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Private Cottage In Pristine Valley On Chuckanut Drive

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, Shower Bath (Sleeps 2) , with bikes

Only four miles from Bellingham, down picturesque Chuckanut Drive, the Pond Cottage provides seclusion and comfort with territorial view of pond, waterfall, ancient forest and mountain vistas. The property borders the InterUrban trail that stretches two miles to the South to the beaches of Larrabee State Park as well as four miles to the North to Fairhaven in South Bellingham. To the east is hundreds of square miles of hiking and biking trails on Chuckanut Mountain with vistas that stretch from Canada to the North, the San Juan islands to the West, Mount Baker and the Cascades to the East and South to the Olympic Mountains.

The small, well appointed cottage consists of one large room with queen bed, sofa and dining area as well as separate kitchen (sink, refrigerator, induction single burner cooktop and microwave) and bathroom. Original artwork on the walls from well known local artist.

High Speed Broadband Wireless throughout property.

Adjacent to the cottage is a pasture with two miniature donkeys. The pond is stocked with fish. Lovely manicured lawn and gardens offer natural beauty in every season.

Ideal for active single or couple who enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking out the front door. 10 minute drive to Bellingham. 30 minute bike ride to town. 2 Bikes available upon request.

'Staying here has been the highlight of our trip. Waking up in such a beautiful place each day made everything else in Bellingham seem to glow as well. Debbie and Harvey were extremely gracious hosts and shared with us great places to hike and to eat. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise.' B.F., Indianapolis, IN

'Spectacular and serene. Fresh crab, salmon, oysters raspberries, blueberries. All the best of the Northwest. Wonderful visit to the Pond Cottage. Looking forward to returning soon.' CS, Berkeley, CA

More Details

Harvey Stone
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Harvey Stone

Architect, entrepreneur, musicians, outdoor enthusiasts, world travelers, great food and rich community of friends.

Harvey Stone purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Harvey Stone chose Northwest & Islands

We have been developing this property for over 20 years. With over 6 acres of gardens, pond, waterfall and pasture We love this spot because we are close to town but a world away and totally private.

What makes this cottage unique

Immediate access to Interurban trail, hiking on Chuckanut mountain and beach access at Larrabee State Park. Donkeys, chickens, trout, dogs and cats. Cottage is very private with beautiful view of pond and waterfall


Bellingham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, soap, shampoo, towels supplied
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • New queen bed, linens, pillows and comforter. Very comfortable.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Private Cottage In Pristine Valley On Chuckanut Drive
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

A beautiful spot down Chuckanut Drive

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at the Pond Cottage. It is an absolutely magical spot! We stayed here while visiting our son who attended WWU. The cottage is remote and private, yet so close to Bellingham. Harvey is pleasant and very helpful. I appreciate everything they do to make this VRBO a positive experience. I highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants to be outside of the city in more natural serene surroundings. We love the Pond Cottage, the property, the donkeys, and the waterfall! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds that we explored and sketched in our journals.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our hosts, Harvey and Debby, including Bobby, Cocoa, and Sicily. The grounds and the cottage are just great for a quiet get-away and relaxing and enjoying nature especially the pond, flowers, birds, etc., etc.

Would recommend this Pond Cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded gem complete with birds animals and a waterfall

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed staying by at the Pond Cottage. It was hot enough the first day to take a dip in the pond, both nights we toasted marshmallows over the fire. The owners are very gracious and they have a small flock of awesome pets, dogs cats and even 2 donkeys. Sitting on the back porch with the waterfall going, can't beat it!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property, hosts, and pets!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting with very easy access to the Interurban trail - walk to/from Clayton Beach was fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Delightful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place with your own waterfall. Harvey and Debbie couldn't be kinder with sweet animals to greet you

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property, very tranquil, and lovely helpful host. I was a little concerned about noise from the donkeys, but they were perfectly quiet while we were there, and they are adorable! relaxing in the garden with a book, listening to the waterfall, absolutely priceless. The cottage is cozy, but well equipped. The shower is small, but with plenty of hot water at a good pressure. Unfortunately it was rainy while we were there, so we didn't get a chance to use the fire pit, but that's hardly the fault of the cottage. :) Location right on the interurban trail was perfect for meandering, even on a rainy day. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.7 Miles
Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Black Cat
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Anacortes, WA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lake Padden
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Larrabee State Park
Car: recommended

Located four miles south of the Fairhaven district in Bellingham, on spectacular Chuckanut Drive. Go skiing at Mount Baker. Sail/kayak in Bellingham Bay or in the San Juan Islands. World class golf. Great restaurants and breweries. Vibrant Farmers Markets Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fresh seafood off the boat or from the oyster farm. Rich cultural scene with music, arts and dance. One of the best independent book stores in the US (Village Books). Half way between Vancouver BC and Seattle.


Rates & Availability

Bellingham Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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