Viewcrest Guest House

Property Detail

Type Location Neighborhood Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pet Friendly No Sleeps 4 Floors 1 Suitability Ground level

Property Description

This is a lovely 1958 home with 954 sf on beautiful Viewcrest Road in Edgemoor.

This home has incredible views of Chuckanut Bay and the Chuckanut mountains, with Mt. Baker visible on clear days! It is situated on a beautiful, grassy lot.

The moment you walk through the front door you are greeted with floor to ceiling windows with incredible views. The large windows allow for plenty of sunlight and a view that seems to extend from the house as art. This wonderful vacation home has two bedrooms and one full bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and an open dining room and living room area.

This is a great place for family gatherings!

This property has a no-pet policy.

Area Information

This lovely oasis is perched on Viewcrest Road in beautiful Edgemoor. Fairhaven Village is just a couple minutes away by car, with all the shopping, restaurants, and recreation you desire when vacationing.
Though downtown Bellingham has a fair number of restaurants and a few galleries, the Fairhaven Historic District is the most interesting neighborhood in town (and is also the site of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, the southern terminus for ferries to Alaska). Fairhaven was once a separate town, and many of its brick buildings, built between 1880 and 1900, have now been restored and house interesting shops, art galleries, and several good restaurants. Around the neighborhood, you’ll find more than two dozen historical markers, many of which commemorate the seamier side of life in Fairhaven in the 1890s. Fairhaven Haunts and History Tours,offers 1-hour walking tours of the neighborhood. These tours, which cost $4, are a fun way to learn about the neighborhood’s history.

Today, Village Books, 1200 11th St., serves as the cultural anchor for the neighborhood and has readings and book signings. Here in Fairhaven, you’ll also find several cafes and bakeries and even an old double-decker British bus that serves fish and chips. Several walking paths begin in Fairhaven. My favorite, the South Bay Trail, heads north along the shore and is actually built over the water on the Taylor Dock for part of its length. You’ll find the start of this path near the northwest corner of Fairhaven Common, which is the little park at the center of Fairhaven. In summer, outdoor movies are shown in this little park.
It is also just 20 minutes walking distance to Fairhaven park featuring trails, tennis courts and picnicking.
In addition, you will be located just 10 minutes by car to most of Bellingham’s finest offeringsSqualicum Harbor, downtown Bellingham, Whatcom Falls Park, Lake Padden Recreation area, and Lake Whatcom. You are also just minutes from Chuckanut Drive,
which begins on the southern edge of the Fairhaven Historic District and heads south for almost a dozen miles to the Samish farmlands, is one of the most scenic stretches of road in northwestern Washington. The road clings to the shoreline of Chuckanut and Samish bays as it winds south through the Chuckanut Mountains, which rise straight out of the water. Though most of the way is through dense woods, there are several pull-offs where you can gaze out to the San Juan Islands or up and down the rugged coastline. There are also numerous trailheads that allow you to head down to the shore or up into the Chuckanut Mountains, which are home to an extensive network of hiking and mountain-biking trails. Chuckanut Drive is particularly popular at sunset, and several good restaurants are at the southern end.

At the northern end of the drive, be sure to stop in at the Chuckanut Bay Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 700 Chuckanut Dr., which is full of interesting artworks by Northwest artists and craftspeople. Continuing south, watch for the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, which provides access to Teddy Bear Cove, where you’ll find a pair of tiny beaches separated by a small, rocky promontory. It’s about a 2-mile round-trip hike to the cove. Although part of the trail is quite steep, part of the route follows the Interurban Trail, a 6-mile-long hiking and mountain-biking trail that follows the route of an old trolley line and extends from Fairhaven Parkway and 20th Street in Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park. This latter park is the most popular stop along Chuckanut Drive and can be quite crowded in summer. The pretty little beach and access to miles of hiking trails make this park a required stop along the scenic drive. Admission is $5.

 

*shorter stays welcome if bridging a gap between bookings

Property Features

Ground Level
Private yard
Garage parking
Driveway parking

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