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Sunset Magazine's Best Place to Stay/10 Best Weekends in the West!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage (sleeps 2-4) & Loft (sleeps 2-4).

Enjoy our elegant and serene cottage and adjoining private loft apartment amongst mature firs, overlooking stunning mountain views, open fields and woods, large pond and working peony farm.

- The Cottage features a lush bedroom with queen bed and delicious, ironed linens, down duvet, and romantic lighting. Slate tiled bath with large roll-in shower features built-in seat and heated floor. Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided, along with hair dryer. There is a new, comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room for two additional guests. Savor fresh eggs from our flock of chickens cooked in the cottage's chef's quality kitchen complete with Viking stove and Miele dishwasher, microwave, food processor, stick blender, toaster, coffee maker and full complement of china, silver, and cooking equipment. Coffee, tea, brown and white sugar, and oatmeal provided along with other assorted provisions. Living and sleeping areas open to covered deck with hammock, bright red lounge chairs, table and seating for four. Relax in front of the slate tiled gas fireplace in the living room with a book from the cottage library. Free Wifi, Smart TV and numerous DVDs. Enjoy family meals in the dining area with table and chairs seating up to 6 - plus 3 at the Chinese slate bar. The Cottage and the Loft, (listing #515740), can be rented together for larger groups. The two spaces do not share any common walls or floors, but both do have use of the large well-equipped laundry room with washer, dryer, sink, iron and ironing board.


More Details

Elisabeth Marshall
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, We speak limited Spanish and French.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Elisabeth Marshall

We are serious gardeners and stewards of our land. Our farm brings us much joy and we enjoy sharing the bounty we produce with others. We are resident hosts and are inviting you to visit our life. You may have complete privacy or choose to take part in the activities of the farm. We welcome children and enjoy including them in the discovery of the farm.

Elisabeth Marshall purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Elisabeth Marshall chose Lummi Island

Our farm provides nearly everything we need and it is close to beautiful beaches, exhilarating hikes, good bike riding, a world-class restaurant, friendly neighbors. You will not find a comparable place on the island.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a beautiful place to relax and detach from daily stresses and worries. It is very quiet and peaceful here. It is very dark at night and silent. You can see every star (when it's clear). You can hear our resident owls and sometimes coyotes. During the day, the birds will flock to your feeder and deer will wander almost within arms reach. The air is fresh and our well water is pure and clean. You will feel refreshed and renewed after a stay at Full Bloom Farm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous, fabulous! Wish we could have stayed for weeks. Beautiful appointments personal touches everywhere. Comfortable and beautiful. Thank you for our warm welcome to Lummi Island.
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lummi Island in Whatcom County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated floor, roll-in shower. This bath is in the cottage.
  • Cottage 1 100% Handicapped accessible.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size beds (2) Cottage: 1; Loft: 1, , Sleep Sofas (2) Cottage: 1: Loft: 1 (Loft is listing # 515740)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
Chef's kitchen,Viking stove, extensive library, games, heated tile bathroom floor, art collection, gardens, peony fields, fresh flowers, produce, fresh eggs, chickens, wildlife, bird watching, pond, and woods. Beautiful picnicking on property.


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Sunset Magazine's Best Place to Stay/10 Best Weekends in the West!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Seattle, WA

A perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Full Bloom Farm is a perfect place to relax. We visited over a weekend and truly enjoyed our stay in the cottage and our conversations with Lis and Mark who are excellent hosts. The cottage is immaculate, fully stocked with all essentials and is a great space for enjoying the breeze on the porch and the view of the farm. We are looking forward to staying here again, seeing the farm and island in a different season and trying the changing produce from the farm stand.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeousness on Lummi Island

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Full Bloom Farms was magical. Breakfast from their farm stand included an omelette with eggs and fresh herbs and some smoked salmon from the Island. The cottage is charming, nicely equipped for cooking, interesting decor and perfectly quiet. We used the bikes for a great ride around the island.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both here! Can’t wait to see you back. Best of luck in all your adventures!
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Nicely appointed and interestingly planted grounds. Engaging hosts. Beautiful island vistas.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exquisite—both architecturally and in terms of interior design. It has views of the sky and the surround. The deck is inviting. We enjoyed riding the bikes around the island, feeding the chickens, wandering the garden beds, and talking with our hosts. The views from Lummi are truly awesome. A wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue-Ellen, Thank you for your kind review. We are looking forward to you staying with us again before long. It was a true pleasure meeting you and Rachel.
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Serene setting, lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Full bloom farm is a labor of love and the love shows in every detail. The beautiful landscape, the artistic, wonderful and well appointed rentals, and the gracious host made our stay so relaxing and easy.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings ,fresh produce,chickens,friendly owners,and very special accomodations!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a beautiful farm and property. The owners were delightful and gracious at every turn.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Beautifully appointed, full kitchen, glorious covered deck.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Willows Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Lummi Island Ferry, The Whatcom Chief
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Church Beach
Car: recommended

Full Bloom Farm is located on an idyllic NW island in the Salish Sea. The views from the farm are open and expansive, across grass pasture and fields of peonies, deciduous and evergreen woods, stream and pond with abundant wildlife. Resident and migrating birds abound; song, sea and raptor.

Beaches are pebble and sand with driftwood and seaweed. In the summer swimming is possible on west facing beaches.

The island community is friendly and modest; people here are helpful, but private. We have a spectacular community library, an elementary school, a general grocery store, a post office, a charming cafe, and a world-class restaurant. There are numerous small businesses ranging from construction to massage. Many artists have studios here and sell their pieces from them. Artist Studio Tour weekends occur four times a year.

At Full Bloom Farm we sell fruit and vegetables and cut flowers in season at our farm stand, peony roots year around as available, and eggs always.

Outdoor activities are numerous. There are wonderful hikes, from easy to challenging. We have a very effective land trust organization which supports several publicly accessible conservation areas and a community garden. One of the conservation areas borders our farm on two sides.

Bike riding is safe, easy and fun! We offer guests three bicycles, (small, medium and large), in tuned-up condition for their unlimited use.

Lummi Island is a bit of a food mecca. The Willows Restaurant has been named one of the ten restaurants in the world worth flying to! The chef is a wunderkind who learned at Noma, in Denmark: named the best restaurant in the world. The Beach Store Cafe is supervised by the same chef. While it is very inviting, it is also quite humble and unassuming; the food is good, nourishing and creative.

There is a lovely, well-attended church on the island (Congregational). It is a abutted by an historic graveyard and backed by woods and beach. Our annual Harvest Festival is held there.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.68
Additional Guest Fee £0 - 11.42 per person per night

!00% refund if reservation is cancelled 30 days or more before reserved dates. 75% refund for cancellation between 8 and 30 days prior. For 50% refund, cancellation must be made seven full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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