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Erik Moore

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

High-End Contemporary Custom Home on 244 Acre Park

48 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alabama Hill House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

***FALL AND WINTER DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW!!!*** Please inquire for details and specials not mentioned in this listing. Limited time offer...

Be sure to click on the link below Rates Details and Owner e-mail that says: 'CLICK HERE - Whatcom Falls Retreat Website' to see additional pictures on our own website.

This brand new contemporary Craftsman home on the Park is owner-built with exceptional attention to detail. Majestic Whatcom Falls Park borders the property, with its pristine 244 acres of trails, waterfalls, swimming holes, and wildlife literally right out the back door. This home was built to be enjoyed with comfortable contemporary furnishings, tasteful art, warm fireplaces, and cozy gathering places. In all seasons you'll be treated to an abundance of light from numerous skylights, large windows, French doors, and a beautiful sunroom.

The open floor plan on the main floor is great for family and corporate gatherings. The master suite with it's gas fireplace, private deck over looking the park, vaulted ceilings, Bose surround sound system, and jetted bath tub for two, is perfect for the romantic getaway. Completed in 2008, you'll find its details stylish and contemporary, as well as timeless in quality--solid granite counter tops, stainless appliances, cast iron claw foot bath tub, marble steam room, real flagstone and VG Fir fireplace. This house is beautiful enough to look like a work of art, yet comfortable enough to feel like a home.

BEDROOMS:

Master 1: 1 king bed, private bath w/jetted tub and walk-in shower, huge walk-in closet.

Master 2: 1 king bed, attached bath with huge marble steam room & body sprays (six shower heads!), walk-in closet.

Bedroom 3: 1 queen bed AND 1 futon, shared bathroom with bedroom # 4, claw-foot tub, separate walk-in shower, walk-in closet.

Bedroom 4: 1 queen bed, closet, computer, shared bathroom with bedroom # 3.

Additional sleeping areas:

Sunroom: 1 fold-out sofa bed.

Air mattresses: We offer two queen size quality air mattresses that can fit in the living room or bedrooms.

Hundreds of channels of premium Hi-def digital cable including all of the major movie channels (HBO, Showtime, etc), on demand, and high-speed internet, (wi-fi for your laptop and a quality new desktop computer for your use)

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HOST A RAGING PARTY, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE. THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE. Social gatherings with friends and loved ones are very welcomed here, just not out of control loud drunken parties.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erik Moore (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Erik Moore chose Bellingham

Whatcom Falls Park is the epicenter of the Pacific Northwest experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We gathered in Bellingham for our sons college graduation from Western Washington University. My entire family joined us. We had people from NYC ,CO, NM, NJ, MI, & AZ. None had ever been to Bellingham before. The house easily accommodated all of us. The house is absolutely beautiful.We enjoyed all features of this wonderful home. The location is great. We walked the trails of Whatcom Falls Park everyday. We enjoyed the hot tub, in house steam room and the BBQ. We had dinners at the house and a catered lunch. We had the best graduation and family reunion so much was credited to having this house. It made for a great gathering place. There are many rooms to sit in and spread out in. I have to say one of the best aspect about this rental was working with the owner Erik. It is a little scary renting a house long distance and knowing you have others to accommodate. Erik always answered any question I had and he answered immediately. We took tons of pictures and we have great memories of our week in Bellingham. Our only negative is that it is all over. Thanks to Erik for a great stay.



Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Mar 2010
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4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

High-End Contemporary Custom Home on 244 Acre Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 56 reviews
5

Gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice at this house for a small family reunion. It was both amazing times. The owners have stocked the house with everything including a baby gate and pack-in-play which was a life saver since we forgot ours. The kids loved the spacious backyard and the adults enjoyed the hot tub. This place is truly a retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME Bellingham home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Whatcom Falls Retreat, and Erik was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was always extremely timely in his responses and never seemed to tire in his patience, despite my many questions before the stay! He was very accommodating, and we are extremely grateful! The house was absolutely beautiful, and the beds were *extremely* comfortable... We even looked at the type of feather topping because we want one for our own home! Our extended family stayed at the home while we celebrated our very small wedding the backyard. The space was great for family gathering and having bedrooms on 2 sides of the house helped with sleeping children! The hot-tub was awesome and we walked Whatcom trails several times everyday as it is just so accessible and beautiful. We daily used the kitchen and found it well stocked with kitchen supplies, spices, and basic cooking ingredients, which really helped! The house is in a quiet neighborhood but only a short drive from downtown. We were very happy with our stay and would highly recommend this home. Erik, thank you for being such a wonderful host! It felt like home... but way better!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Fit our cycling group well. Having a trail right out the back door that lead to parks and Galbraith Mountain was a bonus. Very nice kitchen and kitchen ware for cooking. The spa was a nice extra as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location backing onto Whatcom Falls Park

  • 4 of 5

We are a bunch of golf guys who stayed for a week in August, golfing every day and enjoying Whatcom Falls Retreat each evening. The house is very well laid out: great patio and hot tub, a dining room table that seats 12 (snugly) for the Roast Beast Feast, comfy beds and well-appointed bathrooms, great sound system and TV area, and a pretty good kitchen. The best part is the access to the park. A short trail from the backyard takes you to the waterfalls and diving hole, and let me say that Whatcom Falls Park is spectacular. It feels like something one would find in Costa Rica, or maybe a movie set. It's that good. Great way to transition from a hot day on the course to the cocktail hour and evening feast.

Our only complaints are quite minor. The kitchen needs a few things: a large pot for boiling corn or whatever, more saucepans, a colander, lettuce spinner, steak knives and wine glasses. But we are a fussier bunch than most when it comes to the kitchen, so for most groups it is probably fine. In any event, the kitchen is well laid out and very functional, and the gas range is superb.

Erik is very accessible if you need him, easily reached by text message or phone.

Few home rentals have this much space, and like I said, the proximity to the falls is pretty special. We are likely to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave, I'm glad to hear you and your group had a nice stay. Thanks for the feedback about the kitchen items--I've already added everything you suggested. You wouldn't believe how quickly we go through kitchen stuff! I just wish you would have let me know while you were there so I could have brought them in time for your use. I hope I can make it up to you next time!
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Erik's house was very nice and comfortable. Bedrooms and kitchen were especially nice. It is on a quiet street adjacent to Whatcom Falls Park. My wife and I walked about 3 miles on the trails of the park. It was very easy to get around Bellingham and Fairhaven from this location. We would definitely stay here again if staying in the Bellingham area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and absolutely beautiful! Our experience was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: recommended

Property backs up to Bellingham's most majestic park, Whatcom Falls Park, with miles of hiking trails, magical swimming holes and cliff jumping, and tennis courts--beautiful in all seasons. Less than ten minute drive to downtown, shopping, and entertainment. Very peaceful neighborhood, very private. Trail to world famous mountain biking playground, Galbraith Mountain, 100 feet from property! Less than one hour to Mt. Baker Ski Area.

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Rates & Availability

Alabama Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$399
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$499
Fri,Sat
$2,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly rates for 7 nights: $357/NIGHT, BEST VALUE BY FAR!
Nightly rates for 4 nights or more (any time of week) : $399/night
Nightly rates for 3 nights on weekends: $449/night
Nightly rates for two nights (when available) $499/night
Inquire about mid-week specials, single nights, or monthly rentals. $150 Cleaning Fee + WA Sales & Lodging Tax of 10.5% applied to all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alabama Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , separate walk-in shower, jetted tub, luxurious
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , marble steam room bathroom with 6 body sprays!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Retro cast iron claw-foot tub, separate walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with private bath--jetted tub and walk-in showe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed can be arranged as two twins, steam room bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
    Other - 2 Queen air mattresses
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), queen air mattresses (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Marble steam room with body sprays that seats up to four adults. Granite counter tops, stainless appliances, large dining areas and gathering places. Hidden drop-down plasma entertainment center with surround sound. Full house audio system. Fine art. Solid Brazilian Cherry floors in most of the house, solid Rosewood floor in Master Bedroom. Marble, granite, travertine, and Italian ceramic tile in all bathrooms (no vinyl or carpet anywhere in the house). HBO, Showtime, Cinnemax, Moviechannel, and all other major premium & HD digital channels on a 1080p 50' drop-down Plasma TV.

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