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Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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, 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.”

The special thing about this home and island location is its family-friendly nature. Multi-generational groups frequently stay with us and find that it is perfect for everyone's needs.

It is easy to relax on the deck, enjoy the view and supervise the kids in the playhouse & yard at the same time.

Pastimes are varied. There are games, toys and books appealing to all ages. Adults enjoy wine tasting at two locations on the island (Legoe Bay Winery and Artisan Wine Gallery.)

The house is located in the center of the island, only 0.2 miles from the school, where one will find the soccer field, tennis court, basketball court and playground. Three public beaches are within walking distance (0.4 miles, 1.2 miles and approx. 3 miles respectively). The ferry landing, library, restaurants, Saturday Market and small store are only 0.6 miles away.

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 gourmet kitchen (stocked with all the cooking/baking basics.) Five friends can keep you company at the island, 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.

Bedrooms are located far from living spaces so napping family members can sleep peacefully while the rest of the group enjoys the day.

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.

We make it a priority to keep the house in pristine condition - immaculate with everything in good working order. The house is elegant with a comfortable country flair.

More Details

Kjerstin Secord
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

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 San Juan Islands

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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Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    guest powder - toilet
    master bath - toilet , tub , shower , huge bathroom w/ oversize, double-sinks; double shower heads
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 queen beds in this spacious and bright bedroom
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large dormer space - view window; screen for privacy
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom has fireplace, balcony, Tempurpedic king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , full size brass bed, black out shades, built in desk w/chair
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , HUGE bdrm has 4 twin beds, blackout shades. Great for kids.
  • 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; built in desk w/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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 11 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
This large home easily accommodates 14 people. There are four bedrooms, & a large "bump-out" dormer. (A small space outside of the bedrooms, to the side of the hallway with a comfortable full-size futon, a window with a spectacular view & a screen for privacy.) Outdoor living is one of the highlights of this property. Enjoy the 750-square foot deck with an 8-person hot tub w/ views of the mountains and water in two directions. The fire-pit is surrounded by eight acres. Cook over the fire or use the large Weber gas BBQ grill to dish up some summer meals at the 10-person outdoor harvest table. There are walls of windows in the house, and even while sitting inside, one gets the feeling of being outdoors. The Canadian Cascades and Mt. Baker are visible over Hales Passage and the waters of the Salish Sea. The sunrise over Mt. Baker is can be seen from the comfort of the living room and the filtered sun warms the deck in the afternoon.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Family Reunion Gem ... Perfect for Large Gatherings
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful home with a great host

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kjerstin for letting us stay it your room. It was perfect for us! We had 11 people and everyone was comfortable. It had a very homey feel. Kjerstin knew we has a toddler coming so she had toys set out for him, which was very thoughtful. I would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The kids loved the play house in the backyard and their room upstairs with four single beds and a little hideaway. Everything was clean and nicely decorated. Great open kitchen area. Lots of room to spread out in living room areas and back porch. This was our second time in Lummi island and we love it. It is very laid back and we had a great time walking on the beach or hiking a couple of trails.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pikesville, MD

Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting - large yard, with Rainier looming in the distance. Perfect for children - owner Kjerstin provided many toys, games and amenities for the little ones - a playhouse in the back yard replete with kitchen items for cooking and serving the adults, and even a mailbox! Deer visited in the evenings, much to the delight of the little ones. And now for the big ones - a hot tub provided a respite and relaxation in the evenings. The (adult) kitchen was equipped with almost all one would need - I even found EVERY spice and seasoning I need for my multi-ingredient chili and pasta sauce recipes! The master bathroom included both a hair dryer AND a curling iron! Kjerstin truly pays much attention to details. Nearby, hikes, walks to the beach, and abundant blackberry picking, again, much to the little ones' delight. Trips to the local - and only - country store - revealed the locals to be extremely down-to-earth, friendly and helpful. Owner was very accessible and concerned that our needs were met. One caveat: we had a child become ill, and had brought no thermometer or children's pain reliever. And none could be found on the island, so we had to take him to the mainland for medical assistance. So, if you bring young children, prepare for the worst, just in case!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and nice country feel

  • 5 of 5

There were nine of us and we had no issue with space. My younger children, ages twelve and ten, enjoyed collecting eggs from the chickens and walking to the Curry Preserve to pick blackberries, using the hot tub, and making camp fires for s'mores. The kitchen was well equipped and got a lot of use. Be sure to stock up since food options are limited on the island. The Baker Preserve, just south, feels like a scene from Jurassic Park and is worth a visit for the 1.5 mile hike.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A family vacation dream home...

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored our stay on Lummi Island and this was in large part due to Kjerstin and her wonderful property. We had four families (7 adults, 4 children) stay on the property and it easily accommodated all of us. The outdoor area was amazing, we spent most of our time outside, the children were able to run around, play in the playhouse or feed the chickens (which was definitely a popular activity). We did not use the hot tub but it looked really inviting.

Kjerstin herself was amazing, before we arrived we had a lot questions around things to do on the island and she provided a ton of options for us. She met us upon arrival and walked us through the property. She also baby proofed the house prior to our arrival, which with 3 kids under 3 was extremely helpful.

I can't say enough about this property, if you are looking for a place for your family this is the place to stay. The ferry ride from Bellingham is also very short less then 10 minutes. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you for making our family reunion unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University Place, WA

Charming, nicely decorated, comfortable Mutli-Family Retreat Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean, beautifully decorated and stocked with all the amenities needed for a nice getaway. The property was large, private, and many things for the kids to do with a basketball hoop, badminton, hot tub, and feeding the chickens. A lot room for running and playing. A short walk takes you down to the Beach Store Cafe. Yummy food, and good beer. Next to that was the Saturday Market, library and a book sale. Needless to say, we had fun walking back with our new treasures. Visited the island beaches and hikes. Over all it was a nice, peaceful place to relax and spend time with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Willows
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Whatcom County Parks
Nearest Point of Interest
Willows Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry, Islander and Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Congregational Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Curry Nature Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
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


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
fall - spring
Oct 1 2016 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 10.97%

Cancellations within 30 days forfeit the deposit. Cancellations within 15 days owe 50% of the rental.

If another party reserves the same dates following your cancellation, deposit will be returned in full and no rent will be owed.

FIRST PAYMENT OF $450 MUST BE SUBMITTED BY CHECK OR E-CHECK. It is fully refundable upon successful checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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