NO SMOKING

                      Rates are firm, no negotiating, sorry


                      Check in : 3PM

                      Checkout : 11AM

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bellingham International
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Fairhaven -- several
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Lake Padden
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtak Fairhaven (Bellingham)
                      0.01 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      HWY 11 - Chuckanut Drive
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Fairhaven -- over a dozen
                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt Baker
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Teddy Bear

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1991

                      About the owner: I was a builder, woodworker before I began a career in software. I recently put the tool belt back on to transform my woodshop into the Chuckanut Bay HideAway. I live alone in the main house on the property. I am often out of town but have a local support person when I am gone. I enjoy traveling and meeting other travels. I can help with questions and suggestions but I respect the privacy of my guests and will let you take the lead on your desired level of interaction. ~ H.F.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • The view out the HideAway at sunset...

                        The view out the HideAway at sunset...

                      • The View out the HideAway

                        The View out the HideAway

                      • Playful Zen view from the bathroom . . . .

                        Playful Zen view from the bathroom . . . .

                      • Chuckanut Bay HideAway -- 200 ft from the shore  -- Spectacular view

                        Chuckanut Bay HideAway -- 200 ft from the shore -- Spectacular view

                      • Can you say sunset?

                        Can you say sunset?

                      VRBO #396883

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                      $150 - $165 per night (USD)

                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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