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Sunny Lake Whatcom Waterfront Pvt 200' Beach/Dock/Boat Launch/Kayaks

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Very private 4 bdr+, 3.5 ba waterfront home on 1.1 acre w stunning views

Relax and enjoy spectacular waterfront sunsets year round from our beautiful, peaceful lakefront home. Only 10-15 minutes from Bellingham's core areas, yet a million miles away from the rush of city life. Our home is ideally located on a dead-end road, in a very quiet section of the highly sought-after sunny side of the lake. We enjoy bright sun well into the evening year round. Our home is perched just above the lake at an ideal elevation - high enough to offer an unparalleled, panoramic view of the lake removed from any boat noise, but low enough to be just steps away from our private beach. We have wonderful neighbors, but our property is so private that you may never see them.

Constructed of cedar logs and situated on 1.1 park-like acres with over 200 feet of no bank private water front, our spacious home feels like a resort lodge. The house includes 4 large bedrooms plus a loft, a bright well-equipped kitchen, a large open living area with floor to ceiling windows, a recreation/home theater room, and a large jacuzzi/soaking tub. We can sleep 6 in real beds. A 4th bedroom is currently used as a study, but can hold a queen air mattress to sleep 8. The loft holds a double futon to bring the total to 10. A large dining table just off the kitchen on the expansive deck provides a great spot for alfresco dining. Our study is equipped with a large built-in desk, high speed internet connection and printer. In addition, we have high speed wireless access throughout the house. With lots of southern exposure the house is bright and sunny year round, offering spectacular views from almost every room.

There is no shortage of recreational activities. Two kayaks and a small aluminum fishing boat with electric motor are available to explore the water in our backyard. If you'd like to bring your own ski boat, we have a dock and one of the few private boat launches on the lake. Our spacious private beach is double the size of most other lakefront properties in the area. It includes a large dock, fire ring, two picnic tables, a BBQ, lots of seating and plenty of space for waterside relaxation and games. As is true with most properties in our section of the lake, the house is set across the road from the beach and at a slight elevation, which affords stellar views, peace and privacy. The beach is just steps across a very low traffic, quiet road and can be accessed via a set of stairs from the house. Those with mobility issues can conveniently drive right up to the beach.

On rainy days, you can choose from a large library, a wide selection of family games, or a home theater room with a 62' television, X-Box 360 and a large collection of video games, Blu-Ray and DVDs. On the main level, the large open living room has a stereo, but no television, and is a great place to curl up with a book by the fireplace or just enjoy the panoramic view through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

There are many great spots to escape with a good book or just to enjoy the view and the wildlife (eagles, deer, and geese are all frequently sighted). You can also fish from the dock or enjoy a scenic walk on the 3 mile long lakeside trail that starts a short stroll from our home. Keep in shape with a well-equipped home gym (elliptical, recumbent bike, free weights and squat rack). Take a bike ride along the lake. Golf on one of Bellingham's many excellent courses. Ski or snowboard at Mt Baker. Or best yet, simply relax on the expansive deck with family, friends and your beverage of choice. Whatever your interest, there is something here for everyone in every season.

More Details

Owner
Kerrie and Jaret Hauge
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Kerrie and Jaret Hauge

We are Kerrie and Jaret. Together, we own a management consulting/software company that provides us with many opportunities for international travel. We have three fantastic nearly-grown boys. We love visiting new and unexpected places, meeting new people and learning about other cultures. Our interests include tennis, photography, sailing, boating, gardening, cooking, and hiking.

Kerrie and Jaret Hauge purchased this house in 2006

Why Kerrie and Jaret Hauge chose Northwest & Islands

Jaret is from Canada and Kerrie is from San Diego. Average the two together and you get this beautiful Northwest college town. We love the incredibly scenic, peaceful surroundings, with all the best the Northwest has to offer, yet within 1.5 hours of both Seattle and Vancouver, BC.

What makes this house unique

This home offers a magical mix of nature, serenity, one of the very best views on Lake Whatcom and fun! We've enjoyed many wonderful days with friends and family here and hope that your family will enjoy it as much as we do.

Amenities

Bellingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Recently renovated, great for luxurious baths
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Half Bath - toilet , Conveniently located off kitchen and next to exit
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on lower level
    Beach Half - toilet , Rustic bath at the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom with great view, ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large room on lower level with view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large room on lower level
    Bedroom 4/ Study - 1 double , Can be a study or additional bdr with double / full bed
    Loft - 1 double , Double bed. Semi-private.
  • Sleeps 10 in real beds, 8 with privacy and up to 10 if you include the semi-private loft (which may have the best view in the place).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sunny Lake Whatcom Waterfront Pvt 200' Beach/Dock/Boat Launch/Kayaks
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews
5

A perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We thought this would be a nice place based on the description and reviews, and it was well beyond our expectations. The house is comfortable and very thoughtfully furnished and laid out. The view is spectacular and the lake is idyllic. We had ten people, eleven years old and up, in the house for four nights and everyone enjoyed swimming, boating, making s'mores around the campfire, grilling and relaxing on the deck enjoying the view. The kitchen is well-equipped, the beds are comfortable, and we really could not have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Lovely view - beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

We were in Bellingham for our daughter's wedding and we rented this home while other family members rented one about a 1/2 mile away. This home is in a great location for relaxing and feeling like you are on vacation. Loved that we could use the kayaks and it felt like our own private lake as there were not a lot of people out on the water. There is a park nearby for running, hiking and water adventures - we saw 4 baby owls on our hike in the park!

The homeowners were great about supporting us when there were some septic issues during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holmdel, New Jersey
5

The definition of a Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had our Bellingham vacation planned for quite a while and once it finally arrived, it went beyond every possible expectation. The house, alone, is an amazing structure. Cozy, clean, and immaculate. The views surrounding it, breathtaking. I'd find myself waking up as early as possible just to sit on the deck and soak in all the gorgeous sights and tranquil sounds that Lake Whatom had to offer. The evening views were just as breathtaking, especially when we had the fire pit going on those cool, breezy nights. We felt so welcomed and "at home" being that the owners made everything so easily accessible and comfortable. Needless to say, no one wanted to leave. Grilling, kayaking, swimming, hot tubbing, or just sunbathing on the dock, the activities were endless. We spent most of the time at the house (you'll understand why) and even when we ventured out, beautiful hiking trails and rivers are not too far away. Worth the drive, anyway. This was the definition of a perfect vacation and I'm so grateful that The Hauge's welcomed us into their summer home.

-Lauren P.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

This house was perfect for our group of 6 adults and 4 kids. It's beautiful, clean and luxurious!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed all the amenities including the hot tub, fire pit, aluminum boat with an electric motor and the kayaks. They have life jackets for all sizes, all kinds of games, a pack and play, a high chair and best of all a stunning view.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Lake Whatcom house

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful home with a wonderful view. The kitchen was fully stocked and the living areas were bright and open allowing lots of room to spread out. My only recommendation is that the person sleeping in the loft be a heavy sleeper or enjoy getting up early because you can hear everything. Not great if you have young kids waking up at 6 AM. I highly recommend this house especially during the summer months. Wish we could've experienced better weather but welcome to the Pacific Northwest in April!

From check in to check out everything ran smooth. Thanks so much Kerrie and Jaret!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA
5

Wonderful house on Lake Whatcom! Everything we could've asked for and more!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. I hosted a women's retreat and our group of 8 had an amazing time. The house offers amazing views, plus a sense of peacefulness and privacy. People loved taking the kayaks out and sitting in the hot tub in the evenings. The house was super clean, beds were very comfortable, and kitchen was well-stocked. We'll be keeping this house on our list to come back in 2018.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Fork at Agate Bay
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Lummi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lake Padden or Shukshan (equidistant)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Bellingham Station (BEL)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-5/WA 542
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Fork at Agate Bay
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Ours!

Bellingham is a vibrant small city located roughly half-way between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. It is also within an easy day trip of the Mt Baker Ski Area, excellent hiking, and the San Juan Islands.

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Rates & Availability

Bellingham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Xmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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