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'Emerald Lake Chalet' - Lakefront Retreat

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Bellingham Chalet Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1-1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This cozy home with vaulted ceilings has fantastic views of the lake and surrounding woods. You are minutes from Bellingham's many restaurants, night life and family activities. This retreat is unique and comfortable, well kept in its amenities and conveniences without being fussy.

There are two queen beds, a second fireplace, wood supplied, propane heat, cable, HDTV, DVD and CD players, stereo, BBQ, kitchen appliances, dishes, etc. washer/dryer, crib/playpen, All linens provided. WIfi and phone service available. No Smoking. No Pets.

The rental also provides use of a canoe, three kayaks, pedal boat and the property's dock for your relaxation and enjoyment. Swimming and lake fishing are right outside your door.

The $200 deposit is refundable and will be returned after your stay.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

There is a self-contained unit that sleeps two The Studio is listed at VRBO #479323. When both units are rented, the studio is discounted. vrbo #479323

Emerald Lake Chalet is located on the top two floors of the Chalet. There are times when both Chalet and Studio are rented, especially during the summer months.

Keywords: A-Frame Wood Chalet nestled in forest, Scenic Lakefront Get-Away

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rosetta Klassen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Rosetta Klassen

I'm passionate in what I'm doing with the Emerald Lake Chalet.

When I read guest comments that they have enjoyed their stay and want to come back,

that's very rewarding.

Rosetta Klassen purchased this chalet in 1979

Why Rosetta Klassen chose Northwest Washington

This property is one of a kind. Swimming and fishing at the door.

What makes this chalet unique

My family has owned property on Emerald Lake since 1960. It's been a great retreat for my six children and grandchildren as well as our friends. Bellingham is minutes away where many activities, shopping and gourmet restaurants add to the wonderful lake setting apart from city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and beauty that was our Easter away from home (Australia and England). We all had a wonderful time relaxing at your magical chalet and soaking in everything it had to offer. We will always have the memory of BBQs and wine and beer on the deck. Thank you again!
Apr 2014
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'Emerald Lake Chalet' - Lakefront Retreat
average rating of 4.9375 based on 57 reviews

Great weekend, even without perfect weather

  • 5 of 5

It was a bit cold and damp, but there were stacks of firewood and we cooked and admired the views. So much birdsong, it felt like Hawaii. Spotted a bald eagle when we arrived and spent a lazy weekend watching more intrepid types fishing and boating. Next time we come hopefully we will have better weather and can enjoy the outdoors, but it is no show-stopper.

Note, there are quite a few stairs to get to the chalet. The view is worth it, but those stairs are probably not for everyone.

This would be a great place for kids too.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kennewick, wa

very nice

  • 5 of 5

the house was very nice and we all enjoyed the lake and kayaks. It was sunny and we had so much fun on the lake and taking walks and runs and also had a nice fire down by the lake. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Quiet get away.

  • 4 of 5

The chalet was perfect for our family get together. The view was lovely, and it was very quiet yet close to town. Our only complaint would be that we had to purchase firewood. The description said the firewood was provided. When we arrived, which was very late due to a very delayed flight, there were only 3 large pieces of wood. There was no way to build a fire with it. Being it was Jan. The chalet was chilly. We looked for a wood pile and did not find any, and had to purchase wood at the store. If the description had stated that we were responsible for getting wood we could have bought it on the way in.

Other wise it was very lovely and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and Happy New Year: I'm very sorry the chalet was cold when you arrived and the wood that was there was too large to start a fire. There was additional wood in the lower front storage. Since we had a new staff person that weekend I apologize for not having the chalet cozy and warm when you arrived. Sincerely Rosetta
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Warm lovely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Traveling to Bellingham for sad occasion; this was the perfect space to rest and refuel with friends. Beautiful spot on the lake. Home had everything we needed. Will definitely recommend to friends! Communication with owners easy with quick response. Would help to know that entry door was not the door on 1st landing. Need to go to top of stairs. Figured it out after a bit. Great place!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ


  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic setting and location you have! We were thrilled to get to stay in your home on Emerald Lake. It was very clean, bright and well-maintained. We had everything we needed for a perfect stay, including a canoe ride and cozy evenings around the fire. It feels so beautiful and private, yet is very close to town. You were very kind to let us stay an extra day on short notice. You were also very prompt in replying to any questions I had. I will not hesitate to return and also recommend this property highly. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday & Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! Chalet was exactly as it was described on website and more! Views from decks spectacular as was the paddle round the lake. We live in a rural location without street lighting ourselves & therefore it was like a home from home. Loved watching the various birds coming down to feed. As we were over for our sons wedding it was great location for entertaining other friends/family who had made the trip (including the couple in the studio) as we would have done back home.

If we have the opportunity to return to Bellingham will be looking to rebook here if available.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canoe, three kayaks, pedal boat, lake fishing, swimming


Rates & Availability

Bellingham Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept 22 through May
Sep 22 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

FOR LONG HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: we require a minimum stay of three nights.

CANCELLATIONS that are made more than fifteen (15) days prior to the arrival date will have their original payment refunded minus a $30 handling fee. Cancellations that are made during the fifteen days will forfeit their deposit

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Bellingham Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , This is a half bathroom with toilet & sink in the Loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed in cozy loft with skylight; Queen bed in bedroom on main floor, Child Beds (1) crib/play pen, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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