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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We were here for 3 nights in late June and would have stayed longer if we could. The cottage is approached by a winding tree lined gravel drive taking you well away from the road and then round a curve you come upon the cottage and the owners' property in a secluded position with idyllic views of Squalicum Lake. There is separate parking and the Cottage is private and not overlooked despite the proximity of the owners property. The view is lovely with the lake glittering in the evening sunshine beyond a meadow. No other properties in view except a few on the other side of the lake. Liane and John have an extensive plot of land with lake frontage and there is a small boat available, which however we did not use. We had a very warm welcome and John was very informative about the locality and the region. Laine and John encouraged us to feel free to walk the grounds without restriction.
The cottage has a homely old fashioned external appearance - timber construction - very modern and well appointed inside with living room/kitchen overlooking the lake and bedroom in the shady back of the cottage with nice bathroom leading off. Kitchen well equipped.
Much good artwork on the walls including one by Liane herself who is an accomplished artist. The cottage information folder has comprehensive information on activities, sightseeing, restaurants etc.
We have to mention the bird feeders - wide range of colourful birds. Also eagles fishing on the lake
Despite being in such a secluded peaceful rural location, Bellingham is only a short drive away (15/20 Mins?)
The cottage is ideally located for touring the region. Apart from Bellingham itself, which is a very nice town worth exploring, the Mount Baker Scenic Highway passes nearby for access to the N Cascades. Ferry ports at Port Townsend and Annacortes are within easy reach for ferries to the islands or Olympic Peninsular and Vancouver City is just 50 or so miles to the north.
In conclusion, as you will gather, Squalicum Lake Cottage comes very strongly recommended by us."
Guest: Geoff and KateDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 3, 2015
"We had a great time with our kids and dogs at Gary's place! Amazing area, warm lakes, kayaks, super cool British themed condo with fun knick-knacks everywhere. We had to leave a day early and Gary was very cool with that. Will come again next time we are in town! Thanks!"
Guest: Zach C.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
Executive lake house. An excellent location to create lasting memories.
"Awesome location on the sunny side of Lake Whatcom. Our family enjoyed our time at this beautiful home. The outdoor covered area with wood burning fireplace provided us with ample space for family dinners followed by many hours of scrabble and card games. The hot tub was perfect and used often following our nightly sunset water activities when the lake is at it's calmest. The interior of the home is amazing. Everything is there to ensure your stay is comfortable , much like a 5 star hotel . Beautiful wood carvings enhance the interior and bring the outdoors in.
The lower level with walk out sliding doors was perfect for our teens. Of course it had the great lake views that the rest of the house has , as well as a media area , separate bedroom and bath room. The pool table is a nice feature and saw a lot of use.
Kayaks , paddle boards , fire pit and a great boat dock are available lakeside. Mike , the caretaker was extremely helpful and attentive . His Knowledge of the surroundings was appreciated and we enjoyed getting to know him. Thank you to the Walker family for allowing us to enjoy your special place. It did create lasting memories for all of us."
Guest: Neil & SabinaDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 24, 2015
"My group of 6 ladies stayed here for a girls getaway and this place suited our needs perfectly! It's a sweet & quirky little house that was comfortable and bright. We had a very relaxing time. The beach is just a short walk away. We spent our mornings on the deck looking at the lake with our breakfast and coffee. The stairs are truly steep - really more of a carpeted ladder so be wary with little ones. I did notice that they had some built in gates that can be utilized if needed around the stairs. Brandi was very responsive when I emailed her about a fan. Would definitely stay here again!"
Guest: Adrienne K.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 18, 2015