Easy to see address on new fence gate.Welcome sign just outside Studio door.


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

Studio

2 Beds

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About this listing

Completely furnished studio apartment in an 11-year-old Victorian-style home. Located in the Historic Fairhaven District in a quiet neighborhood, just blocks from the heart of the shopping district. Private entrance with off-street parking.

The space

Completely furnished studio apartment in an 11-year-old Victorian-style home. Located in the Historic Fairhaven District in a quiet neighborhood, just blocks from the heart of the shopping district. Private entrance with off-street parking. The Studio is in our warm, dry and sunny daylight basement.

Continental-style breakfast supplied including: coffee, tea, juice, milk, fruit and home-baked breads, pastries and granola. Everything is (mostly) organic. We do our best to honor special diets, so please let us know if you are allergic or simply avoiding certain foods.

Within walking distance of: restaurants, shops, hiking trails, beach, parks, off-leash dog park, heron rookery, Alaska Ferry Terminal, Amtrak and Greyhound Stations. Just a mile from Western Washington University (WWU) and their famous outdoor sculptures.

We have a queen-size bed in the room and a futon/love seat that opens up to a single bed. TV with cable and DVD, WiFi, full galley kitchen, central heating as well as a space heater, fan, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. We created an Adorable Patio just for our B&B guests to the left of the outdoor Welcome sign and up a few steps. We are also gay-friendly.

The bathroom has an Om sign design in the shower tile. The shower stall is small and very tall people may have to stoop a bit due to limited height. The Studio has some cool antiques, wicker furniture and art. It's very warm and cheerful. It's, well, adorable! :)

We allow dogs in The Adorable Studio. We charge a one-time fee of $10/dog to cover any additional cleaning that we may need to do. You can pay this fee upon arrival. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you are traveling with a dog. We prefer that dogs are not left alone in the Studio, but are willing to consider this on a case by case basis.

We have a black and white cat named Kali. She's very shy so you may not get to meet her. We also have a young dog named Bilbo Baggins, who we call Bo. You will definitely get to meet him if you want. He loves meeting people and other animals.

The Adorable Studio is located directly below our kitchen and dining room, which have ceramic tile and wood floors. We do our best to be quiet, but you will inevitably hear us as we cook, talk, walk, etc. Also, a few of our children and grandchildren may visit from time to time. If total silence is what you are after, you may not get it at our Studio.

The futon love seat is a true futon with a thick cotton mattress and foam core. It is FIRM. The queen-size bed has an extra-firm mattress with a memory foam mattress pad on top. Very comfy.

The entire space is 350 square feet, so it is best suited for a single person or couple. If you are traveling with children, please be aware that it's a tight fit if the love seat is made into a bed.

We are right next door to Airbnb listing Fairhaven Garden Suite, which sleeps two. If you have more folks you're traveling with than we can accommodate, perhaps they could stay next door!

***Note to bikers, paddlers and skiers: We have a garage adjacent to the studio where you can safely store your gear.

Guest access

Adorable Studio, driveway parking, Adorable Patio, gardens as long as you keep the fence closed so Bo cannot get out..

Interaction with guests

We like to check our guests in and then any further interaction is up to them.

Other things to note

If you are traveling with dogs, we like to know about it before you arrive. While we request that no dogs be left alone in the Studio, we will consider making an exception in special circumstances. Ask us.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

•To check in, (and to save you the enthusiastic greeting from our dog, Bo) just drive around to the back of our house and park on the right side of our driveway in front of the Welcome sign. The Studio door will be on your right and unlocked. We will come down and greet you.
•No smoking inside the apartment please.
•We do allow dogs in The Adorable Studio, but we charge a one-time fee of $10/dog to make up for the extra cleaning we need to do. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you are traveling with a dog. While we prefer that dogs are not left alone in the Studio, we will consider it on a case by case basis.
•If you need anything - more kitchen items/utensils, different books or DVDs - just ask.
•The Adorable Patio is available for your use. It's past the WELCOME sign and up the first few steps on the left.
•Daily rate includes a continental breakfast supplied in the Studio of: homemade granola, homemade bread/muffins, milk, orange juice, fruit, coffee and tea. Items are organic whenever possible. Vegan and dairy-free diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
•Weekly rate includes continental breakfast supplied in the Studio plus cleaning the apartment and laundering sheets and towels once a week.
•Monthly rate does NOT include breakfast, but DOES include cleaning the apartment and laundering sheets and towels once a week.
•Access to our washer/drier is available to guests staying one week or longer.
•We will check on your breakfast supplies ~once a day. We will usually do so when you are out so as not to disturb you.
•The Studio is heated via our furnace. We also supply a space heater. Please turn off the space heater whenever you leave the Studio.
•The bag under the sink is for paper, plastic and glass recycling. The plastic trash bucket under the sink is for non-recyclables. We also supply a blue plastic compost container for coffee grounds, fruit and vegie waste. No dairy or meat in the compost container, please.
•The WiFi is called “NETGEAR57" and the password is smilingsun027. There is a purple notebook on the desk in the Studio with the all this info plus the WiFi password in it.
•Check-out is easy and up to you: you can come to our door and say goodbye or you can leave when you're ready without a formal fare thee well. In any case, please leave the keys in the Studio and the door unlocked.
•Thank you and enjoy your stay at The Adorable Studio.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - The Studio is below our kitchen and dining room. You will hear us some of the time.
Pet(s) live on property - We have a cat (Kali) and a dog (Bo). Both are very friendly.

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

592 Reviews


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Bonnie User Profile
June 2017
Saralee's cottage was perfect for us. It is clean and super comfortable, cozy but with enough space for us to relax. The location is beautiful, within walking distance, down a hill to the sweet little Fairhaven Village with restaurants, cafes and shopping, and walking distance to to Bellingham Bay. We had a splendid time and will be back!

Joanne User Profile
June 2017
Had a lovely stay at Saralee's Adorable Studio! Very clean and accommodating. Saralee shared her amazing homemade bread and granola, and gave us some very helpful and much needed local info. We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to get back one day! Namaste!

Aidan User Profile
June 2017
As soon as we arrived at Saralee's home, I knew it was going to be a great stay. She came down to greet us warmly and show us about the apartment, give us directions and maps to local attractions, and give us amazing homemade bread. The room was cozy and warm, and really made us feel comfortable. The neighborhood is great; both quiet and within walking distance of the town. Strongly recommend.

Rob User Profile
June 2017
Sara was a great host who made us feel at home and was very accommodating. Great location and good spot Travelling with a 2.5 year old. Highly recommend if staying in Bellingham area.

Timothy User Profile
June 2017
Saralee and Jerry have a beautiful studio and they do a wonderful job of making their guests feel welcome and comfortable. I would come back anytime and recommend this space without reservations.

Herman User Profile
May 2017
Clean. Cozy. Great hosts.

Amanda User Profile
May 2017
Saralee was a friendly, accommodating host. The bread, fruit, and granola she gave us for breakfast were all delicious. The bed is very firm, which was not good for my bad shoulders. I'm still in a bit of pain from that so if you need a soft bed, this might not be the place for you. Also, the shower is tiny. I'm only 5'1, 140 pounds and could barely turn around in it. I hit my elbows on wall and stubbed my toe a couple times trying to wash up. Other than those two things we had a wonderful stay and would recommend the studio to others.
Saralee User ProfileSaralee is a superhost.
Response from Saralee:
I have amended my description to say that the shower stall is small.
May 2017

Bellingham, Washington, United States · Joined in August 2009
Saralee User ProfileSaralee is a superhost.

We welcome you with respect and love.

Jer and I are baby boomers with 5 sons and 8 grandchildren. We are easy-going and spiritually eclectic. We love hiking, camping, gardening, yoga, watercolor painting, writing, composing and playing music, and baking (lucky for you!).

We have a puppy, Bo (Bilbo Baggins). He is mostly American Bulldog. He is very sweet, friendly and eager to meet you. He loves other dogs. Our young tuxedo cat, Kali, is the darling of the family. You may see her moving stealthily through our extensive gardens.

Jer's working on his second novel. He also does repair estimates for a shipyard in CA from time to time. I volunteer at the Whatcom Humane Society's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center every week. I am also an energy healer and offer Reiki + chakra and aura healing. Earth and Sky Energy Healing. My Reiki Room is in our house. If you are interested in a session while you are here, let me know.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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