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Lake Whatcom's Best Cottage, Great for a Couple or a Family of Ten

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2016

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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:

    Some items stocked, contact owner for any special needs/wants. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Sep 6 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$750 $3,000
High Season
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,250 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


We prefer payments by Check so we can avoid credit card charges if possible.

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Agave Mexican Restaurant and Bar
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sudden Valley Golf Course
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Bellingham Station
5.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tino's Pizza & Pasta
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA:
Because it is the absolute best location on Lake Whatcom!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Breathtaking views, fishing from the dock. Easy access to Bellingham, the San Juans, Mount Baker and more!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Dock with canoe you may use.

    Dock with canoe you may use.

  • Porch door to front door.

    Porch door to front door.

  • Sofa pulls out into a bed.

    Sofa pulls out into a bed.

  • Breakfast nook with kettle, coffee maker and toaster.

    Breakfast nook with kettle, coffee maker and toaster.

  • One bedroom with queen bed and bunks.

    One bedroom with queen bed and bunks.

  • Second bedroom with full bed and bunks.

    Second bedroom with full bed and bunks.

  • Clawfoot Tub

    Clawfoot Tub

  • Washer and Dryer

    Washer and Dryer

  • Lake side of house

    Lake side of house

  • Sit and Relax Awhile

    Sit and Relax Awhile

  • Dining area and living room.

    Dining area and living room.

  • Farmhouse sink in the kitchen.

    Farmhouse sink in the kitchen.

  • Beautiful view from the kitchen!

    Beautiful view from the kitchen!

  • Lots of Character

    Lots of Character

VRBO #859150

This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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