Charming Viewcrest Bungalow near Fairhaven Village
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Pets allowed: No
This home has incredible views of Chuckanut Bay and the Chuckanut mountains, with Mt. Baker visible on clear days! It is situated on a beautiful, grassy lot.
The moment you walk through the front door you are greeted with floor to ceiling windows with incredible views. The large windows allow for plenty of sunlight and a view that seems to extend from the house as art. This wonderful vacation home has two bedrooms and one full bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and an open dining room and living room area.
This is a great place for family gatherings!
This property has a no-pet policy.
Though downtown Bellingham has a fair number of restaurants and a few galleries, the Fairhaven Historic District is the most interesting neighborhood in town (and is also the site of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, the southern terminus for ferries to Alaska). Fairhaven was once a separate town, and many of its brick buildings, built between 1880 and 1900, have now been restored and house interesting shops, art galleries, and several good restaurants. Around the neighborhood, you'll find more than two dozen historical markers, many of which commemorate the seamier side of life in Fairhaven in the 1890s. Fairhaven Haunts and History Tours,offers 1-hour walking tours of the neighborhood. These tours, which cost $4, are a fun way to learn about the neighborhood's history.
Today, Village Books, 1200 11th St., serves as the cultural anchor for the neighborhood and has readings and book signings. Here in Fairhaven, you'll also find several cafes and bakeries and even an old double-decker British bus that serves fish and chips. Several walking paths begin in Fairhaven. My favorite, the South Bay Trail, heads north along the shore and is actually built over the water on the Taylor Dock for part of its length. You'll find the start of this path near the northwest corner of Fairhaven Common, which is the little park at the center of Fairhaven. In summer, outdoor movies are shown in this little park.
It is also just 20 minutes walking distance to Fairhaven park featuring trails, tennis courts and picnicking.
In addition, you will be located just 10 minutes by car to most of Bellingham's finest offeringsSqualicum Harbor, downtown Bellingham, Whatcom Falls Park, Lake Padden Recreation area, and Lake Whatcom. You are also just minutes from Chuckanut Drive,
which begins on the southern edge of the Fairhaven Historic District and heads south for almost a dozen miles to the Samish farmlands, is one of the most scenic stretches of road in northwestern Washington. The road clings to the shoreline of Chuckanut and Samish bays as it winds south through the Chuckanut Mountains, which rise straight out of the water. Though most of the way is through dense woods, there are several pull-offs where you can gaze out to the San Juan Islands or up and down the rugged coastline. There are also numerous trailheads that allow you to head down to the shore or up into the Chuckanut Mountains, which are home to an extensive network of hiking and mountain-biking trails. Chuckanut Drive is particularly popular at sunset, and several good restaurants are at the southern end.
At the northern end of the drive, be sure to stop in at the Chuckanut Bay Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 700 Chuckanut Dr., which is full of interesting artworks by Northwest artists and craftspeople. Continuing south, watch for the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, which provides access to Teddy Bear Cove, where you'll find a pair of tiny beaches separated by a small, rocky promontory. It's about a 2-mile round-trip hike to the cove. Although part of the trail is quite steep, part of the route follows the Interurban Trail, a 6-mile-long hiking and mountain-biking trail that follows the route of an old trolley line and extends from Fairhaven Parkway and 20th Street in Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park. This latter park is the most popular stop along Chuckanut Drive and can be quite crowded in summer. The pretty little beach and access to miles of hiking trails make this park a required stop along the scenic drive. Admission is $5.
About the owner
- 2 Queen Beds
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- View (Ocean)
- Linens Provided
- View (Mountains)
- View (Water)
- Parking Included
- Coffee Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Bellingham, Washington
wow what a view
August 27, 2014
When we arrived I have to admit I was a little worried, we just drove into a regular paved driveway, up to a garage. I had thought this was a cabin bungalow, but when we walked around the house to the back yard WOW!!!!! The view is amazing. The house had everything we needed, some of it quite unique like the cutlery. When are first dinner time came (7:00ish), we were surprised that we had guests, 1 doe and 2 fawns came into the back yard and helped themselves to the apples on the ground, we sat and watched them for 30mins then they carried on. Each evening they would make an appearance sometimes 1, sometimes 5. The picture window across the back were so nice to gaze out of at the beautiful scenery. Thank you so much for such a peace full, rest full holiday, it was exactly what we needed, and the weather was made to order. I would highly recommend this bit of paradice.
Fort Worth, TX
Wonderful place to stay!
July 23, 2014
This house has an absolutely beautiful view. It is in a quiet neighborhood, and the backyard overlooks a bay. Deer came to visit us every day! The house is very well stocked with everything we needed. We enjoyed grilling on the gas grill in the backyard every night. We highly recommend this lovely house.
Houston, Texas USA
March 9, 2014
The house was perfect for our long weekend get away. The house was clean and was equipped with everything we needed. The views were breathtaking. We would defiantly rent this house again.
viewcrest Road 216
August 22, 2013
We stayed at Viewcrest road for 2 weeks! the property is in a very pretty area and the views are wonderful,the deers game to visit us every morning and so tame.
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