Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Crows Nest on Bellingham Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This apartment is on the upper floor and the view is over Bellingham Bay

This was the quintessential bachelor pad, ( my husband lived here when we first met) It is a stunning place on the very top of our building that was built 1908. This area was originally used as a billiard room, there is a wonderful bedroom at the front of the house and a kitchen to the back. The landing is reminiscent of a ships landing and overlooks the canopy of some beautiful trees. The front yard was recently renovated and we hosted a wedding here and sat 50 people outside. We are close to a beach, boardwalk and the university area where there are lots of trails to walk.

Christine Coder
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 2011 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 vacation rental. This past summer we renovated the upper apartment, the crows nest I like to call it. 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 1985

Why Christine Coder chose Bellingham

This is a historical property on the bank over looking the bay. it was a single family home and was on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens in 1908. The article said it has all the modern convenience.... in the 40's is was divided in to suites for the nurses that were working in a hospital nearby. The building has all the charm and character of a building of its age. Radiator heating, this unit has an old gas stove, and beautiful leaded glass windows, as you can see in the photo. This is a very romantic place. I moved to Bellingham in 2011 and we decided to try a vacation rental in one suite. People love staying here, the view and the apartments are very unique. This past summer we started on vacation rental #2.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy staying in a unique historic building. All the charm and the quirks. All the windows at sofa height so you can see the beautiful view sitting on the sofa, or waking up in bed. Sloped attic ceilings provides a cozy feel, the climb up to the top of the stairs, feels like a ships quarters with the wood refinished to a gleam, and the railings all around. The bathroom with its old cast iron tub, ( no shower here... no place to stand under the eve) We think this house was a repeater station as it is perched high on the hill overlooking the bay. The occasional electrical plug has a sideways slot for plugging in an old fashioned radio. The yard is slowly being updated. You can see the many gardens that have been developed over time. The trees are mature and tower over our three story home. We have a very large dogwood that, when the season is here blooms from top to bottom.


South Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is typical of the era of the house, there is a new simple sink, new toilet, and the original bathtub with a hand held shower head. See photo. The old fashioned medicine cabinet adds charm. New linoleum, light fixtures and paint have made the place look fresh.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is the best view of downtown Bellingham. It overlooks the bay and the windows are at the level of the bed, so when you wake up or go to sleep you have an amazing view.
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

77% Complete
22% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Crows Nest on Bellingham Bay
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Bellingham Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about how wonderful this apt was...very clean, warm, inviting and the views are just spectacular! The owners were exceptionally warm and inviting. Great location close to WWU in a well established up-scale neighborhood. What a wonderful home, what a wonderful stay! Would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We really do have a hidden gem, and I want to share it with others who will appreciate it like you did. I do hope you can return some day! Christine
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely place, good people

  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet place overlooking Bellingham Bay with easy access to WWU, the Bay Trail, downtown B'ham and Fairhaven. The owners are super, very easy to work with and responsive to needs or requests.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

Great spot between Fairhaven and Downtown with wonderful views of the Bay.

Very welcoming hosts, and yet attic feels quite separate, spacious, and private.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Bellingham Bay views from the Crow's Nest

  • 5 of 5

When you pull up to the large home to park you know your stay is going to be unique and fun. The old beautiful home proudly boasts workmanship from a day-gone-by and is clean well kept and inviting. As you walk up several flights of beautifully restored hardwood stairs you are transported back to early Bellingham when all the homes were unique, loved and crafted to last many decades. Upon entering the "Crows Nest" on the top floor is a fun adventure...the space is very clean, a bit eclectic, peaceful and inviting. Then you see the amazing view of Bellingham bay and think wow! I could actually live here forever...The space is not too far to walk to either Old Fairhaven or Downtown Bellingham which we did during our stay. It was nice to be able to walk back after visiting several wine tastings and bars in Fairhaven which is a big plus.

Anyway, I am originally from Bellingham and grew up on 13th street which is only minutes away walking distance from the Crow's Nest and have always loved the area and get back once a year. I highly recommend the Crow's Nest if you are planning a visit to the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tacoma, WA

Nice stay during college Visit

  • 5 of 5

The Crows Nest was very charming, clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly as were the other tenants in the building and the neighborhood was wonderful. This is a beautiful old home on the 3rd floor, very nicely furnished. Both the Queen bed and pull out sofa were comfortable. My only regret was having my dog, I felt she may have been a slight nuisance as she is used to fenced in yard access at home and unaccustomed to stairs. The location was perfect for us as we needed something close to the college and there is a great bike, walk, run trail just down the hill from the house. This had a bed and breakfast feel to it with old charm. Would be perfect for 2 or 3 but worked well with the 4 of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bellingham, WA

Everything we could have asked for and more

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect little place to stay! My family and I stayed for two nights and it was everything we could have asked for. The Crows Nest was cute, comfortable, and quaint. We felt right at home. Also, the view was AMAZING! Along with that it was in a great location that gave us access to both Bellingham and Fairhaven with just a short drive. I would definitely recommend staying here as my family and I plan to when we visit the area in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

South Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

Cancellation within 3 moths to arrival date: full refund

Due to missed bookings a cancellation fee of 25% will be charged on all cancelled bookings cancelled within 30-90 days.

Cancelled bookings within 30 days no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties