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Classic South Hill Bellingham Flat in a quiet neighborhood with a fantastic view

Chris Volker

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Chris Volker

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Classic South Hill Bellingham Flat in a quiet neighborhood with a fantastic view

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bellingham House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Volker (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Chris Volker

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

Why Chris Volker chose Bellingham

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Classic South Hill Bellingham Flat in a quiet neighborhood with a fantastic view
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Sierra Nevada
5

Already booking return trips!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I collectively tripped over our jaws when we got into the flat. Well appointed with great touches, from the kitchen (as a long term VRBO renter, my first test is to see how sharp the knives are, and these passed), to the bedrooms and bathrooms. And then there is the view. We were graced with fantastic weather (i.e., clear skies), and could see forever, it seemed. Chris is great to deal with, and, when we met him, a fine neighbor.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Bellingham flat! The view was beautiful, location was great for us to ride cruiser bikes to downtown Bellingham, and the flat was spacious, clean, and very nice. The owners were also very nice and pleasant to communicate with.

Our only complaint (the reason for 4/5 stars) was the the lack of a spice cabinet (i.e. olive oil, herbs, spices). We found it odd that the kitchen was so well stocked with cooking utensils, pots, pans, great gas bbq, and yet there was nothing but salt and pepper to actually cook with. We ended up having to run to the grocery store for olive oil in the middle of cooking breakfast so we could scramble eggs. Every other vacation rental that we have stayed at has always provided those simple ingredients to allow the renters to utilize the kitchen and cook in...one of the reasons to stay at a home vs a hotel.

Overall, we had a great time and would definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful home and view!

  • of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Hayward, Wisconsin
5

From the 'Bear Talker'

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Spacious, Elegant Flat with Water View

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Orleans
5

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bellingham
Nearest Barpub
Cliffhouse Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fairhaven Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Padden
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Fairhaven Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
Cliffhouse
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boulevard Park

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

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Bellingham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes 1-3 guests $175/nite; $50 for each additional guest per night 5 guest is maximum for this property

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bellingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • Beds: * King Bed. * Queen Bed. * Twin/Single Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

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