Private Oceanfront - Hot Tub! - Extensive Grounds

“ Excellent ”
3 Reviews
Seacrest Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $425
Per week: $1,868 - $2,340
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lummi Island vacation home rental
A spectacular Cape Cod style home overlooking the native wildlife and glory of the San Juan Islands.

The beautifully landscaped grounds and numerous trails deliver majestic views of Mt. Baker and Bellingham Bay.

A generous great room on the main floor opens up with a double set of fir french doors to tiered lawns and gardens beyond.
Area Information
Lummi Island is unique in its close proximity to the mainland (BELLINGHAM) and the fact that it is served by its own vehicle ferry. The VEHICLE FERRY makes the 10 MINUTE CROSSING at least one an hour from 6 am to midnight each and every day.

You will be able to enjoy the treasures of island life, as well as mainland exploration. Day trips to the cities of Vancouver, BC Canada or Seattle, WA are perfectly within reason, as is hiking Mt. Baker, whale watching and visiting some of the other San Juan Islands.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 15 2014 Jun 14 2015 $275 $350 $1,868 - 5 Nights
Jun 15 2015 Sep 15 2015 $350 $425 $2,340 - 6 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.9% Sales & Lodging Tax
Deposits: All reservations are secured with a $39 Damage Protection Policy.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: Rates are based upon an occupancy of 4 guests. Additional guests are charged at the rate of $25/night or $125/wk each. Shorter stays during peak season are considered subject to availability, last minute. Final housekeeping fee is $150. Up to two well-behaved dogs considered.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Casino
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Ipod Audio System
Graco Play 'n Pak
Queen Aero Bed
Fine Linens
Natural Lavender Bath, Dish, Laundry Soaps

Guest Services including:
In-house massage, flower delivery, advance grocery shopping, personal chef, bike and helmet rentals

You will find the island delightfully rural and pristine. The extent of the commercial activity here is a general store, a small post office, library and church.

The island offers two high quality waterfront restaurants as well--one fine dining, and one casual dining.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Lummi Island, Washington

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Mindy King

Mindy King

Seattle, WA

Relaxing stay on Lummi

July 12, 2012

We had a lovely laid back stay at this property on Lummi. The house was beautiful and very well stocked with cooking gear, oils and vinegars and spices, and even had coffee and filters! There were more than enough towels including towels for the dogs. Hot tub is very nice, and we loved the firepit. Even with our dogs, the deer were insistent on being fed. The only reason it's not a 5 star is that the property isn't really water/beach accessible as advertised. There is a "beach" trail that is very steep and definitely wasn't doable to get our kayak down there. If that isn't a big deal, you'll be very happy there!

Gudrun Gutsche

Owner's reply:

Thank you again for your kind words, Mindy, and for sharing your impressions of the trail to the beach. We experienced a fair bank slide last Spring, and while getting down by foot was certainly doable, you may recall that we didn't know how well you would do with Kayaks.

Good news this year, however, as we spent a great deal of energy reworking the trail, and rebuilding the stairs at the beach. Guests are very happy and we expect you would be too!

Jay Lawrence

Jay Lawrence

Port Townsend, WA

Perfect retreat on Lummi Island

June 1, 2011

We had a wonderful peaceful time at this well equiped beautiful waterfront home. I would recommend shopping at Haggen's Market in Bellingham or other similar store prior to your trip to the island. There is a small store on the island and a weekend market that is seasonal. It's a great place for a couple, family, or small group. Reservations at the Wiilows Inn should be made well in advance since it is quite popular. Good Luck!!!!

Jackie Lum

Jackie Lum


Wonderful weekend rendezvous (family style)

April 21, 2011

Lummi Island is the perfect mid-point for a weekend get together for 3 families (1 Canadian & 2 American). The vacation home rental had plenty of room for 5 adults and 3 kids. It's a lovely walk to the beach below, and we took advantage of the great weather by doing the 7-mile loop around the island. A definite highlight of our trip was dinner at the Willows Inn featuring their new world-class chef, Blaine Wetzel.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

May 2014

It's been two years since we last visited. We didn't know if we could ever mach the wonderful experience we had before, but your beautiful home and property (and the gorgeous weather) helped make this a very special Mothers' day weekend! The deer visited daily and that was a real treat. We explored the beach with our dogs, enjoyed the hot tub each night, read out in the sun and played card games around the kitchen table. The bonus is our teenagers are as happy here as we are. Thank you for sharing your home, we look forward visiting again! Blessings,

Kevin, Pam, Greg & Jenny, Issaquah WA

April, 2014

The allure of this charming home is evident the moment you drive up to it. I had to take a minute to drink in the view before even getting out of the car. I can honestly say that this is the first time I rented a vacation home where I truly didn't have to bring the usual extras. I even felt comfortable using the spices and olive oils as they were fresh and plentiful. The attention to detail was impeccable! The owners of this home truly take care of their guests. Although our family's objective was to "disconnect to reconnect", this home is wired for everything you may need. The little store down the road doesn't have much, but does have what you need most of the time and its employees were very nice island folk! And that goes the same for the two cafe's on the island too. Delicious and Friendly. Should you happen to get island fever while you are there, the easy peasy ferry system makes it a nice quick trip to buzz over to the mainland to find more things to do. I however, was perfectly content cozied up by the fire with my book, a glass of wine or cup of tea, and those distracting views that are absolutely stunning, especially in the early morning hours! Be warned that you will have chores when you stay here however, as it will be your duty to feed the local deer who pretty much come to the sliding glass doors to say that they are ready for their dinner, but don't worry, the owners have thought of that too, and have special deer food provided for you to put in their own food bowls located in the yard. :) This is no doubt that I will return with my family to this home for future escapes. We have nothing but love for the Lummi way of life. Thank you so much for allowing my family much needed decompression time and the chance to exhale for a little while! This trip left a warm wonderful impression for all of us. Thank you!

Lisa, Redmond WA

August 2013

My best friend and I came to Beachwood with my dog to spend a couple days, and each one of us had an incredible time. The property is beautiful, with nice landscaping. Lots of places to explore, and an easy walk down to the beach. The home is cozy and comfortable. One of the best treats of our visit was the daily visits from the deer. We highly recommend this lovely and easy to get to vacation site.

Sarah Keenan
Kirkland, WA

August 2013

We had an amazing time here. There was such a breath taking view! We loved feeding the deers and the hot tub! The sunset Beach here is so beautiful. Rock (the dog) loved swimming there! The bikes were so much fun to ride. My Dad and I attempting to ride the two person bike, was an adventure. Lastly the campfire was amazing. Roasting marsh-mellows and hot dogs was great! The house is beautiful and we had a great family time doing games and puzzles!

Rachel (14) and family
Issaquah WA

August 2013

OMG! Paradise!!! We had a wonderful time here at Beachwood on Lummi Island. Thank you to Gudrun & Wayne for their excellent care and management of this amazing "retreat from city life." We were in awe of how many deer come to the gardens. They are beautiful creatures, and a doe w/ two fawns, too. Bald eagles, great blue heron, a mourning dove, nuthatches, towhees and pine siskins galore. Oh, and the stellar jays and seagulls! Bird watching was superb! Thank you again - we look forward to our next visit!

Carl and Teresa, Seattle

July 2013

Thank you for the wonderful four days. Much needed! Of all the places I have stayed in on Lummi this is now my favorite. Really perfect.

Mary (and family)
Seattle, WA

July 2013

Beyond our expectations. Everything was so perfect. Four bucks fed nearby while does and fawns lingered on the lawn. Mt Baker was visible every day and the beds were entirely comfortable. We saw the Quickdraw String Band at the cookoff on Saturday. I wish we could have stayed longer. Excellent setting for a relaxing vacation.

Stan and Diane, Ellensburg, WA

July 2013

So relaxed I think it's August instead of July. Thank you for a wonderful week. The house is superb - so comfortable and well appointed and the view is spectacular. The landscaping is absolutely enchanting and the deer are extraordinary! What a great way for us to get relax and enjoy visiting (lots of scrabble) with our daughter who lives in Seattle. We hope to be back.

Marty & David,
Maryville TN

June 2013

Wonderfully peaceful, beautiful and charming. We loved the wildlife 'guests' and sounds of nature.

Cheers, Meg & Joshua, Cade, Sean & Ryan
Waconia MN

June 2013

We all had an absolutely wonderful vacation, thank you so much for making your lovely home available. My boys are already begging to come back! We had a great time sitting around the fire at night and watching the wild (and not so wild!) life around the yard and down at the beach. Rob and I got in miles and miles of riding our tandem around Lummi and the Bellingham area. Now its back to Iowa and corn and wind and humidity!

Lisa & Rob, Max and Sam

June 2013

We loved it. The house is so beautiful and cozy. We loved spending evenings outside around the fire pit and watching the deer. It was fun biking around the island. One day we went Kayaking with Moon Dance. Charmin was an excellent guide. We left from Larrabee State Park. the day started out overcast and windy but by lunch time it was sunny and beautiful. We stopped at Barleans in Bellingham several times to get seafood for dinner. The only we didn't like was the Willows. It was extremely expensive for little tastings! The food was good but not worth $425 for two! We are leaving today and really wish we had a couple more days to enjoy the beautiful place! Thanks so much!

Joe & Cindy, Courtney, Maggie, Elijah
Canon City, CO

May 2013

The Beachwood was even more beautiful in person than it was in the photos. We were floored by the beauty of the yard and the views from every window of the house. Thank you for a fantastic and extremely relaxing time! We'll be back!

Jackie and Jerry,
Seattle, WA

May 2013

Many thanks for making Beachwood so welcoming and fun to be in. It is beautiful!

Laura, Bob, Stephanie, Linda and Dave
Providenciales, Turks & Carcos Islands

April 7 2013

Thanks for a space for some much needed peace and space to think ones own thoughts and answer questions as well. Beautiful place which clearly requires a lot of work.

Andy & Sherrill,
Clair, Rhea and Evan

February 2013

Came up with our moms group to catch up with each others lives. We enjoyed the house, hot tub, deer, view and time to be together.

Thanks for all your help while we were here. A very enjoyable weekend!!


Ann Erica, Belinda, Lisa, Catherine & Amy
Kenmore, WA

November 2012

November 2012

Great time - perfect place - wonderfully appointed! You have thought of everything. We all leave happy + relaxed.

Betsy, Redmond WA

November 2012

1st Day: it is currently 5:47 pm and we arrived at approximately 5:00. As soon as we got here, I jumped in the tub with my parents. It was lovely!

2nd Day: Just enjoyed a magnificent day. Woke up early in search of dear; But, unfortunately we had no luck. Instead, I enjoyed the bikes and the swing. I walked all the paths (a definite must) and then down to the beach. We toured the island in our car. After poor weather arrived we laughed while playing canasta and enjoying treats. Thank you this really is luxurious!

Next Day: Thank you! We had a lovely time the view was amazing, and your house welcoming.

Thank you!

Sophia (13)
with family

September 2012

We could spend every morning forever waking up to the view from the upstairs balcony. Spectacular!

The bikes were a real treat. Thank you so much.

An amazing weekend! :)

3rd Annual Ladies Weekend Retreat.
Vancouver, BC Canada

August 2012

(Friday) Immediately, this house brings a calm to a stressful life and back memories of wonderful times. Surrounded by loved ones, it is times like these that truly allow you to appreciate the best moments in life.

(Saturday) Today is my birthday! What I thought was going to be low key, non-eventful birthday has turned into a soul warming enriching experience. We rode the bicycles to the Farmer's Market. Although we hoped for more vendors, we found exactly what we needed. We walked to the water, laid in the sun, read novels, played cards and had a wonderful day. I feel spoiled to witness such beauty on my birthday. More importantly, I am learning to calm down, let go and not seat the small stuff... comes with wisdom.

(Sunday) Today is my mother's birthday. Another beautiful day although a little overcast. This has been a truly beautiful weekend filled with love, laughter and peace. A much needed break from the stresses of life.

We leave the Beachwood tomorrow. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Beth, Nick and Nancy
San Jose, CA

August 2012

This was a wonderful place to have our family together. We loved the hot tub, the excellent furnishings, the swing on the edge of the property, the beach, and walks to the store and restaurant. We had a wonderfully clear weather week where we saw Mount Baker every day. We had a romantic dinner at the Willows and several at the Oyster Bar. The fire-pit was great and the property is beautifully landscaped. A most relaxing 12 days here. We will be back!

Bart, Jane, Becca, Joy and Katherine
Houston, Texas

August 2012

Thank you for offering this well loved home. Our visit was shorter than intended but healing and relaxing.

Your floor gave me the answer I needed to what to use in my new home. I run a secure facility for wolf-hybrid (see calender :) and staying here has given me some great ideas.

So much beauty here. :)

Ann Marie
Gibson, WA

July 2012

Text upon arrival:

"Just a quick note to say WOW and Thanks". Sent from my iPhone

Text during stay:

Good morning: is the home open .... to stay one more night?... If no thanks as we have had blast. Sent from my iPhone

Guest Book Entries:

W O W !

What a delight taking our first step on to the property. The Garden of Eden, so welcoming and so beautiful. We loved watching the wind dance with the flowers and trees.

The house is so complete with beauty and charm! The flower arrangement was a welcome touch. The beds were so inviting.

We were eating dinner outside gazing on the beauty of Mt. Baker when a buck came up the stairs of the garden. What a surprise!

This place brought Psalm 23 to mind. What a blessing to stay in your home.

Many thanks,

Jim, Spokane, WA


My husband and I are truly appreciated how easy it was to rent this home at the last minute. The home and view was so wonderful we wanted to spend another night... But it was time to get back to the real world.

Kathy, Spokane, WA

July 2012

We are a family of five from Houston Texas. This has been a very special Family vacation for us. We logged in many hours researching where we would go this year and it most definitely paid off! We had some unexpected "challenges" this week but we got thru them, as a family in this beautiful paradise. Every morning and night the deer came to visit (we fed them very well!). We had campfires every evening, we explored, we played games (we even left one called Apple to Apples for Beachwood visitors to enjoy). Two fishing trips were canceled but we were able to go white water rafting in Gold Bar, we rode bikes, we drove to Whatcom Falls, drove to Deception Pass Park (saw Eagles), had the Best breakfast in Bellingham at Mount Bakery (Benedict and Crepes!), drove Chuckanut scenic route, Catamaran sunset ride... Fireworks every night??!! Last night lightening "storm" was spectacular! As I write this journal four of our deer Friends are enjoying breakfast!!!!

We feel truly blessed to have had this time in this special place. We created memories that will last a lifetime!

Kimberly & Bobby, Adam, Austin and Caroline
Houston, TX

July 2012

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Everything was perfect! We really relaxed and enjoyed our wonderful surroundings. A very nice escape from the 100 degree temps back home. :)

DeeAnne and Jessica,
Lawrence, KA

May 2012

We spent two weeks here, so we got very comfortable with Lummi Island and the Beachhouse. The weather has been typical late spring--50's and 60's with some sun breaks. We visited family and friends in Bellingham and Anacortes. We hiked the 3.4 mile ridge hike up to the overlook (the trail-head is just down the street). The view of the San Juans is stunning--worth the 20% grade. We biked around the 7-mile loop twice--saw bald eagles, seals, many large barges, the small cemetery. It's pretty easy to get back and forth on the ferry (once we adjusted our thinking), but the cost mounts up. We spent a day in Vancouver, stopped in Fairhaven, etc. From the house, we saw a zillion deer, mountain pigeons, etc. (thank goodness for the bird book). This was a lovely peaceful time.

Jim, Julie & Joey,

Youngstown, Ohio

May 2012

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The weather was gorgeous all weekend and we enjoyed sitting out in the sun to read, walking on the beach with our dogs, playing cards around the table, sitting in the hot tub each night, making smores around the fire pit, and just relaxing as a family and being together. The view is breathtaking! We plan to visit again!

Kevin, Pam, Greg (17), Jenna (12)
Issaquah, WA

Was So Great, We Stayed An Extra Night!

Feb 2012

Had a terrific time to celebrate my best friend's 40th birthday! I have a high stress job, and every now and then I feel the need to get away, so this was a perfect thing for all of us. It was very comfortable for me and my friend's family. We appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was compared to other places we've been. The kids enjoyed the trucks to play with outside and we had a couple evenings around the fire outside while we drank tea. Even though it was rainy much of the time we were there, getting away for a few days was a great way to relax. We baked cookies, a cake, and had some gourmet meals while we were there. The scenary was great and the grounds were well taken care of. What was the icing on the cake was the opportunity to hand feed a herd (yes and entire herd) of deer!! It was such a magical moment that I will probably never forget it. My only recommendation is to be careful with the banisters. We had to warn the kids that they weren't very secure. My friend and I are thinking about coming back for a girlfriend retreat with a few others sometime. Communication with the owner was fantastic and much appreciated. In fact, she was extremely kind when my friend forgot her soup pot and it magically appeared on her doorstep one day. That spoke volumes to us and was a huge blessing. We'll definitely call on her again in the future for another reservation.

Bellingham, WA

Feb 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The outdoor fire and feeding the deer were the BEST! I was fascinated with the flooring inside the house. I had never seen stone floor like that on the INSIDE of a home. We just wish we could have stayed a whole week. (isn't that what everyone says? Vacation is never long enough!)

Thank you,

Bellingham WA

December 2011

Happy New Year to US!

We had a wonderful, magical weekend. Loved everything about the place. So homey and such a great retreat. We'll be back!

Lindsay, Bonnie and Abbie, the Portuguese Water Dog
Lynnwood, WA

December 2011

Beautiful place, we had a magical Christmas. Saw 4 deer, an eagle, and Mt. Baker was in full view one beautiful day. We will be back!

Jan, John, Christina, Inge-Lisa, Richard and Joe.

Mill Creek, WA and
Oslo Norway

November 2011

We enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. The grounds are beautiful and the views spectacular. The weather was November blustery, but we loved the fireplace. The well appointed kitchen helped in the preparation of our Thanksgiving feast. We hope to return for another visit!

Dan and Martha,
Alexandra, VA

Peter and Katie
Bellingham, WA

November 2011

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We so enjoyed the view, the deer and Bald Eagle. The baby loved the trees and the fire. The chef was great and nice not to go anywhere and have such a gourmet meal. The mountain with the moon rising was a special treat--we had a very relaxing time.


Corrie, Matt and Abigail,
Seattle, WA

October 2011

Thank you for sharing your home and beautiful view.

Spokane WA

Beautiful home and location! Would love to come back again some day. Thank you for your hospitality!

Silverdale WA

August 2011

Thank you for sharing this wonderful home. It was very relaxing enjoying a yummy warm coffee, a good book and such a majestic view. It has been a glorious stay and our family truly cherished it!

Yakima, WA

August 2011

Many thanks - lovely home and setting! Just what we hoped for. Gardens are beautiful. View is peaceful and serene. Mt. Baker majestic and the deer were incredible. We felt very blessed to enjoy such a lovely home and environment.

Christina & Mike,
Yakima, WA

August 2011

Thanks so much for providing such a lovely setting for our two families to unite! We especially enjoyed

: the big swing (Gavin 7)
: seeing the Orca whale pod (Samantha)
: the serenity (Jonathan)
: the view of Mt. Baker and dragon flies (Nancy)
: feeding the deer (Molly)
: playing in the yard and all the pathways (Talin 12)
: biking, swimming in the ocean and playing games (Emily 17)
: Night time campfires (Brad)
: using the hot tub, the setting (Conner 16)

We were able to create many lasting memories and are thankful for the many opportunities.

Brad, Samantha, children and friends

July 2011

Thank you for providing the most wonderful house and setting for a delightful 50th birthday weekend celebration! One day was gloriously sunny with Mt Baker in full view and featuring a snow cap; the next was overcast and so we cuddled inside. Either way, we enjoyed having outside (via fire-pit) or inside (via fireplace) fires.

The home is decorated in such as lovely way it felt like we were guests in a well-cared-for home. Thanks again!

Kiki and extended family.
Bellevue, WA

July 2011

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and view with us. The deer and the raccoons were a big hit. We'll take home great memories and maybe return someday. Thank you.

Amber and Bill,
Pueblo, CO

June 2011

This house is amazing! Very relaxing, nice views of the water and mountains. Everyday was sunny. I loved the wildlife, bonfire and hot tub. My dog loved it too!


June 2011

Wonderful home away from home. Very Relaxing. Magnificent setting. Beautiful home. Thank you!!!

Terry and Ellen

June 2011

Thank you for lending us you're home. The view was spectacular! My younger brother saw 5 deer and 4 raccoons. We rented some bikes (2) and for a few bike rides. The view was beautiful when we woke up to leave. The sun was just rising. We went down to the beach and hunted for crabs.

Thank you!

The Christie Boys
Bellevue, WA

May 2011

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for allowing us to stay in your property this past weekend. Without your generosity we would have missed the opportunity! We loved The Beachwood. Especially all the little touches and amenities such as the well stocked kitchen, all the beach items (rocks, anchors), manicured garden, fire wood and Trader Joe shampoo. We can tell that you've got great taste!! We will definitely spread the word and refer it to our families and friends!

Cliff and Jenn
Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2011

We are here for a weekend getaway. Dropped the kids in Bellingham and made our way to this beautiful spot.

The hike up the Baker trail (just down the road a bit on your right) was quite a workout but worth the effort. We travel to the San Juans frequently from our home in Port Townsend but the home and setting here will be a wonderful memory.

Thank you and God Bless.

Jay and Marie,
Port Townsend, WA

April 2011

Your home is beautiful!

Everything was neat and very clean!

The view is amazing! Especially out the bedroom window. The beautiful view of the water, the trees, the sunrise... is breath taking!

Thank you for sharing your home with us! :)

Ismail and family
Seattle, WA

March 2011

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We were extremely comfortable with two families. (three boys aged 9/12/12). We even went to Mt. Baker to ski. We ski a lot at home, so to experience Mt. Baker with it's awesome view's was incredible!

Grilled up lots of wonderful food including fresh caught whole side of Halibut from Barlean's - the nicest, most helpful people we met!

People on the island were all very friendly-- nice bonus. :)

Thank you for the very clean home and fresh flowers-- among other things!

We had a wonderful time and would recommend to our friends.

Thank you so much!!!

2 Families,
Cascade, ID

September 2010

We have thoroughly enjoyed every moment here at Beachwood. The house and garden are wonderfully kept--it feels like a home that is loved. Thank you so much for letting us stay. We will definitely return in the near future.

Nicola and Chris,


August 2010

Michael and I are so in love with Lummi Island. Your home sits on such a beautiful spot.

We had mediocre weather and saw a brief glimpse of Mt. Baker. Still, we had a glorious and relaxing few days.

Thank you for accepting pets. Shelby, our pug, loves to run in the grass.

We'll be back for a third time... and fourth... and...

Thank you!

Julie and Michael,
Portland, OR

July 2010

Thanks so much for a lovely stay. We truly enjoyed our Island getaway. Jim and I enjoyed the deer, seeing the glee in the our children when they discovered tons of starfish during morning beach excursions. Captain Charlie and his boat was a great recreation & we highly recommend him to guests. Such a neat experience.

Jim and Carlina
Parker, TX

"Amazing beach!" Gracyn
"Cool Starfish!!" Gracyn
"There are a lot of Deer!" Addy
"I like riding the double bike!!!" Hendrix
"Roasting Smores is so much fun!!!" Abby

June 2010

Enjoyed our stay. Our favorite days were the ones we stand on the Island. Enjoyed the "Common Area". Saw an Eagle sitting in the tree above the swing! Also enjoyed workshop and the local church. The people here are delightful. We did have some trouble sleeping... no used to the long days and short nights.

Thank you sharing you Island with us.

Steve & Gina,
Marion, Arkansas

Wit and Carol
Mobile, Alabama

"highs in the 90's at home with humidity even higher."

May 2010

After Ralph and Zach rode their bikes over 1000 miles from Modesto to the Northwest Indian College, they were ready for a little R&R. Thank you for the wonderful stay. Your Lummi Island house is beautiful and it was the perfect place for Ralph and family to relax after the incredible emotions of meeting his Lummi Family after being adopted out at birth. They are an incredible tribe and we are excited to connect with new family. We are proud of the noble gesture of raising over $17,000 for a scholarship fund in the name of his deceased birth mother Kristin. The view is unforgettable.

Love, Michele, Ralph and Family
Modesto, CA

May 2010

I was unprepared for how incredibly beautiful this place is... the photos did not do it justice!

The home and grounds are so beautiful. Lummi is now our favorite island. It is so peaceful and everyone we met was so happy and friendly.

We will be back for annual trips!

We spent a bit of time in Bellingham searching for eye masks after our first morning. :) z-z-z-z Thank you SO much for allow our pug to stay here. It was fun watching her navigate around the grates at the front doors.


Julie and Michael
Portland, OR

March 2010

What a wonderful stay. Thank you for all the help in making our honeymoon, vow renewal so very special. The house was amazing as were the grounds! My husband the firefighter enjoyed the many chances to have a fire in the fireplace and firepits! Our wedding was so beautiful and there were so many places for great pictures. We look forward to coming back again. We already have a family trip planned.

xo Sincerely xo

Jamie & , Texas

March 2010

We had a wonderful Spring break. Relaxing and restful. Enjoyed hiking Baker Preserve and relaxing in the hot tub afterward.

The house and gardens very beautifully and tastefully decorated. We wanted somewhere with a lovely view and we had wonderful views from every room! Everything was excellent!

Julie, Richland, WA

The house was beautiful. I loved the deer and it was nice to see them on my first day here! The rooms were exquisite and the chairs were really comfy too.

Olivia (age 13)


Robin (age )

February, 2010

Lovely, peaceful and oh, so picturesque. We were delighted by the view in all weather; the daily bald eagle fly-bys, deer in the evening and such understated plantings in the terraces. Very nicely done. We will be back, I'm sure

Rac & Cec
Seattle, WA

February 2010

Amazing, sums it up.

Steph, Jake, Charli & Hershey (the dog)

August 2009


Seattle, WA

August 2009

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. This is the kind of place that is great for unplugging from the crazy pace of city life. We needed this break! The grounds are fabulous and the scenery is unmatched. We hope to be back again.


Bellevue, WA

August 2009

This place is very cool. It was very fun to feed the deer. The views are amazing at night. It was fun going to the waters edge. Everything is great.

Malcolm (age 10)
Seattle, WA

July 2009

What a beautiful home you have! Thank you for sharing it with us. The deer were a treat to have around. We look forward to seeing them every day. It is so quiet and peaceful and . The only complaint is that it was hot here. We are from Sacramento and we were trying to escape the heat.

Cherry & Jewell
Sacramento, CA

July 2009

This place is truly the reflection of Gudrun and Wayne's love of nature and interior design. Everywhere I looked there was something beautiful to discover. Thank you both for sharing!

We were here during record high temperatures in the area. There was always a cool spot on the yard or house. What a treat to be here during berry season.

Sherly & Don,
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

July 2009

It was great. I don't know where to start. I guess I'll start with the deer. I loved them. I gave them all names. The nicest deer was Prince. The rest are King, Ryan, Phillip, Andrew, Juliet and Jane. thides were great. We saw lots of starfish, small and big wing crabs. The hot tub was so cool!! The beds were so comfy and soft. The deers like birdseed and apples from the tree, so don't use it all in one day. There is a swing in the commons. face toward the ocean not the other way. I loved making smores.

Steve (age 12)
Arcadia, CA

July 2009

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us! It was a refreshing break from everyday life that my family and I needed desperately. When we first arrived, we ran around the house and gardens squeeling with delight as we discovered the beautiful views and the trails and nooks and crannies of the grounds. I had never been to the San Juan Islands before this vacation and I love it! I know that as soon as we leave I'll be itching to come back. I had never seen a bald Eagle before or fed Deer and I know that these previously untried experiences will stay with me for the rest of my life. The deer were so sweet and let us pet them. I had no idea their antlers were so soft! We roamed the beach at low tide and my little brother and I saw tons of starfish and crabs.

Also, this past week that we were here, I turned 18! I can't think of a better place to spend my 18th birthday. The Beachwood has just been absolutely awesome and we can't wait to come back!!

Breanna (age 18)
Arcadia, CA

July 2009

What an amazing place to stay! We made a fire and played guitar around it, and it was so much fun! We also biked around the island each day. It's simply beautiful here. Each day here there seemed to be a new group of wildlife greeting us; including deer, raccoons, bunnies, birds and the list could go on.

Thank you so much for such an amazing experience!

Torsten Palmer (15)
Colorado Springs, CO

July 2009

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family. This whole area is amazing, and we plan to return as soon as we can. Thank you also for providing such a kind, friendly, safe environment. We love it here!

The Bennetts,
Austin, Texas

May 2009

What an amazing place! We wish we could stay longer!

Feeding the deer and catching a glimpse of the littlest fawn was a delight!

Thank you

Rohan, Nicole, Stephan, Stephanie, Kim, Syd, Tara, Julie
Vancouver, BC

May 2009

We wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic weekend...beachwood was absolutely gorgeous, it is truly an amazing setting and the house is impeccable. We loved the feel of Lummi Island - it was a fantastic place to relax.

Vancouver, BC

May 2009

Thanks for the beautiful home and view!

This was the greatest place I've ever stayed at on the water. A hot tub, fireplaces, amazing views.. Thank you so much!

Truly Glorious!

Thanks for an awesome getaway just before finals.

Heidi, Riley, KelliAnne
Seattle, WA

WOW! Not the sandbar we live on. Beautiful, fun and soul soothing. Thank you!

The Millers,
Largo, Florida

March 2009

Thank you for letting us stay here at Beachwood. We absolutely loved it here and hope to come back some day. The views are breathtaking and the house is lovely.

Vielen Dank
Muchas Gracias

Barbell & David
Dogs: Sissy,

March 2009

This location is so picturesque! In addiiton to the beautiful landscape, the wildlife is awesome. I saw a couple of eagles and many other birds as well as deer. The hot tub is wonderful and has a spectacular view. The house is perfectly decorated. I love all the dritwood and rocks. Thank you so much!

Cheska & Shawn
St. Petersburg, FL

January 2009

A Year of Hope and Change

Thank you Beachwood for providing us with warmth, inspiration, creativity and love. The daily viewing of Mt. Baker across the water was enjoyable.

We enjoyed an abundance of home cooked meas. The deer (Marvin and Bob) were friendly and cute. We are very thankful for all of Master Wayne's help with keeping our fire burning and our bodies warm.

Juraj and friends,
Seattle, WA

October 2008

A magical getaway from the hectic pace of schedule and routine in the city. The grand crackling fire served as the perfect cozy backdrop for a good book and glass of wine. Sunshine, rain, mist, wind--all the weather elements only added to the refueling "moment" we had here.

Thank you for prividing the space for coming back to balance and some great laughs!

North Vancouver, BC

October 2008

Mt. Baker rising through mist and broken cloud on a sunny Saturday morning. A bald Eagle skimming the glassy surface of a calm sea. The incense of fir and moss floating on the breeze. And silence all around. A perfect interlude. Thanks for sharing this world and your comfortable home.

Lawrence Gregory
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

October 2008

Absolutely gorgeous place for our friends reunion. We come from Iowa and Colorado and this was one of the best EVER settings. Beautiful house-- didn't want to leave--ever!

Berta from Denver

What perfect place for us "girls" to get away to! The view is unmatched in our wanderings--the house is so comfortable and welcoming! Would love to come back! Thank you so much!

Sandi from Iowa

We 4 friends from high school take a trip every 2 years. What a lovely home and area and view to relax with, and talk of old times. We loved the hot tub, the kitchen and the grounds. Just an absolute beautiful place. I hope we can come back sometime.

Sheila from Iowa

September 2008

Wonderful time on my 80th birthday. Hope to see all of you for my 90th!

Woodinville, WA

Thanks again for a fabulous stay in your home. We loved feeding the dear.

Woodinville, WA

August 2008

Thank you for an incredible time of rest and relaxation in your beautiful home. Whether inside or out we are continually overwhelmed with the sea and sky scape! The unique layout and design of your home is warm and visually stunning. This time with our good friends from Tallahassee, FL has been a great time to reflect on God's creation and goodness. We hope to come again!

John & Sharon, John & Margaret
Carrabella & Tallahasse, Florida

August 2008

Thank you for a beautiful vacation! I think one of our favorite highlights was hand feeding two bucks! They LOVE carrots and apples. :) Yesterday we saw a doe and her fawn. We immensely enjoyed the hot tub. What a perfect location.

Carolyn, Jigish and family
Seattle, WA

July 2008

What a beautiful Home! The garden of flowers was so inviting. The view was so perfect that it almost didn't seem real. The restaurants on Lummi were superb! Our explorations led us to Grouse Mountain (Vancouver), kayaking with Elakah, Rafting on the Nooksack River and Sailing from Bellingham Harbor. It is a paradise in your part of this awesome world. We are already planning for our next trip to the Great Pacific Northwest.
Thank you for everything.

Tom, Kaye & William (age 15)
Boerne, Texas

PS Recommended:
The Willows (Lummi Island)
Mambo Italiano (Fairhaven}
Some of the best dishes we have ever had! (I am a "gourmet" cook--they beat me hands down!)

May 2008

We really had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house! We enjoyed the beach, the panorama, and your incredible garden! The children loved feeding and watching the deer just in front of the door!

Vielen Dank,
Auf Wiedersehen!

Matthias & Daphaela
and children Victoria, Leonard

Hamburg, Germany

May 2008

Thank you for lending the house to us. We really enjoyed staying, going to the beach and seeing crabs. Me and my brother fell asleep in the front room. The first night we saw 5 deers. We played hide and seek... Thanks again for a wonderful time.

Nianh, Raari, Penny and Tom
Seattle, WA

May 22, 2008

Thanks for creating such a beautiful place to honeymoon! This place is truly lovely and we will remember it always.

Megan and Greg
Larue, OH

May 2008

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in the your beautiful pleace. Charles and I will have many wonderful memories of the time we stayed at the Beachwood on Lummi Island. Blessings to all who enter your home.

Charles and Maria
Houston, TX

March 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our family time here at the Beachwood! Our memories of meals and laughter around the table and brisk beach walks will always stay with us. Thanks!

Karen Ann & Family
Woodland Park, CO

September 2007

Well, what an amazing home, view, very comfortable. We live in Seattle and we will be back.

Pedro and Jason
Seattle, WA

September 2007

Such a lovely stay we had--peace, beauty and pleasant weather. The gardens were well tended and fragrant; the inside decor gracious and very zen.

Congrats to you both on your achievements!

Watkinsville, GA

You have made your avocation a vocation, and added beauty to our world in the process. Thanks for sharing it.

Watkinsville, GA

July 2007

Terrific Home, Views, Weather.

Wonderful place to relax!

Ter and Rick

August 2007

Thank you so much for sharing your house! It's location, gardens, view and amenities make it a must for people visiting Lummi Island. We were here for 10 days.

1) Get here! When we finally did we had so much fun exploring the house and the yard.
2) Explored the Island.
3) Took a tour of Bellingham Bay and went to the festival in Fairhaven.
4) Went to Mt. Baker and Artist's Point. The snow was amazing!
5) Drove to Blaine and rode horses, then to Semiahmoo to scope out the resort.
6) Back up to Semiahmoo for a spa day for me and Mom, Noah and Lizzie played on the beach.
7) River rafting on the Skagit, That was SO much fun! Cold, but fun.
8) Sunset Kayaking trip at Larrabee State Park. Wonderful!
9) Back to Seattle, then Phoenix, then Scottsdale!
10) Company from Seattle visited for dinner.


Mike, Sue, Noah, Lizzie, Becca
Scottsdale, AZ

June 2007

My father and I and my children thank you for creating this space for us to enjoy. The wives also enjoyed! Beachwood is incredible and we'll never forget our time here.

For future guests, check out the:

* Purple starfish down on the rocks at low tide
* Swing at the far end of the property
* Willow's Inn restaurant and Bocce Ball Court!
* Sudden Valley golf course
* Barlean's fish market for the best prices and fresh catch

Miami, Florida

June 2007

This was a wonderful, adventurous, but relaxing week's vacation. The house, the view, the grounds, the whole island was good. Thank you for sharing it with my family.

Arlington, Texas

I was privileged to be included in this family vacation in such a beautiful home and surroundings!

Eagle Harbor, Michigan

June 2007

Thanks for your hospitality--the house is so well appointed and ready for use. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days and did not want to leave! What a surprise when we pulled up to the yard and found the view of Mt. Baker--totally unexpected. The kids loved making their way down the trails to the beach while we enjoyed our drinks by the fire. The weather was perfect and we finally got the hang of timing our trips off Island to catch the ferry at the right time.

Thanks again for a memorable time--we hope to return one day!

Cindy, Paul, Stephen, Deb, and Cody
Alabama and Kentucky

June 2007

Thanks for your hospitality--the house is so well appointed and ready for use. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days and did not want to leave! What a surprise when we pulled up to the yard and found the view of Mt. Baker--totally unexpected. The kids loved making their way down the trails to the beach while we enjoyed our drinks by the fire. The weather was perfect and we finally got the hang of timing our trips off Island to catch the ferry at the right time.

Thanks again for a memorable time--we hope to return one day!

Cindy, Paul, Stephen, Deb, and Cody
Alabama and Kentucky

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