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Sunset View over Lake Whatcom

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath where the sun lingers over Lake Whatcom for an amazing sun

A remodeled lake house nestled amongst towering pines, provides luxury while taking in everything nature has to offer. Ideal for those looking for a rural getaway. Have a glass of wine on the deck or soak up the views in the hot-tub over looking the lake. The master bedroom is located on the top floor and features a king-size bed, a private deck, and an en-suite bathroom. With heated floors, a stone walkway, cedar ceilings, a sauna in the shower, and a deep soaking tub, the en-suite bathroom is the epitome of luxury. Other amenities include heating and air conditioning, Wi-Fi throughout, and a laundry room with a washer and a dryer. This quiet community is a great place to get away and relax. Close to downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven where there are tons of great places to eat, shop and explore. We take pride in this getaway and enjoy the opportunity to share it with others. Come to Sudden Valley and see everything The Pacific NW has to offer!

More Details

Owen & Patricia Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Owen & Patricia Brown

We are always having an adventure. We're currently in Bellingham aboard our sail boat living each day to it's fullest. My wife is from Boston and I am from Nova Scotia. We want everyone to enjoy this house as we do!

Owen & Patricia Brown purchased this house in 2009

Why Owen & Patricia Brown chose Bellingham

We fell in love with Bellingham because of it's beauty and laid back nature. We chose this property based on the feeling we had once we first stepped in. The full window face of the house captured our attention as we just starred at the view of the lake. With the remodels heavy on the wood work, we made it cozy and comfortable so we felt we were always in a summer home.

What makes this house unique

It needed a ton of work to make it what we wanted. Our first 2 years of living there we always had contractors walking through our home. Now it is exactly the way we pictured it when we first stepped in. The main focal point it the rock wall behind the wood stove. Gives a great atmosphere while sitting up high above the lake.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bellingham, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , steamer/sauna in shower
    Guest bath on bottom floor - toilet , Guest Bath
  • Our spa bathroom compete with a heated floor and a stone walk way... feels great on the feet! Also with enclosed shower so you can relax in a sauna... cedar cieling brings that nice sauna smell! Both full bathrooms are complete with granite counter tops.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Room - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master is on the top floor with solarium, private deck and spa bathroom, 1 guest room on the bottom floor and the other upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sunset View over Lake Whatcom
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews

Lots of space, great view and hot tub!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is settled up on a hill in Sudden Valley but very accessible to everything in the community or even Bellingham attractions. We were 2 couples with kids and we never felt crowded. The kids loved the hot tub and all he areas to play at and discover in or around Sudden Valley.

This house has pretty much everything you would have in your own home. Well stocked with towels, kitchen supplies, tv, lots of old records?with a record player (a fun little touch), etc, etc.

The pictures on VRBO are very accurate and the place has a nice view of the lake while tucked in close to neighbours, yet not too close that you feel crowded. Lots of deck space and equally roomy inside.

We really enjoyed our stay and could see ourselves returning to stay here again.

I would recommend this place to people looking for a great location around the Bellingham area.

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Bellingham is such an amazing place to visit, especially in the summer. Please come back any time. The Browns
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Amazing property, beautiful location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Definitely coming back. Has everything you need, at an amazing location and hosts were great.

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Bellingham

  • 5 of 5

We came from California to Bellingham to be with family for Christmas. When we arrived at Owen and Patricia's home,we instantly loved it. Its beautiful ! The house had everything to make you feel welcome and comfortable.Only two husband went to use the hot tub after a 20+ hour drive,but it wouldn't heat up warmer than it was for him after turning up the thermostat.But it was still comfortable.Also,be careful when walking down the wooden stairs with socks on ! It is very slippery. Our daughter fell down the stairs. Maybe some non slip clear grip tape would be great to keep other visitors from slipping. Over all,we would love to stay in the house again ! Thank you Patricia and Owen !

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location, excellent hosts.

  • 4 of 5

The house and location were great, as was the view of the lake and the overall setting. Everything was really comfortable and we had a great time. Our only real issue was that the hot tub never heated up for us, even though it was running and we'd turned up the thermostat. Alas. My daughter did love the upstairs tub with jets, though!

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice at this property. It's a great space, was very clean (the downstairs bedroom was a little musty smelling) there was a nice welcome card upon our arrival and communication with our hosts was very responsive and they seemed lovely. A fun part of the house was a record player with an awesome selection of music that added to our festivities. A couple suggestions would be to have more outdoor furniture on the deck off the kitchen area - it was so lovely out there but furniture wasn't ideal (2 lounge chairs) and hadn't been cleaned off prior to our arrival as well as maybe less loose gravel on a very steep driveway - thank god for 4x4.

We even had a neighbourhood black lab come say hello one evening while we were enjoying the hot tub, he was super friendly and obviously was looking for a dog friend. Thank you to our hosts!

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for leaving the place in great shape. You are welcome back any time. It’s that time of year to leave the heat on downstairs and that mitigates the mustiness :) on going battle of the lower levels of the houses here. We are installing a de-hue as well. Also, the decks and furniture were cleaned outside prior to your arrival by us but the combination of wind and fall weather, doesn’t take long for the debris to accumulate. Also, I recompacted the driveway in July, tip to all future guests to back out in neutral. However, we are paving it in the spring. Thank you very much for the feedback! We’re always striving to make this a vacation spot everyone will enjoy. Take care. Owen, Patricia & Parker.
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Nice home, in Sudden Valley. Nice view of Lake Watcom. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Just outside of Bellingham, Washington. About 7 miles to town. Beautiful drive into town each day, as you drive past the shore of Lake Watcom. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained. Owners were available, to answer any questions we had eg.( looking for iron), which they responded extremely fast. Quite neighborhood, though other homes very close. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to others. There are 3 floor levels, so be prepared for stairs. However, the exercise was helpful, just a little challenge for suitcases. Nice little village market and deli, just down the street, with fuel, food items, firewood. Wonderful wildlife ( deer, birds, squirrels ) all around the neighborhood. Great trip and really enjoyed our time there.

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tino's Pizza
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Anacortes/San Juans
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sudden Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
AMTRAK Fairhaven
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tino's Pizza
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sudden Valley AM/PM Beaches
Car: necessary

A place to get away and relax. A very quiet neighborhood but still very close to Downtown Bellingham. Take it all in and enjoy nature at it's finest. The lake is very accessible and lots of hiking trails. The Sudden Valley Golf Course has amazing scenery! The deer will welcome you!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bellingham, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.06
Cleaning Fee C$160.15
Property Damage Protection C$101.21
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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