Beachfront Cottage on Chuckanut Bay
Chuckanut Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach and a close trip down scenic Chuckanut Drive to historic Fairhaven in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. Perfect for a couple needing a romantic getaway, or the outdoor enthusiast who wants water for their kayaking or SUPing out the front door or miles of trails for biking and hiking out the backdoor.
This beachfront cottage is situated on a bluff 40ft above the pristine waters of the Salish Sea with gorgeous views of Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands. The sunset view is spectacular all year long!
The 600 square foot cottage is well appointed. The main floor is one large room with a fully equipped kitchen on one side looking through the sitting area and out a picture window facing Chuckanut Bay. There is a large comfortable sofa, flat screen,Apple TV and wifi throughout the cottage. The full bath features a tub and shower. The cottage has naturally finished reclaimed-original wood floors throughout. In the corner of the room is a gas-wood stove making this a very cozy cottage any time of the year.
Upstairs you will find one large room that partially overlooks the main floor. There is a luxurious king size bed facing the bay and islands, wonderful sleeper sofa and ample shelving and hanging space. Both floors are private. Although open to below.
From the cottage it is a short walk down a stairway to the beach. At beach level there is a wonderful private sitting area where you can swim or enjoy the calm bay by kayak or rowboat.
It is a quick bike ride on Chuckanut Drive where one can get on the interurban trail and ride just 4 miles north to Fairhaven, a historic seaside village with great shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Fairhaven is also the gateway to the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Alaska by ferry and hosts the Amtrack train station if one wants a quick trip to Vancouver BC or Seattle. Imagine all of that without getting into your car! Go south and find the public boat launch, beaches and access to phenomenal mt. biking and hiking of Larabee St. Pk., just minutes from the cottage. Further down Chuckanut Drive are oysterbeds, gorgeous farmland and further yet is Seattle, which is 90 minutes by car. To the northeast Mt. Baker and the foothills of the Cascades offer world class snowboarding and skiing as well as endless miles of backcountry exploring.
Like all the houses on Chuckanut Bay, it is close to the main railway line that links Seattle and Vancouver BC. When the cottage was renovated the owner/builders who live next door, went to great lengths to quiet the cottage as much as possible. If you wish to further diminish the train sounds, earplugs are provided.