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Sunrise @ Lummi Island; 120 feet of waterfront

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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This waterfront home at the water's edge on Hale Passage with 180 degree views, looks at majestic Mt. Baker and at night the beautiful lights of Bellingham Bay. To see a walk-through tour of Sunrise, check

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Views are spectacular. Watching the sun rise is a 'to be remembered' experience as are the full moons rising. As you walk into this home on the beach with hand-split cedar shakes, you see water everywhere. Bedrooms are furnished with American and English antique furnishings. There is ceramic tile throughout the main floor and radiant heat. A Jøtul stove provides a special warmth on cool nights.

This private home on the beach is tucked against a hillside with easy access to boating, swimming, and beach combing. It is walking distance from the ferry landing--about 1 mile by beach and 1-1/2 miles by road. A regular sight are the seagulls, herons, kingfishers, eagles, seals, sea otter, and deer. At low tide, you have access to an inviting sandy tide flat with clams and crab, tide pools and beach-rock inhabitants. It is a haven to relax; a great place for families and friends.


A short 10-minute ferry ride takes you to rural Lummi Island--a small wooded Island. Lummi has a population of about 900 which probably doubles or triples in the summer months. Day trips can be made to Vancouver BC, Seattle or Mt Baker. You are 20 minutes from shopping in Bellingham, Lynden, and the Canadian border.

There are ten miles of roads for bikers--mostly following the beaches of the Island. For the beach comber there are many treasures--agates, shells, beach glass. It is a great place to relax and read as well--and to just enjoy the views.

Saturdays feature a Saturday market from June through August. You can purchase fresh produce, pastries, and local artists show their wares. There are two restaurants (the Willows is known internationally) and a coffee shop on the Island as well as a general grocery store. Two churches on the Island hold services Sunday mornings--Island Chapel meets at the Lummi Island Grange Hall across the street from the post office and about a block north of the ferry dock.

Keywords: view, beach house, Lummi Island, San Juan Islands, waterfront, cozy, retreat, Whatcom County, Bellingham, vacation home, Puget Sound, relaxing, waterfront, vacation rental
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age or older to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Your kids will love the beach and the tide flat. They will find starfish, clams, crabs, shells, special rocks, sea glass....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed in the house. No evidence of smoking is to be left outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    DOGS ONLY: No dogs over 60 lbs. We charge $20/night for each dog. Male dogs must be neutered; females spayed. Dogs must be at least one year old. Dogs ARE NOT ALLOWED in the loft or bedrooms upstairs, nor are they permitted on the furniture. We have 2 large kennels if needed. Signed Pet Addendum required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheel chair access to the main floor of the house. From the main floor there is access to a bedroom, bathrooms, living area, kitchen, and the deck....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Soaking tub for 2 adjacent to the master bedroom suite.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    About a 180 degree view up and down Hale Passage. Mt. Baker is directly in front as are the lights of Bellingham in the evenings. Portage Island is also directly in front....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Sunrise is at the water's edge; on minus tides there is an extensive sandy tide flat...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mount Baker is directly in front of 'Sunrise.' The view is spectacular....moreless

  • Rural:

    Lummi Island is a rural Island. There are no sidewalks, no street lights. You will see people often walking along the road or biking on the roads....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    1-car garage...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    A Jotul (propane) stove adds a cozy warmth on cool nights. It is conveniently on thermostat....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating Propane stove on thermostat Radiant heat in some areas...moreless

  • Internet:

    Mt. Baker Cable internet connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels. All other linens are provided....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is cell phone reception for all providers....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide bath and kitchen towels. We do NOT provide beach towels--plan to bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine and dryer. Soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Internet connection is provided by cable....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is well stocked with pots, baking pans, frying pans, coffee pot, toaster, mixer, cookie sheets, wine opener, large and small roasting pans, meat thermometer, and more....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have dishes and utensils for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Completely remodeled kitchen in 2011 with shaker-style oak cupboards, new counter tops, and all new appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large with French doors....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a balcony off the master bedroom overlooking the water....moreless

  • Boat:

    There is no boat rental on the Island....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a picnic table on the deck. This seems to be a favorite gathering place for guests in the summer months....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented in Bellingham....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Soaking tub for 2 adjoining the master bedroom with beautiful view overlooking the water, Mt. Baker, and lights of Bellingham in the evenings. This is not a hot tub....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Sep 7 - May 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,050

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder
May 12 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$270
$1,680

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 9 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$320
$2,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Cleaning/laundry $140
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Pets: $20/night per dog. Pets are welcome on the main floor, but not allowed upstairs. Dogs should be current on vaccines and bathed before arrival.

Extra guests: $20/night per guest exceeding total of 8 (i.e., $20/nt each for guests 9, 10, 11, etc.)

Holidays: an extra charge for some holidays

Cancellations: Refund, less $100, if property can be rented for the period of your reservation.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Pay 50% deposit to book Sunrise (can be paid with a personal check if received 3 weeks before arrival. Pay final 50% on arrival with a bank cashier's check, money order, or cash (can be paid with a personal check if received 3 weeks before arrival).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Willows Inn
1.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whatcom Chief
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Bellingham
9.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5
Lummi Island, WA, USA
Nearest Beach
Sunrise

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: My husband and I retired to our property on Lummi Island. We lived in Sunrise for two years and then moved to a new home built on the Island. We love the Island and its rural quality.

Why the Owner Chose Lummi Island, WA, USA:
My grandmother purchased the property in 1945 and then she and my grandfather built Sunrise. The cedar shakes are hand split from cedar they found on the beach. It has been a family retreat for many years and I am the third generation to own the property. Our children and now our grandson plays on the beach at Sunrise. It is safely away from the road (about 250 feet). Mel and I bought the property from my parents and aunts and uncles in about 1969. We spent every summer and many weekends at Sunrise throughout the years. Our kids love it and our grandson now plays on the beach when he comes. We started renting Sunrise in 2007 after we built a new home on the Island. We will never sell this wonderful retreat, but can share it with others as well as family. This is a special family place and we have been pleased to share it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sunrise is at the water's edge, away from the road. I love beach combing and walk the beach north to the ferry dock and south to Sunrise Cove whenever possible. Agates, shells, and sea glass our my special finds. On minus tides there are crab and clams on the tide flat. Walking with my grandson on the tide flat is a treat as I watch him jump on the horse clam holes and pick up starfish. The views are spectacular with Mt. Baker in front--sunsets are beautiful as they reflect on Mt. Baker. At night the lights of Bellingham twinkle--beautiful! During the day boats constantly go by heading out on their adventures. We have always been boaters and have enjoyed the ease of getting out on the water. Some of our guests have brought canoes and kayaks. Some have brought smaller outboard boats and rubber rafts.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Sunrise @ Lummi Island; 120 feet of waterfront

    Sunrise @ Lummi Island; 120 feet of waterfront

  • Yard area next to beach

    Yard area next to beach

  • Great room--fantastic view of Hale Passage.

    Great room--fantastic view of Hale Passage.

  • Master bedroom with private balcony and fantastic views

    Master bedroom with private balcony and fantastic views

  • Yellow room has a queen bed with view of the hillside.

    Yellow room has a queen bed with view of the hillside.

  • Looking for kelp and anything they can find of interest from the rubber raft.

    Looking for kelp and anything they can find of interest from the rubber raft.

  • Finding crab and starfish on the extensive tide flat on a minus tide

    Finding crab and starfish on the extensive tide flat on a minus tide

  • Finding crab on the tide flat at a minus tide

    Finding crab on the tide flat at a minus tide

  • Enjoying the view

    Enjoying the view

  • Easy access for kayaking

    Easy access for kayaking

  • Bring your kayaks

    Bring your kayaks

  • Finding a Dungeness crab on the tide flat

    Finding a Dungeness crab on the tide flat

  • Entry to Sunrise beach home and view of tide flat below

    Entry to Sunrise beach home and view of tide flat below

  • Buoys found on the beach

    Buoys found on the beach

  • Newly remodel kitchen w/all new appliances.

    Newly remodel kitchen w/all new appliances.

  • Soaking tub big enough for two--what a view!

    Soaking tub big enough for two--what a view!

  • Green room on main floor w/water view; queen bed; adjoining half bath

    Green room on main floor w/water view; queen bed; adjoining half bath

  • Relaxing and enjoying the evening around the bonfire.

    Relaxing and enjoying the evening around the bonfire.

  • Dad and son walking on the tide flat--notice the starfish in hand.

    Dad and son walking on the tide flat--notice the starfish in hand.

  • Playing on the tide flat on a minus tide

    Playing on the tide flat on a minus tide

  • Fire pit at water's edge--view looking south

    Fire pit at water's edge--view looking south

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

  • Launching his kayak

    Launching his kayak

VRBO #116655

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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