Pleasant Bay Lookout (epic sea view + hot tub)


Private room in treehouse hosted by Aimee And Peter

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
The Pleasant Bay Lookout is a small private room with a spectacular view. We love welcoming guests to this tucked-away oasis of peace and beauty. Guests access our family's home for bathroom and hot tub.

Meeting accurate expectations is very important to us - we only accept requests from those who let us know they've read our entire listing description. Thank you!

The space
The Pleasant Bay Lookout is nestled in a forest overlooking the Salish Sea. Its stunning beauty and simplicity have been showcased widely on many websites, in local magazines and as an Airbnb top pick. The Lookout is simple: one room (121 square feet) with a a modern sofa that converts to a bed, a comfortable recliner, glass wall with a breathtaking view, and a deck to experience the sound of the sea, songbirds and sun, rain and shifting clouds.

Given the small square footage, there is no sink or bathroom in the Lookout and the sofa bed takes up much of the space in the room when its open. As one guest said: "The space is small in footage but huge on character and coolness. The glass wall leads out to a deck with a beautiful view of the woods and the bay. The view makes the room feel as big as the whole out of doors."

We care about beauty, connection, real things, and the Lookout reflects that; much of its features were made by us or locally sourced. There is a branched tree from our property to hang your coat, a live edge coffee table made by Peter, and thoughtfully chosen art on the walls. It's common for visitors to the Lookout to arrive and cast off plans they may have: many fall into the state described in Italian as "La Dolce Far Niente - The Sweetness of Doing Nothing."

The sensory delight increases when you go outside the Lookout – the forest is alive with songbirds, shorebirds, raptors and peekaboo views. Raccoon, owls and deer wander through, and Chuckanut Mountain trails and beaches are a short walk, bike ride, paddle or drive away. There are many options for nature excursions and adventures right outside our door.

The Pleasant Bay Lookout is ideal for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and those who want simple accommodations in a beautiful natural setting.

• Meeting accurate expectations is very important to us, so please let us know you've read our entire listing description and understand the arrangement between the Lookout and main house when you send a booking request. Thank you!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Sea view
Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub
EV charger
Private patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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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
  • 2,018 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

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, our interaction with guests will be limited to outdoor conversation at a distance. When able, we welcome guests in person and explain how to access things on the property, directions to trails, and things to do in down. Otherwise, we're always available by text.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, our interaction with guests will be limited to outdoor conversation at a distance. When able, we welcome guests in person and explain how to access th…

Aimee And Peter is a Superhost

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  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
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
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more

Cancellation policy