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Delightfully Sunny Daylight Basement 2 BR in Downtown Bham

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Lettered Streets 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah vanWoerden
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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!


based on 38 traveler reviews

Delightfully Sunny Daylight Basement 2 BR in Downtown Bham
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Perfect place with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time while visiting Bellingham. This VRBO is very clean and has everything you could possibly want while on vacation! The location was awesome and was walking distance to a cute little coffee shop and a few restaurants. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little suite in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This home is very clean, organized, well stocked and comfortable. It is also in a great location. Our family really enjoyed our visit!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Little Spot for a Bellingham Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Bellingham for our 50th High School Reunion. Sarah and Trevor's rental unit was the ideal choice for our stay! Our week was perfect in every way! The apartment was spotless, spacious, comfortable and meticulously stocked! Its location, close to downtown and the waterfront, makes it a walkers paradise. The owners were delightful and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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
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  • 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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Lettered Streets Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

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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Lettered Streets Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Central location, close to everything!

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