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Fairhaven 3 Bedroom Guest House with Sauna & Ocean views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

The Bennett Guest House is a Historic Fairhaven Guest House that you will love. Located near Historic Fairhaven, this intimate three-bedroom home with a view of Bellingham Bay provides easy access to unique shops and locally-owned restaurants during your Bellingham vacation. Approved pets can stay for an additional $15/night fee.

During your vacation at the Bennett Guest House, you will awake to island views from the oversized kitchen window and enjoy watching the sunset over the water from the comfort of the fragrant garden. A relaxing end to an adventurous day exploring the many amenities of Bellingham, WA.

Boardwalk Peace of Mind
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love the gardens. Grape vines, raspberries, blueberries, apple trees and are together creating a lush relaxing place to stay while in Bellinham with enough room to entertain the family and extra room for them to stay.
Jun 2009
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South Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Fairhaven 3 Bedroom Guest House with Sauna & Ocean views
average rating of 4.111111 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful, charming cottage with excellent amenities and an incredible ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

Incredible experience! Bernie was exceptionally helpful and generous!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable, cozy, fantastic view and garden

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bernie for offering such a delightful temporary home. We took advantage of the nearby waterfront trail and pier after enjoying breakfast in the sunny corner of the kitchen, which had a superb view of the bay. There were 5 of us and all were comfortable. Two used the huge sauna. Lovely safe neighborhood too. Suzann

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Before I stayed here I read other reviews and was a little concerned of what I might encounter upon walking in the door. I was pleasantly surprised. Other reviews talk about the furniture and interior being outdated but it is all part of its charm. The bathroom had been updated. The sauna was perfect. The bedrooms were good sized. The beds are quite comfortable and when I get home i want to order new pillows! We were only a few blocks from the boardwalk and the view from the upstairs bedroom was a sight to see. I highly recommend the Bennett house if you want the 'home away from home' feel. We enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave and wished we could just move in. Lol... Side note: I had trouble with the sauna, called Bernie and he was there in less than 2 minutes. Very amicable, willing to help in anyway he can.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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upstairs room is freezing...

  • 1 of 5

The location of this house was perfect for my family to get together. It is old and dated but we enjoyed it. The problem is that the heat is impossible to regulate. The downstairs was so hot and the upstairs room was very cold. My adult children were up there with an infant and a 4 year old and they were uncomfortable all night. No extra blankets and a very thin quilt on the bed. I did speak with the owner and he dismissed my concerns. We won't return to this home.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Affordable House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for a couple of days. The house was well equipped, comfortable and clean. The owner was very helpful with questions I had and responded quickly. The location is very good, so close to the water and within walking distance of Fairhaven. It is also a good location for Bellingham and the University.

I would definitely recommend this house and hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairhaven Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house furnishings, as previously stated, was outdated but I don't think we've ever stayed somewhere that the beds felt like sleeping at home. We didn't need for anything, they had all neccessary kitchen pots, pans, and utensils. The house is so close to everything that it made up for all the "outdatedness" of the home. The view was amazing. I can truly say we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable place to stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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