Enjoy a stay in the ground floor apartment of my 1902 Victorian home in the convenient "Lettered Streets" neighborhood near Bellingham's downtown and waterfront.
The apartment has large bedrooms with Serta mattresses, new and vintage furniture, a complete kitchen and nice linens. I have decorated it to feel homey and functional but still chic and fun!
The 890-square foot apartment has wood floors, and lots of light.
The apartment is spacious and sunny. There are two large bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. Great location near downtown and waterfront.
BEDROOM 1: New queen mattress with headboard and nice linens, 4 comfy pillows, 2 nightstands, reading lamps, 2 chairs, full-sized closet, mirror.
BEDROOM 2: New queen mattress with headboard and nice linens, 4 comfy pillows, 2 nightstands, reading lamps, upholstered bench, dresser, full-size closet, full length mirror.
LIVING ROOM: New couch, 2 chairs, coffee table/end tables, flat screen TV, DVD player (bring your own DVDs or rent I don't have any here), books and magazines. Original wood floors throughout house with nice wool throw rugs.
KITCHEN: Not fancy, but complete and very clean. Electric stove, large microwave, new full size refrigerator, sink, complete set of cookware and dishware, coffee/tea, oil/spices, paper products.
DINING ROOM: Table and four chairs. Bright space with two windows.
BATHROOM: Small, clean and quaint! Pedestal sink, tub/shower, lav, storage shelves and hooks, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, hair dryer, towels.
OUTDOORS: Private back yard with patio seating. Front porch with seating. A locked shed is available to store bikes, snowboards during your stay (ask for key).
LAUNDRY: full size washer & dryer, soap, iron, tabletop ironing board, drying rack.
Extra bedding: a twin air mattress is available. ADVANCE request needed so I know to leave linens out.
Sound: A small number of guests have noticed hearing train whistles at night when windows are open (tracks are about 1 mile away). Most guests report a quiet neighborhood.
Please keep in mind that this is an older house. 1902=old=vintage. With age comes a great character like high ceilings and great moldings. The house has been updated and is scrupulously clean and bright. However if you are bothered by creaky floors and occasional plaster cracks then my house may not be a good fit.
This house has two Airbnb apartments. Book both to accommodate an extended family group. To view/book the upstairs apartment go to: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13935320?preview or look for listing called Charming Victorian View Apartment.
Guests have access to the rented apartment and yard (2 apartments are in the house so of course you only have access to the apartment you rent). There is a front porch, back patio and yard for guest use. A locked shed is also available on request to store outdoor gear such as bikes. Guests renting the upstairs apartment (also Airbnb) will share common areas such as front porch and back yard. Two parking areas (driveway/carport) and front gravel space are available to the two apartments.
No dishwasher. Apartment has heat, A/C. There are two off-street parking spaces.
1. Max 5 guests
2. No smoking on property inside or out
3. No pets
4. Quiet hours 11pm-7am
5. Put used towels in laundry basket before checking out
6. Return furniture and other items to original rooms before checking out
7. Lock front and back door when leaving the house
I don't typically meet guests on arrival, allowing you the freedom to arrive as your travel schedule permits. I do touch bases with guests after check in. Guests can contact me through Airbnb's website anytime with questions or concerns. I try to respond within minutes during daytime hours. I'm always happy to assist with local recommendations! I am around the property most days so I hope to run into you and say hello!
I found Bellingham, WA 20 years ago after living in California, Washington D.C. and a childhood spent in Europe, Africa and Asia. My mother immigrated to the US and we maintain strong connections to family in the Netherlands. I love all things related to home and garden, working as professional house cleaner, gardener and licensed house painter. Home maintenance and design are my passion! You will often find me on Bellingham Bay paddling a 6-person outrigger canoe or enjoying our great theaters and cafes. I look forward to welcoming guests at my Airbnb!