Chuckanut Forest Studio (near trails + hot tub)


Entire guesthouse hosted by Aimee And Peter

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
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Gorgeous modern studio in a forested setting, this is a unique space with thoughtful design. The Studio is a ten minute drive from Bellingham, with seashore and mountain trails nearby. Our special place has offered a base for adventure, rejuvenation and re-connection and provided "Il Dolce Far Niente" - The Sweetness of Doing Nothing. Meeting accurate expectations is important to us, so please read our entire listing description before you send a booking request. Thank you!

The space
Note: Meeting accurate expectations is very important to us, so please read our entire listing description before you send a booking request. Thank you!

The Seaside Forest Studio shares the property with our home, and began as an artist's studio, every aspect custom designed. From the loft bed surrounded by windows, to the fully equipped kitchen, slate-tiled shower and red brick floors, everything was added with careful thought. This is a unique space!

The Studio is 512 square feet with an added 60 feet in the sleeping area above. There is a queen-sized bed in a hanging loft, best for those comfortable climbing a ladder up and down, to sleep surrounded by windows and trees on all sides. There is also a Euro-lounger/sofa in the main room that folds into a comfortable full size bed, with a memory foam topper. The main room has a window seat, as well as a custom reading nook with games for all ages stored below. Peter's handmade live-edge cedar table seats four. The kitchen is fully equipped with sink, stove, oven, refrigerator, and cooking implements. The bath has a full shower, beautifully tiled. The studio has both electric heat and a wood stove. There are two entryways, with a wood deck at the front entrance. Parking is just outside the back door.

We care about beauty, connection, real things, and the Studio reflects that; much of its features were made by us or locally sourced. You'll eat at Peter's table, hang your coat on a fir tree we found in our woods, use Aimee's homemade soap in the kitchen, see our art on the walls, and enjoy a fire with wood from our property.

A short walk down the driveway offers views of Chuckanut Bay. Just up a winding brick path, you'll find the hot tub behind our house, on a deck under tall fir trees with peekaboo views of the water. Our property is a haven for wildlife: the studio is surrounded by a forest that's home to many kinds of birds, including raptors, owls, and songbirds. Raccoons and deer wander through, and we're close to the seashore where seals swim, herons squawk, and crabs scuttle under eelgrass forests.

The Studio shares the forest with our home, so we're available for questions and concerns. Our house is situated on a knoll overlooking the water, while the studio is in the forest just below. The two structures are separated by a driveway and woods, out of sight of each other. We share a common driveway, our cars blocked from the Studio's view by a neatly stacked woodpile. The Studio has many windows (with blinds), and we do drive and/or walk past the Studio when coming & going. Please note that the driveway alongside the Studio is bordered by train tracks in the canyon below (see note about train noise under Other Things To Note section of this listing)

The Seaside Forest Studio is ideal for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and those who want unique accommodation in a beautiful natural setting.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

Bellingham, Washington, United States

The Chuckanut area and Bellingham region are an outdoor recreation and nature lovers' paradise. With Chuckanut Mountain behind us and the Salish Sea in front, hikers, bikers, and kayakers will find easy access to many recreation activities from the studio. The Interurban Trail is just up the road. Heading south on the Interurban you'll reach the trails, lakes and seashore of 2683-acre Larrabee State Park in five minutes; walking north, you can stroll or bike five miles to town if you'd like, all on a forested trail overlooking the sea. The world renowned beauty of Chuckanut Drive is moments away – enjoy it by bicycle or car. Fairhaven is 10 minutes and downtown Bellingham is 20 minutes by car. The Skagit Valley is just 20 minutes south. Venturing east, you can reach the glorious mountains, rivers, and waterfalls of the North Cascades in just over an hour. Driving west, you can be on a ferry to the pristine San Juan islands in under an hour. If you'd like, you can touch a glacier and explore an island in the same day!

If you'd prefer a more urban vacation, Bellingham has great markets, diverse shopping opportunities, varied restaurants and nightlife, great local breweries, and one of the most beautiful university campuses in Washington state. We're situated equidistant to Vancouver BC and Seattle, so big city attractions are just a 90 minute drive away.

Hosted by Aimee And Peter

  1. Joined in June 2013
  • 1,958 Reviews
  • Superhost
We feel so fortunate to live in beautiful Bellingham, on a special piece of land purchased by Peter's forward-thinking parents in 1964. We value giving back to our community and sharing the gifts we’ve received, both in our work and personal lives. Our three thriving vacation rentals are an expression of that ethic, connecting people to Whatcom County in unique and authentic ways. Our two rentals - Pleasant Bay Lookout & Chuckanut Seaside Forest Studio - in the forest by the sea have offered rejuvenation and re-connection for many; inspired numerous marriage proposals; provided retreat space; hosted honeymooners, travelers & artists; motivated adventurers to hike, bike, paddle and explore; and also offered "Il Dolce Far Niente" - The Sweetness of Doing Nothing. Our Garden Street Studio lends itself to urban explorations on foot or bike, from breweries to beaches, farmer's markets, museums and music venues, and the beautiful Western Washington University campus. We have a combined 52 years in this area, and feel grateful to be able to share the bounty of Whatcom County: proximity to the sea, nearby mountains' trails and vistas, and all that Fairhaven and Bellingham have to offer. Professionally, Aimee is the founder of an environmental education and service learning nonprofit, and has been an outdoor guide for over thirty years. She is also a life coach for teens and women. Peter is an amateur local historian, sailor, and entrepreneur (his latest project is the Heliotrope Hotel, also listed on Airbnb). As lifelong Pacific Northwesterners, both of us are committed to helping our community thrive, and enjoying and sharing all it has to offer. We are passionate about being active outdoors, healthy living, creativity, and authentic connections with others. We've greatly enjoyed the expansion of our community via our vacation rentals – sharing our special spaces with others from around the world has made the quality of our lives even better! We apply a strong sense of integrity and purpose to being vacation rental hosts, and hope to help make each guest's visit uniquely positive.
We feel so fortunate to live in beautiful Bellingham, on a special piece of land purchased by Peter's forward-thinking parents in 1964. We value giving back to our community and sh…

During your stay

We assume guests are coming to the Studio for a get-away, so we aim for minimal interaction. The house is out of sight from the studio, and, aside from a greeting when you arrive, we tend to not see studio guests during their stay. That said, we'd be happy to connect with the interesting people that visit, as you wish!
We assume guests are coming to the Studio for a get-away, so we aim for minimal interaction. The house is out of sight from the studio, and, aside from a greeting when you arrive,…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure

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