Destination guide

Enjoy picture-perfect rural life in the San Juan Islands

Part of Washington's famed San Juan Islands, tiny Lummi Island just off the coast of bustling Bellingham couldn't be further from big city life. With a permanent population that probably doesn't top 1,000, it's home to an eclectic group of artists, farmers, and fishermen who enjoy the simple life. Accessible by a tiny car ferry, you'll find a few restaurants, 1 general store, and no stoplights. The seafood is stellar, as are the handcrafted goods sold at the local galleries and shops. A Lummi Island vacation rental is the perfect place for disconnecting from the stress of everyday life.

Things to do

Free yourself, mind, body, and soul, on Lummi Island

A Lummi Island vacation rental is the perfect place to clear your head. The historic Lummi Island Congregational Church, built in 1908, features a stone labyrinth for meditative walks on your way down to the beach. The Tree Frog Farm Natural Healing Arts Center offers bird watching, gardens, and energy healing sessions. Immerse yourself in the island's artist community at Lummi Island Gallery, with exhibits of local and African art, or during 1 of the open studio tours that occur periodically throughout the year. For fine local wines, check out Legoe Bay Winery.

Activities

Spoil yourself with unspoiled beaches and nature

There's no better way to get around the island than by bike. The scenic, winding roads will take you to picturesque hiking trails and windswept beaches. The sandy stretches are a great place to hunt for clams and sea glass, and you might even spot some Orca whales off the shore (be careful if you're kayaking). In town you'll find farmer's markets, local festivals, and holiday celebrations. You could spend a day finding the perfect one-of-a-kind souvenir at the boutiques and artisan galleries. Head to the aptly named Sunset Beach for stunning nightly displays.

Weather

The cool sea breezes are truly il-Lummi-nating

Lummi Island doesn't see much in the way of extremes when it comes to weather. Thanks to the surrounding sea waters, the average highs from May to September are comfortably in the upper 50s and 60s, peaking right around 70 in the warmest summer months of July and August. You'll see winter highs in the mid-40s from December to February, while lows are in the 30s overnight. Though the island gets significantly less rain than the coast of the mainland, you'll see most of it from November to January. Snow can happen, but it's rare.

Natural features

Get ready to say goodbye to the urban grind

If you're craving a healthy dose of solitude, a Lummi Island vacation rental is just what the doctor ordered. With just a handful of tiny towns and none of the trapping of city life, you'll be at 1 with nature. The 9 square miles of the island are half pastoral land and half leafy mountain terrain. The tallest point is Lummi Mountain, which offers stellar views of the sea and neighboring islands. Among the trees you'll see plenty of deer, rabbits, and birds (bring those binoculars). The coasts are dotted with hidden sandy beaches just waiting to be discovered.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lummi Island

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.5 mi (15.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Rosario, WA (RSJ-Rosario Seaplane Base), which is 9.7 mi (15.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lummi Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 253 vacation rentals near Lummi Island. From 163 Houses to 37 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lummi Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lummi Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lummi Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 30,859 vacation rentals
  • San Juan Islands: 563 vacation rentals
  • Whidbey Island: 793 vacation rentals
  • Orcas: 483 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 10,753 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lummi Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lummi Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lummi Island:

  • Bellingham: 314 rentals
  • Friday Harbor: 357 rentals
  • Anacortes: 146 rentals
  • Birch Bay: 143 rentals
  • Lopez Island: 424 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lummi Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lummi Island are:

  • Orcas Island Airport (ESD): 664 vacation rentals
  • Mount Vernon, WA (MVW-Skagit Regional): 263 vacation rentals
  • Anacortes Airport (OTS): 606 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lummi Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lummi Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club: 275 rentals
  • Deception State Park: 398 rentals
  • Lake Padden Park: 278 rentals
  • Birch Bay State Park: 393 rentals
  • Skagit Valley Casino: 251 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lummi Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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