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Modern Spacious Quiet Private Retreat Centrally located. The White Orchid.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 977 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Relax And Enjoy Your Own Floor In Our Completely Remodeled Mid Century Home

The Space

Enjoy the entire lower level of our home while feeling very much on your own with a private entrance. The space is 977 sq. feet and includes a very spacious bedroom with ample closet space, queen bed, high quality mattress, down comforter and down pillows. (We have down alternative bedding if you prefer.) Separate bathroom and large living room or lounging area with remote control fireplace for lovely ambience and cozy warmth when you need it. There is an HD flat screen TV and DVD player with cable including HBO, and we offer free wifi. There is a mini kitchen with an apartment sized refrigerator with freezer, a cafe table and two chairs for dining or working and a mini kitchen on one end. The rooms are meticulously cleaned after each guest. The bathroom has a walk in tiled shower in soothing grays and white. Hairdryer provided. Plenty of fluffy white towels and linens.

Continental breakfast provided, usually muffins or banana bread or something like that.... as well as stocking the freezer with breakfast items that you can make yourself in the toaster oven, in case I am not here. Cream, milk and jam is provided. Everything is locally sourced and organic whenever possible.

The mini kitchen has a toaster oven, Kuerig coffee and tea machine, electric double burner cooktop, filtered water, and is equipped with all dishes, utensils, and barware. All areas are kept super clean. There is no kitchen sink, we will pick up clean and restock the dishes while you are out for the day.

Laundry facilities are available for guests staying longer than 7 days. Iron and ironing board available upon request. We have a new queen airbed available as well as a new twin airbed for extra guests. There is a 10.00 extra charge per person per day, this covers setting up the extra bed(s), food, extra linens, etc. If your stay is more than two nights the extra night charges after two nights are not applicable.

For kids: Toys, books and puzzles, Pak n Play sleeper and toddler mattress and bedding upon request. If you want the Pak n Play set up in advance please let us know. If you are coming with small children do let us know.

The private entrance is in back of the home. There is a driveway on the north side of the house, follow the line of shrubs to parking in the back. There is a guest parking sign in front of the gate.

We will check you in or you can use the coded lock box if we are away. We will give you the code once reservation is paid.

The neighborhood is very quiet and safe. We are located on a dead end private lane which is walking and child friendly. We are very centrally located, close to downtown, historic Fairhaven and Western Washington University, the Aquatic Center, shopping and restaurants.

Since our space is large, you can feel free to have others come in for a visit. No parties please.

Interaction with Guests

We realize that people that people often get away to avoid chatter, (and sometimes other people!) After check in any further interaction will be upon your personal preference. There is a lock box with key, we will provide the code before your arrival. There is most often someone here or nearby during the day. Please call or text me if you need anything at all.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is super safe and quiet. We are on a private lane that dead ends, which makes for safe walking and playing for children. We are very centrally located, close to downtown, Western Washington University and historical Fairhaven. Lake Padden and Lake Whatcom are nearby, as is Bellingham Bay. There are multiple parks and walking trials nearby as well. Chuckanut mountain is just a few minutes away and has wonderful hiking, or just take a leisurely drive to see the beauty of nature and the water. Restaurants and shopping are just minutes away.

Getting around

The bus stop is approximately 2 blocks away. Taxi services available with a phone call. There are times I can pick up or drop off at the airport for an 8.00 fee, just ask.

Other Things to Note

Check in is at 3:00. Check out at 12:00. Later checkout can be arranged if no guests are scheduled for that day.

More Details

Owner
Chase Danell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Chase Danell

Hi there,

Welcome to Bellingham. My wife and I are originally from Montana but we relocated to Bellingham earlier this year. Although we moved to this area for work and school, the beautiful landscape and awesome access to outdoor activities definitely played a big part in our decision. We like to hike, ski, boat, bike, travel, and spend time with family and friends. We have one son who is about a year old and quite the handful. We hope you enjoy the area. We will make sure your stay here is comfortable.

Why Chase Danell chose Puget

Bellingham is great because of the peaceful non hurried lifestyle, clean air, and the beautiful surroundings of water, mountains, and trees. We also love the proximity to Vancouver B.C, the gorgeous Skagit Valley, and Seattle. This property is very centrally located to the area with easy access to 1-5.

What makes this house unique

One of the special things about the space is the decor, attention to detail, cleanliness, and the cozy natural gas fireplace. The central location is a bonus as well. We are always nearby to respond to any of your requests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful stay here! Shar was an excellent host -- welcoming, friendly, and attentive. She took great care to make sure the apartment had everything for a pleasant and comfortable stay (which included providing a delicious selection of breakfast items). She was also kind enough to respond to my reservation at the last minute when I encountered passport issues on my way to BC -- on New Year's Eve, no less. The space itself is spacious (large living area and separate bedroom -- with such comfortable bedding!), incredibly clean, and beautifully furnished and decorated. Turned out to be a great place for a relaxing solo retreat (spent several cozy evenings working in front of the fireplace), and would make a lovely weekend getaway for a couple, too! The location is nice, as well -- about a 30 minute walk into downtown, and just a few minutes walk to Whatcom Falls Park. Thank you, Shar, for a lovely Bellingham experience! I will happily recommend your place to friends and family in the future.



Shar
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Puget

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 977 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , walk in tile shower, clean!
  • Completely new bathroom with new towels, walk in tile shower, very clean with good lighting. A makeup mirror is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen air bed available for set up in fireplace room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Large bedroom with queen bed. Beautifully furnished with high quality Sealy Posturpedic mattress, new linens, down comforter and pillows. Down alternative available upon request. There is a twin air bed as well as the queen air bed for additional guests. it has worked out quite well so fat, to have them both set up in the fireplace room. There is a full length in the bedroom which is nice for those dressing to attend special events.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Modern Spacious Quiet Private Retreat Centrally located. The White Orchid.
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 93 reviews
5

Very comfortable, great attention to detail, friendly

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during a very cold weekend in Bellingham. We were comfy and cozy. We really appreciated all the nice touches including breakfast items, good coffee and tea, with easy to use Keurig, convenient food prep options. There is not a full stove, so don't plan an extravagant feast, but there is a one-burner cooktop, crockpot, toaster oven, and microwave. There are plenty of breakfast choices including hot and cold cereal, peanut butter, fruit, yogurt. There's also half-and-half and a non-dairy option for your coffee and tea. The host does the dishes. :) Shar made sure the gas fire was on when we arrived and when we returned on cold evenings. The bed is very comfy and we also made use of the third-person blow up bed in the living room which was comfortable as well. Everything is in great shape and spotless. Also there's lots of handy info available for visitors. It's a convenient location too. :)

Thanks, Shar, for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see you again in Bellingham.
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Fishers, IN
5

This is a beautiful property, clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the White Orchid when we went to Bellingham to visit family. Shar was a gracious hostess and brought delicious homemade breakfast treats for us. This place has everything you need and is conveniently located. We loved the Keurig and were thrilled to find 1/2 and 1/2 in the refrigerator. Just a lovely place. We wanted to return at Christmas, but it was already booked!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much enjoyed having you and your husband and am pleased you enjoyed the space. Thank you!
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Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
5

Pure Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place. Shar has really gone all-out to make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you could possibly need. The suite is beautifully decorated and so comfortable; I could have nestled in that bed for many more hours then my schedule allowed! I will go out of my way to stay here whenever I’m in the area in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I very much enjoyed meeting you, and am very happy our apartment met your needs and that you enjoyed it. I hope your son did well with his golf! It would be lovely if our paths cross again in life. Good luck to the young golfer in the rest of his summer travels :) Shar
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Camas, WA
5

Comfortable and beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Great overnight stay in Shar's beautifully decorated suite. Excellent communication leading up to visit. She even accommodated our family and provided unexpected necessities such as half and half for coffee (Keurig and pods provided), milk for my children, delicious banana bread. The bed was extremely comfortable with high quality linens and towels provided. This suite far exceeded my expectations and definitely wins over a generic hotel stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Karen! I was happy to be able to accommodate your family, and hope that the remainder of your trip north went well. Shar
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4

Lovely retreat

  • 4 of 5

House was very lovely and comfortable. Shar was so gracious and we had fresh baked goodies each morning which was so welcome! For the price it’s unbeatable!!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CA
5

Like a luxury hotel.

  • 5 of 5

Sumptuously decorated in a quiet neighborhood. Every detail was considered. Lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bellingham Alaska Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Padden
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak at Ferry Terminal Site
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1-5
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown
Nearest Ski
30.3 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Birch Bay
Car: recommended

Our location is very central, near downtown the waterfront Fairhaven, Lakes Padden and Whatcom, Galbraith Mountain and Chuckanut Drive. We are just over a mile from Western Washington University. There are many activities within a very short distance. Swimming, skiing, tons of hiking, gorgeous drives and scenery, whale watching tours, the list goes on and on!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$75.47
Additional Guest Fee AU$13.72 per person per night

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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