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Gorgeous Modern Studio Close to Downtown, WWU, Fairhaven

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Living room, dining room, bedroom beyond

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

In The Heart Of Bellingham, With Easy Access To The Best Of The Northwest!

The Garden Street Studio combines a Pacific Northwest aesthetic with modern accents. Every piece in the Studio – from kitchen utensils to furniture and accent rugs – has been chosen carefully. We are seasoned vacation rental hosts, and endeavor to create spaces that feel modern, warm and unique, evoking a distinct sense of place rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

The Studio is 739 square feet. The main room has ample space for entertaining, with plenty of seating, a gas fireplace, flat-screen television with Netflix viewing, gorgeous handmade live edge coffee table, and a sofa that becomes a bed for two. The custom, well-stocked kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and all the dish and cookware one could need (as well as olive oil, balsamic, spices, sugar, flour, coffee + french press, and more...). Peter's handmade live-edge maple table seats four (five, if you'd like). The living and dining areas are full of natural light from the south and west facing windows. The tiled walk-in shower can be used as a regular shower and also converts into a steam room. The queen-sized bed is in a separate room (there is no door on the bedroom, but a sliding screen separates it from the main living area). The bedroom includes ample closet space fronted by mirrored sliding doors, and a waterfall feature just outside the window. The Studio has radiant heat under bamboo floors, with slate tiled entryways. Since it is adjacent to a wooded path and screened in by a stone wall and hedges, one guest commented: "The setting gives a sense of privacy and seclusion despite being in the middle of town." Covered parking is just behind the Studio.

We care about beauty, connection, real things, and the Studio reflects that; much of its features were made by us or locally sourced. You'll eat at Peter's table, hang your coat on an alder tree we found in our woods, use Aimee's homemade soap in the kitchen, see our friends' art on the walls, and experience the best of the Northwest within and without. Guests have access to all the Studio amenities, covered outdoor parking in the alleyway behind the Studio, and access to the best of Bellingham just a short walk, bike ride, or drive away.

LOCATION: The Garden Street Studio is in the heart of Bellingham, 3 blocks from downtown, two miles from historic Fairhaven, and 4 blocks from Western Washington University's campus (a 1 minute drive, 2 minute bike ride, 8 minute walk from the Studio). Beyond the urban attractions, outdoor activities are also right outside the door or a short drive away. Some of Bellingham's best restaurants, grocery stores, farmer's market, and night life are within a 5-10 minute walk (guests can walk to all five local breweries)! Bellingham is known for integrating nature with urban living; the Studio is located adjacent to a nature trail that leads to Laurel Park, and a short walk from Sehome Hill Arboretum, the beautiful park-like campus of Western Washington University, and the South Bay trail that follows the waterfront. In the other direction, just blocks away is downtown Bellingham, with its restaurants, nightlife, museums, and shopping. The wonderful Bellingham Farmer's Market is just 4 blocks from the Studio. The historic Fairhaven district is a five minute drive, a 15 minute bike ride, or a 30-40 minute walk along the water. Fairhaven has its own weekly farmer's market, shops, terrific bookstore, kayak rental, and some great restaurants. Further afield – but not far – are the majestic mountains of the Cascade Range. The Studio is equidistant between Seattle and Vancouver BC (1.5 hour from each)

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
• The Studio is in a 5-unit condominium. We endeavor to be excellent neighbors. Thanks for being respectful of those around you.

• The Studio is close to downtown and the university; thus, there is a mix of housing nearby, including college students. Weekend nights can bring some noise from students walking to and from downtown. Garden Street, which fronts the unit, is becoming increasingly busy, as expected in a growing city near downtown. Fortunately, the condominium is set back and up from the street and bordered by a verdant greenway, so feels removed from the busyness of Garden Street.

• Though we offer a flatscreen TV, there is no cable. We do offer Netflix, with many viewing options.

• Upon booking, we provide a Guest Guide with lots of details about things to do in Bellingham and beyond.

• VRBO reviews of others' Studio stay are found in the review section: however, the Studio receives a lot more reviews and comments via other sites + our guest book. You may read these comments from the Studio guest book and reviews from other vacation rental sites in the Owner Info section.

• We endeavor to maintain vacation rentals of the highest quality, with a high level of integrity in our management. We value guests who also bring respect and integrity to their rental experience. Thank you!
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 739 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The bedroom is in the back of the Studio and is 3/4 separated from the main living area by a shoji screen. The sleeper sofa is in the living room area. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • The bathroom has a sink and mirror in one room, with toilet and shower adjacent. The shower is a large tiled, glassed-door walk in shower that converts into a steam room. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Speaker that plugs in to your phone...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Two blocks from downtown Bellingham!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Canadian Cascades, as well as the San Juan islands, can be seen from the Studio on clear days...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The Garden Street Studio is on South Hill, overlooking Bellingham Bay....moreless

  • Village:

    2.9 miles from historic Fairhaven...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Gorgeous live-edge custom made table and leather chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking in carport + street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press, coffee pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you'll need!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee beans, tea, salt, pepper, 16 different spices, sugar, flour (and even some complementary Brie!)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slices...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 24, 2017
1 night min stay
$145 $155
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$160

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Spring 2017
May 30 - Jun 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$145 $160
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 16 - Sep 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$160 $175
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $145
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

A 2.5% processing fee is charged for all credit card transactions. This fee applies to all Book It Now reservations.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Redlight Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bellingham Golf & Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5 (exit 253)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rock and Rye Oyster House
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker Ski Area
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Boulevard Park

The Garden Street Studio is in the heart of Bellingham, a 3 minute walk to downtown, 5 minute walk to Western Washington University's campus, and a 5 minute drive to historic Fairhaven. Beyond the urban attractions, outdoor activities are also right outside the door or a short drive away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We feel so fortunate to live in beautiful Bellingham, on a special property purchased by Peter's forward-thinking parents in 1964. Peter is the communication and development director for a regional nonprofit. Aimee is founder and lead teacher for an environmental education and service-learning program. We value giving back to our community and sharing the gifts we’ve received, both in our work and personal lives. Our vacation rentals are an expression of that ethic. We feel grateful to be able to share the bounty of Whatcom County: proximity to the sea, nearby mountains' trails and vistas, and all that Fairhaven and Bellingham have to offer. We are passionate about being active outdoors, healthy living, creativity, and authentic connections with family and community. We've greatly enjoyed the expansion of our community via our vacation rentals!

Why the Owner Chose Sehome, Bellingham, WA, USA:
While we are living our dream on our forested seaside bounty of our home property, we wanted to offer ourselves and others access to urban Bellingham as well. The Garden Street Studio, with its great location and built-in amenities, offered an ideal template to add our modern Pacific Northwest aesthetic. Bellingham is so connected to the outdoors, and we want our vacation rentals to offer the same: a warm and comfortable place to stay that also invites nature in.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The Garden Street Studio is such a great location – so much is so close! As mentioned in our description, downtown is just a few blocks away, with some of Bellingham's best restaurants, grocery stores, farmer's market, and night life. Guests can walk to all five local breweries! Bellingham is known for integrating nature with urban living; the Studio is located adjacent to a nature trail that leads to Laurel Park, and a short walk from Sehome Hill Arboretum, the beautiful park-like campus of Western Washington University, and the South Bay trail that follows the waterfront. In the other direction, just blocks away is downtown Bellingham, with its restaurants, nightlife, museums, and shopping. The wonderful Bellingham Farmer's Market is just 3 blocks from the Studio. The historic Fairhaven district is a five minute drive, a 15 minute bike ride, or a 30 minute walk along the water. Fairhaven has its own weekly farmer's market, shops, terrific bookstore, kayak rental, and some great restaurants. Further afield – but not far – are the majestic mountains of the Cascade Range. The Studio is equidistant between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Besides the great access to all Bellingham has to offer, the Studio itself invites in natural light; warms with fireplace flame, steam shower, and radiant heat floors; is surrounded by a forested path, sea view and trickling waterfall; and has a comfortable modern aesthetic. We love it and hope you will too!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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Photos

  • Living room, dining room, bedroom beyond

    Living room, dining room, bedroom beyond

  • Fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, & plenty of cupboard space.

    Fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, & plenty of cupboard space.

  • The other half of the living room, with gas fireplace, flat screen tv, and lots

    The other half of the living room, with gas fireplace, flat screen tv, and lots

  • Handmade live edge dining table, made by Peter

    Handmade live edge dining table, made by Peter

  • The bedroom. Comfortable queen sized bed, waterfall outside the window.

    The bedroom. Comfortable queen sized bed, waterfall outside the window.

  • Looking from the bedroom into main room. Waterfall on the slate to the left.

    Looking from the bedroom into main room. Waterfall on the slate to the left.

  • Bedroom. Bathroom entry is around the corner to the right.

    Bedroom. Bathroom entry is around the corner to the right.

  • Fully enclosed, large shower that also becomes a steam room

    Fully enclosed, large shower that also becomes a steam room

  • The Studio entrance, with the sunset reflected in the glass

    The Studio entrance, with the sunset reflected in the glass

  • Sunset view from the Garden Street Studio patio

    Sunset view from the Garden Street Studio patio

  • Mt. Baker, looming over Bellingham, is a highlight of the Cascade range

    Mt. Baker, looming over Bellingham, is a highlight of the Cascade range

  • Bellingham's restaurants, museums, grocery, nightlife are all a short walk.

    Bellingham's restaurants, museums, grocery, nightlife are all a short walk.

  • Living room and dining area, kitchen, front entryway.

    Living room and dining area, kitchen, front entryway.

  • One half of the living room area. Sofa becomes a double bed. Entry door on left

    One half of the living room area. Sofa becomes a double bed. Entry door on left

  • Alder tree harvested from our property becomes a beautiful coat rack

    Alder tree harvested from our property becomes a beautiful coat rack

  • Garden Street Studio

    Garden Street Studio

  • Ample closet space in the bedroom

    Ample closet space in the bedroom

  • Waterfall feature (lit at night) outside the bedroom window

    Waterfall feature (lit at night) outside the bedroom window

  • Bathroom (sink in one room, toilet and glassed/tiled shower adjacent in another)

    Bathroom (sink in one room, toilet and glassed/tiled shower adjacent in another)

  • The Garden Street Studio is on the lower level of this five unit condominium.

    The Garden Street Studio is on the lower level of this five unit condominium.

  • Front patio, with bay view beyond. Patio furniture comes out for relaxation and

    Front patio, with bay view beyond. Patio furniture comes out for relaxation and

  • Covered parking in the alley behind the Studio. A path takes you to entrance

    Covered parking in the alley behind the Studio. A path takes you to entrance

  • Truly one of the Best of Bellingham, the Saturday downtown Farmer's Market, is 3

    Truly one of the Best of Bellingham, the Saturday downtown Farmer's Market, is 3

  • The beautiful park-like campus of WWU is just three blocks from the Studio

    The beautiful park-like campus of WWU is just three blocks from the Studio

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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