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FAMILY REUNION GEM ... PERFECT FOR LARGE GATHERINGS

Kjerstin Secord

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kjerstin Secord

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014
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FAMILY REUNION GEM ... PERFECT FOR LARGE GATHERINGS

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lummi Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This property is perfect for a large groups - family reunions, 2-3 families vacationing together, corporate retreats, small weddings, girls weekends, scrapbooking or quilting clubs and more!

Windows abound with views of Mt. Baker and the Canadian Cascade mountain range. Watch the moon rise over the water (wide views of Hales Passage.) Catch a peek of the ferry gliding by! Enjoy the water without worrying about young kids accessing the beach unexpectedly.

Why Lummi when there are so many wonderful San Juan Islands? Lummi Island is the most accessible, with a relatively inexpensive ferry that runs 1-3 times/hour. No long lines! Day trips to Vancouver, Seattle and Bellingham are easy. Lummi Island is the smallest of the islands served by a public ferry (approximately 900 residents). There are fewer seasonal visitors, allowing Lummi to maintain it’s island charm, without feeling crowded or “touristy.”

This home has four spacious bedrooms, comfortably accommodating the maximum number of beds: the master bedroom has a king bed and sitting area; the second bedroom has two queen beds; the third bedroom has a double bed; the fourth bedroom has four twin beds. Using the provided screens allows for privacy in a 'bump out' with a double futon. Try one of two memory foam mattresses for a dreamy sleep. A porta-crib is available.

You will be on 'island time', so plan for lots of relaxation. Enjoy happy hour on the sunny 750 square foot deck, complete with an eight-person hot tub. After the sun goes down, go inside and prepare dinner in the large kitchen (stocked with all the cooking/baking basics.) Five friends can keep you company at the attached counter, where they can visit, yet keep out of the way of the cook!

In the morning, either sleep late (black out curtains in three of the four bedrooms), go out for a walk on the Curry Nature Preserve only moments from the front door, or drink your coffee watching the sun rise over Mt. Baker.

This home features a state of the art whole-house water treatment system. This is a must for homes on wells, like all are on Lummi Island.

Keywords: house, farmhouse, acreage, water view, mountain view, large, San Juan Islands, Bellingham, Lummi,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kjerstin Secord (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

About Kjerstin Secord

We are an active family of seven; we make family and recreation a priority, enjoying each other and the beautiful area.

Kjerstin Secord purchased this house in 2001

Why Kjerstin Secord chose Lummi Island

We are long-time residents of Lummi Island. When our children reached an age they needed to be closer to school activities, we moved to town. Lummi Island is magical and beautiful; we couldn't bear to part with the house when we moved. We still escape to the island to play and unwind, and we invite friends to enjoy the island with us.

What makes this house unique

We value our time in the home and on the property because there is something for every member of our family here...

* an enormous, fully-loaded kitchen for our gourmet chef

* lots of wide-open yard for our active kids

* a sunny deck with comfortable Adirondack chairs for our reader

* quiet roads and trails for our runner

* a large kitchen garden for our 'green thumb'

Guestbook comments from the owner

A recent guest left this charming comment in the guest book:



"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home! All the small and tasteful details make this house so welcoming and almost fairy-tale like."



We've tried to make this house feel more like a home, and less like a generic vacation rental. While it is pragmatic to keep vacation rentals simple, with fewer items to clean, repair or replace, it can result in a 'sterile' environment. There are many little touches around this home, lending it personality. Some included and unexpected items are practical, like band-aids and office supplies, while others are whimsical, like plants in antique teacups and hummingbird nests.



We hope you can visit and discover the details too! With thanks to the author for the lovely comment, Kjerstin
Jun 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
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Lummi Island San Juan Islands
White Rock, BC
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This house was fantastic. There were 6 of us friends there for a getaway. The kitchen had everything we needed, the rooms were lovely and the living room was perfect for sitting around and catching up. I didn't get a chance to meet the owner because I missed the ferry! whoops;my friends met with the owners friend and were shown around the house. The hot tub and deck were nice although it was raining very heavily the weekend we were there we still hopped in.
The house was exactly as advertized and clean and lovely and we will definitely be back next year. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
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Lummi Island San Juan Islands
5

Amazing home with charm and warmth.

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was absolutely perfect in every way. The home was gorgeous and functional. But the hospitality of the owner was the most amazing part. We look forward to staying again.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
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Lummi Island San Juan Islands
Seattle, WA
5

Renewed and Refreshed: Absolutely Perfect for Ladies Creative Retreat

  • 5 of 5
With comfortable beds, soft linens, a fully stocked kitchen, we felt rested and pampered, with all our needs taken care of…so we could get to our joyful work of connecting with ourselves and each other.

This beautiful home was clean and charming - with cozy spaces, and expansive views. A hot tub and a sunny deck. The perfect environment for our purposes - whether in the rain or sunshine.

Kjerstin was super quick with communications, warm, and easy to work with.

Music, sketching, painting, yoga, cooking, deep conversations, and quiet reflective time. This location made all of these things possible. This has been our favorite spot, and we're planning to make this Gem our regular spot. : )
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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-360-220-8783
Lummi Island San Juan Islands
philadelphia
5

Amazing, lovely - best VRBO ever!

  • 5 of 5
This Lummi Island home was beyond fabulous for our mini-family reunion. The owner, Kjerstin, was extremely personable and friendly. She truly had thought of everything in this amazingly well-appointed home! There was plenty of comfortable space for adults and children, the home was impeccably clean, the furnishings lovely, and there were so many "extras" not often present in a rental - toiletries, ability to do laundry, millions of children's items to use (pack & play, toys, books, baby gates at the stairs, outdoor sports toys), a beautiful garden, chickens to watch, great outdoor deck and table, hot tub, grill. The island is also wonderful for a long run or hike, blackberry picking in the summer, enjoying the Puget Sound views, etc. (and the Willows Inn and its associated restaurants are great!) We had planned to come and go a little from Lummi, but enjoyed the island and particularly this house so much that we never left. We get back to the PNW every summer, and we will definitely return to this newly-discovered gem!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Lummi Island San Juan Islands
Austin, TX
5

Vacation rental even prettier than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5
Our large family of 15 (six adults, nine kiddos) stayed at this beautiful home for four days and had a WONDERFUL time. The large yard was safe and toddler-friendly and the kids had space to RUN. We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs in the fire pit, watched movies one afternoon during the rain, hiked to the top of Lummi Island for a breathtaking view, and BBQ'd hamburgers on the beautiful grill. Kjerstin's kitchen is very well stocked, the home is full of very thoughtful details. Can't recommend this property enough!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
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Lummi Island San Juan Islands
5

My dad's 80th birthday family getaway

My dad's 80th birthday family getaway
  • 5 of 5
On a scale of 10, I would give this house and the location an 11! For the 13 of us who came to celebrate my father's 80th birthday plus the youngest guest, my 10 year son, along with just getting together for a family gathering, this house met and exceeded our expectations. Beautifully decorated, spacious rooms, firm mattresses, ample kitchen/family room, and the pastoral,expansive back yard with a view of Mt Baker...with those loveable chickens in the coop! We spent time eating around the kitchen island and dinner table, watching Netflix on Apple TV and completely taking in the beauty of the island in the backyard. The fire ring and Adirondack chairs allowed us to have a warm campfire, roast marshmallows and reminisce about our childhood and our Dad's funny moments raising my sisters and me. Kjersten and her husband obviously put alot of care and time in decorating and adorning this house to make it a loving home for their family. We got to enjoy the labor of their effort to make it a place of rest and relaxation. Would come back here in a heartbeat. Also, we took a day trip to eat Dim Sum in Richmond/Vancouver BC which is 1.25 hrs away from Lummi Island and liked how easy it was to get to and from the island. The ferry ride was fun even for an "experienced" Washington state ferry user. Cannot say enough good things about this rental home...wish it were my house/land.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Whatcom Chief, Lummi Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Willows
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Whatcom County Parks
Car: recommended

Available on Lummi - massage, wine tasting, artist studios, farmers market (summer), coffee shop, bike rental, summer concerts, sailing charters

Available in Bellingham (30 minutes away) - whale watching, golf, shopping, museums, theatre, concerts, breweries, fine restaurants, day spas, movie theaters, Western Washington University, mountain biking, swimming, ice skating.

Available in Ferndale (15 minutes away) - Silver Reef Casino.

Available in Tulalip (1 hour away) - large outlet mall and casino

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Lummi Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
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$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes Nightly rates are $350 - $500. VRBO's "instant quote" is frequently inaccurate. Please confirm the price with the owner.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    guest powder - toilet
    master bath - toilet , tub , shower , huge bathroom with oversize, double-sink vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom has fireplace and balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 queen beds in this spacious and bright bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , full size brass bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , HUGE bedroom has 4 twin beds with lots of room to spare!
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large dormer space - view window; screen for privacy
  • Master: 1 King size bed, black out shades, balcony, fireplace, huge full bath; Bedroom 2: 2 Queen size Beds; Bedroom 3: 1 double brass bed, black out shades, rocking chair; Bedroom 4: 4 twin beds, black out shades; sleeping area 5: 1 double futon located in a wide 'bump out' with privacy screens portacrib available by request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
The master bedroom is loaded with luxury: recessed gas fireplace, large tub, blackout shades for bright summer mornings, private deck with fabulous water and mountain views. The home and property offer lots of opportunities for family recreation: fire pit (wood supplied), basketball hoop, huge yard for soccer, volleyball and badminton (sports equipment supplied), large playhouse with deck, school playground only 0.2 miles away

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