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FAIRHAVEN - One Block to Waterfront and Taylor Street Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Restored Craftsman, Central To Historic Fairhaven And Waterfront

Completely renovated in 2016 this circa 1914 South Hill Gem features 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Luxury furnishings and high-end finishes include Quartz counter tops, white subway mosaic tile, and original VG Fir Floors. Kitchen features a dining nook, and stainless steel appliances. Living room has 2 large sofas, a 50 inch smart TV, DVD player, and Limited Basic Cable with local broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS). Dining room with a side board for serving. One bedroom on the main floor with a queen bed and three additional bedrooms upstairs. Full bath with tiled walk-in shower on main floor. Laundry room/half bath with a washer/dryer plus laundry sink and toilet on main floor. Huge covered front porch with 2 benches and chairs. Back entrance of home features has a picnic table. Off street parking, one covered parking space plus alley parking. One block from Taylor Street Dock and the entrance to Boulevard Park featuring Woods Coffee. South Bay Trail leads to Fairhaven with the many shops and restaurants and continues to Downtown Bellingham. The Chrysalis Spa is one block from home and restaurant Keenen's. Also within walking distance is the Bellingham Cruise Terminal host to Amtrak (service to , Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, BC) and the Alaska Ferry. For the avid trail seekers, the Interurban Trail is 6 blocks south as well as Fairhaven Park and Larrabee State Park. Chuckanut Drive is one of the most scenic drives south of Bellingham and lands you in the historic town of Edison.

Property Manager
Michelle Harrington
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Michelle Harrington

As a Bellingham realtor for 14 years, I have always had the passion to share this great community with others. I moved to Bellingham 21 years ago from Southern California to raise my family in what I believe until this day to still be one of the best places for education, recreation, beauty, family and friends. I am fortunate to live on South Hill just above Boulevard Park.

Michelle Harrington purchased this house in 2016

Why Michelle Harrington chose Bellingham

I drove by and noticed this home! The location almost could not be any better and the bones of the home were still intact. There was a 100 plus years of dust, dated renovations and personal belongings that I had to sift through. There were good and bad surprises along the way but mostly good. As each layer was peeled back, the home began to shine. I feel a deep connection with history of this home, only 4 owners prior to me. I will carry on the legacy of this home, newly named Buttercup and now share it with all my guests. Welcome.


South Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathrooms on the main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

FAIRHAVEN - One Block to Waterfront and Taylor Street Dock
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

A great spot for our long term stay while visiting our daughter and her family in Bellingham. Wonderful accommodations and very conveniently located. Thanks Michelle for your friendly hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The home is in a great location. Such an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and the boardwalk/park in Fairhaven. It was very clean and nicely arranged with everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked and it was modern with good appliances. We were very comfortable during our weekend stay and plan to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Renovated and Very Walkable Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly as detailed - it's beautifully renovated and in a perfect spot to walk to the shops and restaurants in Fairhaven. The Interurban trail is a block away as well. There are even partial water views from the house. Michelle the owner was very easy to communicate and very welcoming. The house is impeccably clean. I would highly recommend this house to anyone and I'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished and incredible location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay at "Buttercup." The house is extremely comfortable and is furnished tastefully. The kitchen is convenient and is outfitted with all that you need to prepare a nice meal. What a delight to be able to easily walk to Fairhaven or along the bay at Boulevard Park. All the arrangements were easily handled by Michelle. We highly recommend this rental!

Stan and Diane, Ellensburg, Washington

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Stan and Diane. You are very kind and sweet. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at Buttercup and provided you the comfort of a home away from home.
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Buttercup Rental - Great location and neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in Fairhaven, which is perfect for shopping, dining, or taking a walk along the waterfront. There are several coffee shops to visit along the way as well.

Inside, the house has been beautifully renovated. There’s ample room in the kitchen, along with new appliances, several pots and pans, big refrigerator, coffee pot, and plenty of silverware/plates for everyone. Any garbage or recyclables can easily be carried to the carport area out the back door.

The main floor bedroom is far away from the living room, so that’s good if you have someone who might go to bed earlier than others. Also, the three bedrooms upstairs are well furnished and comfortable.

The main living room is large and comfortable, with two big couches and good quality television, with cable, internet, etc. The house is very clean, located in a safe neighborhood, and has available parking for guests right in front.

I highly recommend this house for anyone staying in the Bellingham area. It’s close to WWU, and has easy directions from the freeway.

Michelle made check-in seamless and easy.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed for a week-end.. The house is very well located.. close to the village and the water (also close to the train tracks too). It is very comfortable and well appointed...

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Keenan's at the Peer
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Alaska Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Lake Padden
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Keenan's at the Peer
Nearest Ski
58.3 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Boulevard Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

South Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski to Sea Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.7%

o NO PARTIES ALLOWED without prior written approval. Additional rental fee and increase security deposit required upon event approval.
o PLEASE REMOVE SHOES at all times inside the home. Floors are original wood and have been just been refinished. Thank you!
o Garbage and recycling should be placed in trash receptacles located inside garage prior to check-out. Extra fees will be charged for removal of any excess trash or recycling left behind.

Manager'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.

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