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Sarah vanWoerden

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Delightfully Sunny Daylight Basement 2 BR in Downtown Bham

35 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bellingham Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Centrally located, newly restored, Laundry, Kitchen and Lots of Space

In the fabulous Lettered Streets neighborhood, across the street from a park, near numerous coffee shops, restaurants, music venues, etc, sits a lovely daylight basement apartment. Walk up to our large home on a double lot, through the gate and follow the walkway to the left to your private entrance where you'll enter into a bright and colorful basement with big windows. You'll find a living room through the archway to the right, dining area to the left, and then pass through the fully stocked kitchen to the generous bathroom, laundry room and finally the hallway to two beautiful bedrooms with those great windows again.

You are welcome to enjoy the yard with gardens, swings, playhouse, tables and BBQ. Don't forget the park across the street!

Our active family lives upstairs. During waking hours you will certainly hear us. Sometimes we'll be louder than others. With all the events and activities of the kids, we (or most of us) are often gone and the house will be completely quiet. We've had numerous guests (we ran the upstairs, main house as a busy VRBO for several years) and tenants who have used and lived in this space and found it completely fine. You are always welcome to come upstairs and join in the fun, if (on the very rare occasion) there appears to be a party going on. (Party dates are typically blocked out so that guests are not disturbed.) We do our best to keep things quiet after 9 pm and don't typically start up again before 7 am. It's easy for us to avoid the areas above your bedrooms during sleeping hours.

The nice thing is that we are on site to assist you with anything you need. You are welcome to interact with us as you choose or retreat to your private space.

The Bellingham Lettered Streets is a fantastic neighborhood. Filled with charming homes, you will see people strolling about everywhere. We can point you in the direction of lots of Bellingham icons (Rocket Donuts, Old Town Cafe, Lettered Streets Coffeehouse, Elizabeth Park, Mt. Baker Theater, Whatcom Museum, etc.), all within walking distance. We are right in between two major bus lines.

Our little kitty, Luna, is very friendly and loves to find comfortable places to sleep. We do our best to keep her out of your space, but she would be happy to meet you.

You will find that many of our reviews speak to the big house upstairs. Our more recent guests who have stayed in the new smaller space downstairs have given us similar happy endorsements. We hope you'll come stay with us and enjoy your time in Bellingham!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah vanWoerden (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Sarah vanWoerden

We are Trevor and Sarah vanWoerden, high school sweethearts, who purchased Sarah's childhood home from her parents to raise a family and continue the amazing memories this tremendous house allows.

Sarah vanWoerden purchased this apartment in 2002

What makes this apartment unique

Our wedding, numerous birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and regular, everyday life have happened here. It serves us well and we wish to open part of it to allow you and your family to create your own memories here. It's too great not to share. Enjoy!

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

Delightfully Sunny Daylight Basement 2 BR in Downtown Bham
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
5

Summer in the 'Ham

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay in Bellingham. My family really enjoyed the proximity to all of the things that we love about Bellingham. However, more importantly, this "basement" was beautifully appointed with everything we needed to have a relaxing stay. We love to cook and were really excited that it had a fully appointed kitchen--I mean we had everything we needed to put together tasty meals (spices, too!). The beds were comfortable, the linens clean, and everything was the way it should be.

I wouldn't hesitate to rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, CA
5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I shared this space for 5 days/nights and found it to be perfect for us. The few stairs were manageable for my mom and the handrails were secure. There was room for here walker and plenty of seating for her to find a comfortable spot. It had all the amenities it stated & the decorations were colorful and fun. Lots of light in the living room made it NOT feel like a basement apt. The grassy area with bistro table & chairs was a bonus on the sunny days, and parking was never a problem. Plus there is a small park across the street that was perfect for walking the dog. The owners were kind and helpful, and we felt welcomed and comfortable. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alaska
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Everything was perfect. Comfy beds, cozy living room, cheery well equipped kitchen

Delightful owner

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You guys were great fun. It would be fantastic to see you again. I wish you all well!
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Seattle, WA
5

Excellent hosts, clean and comfortable place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights here with our 1 and 3 year old and had an excellent time. The space was great for a family. Nothing breakable for the kids and they had dominoes. The kitchen was fully stocked, so we were able to cook, but we also ordered pizza. The kids loved the park across the street, and I loved the coffee shop that was a block away. If we ever visit again we'd definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you again.
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5

Very clean!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was an amazing communicator and the living space was darling!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you anytime!
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5

Christmas delight

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property accurately described. Huge snowman and other decorations set the mood for a wonderful Christmas with our daughter and her husband.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again in the future! Happy New Year!
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Lettered Streets Coffeehouse
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Supon's Thai Cuisine
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Taco Lobo
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Mt. Baker Theater
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Diamond Jim's Grill
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Cascade Pizza Inn
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Oriento
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Hong Kong Garden
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Haggen Foods
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Starbucks Coffee
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The Fountain bistro
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Supreme Bean Coffee Cafe
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Black Drop coffee shop
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Henderson's Books
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Michaels Used Books
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Children's Museum
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Bellingham High School
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Whatcom Middle School (under construction)
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Concerts in the park - Thursdays during summer
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Chuckanut Brewery
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Anthony's Restaurant
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Hearthfire grill
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Sushi bar
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Bellwether Hotel
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Guiseppes Italian

Within close walking distance to numerous parks, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

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Rates & Availability

Bellingham Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2016 - Aug 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$4,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Bellingham Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central location, close to everything!

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