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Cozy, charming retreat close to WWU and Fairhaven

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment with Fully Equipped Kitchen, Laundry, Cable & Wifi

Popular VRBO since 2014

Enjoy the comforts of home in this charming, clean apartment situated in a brick-row-building of six uniquely appointed guest apartments. Decorated with an artistic flair, each unit is filled with antiques, artwork, and some have quite a book collection. Relish the peaceful setting with lots of places to relax outside. Walk to Fairhaven, Interurban Trail, WWU or Boulevard Park.

The full kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, blender, coffee bar, refrigerator and crock pot) is stocked with all basic cooking and dining utensils. The living room has a small dining table with a pair of side chairs and a television with cable and wifi. The bedroom has a queen-sized memory foam mattress and plenty of closet space.

Off street parking is provided. There’s a free-to-use laundry room on the backside of the property.

View our additional VRBO/HomeAway guest apartments in the same building:

Unit #1 (4293373) Western Washington

Unit #3 (4294569) The Boulevard

Unit #4 (4294971) Fairhaven Station

Unit #5 (4294981) Whatcom Falls

We are a 'self service' property, your key will be awaiting you when you arrive, our standard check in time is 4pm - earlier arrivals in the low season (after September) can generally be accommodated. Please contact us. We do not provide in-stay housekeeping services; if you would like housekeeping services we can provide you with the contact information for one of our staff housekeepers and you are welcome to contact them regarding services & rates.

For easy access, we’re centrally located in the Happy Valley district of Bellingham near Fairhaven Village & Close to I-5, Fairhaven Parkway and Chuckanut Drive. Situated near the Connelly Creek Walking Trail that connects to the interurban trail in South Bellingham, Joe's Gardens is a seasonal inter-urban vegetable garden, just minutes away. Western Washington University and the Sehome Arboretum are just a few blocks away. We’re about a mile from the Alaska Ferry Terminal, AmTrac and Greyhound at the Fairhaven Marina, Taylor Street Dock. The Boulevard Greenways Trail to Downtown Bellingham leads just 10 miles to Bellingham International Airport.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Romanoff
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Amy Romanoff

We are a mother/daughter duo taking over a popular VRBO. We moved to Western Washington in April 2016 from Northern California and are loving this area. Danie (daughter) lives in Bellingham with her cat Jaguar and Amy (mother) lives with her husband Kent aboard their steel trawler in Blaine. In the short time we've lived here, we've discovered so many great places to eat and explore by foot and boat, yet we still have lots more to experience. This area is especially appealing to us because it's easy to enjoy the outdoors and it's very affordable. Our love for the area inspired us to start this business.

Amy Romanoff purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Amy Romanoff chose Happy Valley

The minute we saw this lovely VRBO property we knew we wanted to manage it. The charming, well decorated apartments caught our eye. We also saw several opportunities to grow and add our own flavor, without disrupting the tasteful ambiance. This property feels very manageable because the apartments are in excellent condition and they are already uniquely decorated and nicely furnished. We feel lucky and honored to keep this tradition going.

What makes this apartment unique

What drew us to this property at first was its location -- being so close to our favorite parts of Bellingham. We especially love the peaceful setting, nestled in a quiet and safe neighborhood with private sitting areas hidden around the property. Unlike a hotel where every room is identical, here each apartment has it's own unique personality and character.

Amenities

Happy Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean, standard full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • This comfy bedroom has a queen sized bed, two night stands, a dresser, book shelves, and ample closets. Upon request, and on a first come first serve basis, we can provide you with a folding twin bed & bedding for an additional person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Our apartments are smoke free. However, guests are allowed to smoke in the sitting area outside, provided they clean up after themselves. There are two curb sized steps leading to the unit. We are an adult complex. There is washer/dryer in the laundry room located on the back side of the building (free to use).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Cozy, charming retreat close to WWU and Fairhaven
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
Carmel Valley, San Diego
5

Clean and safe

  • 5 of 5

Traveling alone and just wanted clean, a kitchen and safe. Private. This exceeded expectations and was so close to everything including fairhaven and parks

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Not fancy but comfortable and convenient

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay here, and the first under the new owner. I enjoyed it even more this time.

The apartment is clean, quiet and a very comfortable place to live. I thoroughly enjoyed my 10-day stay and got in a few hundred miles of hiking and geocaching - two endeavors for which Bellingham is unbeatable!

I was in the end unit, which is apparently appointed especially for pet owners, and my Dalmatian had a wonderful time here. There are hard floors rather than carpeting, and leather furniture. Perfect, and I really appreciate being able to bring her.

The owner was prompt in answering my questions (it turns out there IS a DVD/Blu-Ray in the unit - thanks!). The laundry is convenient and easy to use. The bed was very comfortable. I really, really appreciated the good-sized table in the unit - a rarity in other locations I have stayed at. Plenty of room for my desktop and an eating area.

I will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

OK place but I'll look elsewhere next visit

  • 3 of 5

Uncomfortable bed, a double not a queen and we both had difficulty sleeping. No air conditioning and it was a hot weekend. Nothing else wrong, but nothing either to make us want to come back. Neighborhood is residential, far from any services.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marty, Sorry to hear that the bed was uncomfortable for you and your wife. We upgraded it less than a year ago and it actually is a queen. Others have commented on how comfortable it is. It's a memory foam mattress which apparently doesn't appeal to everyone. Yes, it's been unusually hot in Bellingham. I hope you found the fan in the closet. Thanks for staying with us, Amy
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4

Walking distance from Fairhaven fun.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location and the ease of booking. The owner consistently answered our questions and requests. The unit is part of a building with six units and is in a quiet part of town that feels like it's in the country. Our grandsons had a great time exploring the property and admiring the hidden statues.

There's no couch in Unit 6 so if you're a couple there's no place to snuggle and watch TV. You have to sit in separate chairs. We didn't cook food but we made coffee every morning and heated up leftovers in the microwave from meals we had in Bellingham for both dinner and breakfast. Overall we had a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient...

  • 4 of 5

Thanks. We had a nice time in Bellingham. The suite was clean and convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fairhaven
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Alaska Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Padden Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Amtrak at Bellingham Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fairhaven
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Mt. Baker
Car: recommended

We’re centrally located in the Happy Valley district of Bellingham near Fairhaven Village & Close to I-5, Fairhaven Parkway and Chuckanut Drive. Situated near the Connelly Creek Walking Trail that connects to the interurban trail in South Bellingham, Joe's Gardens is a seasonal inter-urban vegetable garden, just minutes away. Western Washington University and the Sehome Arboretum are just a few blocks away. We’re about a mile from the Alaska Ferry Terminal, Amtrak and Greyhound at the Fairhaven Marina, Taylor Street Dock. We're very close to scenic Lake Padden, Whatcom Falls and Larrabee State Park.The Boulevard Greenways Trail to Downtown Bellingham leads just 10 miles to Bellingham International Airport.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $55

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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