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Contemporary Lake Cottage - Rowboat.$125

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our Squalicum Lake cottage, provides the ideal setting for a romantic 'getaway for two' or perfect accommodations and lodging while touring Western Washington. We're a quick 90 miles from Seattle, 54 miles from Vancouver B.C. and just outside the city limits of Bellingham. The cottage is nestled among cedar and fir trees on tranquil acreage overlooking the lake and has a fully equipped kitchen/living area, bedroom, bathroom, a private porch and an abundance of skylights for stargazing.

Our cottage is for two adults only and the property won an AIA (State Architectural Award) for contemporary design. We also have unsolicited reviews for Squalicum Lake Cottage on major travel sites too. Pls note we have a three night minimum, no children, no pets. (October to May, two night minimum.) No smoking permitted in cottage.

The living room, with a vaulted beamed ceiling looks out onto Squalicum Lake and Squalicum Mountain. Large windows provide a view for watching the fish jump on the lake or enjoying the birds at the feeders. The cottage is situated in the middle of colorful perennial gardens and during the spring and fall you can see large flocks of migratory birds land on the lake.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave, stove, oven, toaster, coffee maker and refrigerator. Dishes, utensils and pans are provided as well.

A white iron and brass queen sized foam (tempurpedic type) bed...cozy bedroom to snuggle or take that long sought after nap. The guests at Squalicum Lake Cottage come to slow the pace of their daily lives.

All guests are greeted with fresh flowers in the cottage and we share the bounty from our garden when in season.

Eagles and a wide variety of other birds are a common sight as well as deer wandering through the meadow. Should you visit in the summer you might spot a heron or kingfisher looking for a bite to eat in the 26,000-gallon pond right outside your door. Dozens of frogs chorus at evening time, along with soft owl duets often heard after dark.

Squalicum Lake is not for swimming. There is no 'beach.' It is a migratory lake for fowl and a no motor flyfishing lake.

Three night minimum at $125 plus taxes/nite. (October to May, two night minimum.)Weekly rate of $800 plus tax.

Our guests initial comments are always that the website photos never do the property justice. How does one capture an entire mountain behind a lake?

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

John & Liane Worlund
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About John & Liane Worlund

We are retired but stay very busy working on the property.

Why John & Liane Worlund chose Northwest Washington

We built our property because we couldn't find another place with this view and solitude.

What makes this cottage unique

A beautiful landscape with many types of birds. In the summer when our garden is in full swing, you might see 150 lilies and 9 ft tall sunflowers growing amidst vegies and a variety of other flowers and vegetables. We share our produce and fruit grown on our property with our guests when in season. Guests are often greeted with fresh flowers on the table.

We provide a large binder of local activities, maps, restaurant menus for our guests to peruse.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a lovely stay at your wonderful getaway. It's so peaceful here, and also so central to many fun things to do. We will certainly return for another round of relaxation in this special place. Thank you for everything.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bellingham in Whatcom County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Tempurpedic type foam mattress. The sofa is not a pull out sleeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
Pastoral setting w/ lovely gardens.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Contemporary Lake Cottage - Rowboat.$125
average rating of 4.894737 based on 64 reviews

very tranquil, peaceful,pastoral yet close to bellingham

  • 5 of 5

I want to comment on the amazing quality of the cottage itself. It is super clean, fully stocked and extremely comfortable. The bedroom is so cozy and the bed is amazing. The living room is full of floor to ceiling windows that look out over the pond/lake and gardens. This was the first time I rented a cottage that really had a fully equipped kitchen. We were looking for a retreat experience and this cottage was perfect. The owners were welcoming, helpful at the same time respecting our need for a retreat experience. The gardens, the birds, the windows, the comfort!!! I highly recommend this spot. It would be a great writers retreat. It is not a wilderness experience yet it is very close to wilderness areas. It is close to Bellingham yet far enough away to be tranquil and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So so glad you had such a great experience here. It was fun chatting w/ you one evening and should you ever need another getaway that isn't too far, please think of us. Yes...a writer's retreat....or one for a plein air painter! Maybe someday! Enjoy the rest of your summer and best of luck to you....your plans sounded exciting and fun.
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage! The best book full of guest information we have ever seen. Friendly hosts. Wonderful scenery. A perfect place to stay while visiting such a beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in Bellingham and that you found our information book so helpful. Enjoy the rest of your summer...watch out for those Midwest mosquitoes!
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Seattle, WA

A peaceful zen gem of a cottage surrounded by lovingly tended gardens.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet 4th of July away from the raucous fireworks in Seattle. The cottage was perfectly represented online and beautifully appointed with garden sculptures and paintings by Lianne, an artist and co-owner with her husband John. We were fortunate to see bald eagles and deer feeding in the lush grassy fields from the comfy covered patio. We're already planning a return off season visit in the late Fall. Bellingham offers wonderful dining options and hiking, or you can head the other direction up to Artist's Point on Mt. Baker (our favorite hikes in all of Western WA). It was too early in the season for hiking as the road was not cleared yet but we had fun in the snow! The bed (important to us seniors) was soft as a cloud with sumptuous bedding. We cooked all of our dinners in the comfortable kitchen with wonderful views of the fly fishing lake about 100 yards below the cottage. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway anytime of year, I highly recommend this little jewel.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so kindly for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed all the birds! Some days it's hard to keep those feeders full! Enjoy this beautiful summer weather and we look forward to catching up with you this coming Fall.
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely little cottage when visiting our family in the Bellingham area. The property is spotless, private, comfortable and absolutely perfect for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you two enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to seeing you when the grandbaby arrives! Liane
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Clarkson New York


  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed for our 5 day stay. It was so nice to have a cozy home to begin and end each day, after exploring the area in all directions. Gardens and birds galore.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear you had a great week here in Washington! So much to do in our area it's hard to do all in only a week. Have a great summer.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely place!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice of you to come for a 2nd stay with your daughter. Glad you got to see the snow fall... Last night we got another 3" and if you'd have tried to leave this morning...you'd still be with us tonight! Give your back a little rest now. Have a wonderful holiday.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Mt Baker Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
On Rice
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bloedel Donovan
Car: necessary

Our Property is on a No Motor Flyfishing Only Lake. Guests Can Use Our Row Boat to Enjoy a Walden Pond Experience. Pls note we have a three night minimum in June, July & August (then 2 night minimum remainder of the year) and our property is for the use of two adults renting the cottage. We will accept a two night reservation October to May.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bellingham, Washington

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £23.3

10% discount when booking two weeks or more. $50 cancellation fee for any cancellation. Cancellations made within two weeks of booking date will be responsible for full payment of booking unless we can rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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