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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

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 Bellingham

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


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Private Cottage In Pristine Valley On Chuckanut Drive
average rating of 4.883333 based on 60 reviews

A great place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds. Cozy room. Miles of wooded trails in your backyard. A great place to escape and get sone peace and tranquility. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a peaceful stay, quiet location, our dog loved the donkeys, and the bed was like sinking into a downy, soft cavern. The waterfall and pond in the back are beautiful! Loved the music system, think I need one for myself.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Very peaceful and well accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

My companion and I enjoyed our stay. The view of the waterfall was breathtaking and everything we needed was there. The hosts were prompt and great communicators.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Gorgeous, peaceful, cozy home base for fantastic outdoor adventures

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Nice, if you don't have your hopes up too much!

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is clean, but very Small (the kitchen is actually just a sink and a small frig. The shower is build for a small an very fit person and there is no cover to scape the rain on the patio. Even a small umbrella table would do.

The animals are nice but they don't just visit (the dog) they were always there and had to watch not to step on a dog pope every time we were outside. The very first night, He stole my food as soon as I stepped inside. I could tell he was very proficient at his craft, the little thief. :)

We were looking forward to spent time by the pond. (Half dry and infested with bugs). We looked for the waterfall that was shown online and supposedly on the property. Later we found out that there were none. The pictures are rather deceiving and seasonal, to say the least.

I told Harvey that we were there to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday and were looking forward to spent a lot of time on the property enjoying the pond and the waterfall. I would've appreciated a heads up!

We only used the cottage for sleeping and did not spent much time at the property.

The care takers were very nice and accommodating though. Having said that The little Fairhaven downtown is very charming and filled with great café and restaurants. the surrounding trails and parks are easy to get to and made our little weekend unforgettable.

We definitely will be back to the area but not sure if we'll return to the Pond cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry the cottage didn't meet your expectations and we are surprised by your comments. If you examine the other reviews, almost all of our guests find great pleasure and satisfaction staying in the cottage and have had much more positive experiences than you. We work hard to make sure all of our guests enjoy their visit but, unfortunately it just doesn't meet everyone's needs. We appreciate your suggestions and will work hard to make sure other guests don't have the same challenges that you did. Not much we can do about the waterfall and the pond as it is the dry season and had no intention to be deceitful. We can assure you that the pond is not bug infested-all are healthy members of the ecosystem. We would be happy to provide a refund if that would be of compensation for your unsatisfying experience.
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Beautiful, peaceful, tranquil.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location, the animals, the pond, the bed, so comfortable. Really close to town yet felt so out of town. I would recommend to someone who just wants to have peace and quiet for a few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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