About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
The house is warm and cozy for winter. The pool will be heated and ready to go by Memorial Day for our guest to enjoy another summer of swimming, barbecuing and sunbathing by the pool. Come and relax. The cozy cottage is well appointed; just bring your clothes. Easy access to shopping in Bellingham or travel east to Mt. Baker for excellent hiking. Travel north to historic Lynden or on to the Canadian border.
Ask if a late, 1:00 pm check out is available.
Keywords: Country Cottage in a country setting, just 6 miles from Bellingham.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Janiece Sandwater
This property appealed to me because of the swimming pool. I was born and raised in Florida so being in and around water has always been important to me. I bought the home in 2004 and finished raising my four beautiful children there. When I am not at the guest house (located on the property) I am in Eastern Washington where I live in Curlew next to the Kettle River. During the winter months I am busy cleaning and maintaining my ski cabin in Mt. Baker where I have been renting to vacationers for more than 15 years. I enjoy meeting people and helping them enjoy a pleasant stay. Please let me know how your stay went and if I can improve anything for future guests. I always welcome reviews.
Janiece Sandwater purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Janiece Sandwater chose Bellingham
This home is in a great location for lots of different interest that folks might have and offers easy access in and out of Bellingham without having to be right in town. Enjoy fresh herbs from the garden at the rear of the house; mint for a Mojito, rosemary for chicken on the barbecue or oregano for pasta sauce. This property was purchased because of the swimming pool. I wanted my kids to have a place to bring their friends for parties. Keeping my children safe and knowing what they were doing was my main motivation. My children are grown and now my grand kids are learning to swim in the pool (when guest are not at the property).
What makes this Cottage unique
This home was built in the 1920's with updates and additions that make it unique and a bit quirky. There's is a horse farm across the street and it's fun to wake up and hear them running through the fields. Just a short walk down the road is a wildlife area with lots of birds and a beautiful view of Mt. Baker. Continue further up the road to a horse park with trails for a run or walk. Sip some tea in the evening, read a book or enjoy a movie from the DVD library. The swimming pool can be enjoyed during the summer from around Memorial day until Labor Day depending on weather conditions. The owner lives part-time in the small guest house located at the back of the property. You will enjoy all the privacy you desire, whether or not the owner is home. Having a private swimming pool that you can enjoy all day during the summer or being able to go for an evening swim is priceless.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We enjoyed our stay and the cottage was clean, cozy, and close to some great outdoor activities at Mt. Baker. We had a great weekend getaway - Thank you!
Mt. Baker is Whatcom county's best kept secret.
We loved our stay! The location was quiet and easy to get in and out of for our basketball games in Lynden. Janiece was very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Quiet and Cozy
Nice place out of the way but still close to the city.
Comfortable and beautiful. Quiet location. Kind and helpful owner. Perfect for our stay in Bellingham.
Perfect location for a visit to see the in-laws
This truly is a cozy cottage. I got so lucky to find this gem just 5 minutes from my in-laws. We were coming up for a visit from California and didn't want my elderly in-laws to fuss over us so I was going to book a hotel in Bellingham. Then I decided to just see what was available on VRBO. I couldn't have imagined I would find such perfect accommodations so close to them. My husband and I were traveling with our adult sons (21 and 23). They had their space in the loft and we had our own room downstairs. There is plenty of sitting space in the living room and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking. We absolutely loved staying here and we can't wait to come back!
House was so much better than we could have ever expected.
Everything you need for a great vacation. Owner is very responsive to all your needs. Spacious rooms, two large restrooms. Pool area is very nice and grill worked great.
This property is located in the northern part of Bellingham about 5-6 miles from the mall and north Bellingham. Heading north takes you to Lynden, a Dutch themed town which is about 5 miles from the Canadian border. Head east towards Mt. Baker for a scenic drive and fabulous hiking trails. Head west to Ferndale where you'll find historic Hovander Park which is a working farm complete with farm animals and display gardens. Bellingham to the south offers lots of parks where you can paddle boat, go on a whale watching trip, fly kites, canoe or kayak, walk the beaches or enjoy an afternoon of shopping. The cottage is sandwiched between two golf courses, Raspberry Ridge to the north and Shuksan to the south. A 10-20 minute drive will take you to one of 3 different casinos. Enjoy the peacefulness of waking up to watch the nearby horses running in the fields or simply lay by the pool and read a book.