The SpaceTwo bedrooms with queen beds. One spacious bath has a soaker tub; 2nd bath has a shower and washer & dryer.
Well stocked kitchen with full-size fridge, stove and dishwasher. A microwave, drip coffee maker (plus filters & coffee), blender, toaster, and crock pot.
There is a propane furnace and electric wall heaters. There is also wood on the porch for the wood stove in the living room (closed June-Aug).
TV with DVD/video player and limited cable.
There is a propane BBQ on the back deck.
There is WiFi. :) Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire house.
The beach in front of the house is private for your own use. The stairs to the beach are steep. (All of the beach is private - please respect our neighbors' property.)
Two adult-size bikes in tool shed are available for your use. Interaction with GuestsWe live in Seattle, but are available to make recommendations or suggestions before or during your stay. There is a local contact if the need arises. The NeighborhoodThe cottage is on a private gravel drive about 1/2 mile from the ferry dock, grocery store, and Beach Store Cafe. The Artisan Wine shop is about two blocks away. (They have limited hours, please check their website.)
- Live music at the Beach Store Cafe on Friday nights
There is a lot of good information about the island on the general island website: (URL HIDDEN) Here are a few essentials:
Groceries: The only grocery store, The Islander, has most of the basics, but little else. You'll want to bring the supplies you need for your meals or plan to eat out.
1. The Beach Store Cafe, a block north of the ferry dock, has delicious food & drink plus espresso. Live music most Friday nights! Happy Hour each afternoon. Thurs. - Mon., Check the website for hours. (closed 1/31-2/15) (URL HIDDEN)
2. World renowned chef, Blaine Wetzel, runs The Willows Inn restaurant a couple miles up the road from the cottage. They serve breakfast. Dinner reservations by teleph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) no sooner than 2 weeks from your requested date. Open Thurs. - Sun. (Closed Dec. 18, 2016-March 17, 2017)
3. Tafts bar at the Willows Inn is open 4-6pm Thurs. - Sun. (Check website for seasonal changes!)
4. The SauseBurger Stand, located right next to The Islander store, is open on weekends. Check for current hours (URL HIDDEN) under 'Dining'.
1. Artisan Wine Gallery is just a couple blocks away. This wonderful wine shop is open for tasting Fridays 4-7 and Saturdays 2-6
2. Legoe Bay Winery Check the website for current tasting hours.
Kayaking by Moondance Sea Kayak
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Wild Foraging Educational Tour
Includes: Basic Kayak Instruction, Wild Foraging and Sea kayak Guide, Boats, all Kayak Gear (pfd, paddle, spray skirt, dry bag for personal gear), a spray jacket if needed, a lunch (including one wild foraged snack), Pac NW Wild Foraging Education and Handouts (developed by Jenny Hahn).
Sea Kayak Focused Tour
Includes: Basic Kayak Instruction, Sea Kayak Guide, Boats, all Kayak Gear (pfd, paddle, spray skirt, dry bag for personal gear), a spray jacket if needed, and lunch.
Contact Moondance Sea Kayak for availability and to set up your trip!
West Shore Marine offers a variety of boating tours seven days a week from Memorial Day to the end of September. Adventure awaits you on a morning, afternoon, or full-day excursion. Up to 5 passengers of all ages (and pets) will enjoy viewing gorgeous scenery and a wide variety of wildlife throughout the San Juan Islands.
$95 per Hour/Minimum of 3 Hours
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The Lummi Island Heritage Trust has three nature preserves. Each area features hiking and walking trails that are open to the public during daytime hours. While leashed dogs may be walked in the Curry and Otto Preserves, no bicycles are allowed in any of the locations.
The Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the islands forests, farmland, open spaces, and undeveloped shorelines, and we encourage all guests to visit their resource center at the Otto Preserve to learn about the vicinity and the trust's work.
Outer Island Excursions and West Shore Marine and offer a fast, safe, and comfortable means of travel between the San Juan Islands. Trips can be scheduled on a custom basis to many destinations. For the convenience of our guests, make a stop right at Sunset Beach in front of the Inn. Contact for rates and reservations.
See Orcas and Gray Whales in their natural habitat with a whale watching tour by Outer Island Excursions. Sign up for one of their Orca Whale and Wildlife trips and be prepared for an amazing experience. Outer Island Expeditions’ boats can handle up to 40 people while also boasting the highest sighting rating of any company in the San Juans for both spring Gray Whale and summer Orca sightings. In fact, they spot Orcas or Gray Whales on almost 95% of their trips. In addition to whale watching, the company also offers chartered trips for fishing or island cruising.
I have heard good things about all three of these practitioners!
Island Healing Arts with Michele Morrissey, L.M.P.
Her predominant style is Lomi Lomi, a Hawaiian form of bodywork which is deep, yet gentle. She is also experienced in deep tissue, injury treatment, medical massage, Swedish, and relaxation massage.
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All is Well Bodywork & Spa with Heather Arvensis, LMP
Heather is a nationally certified massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She specializes in Swedish, injury treatment, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone techniques intended to create a beautiful wellness experience tailored just for you. Appointments may be made for her on-island, private studio or in your own home.
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All credit cards accepted. Gift certificates available.
A massage may be devoted to relaxation, soft tissue strain or a uniquely blended combination of both.
1 hour–$60 | 1.5 hour–$80
Enjoy a massage without leaving the comfort of your home! I will bring the experience to you for an extra $15 dollars.
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Kundalini Yoga -- Taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan by Claudia O.
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Private sessions are also available. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
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In Kundalini yoga, we use specific sequences of postures/movements, breath and mantra (called kriyas) that when done together create a particular beneficial effect in the body.
These sets help balance the glandular system and strengthen the nervous system as well as stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments. Other benefits of a practice can include an improvement in immunity and energy levels; stress reduction; and more balance and clarity for the mind.
I have been a student of yoga for 15+ years. Traditions I’ve studied include Hatha, Kundalini, Anusara and Viniyoga. I was first introduced to Kundalini yoga in 2002. Interested in learning more about how this form of yoga worked, I completed the 220 hour Level 1 Kundalini yoga Teacher Training Program at YogaWest in Vancouver, B.C. and received my teaching certification in 2011. I’ve finished one (Mind & Meditation) of five modules towards Level 2 certification. My practice is also influenced by studying w/ teachers from other traditions, mainly Rod Stryker (Hatha) and Tias Little (Lyengar & Hatha). I have a background in biology & ecology and love to share the science behind yoga while not losing touch with its more mystical qualities. Getting AroundYou'll need to take the ferry from Gooseberry Point, 20 minutes outside Bellingham, to get to the island. Cash is easiest, but will take check or US credit cards, collected on the ferry on the trip to the island.
The ferry runs from the island on the hour and from the mainland at 10 minutes after the hour. There are extra ferries on weekdays, check the schedule for times. It only takes 7 minutes to make the crossing, but you may have to wait for a couple of ferries. Friday and Sunday afternoons are especially busy! Most of the time, the ferry will run back and forth continuously to clear the dock if you are there waiting at the time of departure. Please check the website for scheduled delays such as bringing the fuel truck over on alternate Thursdays. (URL HIDDEN)
The round-trip fare is $14 for car & driver, $7 for pedestrians/passengers. (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteIf you hear a loud siren coming from the fire station up the road, it is either a test or calling the volunteer firemen to a local emergency. No need to worry.
There are few streetlights on the island; which is great for watching the stars, but can make it challenging to find places at night. If you haven't been there before, consider arriving during daylight if possible.