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Recent Bellingham reviews

  • Very nice!

    "First off, we want to THANK our hosts for keeping their rates very reasonable and no cleaning fee--very, very appreciated! Bakerview Retreat is definitely a retreat--the loft bedroom windows (great bed and cozy space!)make you feel like you are in your own personal treehouse looking out into the woods. Since our visit was in Spring there was much greenery and birdsong, really enjoyed that. Everything was very clean, we loved that there were two different kinds of coffee makers plus an electric kettle to boot! Plus the wonderful hosts provided some coffee to get you started, plus water bottles and granola bars for both of us. No stovetop or oven but there is a small fridge, microwave, toaster etc, plus a small gas grill on the deck we were able to use for dinner one night. The bathroom is modern and spotless but it is downstairs and the bedroom is up somewhat steep stairs--just so you know if you have leg problems and have the need to use the bathroom frequently it is something to keep in mind. We highly recommend this property!"
    Guest: Northwest Wanderer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • Great space for a large group

    "We had a wonderful time staying at the home. The location was lovely and we enjoyed the large common area which was great for hanging out with a large group."
    Guest: Sam W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Good for Families

    "The owners were very accommodating, welcoming and thorough in their rental of their much-loved property. You can tell it's been in the family for quite a few years and is well cared for. It contained everything we needed and was a good gathering place for our multi-family group for sunset over the strait a couple of times and for quiet dinners. My father uses a wheelchair and this is by far the best property we found for his needs (though not completely accessible for independent mobility, we only needed to contend with 2 steps). The large kitchen is well stocked and the house well furnished. Communication with the owner was easy, frequent, flexible and clear. Very good choice."
    Guest: Jonathan M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Beautiful Accommodations

    "What a wonderful time we had at the Whatcom Falls Retreat! We were up in the area for a family wedding at the Cedar Tree House, only 10 minutes from your location. The beautiful, spacious, comfortable accommodations helped make the whole experience magical. We highly recommend this excellent property."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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Bellingham Travel Tips

Bellingham Vacation Rentals Are Where Visitors Find What Comes Next

The city of Bellingham sits in Whatcom County, in the state of Washington. It is on the Bellingham Bay and surrounded by the Chuckanut Mountains, Mount Baker and Lake Whatcom. The bay is sheltered by various islands including Portage Island and Lummi Island as well as the Lummi Peninsula. Bellingham lodging is serviced by Bellingham international airport and artery roads such as Interstate 5 which leads through the city. With its mild climate, Bellingham benefits from beautiful springs and falls with a pleasant dry summer.

Bellingham Cabins in a World-Record Snow Fall Area

The region of Bellingham vacation rentals is a popular ski area during the winter months. In fact, the Mount Baker Ski Area holds the world record for snow fall at over 1,140 inches. There are perfect conditions for downhill and cross country skiing.

The area is often called "Trail Town, USA" for the massive number of hiking trails around the region. Some of the best trails include the Bay to Baker which starts with a beach walk and heads through parkland. Civic Field Park Trail is a 1.2-mile easy loop through woods and the Frank Geri Fields and back through the woods to connect to Salmon Park Trail. Hikers who enjoy fishing may like the Bug Lake Trail where hikers often stop to enjoy fishing on the route. Whatcom Falls and Whatcom Creek Trails are a variety of gravel trails that include some steep areas and stairs. The facilities at Whatcom Falls include picnic areas, playgrounds, BBQ areas, restrooms and a fish hatchery. Nearby, Whatcom Creek Gorge has stunning waterfall views and a charming stone bridge. Many of the trails here also welcome biking and horseback riding.

Watch the Orcas from the Beach

Bellingham cabins are popular choices for those who are looking for water sport activities. Visitors can choose to spend a day on the beach at the bay or by one of the lakes. At Samish Park, visitors will find a park of almost 40 acres nestled between the lake and Chuckanut Mountains. Here, there is an enclosed swimming area, boating area, fishing and hiking as well as a play area for children. Silver Lake Park is just a short drive from Bellingham and a great area at any time of year. At over 180 acres, the lake is ideal for a quiet day of fishing, either from the shore or by boat. There is also canoeing and kayaking or even pedal boats. Among the beach areas is Birch Bay Beach and Tideland which is a nice place for fishing, shell fishing, boating and beachcombing. Lighthouse Marine Park is a unique area, accessible only by water or from Canada. For centuries, the Native Straits Salish people have harvested sockeye salmon and the park is now one of the best places to spot the Orca whales. During the summer, visitors are regularly able to watch as pods of these impressive mammals make their way past. There is no sea-based whale watching tours, ensuring the whales are left in peace but they come so close to land that visitors will find them easy to watch. Learn more about these incredible creatures at the Orca Center on the boardwalk.

Bellingham Lodging in a Truly Special Location

Bellingham vacation rentals range from cozy cabins, ideal for couples and small families, to large, spacious homes. Each offer everything needed to feel like home during your vacation and most offer many extras and luxuries that make each place special. Luxuries available include everything from big screen TVs, wifi internet access and one even includes a four-person steam room! Many welcome both children and pets.

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