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Cottage on Lake Whatcom

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bellingham cottage description

2br - 1000ft² - Fully furnished 2br Cabin, lakefront property (South Bay Lake Whatcom)

1000sqft cabin alongside the shores of Lake Whatcom. This cabin is just steps from the waterfront and offers breathtaking views. The location, although secluded, gives residents the perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy nature, and get away from the city- while in fact being not too far at all!

This cabin is perfect for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, writing a book, studying, or just needing a temporary space away from the hustle & bustle of it all. For all the birdwatchers out there, the hummingbirds are bountiful starting in mid-May. This cottage has become an expected food source for these tiny birds.

This property is available year-round and includes all the amenities!

Details:

*2br/1ba
*Parking: shared-off street parking for Boat/Trailer and cars
*Washing Machine: stack washer/dryer
*Heating: propane
*Television (Cable)
*Outdoor grill
*Private Dock
*Nature outside your door-hummingbirds, bald eagles, bass, kokane, trout, etc!
*Location on a dead-end street
* & Much more!

Please email with any questions or futher inquiries.


SUMMER RATES (May 1st- September 30th)
$200.00/night (3 nights minimum)
$1350/week
$5500/month

For more information please contact Jessica at
whatcomlakehouse@gmail.com

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            adults only 30+...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            2 queen beds rollaway bed (single) inflatable air mattress (single)...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            OUTDOOR ONLY; butts must be disposed of properly. Any violation will be reflected in damage deposit....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Bedroom Faces the water. Sliding door to deck....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Bedroom faces the garden....moreless

          • 2 bedrooms with queen size beds - sleeps 4 adults single roll away bed for fifth person single inflatable air mattress...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            ...moreless

          • one (1) bathroom with separate shower and a separate tub.

          Other Amenities

              • Swimming & Fishing from dock. Swim at your own risk. There is native kokanee, cutthroat trout, long-nose sucker, brown bullheads, small mouth & large mouth bass. Anyone under the age of 15 can fish from dock and is not required to have a license. We provide a canoe but no fishing gear. Must bring your own....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                reading & reference library ( limited)...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                board games/puzzles/playing cards/coloring books/crayons...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirectTV...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    180 degree view of lake & foothills...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    75 feet of lakefront with private dock...moreless

                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining area is located in Living Room...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    View of the lake & foothills..TV/DVD player/dining area for 6...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    off street parking for Boat/Trailer and couple of cars...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    no land line..cell phone only..some cell phones will have poor reception....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    stack washer/dryer (Laundry soap provided)...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Dining table that sets 2+ Coffee/Breakfast Bar set's 3...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Limited: salt/pepper/flour/sugar and some spices...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large deck with chaise lounge/patio table w/4 chairs/umbrella/deck chairs...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Sudden Valley and Lake Padden no golf clubs provided...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    charcoal grill...one (1) bag of briquette provided ...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $750 $2,000
                  Summer '15
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,350 $5,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Cleaning fee (non-refundable) $60
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Monthly rental requires a $500.00 damage deposit and $120 non-refundable cleaning fee.

                  Will rent on a month to month basis

                  Manager on premise (evenings only)


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                  Location

                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bellingham International
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Blue Mountain Bar/Grill (Hwy 9)
                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bellingham located at Fairhaven
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sudden Valley
                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Bellingham located at Fairhaven
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-5 (~8 miles @ Alger) Hwy 9 (~ 4 miles)
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sudden Valley
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt. Baker
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bloedel Donovan Park/Bellingham

                  Car: Necessary

                  There are many attractions & activites. Whether it be in Bellingham/Mt.Baker/Burlington/Mt.Vernon/Deming/Lynden. All are within a 30 minute to an hour drive. Casino's/winery/breweries/antiquing/shopping/mountain biking/cinema's/outletmalls/parks/trails/agritourism/organic farms/artisan distillery. These are just a few of many things to see & do.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1942

                  About the owner: The summer of 1961 my husband and I along with his parents enjoyed many summers on Lake Whatcom. It was a 1 room cabin and yes, even an out house!! During the summers our sons grew up at the lake learning how to swim, catch frogs, row a boat, and swing from the BIG fir tree in front of the cabin. Of course then came water skiing and other water activities. We inherited the cabin in 1984 and then added the 2 bedroom, deck, a bathroom and kitchen, this is what you will see today. 1990 the cabin became our retirement home. Our grandchildren have also enjoyed many years of enjoying the lake all year long. We have started into the 4th generation of family enjoying the lake and making family memories.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bellingham:
                  This area of the lake has a great deal of history. A coast Salish village called the Hahch-wah-ahm-eck once stood at the south end of the lake. The people were know as the Kaw-tcha-ha-muk. Today, there is no evidence of the village. Settler's began to move into the area around 1850's. The 1st private ownership claim was filed in 1858. By 1899 all the land around the lake had been claimed. In 1891 it was platted into a subdivision to be called 'Blue Canyon City'. The area had a population of approx. 1,000. A coal mine opened in 1891 and closed in 1895 due to a mine explosion that killed 23 miners. The town itself did not flourish..We call it the 'Ghost Town of Blue Canyon. You will enjoy the area as it has a lot more history to it. Hope that you are a history buff.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  When fall arrives the lake takes on a complete different look and feeling. It has a quietness to it, more of a calming effect. At times the lake is like a mirror reflecting the oncoming fall colors. As the air cools the mist and fog develops a swirling/dancing effect over the water. You may hear the Canadian Geese on there way south for the winter or they may land on the lake for a rest stop Sometimes there will be Snow Geese that will stop for a visit. There is a serene and peaceful feeling that one takes in. A great place for soul-searching and just to kick back and enjoy the quietness.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • view from water (Blue Canyon Road)

                    view from water (Blue Canyon Road)

                  • from deck looking southeast

                    from deck looking southeast

                  • view from street (Blue Canyon Road)

                    view from street (Blue Canyon Road)

                  • sunset looking west

                    sunset looking west

                  • the  jet skiers

                    the jet skiers

                  • a rainy day at lake in March

                    a rainy day at lake in March

                  • another part of kitchen area

                    another part of kitchen area

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • bedroom facing back yard

                    bedroom facing back yard

                  • bath from kitchen door (there are 2 seperate doors to bath)

                    bath from kitchen door (there are 2 seperate doors to bath)

                  • Garden from street side (June)

                    Garden from street side (June)

                  • back yard side view southeast

                    back yard side view southeast

                  • view from deck facing west

                    view from deck facing west

                  • swimming from private dock

                    swimming from private dock

                  • view from deck across lake

                    view from deck across lake

                  • main part of kitchen

                    main part of kitchen

                  • kitchen dining area

                    kitchen dining area

                  • living/dining room

                    living/dining room

                  • bedroom facing lake

                    bedroom facing lake

                  VRBO #464843

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $150 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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