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Ocean Front Restful Retreat

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 And 1/2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5 With Gorgeous Ocean View

This recently built ocean front cottage is a wonderful place to come and relax for a weekend get away or for a extended stay to recharge your batteries in a calming and tranquil setting. Gorgeous views from your living room/dining room table are just the beginning of your relaxing stay. Entering from the deck, you are immediately greeted by hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, Fir doors and trims, and Cherry cabinets in the kitchen. The perfectly situated King size alcove just off the kitchen and living room can be saved for later for a small child's nap, or a place to curl up and take a snooze in the middle of the afternoon.

The freestanding gas fireplace will keep you cosy warm throughout your stay, any time of year if needed, while reading a book with a glass of wine or munching on appys prepared in the fully functioning kitchen

If movies are your thing, a large 55 inch flat screen smart TV could be a perfect conclusion to a day of adventure cycling around the island on bikes that are provided, (4 with helmets) or a tour around on the water in the Kayaks that are stored under the deck.(includes life jackets) If you prefer to bring your own power boat, there is a mooring buoy in front of the cabin (be sure to mention it in your inquiry so that I can give you some helpful suggestions for launching. Some of the San Juan Islands are as close as 15 minutes away and many of them have a dock to tie up to. ).

It is hard to beat waking up in the morning watching the sailboats from your California king size bed in the master bedroom ... or listening to the creek making its way along side the property till it goes over the edge of the rocks into the ocean.

On a good day, you may be fortunate enough to see our adopted Eagle (Zorro) perched in the trees, or the deer that come through the property foraging for food. If you enjoy eating smores around an open fire, wood is provided and the outdoor fire pit that boasts an ocean view is a great place to to keep anyone entertained. The Deck in the front of the cottage, though small, allows for those morning coffees in the crisp air. Did I mention the cappuccino machine? Or if you prefer, when the sun is shining, the deck by the entrance is always comfortable both in size and in temperature in the comfort of a wooded view ..

More Details

Owner
Peter and Rebekah Vandervelden
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Why Peter and Rebekah Vandervelden chose San Juan Islands

Our family loves the water, whether that is boating, swimming, fishing or kayaking or just being close to it, it is wonderful! So while we were viewing some listings for waterfront property, this one caught our eye. It showed a view from the living room window of a sail boat slowing making its way west on a light breeze. The attraction was immediate, what could beat those gorgeous views of the ocean, we needed to check it out. As a cabinet maker stepping inside I was instantly drawn to the high end finishes, The simple yet creative layout drew me in. I was impressed how the cottage was flooded with natural light from the large windows, yet how the purposely placed trees maintained the properties privacy. so we decided to make it our tranquil retreat.This cottage has two floors, The kitchen, living room and bathroom on the Main, and a large master bedroom (by lummi island standards) on the lower floor, making the most of ocean views. Also, the laundry is located on the lower floor. No need for curtains here however blinds are at the ready to ensure a restful sleep to even an insomniac Where would the kids sleep you may wonder.. well the unique and cosy alcoves provide the kids with there own adventure, the opening off the kitchen with room for a queen size bed creates the feeling of sleeping in a ship complete with it's own porthole to the outside and a tastefully added light fixture. It was always our intent to find a place that didn't feel like a regular house, but a cottage on the island.. rustic, yet elegant. We would love to hear your thoughts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just Added our property to VRBO, All of the reviews we have had in the past are at vacationhomerentals.com 67383. I think you will enjoy them.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Lummi Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 anf 1/2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front Restful Retreat
average rating of 4.7021275 based on 48 reviews
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. Fire pit was a hit. Well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful island getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean views from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom windows. Our kids loved the cozy bed on the main floor and the little bed under the stairs down the hall from the master bedroom. We found two nice beaches for the kids on the island, where we spent a lot of time. We also enjoyed the sunset from the cabin.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place for a peaceful weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

A cozy cabin with a lovely view of the water and mountains. We drove around the island and met a number of locals who openly shared what their life is like in this sleepy community. Peter the owner was very helpful in responding to questions, even when contacted by cell on Friday night when we arrived in the rain. A great place for a time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, tranquil setting.

  • 4 of 5

Peter was very accommodating and we loved our relaxing island time.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you! Till next time. Peter
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5

So cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved staying in this place. The view is gorgeous! You can watch the eagles while having an outdoor fire, overlooking the bay. Such a nice getaway! Thanks Peter and Rebekah :)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for your review! We also love the boat traffic in the summer. Most of the island travelers come past our place on to their own destinations. Thank you for staying, and have a wonderful Christmas!
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5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I came here for our 1st anniversary, it was exactly what we were looking for!! Nice clean beautiful place!! There was a wind storm so the cleaning gal, Tammy brought us some candles in case we lost power! And Peter was very helpful!! I couldn't figure out one of the heaters but he was available to help me!!! It was a great value and delivered what was advertised! We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Tammy is the Best! We couldn't ask for a better home care specialist. She is a true friend! Come back anytime, we appreciated your respect for our home. Peter and Rebekah
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Map

Car: necessary

Washington state has some amazing parks that are uniquely situated on there own Islands. Three of those islands are located within 20 minutes of our cottage via water taxi. The beauty of it is that you can step onto the water taxi only minutes away from the cottage not only to enjoy an exciting boat ride, but safe transportation to Matia, Sucia, or Patos Islands. These islands surround you in nature and offer breath taking hikes, unmatched beach combing gorgeous views with the convenience of bathroom facilities and fire pits to enjoy a secluded picnic in the spring (with a supplied picnic basket with all the unbreakable dishes, be sure to take the smores if the kids are coming), or meet and greet sailboats and motor cruisers that are tucked in the quiet bays for the relaxing summer days. While staying at the cottage you can have these outings arranged by us or play it by ear and organize while you are already there based on availability. If fishing is on your list, this too, is offered along with whale watching tours and bottom fishing and crabbing when in season.

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Rates & Availability

Lummi Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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