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Lovely 4 acre forest property & home for 2-24 near town+yurt/hot tub/decks/lawns

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

5 sleeping rooms each w/sink +3.5 baths; 4 queens, 4 fulls, 3 twins, 5 top twins

Rate note: This rate includes linens for seven--your custom rate (frequently lower) depends on your group size, length of stay and linen selection. You can calculate it yourself on our own cedartreellc site where you can also reserve. Extra discounts available for large groups and weekday stays in off season.

Groups of all types and sizes will enjoy the relaxing comforts of Cedar Tree House. Set on four acres of cedar forest, lawn & gardens on rushing Squalicum Creek, this contemporary northwest home offers five themed sleeping rooms and wonderful common amenities. Relax and enjoy the activities of the country setting, while being only a ten minute drive from wonderful restaurants, entertainment, shopping and nightlife.

Nice furnishings are complemented by original photographs and artwork; tile, granite and marble counters; wood floors adorned with striking rugs; and bedding suiting the outdoor themes of each room (linens provided with beds unmade--optional upgrade to have beds made up). Each sleeping room has its own sink (in addition to the 3 1/2 baths), as well as a CD/iPod player, bedside lamps and comfortable Posturepedic mattresses. Basic bath, kitchen, and household supplies are provided, as is an initial supply of firewood.

The large kitchen and dining area is well suited to large groups. In addition, there are three spaces for relaxing, socializing, meeting and gathering. The comfortable living room (seating up to 24 conference style), complete with woodstove and large flat screen tv, and the cozy Fairhaven Loft (seating about nine) are in the main house. The unique round yurt is a few steps from the front door, and can seat a large group (fourteen comfortable chairs provided but more can fit) in its round, lattice-framed form. The yurt has in-floor radiant heat, a beautiful bamboo floor, dimmable lighting, and a sound system.

The large back deck and lanai overlooking the Creek comfortably seat 24 diners and offer beautiful hand-made cedar benches for sitting and enjoying the natural beauty around you. The spa hot tub for six sits on the east side of the house behind a bamboo screen.

The large front lawn ends at a fire circle and provides opportunities for games, outdoor gatherings, lounging, or even small outdoor events. In the summer, enjoy the swinging bench. The lawn circles down on one end to create a grass amphitheater with a hand built stage at its center.

Most outdoor sports are less than 10 minutes away amidst stunning scenery--road & mountain biking, hiking, lake sports & parks & beach, river sports, many parks for walking, several golf courses, outdoor art, wildlife viewing, scenic drives & ocean sports and beaches. High alpine hiking and great winter skiing are an hour away.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Kara

My name is Kara, and I am so pleased you are considering staying at Cedar Tree House! I enjoy welcoming people here to this beautiful part of the Country, and my husband Kurt and I live next door. I enjoy hiking, yoga, volunteering for various organizations, traveling, consensus decision-making, cross-cultural exchange, cooking, singing, managing projects/events, XC skiing, bicycling, wildlife watching, speaking French, good wine, great movies, and people of all ages.

Kara purchased this house in 2010

Why Kara chose Bellingham

Such a beautiful mature forest and creek. Some of the trees are 100+ feet tall. Very centrally located for all the wonderful outdoor activities that beautiful Whatcom County has to offer, yet still so close to town.

What makes this house unique

Stage in natural grass amphitheater, yurt, very large lawn, large wrap around deck looking down at the creek, bonfire circle, sink in every bedroom; free wifi; lots of off-street parking


Bellingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Quiet outside/yurt hours 10 pm-8 am; yurt is not for sleeping; fires only allowed places we designate
  • Guests complete check out list at end; sort all recycling from trash into separate bins; septic care--only tp in toilets, no grease/food down any sink
  • All guests must shower/be clean before using hot tub--instant tan not permitted in hot tub
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Also a sink in each sleeping room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Ocean Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Ocean Room is on the main floor with its own full bath/deck
    Forest Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor Forest Room shares a bath w/Cascade & has own sink
    Cascade Room - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor Cascade Room shares a bath w/Forest & has own sink
    Wildflower Room - 2 double , 2 bunk bed , 2nd Floor Wildflower uses full bath on main floor-own sink
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor; All are futon type beds; open room; has own sink
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2 on bottom), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin), Bunk Beds (5-twins on top)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Yurt with radiant heated bamboo floor, Large game lawn, Natural grass slope amphitheater & stage, Bonfire circle, Trails, Outdoor dining for 24 (in addition to indoor), Large marble dressing room with upscale cabinetry


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Lovely 4 acre forest property & home for 2-24 near town+yurt/hot tub/decks/lawns
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Excellent house for groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 stay here for Thanksgiving. Wow - we were impressed - it is a beautiful home!! It truly feels like a retreat, with gorgeous woods surrounding you, an incredible hot tub on the deck (with an awesome view), and a lovely fireplace. Location was convenient to Seattle, 10 minutes off I-5. Several of our group went on day-long hikes in the area, while others stayed at the house - it worked well for everyone's needs. Kara, the property manager, was very responsive, helpful, and thorough - a pleasure to work with. We would love to come back another year!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome for Big Groups!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted our Team bonding Retreat at the Cedar House and it was great! Kitchen was well stocked, tons of beds, and plenty of group space! It was rainy, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the BBQ and the hot tub! Kara was super responsive and helpful in the booking. Our athletes had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well kept. Many bedrooms and a relaxing atmosphere. Nice getaway retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great home in a relaxing atmosphere. Good place for groups and family retreats.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The house is tucked away in the woods, creating a peaceful and relaxing environment. The house was clean, well maintained and really well supplied, and had everything we needed. We made use of the yurt for a meeting and enjoyed the hot tub. There are a lot of beds but bathrooms are limited so I would keep that in mind when deciding how many guests will be staying there.

Kara was very responsive through our booking process and during our stay, always getting back to us right away. We had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ladies retreat

  • 5 of 5

we have stayed here a few times and we just love it . house has every thing you need for cooking . plenty of room for every one . yurt is perfect for holding are meeting. really enjoyed the hot tub . cant wait to spend another weekend there great place to get away

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful group! We are fortunate to have people like this come back again and share their good energy and great sense of community with Cedar Tree. Thank you so much for taking the time to write Ronda! See you again soon. :)
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Gold Bar WA USA

The Cedar Tree was more than expected!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of ladies ranging in age and experience with rentals and the Cedar Tree was one of the best places that we have stayed at! So impressed with the cleanliness & location of this wonderful place! We stayed here for a Woman's Convention in Bellingham! The place is so serene & peaceful which made for an awesome weekend to enjoy good company & good atmosphere! Everything is well equipped, just like home. We had a few ladies with us that were new timers to doing rentals for conventions & now they have decided to join in on the others that we do throughout the year in other locations. We also have decided to return every year here because this is by far the best rental that we have stayed at in this area! Kara & Kurt were excellent host, they were very attentive to any questions & needs that we had. If your looking for a place for your group that you can relax & really enjoy your time then this is the one for you & your group.

Thank you Kara & Kurt for the wonderful hospitality we all enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful group! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We will look forward to having you back next year. Have a glorious summertime! :)
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Bob's Burgers and Brew, Jalapenos
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Lummi Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
On Rice, Scotty Browns, The Fork, Bob's BB
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bloedell Donovan
Car: necessary

Three wineries in the neighborhood with tasting rooms, lots of live music, San Juan Islands, more great micro breweries than we can track, Vancouver/Victoria BC, comedy, casinos, Mt. Baker, best in US scenic drives, organic farms/berry picking, farmer's market, outdoor sculpture, bird watching, many beautiful parks/walks within minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.