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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

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bellingham house 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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Smoking Allowed:

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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • 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

                upstairs...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                downstairs...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                2 full piece settings for 8...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                electric heating with control in each room...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                beach and bath towels...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Boat trailer only...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                maximum 4 cars...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

              • Television:

                flat panel in lounge and a second tv in bedroom 2, NO CABLE...moreless

              • Music Library:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              • Stereo:

                in house and also beach hut...moreless

              • Toys:

                suitable for 1-4 year olds...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    large lawn area adjacent to beach....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    2 adult bicycles, male and female...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 kayaks with paddles...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Golf
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 3 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High season & holidays
                  May 16 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  $2,100
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $100
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Cancellation Policy:

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

                  50% refund if cancelled 30 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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

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

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • 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.

                  VRBO #421976

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  $200 - $300 per night (USD)
                  3

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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