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Private Cottage in Pristine Valley on Chuckanut Drive

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Last updated: 07/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bellingham cottage description

Only four miles from Bellingham, down picturesque Chuckanut Drive, the Pond Cottage provides seclusion and comfort with territorial view of pond, waterfall, ancient forest and mountain vistas. The property borders the InterUrban trail that stretches two miles to the South to the beaches of Larrabee State Park as well as four miles to the North to Fairhaven in South Bellingham. To the east is hundreds of square miles of hiking and biking trails on Chuckanut Mountain with vistas that stretch from Canada to the North, the San Juan islands to the West, Mount Baker and the Cascades to the East and South to the Olympic Mountains.

The small, well appointed cottage consists of one large room with queen bed, sofa and dining area as well as separate kitchen (sink, refrigerator, induction single burner cooktop and microwave) and bathroom. Original artwork on the walls from well known local artist.

High Speed Broadband Wireless throughout property.

Adjacent to the cottage is a pasture with two miniature donkeys and three chickens. The pond is stocked with fish. Lovely manicured lawn and gardens offer natural beauty in every season.

Ideal for active single or couple who enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking out the front door. 10 minute drive to Bellingham. 30 minute bike ride to town. 2 Bikes available upon request.

'Staying here has been the highlight of our trip. Waking up in such a beautiful place each day made everything else in Bellingham seem to glow as well. Debbie and Harvey were extremely gracious hosts and shared with us great places to hike and to eat. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise.' B.F., Indianapolis, IN

'Spectacular and serene. Fresh crab, salmon, oysters raspberries, blueberries. All the best of the Northwest. Wonderful visit to the Pond Cottage. Looking forward to returning soon.' CS, Berkeley, CA


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs allowed as long as they are cat and chicken friendly...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            1...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 1 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 2
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Situated in a private valley, bordered by Larrabee State Park, the cottage looks out onto a pond and a waterfall with Chuckanut Mountain in the background...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Overlooking a pond and waterfall...moreless

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Sledding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Winery Tours
              • Synagogues
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Recreation Center
              • Playground
              • Museums
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Whale Watching
              • Boating
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $100
              $625 $2,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $30 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 10.5%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/20/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              13.7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Washington State Ferries, Anacortes, WA
              4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-5
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Larrabee State Park
              4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Black Cat
              63 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mt. Baker Ski Area
              7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Lake Padden
              4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Mambo's

              Car: Recommended

              Located four miles south of the Fairhaven district in Bellingham, on spectacular Chuckanut Drive. Go skiing at Mount Baker. Sail/kayak in Bellingham Bay or in the San Juan Islands. World class golf. Great restaurants and breweries. Vibrant Farmers Markets Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fresh seafood off the boat or from the oyster farm. Rich cultural scene with music, arts and dance. One of the best independent book stores in the US (Village Books). Half way between Vancouver BC and Seattle.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1990

              About the owner: Architect, entrepreneur, musicians, outdoor enthusiasts, world travelers, great food and rich community of friends.

              Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
              We have been developing this property for over 20 years. With over 6 acres of gardens, pond, waterfall and pasture We love this spot because we are close to town but a world away and totally private.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Immediate access to Interurban trail, hiking on Chuckanut mountain and beach access at Larrabee State Park. Donkeys, chickens, trout, dogs and cats. Cottage is very private with beautiful view of pond and waterfall


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of forest from cottage

                View of forest from cottage

              • The San Juan Islands as viewed from the Interurban Trail adjacent to the propert

                The San Juan Islands as viewed from the Interurban Trail adjacent to the propert

              • One of two ponds visible from the cottage

                One of two ponds visible from the cottage

              • Main entrance to the cottage

                Main entrance to the cottage

              • Dining area, bathroom, sitting room, original art

                Dining area, bathroom, sitting room, original art

              • View of yard and pond from patio

                View of yard and pond from patio

              • Chickens alongside the cottage

                Chickens alongside the cottage

              • Springtime view of waterfall and pond

                Springtime view of waterfall and pond

              • The Taylor Dock along the Bellingham waterfront

                The Taylor Dock along the Bellingham waterfront

              • Masa

                Masa

              • Yoga platform by waterfall

                Yoga platform by waterfall

              • Patio with fire pit

                Patio with fire pit

              • The pond

                The pond

              • The kitchen includes one burner induction cooktop, microwave, kettle and frig

                The kitchen includes one burner induction cooktop, microwave, kettle and frig

              • View of patio, yard and pond

                View of patio, yard and pond

              • Bathroom

                Bathroom

              • View of yard, gardens and pond

                View of yard, gardens and pond

              • The neighbors

                The neighbors

              • At anchor in Chuckanut Bay with Dot Island off in the distance

                At anchor in Chuckanut Bay with Dot Island off in the distance

              • Chloe

                Chloe

              • Samantha

                Samantha

              • New Queen Bed with high count linen

                New Queen Bed with high count linen

              • Bike on the InterUrban Trail

                Bike on the InterUrban Trail

              VRBO #431905

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, June 09, 2014

              $100 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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