|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Welcome to Golden Hours 2, a beautiful, newly-remodeled beachfront home on Lummi Island's only beach with extended tideflats. You will marvel at the spectacular 180 degree view of majestic Mount Baker, Canadian Mountains, Bellingham city lights, and the abundant wildlife of Hale Passage from all three decks and every room.
The home contains a lovely blend of contemporary and antique furnishings, with thoughtful attention to every detail. There are many comfortable seats for dining and entertaining, both inside and out. In addition to the three view-inspiring decks, there is a large outdoor covered patio with gas barbeque and sitting area. The main floor of the house is handicap accessible, including one bedroom with queen size bed, television, desk, and rocking chair. Also on that level are the kitchen, dining room, family room and bathroom. The cozy family room with leather recliners, media center, and dinette set may become your favorite spot. In the sunken living room there is a tiled corner fireplace, music system, leather furniture and a marvelous panoramic view of the beach and mountains. The bright kitchen includes all new appliances and custom maple cabinets. The large upstairs master bedroom suite features a king-size bed, flatscreen television and DVD player, sitting area, and private deck. A corner jetted tub highlights the master bathroom. The second upstairs bedroom features queen bed, television and sitting area.
Golden Hours 2 is within walking distance from the Lummi Island Ferry Dock, Islander Grocery Store, and Beach Store Cafe. There are roughly 10 miles of winding island roads for hikers and bikers, which mostly follow the shoreline and provide wonderful Puget Sound and San Juan Island Views. Bring your kayaks, jet skis or boats; trailer launching is available at medium to high tide. **NOTE: We disclaim any liability in regard to safety, swimming, damage or loss to boat or equipment. Clams, crabs and oysters are present, and seashells, agates, and seaglass are all fun beachcombing pursuits. Eagles, herons, deer and otters are often seen right on the beach. Equipment for numerous outdoor games is included, as well as marshmallow sticks for the beachside firepit. Several day trip destinations are within an hour's drive after leaving the island, including Vancouver BC, Mount Baker, Lynden and Bellingham.
Bring your family and friends, Golden Hours 2 is perfect for get togethers of all kinds and for all ages. You will create wonderful memories and enjoy hours of fun and relaxation. Hopefully our vacation rental will become your home-away-from-home for many 'Golden Hours' Vacations. See you soon! Please check our calendar for available dates. Sorry, but no pets are allowed.
Keywords: Beachfront Home
Golden Hours 2 was built in 1987 by us for Gary's Parents' retirement home. They enjoyed it until they moved off-island in 2004. Many of the furnishings were his grandparents. The custom stained glass and most upholstery work were created by his mother. All of the rock walls on this property and the adjoining parcel were built by Gary from the rocks on the beach. The landscaping and garden design are the creations of Liz. In the early spring over 2000 bulbs come to life. The rest of the year, the foliage is a creative mix of rare and common plants. The adjacent property (Golden Hours) is still a family cabin, started in 1939, and expanded throughout the years. Various relatives enjoy the cabin periodically. In the summer of 2010, Golden Hours 2 was extensively remodeled to further enhance the lovely features. Now it is ready for your enjoyment!
Garrett Day purchased this house in 1987
We loved golden hours two and lummi island. We spent Christmas with my husband's family (4 adults and 2 kids) and it was perfect. Great views, awesome decks, lovely beach. Lots for the kids to do, rope swing, games, tv. Garrett and Liz thought of everything and we felt so pampered. Checked out all the land trusts on the island, locals were so nice. Could not have been better.
Thank you for a lovely weekend in your home. The views were breathtaking, contributing to a wonderful relaxing weekend by the sea.
The home is superb, spacious, clean and like a home from home. The location is perfect for entertaining and relaxing; we'll definitely be back.
Thank you again for the welcome and festive Christmas decorations, it was very much appreciated!
Our family of six adults and four children (oldest child is 7) had a spectacular time at Golden Hours 2! The house has everything: the best stocked kitchen we've ever seen in a VRBO, toys galore for the kids, wifi, and two large viewing decks, both facing the water. The upper deck is off the master bedroom. We ate many of our meals out on the lower deck, enjoying the great weather and the amazing views. The view across the Hale Passage is truly one not to be missed and we were able to clearly see all of Mt Baker (often hidden by clouds) several times during our week! The kids loved searching for the tiny crabs under the rocks and examining them with great interest, taking care to return them to where they were found. We enjoyed nightly bonfires in the fire pit. We hiked the trail in the Baker Preserve all the way to the top viewing area and enjoyed absolutely spectacular views of Orcas Island and many others in the San Juan chain. This is truly the perfect spot for families or as a romantic getaway! Wow, Wow, Wow! We'll be coming back to Golden Hours 2!
My friend, Patti, already described our stay beautifully. I have to just echo her comments and add that it is a perfect blend of being only a short ferry ride to whatever you need in Bellingham and the very "vacation-necessary" feeling of being somewhat isolated on an island. Garrett and Liz, thanks for sharing this lovely home. Your family history of the land, loving care of house and grounds, and all your excellent suggestions for restaurants, ferry schedules, etc. made our week there exceptional. I hope we can visit again.
Thank you, Garrett and Liz for sharing your beautiful home. It was exactly as described, clean, fully stocked and landscaping incredible. Pictures are exactly as shown and every room is bright and beautiful with views out of every window. Garrett and Liz helped us with plans and information regarding activities and attractions. Very nice people. 3 old friends had a fantstic stay and enjoyed the Goldenhour 2 setting and home. We ranked it as one of our best vacations.
This property is incredible- amazing location, spotlessly clean, well-stocked with everything you might ever need, and toys and games for the entire family. We had 6 adults and 5 kids, and it never once felt crowded. There are TONS of toys for kids, and they were never bored. The beach shed had a very large supply of outdoor games and mud boots for toddlers, adults, and everyone in between. We had so much fun exploring the beach, fishing, hanging out on the back lawn, and spending our nights out by the fire pit.
Additionally, Garrett and Lisa were extremely helpful and accessible! After our trip, we realized that we had left behind some video camera chargers, and Garrett was so nice to prompty send them to us! Can't wait to return!!
Shopping (Farmer's Market), Holiday Art Tours, Sailboat Charters, Kite Flying, Live Theater (Bellingham), Cinema (Bellingham), Museums (Bellingham), Shopping Mall (Bellingham), Golfing (Bellingham), Antiquing (Bellingham), Charter Flights (Bellingham), Sport Fishing Charters (Bellingham), Kayak Rentals (Bellingham), Casino (Bellingham), Vancouver BC (Daytrip), Lynden, WA (Daytrip), Mount Baker (Daytrip), Charter Flights (Bellingham)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 15 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
May 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
HOLIDAY RATES/DATES: Christmas/New Year's-(Dec. 24-Jan.2)$265.00/night. Thanksgiving/Easter (3 nights)$265.00/night. Memorial weekend-(3 nights)$365.00/night. 4th of July-(July3-5)$365.00/night. Labor Day weekend-(3 nights)$365.00/night.
CHECK IN-After 3:00P.M.---CHECK OUT-By 11:00A.M. No pets
Less than a 30 day arrival/Full payment required--More than 30 days/50% due with balance paid 10 days ahead of arrival. Only personal or cashier's checks accepted. CANCELLATION POLICY: Before 61 days $75.00 admin fee. 31-60 days 50% of deposit returned. Under 30 days, no refund unless it can be rented. If more than 8 people,a $25.00 charge will be assessed for each person for each night's stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.