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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 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:
November 19, 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 South Hill

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS are allowed except with prior written approval. There is a $50 per pet fee. Additional security deposit may be required at owners discretion.
  • NO PARTIES or events are allowed without prior written approval. An additional security deposit may be required at owners discretion.
  • NO SMOKING is allowed in the home or anywhere on the property.
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


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FAIRHAVEN - One Block to Waterfront and Taylor Street Dock
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Lovely home & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I came to Bellingham for a business event and needed a clean and stylish home to stay at that our clients could come over for visits. This home met and exceeded our expectations. Regardless of your reasons for staying at Buttercup, you will find everything you need for your stay, and it is also close to parks and stores. Stephanie, was absolutely delightful, courteous and quickly responded to my needs. I recommend Buttercup to anyone who wants that home away from home feel.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Comfortable home walking distance to Fairhaven

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I stayed at Buttercup for a week and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Its convenient location and comfortable beds made our visit very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun in Fairhaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our first VRBO experience! The place was plenty big for our family of 3 and we had a wonderful time. Even though we didn't use it, the beautiful farmhouse kitchen was very inviting with a cute breakfast nook/table and my husband couldn't stop raving out the spacious walk-in shower. Being so close to the dock and Fairhaven really made the trip as we walked on the pier each morning and then spent afternoons wandering through downtown Fairhaven. We've already bookmarked this place to hopefully return next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, wa

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

This home was so beautiful and clean and I slept soo well! The beds were really really comfortable and the location is so hard to beat. One block from Boulevard Park! We enjoyed some amazing sunsets from the front porch. Definitely would recommend this proprety.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful large house close to the water!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group! You can tell that it has been recently renovated with a beautiful big kitchen with new appliances and a nice living room. The bedrooms are all spacious and the shower in the bathroom is a dream.

It is less than five minute walk to the water where there is a nice bridge that you can walk along. It is also about a 15 minute walk to downtown Fairhaven where there are a few nice shops.

The only two minor (I repeat MINOR) downfalls were that there is only one shower, but the owners were fully transparent about it and we prepared for it so it wasn't a huge issue. The other thing is that you are along a semi-main road so if you sleep in the rooms with the windows facing the road, you can hear the cars at night.

Those were not things that would prevent me from staying there again, this was an incredible place and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing stay for me & my family. We rec'd a friendly welcome from the owner and manager.

Super clean and nice "home away from home"! The shower is beautiful & such a treat...and the beds were super comfortable with soft linens! The kitchen is bright and is stocked with all the dishes/pots & pans that we needed. Michelle & Stephanie were always available to assist us.

I appreciate so much that they wanted our stay to be as enjoyable as can be.

A convienent location...we could walk into the cute/charming downtown of Fairhaven, and we even walked into Bellingham on a trail from Boulevard Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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