Lake Whatcom, Getaway Home, 100' Private Beach, Fire Pit and Kayaks

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View of the lake frontage and beach from the deck


Last updated: 11/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious lake front property on one of western Washington's most beautiful lakes. Situated on 1.3acres of woodland with its own 100ft private lake front, our cottage has all the amenities you could ask for to have the perfect time away from the busy lives we all lead. The set up is adaptable for a family with children or couples who are looking for a break by the lake.
There is generous living indoors and out, with inside dining for 8, and an additional 6-8 person dining table out on the deck overlooking the lake. There is plenty of dinnerware for both. The kitchen is fully equipped, with the addition of the ubiquitous barbeque grill outside, and if needed a propane patio heater.
The lounge includes generous seating for watching movies on the wall mounted, flat panel tv. Chose from our wide selection of dvds or VHS tapes. Or if you prefer, listen to music from mp3 docking station or cds. Save the fridge for food, there is a separate wine fridge. Relax on either the large deck overlooking the lake or in the lounge on one of the comfortable sofas or chairs.
The main floor also has the master bedroom (kingsize bed), with the main bathroom; the remaining 3 bedrooms and 2nd full bathroom are on the lower level. There is a queen size bed, and two sets of twin beds, with a second tv and dvd/vcr in the larger twin to save arguing with the children!
At the beach there are 8 lawn chairs, and several loungers at your disposal and another fridge in the beach hut for the perfect way to while away the hours lakeside. Make full use of the two kayaks, or swim out to the dock just off shore and sunbathe to your heart's content. If you have a boat, bring it along and tie up to the new floating dock. There is also a brick fire pit and ample wood pile, to finish off a perfect day making s'mores with your favourite tipple.

If winter sports are more your bag then use the cabin as a base and drive the 45-60 minutes to Mount Baker, ski or ride all day then come back to dinner at the lake and sit around the fire at the lake rein acting the day's adventures and near misses! Awake relaxed and ready for another day on the slopes.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Absolutely no smoking inside, and dispose of your butts properly please, any breach will be reflected in the damage deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    twins can be converted to bunk bed...moreless

  • 1 King size bed-upstairs bedroom 1, 1 Queen size Beds-lower level bedroom 2, 2 Twin or Single Beds-lower level, bedroom 3, 1 Baby Crib and 2 twin beds-bedroom 4. Twins can be made into Bunk Bed and crib can be moved to another bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower



  • Books:

    children's and a selection of fiction books for use at the property. Please do not take away....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    some CD's available, MP3 and Apple compatible sound players...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable channels 2-28 and HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    in house and also beach hut...moreless

  • Television:

    flat panel in lounge and a second tv in bedroom 2, Basic cable, HBO...moreless

  • Toys:

    suitable for 1-4 year olds...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVDs and VHS tapes, family and children titles...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Our cottage faces south overlooking beautiful Lake Whatcom. Make the most of the flat calm early morning water for skiing, or have breakfast on the east balcony. After spending the day in the privacy ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    eating area inside and out with additional leaves for table to extend it....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heating with control in each room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    maximum 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat trailer only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach and bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    For those that can't be without it even on holiday!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 full piece settings for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, toaster, electric mixer, blender, electric kettle, bottle warmer, baby monitors, cold water dispenser, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, electric fan....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items provided, if you use the last of something pls replace it for the next guest....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) One large fridge/ freezer and one wine fridge in house, drinks fridge at lakeside in beach hut....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bicycles, male and female...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks with paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large lawn area adjacent to beach....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season (not holidays)
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas season
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter season
Jan 5 - May 12, 2016
3 night min stay
High Season & Holidays
May 13 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if cancelled more than 30 days prior to the check in date.

50% refund if cancelled 29-15 days prior to the check in date.

no refund if cancelled 14 days or less prior to the check in date.

Booking fee of $500 due at time of booking. Becomes refundable damage deposit. Returned within one month of last day of rental provided no damage is done or excessive cleaning required.

Damage deposit forfeited if more than 8 stay at property.

Remainder of rental fee due in full 45 days before first day of rental period.

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

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Last updated: 11/03/2015
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13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Scotty Browns
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Ferry Terminal
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Padden Golf Course or Sudden Valley Golf Cour
14 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Fork
54 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Baker Ski Resort

Located 90minutes south of Vancouver, BC and 90mins north of Seattle the cottage is perfectly located for easy reach of the casinos and outlet malls on I5, and yet at the dead end quiet side of the lake, giving the best that Lake Whatcom has to offer for the private family getaway. A mile further down North Shore Rd there is a hiking trail that takes you around to the end of the lake.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: My husband I met in England when I was a flight attendant for Canada 3000 and married soon afterwards. We lived in the UK for 3 years and have now settled back in Vancouver, BC with our baby daughter. We love travelling and prefer to stay in rental homes which is why we have decided to share our lakeside home with you.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
Built by my father in the 70s my husband and I have spent the last few summers completely modernising it to what you see today. I spent my summers here growing up, and now that we have a daughter of our own, we use the place as our lakeside getaway from the noise and lights of Vancouver.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our favourite thing to do is to end the day with a glass of wine and friends on the deck gazing out to the lake.

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  • View of the lake frontage and beach from the deck

    View of the lake frontage and beach from the deck

  • Take breakfast or just coffee in the morning sunshine from the east deck.

    Take breakfast or just coffee in the morning sunshine from the east deck.

  • Kitchen dining area, table expands to seat 8

    Kitchen dining area, table expands to seat 8

  • Master bedroom with king bed on main floor.

    Master bedroom with king bed on main floor.

  • Bedroom 3 Queen bed.

    Bedroom 3 Queen bed.

  • Twin bedroom, best suited for children.

    Twin bedroom, best suited for children.

  • Enjoy an evening bonfire by the lake.

    Enjoy an evening bonfire by the lake.

  • Enjoy sundowner dining from the deck

    Enjoy sundowner dining from the deck

  • Enjoy sundowner dining from the deck

    Enjoy sundowner dining from the deck

  • Loung in the sun or shade overlooking the lake.

    Loung in the sun or shade overlooking the lake.

  • Master bedroom, second photo.

    Master bedroom, second photo.

  • Larger twin again with lake view and has second tv for kids.

    Larger twin again with lake view and has second tv for kids.

  • Sunset at the beach.

    Sunset at the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, November 13, 2015

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Bellingham #421976

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