Urban Cabin: Private Garden in Walkable Neighborhood

  based on 6 reviews
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  • SQF 900
  •  Parking


Enjoy Bellingham from this newly-remodeled cozy craftsman nestled in the heart of the iconic Sunnyland neighborhood! A crazy-convenient car-free location, a short walk from local produce stands, Trader Joes, downtown, multiple delicious brunch options, and many of Bellingham’s best breweries.

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

The space has a comfortable living room and fireplace with a bar transitioning into the kitchen, high-quality bedding from cutting-edge online mattress retailers (Purple and Nest), plenty of natural light, and a private garden with veggies for guests. Many of the unique wood features in the interior were harvested locally, finished, and installed by the homeowner--such as the 4 inch thick live-edge doug fir bar.  The rest of the furniture is salvaged tropical hardwoods from Indonesia, manufactured by hand in Java--where the owner lived for over 2 years.

New for 2018:  Cherry hardwood countertops, gas range, dishwasher, and 4 skylights!

All-season comfort.

While the location is convenient to downtown, being inside the Bungalow is like taking a trip out to the woods of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Natural light spills into the airy living room and kitchen. In the summer, conversation flows from the living room through the kitchen out to the deck, garden and BBQ. In the winter, the ceiling fan and fireplace keep the space toasty and cozy like an urban cabin.

Bellingham: A Cascadian Gem.

The town of Bellingham has incredible parks with biking trails and year-round crystal clear flowing water. People from all walks of life still catch salmon in the middle of town at Whatcom Falls Park each fall. Rush hour doesn't exist here. Mt Baker and the grandeur of the North Cascades hem in the town on the east, while Bellingham Bay and the allure of the San Juan islands lie a short boat ride to the west. Naturalists, foodies, extreme adventure athletes, artists and more will all find world-class activities in Bellingham.

Feel free to browse our Welcome Book for more details on the space and recommended activities in the area. 

Guest Access

Access is obtained with an electronic keypad code.

The Neighborhood

Sunnyland is simply the best. It is close to downtown, the waterfront, Mt Baker highway, shops, breweries, and biking/waking trails.

Getting Around

This is a great place for those who prefer to walk and/or bike around town. Public transit is also a convenient option from Cornwall or Alabama. Rideshare/taxis to downtown are very reasonable due to the short distance.


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system, Smoke Detector
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

Important Note:

If you use the fireplace improperly, I must charge a $100 fine after checkout.

Please do not turn the dial on the fireplace all the way to "Pilot" or "Off". Please only turn it down to "Lo" where the red mark is on the dial. If you turn it it "Off", I must re-light the pilot which is a very involved process which takes approximately an hour. Sorry to have to do this, I trust you of course, but enough folks have ignored the directions in the past that I need to make this clear upfront. Thanks for understanding! 

Now, onto the rest:


Here is a link to the guest book with all relevant information, local tips, and details.


Check-in is 4PM.

Check out is 11AM.

Check in Instructions

The code to the keypad on the front door is 1987. When you leave, you can lock the deadbolt by pressing the "Schlage" button.

You can park on the street in front of the house--there is typically plenty of space.

Check Out Instructions

Please add your used linens and towels to the laundry machine and start a load of wash. 

Please start the dishwasher and/or wash used dishes. 

When you leave, lock the back door to the garden, and go out the front. Press the "Schlage" button on the keypad to lock the door. Please latch the lid to the cedar tub and turn the temperature down to 80 degrees.

Please turn down the fireplace to "Lo" but not all the way to "OFF".

Wifi Network and Password

Network name: Centurylink9129

Password: Sunnyland33

Gas Fireplace Instructions 

You can open up the bottom panel of the fireplace to turn it on. Turn it up above "Lo" and it will come on. When you leave the house, please turn it down below "Lo" but NOT all the way to "OFF". Turning it to "OFF" extinguishes the pilot which is difficult to re-light. Thanks!

Please note that yard care and hot tub care will happen on Wednesday or Thursday of each week. If that is an issue for you, please let me know by Tuesday at the latest. Thank you!

based on 6 reviews
Amazing skylights

Great location: easy walk to town & right on the bus route! (Check out the bham bus app — easy to use and accurate!) comfortable beds and sitting room. Had family come visit one night and all sat around talking and laughing till late — cool breezes through the windows. Don’t miss the sky window — open it for extra ventilation. Leave windows open as the home gets toasty if it is closed up too long! Use of laundry is a great plus! Jon is great with communication and any help needed. Certainly would stay again! Made our week during my sons graduation a great time!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2018

Outstanding hospitality and location

Jons home has been my favorite Air bnb to date and I've stayed in many! Super great location, walking distance to almost everything you could need! Beautiful homey touches and outstanding hospitality! I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling through or staying in Bellingham!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2018

Lovely stay

Our stay at Jon’s was very lovely. We would come back in a heart beat!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2018

Walkable location

We had a great stay in Jon’s bungalow. Perfect for two couples or a family. The house is comfortable, kitchen is a nice space too. Belllingham is very walkable and we just cruised on foot everywhere. Thanks Jon!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Great host, great soundsystem

Jon’s place is a clean, cozy Bellingham retreat. Communication was timely and he provided all the details we needed for a smooth stay. The kitchen backyard are spacious, and there are Sonos speakers in every room which is a great detail. I highly recommend this house.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Warm and cozy

Jon’s place had everything we needed for a slow weekend away in Bellingham. We loved sitting by the fire, and cooking long meals in the spacious kitchen. Hope to visit again soon and spend more time in the mountains!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

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Jonathan Strahl

I am a simple man from the Pacific Northwest, interested in facilitating experiences, innocuous rule-breaking, and wilderness adventure. Often I enjoy losing altitude on or in some form of water.

I work on a computer for my day job. I am a consultant in the renewable energy industry, working with electric utilities around the world helping them to plan investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and grid modernization. I am motivated by my love of the environment--recognizing that the energy industry is one of the most significant environmental influence levers we humans have. I adore the Pacific Northwest and particularly WA state. I split time between Bellingham, Leavenworth, and work travel. Since I have a computer anywhere I have that flexibility which I am very grateful for.

Hosting is energizing for me. Facilitating a positive experience is one of my passions. I would like to think that I am fairly easygoing, so please give me a call if you have any questions or concerns about your stay or want some recommendations!

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