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Perfect for couples and those that want to be! Hot tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

One bedroom, two bath. Sleeps 2.

Let the robins usher in the new day! Smell the ripe moss and fern forest that envelope this eco-hip, smartly refurbished 70's A-frame. We took a perfectly good four bedroom cabin and ripped all the interior walls out to construct this diamond in the wilderness.

The Jim Jack Shack is the more grown up, citified version of The Mt Baker Birdhouse (vrbo 348877) and is located within throwing distance, making them the perfect compliment to each other. Rent the lower house for the kids!

The Jim Jack Shack has been an outlet for our artistic side. Everything here is the culmination of hard work, ingenuity and long weekends by both of us. It has all new appliances, the kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There is a nice coffee maker and blade grinder onsite.

Built for utilitarian comfort out of as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible, the Jim Jack Shack is also super insulated. You will be amazed at the quiet. Try it! You will like it!

More Details

Owner
eli lee
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, canadien, eh?
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About eli lee

My wife and I live in Bellingam, Wa. with our young daughter and two ornery dogs. We like to spend our time looking for cool, eclectic homes to rent around the world! Although mostly we just stay home and try to raise our daughter the best we can.

eli lee purchased this house in 2005

Why eli lee chose Washington

The Jim Jack Shack is the second vacation cabin to be rebuilt by us. Seven long years in the making, we are proud of what we have created, and hope that others enjoy them as much as we certainly do. Located on the edge of the Mt. Baker National Forest, the view out the back entrances. Towering cedars and hemlocks, enormous ferns and moss covered boulders, the serenity is un-equaled.

What makes this house unique

This is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. We site-built everything possible and re-used old material when aesthetically permittable. The views are completely private and territorial. Look out the window, any window, and your eyes will feast upon delights of the North Cascades. Sword ferns, Western Red Cedar trees, moss galore, Maples and mushrooms. Come for the cabin, you will return for the view (and the cabin). Need some peace and quiet? This is the place. The roof and walls are crazy-insulated, hardly a peep can be heard of what little traffic there is. Stare out the window. It is like Planet Earth on mute. Create your own sound track.

Guestbook comments from the owner

your home with us! We've been living in Seattle for three years, but had never visited this area before. We've been missing out and certainly plan to be back. Thanks!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Deming House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , First floor bathroom has an antique tub totally worth a try!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The second floor bathroom is steps from the bed!
  • Both bathrooms feature heated tile floors and awesome views straight into the National Forest. Sure to delight.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • We have chosen not to enclose the bedroom. The king bed sits out in the middle of the second floor, which I suppose could technically BE the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The Jim Jack Shack was rebuilt, modified and refined with you in mind. It is autonomous, reliable, self-explanatory and easy to use. We are very proud of our creation and have taken every care to ensure that your stay will be harmonious and unencumbered.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Perfect for couples and those that want to be! Hot tub! Quiet! Scenic! Cool!
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 89 reviews
5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. The hot tub was very nice and we enjoyed the general atmosphere in the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

house in the woods

  • 4 of 5

great place to rest and relax with open airy feeling, clean and comfortable. enjoyed being in the hot tub amongst the trees. loved the warm floors in the bathroom and the propane fireplace for added warmth. Each day you feel the magic and melt into contentment.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The cabin is beautiful and so unique. Everything we needed was provided and the hot tub surrounded by forest in the snow was the highlight of our stay! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. Loved the location and the cabin was adorable. Very well maintained and had everything we needed. Will definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for Mt Baker ski trip

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Jim Jack shack over New Years and it was the perfect spot for us to head up to the mountain the next couple days. It only took us 30-35 minutes to get to Mt Baker and coming home after a day of skiing to soak in the hot tub was perfect. As others have mentioned the light switches are a little odd but definitely nothing to worry about. The cabin is a little quirky which we liked. Also be prepared for some steep stairs if you want to go into the loft, might not be ideal for small children or elderly adults due to the stairs. The only suggestion I would give to the owners is to make sure the salt bucket is full in the winter. When we got there it only had a very small amount left. I would highly recommend this cabin to couples wanting to stay close to Mt. Baker or those looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Place is amazing, quiet, surrounded by tall fir trees. The house was even more spacious than we expected. Everything worked as promised (i.e. hot tub, fire place) and hosts were easy to reach in case of concerns. I've rented a different cabin in this area, as well as considered another one for this season, but this particular one is actually a way better deal than others.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bellingham International airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Chair 9
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Bellingham Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
hwy 542
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Chair 9
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

The Jim Jack Shack is an attraction in and of itself. But if you must leave the cabin, there are plenty of things to do, year round. Some of the favorites of our family include, but are not limited to: Skiing, hiking, picking mushrooms, riding bikes, picking blueberries, sitting at the bar at Grahams, disc golf, jogging on logging roads, bragging about our ski day, watching baby splash in the pool, watching baby do anything.

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Rates & Availability

Deming House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring special
Feb 28 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 

Additional information about rental rates

non-refundable cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Priority is given to longer rentals; we take two night rental reservations for only the next thirty days. Exceptions may be made, and are done so only by the owners! Likely reasons for exceptions: 1. If your check-in date is the same as the check-out date of the previous guest. 2. If your check-out date is the same as the next guest. 3. If you want a mid-week rental, and it is the slow season. One can view all our reservations by clicking the "flexible dates" box.

All major holidays also require a three night stay. Please, just come for three nights.

Once we have received your payment, you will be sent directions and check-in information. If you have any questions, never fear, we will answer them promptly, and in exacting detail. Just don't call before coffee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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