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Quiet And Modern -- Family And Pet-Friendly Home With Stunning Views.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Private 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With wraparound balcony and Island Views.


For approximately 3 weeks in September following Labor Day, the Whatcom Chief ferry is in drydock for scheduled maintenance. Ferry service is limited to foot passengers only, and unfortunately dogs are not allowed. The island does have a free shuttle service during this time. For those seeking relaxation and a chance to enjoy island life with minimal discractions, this is the absolute best time to visit Lummi Island. Thank you!


Backed by private woods, Sunnyhill Meadows is situated on a gentle, rolling hillside overlooking fields, pastures, and the San Juan Islands.

The house was custom-designed and built in 2000 with many hand-crafted details that make it a truly unique residence. The open floor plan and rural property make the house perfect for families, couples, and small groups, as well as writers, artists, and business teams looking for a retreat.

Main Floor:

-Bedroom with Queen Bed

-Full Bath

-Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

-Open Dining and Living Area with Island View

-Den Featuring TV, Stereo, and Queen-size Pullout Sofa

-Wraparound Deck with French Doors

-Laundry Room

Second Floor:

-Master Suite with Panoramic Views

-Custom-built Queen Bed

-Full Bath with Jacuzzi Tub



-Sleeps 6

-Fully-Equipped Kitchen with a View

-Full On-Site Laundry

-WiFi Internet Access

-Satellite TV

-Blu-Ray Player


-3 Acres of Private Property offers wooded trails, grassy fields, and peaceful isolation.

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Arvensis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Heather Arvensis

My brother and I grew up in Seattle, went to college in Bellingham, and now live in Portland, OR. We've been coming to Lummi Island since we were born, and now that we have our own families we are carrying on the tradition.

Why Heather Arvensis chose Lummi Island

Our family's history with Lummi Island spans decades, going back to when our grandparents used to bring our mom and her siblings out to play on the beach below the church as kids.

We spent our own childhoods exploring the island from our grandparents' house on Seacrest Drive during summers and holidays, making Lummi an inherent part of who we are and the values we have as adults.

The property was purchased by our parents in the early nineties from a friend of the family, and they built the house in 2000 to retire in. They lived here until the house recently passed into our care.

We love this house, and we love Lummi Island, but we aren't ready to retire anytime soon. In the meantime we are sharing it with others looking for a way to escape the stress of the city and enjoy what island life has to offer. We come here for peace and quiet, and a reminder of what's important in life. We both want our own families experience a bit of what we did growing up, and we hope others will come to Sunnyhill Meadows for the same reasons we do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved, loved, loved your house. What an amazing view of the water and Orcas island. And the weather could not have been better.

We look forward to coming back for a visit again sometime.
Nov 2015
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Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Main Floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 (2nd Floor Suite) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Main Floor) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (2nd Floor Suite) - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Den features a Queen-sized pull-out sofa bed.
  • One Queen-sized bed in both the Master and 2nd bedrooms. The front living room features a Queen-sized pullout sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Quiet And Modern -- Family And Pet-Friendly Home With Stunning Views.
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 49 reviews

Great little retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here with my family in from the Midwest. Being on the island was unlike anything they had ever done and this home embodied the PNW Island retreat we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Great, spacious, and relaxing house. The deck is terrific and the view beautiful, as is the island. One thing to note though is that it is an island and there are limited amenities and visitors should arrive with what you want around (esp. food).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

So pleased with this home and location! Great layout and so much natural light. Plenty of room for 4 or more especially when hosting guests. The kitchen was stocked with the essentials for cooking meals, just bring the food! The view is spectacular and the acreage is perfect for kids and dogs to run around on. It was nice to be so close to the beach and get a chance to see island wildlife. Very impressed with the property manager’s quick response to booking the home and her availability if I had any questions or concerns. My family had a great experience and we would stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite and Serene Family Friendly Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this lovely home. It is exquisitely maintained, spacious, simple, beautiful, with high quality furnishings. It was a perfect choice for a long weekend getaway. The view was breathtaking and serene. Just a few minute walk down to the water, with a great yard and deck. It included many great spaces to relax, comfortable chairs, two gas fireplaces, and a piano. It felt like a place we could live, but did not feel lived-in. It exceeded our expectations and we were so glad we chose this home among other options on the island. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four and our dog stayed here for a few days over mid-winter break. Everything on the island was closed for the winter except the small grocery store so we brought the majority of our food. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. The master suite upstairs has fabulous views and a large master bathroom. The kitchen could have been more stocked with essential pantry and refrigerator items but the store is a five-minute drive so we were able to get ketchup, mayonnaise etc. Our dog loved the large, private yard and we enjoyed having the deer visit everyday. There are two public beaches, Church Beach and Sunrise Beach- both beautiful. We also took a mini-hike through Otto Preserve. All three allow dogs. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Bellingham, WA, USA

Stunning location, well-appointed home, serene environment - we were very pleased.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect family getaway to enjoy games and laughter on our favorite island. Thank you for providing such a clean and comfortable spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Beachstore Cafe
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Whatcom Chief
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Beachstore Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach
Car: recommended

10 minutes aboard the Whatcom Chief ferry takes visitors from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island, just outside historic Bellingham Bay.

An often overlooked member of Washington State's San Juan Islands, Lummi Island measures just 10 miles from tip to tip, yet it features forests, farmlands, nature preserves, beaches, and mountain trails within a short walk, bike ride, or drive.

The local community consists of 800+ permanent residents, and several local businesses spread around various parts of the island. A general store offers basic groceries and goods, a small collection of restaurants and cafés feature Northwest cuisine and drinks, and island farms and artists' studios provide local culinary and cultural flavor.

Lummi Island is the perfect place to relax and explore. Quiet country roads are ideal for walks, bicycle rides, and scenic drives, and its small size and population ensure those seeking isolation can find peace and quiet, while activity seekers can engage in the landscape and community. Kayak rentals, beach combing, live music, and local festivals/events are common examples of island activities that most visitors can enjoy.

Just 17 miles away on the mainland, Bellingham and the surrounding area offer additional amenities, events, and activities. Some highlights include: the Ski-to-Sea race and festival, concerts at the historic Mt. Baker Theater, shopping in the Fairhaven arts district, and local restaurants and brewpubs featuring Northwest-style beer and food. We recommend Boundary Bay Brewing, Jalapeño's Mexican Restaurant, Village Books, and Fairhaven Bike and Mountain Sport, to name a few.

Just outside Bellingham there are a variety of places to enjoy the outdoors. Hikers and bikers will enjoy taking the interurban trail from Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park, more serious mountain bikers will be challenged by the trails of Galbraith Mountain, and skiers and snowboarders will be at home on the slopes of Mt. Baker. For those hoping for a quiet drive in the country, Chuckanut Drive offers a scenic cliffside route from Old Fairhaven down to the farmlands of the Skagit Valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $20

-Maximum of 2 pets considered with approval and additional pet fee of $20 per pet, per night.

-The security/damage deposit is fully refundable if all terms of the rental agreement are followed.
-All previously collected fees/taxes are fully refundable until 30 days prior to the start of the rental period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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