Porch facing the back alley.
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Within walking distance of both Western Washington University and downtown Bellingham, this cozy, comfortable studio is a great and affordable option for visiting the heart of Bellingham.

The space

I built this 200sf studio as a Mother-In-Law dwelling in 2012. In the loft, it has a comfortable queen sized bed with freshly laundered, high quality linens. I built ladder-esque stairs to the loft but there is not a lot of headroom and consequently it can be difficult to navigate the loft particularly for elderly or disabled guests. On the main floor, there is a full sized futon that can be used as a couch or bed. Therefore, the studio can accommodate four, but is not ideal as the studio is small. I plumbed the space with a bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) but NO kitchen.

Guest access

The studio is detached, located in the back of my property and guests have their own entrance.

Interaction with guests

My wife and I live next door and can certainly help with needs or concerns and we are always happy to meet new visitors. However, I respect your privacy and generally make arrangements so that guests can easily self check-in/out.

Other things to note

The neighborhood is on a dead-end street so there is little traffic. However, you should know that I-5 is in close proximity. The studio is well insulated but traffic noise from the freeway is always present. Also, because of our proximity to the University campus, many of the neighbors are students. Generally speaking, they are quiet but from time to time they will host parties that can be noisy. If you're looking for the perfect, idyllic vacation retreat, you may want to look elsewhere as the Studio is minimalistic, urban and not for everyone. But if you're looking for a nice, clean place to sleep in Bellingham at a reasonable price you'll be quite happy here.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $13 CAD / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price $78 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Sorry, no pets. No smoking. I am trying to maintain the studio as an allergy free zone for my friends and family who visit. Thanks.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

330 Reviews

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Barb User Profile
September 2017
This quint little cottage was perfect for our 1 night stay in Bellingham. Nice little touches and very well organized. Although we did not meet Chris and Amy , Chris was very prompt in answering our questions and gave us wonderful walking directions. Will definitely stay again.

Leah User Profile
September 2017
Amazing little hideaway, but close enough to downtown you can walk or take a cheap uber. Amy and Chris left us cold beers, candy, and even had toothbrushes incase we forgot ours. Loved the little porch, nice and private. Tons of movies games and books too. We would love to come back soon!!

John User Profile
July 2017
The place was easy to find and fantastic! Walkable area, dedicated parking and well equipped. Chris was extremely friendly and I much appreciated being able to keep my bike inside. Highly recommended!!

Matt User Profile
June 2017
Chris and Amy's place was a great stay for a quick stop over in Bellingham! Thanks for having us.

Lucy User Profile
April 2017
Chris and Amy's place is comfortable and well located. After a day of hiking, we were happy to relax on the porch. And the studio itself was just the right size, with everything we needed. Thanks!

David User Profile
February 2017
This place was in the ideal location, easy to find off the freeway, close to restaurants and shops but felt secluded once at the place. Excellent hosts who communicated well and made the place spacial with small special touches. After staying at numerous budget hotels during a multi state US road trip, this was the most comfortable location and best night of sleep we had. Highly recommend to anyone going through the area!

Marcelina User Profile
February 2017
We absolutely enjoyed staying at Chris's and Amy's. Their little house is an extension of their main house with a separate entrance. It's absolutely charming, and we love the clever set up with the bed in the loft and the intimate living room area on the bottom. The little patio will be perfect to hang out on in the summer. Their space is cozy, meticulously clean, and perfect for a weekend getaway for a couple. What we appreciated most were all the little details that Chris and Amy thought of. Extra toothbrushes, earplugs, umbrella in case one needed it, and lots of toiletries to choose from, in case one forgot something. Chris was very prompt with communication throughout our stay. The place is walking distance to downtown, and perfectly situated for outdoor adventures in the area. Thanks Chris and Amy - we look forward to coming back soon!

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Bellingham, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Chris And Amy User ProfileChris And Amy is a superhost.

Amy and I moved to Bellingham, WA from Iowa in 2007 so we could be closer to the Cascade mountains. As school teachers, we spent our summers backpacking on the PCT and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and Bellingham.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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