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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Lake front home with 3+ bedrooms. 2 dens - sleeps 12-16

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.

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.

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Alan Heyntsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Alan Heyntsen

We are an active family that enjoys music, church, entertaining, outdoors and sports. We are busy with sports of 2 teens and are actively involved in our community.

Alan Heyntsen purchased this house in 2003

Why Alan Heyntsen chose Northwest & Islands

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Whatcom Vacation Haven. Beautiful Home is 25' from Water!
average rating of 4.851852 based on 29 reviews

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: Dec 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: Dec 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 9 friends had a wonderful weekend at this lake house. Played some golf at the very nearby Sudden Valley Golf Course and spent a lot of time relaxing by the lake. The house had everything we needed and the kayaks were a nice bonus! It was also close enough to Bellingham that we could all take Ubers into town for an evening. The owners were lovely hosts as well.

Everyone had a great time, and I would recommend it for anyone looking to have a nice get away with friends or family.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! I honestly have nothing but great things to say about our stay here. Communication with Alan was excellent from start to finish and he helped answer all of our questions- very much appreciated! The location of the house is serene and beautiful- pictures can never quite do justice to actually being there ;) The view from the porch and hot tub is wonderful, and we spent lots of time just taking in the scenery. The house is very spacious- we had 12 people and more than enough room- the whole property was just a great fit for our group. The kitchen is roomy, and we had no trouble having 3 of us in there cooking different things for mealtimes (there was also a barbecue grill out back that we used and it worked well). Everything we used in the house worked great and we had no issues- TV’s, shower, dishwasher, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, etc. There were plenty of games and books and movies stocked around the house. The back porch/covered seating area with a fireplace is possibly my favorite part (And there was even wood cut and stacked for the fireplace when we arrived, which was very nice)! It was also convenient to have an outdoor fridge/mini-kitchen area back there as well... we spent a lot of time out there. Hot tub was very relaxing, and Alan kindly came by one of the days to show us how to take care of the hot tub/chlorine levels, etc.

We are already excited to book this again for next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay right on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location to spend a weekend or longer. This was a base camp for a bachelor party and the hot tub was fantastic! The kitchen was top-notch, and the sleeping arrangements for a larger party was just fine. Communication with the hosts was excellent, and we encountered no problems. I would totally recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • 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

Sedro-Woolley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 9.8%

The $500 refundable security/damage deposit is due at time of booking to secure the property. The rent is due at least one month in advance of your stay, if that is feasible; other wise it is due as soon as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Sedro-Woolley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 2 - toilet , Also has large utility sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors
  • 1.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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