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Lake Whatcom, getaway home, 100' private beach, fire pit and kayaks

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bellingham House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect getaway for sun worshipper or Ski bum.

Spacious lake front property on one of western Washington's most beautiful lakes. Situated on 1.3acres of woodland with its own 100ft private lake front, our cottage has all the amenities you could ask for to have the perfect time away from the busy lives we all lead. The set up is adaptable for a family with children or couples who are looking for a break by the lake.

There is generous living indoors and out, with inside dining for 8, and an additional 6-8 person dining table out on the deck overlooking the lake. There is plenty of dinnerware for both. The kitchen is fully equipped, with the addition of the ubiquitous barbeque grill outside, and if needed a propane patio heater.

The lounge includes generous seating for watching movies on the wall mounted, flat panel tv. Chose from our wide selection of dvds or VHS tapes. Or if you prefer, listen to music from mp3 docking station or cds. Save the fridge for food, there is a separate wine fridge. Relax on either the large deck overlooking the lake or in the lounge on one of the comfortable sofas or chairs.

The main floor also has the master bedroom (kingsize bed), with the main bathroom; the remaining 3 bedrooms and 2nd full bathroom are on the lower level. There is a queen size bed, and two sets of twin beds, with a second tv and dvd/vcr in the larger twin to save arguing with the children!

At the beach there are 8 lawn chairs, and several loungers at your disposal and another fridge in the beach hut for the perfect way to while away the hours lakeside. Make full use of the two kayaks, or swim out to the dock just off shore and sunbathe to your heart's content. If you have a boat, bring it along and tie up to the new floating dock. There is also a brick fire pit and ample wood pile, to finish off a perfect day making s'mores with your favourite tipple.

If winter sports are more your bag then use the cabin as a base and drive the 45-60 minutes to Mount Baker, ski or ride all day then come back to dinner at the lake and sit around the fire at the lake rein acting the day's adventures and near misses! Awake relaxed and ready for another day on the slopes.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Janice Hunt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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About Janice Hunt

My husband I met in England when I was a flight attendant for Canada 3000 and married soon afterwards. We lived in the UK for 3 years and have now settled back in Vancouver, BC with our baby daughter. We love travelling and prefer to stay in rental homes which is why we have decided to share our lakeside home with you.

Janice Hunt purchased this house in 1974

Why Janice Hunt chose Northwest Washington

Built by my father in the 70s my husband and I have spent the last few summers completely modernising it to what you see today. I spent my summers here growing up, and now that we have a daughter of our own, we use the place as our lakeside getaway from the noise and lights of Vancouver.

What makes this house unique

Our favourite thing to do is to end the day with a glass of wine and friends on the deck gazing out to the lake.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Lake Whatcom, getaway home, 100' private beach, fire pit and kayaks
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you wish to have a fantastic reunion that your family will talk about for years to come then rent this fantastic home like we did! The home is spacious and very comfortable, the views from the deck are amazing and the variety of toys - from the board games to the kayaks - are outstanding. Best reunion we have had and we will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family house

  • 5 of 5

This home lacked nothing! The owners were easy to deal with, and the house is set up perfectly for a lake vacation. We would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area California

Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Family reunion. Everything was as described which allowed us to have a great time just relaxing and escaping life for a week.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, BC

Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and convenient; obviously well-used and loved by the owners. There is a road between the cottage and the lakeshore, but this was a non-issue as it is a very quiet road.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great holiday away! Quiet spot with easy access to the lake. Spotted many deer, jumping fish, humming birds, and eagles! Extremely child friendly environment, with many amenities. Very relaxing spot and close to everything you many need for your family vacation!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully Equipped

  • 4 of 5

This house has everything you need for an enjoyable family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Scotty Browns
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Alaska Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lake Padden Golf Course or Sudden Valley Golf Cour
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fork
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Mount Baker Ski Resort

Located 90minutes south of Vancouver, BC and 90mins north of Seattle the cottage is perfectly located for easy reach of the casinos and outlet malls on I5, and yet at the dead end quiet side of the lake, giving the best that Lake Whatcom has to offer for the private family getaway. A mile further down North Shore Rd there is a hiking trail that takes you around to the end of the lake.


Rates & Availability

Bellingham House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016 season
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 12 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 19 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if cancelled more than 30 days prior to the check in date.
50% refund if cancelled 29-15 days prior to the check in date.
no refund if cancelled 14 days or less prior to the check in date.

Booking fee of $500 due at time of booking. Becomes refundable damage deposit. Returned within one month of last day of rental provided no damage is done or excessive cleaning required.
Damage deposit forfeited if more than 8 stay at property.
Remainder of rental fee due in full 45 days before first day of rental period.
Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

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Bellingham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , twins can be converted to bunk bed
  • 1 King size bed-upstairs bedroom 1, 1 Queen size Beds-lower level bedroom 2, 2 Twin or Single Beds-lower level, bedroom 3, 1 Baby Crib and 2 twin beds-bedroom 4. Twins can be made into Bunk Bed and crib can be moved to another bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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