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

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3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children have a wonderful time here, but they need to be watched closely....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, absolutely, positively no smoking...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Bringing pets will result is a complete loss of the damage deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One very small step into the main floor of the house. Main floor has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and access to the deck. We have hosted several people in wheelchairs without any problems....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with great view, ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large room on lower level with view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Large room on lower level...moreless

  • Bedroom 4/ Study: 1 double

    Can be a study or additional bdr with double / full bed...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double

    Double bed. Semi-private....moreless

  • 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). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Guest Bath: toilet, jetted tub

    Recently renovated, great for luxurious baths...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest Half Bath: toilet

    Conveniently located off kitchen and next to exit...moreless

  • Lower Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bath on lower level...moreless

  • Beach Half: toilet

    Rustic bath at the beach...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended HD cable with HBO, Starz, Netflix, and Hulu....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small stereo upstairs, large stereo downstairs. Both with inputs for a smart phone or ipod....moreless

  • Television:

    62 inch TV in Rec Room...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a few toys and children's books left over from when our children were small...moreless

  • Video Games:

    xbox 360 with xbox live....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many family and adult movies available on Bluray...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Over 200 ft of low-bank private waterfront with dock and boat launch....moreless

  • Mountain View

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Located between the kitchen and dining room that main table can squeeze in up to 10 with added chairs. There is also a dining table for 6 on the deck...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas rock fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical, stationary bike, free-weights, bench, kettlebells...moreless

  • Garage:

    Oversized attached garage, currently set up as a fitness room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet throughout the home. Passwords can be found in the rental manual....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White bath towels, brown hot tub towels, and colorful beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large, well-equipped kitchen suitable for entertaining...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction cook top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Small aluminum fishing boat with electric motor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Four kayaks are available for your use. Two are single / double adult kayaks, two are single children's kayaks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1.1 acres of landscaped grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large weber grill (2015)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have lifejackets in a variety of sizes available for your use...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    5 person hot tub with Gazebo (Sept 2015)...moreless

  • Sauna:

    3 person dry sauna with speakers and auxiliary audio cord....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
Off Season
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$400
$2,800 $12,000
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,850

Changeover Day: Friday

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$550
$3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400
$2,800 $12,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Bellingham, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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  • 3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

    3200 sqft waterfront home on the sunny side of gorgeous 12 m long Lake Whatcom

  • Large cozy living room

    Large cozy living room

  • Open plan handles large groups well

    Open plan handles large groups well

  • New (Oct 2015) hot tub located just off the deck with a nice view of the lake.

    New (Oct 2015) hot tub located just off the deck with a nice view of the lake.

  • Spacious master suite with access to deck, great views, ensuite bath

    Spacious master suite with access to deck, great views, ensuite bath

  • Large rec room with 62 inch TV

    Large rec room with 62 inch TV

  • View from our dock, looking SouthEast

    View from our dock, looking SouthEast

  • Very large private lakefront with fire pit.

    Very large private lakefront with fire pit.

  • This is the sunset view you'll enjoy each night from our deck

    This is the sunset view you'll enjoy each night from our deck

  • There are lots of quiet spots to relax with a book and a cup of coffee

    There are lots of quiet spots to relax with a book and a cup of coffee

  • Full laundry room with utility sink conveniently just off kitchen

    Full laundry room with utility sink conveniently just off kitchen

  • Newly build hammock.

    Newly build hammock.

  • Fantastic views throughout the house

    Fantastic views throughout the house

  • Enjoy the holiday season with festive decorations and illuminated tree.

    Enjoy the holiday season with festive decorations and illuminated tree.

  • Large well-equipped kitchen w breakfast bar, dining table for 8-10 + 6 on deck

    Large well-equipped kitchen w breakfast bar, dining table for 8-10 + 6 on deck

  • Large deck w dining table is a great place to relax with coffee or enjoy dinner

    Large deck w dining table is a great place to relax with coffee or enjoy dinner

  • Wake up to the peaceful water view

    Wake up to the peaceful water view

  • This bedroom is currently set up as a study, but can easily hold a queen.

    This bedroom is currently set up as a study, but can easily hold a queen.

  • With a large dock, there is plenty of room to tie up boats or sunbathe

    With a large dock, there is plenty of room to tie up boats or sunbathe

  • This wide mouth bass was caught (and released!) right off our dock.

    This wide mouth bass was caught (and released!) right off our dock.

  • 200 feet of private low bank waterfront with dock and boat launch

    200 feet of private low bank waterfront with dock and boat launch

  • A large jacuzzi soaking tub in one of the 3.5 baths adds to the relaxation

    A large jacuzzi soaking tub in one of the 3.5 baths adds to the relaxation

  • No need to drive all the way around to a public launch, there's one here

    No need to drive all the way around to a public launch, there's one here

  • Newly installed Sauna!

    Newly installed Sauna!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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