Newly-renovated beautiful, modern, cozy, clean house with private beach/dock at Cain Lake, WA, located 15 min. south of Bellingham, 15 min. north of Mount. Vernon/Burlington and 55 min. from Mount Baker ski resort.
The house is 5 min. east of I-5 at Alger, WA, nested in a secluded area, yet only 1.5 hours from Seattle and Vancouver, BC. The closest airport is Bellingham International Airport, about 25 min. to the north. The Amtrak train station at Fairhaven in Bellingham offers relaxing trips to Vancouver or Seattle.
Ready to try authentic Chinese, Japanese or Korean food? Drive to Richmond, BC, about 60 minutes across the Canadian border for an exquisite dinner.
The two-level, 140 m² (1500 ft²) house offers an open-concept kitchen to the living and dining room with new cabinets, quartz countertop, microwave, stainless-steel Bosch dishwasher, Samsung electric stove, and a three-drawer, chilled water and ice-dispensing stainless-steel fridge. The middle drawer is colder than the fridge, perfect for beer, white wine or coconut water.
The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc., and of course there is a large coffee machine. For steak, fish or vegetables, an outdoor Weber propane BBQ is available for your convenience.
Clean drinking water to the kitchen and bathrooms is supplied from a well (note: it is NOT piped-in from the lake). It was tested negative for the presence of undesired pollutants. You will notice how superbly delicious water can taste without chlorination. If you are thinking of buying bottled water, our well water is better and it also tastes better. Save yourselves the trouble and money.
The Living and Dining rooms are beautifully furnished with large, modern leather furniture and fireplace for winter use.
The TV room allows for a smaller family interaction on a comfortable, sink-in fabric couch. For your enjoyment, there is a 55" LCD TV with satellite reception, Chromecast and surround sound system, or just watch streaming video through our free wireless internet. Satellite pay-per-view is available, please contact us and we will pass on the charges. Please do not sleep on the comfortable couch as tempting as it may seem. Please use the beach towel to prevent food spilling if kids are eating on the couch.
One bedroom is on the main floor with a twin-over-double bunkbed and a twin trundle, potentially accommodating four. On the upper floor the master bedroom with a king-size bed and second bedroom with a queen-size bed also could accommodate a total of four.
There are two bathrooms. The main floor bathroom has a door-less and step-less shower with a glass partition. The upper bathroom has a large, modern tub, allowing sitting shower or just soaking for two after a day of skiing.
To be complete we have a hair dryer and seating in front of a mirror away from the bathrooms for makeup or just styling your hair.
A new front-loading HE-washer/dryer set inside a laundry closet and laundry tub provides complete laundry service. Yes, we also have an iron and ironing board.
The large covered sundeck offers a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Swim, kayak, paddle board, jump from the dock, or walk in from the shallow gravel beach that kids and the swimming-challenged just love. We keep two kayaks and one paddle board in the shed. The boat hasn't been tested yet.
Cain Lake offers trout fishing. It is stocked every year with about 10,000 rainbow trouts. For trout fishing April and May are excellent, June and October are good. Please obtain a fishing permit from Washington Fish & Wildlife before fishing.
Water temperature reaches a high of 26°C (79°F) with layers of cooler water, perfect for water-treading and swimming. Compare that with 20°C (68°F) in September in Lake Whatcom. Enjoy worry-free swimming across the water or floating on the provided noodles as no noisy and smelly gas powered boats are allowed at Cain Lake - only electric trolling motors.
The tranquil forested neighbourhood also lends itself to hiking and biking. If you like bird-watching, looking up high on the tall tree tops you could see eagles tending their nest, occasionally diving down to scoop a trout from the lake.
Bring a good book and read underneath the provided large umbrella on the dock. Or just play the provided badminton game on the huge shaded lot underneath giant cedar trees. Whatever you do at the lake, be responsible and take all the necessary precaution to make your stay lasting and enjoyable as we cannot be responsible for your carelessness.
Please note, no land line phone is available. AT&T cell reception is good at the house, but not T-mobile's. We were told Verizon's is good as well, but not sure of others. WiFi is available for internet phone, text messages, e-mail, etc. with signal strength up to the dock.
If you have a question or special need, or have an idea that is just different before booking, contact us. We will probably be able to accommodate you. We will provide an information manual to assist you with our kitchen and laundry equipment and other useful stuff. If you are still not sure how to operate anything at the house, send us an e-mail, which we check frequently.
You are welcome to have a bonfire, provided there is no outdoor fire ban in the dry season. Logs will be available at cost. We purchased the logs and would need to pass on the charges to you. Please contact us. Only the larger logs are for the outdoor pit.
Places of interest nearby include casinos, golf courses, Skagit Speedway, Bellis Fair Mall, Seattle Premium Outlets & Burlington Outlet Shoppes, tulips in La Conner, etc. For last minute forgotten items there is a corner store one minute away by car.
Park 8 motor bikes, or park 8 cars; there is lots of parking on the site. Bring your own bicycle and check nature's path. You will see many cyclists on the main road on Sundays. Just come here, enjoy and have fun.