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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This property is perfect for a large groups - family reunions, 2-3 families vacationing together, corporate retreats, small weddings, girls weekends, scrapbooking or quilting clubs and more!

Windows abound with views of Mt. Baker and the Canadian Cascade mountain range. Watch the moon rise over the water (wide views of Hales Passage.) Catch a peek of the ferry gliding by! Enjoy the water without worrying about young kids accessing the beach unexpectedly.

Why Lummi when there are so many wonderful San Juan Islands? Lummi Island is the most accessible, with a relatively inexpensive ferry that runs 1-3 times/hour. No long lines! Day trips to Vancouver, Seattle and Bellingham are easy. Lummi Island is the smallest of the islands served by a public ferry (approximately 900 residents). There are fewer seasonal visitors, allowing Lummi to maintain it’s island charm, without feeling crowded or “touristy.”

This home has four spacious bedrooms, comfortably accommodating the maximum number of beds: the master bedroom has a king bed and sitting area; the second bedroom has two queen beds; the third bedroom has a double bed; the fourth bedroom has four twin beds. Using the provided screens allows for privacy in a 'bump out' with a double futon. Try one of two memory foam mattresses for a dreamy sleep. A porta-crib is available.


You will be on 'island time', so plan for lots of relaxation. Enjoy happy hour on the sunny 750 square foot deck, complete with an eight-person hot tub. After the sun goes down, go inside and prepare dinner in the large kitchen (stocked with all the cooking/baking basics.) Five friends can keep you company at the attached counter, where they can visit, yet keep out of the way of the cook!

In the morning, either sleep late (black out curtains in three of the four bedrooms), go out for a walk on the Curry Nature Preserve only moments from the front door, or drink your coffee watching the sun rise over Mt. Baker.

This home features a state of the art whole-house water treatment system. This is a must for homes on wells, like all are on Lummi Island.

Keywords: house, farmhouse, acreage, water view, mountain view, large, San Juan Islands, Bellingham, Lummi, spacious, clean,
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be 23 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of kid-friendly perks: children's books, games, toys, playhouse; High chair or booster chair and crib available upon request; safety gate rated for top-of-stairs; outlet plugs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking strictly enforced; indoor or outdoor evidence of smoking forfeits 100% of deposit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    no pet policy strictly enforced; indoor or outdoor evidence of pets forfeits 100% of deposit...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master bedroom has fireplace and balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    2 queen beds in this spacious and bright bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    full size brass bed ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    HUGE bedroom has 4 twin beds with lots of room to spare!...moreless

  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Large dormer space - view window; screen for privacy...moreless

  • Master: 1 King size bed, black out shades, balcony, fireplace, huge full bath; Bedroom 2: 2 Queen size Beds; Bedroom 3: 1 double brass bed, black out shades, rocking chair; Bedroom 4: 4 twin beds, black out shades; sleeping area 5: 1 double futon located in a wide 'bump out' with privacy screens portacrib available by request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • guest powder : toilet

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  • master bath: toilet, tub, shower

    huge bathroom with oversize, double-sink vanity...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The master bedroom is loaded with luxury: recessed gas fireplace, large tub, blackout shades for bright summer mornings, private deck with fabulous water and mountain views. The home and property offer lots of opportunities for family recreation: fire pit (wood supplied), basketball hoop, huge yard for soccer, volleyball and badminton (sports equipment supplied), large playhouse with deck, school playground only 0.2 miles away...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookshelves full of all types of reading material, including children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library:

    iPod docks in all bedrooms; Apple TV with large music library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Apple TV (with Netflix and many other popular channels)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Upon request: Brio train set American Girl dolls, doll bed and clothing lego sets children's books ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    dozens of DVDs available at the house DVD rentals available at the Islander store 1 mile away...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Majestic Mt. Baker takes center stage and is seen from most windows in the home....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    wide water views of Hales Passage from both levels of the home...moreless

  • Water View:

    wide water views of Hales Passage from both levels of the home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoors: there are two tables each seating 6 and a kitchen island seating 5 (17 total) Outdoors: one harvest table seating 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size dryer...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    freestanding gas fireplace/stove in the living room recessed gas fireplace in master...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    high quality linens on all beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms divided by french doors. This allows for large groups to have some privacy and peace and quiet....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    space for up to 6 cars in the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    a landline is available for free U.S. calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size front loading washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Lummi Island is considered remote, despite the short ferry ride from the mainland. For this reason, WiFi is slower island-wide than 'in town.'...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    in-home catering subject to availability; ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    wide assortment of cookware and bakeware sharp, high quality knives, small appliances: coffee maker, coffee grinder, ice cream maker, toaster, food processor, hand blender, blender...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    settings for 14+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully loaded kitchen with massive center island with seating for 5 cooking and baking basics provided (flour, sugar, salt, oil, spices, cooking spray, condiments and more)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    converts to convection oven for a second oven...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, flour, sugar, baking powder/soda, condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove top ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    private balcony off master suite with excellent mountain and water views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    750 square foot composite deck with attached 8 person hot tub and huge harvest table (seating for 10)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sports equipment and lawn games provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    and fire pit too!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    0.2 miles away - school tennis court...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    eight person hot tub privately located in backyard with a view of the water and Mt. Baker...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall - spring
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
$2,250

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$385
$2,495

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • cleaning fee $175
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Cancellations within 30 days forfeit the deposit. Cancellations within 15 days owe 50% of the rental.

If another party reserves the same dates following your cancellation, deposit will be returned in full and no rent will be owed.

FIRST PAYMENT OF $450 MUST BE SUBMITTED BY CHECK OR E-CHECK. It is fully refundable upon successful checkout.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • A

    Willows Inn View on map

    The Willows Inn is one of the top ten restaurants "worth a plane ride." It is known for using local and organic ingredients. See reviews in the Vancouver Sun, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Boston Globe and Sunset Magazine.

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    Ferry, Islander and Farmers Market View on map

    This location is particularly special because it is just over a half mile walk along the water to the ferry, the Islander Store (local mercantile), the farmers market (summer), the Curry Nature preserve, and the quaint Beach Store Bistro. Walk another 0.4 miles to the Artisan Wine Gallery for a weekend tasting.

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    Congregational Church View on map

    There is a darling community church on the island for weekend services. One of the few public-access beaches is located in their "backyard."

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    Curry Nature Preserve View on map

    There are three nature preserves on the island offering several miles of hiking. The entrance to the Curry Preserve is only 0.1 miles away!

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    library View on map

    Quaint library with designated children's library. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 2:30 - 8:30 and Saturday 8:00 - 4:00.

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beach Store Cafe
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whatcom Chief, Lummi Island Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bellingham Golf & Country Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Bellingham
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Willows
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Whatcom County Parks

Car: Recommended

Available on Lummi - massage, charter zodiac tours, wine tasting, artist studios, farmers market (summer), coffee shop, bike rental, summer concerts, sailing charters

Available in Bellingham (30 minutes away) - whale watching, golf, shopping, museums, theatre, concerts, breweries, fine restaurants, day spas, movie theaters, Western Washington University, mountain biking, swimming, ice skating.

Available in Ferndale (15 minutes away) - Silver Reef Casino.

Available in Tulalip (1 hour away) - large outlet mall and casino

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are an active family of seven; we make family and recreation a priority, enjoying each other and the beautiful area.

Why the Owner Chose Lummi Island, WA, USA:
We are long-time residents of Lummi Island. When our children reached an age they needed to be closer to school activities, we moved to town. Lummi Island is magical and beautiful; we couldn't bear to part with the house when we moved. We still escape to the island to play and unwind, and we invite friends to enjoy the island with us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We value our time in the home and on the property because there is something for every member of our family here... * an enormous, fully-loaded kitchen for our gourmet chef * lots of wide-open yard for our active kids * a sunny deck with comfortable Adirondack chairs for our reader * quiet roads and trails for our runner * a large kitchen garden for our 'green thumb'


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to the island!

    Welcome to the island!

  • 'Fish-eye' view of dining room and one of the living rooms. Windows galore.

    'Fish-eye' view of dining room and one of the living rooms. Windows galore.

  • 'Fish-eye' view of the 2nd living room. Bay windows, great game table seats six.

    'Fish-eye' view of the 2nd living room. Bay windows, great game table seats six.

  • 'Fish-eye' view of gourmet kitchen with 5-person sitting area at island.

    'Fish-eye' view of gourmet kitchen with 5-person sitting area at island.

  • Kitchen is equipped for large groups - 6 slot toaster, 14 place settings & more!

    Kitchen is equipped for large groups - 6 slot toaster, 14 place settings & more!

  • Giant room: 4 single beds; discover the fun, child-size 'secret' spaces

    Giant room: 4 single beds; discover the fun, child-size 'secret' spaces

  • Antique brass bed & rocker in this room. Blackout shades and down comforter too!

    Antique brass bed & rocker in this room. Blackout shades and down comforter too!

  • There is a designated work space with office supplies, printer & extra monitor.

    There is a designated work space with office supplies, printer & extra monitor.

  • Blooming flowers and bushes surround the house.

    Blooming flowers and bushes surround the house.

  • The 8 person hot tub is private with a view of the water and Mt. Baker.

    The 8 person hot tub is private with a view of the water and Mt. Baker.

  • Make s'mores & watch Mt. Baker glow with the setting sun. Wood provided.

    Make s'mores & watch Mt. Baker glow with the setting sun. Wood provided.

  • Partial view to the east (faces Hales Passage, glorious Mt. Baker & the ferry.)

    Partial view to the east (faces Hales Passage, glorious Mt. Baker & the ferry.)

  • Multiple sitting areas throughout house, accommodating large & small groups.

    Multiple sitting areas throughout house, accommodating large & small groups.

  • 'Fish-eye' view of tv sitting area; second living room is through french doors.

    'Fish-eye' view of tv sitting area; second living room is through french doors.

  • Acoustic guitar & a piano (lacking perfect pitch, but with lots of character!)

    Acoustic guitar & a piano (lacking perfect pitch, but with lots of character!)

  • Huge kitchen with new stainless appliances. Perfect for catered parties.

    Huge kitchen with new stainless appliances. Perfect for catered parties.

  • Master: gas fire, balcony, en suite bath, king bed, mountain & water view

    Master: gas fire, balcony, en suite bath, king bed, mountain & water view

  • Spacious bedroom with 2 queen beds. High quality bedding/linen throughout.

    Spacious bedroom with 2 queen beds. High quality bedding/linen throughout.

  • Custom orca whale sink. Made by Island artist who has a public studio on Lummi.

    Custom orca whale sink. Made by Island artist who has a public studio on Lummi.

  • House is current & tastefully decorated; nothing outdated (except the antiques.)

    House is current & tastefully decorated; nothing outdated (except the antiques.)

  • A view of the 750 square foot deck (taken from the back yard.)

    A view of the 750 square foot deck (taken from the back yard.)

  • The huge harvest table comfortably seats 10 with additional deck seating for 4.

    The huge harvest table comfortably seats 10 with additional deck seating for 4.

  • Partial view to the north with the Canadian Cascade Range in the background.

    Partial view to the north with the Canadian Cascade Range in the background.

  • The playhouse keeps kids busy & happy (and within sight!)

    The playhouse keeps kids busy & happy (and within sight!)

VRBO #402629

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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