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Lake Whatcom Vacation Haven. Beautiful Home is 25' from Water!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lake front home with 4 bedrooms. 1 den - sleeps 14 plus

You will fall in love with this vacation home and area. Imagine coffee in the a.m. with the sun rising over the hills, quietness of the still lake and beauty at its best. There is nothing better than the water's influence and reflection. Barbeque at the end of the day under the covered outdoor living area with its fireplace or enjoy the stars at night from the hottub only a few feet from the lake. We do ask that guests honor the good neighbor quiet hours of 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Keywords: Bellingham, Northwest, Washington State, USA. 7 minutes to I-5. 63 miles to Mt. Baker. Lowbank waterfront.

Beautiful 2000 sq.ft. home on majestic 12 mile long Lake Whatcom with many recreational options.

More Details

Alan Heyntsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Alan Heyntsen

We are an active family of 4 that enjoys music, church, entertaining, outdoors and sports.

Alan Heyntsen purchased this house in 2003

Why Alan Heyntsen chose Sedro-Woolley

Lake Whatcom is a beautiful, clean lake. I grew up on this lake in the summer time months and once my husband and I were married we continued to camp and enjoy what Lake Whatcom had to offer. Our family has yearly met at the lake and we were very lucky and blessed to find this house which can extend the same excitement and enjoyment to others.

What makes this house unique

Morning peacefullness, a walk on the treadmill and then breakfast with fresh pancakes. An early morning kayak or peddle boat trip, or coffee on the deck watching the fish jump. Campfires and star gazing are also memorable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Terri, thank you so much for opening your home to us. What a perfect setting for our ladies' weekend retreat - from the home's layout, bedroom options, great kitchen and the fabulous patio with the outdoor fireplace, we couldn't have imagined anything more ideal. You were so accomodating insuring there was enough bedding, linens, life jackets, etc. to suit our group's needs, and the house was immaculate for our arrival. As for the waterfront location, it was serene, peaceful, and offered great swimming and paddling opportunities for those that could steal themselves away from the fireplace ( the rest of us enjoyed the waterfront hot tub!) Thanks again for your hospitality - we will definately be looking to return in the not-too-distant future!

May 2011
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Sedro-Woolley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask our guests to honor the good neighbor quiet hours of 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Shedding cats or dogs are not allowed in the house.
  • Secure all water craft at all times.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Also has large utility sink- washer and dryer
  • 1.5 Like many lake properties, this one is on a septic system. Water conservation is important. Shorter showers etc... This system pumps 360 gallons of waste per 24 hours.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs - Has balcony overlooking lake.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master- main floor- 2 long twins together make large king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs - queen futon
    Den - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Main floor.
  • King size bed (two extra long twins together) (1), Queen size Bed (2), Queen size futon, ready made (1),Twin or Single Beds (4), Queen hideabed (1) Couch for one. 6 single foam mattress pads. Roll away (1) Convertible bed (1) , matress toppers
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful 2200 sq. ft. waterfront home, 25 feet from the lake! Protected private swimming area and protected shared swimming area, shared dock, kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, slide, diving board, rolling log, and your own private hot tub. A true water playground. Fish from your lawn chair on the dock. 500 sqft outdoor covered living/dining/kitchen area, including gas barbecue, sink, refrigerator, and small wood fireplace. A commercial grade Nordic Track for your daily exercise, and a piano, guitar, and sheet music in the great room to liven the party. A cozy firepit sitting nearby the lake for your evening warmth and for roasting marshmallows.


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Lake Whatcom Vacation Haven. Beautiful Home is 25' from Water!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 32 reviews

Such a Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here! The home is perfectly located, it's quiet and right on the water with a gorgeous view of the lake. The stars came out for us both nights we were there, and there isn't much light pollution in the area so the view was stunning. It was the perfect size for our group and we all such a wonderful time. The kitchen is amply stocked with dishes, utensils, cookware, and serving dishes. I hadn't been able to pack things for baking, and I was happy to find that there were all the necessities for what I was needing to make. There were extra blankets and towels throughout the home and everything was clearly marked as to what was inside the closets. The home was nice and warm when we got there and very welcoming. Though it was cold, the outdoor area was very well set up for ease of use and enjoyment. Thank you so much to our hosts! We couldn't have asked for a better set up!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful lake get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had our Christmas at this lovely home! We had a tree and the owners had it decorated for winter. The cozy gas fireplace warmed us up after a trip to Mt. Baker. The kids (as well as the adults) took advantage of the hot tub which sits very near the lake. What a view!! We used the outdoor fireplace in the covered outdoor patio many times. Winter or summer, this is a great place for families, retreats, girls' weekends or whatever! Owners were very helpful and polite.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, nice kitchen, great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This is a quaint getaway location with all the basics. It won't wow you with luxury (family room furniture and beds are not particularly comfortable and the TV is kind of broken), but for what we cared about most, this place had in spades: a beautiful view, privacy, a hot tub, a lake, room to sleep a large group, and proximity to Bellingham and Mt. Baker. It also has a cool covered "outdoor living room" with a table and chairs, a sitting area, and a fireplace, which would be amazing for summer visits. Also, the owner was very respectful, responsive, and pleasant to deal with. Overall, it was a great stay and I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good stay. In addressing the issues at hand. Some of the family room furniture is from the 1962 Seattle World's fair ( including the couch and the spiral staircase) and is part of the history of the home. We have not really had issues with the comfort of the beds. We have different ages, styles, and firmness throughout the house in each of the beds to accommodate personal preference. We also have many different mattress toppers/pads that can be used to adjust the firmness. The 48 inch television got knocked over Christmas Eve, and lost 2 inches of vision on the right hand side border. This does not seem to affect the function nor viewing of the program. The television will be replaced soon. Thank you
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Great for a group of friends!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 11 adults and 3 dogs had a fantastic time here at Alan's house! It was in a more secluded end of the lake, we had a great time on the outdoor deck, and the hot tub was perfect during the snowy weather. All of the rooms allowed each person a place to sleep, and it was close to Mt Baker and to Bellingham! We would love to come back here during the summer to enjoy the lake and to find the zip line!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Lake Whatcom. While it is gorgeous during winter, it is equally as beautiful in summer. We can show you the zip line during summer weather! Thank you for your stay... Alan & Terri
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Great Holiday Get-together

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful two night stay at this lake front property. The house is well setup to take advantage of the space if offers. Even though temperatures outside were well below freezing we had a fun time using the hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and even the zip-line!

We all commented that we'd enjoy coming back in the summer. Alan and Terri were very communicative, answering all my questions and even offering to sand the driveway after it snowed. I would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had an enjoyable time! Come back again:) Alan & Terri
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Lovely weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing Labor day getaway here - 2 days was not enough! A group of 11 of us were relaxing, visiting family in Bellingham, and celebrating the upcoming birth of my first child. The house was amazingly spacious and well laid out. The covered deck with the fireplace is perfect for year-round fun. Being right on the lake, there was no reason to leave. We spent one day just kayaking and canoeing around. One person even caught a super tiny fish right off the dock!

I will mention that 2 of the bedrooms with queen sized beds are connected. Couples needing a bit more privacy should be aware. That being said everyone had a bed and no one had to sleep on the couch which made everyone happy.

The owners were incredibly nice and great at communicating. We also found the neighbors to be quite pleasant and friendly. We had an amazing time and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bellingham Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Alger Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sudden Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Tino's Italian Restaurant Sudden Valley
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Baker
Car: recommended

Water skiing and jet skiing are allowed on the lake, but there is no rental outlet for these features. You will have to use your own boat. Lake Whatcom now has an invasive species fee and inspection, and also requires a Discover Pass to legally launch your boat. We are located on the very south end of the lake in a no wake zone. It takes a couple of minutes to get to the ski zone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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