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Waterfront Studio on Chuckanut Drive - Private & Modern

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The view out the HideAway at sunset...


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio, Studio + Queen bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The perfect cozy, waterfront get-away, Chuckanut Bay Hideaway! CBH, is a recently converted modern cottage style studio on world famous Chuckanut Bay. Sit back and watch the eagles, sea birds, seals, boats and spectacular sunsets from this very private and comfortable hideaway. 3 miles south of the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, WA, 75 minutes from Vancouver, 90 minutes from Seattle. Perfect for a weekend get-away any time of year. (WWU parents: build in a mini-vacation to your next visit - come see your student and spoil yourself at the same time!!)

It's called the HideAway for a reason. Private, quiet and secluded - yet very close to shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

The 550 sq ft HideAway is nestled in the trees on a level patch of cliff, offering a commanding view of Chuckanut Bay, Lummi Island and mature gardens. Garage parking with inside stairs make access easy and dry. The hideaway is a newly (completed in Jan 2012) converted space with open beam ceiling, hardwood floors, gas fireplace-stove, 42” HD LCD TV with cable, wifi, BluRay, cotton linens, leather couch, large tile shower, heated tile bathroom floor, microwave, refrigerator, plates, glasses, toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, cutlery. (Sorry NO OVEN OR COOK TOP/BURNERS. If you need to cook this is NOT the place for you.)

Because of its cliff-side location, there are 14 stairs to be navigated to get from the garage area. The train tracks run below the property, and the occasional rumble sound of the trains rolling by provide a wonderful background.

The HideAway is ideal for 2 people only and is a strict pet free environment, so sorry, no pets allowed.

The HideAway has a small covered porch which is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or evening cocktails while watching fabulous sunsets. You can also relax in the sun (weather permitting) on the lawn chairs in the garden area.

The Hideaway is located on world famous Chuckanut Drive, a 20 mile long two-lane road constructed in 1896 was designated a State Scenic Recreational Highway in 1993. In places Chuckanut Drive literally hangs off the side of Chuckanut Mountain with spectacular salt water views. There are plenty of hiking, biking trails nearby. Head north on the old Interurban Trail and go to Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham or head south to Larabee State Park, Clayton beach and Skagit Valley. Picturesque towns like La Conner, Fairhaven and Edison are easily within reach with their art galleries, shops and restaurants. Enjoy gourmet cuisine minutes away at The Oyster Bar or the Rhododendron Cafe. Taylor Shellfish Farm is just down the road and has oysters, clams, mussels, crab and prawns mostly farmed and caught locally daily. Also within easy reach are the Washington State and British Columbia ferries, Whale watching tours, boating and kayaking, Winter skiing and boarding at Mt. Baker ski area, and the Skagit Valley, with it’s Tulip Festival in April and berries and fresh organic produce all summer.

Reminder: NO OVEN OR COOK TOP/BURNERS. If you need to cook this is NOT the place for you.

Keywords: salt water view, cottage style studio, chuckanut drive, fairhaven, secluded, waterfront, WWU, san juan islands, ski to sea
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Studio

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I am a huge animal lover, but I have a NO PETS rule in my vacation rental. Very sorry but no pets helps to ensure an allergy free environment for other guests....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new Ikea SULTAN HALLEN- Response-coil mattress -- 'FIRM'...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 bathroom with extra large tiled walk in shower; heated tile floors; porthole too!!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' HD 1080 LCD screen + blu ray player...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    a dozen or more DVD's...moreless


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View:

    are you kidding? just a $10,000,000 view........moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Covered Parking:

    Park in the garage!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Park inside and walk down covered stairway to studio entrance. Garage door has key pad. Access is a small private gravel drive. Small vehicles are best....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Hearth Stone's 'Stowe' gas heat stove that looks and feels like a real wood fire but control the room temperature with a thermostat. Works great!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    450 +thread Egyptian cotton...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T works perfectly, can't say that for other carriers...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, microwave, refer + complete set of dishes, glasses and flatware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete set of dishes, glasses and flatware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Mini kitchen - No stove top or oven. Fairhaven Haggen's grocery has decent deli and there are many restaurants in the area but IF YOU NEED TO COOK THE CBH IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    mini refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small private with commanding view....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small private with commanding view....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal bbq on request in the summer months only. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 74 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170 $190
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $55
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


**Neighbors to the north, please ask about Canadian discount***

2 Day min -- firm policy, sorry

2 person max occupancy ---firm policy, sorry

No smoking and no pets

Rates are firm, no negotiating, sorry


Check in : 3PM

Checkout : 11AM

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fairhaven -- several
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Padden
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtak Fairhaven (Bellingham)
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 11 - Chuckanut Drive
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fairhaven -- over a dozen
55 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baker
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Teddy Bear

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: I was a builder, woodworker before I began a career in software. I put the tool belt back on to transform my woodshop into the Chuckanut Bay HideAway. I live alone in the main house on the property. I am often out of town but have a local support person when I am gone. I enjoy traveling and meeting other travels. I can help with questions and suggestions but I respect the privacy of my guests and will let you take the lead on your desired level of interaction. ~ H.F.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham, WA, USA:
one word, The View.... ok two words #milliondollarview

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • The view out the HideAway at sunset...

    The view out the HideAway at sunset...

  • The View out the HideAway

    The View out the HideAway

  • Playful Zen view from the bathroom . . . .

    Playful Zen view from the bathroom . . . .

  • CBH from the water

    CBH from the water

  • Chuckanut Bay HideAway -- 200 ft from the shore  -- Spectacular view

    Chuckanut Bay HideAway -- 200 ft from the shore -- Spectacular view

  • Can you say sunset?

    Can you say sunset?

  • coffee


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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