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Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Golden Hours 2, a beautiful, newly-remodeled beachfront home on Lummi Island's only beach with extended tideflats. You will marvel at the spectacular 180 degree view of majestic Mount Baker, Canadian Mountains, Bellingham city lights, and the abundant wildlife of Hale Passage from all three decks and every room.

The home contains a lovely blend of contemporary and antique furnishings, with thoughtful attention to every detail. There are many comfortable seats for dining and entertaining, both inside and out. In addition to the three view-inspiring decks, there is a large outdoor covered patio with gas barbeque and sitting area. The main floor of the house is handicap accessible, including one bedroom with queen size bed, television, desk, and rocking chair. Also on that level are the kitchen, dining room, family room and bathroom. The cozy family room with leather recliners, media center, and dinette set may become your favorite spot. In the sunken living room there is a tiled corner fireplace, music system, leather furniture and a marvelous panoramic view of the beach and mountains. The bright kitchen includes all new appliances and custom maple cabinets. The large upstairs master bedroom suite features a king-size bed, flatscreen television and DVD player, sitting area, and private deck. A corner jetted tub highlights the master bathroom. The second upstairs bedroom features queen bed, television and sitting area.

Golden Hours 2 is within walking distance from the Lummi Island Ferry Dock, Islander Grocery Store, and Beach Store Cafe. There are roughly 10 miles of winding island roads for hikers and bikers, which mostly follow the shoreline and provide wonderful Puget Sound and San Juan Island Views. Bring your kayaks, jet skis or boats; trailer launching is available at medium to high tide. **NOTE: We disclaim any liability in regard to safety, swimming, damage or loss to boat or equipment. Clams, crabs and oysters are present, and seashells, agates, and seaglass are all fun beachcombing pursuits. Eagles, herons, deer and otters are often seen right on the beach. Equipment for numerous outdoor games is included, as well as marshmallow sticks for the beachside firepit. Several day trip destinations are within an hour's drive after leaving the island, including Vancouver BC, Mount Baker, Lynden and Bellingham.

Bring your family and friends, Golden Hours 2 is perfect for get togethers of all kinds and for all ages. You will create wonderful memories and enjoy hours of fun and relaxation. Hopefully our vacation rental will become your home-away-from-home for many 'Golden Hours' Vacations. See you soon! Please check our calendar for available dates. Sorry, but no pets are allowed.

Keywords: Beachfront Home

More Details

Garrett Day
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Garrett Day

Golden Hours 2 was built in 1987 by us for Gary's Parents' retirement home. They enjoyed it until they moved off-island in 2004. Many of the furnishings were his grandparents. The custom stained glass and most upholstery work were created by his mother. All of the rock walls on this property and the adjoining parcel were built by Gary from the rocks on the beach. The landscaping and garden design are the creations of Liz. In the early spring over 2000 bulbs come to life. The rest of the year, the foliage is a creative mix of rare and common plants. The adjacent property (Golden Hours) is still a family cabin, started in 1939, and expanded throughout the years. Various relatives enjoy the cabin periodically. In the summer of 2010, Golden Hours 2 was extensively remodeled to further enhance the lovely features. Now it is ready for your enjoyment!

Garrett Day purchased this house in 1987


Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Jetted Tub Bathroom off upstairs Master Bedroom
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master suite (upstairs) - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Has toddler bed and portable crib
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have TV. Master suite also has a DVD player, sitting area and deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Electric Fireplace (Living Room). Boat Launch available-confirm prior to use. Buoy available for boat moorage. Other Misc items available: Beachcombing shoes & boots, yard games including badminton, croquet, tetherball, kiddie pool, infant swing, kiddie picnic table and other outdoor toys.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 90 reviews

Annual gathering spot for the family.

  • 5 of 5

We recently made our third annual family trip to Golden Hours 2. As always, Garrett and Liz made our stay most enjoyable, as they were very attentive in preparing the house for our three children before our arrival. We love everything about the house; from the well-stocked kitchen to the well-appointed bedrooms. Though the house is great, we usually spend most of our times outdoors on the beach and the fire pit right behind the house. Thank you Garrett as always.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian for your comments. Even with the unpredictable weather it's still fun to have a beach fire. At times, we've used the hanging chairs in the beach building when there is a drizzle. Glad the children had a good time. We've had 3 generations grow up on the beach and tide flats. We await your return. Garrett & Liz
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Beautiful views, cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice Christmas holiday here. The hosts were very helpful and went out of their way to decorate the house and make it very welcoming. They also provide many helpful items above and beyond the norm, like headlamps for exploring the beach in the dark. The kitchen had everything we needed. The main floor is very wheelchair friendly, which my mother-in-law appreciated. Beautiful views throughout the house and lots of different spaces to either spend time together or take a break from others. We hope to come back sometime in the summer to take full advantage of what this home has to offer, like the beach fire pit and the many large decks looking out on the water.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie, we are glad you had a great Christmas at our Lummi house. Before my folks passed on, my family had many wonderful memories of the holiday season at the Lummi house. You got a taste of almost every type of weather possible. From snow to rain and the sunshine which allowed magnificent views of Mt. Baker, The Twin Sisters and the Canadian Cascades. We're glad your mother-in-law found the lower floor comfortable with her handicaps. We put the wand and stool in the lower shower to make it easier for less mobile people. Your family is welcome back anytime. The summers do have more outdoor activities possible. Clams and crabs can be found on the tide flats. Garrett & Liz
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Fantastic Christmas holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this fantastic house in early December. The house is amazing and the views even more amazing. But what set the stay apart from many others is the extra effort that went into making our stay so special. Liz and Garrett had decorated the house for Christmas complete with a Christmas tree, inside decorations and outside twinkling lights. Thus, the house was a special holiday treat.

Inside, the house is immaculate with everything you would need or want if you are cooking or just want to relax and read or play games.

Thanks so much for your hospitality and sharing this special spot. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and I always enjoy decorating the house for the various holidays and seasons. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back anytime. You will want to come again in the summer and enjoy the beach and tide flats.
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  • 5 of 5

We love Lummi Island and this spot was absolutely perfect for spending two days on the island. The space is perfectly kept and has everything you need. Even though it was winter the weather broke and we were able to have a nice bonfire on the beach. It was a memorable weekend. The folks who rent this wonderful house are very sweet and accommodating. Just don't be late checking out:)

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and I are glad you had a "perfect" weekend. We strive to keep the house as nice as possible and appreciate the 87 five star reviews we've received so far. It is a pleasure to share our house, beach and property with others. Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed for 6 adults and two toddlers. Age appropriate toys, little bed. Super thoughtful:) we also were able to cook and grill. Very nice. Saw some starfish on the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your group had a great time at our Lummi Island house. It's nice to hear the starfish are making a comeback. We have now added 2 more headlamps to the coat rack so more people can enjoy the low tides at night. Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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Beautiful, warm, and well-kept cabin. Host was helpful and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed of how well kept the property was. The place had lots to offer. Having long conversations over wine around the bond fire by the water were some of the most memorable moments.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ty, we're glad the weather cooperated for your weekend. The camp fire is always on the agenda when we have family get-togethers. Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bellingham Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lummi Island 'Whatcom Chief'
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
South Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

Shopping (Farmer's Market), Holiday Art Tours, Sailboat Charters, Kite Flying, Live Theater (Bellingham), Cinema (Bellingham), Museums (Bellingham), Shopping Mall (Bellingham), Golfing (Bellingham), Antiquing (Bellingham), Charter Flights (Bellingham), Sport Fishing Charters (Bellingham), Kayak Rentals (Bellingham), Casino (Bellingham), Vancouver BC (Daytrip), Lynden, WA (Daytrip), Mount Baker (Daytrip), Charter Flights (Bellingham)


Rates & Availability

Lummi Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer Rate
May 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
4th of july holiday
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

CHECK IN-After 3:00P.M.---CHECK OUT-By 11:00A.M. No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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