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Romantic Island Getaway, Real Wood Fire, Hot Tub, Waterview & 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

Waterview & snow capped mountain views from all rooms

Relax by the REAL.WOOD FIRE in the wood stove

Private romantic island getaway ,no neighbors totally quiet, no traffic or city noises.

Lots of morning light, spectacular sunrises, as the cabin faces east (Sorry, no sunset view). PET FRIENDLY fenced yard and backs up to woods for off leash run

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, and an authentic Japanese wood heated hot tub. Soak in the hot water while the 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, then soak in the private hot tub, with no noisy pumps just, the sound of the fire. Bath robes furnished. 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:
21 October, 2017

Why Grant Bowery chose San Juan Islands

Traveled here vacationing from the mid west

was amazed at the life style of driving your car onto a ferry

boat , only a ten minute crossing to another world

where there are no city noises towering trees

and awesome views of snow capped mountains

What makes this cottage unique

Walk out the door right into the woods awesome for

walking my dog off leash


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lummi Island in Whatcom County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , upstairs bath antique claw foot tub and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Log Frame Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • bay fishing


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Romantic Island Getaway, Real Wood Fire, Hot Tub, Waterview & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 46 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Did I mention that it's quiet?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and rustic cabin, great place to unwind and unplug.

  • 4 of 5

Older property, very quaint. Clean accommodations, great view of Bellingham Bay and Mt Baker, especially from the sizeable deck. Peaceful, solitary, great for couples and a dog. Not ideal for larger parties or kids. Friendly host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the quiet and relative solitude

  • 5 of 5

Grant was very friendly and accommodating for our stay. The ferry ride was enjoyable (and inexpensive, with extra sailings added during our return trip Sunday so not too long of a wait) and we spotted several deer on the drive in.

The cabin is rustic and in a quiet area which allows for a pretty secluded feeling. The water view and morning sun were lovely. The fully fenced outdoor area, deck and attached off-leash wooded hill (which is not fenced and does eventually lead to the road which is quiet but still - be aware) allowed our dogs to have a vacation as well - which was, by far and away, one of the biggest perks of our trip. It was so fabulous to let our dogs have such a long period of time off leash. We spent a great many hours playing board games at the dining table in the living room area. We also all took a lovely bubble bath in the antique tub. If baths aren't your thing, the downstairs shower is small but gets the job done.

The cabin kitchen has all the basic cooking implements you need, but we have a rather particular cook in our group who wished she'd brought a favourite pan and a couple favourite knives so consider bringing along any cooking items you're picky about. That said, everything available was perfectly usable - exactly what you expect when booking a cabin. The master bed was very comfortable but the second bedroom bed was VERY firm. The downstairs daybed was also softer so we all found places to sleep comfortably. There is also a sofa that converts to a bed but we never ended up needing it.

You'll find you will genuinely enjoy your stay here, provided you manage your expectations. You are booking a cabin in the woods on a low-population island, not a hotel or professionally managed property - so it isn't going to look or feel perfect, 'high end' or new. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle (and bring your furbaby(ies) along for the trip), this will serve quite well.

P.S. We lucked into clear skies for one night of the perseid meteor shower and got to sit on the deck in the dark and see a couple shooting stars - one of the highlights of our trip. (We would have had clear skies the whole time if it weren't for the haze from the BC Forest Fires). Had the moon been less full and the haze been clear, we would have spent a lot of time stargazing!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lummi Island, Washington

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Special
16 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
fall by the fire
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Winter get away
2 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer get away
21 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
August heat escape
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Labor day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.75
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.82
Cleaning fee £56.87 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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