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Cottage on Lake Whatcom

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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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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!


*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)

For more information please contact Jessica at


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • 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


  • Books:

    reading & reference library ( limited)...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • 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 area is located in Living Room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 (1) bag of briquette provided ...moreless



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

Additional information about rental rates


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


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: 03/03/2015
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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.

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  • 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

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