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Bellingham Washington United States of America

Listing # 120024

Rates From USD 3000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Modern family home in the beautiful PNW

Spacious updated family home on a quiet cul-de-sac near Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA USA. Enjoy fresh air, trees, lakes, mountains and the salish sea. Bellingham is a lovely town between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC CA. Just the right mix of community without big city traffic. Bellingham is known for its access to mountain biking and hiking trails, craft breweries and overall subdued excitement :)
Our home is 2600 square feet, over two floors. We have remodeled it extensively. The lower level is well-lit and open, with the kitchen as the central gathering place. Cooks will enjoy the induction cooktop and double convection ovens. There is seating for four at the island, and a full size table with seating for eight or more. Laundry and a half bath are also located on this level. Kiddos will have plenty of space to play, including an indoor swing in the family room and a play nook under the stairs. The formal living room features a wood-burning stove. There is also space for an office or work area, or, a formal dining room.
The second level contains four large bedrooms. The master is the largest, with a king size bed, his and hers closets and ensuite bathroom. Two other bedrooms are also generously sized; one contains a bunkbed and the other a queen bed. The queen bed room also has an ensuite bathroom. The last bedroom is smaller, with a twin bed. The main bathroom has a tub/shower combo and double sink.
Our home is warm and simple, with wood accenting feature walls and ceilings. Recessed LED lighting makes the space inviting, even on rainy days. The informal dining area opens to a covered deck where you can enjoy meals outside.
There is a basketball hoop in the front, and plenty of space to enjoy riding bikes or scooters in the cul de sac. Our home is conveniently located with just a short drive to trails, parks, shopping, schools and the interstate. We love our home, and look forward to finding the right family to share it with while we are away.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2600 Sq. Feet

Property Type


Available from Thursday, August 9, 2018 until Saturday, June 1, 2019
Minimum Stay
9 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our return date is still pending, so we may have some flexibility there.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bellingham
Postal Code - State or Province WA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Samish
Closest University Western Washington University
University nearby University of British Columbia

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Auckland

New Zealand

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, August 9, 2018 until Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rental Price:

USD 3000 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Treadmill, children's indoor / outdoor toys


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Associate Professor of Design seeking family housing in New Zealand for the 2018-19 academic year with the potential to exchange our home in northwestern Washington state USA.

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