Oceanside Getaway House on an Island, Fun and Unique
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lummi Island house description
Two Marvelous Island Retreats, for an Unforgettable Vacation Getaway:
The first is a charming, intimate (and yet spacious) cottage facing the ever-changing ocean waters of beautiful Hale Passage, and featuring Magnificent Mountain and Water Views! Lots of boats passing, and ocean wildlife.
The seaside cottage has a large deck overlooking the view, a small "morning coffee sipping" deck right on the beach, and several smaller personal spaces for more private pursuits. Collect shells and beach glass as an otter looks on, or watch the wild sea birds and soaring eagles, endlessly fascinating.
There are two good sized bedrooms (queen beds) facing the water, and a third, smaller, extra room with bunk beds. This unique and engaging cottage (actually a well-designed two-story house) is ideal for a family with children, or for two families to share.
The second unique getaway is a turn of the century farmhouse on 5 view acres, with the same great water and Mountain Views, and abounding with wildlife outside your front door!! The farmhouse sits on five beautiful acres, and has a large deck overlooking the view. Eagles, deer, birds of all kinds, and other wildlife abound. There is a roomy master suite upstairs, a smaller, intimate bedroom downstairs, and a third, very private first floor bedroom separated from the main house by a short hallway. Ideal for a family with children, or to share for two families. Larger parties can be accommodated.
For each of the two cottages, enjoy these great features:
Both are quiet, private and serene, situated on a smallish but beautiful island, and away from the press of city life. And yet, when you get the urge, you find that you are but a short drive from the city excitement and activities found in beautiful Vancouver BC, sophisticated Seattle, and friendly Bellingham, Washington, and many quaint smaller towns along the beautiful Pacific Northwest coast, harbouring artists, great food, and lots of scenery. Nearby, you will find plenty of hiking, biking, dining, relaxing, and sightseeing.
Each cottage features spacious and comfortable living/dining room areas, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Both cottages provide beach access. We provide (at each cottage) a really nice Propane Gas barbeque for cookouts on summer evenings, or any evening for that matter.
Walk down to the beach and gather your seafood repast yourself, or buy that day’s seafood catch, fresh and delicious from a local merchant.
Buy eggs fresh from hens raised and sold at many roadside stands (always on the "honor system"), by your friendly neighbors on the island.
For special occasions without leaving our beautiful Lummi Island, you can visit either a fine gourmet restaurant or a friendly local café/watering hole, both with great food.
For rates and further information, and to live the good island life for a time, call your friendly and charming host and hostess, John and Marcia Apolis, at the phone number listed below, or visit our websites.
Each cottage accommodates up to 6 people, and we can provide mattresses for more guests, with an additional per-person fee.
We are sure that you won't be disappointed!! And by the way, Friendly and Considerate Dogs are Welcome!! (With a pet deposit and cleaning fee.) We want your stay to be wonderful!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Pure Island Life
Pure Island Life
I just returned from Marcia's Flying Fish Cottage on Lummi Island. It was everything I expected from looking at the pictures online, and so much more. Marcia is the perfect hostess, she greeted us with her big warm smile and her handsome dog. She walked us through the cottage and blessed us with her stories about her treasures and how the cottage functioned. There was loads of information and books on local landmarks for us to browse through. Her home was super comfortable and warm and the views of the water and Mt. Baker were breath taking. The Island folk were like stepping back in time, all waved at us as we passed and were there if we had questions that needed answering. The local artisans had wonderful wears from us to buy, knitwear, blown glass, and pottery were just a few of the items I bought for gifts. The Island Café served tasty and reasonably priced yummies. There was so much to see and do in the surrounding area, Seattle, Mt. Baker, the San Juan Islands and the border to Canada were all within driving distance. BUT, if you go into Canada prepare for a grilling from the border crossing. Whew! we felt like criminals after all their questions. It was a learning experience from our last pre 9/11 crossing. If you want a mystical, magical, relaxing, and just time to unwind from your everyday hectic lives, please go to The Flying Fish Cottage. You will come away with an old timey contentment and a rejuvenated soul. Thank you Marcia for being there for us City dwellers.
- Guest VancesAunt (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/10/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
A Wonderful Laid-Back Getaway!
A Wonderful Laid-Back Getaway!
We've been to the Flying Fish several times. We just can't stay away! Marcia, the owner, is gregarious, amazingly hospitable and full of energy and ideas. Morning coffee with the view from the cottage deck is breathtaking and quiet; a wonderful break away from the noise of the city. We plan our evenings cooking on the BBQ or creating gourmet meals in the fully-equipped kitchen (you may want to bring your own non-stick cookware). You'll enjoy the eclectic decor, the color, the view, the comfort, the beach, the Fish!
- Guest restquest (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 04/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/10/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Nightly Rate .. $210/night; plus cleaning fee. Discounts available for longer stays (one week or more). Off-Season .... $175/night. Two weeks notice is required for cancellations. Repeated cancellations will be charged 50% of the amount for the confirmed booking A confirmed booking is when a client has provided credit card information.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Interior of the Flying Fish Oceanside Cottage
Old Glory Farmhouse on 5 view acres, see lots of wildlife
The Mighty Whatcom Chief will ferry you to our island.....
Another Glorious Lummi Dawn - If you care to Rise!
The natives are friendly ... and can provide wonderful fresh fare.
Mount Baker as seen from our rental houses
A birds nest on the Farmhouse property
Beyond the Purple Door, Fun and Adventure
Follow the path to the beach, walk and pick up oysters
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2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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