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Oceanside Getaway House on an Island, Fun and Unique

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Two Marvelous Island Retreats, for an Unforgettable Vacation Getaway:

This beachside oasis 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.

The cottage features a spacious and comfortable living/dining room area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

The cottages is right on the beach. We provide a really nice Propane Gas barbecue 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.

The 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!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2007


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Oceanside Getaway House on an Island, Fun and Unique
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Las Vegas, NV

Like owning your own island paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever wanted to live on an island away from city stress? Than come to Lummi Island, a quiet sister to the neighboring San Juan Islands. A few short minutes on the Whatcom Ferry you arrive on an island that is calming, friendly and soothing to the soul. Hunt for sea glass on the expansive shores of the island. Gaze out to sea and transport back in time to the days of old. Greet the friendly native islanders and bathe in their returned hellos. Marcia, the owner is a one of a kind lady, with a one of a kind cottage for you to share.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Pure Island Life

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

A Wonderful Laid-Back Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lummi Island House Rental Rates


  • $175-$210/nt
  • US Dollars
  • 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.
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Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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