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Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large, 2 BR's, kitchen, central location for visits to WWU, downtown, lake views


Located in a Lake Whatcom community that was originally developed as a resort, it is now a beautiful and much sought after location for many families as full-time residents. You will have plenty opportunity to see the beautiful lake., Pacific Northwest pines, and nature. We are centrally located and convenient to WWU, Downtown Bellingham, shopping and many attractions. Only a few minutes to the public beach and park with boat launch. As you drive from the apartment you will see a beautiful view of the lake. You will be only a few minute drive to Bellingham Bay, restaurants, night life.

A beautiful, impeccably clean, private, two bedroom walkout vacation rental with spacious paver patio, yard, convenient parking. A perfect get away!

Private entrance, full bath, dinette, living room, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, patio, coffee maker and electric tea pot, full sized refrigerator/freezer. Large capacity washer and dryer. Free WiFi, flat screen smart TV's. you can login to your Netflix account , Dish Network.

1.5 mile drive to Barkley Village which has a full service grocery store, restaurants, New Regal Cinema 16 first run movies, Omni iMax theater. We are within walking distance to the nearest public beach area and minutes drive or walk to the nearest park with a sandy beach and boat launch. Minutes from many fantastic, beautiful walking and hiking trails. Galbraith Mountain for mountain biking is 2 miles, Mt Baker Ski lodge within 50 miles for a beautiful day drive. Vancouver BC is only 35 miles. We are 20 miles to the Canadian Boarder. We are a few hours to Whistler BC. Whale watching cruises leaving from Bellingham Bay. Just a boat ride or an air taxi ride out to the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Orcas Island. So much more!

Sorry, absolutely no pets, no smoking anywhere on premises. Not a party place.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Cree

We're a professional married couple (18 years) who love to travel, meet interesting people, and enjoy dinner and conversation with friends. We appreciate the beauty that surrounds us the Bellingham area. We receive enjoyment from creating a beautiful vacation rental for our guests.

Cree purchased this apartment in 2011

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is for those who are looking for more during their time away from home. We provide a beautiful, impeccably clean and comfortable space. The location is perfect for those who are in town to visit their kids at WWU, for staying while site seeing, or visiting family or attending special events. The apartment is a perfect 'home base' for visitors and tourists to Bellingham and all the attractions from skiing on Mt Baker to mountain climbing, mountain biking, hiking, boating, whale watching or just simply shopping and sightseeing.


Silver Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is private to the unit and off the hallway. It is very clean and bright. Large mirror and spacious vanity top. Extra mirrors are supplied to each bedroom so a larger party will have the ability to have mirrors while the bathroom is occupied. We supply high quality shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and facial soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Room has large windows and Smart 32 in TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , big windows, bright, airy 40" Smart TV
    Futon and couch in living room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed futon in living room sleeps 2, and couch sleeps 1
  • Bedroom 1 has queen size bed that sleeps two. Nice windows lets in the beautiful sunshine but is appropriately dark at night. Ceiling fan, Smart TV's with free Dish, Netflix, This is a beautiful and elegant room and most importantly it is comfortable! Bedroom 2 is spacious with two single bed. Sleeps two. The double bed futon in the living room allows sleeping for an additional 2 and if needed the couch will sleep 1. The apartment is best enjoyed by 4 to 6 adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The location is perfect as a home base for sightseeing, whale watching, visiting your WWU student, shopping, water activities, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, Skiing, fine dining or a romantic get away. You will find the space quiet, exceptionally clean, modern, cozy, elegant... a beautiful place to cook a meal and call home while you're away from home. Sorry, absolutely no pets, no smoking anywhere on premises.


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vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The owners were very accomodating, and always got right back to us via text with any and all questions. The location is perfect for traveling to the lake, or heading to local parks and downtown. We loved the patio and grass area, which our little kids enjoyed playing in. The owners provided a ton of ammentities from pancake mix and syrup to hair shampoo and conditioner - all high end products. We enjoyed our stay and loved Bellingham, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We only spent two nights here, but enjoyed our stay. Very clean, well appointed, with everything you'd need. Beautiful lake just down the street & convènient to town. The owners just happened to be there & were really welcoming & helpful. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

Hummingbird cottage was emaculate - very well furnished - CLEAN - with a well appointed kitchen - every detail was thought of & provided by the owners --- Thanks Cree we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and nice

  • 5 of 5

Lots of nice touches, including the garden area, high end furnishes and appliances, and a great location near the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It was just ok.

  • 3 of 5

The outside patio and BBQ setup was great. We ate most of our meals outdoors. The unit was spotless and well appointed however the kitchen setup was odd. Not really conducive to cooking (we grilled outside). The refrig in one room, the stove in another.The dish sink was also poorly situated. We couldn't regulate the temperature as the thermostat was controlled by the upper unit. We were freezing

much of our stay. Lastly, the noise of footsteps from the upper unit was very loud.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that this rating was more as a result of this guest wanting to cancel at the very last minute in order stay at a place next to their son, than because of anything based on reason or reality. Rreviews are not supposed to be used for that reason. The refrigerator is a full size, top of the line large capacity, stainless steel fridge, perfectly located within the kitchen/dining/eating area where it would logically be located. The stove is located within arms length and is also stainless steel and self cleaning. Future guests can look at the many, many 5 star reviews for this vacation rental and know that this review is an anomaly. For travelers considering this rental, you will find a stunning and exceptionally well appointed, well located, "home-away-from-home" in this beautiful bungalow. As 99% of our past guests have described, you will find it to be a 5 star deserving vacation get away in which you will want to return time after time, as many of our guests do. With this unit being booked back to back in advance year after year, we desire that every one of our valued guests experience the best stay we can possibly provide for them and we are confident you will find it here.
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Property was wonderful; enjoyed coffee every morning listening to the hummingbirds and enjoying the

  • 5 of 5

Cree responded quickly with several questions. Very comfortable and lovely surroundings. Could see that they paid attention to details. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Fork at Agate Bay
Island Mariner Whale Watching
Scotty Browns
Boulevard Park
Lake Padden Golf Course
Pickford Film Center
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bellingham International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Scotty Browns
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Alaskan Ferry, Fairhaven
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Shuksan Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak at Alaskan Ferry System Fairhaven
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Scotty Browns
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blodel Donivan Park
Car: necessary

The apartment and is located on Lake Whatcom in Silverbeach; the sunny side of the lake. You will be a few minutes drive from downtown Bellingham and only a short walk to the edge of Lake Whatcom where you can swim, boat, (we have temporary parking if you bring your boat), hike, mountain climb, mountain bike, kayak, paddle board, and we are on the outskirts of Bellingham on the side that makes it a straight shot up Mt Baker for Skiing which is about 50 miles away. There is so much more. The area is simply beautiful, and the apartment is ultra comfortable and PRIVATE. Two bedroom ground level suite/apartment/flat or you can call it a HAVEN. PRIVATE entrance, private full bath, dinette and living room combination, full kitchen. You are sure to encounter a hummingbird or two any time of the year or perhaps a deer, a bald eagle, or a hoot from an owl perched high above while you enjoy a large patio that walks out from your unit. The beautiful plush forest of Sqaulicum Mtn surrounds the apartment on two sides and views of Lake Whatcom on the other. The view of the lake gets pretty good in late fall after the leaves have fallen. We have an outdoor fireplace, gas grill with side burner and patio furniture. Inside there is a kitchen with a microwave, coffee and tea pot, full sized refrigerator/freezer. There is a stove with oven and cook top with a built in microwave. and coffee grinder for fresh ground coffee. Pancake griddle and a Belgian waffle iron and some waffle mix handy if you desire to use it. You have full access to the entire lower level of our three story home. large capacity washer and dryer located in the suite (you might need your own He (high efficiency) detergent unless there is some left over from previous guests ). Owner's master suite is on the 3rd floor while guest apartment/suite is the full, lower level with private entrance and complete separation from the main residence. There is a nice but small yard. The suite is most comfortably enjoyed by 4 but have had six and more on several occasions with no issues. Fee's are based on double occupancy. Smart 46" TV with HD dish satellite and DVR . 40' & 32" Flat screen TV's in the bedrooms. Dish Network, Netflix, Blue-ray DVD, s WiFi. an assortment of recorded movies. 1.5 mile drive to Barkley Village which has a full grocery store (Hagen) , restaurants, new Regal Cinema 16 first run movies, Omni iMax theater. We are a 5 min walk to the nearest public access beach area and a mile and a half to the nearest park with a sandy beach, volleyball courts, swing sets and boat launch. Minutes from many fantastic, beautiful walking and hiking trails. Galbraith Mountain for mountain biking is 2 miles, Mt Baker Ski lodge is 50 miles. Downtown Vancouver BC is only 35 miles. We are 15 or 20 miles to the Canadian Boarder. We are a few hours to Whistler BC. We have many whale watching cruises leaving from Bellingham Bay (10 min). We are just a boat ride or an air taxi ride out to the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Orcas Island. You will absolutely love staying in the apartment while staying in Bellingham. Sorry we have a strict no pet policy, no smoking anywhere on premises. Not a party place or a gathering place for anyone other then guests in the original party.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

Rental agreement and house rules will be found at the payment point for guests review
2 night minimum stay on weekends; one night stay is okay on weekdays. Just email me and I will customize the booking.
All credit card payments are subject to a 3% charge by owners which will be deducted from the damage deposit once we know exactly what the service fees are. Payment through Paypal to our Hummingbird Haven personal account will avoid any cc service fees. Please pay to this account:
Feel free to call me at: 360-510-0603

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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