Fairhaven Bayview Suite

Spacious living room with a wonderful view.View of Bellingham Bay, Orcas Island, and on a clear day, Vancouver Island.
1100 13th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $125 - $135
Per week: $750 - $810
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes

Description of the Bellingham vacation condo rental

Located on Bellingham's South Hill just 2 blocks to Fairhaven Village, this marvelously charming cottage style suite has the ideal perch to watch the ever-changing views of local boat traffic on Bellingham Bay.

This wonderful condo-style suite has everything you need:
- a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and everything you need to cook gourmet meals at home;
- eating nook with large windows to take in the view. Table and chairs to seat 4;
- large living room with flat screen tv and full cable channels. A gas fireplace to stay cozy on cooler days;
- bathroom with tub/shower combo; washer & dryer;
- bedroom with queen-size bed and down duvet covers;
- second bedroom is set up as a den with a futon for extra sleeping space;
- fabulous large covered deck to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful view at any time of year.
- parking on-site.

Enjoy the lovely seasonal gardens and Island views from your private covered deck, or step two blocks down the hill into Fairhaven with it's pre-1900 era restored buildings, with over 200 eateries, pubs, galleries, bookstores and shops.

Continue to the base of Harris Avenue at the water's edge and find Post Point Park, the Alaska Ferry terminal, Sunset Sailboat Charters- whale watching, and San Juan Islands day excursions.

Head five blocks out your door in the other direction and discover Taylor Street Boardwalk, The Chrysalis day spa, and Boulevard Park. There is a lovely two mile waterfront path that will take you right into downtown Bellingham.

Clearly, you will not be disappointed in this magical spot.

Area Information

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 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.

Availability Calendar

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Dec 01 2013 Apr 30 2014 - $125 $750 $2,150 2 Nights
May 01 2014 Sep 30 2014 - $135 $810 $2,835 6 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.7% on stays of less than 30 days
Deposits: $200 refundable security deposit $100 refundable pet deposit (max two pets)
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $75-100 Cleaning Fee - depending on length of stay

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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