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Sunny Lake Whatcom Waterfront Pvt 200' Beach/Dock/Boat Launch/Kayaks

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3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bellingham house description

Relax and enjoy spectacular waterfront sunsets year round from our beautiful, peaceful lakefront home. Only 10-15 minutes from Bellingham's core areas, yet a million miles away from the rush of city life. Our home is ideally located on a dead-end road, in a very quiet section of the highly sought-after sunny side of the lake. We enjoy bright sun well into the evening year round. Our home is perched just above the lake at an ideal elevation - high enough to offer an unparalleled, panoramic view of the lake removed from any boat noise, but low enough to be just steps away from our private beach. We have wonderful neighbors, but our property is so private that you may never see them.

Constructed of cedar logs and situated on 1.1 park-like acres with over 200 feet of no bank private water front, our spacious home feels like a resort lodge. The house includes 4 large bedrooms plus a loft, a bright well-equipped kitchen, a large open living area with floor to ceiling windows, a recreation/home theater room, and a large jacuzzi/soaking tub. We can sleep 6 in real beds. A 4th bedroom is currently used as a study, but can hold a queen air mattress to sleep 8. The loft holds a double futon to bring the total to 10. A large dining table just off the kitchen on the expansive deck provides a great spot for alfresco dining. Our study is equipped with a large built-in desk, high speed internet connection and printer. In addition, we have high speed wireless access throughout the house. With lots of southern exposure the house is bright and sunny year round, offering spectacular views from almost every room.

There is no shortage of recreational activities. Two kayaks and a small aluminum fishing boat with electric motor are available to explore the water in our backyard. If you'd like to bring your own ski boat, we have a dock and one of the few private boat launches on the lake. Our spacious private beach is double the size of most other lakefront properties in the area. It includes a large dock, fire ring, two picnic tables, a BBQ, lots of seating and plenty of space for waterside relaxation and games. There is even room for tents (complete with water and power) should a camp-out under the stars strike your fancy. As is true with most properties in our section of the lake, the house is set across the road from the beach and at a slight elevation, which affords stellar views, peace and privacy. The beach is just steps across a very low traffic, quiet road and can be accessed via a set of stairs from the house. Those with mobility issues can conveniently drive right up to the beach.

On rainy days, you can choose from a large library, a wide selection of family games, or a home theater room with a 62' television, X-Box 360 (including Rock Band) and a large collection of video games, Blu-Ray and DVDs. On the main level, the large open living room has a stereo, but no television, and is a great place to curl up with a book by the fireplace or just enjoy the panoramic view through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

There are many great spots to escape with a good book or just to enjoy the view and the wildlife (eagles, deer, and geese are all frequently sighted). You can also fish from the dock or enjoy a scenic walk on the 3 mile long lakeside trail that starts a short stroll from our home. Keep in shape with a well-equipped home gym (elliptical, recumbent bike, free weights and squat rack). Take a bike ride along the lake. Golf on one of Bellingham's many excellent courses. Ski or snowboard at Mt Baker. Or best yet, simply relax on the expansive deck with family, friends and your beverage of choice. Whatever your interest, there is something here for everyone in every season.

PLEASE NOTE: Potential guests with cat allergies should note that while there will be no cats in the home during your stay and the home will have been thoroughly cleaned before your visit, we have cats with us in the home while we are in residence. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children have a wonderful time here, but they need to be watched closely....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please, absolutely, positively no smoking...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with great view, ensuite bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Large room on lower level with view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Large room on lower level...moreless

          • Bedroom 4/ Study: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Can be a study or additional bdr with queen air mattress...moreless

          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Double futon. Semi-private....moreless

          • Sleeps 6 in real beds, 8 with privacy and up to 10-12 if you include the semi-private loft (which may have the best view in the place). ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Main Floor Guest Bath: toilet, jetted tub

            Recently renovated, great for luxurious baths...moreless

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Guest Half Bath: toilet

            Conveniently located off kitchen and next to exit...moreless

          • Lower Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath on lower level...moreless

          • Beach Half: toilet

            Rustic bath at the beach...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Located between the kitchen and dining room that main table can squeeze in up to 10 with added chairs. There is also a dining table for 6 on the deck...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large, well-equipped kitchen suitable for entertaining...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Oversized attached garage, currently set up as a fitness room...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Elliptical, free-weights, squat rack, bench, kettlebells...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas rock fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Heating:

            Forced air central heat...moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample parking ...moreless

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

          Entertainment

          • Toys:

            We have a few toys and children's books left over from when our children were small...moreless

          • Television:

            62 inch TV in Rec Room...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Extended HD cable...moreless

          • Foosball
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Video Games
          • Stereo
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet:

            High speed wireless internet throughout the home...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Includes free calls throughout North America...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Sauna

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                We have lifejackets in a variety of sizes available for your use...moreless

              • Boat:

                Small aluminum fishing boat with electric motor...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Two kayaks are available for your use...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                1.1 acres of landscaped grounds...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                Over 200 ft of low-bank private waterfront with dock and boat launch....moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Laundromat
              • Water Tubing
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Racquetball
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Groceries
              • Live Theater
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Museums
              • Basketball Court
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              May 23 - Sep 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $500
              $3,100 $13,000
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $500
              Christmas
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $500
              $3,100
              May Long Weekend (Canada)
              May 17 - May 20
              3 night min stay
              $500
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $450
              $2,800
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10.5%

              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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              Location

              13 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
              25 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Lummi Island Ferry
              14 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Bellingham Station (BEL)
              8 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-5/WA 542
              Bellingham
              Nearest Beach
              Ours!
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Fork at Agate Bay
              50 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mt Baker Ski Area
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Lake Padden or Shukshan (equidistant)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Fork at Agate Bay

              Bellingham is a vibrant small city located roughly half-way between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. It is also within an easy day trip of the Mt Baker Ski Area, excellent hiking, and the San Juan Islands.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: We are Kerrie and Jaret. Together, we own a management consulting/software company that provides us with many opportunities for international travel. We have three fantastic nearly-grown boys. We love visiting new and unexpected places, meeting new people and learning about other cultures. Our interests include tennis, photography, sailing, boating, gardening, cooking, and hiking.

              Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
              Jaret is from Canada and Kerrie is from San Diego. Average the two together and you get this beautiful Northwest college town. We love the incredibly scenic, peaceful surroundings, with all the best the Northwest has to offer, yet within 1.5 hours of both Seattle and Vancouver, BC.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This home offers a magical mix of nature, serenity, one of the very best views on Lake Whatcom and fun! We've enjoyed many wonderful days with friends and family here and hope that your family will enjoy it as much as we do.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

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              • 3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

                3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

              • Large cozy living room

                Large cozy living room

              • Large well-equipped kitchen w breakfast bar, dining table for 8-10 + 6 on deck

                Large well-equipped kitchen w breakfast bar, dining table for 8-10 + 6 on deck

              • Spacious master suite with access to deck, great views, ensuite bath

                Spacious master suite with access to deck, great views, ensuite bath

              • Large rec room with 62 inch TV

                Large rec room with 62 inch TV

              • View from our dock, looking SouthEast

                View from our dock, looking SouthEast

              • This wide mouth bass was caught (and released!) right off our dock.

                This wide mouth bass was caught (and released!) right off our dock.

              • 200 feet of private low bank waterfront with dock and boat launch

                200 feet of private low bank waterfront with dock and boat launch

              • There are lots of quiet spots to relax with a book and a cup of coffee

                There are lots of quiet spots to relax with a book and a cup of coffee

              • Full laundry room with utility sink conveniently just off kitchen

                Full laundry room with utility sink conveniently just off kitchen

              • Newly build hammock.

                Newly build hammock.

              • Fantastic views throughout the house

                Fantastic views throughout the house

              • Open plan handles large groups well

                Open plan handles large groups well

              • Large deck w dining table is a great place to relax with coffee or enjoy dinner

                Large deck w dining table is a great place to relax with coffee or enjoy dinner

              • Wake up to the peaceful water view

                Wake up to the peaceful water view

              • This bedroom is currently set up as a study, but can easily hold a queen.

                This bedroom is currently set up as a study, but can easily hold a queen.

              • With a large dock, there is plenty of room to tie up boats or sunbathe

                With a large dock, there is plenty of room to tie up boats or sunbathe

              • This is the sunset view you'll enjoy each night from our deck

                This is the sunset view you'll enjoy each night from our deck

              • The view from the fire pit on our beach

                The view from the fire pit on our beach

              • A large jacuzzi soaking tub in one of the 3.5 baths adds to the relaxation

                A large jacuzzi soaking tub in one of the 3.5 baths adds to the relaxation

              • No need to drive all the way around to a public launch, there's one here

                No need to drive all the way around to a public launch, there's one here

              • Newly installed Sauna!

                Newly installed Sauna!

              VRBO #457048

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Monday, July 14, 2014

              $450 - $500 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
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