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Garrett Day

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound

77 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

San Juan Islands House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Garrett Day (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Garrett Day

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

Reviews

5
based on 77 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
5

Quintessential Washington island vacation home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL STAY! We were looking for a quintessential Washington island vacation and we found it at Golden Hours 2. Liz and Garrett were so kind to let us into their GORGEOUS home and helped us make some amazing family memories. The property is stunning and the views are the best on the island. Their house is very cozy and kid friendly which helped us with our toddler! We felt right at home as soon as we walked in! We were so relaxed the entire time and were blown away with how thoughtful the owners were. Having our own beach to walk out and catch hunt for shells, crabs, clams, was so much fun and really helped to create memories that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a beautiful home to relax in, have fun in, and share beautiful views in - Golden Hours 2 is the best! You will not be disappointed and your expectations will be exceeded!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jess, Liz & I try our best to make memories for our guests. It was a pleasure meeting your family and welcome you back anytime. The Lummi property is a wonderful place to relax and as my grandmother used to say; "a place to get your feet on the ground." Garrett & Liz
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5

Clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was satisfying to myself and friends. We really loved the multi-patios and fireplace. One of the best vacations we've had in a while.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed our beach home. Liz & Garrett
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Beautiful Island Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to have a weekend away with friends. Sitting on the deck watching the tide come in and out, walking on the beach and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit were a wonderful way to relax and reconnect with friends. The house was beautiful and the location was perfect. There were beautiful views from every room. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed and more. It was fun learning about the history of the house the and the area. Thanks for a truly wonderful weekend. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your group had a great time.. It was fun to meet you. Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Golden Hours 2. We had an amazing time this past weekend. Listing/layout accurately described, with too many thoughtful amenities to list. We appreciate the high chairs, indoor/outdoor toys for the kids that were provided. Garret and Liz are the ultimate hosts. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian for the great comments. It was a pleasure meeting your family as you departed. We could tell you had a very satisfying time on the beach and tide flats. It's always fun to be able to have a bon fire in the evenings. I'm sure like our grand children, the "little" one enjoyed the child swing off of the deck. Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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better late than... great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Golden Hours 2 vacation home twice now and each time it exceeds our expectations.

The hosts are amazing and pay attention to every little detail. They are available practically 24/7 with quick responses.

The space can accommodate our whole family with room to spread out. Our kids enjoyed the play toys and costumes.

It was our anniversary last time we stayed at the house and we took the time to eat at the Willows. It is a "bucket list" meal that is only a few minutes away.

We will be visiting again this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always appreciated that you had a wonderful stay at our Lummi house. To write a review from your stay in November to now indicates that a wonderful time was enjoyed. We look forward to your next stay. Liz & Garrett
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Exceptional Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven (children ranging from 16-7 years old) stayed for a long weekend at this beautiful home. We choose it initially because of its location right on the beach, and it did not disappoint. The house and grounds are immaculately clean and well-kept and the view is awesome. Everything you could possibly need while there was made available to our family. The homeowners are very generous and gracious hosts, who through correspondence made us feel very welcome and at ease. We had so much fun during low tide, combing the rocky beach for sea glass, baby crabs and starfish. At night we were able to light a fire and roast marshmallows and make s'mores by the water. It was the perfect home and location for our family to reconnect, relax and rejuvenate together. I honestly can't say enough good things about our rental experience. If I went into all the details it would just take too long. I highly recommend this home for a lovely vacation/getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Merrill for the wonderful comments. Realizing the low tides were at night, it was great you took the headlamps out on the tide flats and explored the sea life. We're glad everything worked out for you. Do come again. Garrett & Liz
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Map

Beach Store Cafe
lummi ferry dock
Islander General Store
US Post Office
Beach Elementary School
Island Library
Lummi Island Congregational
Grange Hall and Island Chapel
Willows Inn Restaurant
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bellingham Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lummi Island 'Whatcom Chief'
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
South Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

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)

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Rates & Availability

Lummi Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer Rate
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin L King Holiday
Jan 14 2017 - Jan 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Holiday
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Holiday
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer Rate
May 15 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate
May 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of july holiday
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

CHECK IN-After 3:00P.M.---CHECK OUT-By 11:00A.M. No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

San Juan Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Jetted Tub Bathroom off upstairs Master Bedroom
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 3 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master suite (upstairs) - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Has toddler bed and portable crib
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have TV. Master suite also has a DVD player, sitting area and deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Electric Fireplace (Living Room). Boat Launch available-confirm prior to use. Buoy available for boat moorage. Other Misc items available: Beachcombing shoes & boots, yard games including badminton, croquet, tetherball, kiddie pool, infant swing, kiddie picnic table and other outdoor toys.

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