Lake Front Access, New Modern Cottage in Scenic Pacific North West

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Size: 700 sq feet plus wrap around deck
Parking: Included and adjacent to cabin
Kitchen: Fully equipped: dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove top, wine cooler, coffee makers, cutlery, utensils, eating and cooking ware, herbs and spices.
Living Room and Dining Area
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, linens included
Bathroom: shower and bath, 2 sinks, towels included
Washer/Dryer: Included and detergent (Tide)
Television: Included
Internet: Included
Bicycles: 2 adult bikes (bring your own head protection gear (helmets) please)
Beach Towels: Provided

Vegetable Garden:
Pick from what ever seasonal organic crops are available.

Fruit Trees:
Pick from what ever seasonal organic crops are available.

Waterfront Access: The lake and the dock are at the back of the main house, the hosts home. About 100 feet from the cabin. The dock is your to enjoy. Life jackets supplied and water shoes. Out door chairs and table included

On Site Water Toys:

permits required (we can assist)
. Canoe/kayak can be arranged
. Private Boat rides can be arranged

Surrounded by nature and steps from the main house, sits this modern Gîte. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living room area with large window with views of the gardens, the main house and the mountain as the back drop. Two bedrooms, I queen bed in one room and 1 double bed in the second bedroom. The bathroom has a bath and shower, double sink. There is a modern washer and dryer in hallway closet. Linens provided.

Parking is included, as well as TV, Internet and local phone. The kitchen is supplied with cooking utensils, cutlery.

There is full access to a private back yard (behind the main house) and dock on Lake Samish a 5 mile lake.

The property has different fruits to harvest depending on the season, from strawberries, to cherries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, blackberries and blueberries

A five minute walk up the winding road leads you to the vegetable garden, which is yours to pick your daily fresh vegetables. Most years we plant, carrots, kale, spinach, beets, artichokes, beans, onions, garlic, squash etc


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    bathroom not disabled but cottage wheel chair accessible...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking indoors, smoking problem...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • 2 bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 double bed, linens included. Beds are new and are top of the line. Protective coverings on the mattresses. Choice of pillow types. The master bedroom's view is of a secluded part of the gardens, Its private. The queen size bed is new, top of the line and comfortable, the room has lovely paintings, and large closet space and a large dresser. Each bedroom has a suitcase stand to lay your suitcase on. There is a bed side table on either side of the bed, with lamps, an alarm clock and room for books, etc The second bedroom has a double bed, a closet, bookshelves, a large floor to ceiling mirror, window over looking the secluded part of the garden, the bed is new, top of the line and comfortable. There is a bed side table on either side of the bed, with lamps, and room for books, etc The rooms are comfortable. The master bedroom is larger than the second bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sink ...moreless

  • Bath tub/shower. Double sink, (his and hers) cupboard with towels, soaps, shampoo, good lighting for make up window looking onto gardens...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The beauty about a Gite is that the owners are close by. If you have any questions or need advise as to where to go or what to see, we are there to assist. ...moreless


  • Books:

    The gite/cottage has a selection of good books to read...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Puzzle, monopoly...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A small CD player with an eclectic selection of CDs. Should be something to suit all tastes. If not please do bring your own...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Lots and lots of cars and car related toys!! A clean new Teddy bear...moreless

  • Video Library:

    not big, but includes the whole of Downton Abbey up to the end of Series 3...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lake view is from the dock, which is behind the hosts house. Water lilies in pink and white, birds, geese, eagles, and are all part of the scenery...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Clay shore, dive off end of dock, clean water. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking can be arranged, can park your boat on dock, beautiful sunrises...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    2300 foot hill across from lake and mountain separates you from the ocean water to the west about 5 miles...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    comfortable good lighting, large windows...moreless

  • Parking:

    Its convenient and close. Parking is right in front of the Gite in the driveway. Easy to carry groceries etc...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Your choice of coffee makers, drip or French Press Chambord Cafetiere...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    dishwasher, microwave, mini wine cooler, stove and oven, cooking/serving utensils, cutlery, glasses, herbs and spices. Oil and Vinegar. Outdoor BBQ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    self cleaning oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Herb, spices, coffee, tea, milk, bread...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    refrigerator with large freezer space...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available upon request...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 16
3 night min stay
$200 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $5,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400 $4,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.01%


Rates are subject to change

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham (18miles) or Vancouver BC or Seattle WA
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Alger Tavern
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bellingham WA
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Padden
12 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Upper Skagit Casino
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Baker
20 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

A little over an hour away from 2 major metropolitan cities: Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. This is a lake side cabin in a garden with fruit tress and plants, and comes with usage of an adjacent organic seasonal vegetable garden for your home cooking pleasure.

Seasonal activities within driving instance include:

fresh and salt water boating, crab pots and salmon trawling, river rafting, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking, biking trails, horse back riding, whale watching, bird watching, art galleries and museums, explorations, shopping, wineries, scenic routes, theaters, golfing, beaches, parks and trails, casinos, farmers markets, restaurants serving fresh local produce, spas and salons and all the rest.

Day trips: We are surrounded by oceans, mountains and gentle countrysides. The stunning Chuckanut Drive, Deception Pass, Anacortes and its art festival, La Conner and its art shops/restaurants, Skagit Valley and its renown seasonal tulip fields are all within an hour's drive. Mount Baker is open for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer and is 50 miles from the house.

Washington State Trips: The Mt St Helens, Diablo Dam on Hwy 20, The Columbia Valley, Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, Winthrop. Drive through the mountainous Washington State Pass. Take Ferry rides to the San Juan Islands or up to Victoria on Vancouver Island


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Rob and I love our home and get much enjoyment from working the land. Rob is an ophthalmologist and I co own a little advertising agency in Toronto Canada. I speak English and French and can say the very basics in a few other languages. We are well travelled and hence strive to provide our guests with a 'home away from home' experience, with privacy, yet access to us and our knowledge of the area when needed.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
Why this property: Because it is simply idyllic. The countryside of the Pacific Northwest is stunning and we are nestled in the heart of it all surrounded by lake and mountains, close to the sound, the cities and farm lands.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy, quiet, countryside, waterfront access, private gardens with seasonal fruit and vegetables, close to major urban cities, beautiful natural surroundings, a stunning setting, large art and cultural communities within short driving distance. Respectful Hosts on site. to help.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:



  • french doors from dining area open up to side deck

    french doors from dining area open up to side deck

  • Autumn canoe on the lake

    Autumn canoe on the lake

  • dining room and kitchen

    dining room and kitchen

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • washing and drying machines

    washing and drying machines

  • American Bald Eagle on dock in November

    American Bald Eagle on dock in November

  • Lake view autumn

    Lake view autumn

  • fresh picked cherries

    fresh picked cherries

  • Autumn as seen from the hosts deck

    Autumn as seen from the hosts deck

  • Cottage seen from the main house

    Cottage seen from the main house

  • lets go swimming, situated behind the main house steps from the 

    lets go swimming, situated behind the main house steps from the gite

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 2nd bedroom (old photo now has a double bed in it)

    2nd bedroom (old photo now has a double bed in it)

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Lake in January

    Lake in January

  • Vegetable Garden September

    Vegetable Garden September

  • Fresh picked veggies and fruit Autumn

    Fresh picked veggies and fruit Autumn

  • lake view from the dock

    lake view from the dock

  • WWU rowing team practicing on the lake on cool winter mornings

    WWU rowing team practicing on the lake on cool winter mornings

VRBO #452558

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 16, 2015

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