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Garrett Day

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound

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

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Overview

Lummi Island 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
Call Owner
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 83 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
Seattle
5

Perfect long weekend on Lummi

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers have confirmed Golden Hours 2 is the perfect place to enjoy a week or weekend on Lummi. Short drive from ferry dock, super clean and plenty of room both inside and out to host a full house of guests. Shared the home with another family and we all had a great time. Kids loved the beach and yard games at this well equipped home. Kitchen has all the amenities of home and we didn't lack for anything. We will be back again. Garrett is a great host and was very responsive to all our questions and requests. There was a burn ban in place the entire weekend we visitied and Garrett bought and delivered a propane fire pit insert so the kids could roast marshmallows.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim. I grew up enjoying the adventures that happen at the beach. I'm glad the kids enjoyed the games, swings and toys. I hadn't used the new propane campfire ring at night but the neighbors said it looked like a real bon fire. Let me know when you want to return but get the reservations in early. We book out the summer early in the year. Garrett
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5

Wonderful house with great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this house. Everything we needed or wanted was furnished, it was amazing. We felt like we really sharing Garrett & Liz's family home! My first view of the house blew me away - the water and the mountain - I did not really expect that even though I knew the house was on the water. It was our first time on Lummi Island and hopefully we can make it back some time again.

Thank you again for sharing your lovely home!

Eva Betts

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eva for your review. Great idea about picture taking, I will try to get a picture showing the house, the bay and Mt. Baker all in the same photo. Glad you had a successful 5oth wedding anniversary. The house and beach is always a wonderful place to have family gatherings. Until next time. Garrett & Liz
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5

Gorgeous vacation site

  • 5 of 5

Liz and Garrett have created a beautiful home which they so gracioisly shared with our family. They have added all the extras to make one feel completely relaxed and pampered. We especially loved all the comfortable gathering places whether it was one of the beautiful decks, the amazingly equipped kitchen, dining room or living room all filled with fresh flowers and homey touches. Our family can hardly wait to return! Thank you Liz and Garrett

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, thank you for taking time to comment on our Lummi house. It was a pleasure meeting you and your relatives. I am sorry the "Total Burn Ban" went into affect the day after you arrived. We have had drier Summers the last few years so I now have invested in a propane fire ring for the beach fire pit. As with our grand children, roasting marshmallows is very important. Let us know when you want to return. Do it early though, summer gets booked quickly. Garrett & Liz
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5

Lovely getaway place.

  • 5 of 5

Golden Hours 2 is a lovely home that was exceptionally clean and well maintained. Garrett was very accommodating and on top of our booking. We had a fabulous time Kayaking and enjoying breakfast and dinner at the Willows Inn which is not to be missed. We would have loved to stay longer. I would definitely recommend this property and hope to return for a longer stay. The driveway is steep but we were able to navigate it without much difficulty.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula for your wonderful comments. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the famous "Willows Inn". Getting a reservation can be labor intensive at times. Do come back for a longer stay. Usually, we are booked solid in July/August. We had a late cancellation which opened up the calendar for you. Most summer reservations in the past have been made in the early spring. Garrett & Liz
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Dream Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Garrett and Liz go way above and beyond to make Golden Hours 2 inviting and comfortable. Three generations of our family stayed in their beautiful home to celebrate our 50th. It was perfect for everyone. Supplies and toys for our grandchildren, several beautiful rooms with gorgeous and relaxing views, a perfect well equipped kitchen, and something for everyone to enjoy were among the many things we appreciated. Their listing description cannot do it justice. The large yard and house are very clean and meticulously maintained. Garrett was in contact with us with advice and information before our arrival and available during our stay. We loved it, and we all hope we can stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila, we are glad you could ring in your 50th at our Lummi Island paradise. We appreciate the care you took with the house and welcome you back anytime. Garrett & Liz
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A beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and well-maintained property! My family had a relaxing, laid-back vacation and enjoyed the natural surroundings as well as the exceptionally outfitted home. No detail was spared and we spent our vacation in a most luxurious fashion! From beach shoes to coffee grinder everything you could need was provided. To top it off Garrett and Liz were incredibly gracious hosts and we really appreciated the vases of fresh flowers and warm welcome upon our arrival! If you are looking for a low-key but sumptuous get-away, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, thank you for your great comments. Liz & I try to keep the house clean and in "tip top" shape for our guests. We're glad your family could get together. 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
 
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

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lummi Island 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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