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Conveniently Located Loft In A Country Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Executive 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen & laundry with pastoral views

The rental is an executive style 2 bedroom, 1 bath loft furnished with a full kitchen, hardwood floors and Martha Stewart style décor. The 1100 square-foot property is filled with unique antique furniture including a claw foot bathtub for relaxation and boasts views of surrounding pastures, woods and mountains. Within these serene rural surroundings, the loft also has all the 21st century amenities necessary for workers and vacationers alike. Radiant floor heating, WIFI and satellite television are there to allow you to stay comfortable and connected. The rental has its own separate entrance and a private deck to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest weather. Your stay includes fresh chicken eggs from our lovely hens.

Jill Holmes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Jill Holmes

Hello our names are Fred and Jill and we are excited to have you at the Red Barn Loft. We are two professionals who moved to the Bellingham Area in 1992. We hail from Arizona and Connecticut respectively and made the trek to the Pacific Northwest after college in search of a home. We built our house with two friends and raised two boys on the property.

Jill Holmes purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Jill Holmes chose Northwest & Islands

Almost a quarter century ago we were attracted to rural beauty of the Squalicum Valley as a place to build our home and our family, and we haven't left since!

What makes this cottage unique

The biggest benefit of the loft is the quiet and calm surroundings punctuated by the beauty of nature and wildlife.


Bellingham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Radiant heated ceramic tile floors in bathroom
  • Bathroom is vintage in design with modern fixtures. Radiant heated ceramic tile floors, restored claw foot tub and oversized shower with waterfall shower head. The custom vanity has double sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size sleep number bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size sleep number bed
  • Both bedrooms are equipped with sleep number beds that are adjustable on each side of the bed. Beds have down alternative comforters and premium sheets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are a very private, quiet and peaceful retreat located within close proximity to all that the Great Northwest has to offer!


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(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Very charming.

  • 5 of 5

The property was charming and comfy. The owners were nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying at the Red Loft Barn

  • 5 of 5

The Red Loft Barn is in the country, but only a few minutes from Bellingham. The Barn Loft is beautiful. With high ceilings, spacious rooms and lots of gorgeous details.

Our host, Jill, were attentive to our needs.

We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the loft justice! We had a wonderful stay with our 18 month twin girls, who just loved the farm animals. There were 4 of us staying and we had plenty of room and lots of privacy. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, classy, antique abode

  • 5 of 5

Jill's spacious, charming barn loft was a treat to scope out in it's decor and overall ability to fulfill every need. The loft's ambience was meant to make all who enter feel at home. From the well stocked kitchen and bathroom to the games/books stored in the bedroom plus living room armoire/shelves, there wasn't any reason to leave the place. The beautiful antique collectible furniture and country decor was so well done. Our beds were comfy, the heated flooring lent itself well to the winter snow/cold covering the Bellingham landscape, and there were plenty of blankets available for those with more needs to snuggle in. We were in the area for a family get together at Murphy Place and in Bellingham, so the location was perfect for our needs. The trip was too short to savor the farm/animals/area. We'll just have to return again some fine day. Thanks for the cleverly constructed and decorated respite!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Bellingham and at our loft. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future!
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We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more!

  • 5 of 5

The space is lovely, clean, comfortable and well appointed. We found everything we could have needed for a weekend, and we did cook 2 meals there. We even got some bonus Goose eggs as Roux was laying.

The loft if far enough out of town to enjoy rural peace and quiet, but close enough to enjoy shopping, some sight seeing, restaurants and the 'Tap Trail'. We will no doubt book again at some point, and will certainly recommend this gem to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sally, We enjoyed hosting you! We will look forward to seeing you in the future. Jill
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Farmhouse retreat

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this beautiful coach house loft on a farm near Bellingham. My husband and another adult friend were invited to a weekend of 25th anniversary events for friends in Bellingham. We stayed in this loft and we all loved it. It is very charming and tastefully decorated -- the owners have excellent taste with antique furniture, art, interesting books, textiles, even the afghans on the couches were in good "country cottage of yesteryear" taste. But of course everything was modern, including the kitchen with up-to-date appliances and cookware of any type. There are two comfortable bedrooms with huge closets and a there is large bathroom. The living room is also comfy and the roof has dormers which gives a cozy feel. We could hear rain patterning on the roof, and farm animals and birds in the morning. If the weather were nicer, there is a nice little deck with a table and chairs for sitting outside. The atmosphere is very rural but we were able to get to our Bellingham events in 20 minutes or so. The owners waived hello and left us fresh eggs, but they live in a separate building and were not in our face at all. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Barkley Village
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Bellingham & Anacortes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Shuckson Links Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Fork
Car: necessary

Our rental is located in a beautiful rural 7 acre property 6 miles from Interstate 5. Downtown Bellingham is a short but scenic 12 minute drive away offering a variety of services including shopping restaurants and parks. North Cascades National Park is just 30 minutes away, nearly unlimited hiking and nature watching activities, as a well as the world famous Mt. Baker Ski area. Just off of Mt. Baker highway, 4 miles from the rental is Regal Cinemas Barkley, a 16-plex IMAX and 3d capable movie theatre. The waterfront town of Bellingham and the Fairhaven Historic district are located on Bellingham Bay within a short drive. From these places there is easy access to whale watching, boating and sailing in the San Juan Islands, one of the world’s most photographed archipelagos. Charter boat services are located at the Bellingham Marina. The loft is also within driving distance of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting metropolitan areas, located a mere 55 minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 minutes from downtown Seattle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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