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'Emerald Lake' Studio -- Lakefront Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy 1 Bed/1 Bath Apartment

This self-contained apartment has fantastic views of the lake and surrounding woods. You are minutes from Bellingham's many restaurants, night life and family activities. Snow boarding and skiing at Mt Baker. There are scenic hiking trails throughout the area as well as many golf courses. This retreat is unique and comfortable, well-kept in its amenities and conveniences without being fussy. No smoking, no pets.

There is a queen bed, full bathroom with jet tub, washer/dryer, HDTV/DVD player, stereo, propane fireplace, kitchenette with large fridge, microwave, toaster oven, George Foreman grill, electric fry pan and blender, plus a private deck. Wi-Fi and phone service available. The rental also include use of a canoe, 3 kayaks, peddleboat and a private dock for your relaxation and enjoyment. Swimming and lake fishing are right outside your door.

June through September, studio guests may have two visitors during the day. The Chalet listed at VRBO #77136 can accommodate more persons. (Please visit the Chalet at vrbo #77136.)

Emerald Lake Studio is located on the lower level of the Chalet. There are times when both Chalet and Studio are rented, especially during the summer months.

The $150 damage deposit is refundable and will be returned after your stay, as long a the rental is returned in good condition.*

*This is not a party house. Extra guests and/or special events must be cleared with the Owner in writing or you may lose your damage deposit.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

More Details

Rosetta Klassen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Rosetta Klassen

I'm passionate in what I'm doing with the Emerald Lake Chalet & Apartment. When I read guest comments that they have enjoyed their stay and want to come back, that's very rewarding

Rosetta Klassen purchased this studio in 1979

Why Rosetta Klassen chose Northwest & Islands

This property is one of a kind. Swimming and fishing at the door.

What makes this studio unique

My family has owned property on Emerald Lake since the 1960's. It's been a great retreat for my six children and grandchildren as well as our friends. Bellingham is minutes away where many activities, shopping and gourmet restaurants add to the wonderful lake setting apart from city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We were in shock at how quiet it is here (haha, we left 3 kids under the age of 4 at home with grandma and the QUIET was very much appreciated.

Woke up this morning to a beautiful misty view of the lake -- wish I could sit here all day to look at it. Were very impressed by how clean and organised everything was. Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world with us!
Jan 2015
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Bellingham Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks.
  • Only toilet paper in toilet. We are on septic.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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'Emerald Lake' Studio -- Lakefront Retreat
average rating of 4.631579 based on 52 reviews

Gorgeous, quiet, relaxing, comfortable, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and such a great place to stay! We had a great time using the paddle boat to hang out on the lake, it was quiet, the bed was comfortable the cabin was clean, and well maintained. I can't wait until we visit the area again we would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate you taking the time to let others know of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again at Emerald Lake Studio.
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Just as described. So charming and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoy the lake and the views, take the canoe out and admire the other cabins. Such nice way to begin and end the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our gem on the water - aptly named Emerald Lake. We hope to see you again.
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Great little getaway close to Bellingham!

  • 5 of 5

We kayaked on the lake and loved hanging out in the little studio together.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lake. We hope to see you again.
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Wonderful stay with everything that we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful retreat nestled in a small and quiet lake. If considering please note that the pictures of the lower apartment do not do it justice. It is much bigger than the pictures reveal. Plenty of room for two and a bedroom that can be separated off for privacy.

Also a handy in suite washer and dryer.

Thank you very much Rosetta and Sharon.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. One of the joys of opening our home up to VRBO is that we get to meet such wonderful and respectful people who come to stay. It is our home and we are happy to share it with you. Thank you for being great guests.
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A perfect getaway for the two of us!

  • 5 of 5

Property was easy to find and get into. Very clean and well cared for. We loved using the kayaks, watching a storm roll in, walking around part of the lake and seeing an eagle fly over head holding a fish! We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review and sharing some of your experiences on and around the property. The eagles are very active right now since the lake is stocked with fish every year. Our location is one of the most secluded on the lake, yet it is full of lots of interesting things to see as well.
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful time! a very clean and relaxing place. will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to have you enjoy our property. Thank you for the lovely review and we hope to see you back real soon.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bellingham Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Barclay Village
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sudden Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrac Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Barclay Village
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

Canoe, three kayaks, pedal boat, fishing, swimming, private dock, and the new addition of a fire pit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Deposit $150

FOR LONG HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: we require a minimum stay of three nights.

CANCELLATIONS that are made more than fifteen (15) days prior to the arrival date will have their original payment refunded minus a $30 handling fee. Cancellations that are made during the fifteen days will forfeit their deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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