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View of Bellingham Bay with private entry, fire pit, and heritage accomodations

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully renovated one bedroom with full bathroom and private entry

This is a Bay View apartment newly restored with vintage bathroom and other historical features. This home was built around 1908 and was renovated to honor the time period last summer (2013). New kitchen, updated bathroom with a queen bed, (down free bedding), and a small kitchen. There are two private entries, one through the lobby and the other a front porch facing the bay view with a small seating area to enjoy the summer sunsets. Private parking space reserved. A trail to Bellingham Bay begins next to us and is a pleasant 20 minute walk.


Owner
Christine Coder
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Christine Coder

My husband purchased this property because he fell in love with it while he was on a walk in the neighborhood. I moved to Bellingham a year ago and we live in the main unit. I took one of the rental units ( the building was a single family home and had been converted to accommodate nuns that worked in a nearby hospital in the 1940's) and renovated it, which is what we use as our short term rental. I love meeting people from all over the United States. It is always amazing to meet people and see how similar we are, and celebrate the culture, share ideas, and be the host to others who are new in the area. I moved here from Vancouver B.C. Canada, and am anxious to meet people from around the U. S. to get to know my new country better. I have been to many cities in the world and love the Pacific Northwest.

Christine Coder purchased this apartment in 2000

Amenities

South Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bathroom with newly tiled shower and floor, shampoo, soap and rinse dispenser, no need to bring your own. Blow drier supplied, and luxurious towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Wonderful brass queen bed, premium pillow top mattress, all hypoallergenic bedding, and pillow covers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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View of Bellingham Bay with private entry, fire pit, and heritage accomodations
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
Twain Harte, California
5

Great relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Got to know Bellingham well in our 4 days. The owners were wonderful and hospitable. Even though the cottage was attached to their home, it still felt like we had our own separate place. The weather was incredible and the views from our room even better. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect like before

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here, but not our last. Perfect for us. Loved our happy hours and dinners outside on the porch overlooking the bay. Christine is so welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great view! Nice breeze off thee bay!

  • 5 of 5

This property was located where we needed to be for our week in Bellingham. Easy access to Fairhaven and Bellingham. The Boulevard park and Woods Coffee was a bonus. Got to see some otters and meet with friends. The view from the front window or the yard was great, even had some deer visit a few times. Some darker curtains in the bedroom would be nice with the early sunrise and light until 10 p.m. in the summer. We had everything we needed for our stay. A very quiet and restful place. Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Great host and home. The views are stunning and the property has great charm and super comfortable. I'd stay again in a heart beat. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Austin ,TX
5

Central Location & Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in the South Hill neighborhood, and it offers a sweeping view of Bellingham Bay. There's an area outside, in front of the house, where you can relax, enjoy the view, and grill up dinner if you choose. Steps run next to the house where you can walk down to a waterfront trail within 5 to 7 minutes. It's also fun to walk around the South Hill neighborhood; walk up to WWU; or walk downtown to a wonderful market (open on Saturdays).

The only possible drawbacks are the kitchen is quite small, but certainly adequate to fix a small breakfast or simple lunch. There are also a couple of stairs leading up to the bathroom that may be a problem for anyone with mobility issues.

The owners were friendly and very helpful with answering our questions. We very much enjoyed our stay.

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

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the "Crows Nest." Beautiful views of Bellingham Bay. Quiet side street and spacious accommodations. I would definitely recommend this to others who need a place to stay in Bellingham.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cliff House Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Miles
Bellingham Cruise/Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Lake Padden Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Bellingham Cruise/Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cliff House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Boulevard Park
Car: not necessary

Fairhaven Village has many excellent restaurants, our favorite is an Italian restaurant called Mambo Italiano, where we order local muscles with wine sauce, and martinis on Friday nights. Other local restaurants include Dirty Dan Harris for steaks, Jalapenos for Mexican food and great Margaritas!

Amazing local book store with a unique selection of books for everyone. ( another restaurant attached to this with wonderful lunches including gluten free options, the peanut butter cookies are amazing, and they can make a sandwich 'sans gluten' if you have not had one of those for ever). The bookstore has an outdoor courtyard where on Saturday evenings you can take a blanket, some take out food and watch a classic movie under the stars. They have a local farmers market that sets up on certain days and our very good friend and amazing artist Mary Gregg Byrne has a booth there, if you like what she has there and would love something specific you could have your favorite view of Bellingham Bay commissioned by her!

Antique shops with wonderful collectibles and vintage linen, lamps, and jewelry. On the way home from Fairhaven Village you can stop at the Chrysalis Spa and have a luxury experience, with massage, nails, facials and finish off with dinner at their waterfront restaurant.

( I had a gift certificate for this spa and went for a facial, and a manicure before Christmas one year, and I could not believe what a difference it made for my skin, I also purchased a terry/microfiber robe from them and I highly recommend it!)

The University is only a few blocks away, and is part of the Washington State University system. Western Washington is very proud of The Vikings men's basketball team. The home games a just a few minutes away. For parents visiting students at the university our apartment is a perfect place to stay. Here you will have a clean beautiful quiet place to come home to instead of sharing a room, worse yet a house with your university student and ' roommates'.

Downtown is a quiet but interesting place to wander, with museums, libraries and shops galore. For the shoppers, there are outlet malls 25 minutes down I-5 in Burlington, and north towards Canada. Vancouver is only 1 hour and 15 minutes for a day, and I used to live there so I am the best guide to what you are interested in to make the day tailored to you.

Mount Baker is also close by for those of you who like to hike and ski depending on the time of year.

I could go on and on about Bellingham, it is rated one of the top places to visit and live in the United States. Come and see why!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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