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Romantic Island Getaway, Real Wood Fire, , Water & Mtn view Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Relax by the REAL WOOD FIRE in the pot bellied wood stove

WATER VIEW and snow capped mtns from all rooms !

Available Thanksgiving Nov 22 &23 $129 night

DOG FRIENDLY fenced yard and backs up to woods


Private romantic island getaway ,no neighbors totally quiet, no traffic

Lots of morning light, spectacular sunrises, as the cabin faces east

Relax in the log rocking chairs or curl up in the day bed by the REAL WOOD -fired stove in the living room, which heats the whole house. 12 hour slow burn logs provided

Enjoy the real outside fireplace on those cool nights in autumn

. This rustic all-cedar craftsman home truly shows character.

and reflects the freedom of being in the woods

away from the city conformity and rules

Located on a hillside top of Lummi Island in a private location (not on waterfront).

With towering trees and a view facing east across the water towards Mt. Baker.

Great sunrise view through the large dormer bedroom windows.

Adult getaway: very private location backs up to woods,

No neighbors, privacy fenced patio & hot tub. Makes a totally awesome couples' getaway. There have been many honeymooners and anniversary guests. No shared areas; you have the whole house, deck, patio,fire crackles under the night star-filled sky without city light pollution. .

Due to safety concerns with the multi-story balcony and wood stoves,

Not suitable for small children or guests with mobility issues.

Since you are on an island in the woods, the only noises at night are the hoot of an owl or the wind in the trees.

During the day, you can hear the flapping of the eagles' wings as they soar overhead.

All knotty pine interior, the cottage is nestled in the woods on a hillside in quiet setting.

Hike the woods on a nearby trail close by to the top of the island mountain at 1,200 ft, with incredible views of all the islands,

sleep on natural flannel sheets and organic cleaning supplies used.

The antique character of this rustic getaway includes 150-year-old reclaimed tin ceilings and 100-year-old wood flooring. Upstairs bathroom has antique fixtures, with a charming antique claw-foot tub -- expect a few rust stains!

Fully furnished kitchen, with vintage appliances (clean and functional), dishes, utensils, pots & pans, coffee, and tea. Enjoying the view of the water and mountains from a built-in seating area.

Eat on the picnic table on the very large deck.

Wifi provided, be on line and cozy by the crackling fire.

Firewood is provided This is a real wood fire NOT a gas

furnace fake fire so it takes some user interaction

Easy to keep the fire going in the air tight pot bellied wood stove that heats the house

and provides enjoyed to watch the fire in the rocking chairs

Please be aware that burning the wood stove does create a small amount of dust in the air, which might not be comfortable for sensitive guests. Also check your firewood for critters when you bring it indoors.

Netflix movies on the smart TV. No TV stations or cable TV available.

Wood and rock flooring (no carpeting anywhere).

Rate is for 2 adults only, slightly higher for additional guests.

Outside covered smoking area.

There are lots of narrow steps, which some might find it a challenge, and a steep driveway.

Pet friendly: fenced yard backs up to the woods,

your dog can run free and its . RECOMENDED you let your dog run and get exercise The yard is not a kennel cage

Pets are guests and need to be happy

Area information: Lummi Island is the easiest of the San Juan islands to get to, just a ten minute ferry ride with your car yet a world away from the hustle and noise of the mainland. A very quiet setting where the only sounds are the birds and the wind in the trees. Skies are without city light pollution.

A true island surrounded by water, with sunrise views of snow-capped Mt. Baker (10,781 feet) facing east.

Very little car traffic, watch for the deer on the roads

Things to do nearby:

Lummi island is nature lover's delight, a quiet and peaceful place to reconnect with nature, and your partner.

There is a hiking trail to the top of the island with an incredible view of all the San Juan islands and the surrounding salish sea.

Frank's beach is an afternoon sun beach on the west side of the island, and is a good place to view sunsets over Vancouver island.

Bring your dog for a walk: Franks' beach is off-leash. You can also walk your dog off-leash on the old gravel road that leads to a wonderful beach area at smuggler's cove.

The Curry Preserve also has a nice hiking trail in the deep woods.

More Details

Grant Bowery
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Why Grant Bowery chose Lummi Island

,a ten minute ferry boat crossing ( $20 RT) takes you to another world

where there are no city noises only towering trees

and awesome views of snow capped mountains

Very peaceful quiet setting backs up to the forrest

What makes this cottage unique

Walk out the door right into the woods awesome for

walking my dog off leash


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Lummi Chief ferry
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
beach store cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
mt Baker
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
franks beach
Car: recommended

Winding one lane old road in the Forrest great to walk your dog OFF LEASH RUN


Lummi Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • must take your dog on daily walks in the forrest so they can exercise run free and poop in the woods
  • this is a quiet craftsman island cabin in the woods Please bring your flash lights, candles and winter storm preparedness
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , upstairs bath antique claw foot tub and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Log Frame Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Twin bed in main floor living room by fire. Full bedrooms are upstairs. with great view of the water and snow capped mountains
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing


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average rating of 4.755102 based on 49 reviews

One of our best anniversaries

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the property for our anniversary. Grant was a very nice and hospitable person who made us feel welcome the second we arrived. He showed us around and we even walked our dogs around for a bit before he left. Our evening was very quiet and peaceful and it was exactly what we were looking for. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic PET FRIENDLY cabin on Lummi Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation at this cabin. The island was quiet, dogs were able to run free within the fenced area of the house and if trusted, able to run free on our off leash walks. The kitchen had everything necessary. The deck and picnic table were perfect for coffee and those amazing views. I HIGHLY recommend this rental. Thank you, Grant!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, enjoyed the wood fired hot tub which the owner had ready for us! He also had a fire going in the wood stove upon our arrival! Very cozy place.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this quiet hillside retreat. It is always a lovely stay, with great outdoor and indoor spaces. Decks and patios for outdoor meals and fresh air. There is a lovely view of Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan. A cosy ambiance inside with a flickering fire in the stove and comfortable places to sit back and relax. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a nice meal, and nice cast iron frying pans - a nice touch.

The wood heated hot tub is a perfect place for a warming soak, and is so romantic.

The fenced yard is perfect for any canine visitors and it keeps the visiting deer safely out.

Lummi Island has great hiking, and lovely beaches and a fun cafe for a lunch or coffee and a dessert. It is not far from Bellingham and only a short ferry ride to a wonderful stay at Grant's cabin in the woods.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have repeat guests that appreciate the peaceful setting to return three times
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Decent Stay, but beware of the hot tub..!

  • 3 of 5

I really struggled with leaving this review, as the last thing I want to do is harm Grant's business. Our stay wasn't totally what we were expecting. My friend convinced me that honesty is best because consumers need to be informed. So with that, I first want to start with the positive: Grant is a wonderfully kind individual who will always go the extra mile for his guests. Lummi Island is fairly desolate in terms of things to do (which is why we chose it!). If you love nature, the quiet, the forest, hikes, and ocean - You will love Lummi. If you need constant distraction and glitzy entertainment, you may want to rethink staying at Lummi Island. We brought our own food because Lummi has one less than impressive grocery store - but Grant still offered to bring us groceries from the mainland multiple times, and also offered to heat up our fire stove for heat while we were gone seeing Mount Baker. It was very kind. The house itself is beautiful, as it was customized/built by Grant himself. As he told us, every part of the construction has an interesting story. We were really impressed.

The bad: Unfortunately, when we pulled into the driveway Grant was fairly drunk with a glass of wine in hand. I'm sorry to report this, but it was very unprofessional to be guided around your stay with a drunk host. The biggest reason we booked this place was because it appeared clean and had a hot tub. My friend rarely gets the opportunity to use a hot tub, and I really wanted him to have a chance to relax for three nights and enjoy it. Grant said multiple times that it had been filled with fresh water and scrubed/clean. Fact of the matter is, after using it for one hour we got out to find our skin was so itchy that we had to itch our legs/feet until the point of bleeding. My friend got blood all over one of the rugs (we tried to wash it out). The itching went on all night. Grant then blamed it on stinging nettle from hiking, but then later changed his story. He said he personally scrubbed/cleaned it, but then changed the story to that another person he hired for cleaning did it and used an unfamiliar product that maybe wasn't diluted properly. The fact the story changed so many times leads me to believe no cleaning took place at all. The sides of the tub were slimy and I could feel the slime in the tub. If it had been scrubbed, we wouldn't have felt slime on interior of the walls. This ruined our stay as the tub was why we booked.. :( You can't repeat a vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over 45 great reviews in 2 years many anniversaries and two weddings here many repeat guests with happy dogs having explored the woods Many reviews have mentioned how I have the fire going for them upon and was pleasant In all types of business there is 1-2% ratio of customers that are not satisfied You cannot have 100 % satisfaction ever This is true in all business transactions This web site ranks my property fifth place out of over 500 properties in my area see the popular marking
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Everything we expected

  • 5 of 5

Had a super romantic weekend at Grant's cabin. Grant is such a character and we loved meeting him, he toured us around a bit and even gave us rides since it was Dry Dock and we couldn't bring our car! The cabin itself is totally custom made by him, lives on a bit of a big hill up from the shuttle but it was good exercise for us. QUIET is an understatement, the view was incredible--and it was truly a little piece of paradise on an already wonderful Lummi Island. Got to see a doe and her fawns, and hiked some backwoods that were beautiful. Felt like we were the only people on the planet several times throughout the weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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