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Chris Volker

Member since: 2009
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Classic South Hill Bellingham Flat in a quiet neighborhood with a fantastic view

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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South Hill 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Volker (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Classic South Hill Bellingham Flat in a quiet neighborhood with a fantastic view
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Pristine, peaceful and lovely accommodations with a "just doesn't get better than this" view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely hosts live below and are available if needed. Back yard is beautiful! Can walk to town easily. This one is a keeper!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! It was so peaceful and relaxing, with the beautiful view of the water and sunsets. The backyard was quiet and peaceful with the koi pond, perfect for reading or enjoying a cup of tea. The house was very clean, the beds were really comfortable, and the owners were so friendly and helpful as well. The location was perfect too, close to town and a short walk down to the waterfront park. Can't say enough good things about this place! Thank you so much for a lovely stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very clean and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful two weeks at this home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the South Hill Bellingham Flat for two weeks. The apartment is beautifully decorated, immaculate, and well stocked. The kitchen is well designed and modern with a huge amount of space. The appliances are top of the line. The backyard garden and Koi pond look like they were created for a magazine cover. The owners have spent a great deal of time and effort creating a beautiful living space.

We loved sitting in the family room with an amazing view of Bellingham Bay. We were fortunate to rent during the Fourth of July holiday so we had a perfect view of the City's fireworks.

We were surprised by how close the apartment is to downtown Bellingham. We were able to easily walk into town. Western Washington University is only a few blocks away and Fairhaven is also very close.


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay . . .

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, kind, and gracious hosts, who live in the flat below. Spacious, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed accommodations with outstanding views. Lovely garden in back. All the amenities you could need. We loved the special table for puzzles in the living room! Our boys really enjoyed having their own rooms and beds, and they loved meeting the resident cat, Grace. Our boys were a bit rowdy at times, which wasn't a problem at all for our hosts. There is plenty of parking out front on the street (which is safe and quiet). Some may not like having to climb the 40 steps up to the flat, but it was no problem for us with our luggage, gear and groceries. In the past, we had stayed at a nearby hotel right on the water, which also had great views, but this place was far better. We'll definitely stay here again on our next trip to Bellingham/Fairhaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful place. Can't say enough good things.

Private, great views, clean, comfortable beds. WiFi and TV worked well. Kitchen well stocked except for spices. We practically lived on the deck. The backyard is beautiful. Picked some berries and tomatoes to eat!

We walked every day. There's a path by the water that will take you to Fairhaven. It's surrounded by a park like setting. Great way to get some exercise. Lots of places to eat (one right across the street). A little more than an hour to Mt. Baker and close to 2 hours to Seattle. Took the ferries to whale watch and visit one of the San Juan islands. Lots of ferries to various areas.

The owners live downstairs and were always available if we needed anything but gave us complete privacy. They are terrific.

So if your plans take you to Northern Washington, you can't go wrong with this place. We all give it our highest rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
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
Nearest Restaurant
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


Rates & Availability

South Hill House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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%

1-3 guests $175/nite; $50 for each additional guest per night 5 guest is maximum for this property

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South Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , twin bed
  • Beds: * King Bed. * Queen Bed. * Twin/Single Bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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