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Cozy Private Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The house is warm and cozy for winter. The pool will be heated and ready to go by Memorial Day for our guest to enjoy another summer of swimming, barbecuing and sunbathing by the pool. Come and relax. The cozy cottage is well appointed; just bring your clothes. Easy access to shopping in Bellingham or travel east to Mt. Baker for excellent hiking. Travel north to historic Lynden or on to the Canadian border.

Ask if a late, 1:00 pm check out is available.

Keywords: Country Cottage in a country setting, just 6 miles from Bellingham.

More Details

Janiece Sandwater
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Janiece Sandwater

This property appealed to me because of the swimming pool. I was born and raised in Florida so being in and around water has always been important to me. I bought the home in 2004 and finished raising my four beautiful children there.

When I am not at the guest house (located on the property) I am in Eastern Washington where I live in Curlew next to the Kettle River. During the winter months I am busy cleaning and maintaining my ski cabin in Mt. Baker where I have been renting to vacationers for more than 15 years. I enjoy meeting people and helping them enjoy a pleasant stay. Please let me know how your stay went and if I can improve anything for future guests. I always welcome reviews.

Janiece Sandwater purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Janiece Sandwater chose Everson

This home is in a great location for lots of different interest that folks might have and offers easy access in and out of Bellingham without having to be right in town.

Enjoy fresh herbs from the garden at the rear of the house; mint for a Mojito, rosemary for chicken on the barbecue or oregano for pasta sauce.

This property was purchased because of the swimming pool. I wanted my kids to have a place to bring their friends for parties. Keeping my children safe and knowing what they were doing was my main motivation. My children are grown and now my grand kids are learning to swim in the pool (when guest are not at the property).

What makes this cottage unique

This home was built in the 1920's with updates and additions that make it unique and a bit quirky. There's is a horse farm across the street and it's fun to wake up and hear them running through the fields. Just a short walk down the road is a wildlife area with lots of birds and a beautiful view of Mt. Baker. Continue further up the road to a horse park with trails for a run or walk.

Sip some tea in the evening, read a book or enjoy a movie from the DVD library. The swimming pool can be enjoyed during the summer from around Memorial day until Labor Day depending on weather conditions.

The owner lives part-time in the small guest house located at the back of the property. You will enjoy all the privacy you desire, whether or not the owner is home.

Having a private swimming pool that you can enjoy all day during the summer or being able to go for an evening swim is priceless.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Easy to find, quiet and nicely set-up. My girlfriend and I had a relaxing stay. The dry sauna was a real treat. We look forward to our next get away. Thanks
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Everson

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Two full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Den - 1 sofa bed/futon , American Leather sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Additional foam sleeping pads for making beds on the floor in the loft area (suitable for children) (2), American Leather high quality sleeper sofa in the office/den area (suitable for single adult) (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A local licensed massage therapist lives nearby and is available for private massage. If you'd like to book a massage, please let us know prior to your arrival. Rate is 60.00 per hour and is done at the cottage on a professional massage table.


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(48 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Private Cottage
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 49 reviews

Great Space!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed a quiet, laid back and comfortable stay at the Cozy Cottage! The kids loved the loft, and we were pleased with the lovely bedding, well stocked kitchen, and beautiful surroundings. Loved listening to the birds and other wildlife, and even saw a mama deer with her baby just down the road one morning. Thanks for keeping a lovely place for others to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the great review.
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Bonney Lake, Wa

Cute house in a relaxing environment

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very responsive when we had questions about the property. The house itself is immaculate and well maintained. It is in a quiet off the beaten path. Yet, in 10 minutes you can be in Bellingham. My family enjoyed the property immensely. There is not a better place to rent when you are in Bellingham.

The only change I would suggest is if there were written instructions in the house on what to do when you checkout. That would ensure there was no confusion.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the cottage was clean, cozy, and close to some great outdoor activities at Mt. Baker. We had a great weekend getaway - Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mt. Baker is Whatcom county's best kept secret.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The location was quiet and easy to get in and out of for our basketball games in Lynden. Janiece was very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Valley, WA

Quiet and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Nice place out of the way but still close to the city.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richland,WA, USA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and beautiful. Quiet location. Kind and helpful owner. Perfect for our stay in Bellingham.

  • Review Submitted: 17/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
10.2 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Raspberry Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Ferry
13.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Raspberry Ridge Golf Course/Shuksan Golf is 2.8
Nearest Train
13.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Raspberry Ridge
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
9.1 Miles
Lake Whatcom (Locust beach/B'ham Bay is 10.3 mi.)
Car: necessary

This property is located in the northern part of Bellingham about 5-6 miles from the mall and north Bellingham. Heading north takes you to Lynden, a Dutch themed town which is about 5 miles from the Canadian border.

Head east towards Mt. Baker for a scenic drive and fabulous hiking trails.

Head west to Ferndale where you'll find historic Hovander Park which is a working farm complete with farm animals and display gardens.

Bellingham to the south offers lots of parks where you can paddle boat, go on a whale watching trip, fly kites, canoe or kayak, walk the beaches or enjoy an afternoon of shopping.

The cottage is sandwiched between two golf courses, Raspberry Ridge to the north and Shuksan to the south.

A 10-20 minute drive will take you to one of 3 different casinos.

Enjoy the peacefulness of waking up to watch the nearby horses running in the fields or simply lay by the pool and read a book.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Everson

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
18 May 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$101.63
Pet Fee AU$135.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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