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Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great For A Couple Or A Family Of Ten

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Adorable Two Bedroom Home With Huge Yard On Lake Whatcom

The Sunshine House is located on Lake Whatcom's more private South Bay. Originally built 100 years ago as an office for a local coal mining company this 2 bedroom home has just been completely restored to a cozy, comfortable lakeside retreat with tons of character. We have created a space perfect for the most romantic getaways or a simple fun family escape.

Each of the 2 bedrooms sleeps four. One room has a queen and a bunk bed and the other has a full and a bunk bed. In addition the living room sofa has a queen sized pull out bed.

Private dock to accommodate your boat and boat launch less then a minute down the road.

The bay is a no-wake zone which makes it great for swimming and paddle sports. A short idle out of the bay lends to great wake boarding, tubing and all other water sports.

The Sunshine House is only a 25 minute (beautiful!) drive to Bellingham which has great antique stores, amazing restaurants, whale watching tours, and at least 9 local breweries (they keep opening up!).

There is beautiful hiking all around us. Stimpson Family Trail (only 10 mins away) and The Pacific Crest Trail (20 mins) are just two great examples.

Mountain biking is one of Bellingham locals favorite activities and it is apparent when you ride up Galbraith Mountain, only 10 to 15 mins away!

Mt. Baker, which holds the world record for the most snow in one year, is only 38 miles away.

We have tons of fun parks including, Lake Padden, Whatcom Falls Park and Boulevard Park.


More Details

Chad and Amanda Huntley
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Chad and Amanda Huntley

Chad and Amanda. We enjoy everything outdoors so please feel free to ask about what Bellingham has to offer, we love to promote our fun town. Ask about fun tours from mountain biking and skiing to brewery and winery tours.

Chad and Amanda Huntley purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Chad and Amanda Huntley chose Northwest & Islands

Because it is the absolute best location on Lake Whatcom!

What makes this cabin unique

Breathtaking views, fishing from the dock. Easy access to Bellingham, the San Juans, Mount Baker and more!


Sedro-Woolley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic stay at the Sunshine House!

Great layout for families - we had 6 teens staying at one point and never felt we were on top of each other. Great kitchen for cooking for a crowd with most staples stocked. Huge yard - we put up a volleyball net and had room to spare. Kids loved using the kayaks and canoes.

Amanda and Chad are very responsive to any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to more vacations at the Sunshine House !😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I really cant say enough positive things about this cottage. From the look and feel of the place to location and weather, it was everything you would want for a summer lake rental. We swam and fished from the dock. The complimentary use of kayaks and canoes was a total bonus. Grilling in the evening and making smores around the campfire was magical. Kids had a huge yard to run around on and were going nonstop from sun-up to sun-down. Cabin was very cute and very clean and had everything you would need in the kitchen to make great meals. I also have to mention quality of bath towels was very nice. We will definitely be back next summer!

Thanks Chad and Amanda

The Andersons

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wonderful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful

Great place to relax great place to enjoy the sun and the fun

Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Oasis by the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to stay at Lake Whatcom! We had such a lovely experience at the Cottage! The house is perfectly maintained... clean, charming, great natural light and provides all you need for a perfect get-away! My daughter graduated from WWU and it provided a nice retreat from all the action in town. We had a great BBQ (on their new BBQ) and enjoyed the serenity of the lake as we sat around the fire pit. We enjoyed the canoe and kayaks and saw more than a couple rainbows! The charm of the cottage has been maintained and the owners did a great job of keeping with the style with their upgrades! We definitely want to come back! Thank you Amanda and Chad!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay at this charming house on the lake. We were celebrating Mother's Day and my nephew's first birthday. We went canoeing, kayaking, had fires with s'mores, played board games, ping pong, bbq'd and of course fishing! Such fun family memories made here! Chad and Amanda have done a fantastic job on thinking of everything you would need in the house. We were set. The beds were super comfy and there was everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our feast. We would definitely love to stay here again and will highly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Such a charming place & the perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a low key Bachelorette weekend with 5 other ladies, and we could not have asked for anything more. It was perfect. There were 6 of us total, which meant that we all got our own beds with room to spare. The cottage is quite possibly the cutest place I have ever stayed, down to the last detail (my personal favorite was the ceramic cat that was a spitting image of my own kitty). We were lucky to get sunshine during our stay, and the porch was the perfect place to soak it up with our morning coffee. Even though there are neighbors on either side, it feels very secluded. It was actually nice having neighbors right there though- one neighbor brought free firewood over to us! The cottage is a quick drive into town and to some local hikes. And the DVD selection was on point. I just wish we could have stayed longer! I will definitely remember this place for future weekends away! Thank you for putting such care into it :)

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
El Agave Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Alaska Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sudden Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak - Bellingham Station
Nearest Motorway
5.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Miles
Tino's Pizza & Pasta
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Mt. Baker
Car: recommended

This sunny cottage is nestled on the quiet, romantic setting of South Bay, lake Whatcom, with 230' of waterfront, and it's own private dock. A paradise you'll never want to leave... but if you do, you'll find yourself at the base of the best mountain biking/hiking trails around, 20 mins from Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands and an easy hour drive to Mt. Baker ski area.


Rates & Availability

Sedro-Woolley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 11 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 25 2018 - Sep 10 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

We allow pets on a case by case basis. We would prefer not to have them. However just ask, we know it is hard to leave them behind sometimes. If he/she is very well behaved, clean and does not need to get on furniture etc. we will definitely consider them. We will charge a pet fee of $40 for the extra cleaning and general extra wear.
If approved, there is a pooper scooper at the house, please make sure to clean up after your dog and please make sure to keep them off furniture and beds.
If you bring a dog without asking first the damage deposit will be kept.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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