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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 - 3 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 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 Bellingham

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • 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

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average rating of 4.8448277 based on 58 reviews
5

Awesome home. Nice area

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 10 and really enjoyed this lovely home. Perfect for friends to get away together

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome setting and owners

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing spot!!!! Perfect accommodations- terrific beds for all. Had a ball hiking the lake trail...perfect shopping in Fairhaven....I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Beautiful setting and home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this house during our weekend getaway. The hosts were very helpful with the few questions we had. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house is beautiful and the view is amazing

  • 5 of 5

We were able to check in early and allowed to check out late. They were very accommodating, and when I had an issue they returned my call and helped getting my issue fixed. It was a great weekend and a great rental and great owners. You can't go wrong with this rental. My family didn't want to go home they wanted to stay longer. Thank you

Dawne

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to host a long weekend family getaway. The house was very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked. The views were incredible. We enjoyed sitting on the deck, taking out the kayaks, and having evening fire pit sessions. There was a small issue with checking in, and the owners were so responsive and kind. Couldn't have asked for more. Great time, great house! We would all love to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for a few close friends and family member to get away from our busy lives and relax. Even with the rainy weather, the house was perfect! Thank you to Jaret and Kerrie for letting us rent your beautiful vacation home, we can't wait to stay again!

Sam

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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