|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Overlooking Bellingham Bay with an ever changing view to the west. This classic flat has been completely updated yet retains its 100 year old charm. Ten foot ceilings and craftsmen woodwork throughout making this a memorable getaway. Two large casement windows open wide to bring the amazing view right into the living room. Comfortably sleeping 5 with three bedrooms and two baths one featuring a giant tub with a view of the bay. The kitchen features hardwood floors, granite counters and service for up to 9. A large deck with gas BBQ adjacent to the kitchen dining area is great for outside entertaining with a private garden featuring a Koi pond. Located in a quiet semi-residential neighborhood with the Cliffhouse restaurant across the street for a meal out or just cocktails on their deck.
This rather large King crab came to dinner with a couple of his friends when we where visiting our son and his family in Korea. Most of the time we are in Bellingham maintaining the property you see in the pictures. My wife and I live in the downstairs flat.
Chris Volker purchased this house in 2000
We have owned this classic home for 17 years and have made the upper flat available as a VRBO property. It took a while to put everything in order but the work has been worth it. The photos tell it all. The flats are completely separate from each other.
We had a lovely girls' weekend and loved our stay at The Flat. Gorgeous space with the historic feel of Fairhaven and walking distance to Boulevard Park, downtown Bellingham, and downtown Fairhave. We'll definitely be back! Thank you!
The 'Flat on the Bay' was beyond amazing! There's no need searching any further for a rental if you're visiting Bellingham...this Flat is extraordinary. My wife, daughter, family friend, and I stayed here for five days and were 'blown over'. It was way more than I expected. The kitchen has it all. The rooms are quiet, cozy, and comfortable. Location is superb for walking campus, town square, and Boulevard Park. Each room has it's own unique style and personality....I'm telling you all, this is a MUST STAY! And we loved the steps. I relish the thought we're blessed for a reason visiting Bellingham again 'cuz the Flat has a special place in my heart. Nice going Chris and Sheryl.
Sincerely, The Bear Talker from northern Wisconsin
Our family (parents with two adult children) stayed in this flat for five nights and hated to leave. The kitchen is huge and modern, the living room view spectacular, and the master suite charming. The deck and garden were fabulous too. We had no difficulty with the many steps, but some others might. There is noise from nearby train tracks, but one hears that throughout Bellingham. It was a super base for our family reunioning nearby and some sightseeing as well. Minor quibble is that there is no shower in the master bath (only a hand-held sprayer mounted on the tub frame), could use more seating in living room, and the expectation that only four people will be populating a large flat with 3 bedrooms seems unrealistic. (We paid extra for our fifth person who was there only 3 nights; 5 persons is the max allowed.) Owner (who lives downstairs) seems very sensitive to the number of people in the flat, even limiting the number of visitors. Not a problem for us this trip, but had we wished to host a lunch or a tea for our local relatives, the rules of this flat would not have allowed it. Only 9 persons may be on the property at a time. Nonetheless, the flat met our needs and exceeded our expectations and with the caveats mentioned above, we recommend it highly and would welcome the opportunity to stay there again on a future trip. Also, communication with Chris was very good and payment by credit card extremely convenient.
We just returned from an absolutely perfect long weekend, celebrating our friend's 50th birthday. The accommodations were wonderful for two couples - the kitchen was ideal for cooking a meal for eight and the view from the living room is spectacular. The hosts are close by if you need them, but you don't even notice you are sharing the property with anyone else. We can't wait to go back in the Summer to take advantage of the beautiful backyard and deck.
Our family of three generations stayed here and we were super happy with everything about this house. The home is beautifully finished with excellent appliances and gorgeous detailing.
The location is great and we enjoyed the views from every room. The place was very clean on our arrival and all the linens etc.. were really nice and well stocked.
My only suggestion would be to have a few more basic items stocked in the kitchen. Our group likes to cook and it is always a welcome addition when an owner has oil, vinegar, and a few spices in the kitchen.
My wife and I stayed here while visiting our WWU daughter, who liked it so much she stayed with us rather than at her own place. One evening we used the new Weber gas grill to prepare fresh salmon on the large deck for our daughter and her friends. They enjoyed dining on the deck overlooking the beautiful back yard and were enthusiatic about the flat. While morning coffee on the deck is great, it is even better to take an enjoyable 15 to 20 minute walk on a nature trail to Woods Coffee Shop on Boulevard Park. Fairhaven and its great bookstores and restaurants are a hilly 30 minute walk away. The Cliff House restaurant is right across the street. WWU is straight up the hill as the crow flies but can be reached only by meandering through an unsolveable maze of streets, providing a great opportunity for viewing early 20th century architecture. Cv and Sheryl have not overlooked anything in their efforts to make this a great getaway flat. We have found our home away from home when visiting our daughter. (Only one caution -- if you cannot negotiate stairs, this place is not for you.)
Western Washington University is 2 blocks away with downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven equal distance and both easily reached by the interurban trail 2 blocks below by the bay. Lots of parking on the street. The convenience of location makes it easy to get to where you want to go. Take a water taxi to the San Juan Islands from Fairhaven. One hour to Vancouver B.C. or an hour and a half to Mt. Baker or Seattle. You will quickly see Bellingham has unlimited activities to offer with a central hub location.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Health/beauty spa, Boating
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Notes||1-3 guests $175/nite; $50 for each additional guest per night 5 guest is maximum for this property|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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