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High-End Contemporary Custom Home on 244 Acre Park

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.


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.

Keywords: Home

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Erik Moore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Why Erik Moore chose Bellingham

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

[copied from guest book]Erik –Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful house! We all enjoyed the hot tub Saturday night. I hope you found everything in order after we left on Sunday.Thanks,Michelle
Nov 2009
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High-End Contemporary Custom Home on 244 Acre Park
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful, perfect location, clean & spacious

  • 5 of 5

Reading previous reviews just about sum it all up. It's a great place with room for 7-10+ people super comfortably any season of the year. When booking, Erik was very responsive and friendly. There were no unexpected surprises, we had a lovely stay in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Getaway for a Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time visiting with family in this lovely, modern home. We really loved sitting in the sunroom, but also had room to spread out through the house. The kitchen was able to accommodate several of us at the same time as we prepared food for family meals at the spacious dining room table. The elder members of the family felt safe in two of the bedrooms and the bathroom on the main floor. The other two bathrooms were beautiful and we all loved the robes provided as a special treat. The listing accurately describes the property and the owner was very quick to answer emails with questions during the booking process. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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3 night minimum stay
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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Alabama Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 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
  • 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
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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