Fairhaven Guest House - Available August 16 - 20
|Per night:||$175 - $190|
|Per week:||$900 - $1,140|
- large gourmet tile kitchen with gas range;
- bistro breakfast area with fireplace;
- table with seating for 6 in large sunny nook overlooking tranquil garden area;
- living room with wood burning fireplace;
- large family room with leather couches and chairs, gas fireplace, and wet bar;
- extra large and private deck off family room and master bedroom via french doors;
- master bedroom is large with sitting area adjacent to french doors leading to deck. Ensuite with dual shower.
- second(Queen bed)and third (double bed) bedrooms share a hallway bathroom with tub/shower combo.
- third bathroom features a clawfoot tub;
- stereo system with speakers throughout the house and the deck;
- lovely african-themed decor and art throughout the house;
- washer and dryer;
- charcoal bbq's; and
- full cable tv and wireless internet.
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.
Read more about the myriad of attractions in Bellingham by following Frommer's link below.
|Jun 01 2014||Sep 30 2014||-||$190||$1,140||$3,420||1 Week|
|Oct 01 2014||May 31 2015||-||$175||$900||-||2 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10.7% on stays of less than 30 days|
|Deposits: 50% of total reservation is required to finalize your reservation. This is due at the time of booking. We will hold your reservation for 7 days to allow time of mail delivery of deposit. A refundable damage deposit of $100.00 - $300.00 depending on length of stay and if you have pets.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: Week - $100.00 Month - $150.00|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 1 Double Bed
- Hardwood Floors
- Linens Provided
- Parking Included
- Pet Friendly
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- CD Player
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Basketball Court
- Shopping Area
- Live Entertainment
- Grocery Store
- Movie Theater
- Deep Sea Fishing
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Bellingham, Washington
Fairhaven Guest House
August 18, 2014
This is a charming house in a great location about a mile from the downtown Fairhaven district of Bellingham. Thus Fairhaven is within walking distance. However you will need to drive to get to downtown Bellingham proper. While in a neighborhood, a bamboo hedge fronts the house giving it a quiet, secluded feeling. Open and spacious, the house has a dining area, ample kitchen, and a big living room with a wet bar. Multiple skylights offer plenty of light. The master bedroom has its own bath. The other two bedrooms are small, but not crowded. A large deck off the back compliments the house. The washer and dryer are a nice bonus. The wi-fi worked great. Remember this is a house not a hotel room so depending on what days you stay, you may need to put the trash and recycling out front for pickup; a minor chore and certainly not an inconvenience. Bottom line: if you are looking for a a quiet, convenient location, this is well worth considering.
Long Beach WA
Santa Fe is great!
April 27, 2014
Very comfortable and spacious. Ideal for my girls getaway to visit my daughter at WWU. Charming neighborhood off the beaten path but easy drive to anywhere. Loved the wet bar in the living room and the décor was perfect as my daughter recently traveled to Africa and was delighted to be welcomed by a sign written in Swahili. Would definitely stay there again. Manager was gracious and prompt.
Keene, New Hampshire
Unique roomy house
April 21, 2014
We stayed in late March to early April so got to enjoy the large deck. The house is beautifully decorated and there is seating everywhere. Enjoyed the nice, well-equipped kitchen and relaxing in the living room. Only need was an instruction sheet about the recycling and what to do with bedding when leaving. Stumbled across the Wi-Fi code or we couldn't have used it. Grandkids enjoyed seeing the deer that came into the back yard a couple of times.
Thank you for your comments, Brian. I am so glad you and your family had a good time. The instruction sheet should have been in a prominent place for you to see, I'm sorry it was missing for your stay. Glad everything else was great! Hope to see you next time you visit Bellingham!
Great place for the family
July 2, 2013
We stayed here for the wedding of a friend and it was the perfect place for my family. The house is lovely and huge, with a very good deck and living room for visiting. I did not win the Trivia Pursuit game we played, but it was fun to find a game there too! The master bedroom is very roomy, the other two bedrooms adequate. The beds were all good. Very nicely decorated with artifacts from the owners.
Elizabeth Ann Coleman
Little Rock, AR
a weeks with friends
August 5, 2012
Six of us rented the house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would recommend it to others. The only recommendations I have is that the pots and planters outside be planted with something nice as they probably don't need watering more than once a week and some of the vines need trimming outside. A hair dryer and ice cream scoop would be nice. The sofa would be much better in back of the bar in the living room as it is easier to watch TV.
December 2, 2011
Great home for entertaining! Huge deck gets loads of sunshine and sweet secluded front patio is great if you want to relax in the shade. There was everything we needed and more. Barbara, the property manager was beyond helpful and a joy to deal with. We were here for an extended stay and it was the most beautiful fall I've ever seen. It is close to Fairhaven and Fairhaven park and the neighborhood is a great place to take walks. I don't think we could have found a better place for our stay.
Mount Vernon, wa
Wonderful stay before the wedding
May 19, 2011
Myself and three other bridesmaids rented this house for the bride and us to stay before she got married at Larmont Manor. This place is so relaxing, warmly decorated and the beds were so cozy! Everything we needed was stocked and ready for us to use. The deck is huge and great for relaxing. I highly recommend a soak in the blue claw foot tub. The location of this home was perfect a cheep taxi ride got us to Bellingham or Fairhaven. Rent this home, you will be totally satisfied! K.O
We had a fantastic time, what a beautiful house!! We had everything we needed and more. And the location was perfect for the race, even got to come back home for a coffee in the middle of it. My father in law was visiting from Quebec and he will keep great memories of this stay in Bellingham. And for our runner, the location just took some pressure off on the morning of the race as we were so close to the start line. He did awesome, placed top 10! Thanks again for everything, I will definitely keep your contact information for our next trip in the area. MJ - Vancouver, BC
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