Bennett Guest House

Please call (360-961-8925) or email with questions and directions to the Bennett Guest House.

Bennett HouseSee More PhotosThe Bennett Guest House is a beautiful vacation home overlooking Bellingham's bay that out of town visitors will love. Located near Historic Fairhaven, this intimate three-bedroom home provides easy access to unique shops and locally-owned restaurants during your Bellingham vacation. A stay at the Bennett Guest House is a wonderful alternative to a traditional Bellingham bed and breakfast. With three bedrooms, the Bennett Guest House provides the perfect Bellingham vacation or temporary rental for wedding parties, family reunions, and other multi-person events. Save money on hotel rooms by staying at the Bennett Guest House which can sleep up to six people. Guests will also enjoy the convenience of a full kitchen and entertaining space.

During a Bellingham vacation at the Bennett Guest House, visitors will savor lodging at their own private Bellingham home as they awake to island views from the oversized kitchen window. Watching the sunset over the water from the comfort of the Bennett Guest House’s fragrant garden provides a relaxing end to an adventurous day exploring the many amenities of Bellingham.

Thanks for being able to save us at the last minute by renting us this great place! I was just as thrilled to admire your flower/herb beds as I was to look out at the water view. We've been in a rental for 3 years and I have garden envy.

You guys seem to be living the dream. Living in a great neighborhood in a lovely town. The houses and yards around here are so fun to walk around and look at. Anyhow, we thank you.

The picnic table is a great idea!

-Barbara & Gary

Bennett House PatioWithin two blocks of the Bennett Guest House, Taylor Dock provides a gateway to Boulevard Park, a popular Bellingham destination. Or head into Fairhaven for a warm beverage at Tony’s Coffee House and book browsing at Village Books. Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven neighborhood boasts a variety of shops and restaurants that both tourists and locals can enjoy.

Staying at the Bennett Guest House Bellingham bed and breakfast allows visitors to take full advantage of Bellingham outdoor activities, including snow skiing, bicycling, kayaking, sailing, bird watching, and whale watching. Museums, art galleries, and Western Washington University are also popular destinations for out-of- town visitors. Discover all the available local Attractions during your Bellingham vacation.


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House Features

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Rates and Availability

The Bennett Guest House is available for daily, weekly or monthly rent during your Bellingham vacation. Please contact us to check available dates. Rates are determined by season and based on 1-2 occupants.

Check our Availability Calendar for reservations.

Garden View of the Bennett Guest HouseWinter Rates (Nov. 1-April 30)

Summer Rates (May 1-Oct. 31)

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Guest House Details

The Bennett Guest House accommodates as many as six people. Upon your arrival, we provide a welcome package that includes dish soap, dishwasher soap, garbage bags, paper towels, and toilet paper.

The Bennett Guest House is a non-smoking home. We do allow small, well-behaved pets during your stay with prior permission upon approval ($15/Day). Please review our Rental Policy for complete details. Call (360) 961-8925 with questions.

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Nearby Services

FairhavenThe Bennett Guest House is conveniently located near Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven neighborhood. The commercial district is host to an excellent newsstand and independent book store, laundromat, pharmacy, post office, library, movie rental store, several banks, and all kinds of restaurants.

Three groceries stores are located within walking distance or a short drive, including Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op. During the summer, guests can walk to the Wednesday Farmers Market in Fairhaven or ride a bike to the larger downtown Bellingham Farmers Market on Saturdays.

During your Bellingham vacation, Bennett Guest House visitors might want to relax at one of many Fairhaven spas and hair salons, including the full-service Chrysalis Spa just two blocks away. Visit for more information on Fairhaven events, shops, galleries, restaurants, and more.

Guest House History

Nelson BennettAccording to the local records, the Bennett Guest House was built around 1898 in Fairhaven. The historic building takes its name after a leading developer in Bellingham history. Nelson Bennett migrated from the East Coast as a mule driver and made his fortune driving his own teams, selling goods, and later as a railroad and city developer.

Of Bennett, Frank Wilkeson wrote in an 1890 New York Times article:

He built railroads in the Rocky Mountains, on the Great Plains, in the arid basin that is between the Rocky and Cascade Mountains, and in the latter range. He blasted the long tunnel through the Cascade Mountains, through which the Northern Pacifics cars roll when on their way to and from Puget Sound. Every contract he undertook he fulfilled and made money in blocks at the work. He became thoroughly familiar with the whole country west of the Missouri River. He knows its freight producing capacity. He knows the probable output of all the great mining camps. He built street car lines and established electric plants in towns in whose future he had confidence. His investments are scattered over half a continent, and every night he knows precisely how he stands financially with the world. ("How Far the West Grows")

Whatcom MuseumAfter developing much of Tacoma, Washington, Nelson headed north toward Bellingham Bay. He purchased land in the settlement known as Fairhaven in 1888, which had been founded by Daniel Harris, affectionately known as “Dirty Dan.” Along with developers C.X. Larrabee and James Wardner, Bennett started constructing buildings, roads, and railway lines. Progress slowed during the depression of 1893, but Bellingham Bay’s deep water port helped revitalize local industry. Fairhaven consolidated with Whatcom to form the city of Bellingham in 1903, but Bennett’s impact on Fairhaven remains to this day. ("History of Bellingham")

The current owners, Heather and Bernie Pavlosky, purchased the Bennett Guest House in 2006 from Robert Atwood, owner since 1954.The Pavloskys, who conveniently live next door, are happy to offer the Bennett Guest House in Historic Fairhaven as an alternative Bellingham bed and breakfast destination for out-of-town visitors.

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