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Recent Northwest & Islands reviews
Fantastic rental experience
"This house was perfect for our family with two small kids. It was very clean and well taken care of, the area was very quiet, and the short walk down to the Marina was fun and useful. Our whole family loved staying there. We appreciated the games and movies that were there! Tom was very clear in his directions and communications."
Guest: Tiffany G.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"We wanted a quiet, peaceful getaway and this ON-the-bay cottage delivered! As each day faded, we kicked our shoes off, opened up a bottle of wine and watched the gentle bay slowly change hues as the sun sank beyond the horizon. After a day exploring the island's many nearby natural attractions -- Spencer Spit, Iceberg Point, Watmough Bay -- we would return "home," sink into the comfortable furnishings and extend a toast to our good fortune in finding this one-of-a-kind property. A short walk away, we enjoyed the Love Dog Cafe, shopped at the Lopez Market and purchased delectable, drinkable souvenirs from the Lopez Island Vineyard. All in all, the Bay Inlet Beach Cottage is the perfect week-long escape for the weary traveler. We hope to make the trek from Iowa to this island gem again and again."
Guest: Mark and JoDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
"It was a great vacation rental. The owner lives in the little house between the rental and the pool and she had everything sparkling clean when we arrived. She vacuumed the pool the day we arrived and skimmed it every day. Kitchen and bathrooms appear to have been remodeled recently (except for the bathtub). The wood floors are beautiful and the rugs are plush.
Everything worked well: wireless internet was reliable (16 Mbps), TV had lots of channels, pool was 80 degrees, and the gas stove heated the room quickly. We found the living room furniture to be very comfortable, but the beds were softer than we prefer. There was a good supply of hand soap, dish soap, and toilet paper, but no shampoo.
The stairs to the loft are quite steep, but the railing is sturdy. The loft has a low ceiling and I thought it might get too hot up there, but we kept the windows open on both sides and got a good cross breeze. All the windows in the house have good screens and there was a window fan as well as an oscillating fan.
Even though the area is rural, there was some traffic noise from Hemmi Road. The nearest Safeway is in Bellingham (7 miles south) or Lynden (7 miles north). The nearest restaurant is at the Raspberry Ridge Golf Course, 2 miles away. The nearest coffee stand is half a mile. Horses are right across the street.
Our favorite outings were to Big Rock Park Garden in Bellingham to see the sculptures, the Fragrance Garden at Hovander Homestead Park In Ferndale, and walking the trails at Sehome Arboretum near the university.
We really enjoyed driving through the farmland. Our GPS kept directing us to drive on Guide-Meridian, but we usually used Hannegan road because it had fewer roundabouts and was more scenic. Wiser Lake Road runs perpendicular to Hannegan and was very scenic as well. Overall, a great rental in a great location."
Guest: Julia H.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015