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Modern Dream Lake Samish Waterfront Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious light filled 1200 square feet set on a serene bay.

High Ceilings and Large windows make this home a place where the weight of the world fades away.

There is one bedroom with a queen bed as well as two queens size sleeper sofas (with a gel mattress) in the great room. A great place for two to six for a fun weekend.

My 'Girly Industrial' house theme is expressed in the pink accents, hand painted black peonies on the heated grey concrete floors to the truss joist with car-decking for the ceiling creating a loft like space.

I put in 'old lady' steps to easily get into the water off the dock so more are able to enjoy the lake on a hot day.

My house is designed for accessibility no curb for the shower 36 inch wide doors and it is all on one level. I brought my friend who is in a wheel chair for a weekend and she was happy to be so independent. For further details please call.

I am not always at a computer ( I am somewhat of a luddite) so my response time is not instant. I am at my computer on Mondays. Please feel free to call if time is of the essence. 206 371 6878. that is the best way to reach me.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Randall
Member since: 2011
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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Jennifer Randall

I am an interior designer based in Seattle since 1975.

In 2009 I designed and had my house built fulfilling a life long dream of designing and building my own home. I tease my clients that I have had years of practice on them when they see my house and like it.

I love my house and I enjoy sharing it. A few years back I did VRBO with my place in the city and it was such a wonderful experience meeting people I am looking forward to opening my home once again.

Jennifer Randall purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer Randall chose Bellingham

I grew up on the lake ( I lived across Lake Samish Drive up on the hill from this house) where my family still lives. You will know it is their house when you see all the crazy sculptures in the yard my dad makes. They have lived at the lake since 1962.

I always dreamed of building a custom house on this slip of land that is my families access to the lake. I have been sketching for decades. So what you see is result of budget hitting dreams and shaking down into a comfortable relaxing place to be.

What makes this house unique

I grew up using the dock, swimming, skiing, and enjoying the lake however the first time as an adult I sat still and looked up the lake I felt the serenity of the view wash over me and I knew I wanted to live here.

So I have brought my precious things, my piano, art and Kitchenaid mixer (ha ha) to a space I can enjoy in anticipation of creating a place to retire. Until retirement I will share it with others and hope they can have a little piece of my dream for themselves.

Amenities

Bellingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • On Bedroom with Queen Bed No Door on Bedroom Two Queen Sleeper Sofas Gel Mattress In Great Room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Lake Samish is a destination for bike riders so if you ride bring your bike.

Reviews

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Modern Dream Lake Samish Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful space, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our trip to Bellingham. It's a beautiful space with a gorgeous view. The kitchen had everything we needed, the beds were comfortable, and it was nice having a washer & dryer. It's a short drive into Bellingham and an easy jumping off location to Seattle, Vancouver, and Mt. Baker. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home and view on the edge of the lake

  • 5 of 5

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay here. Exceptional design that is both uplifting and nurturing. Surprises abound!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property, both the location and the home itself are excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Bellingham and this little gem was a delight. Every need was anticipated by Jennifer and we had zero issues. Would definitely book this property again. The only issue I had was with VBRO (Airbnb is much easier to use). I had several problems with their website (they won't send you information until you sign up for their app, which I did not want) and VBRO not allowing/sending information, which necessitated me contacting Jennifer myself. NOT Jennifer's fault. Overall an excellent property!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An architectural gem and a true treat

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this is the type of home you see in magazines, but it is a rare treat to be able to visit one, much less spend a few nights in one. Jennifer is an extremely talented designer, and it is wonderful that she is willing to share this special space.

As a designer myself, I was immediately drawn to this home while searching for a place to stay in Bellingham. My husband is not much into modern architecture, but he was wooed by the baby grand piano.

I have shared the link with so many people, so I hope that the next time we're in town, it is available to us again. Thank you Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this VRBO. We have stayed at many, and this was one of the best. The opening glass garage door between the living room and the lake brought the outdoors in. We had it open most of our waking hours. The attention to detail in the landscaping provided a lush environment and privacy from the neighboring properties. The house was light and airy with everything we needed. Jennifer was very responsive when we had questions, but otherwise gave us our privacy. It was a perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a very comfortable and creative space!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time here. We loved opening up the garage door and letting the breeze and the view in. It has everything you need to have a restful vacation. It is also close enough to Fairhaven and Belllingham to have access to great restaurants and shops. We will go again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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Little Cheerful Cafe
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Pickford Film Center
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Western Gallery
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Whatcom Museum
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On Rice Thai Cuisine
"Very Good Thai Food a great price."
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Alger Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Alaska Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake Padden
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Samish Whatcom County Park

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

If you will be hosting an event (more than 10 people) there is a $1,200 per day charge.

I am occasionally on site on weekends in the detached garage/guest house.

Long term rentals are welcome at the full rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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