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Beautiful Ocean-Front House with Fireplace, Sauna & Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Ocean-Front with Private Beach

Welcome to the Oyster House, a beach-front house for friends and family on Lummi Island's only beach with private extended tide flats at low tide; perfect for beach-combing, exploring, oysters and crabbing when in season. Enjoy breath-taking views of Hale's Passage, the City of Bellingham, Mount Baker and Sisters as you walk through the forest canopy to the main deck overlooking the beach and ocean.

Hand-scraped teak flooring, the impressive floor to ceiling natural beach-stone fireplace, massive glass windows facing Hales Passage and warm surroundings instantly welcome you to the outstanding views from the great room. Just beyond the spacious kitchen; complete with stainless appliances, french doors lead you to a covered balcony, literally hanging over the ocean! There you will find a 4-burner stainless steel propane BBQ* and ample comfortable seating areas.

Plenty of indoor seating areas include an oversized sofa sectional with flat screen 1080p LED TV, WiFi, ROKU & DVD player and an intimate sitting area. A second bedroom upstairs offers a queen-sized bed and shares the custom-tiled bathroom; furnished with granite counter tops and a walk-in glass shower complete with ocean views. A third bedroom with a queen-sized bed is located on the main floor; ALL ROOMS PROVIDE STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS!

The Oyster House ensures your first-class comfort while maintaining a rustic beach side theme. After a day of beach-combing and oyster & clam gathering, or fishing from the beach-level patio; complete with fire-pit, enjoy a fireside gathering or a relaxing natural cedar sauna. The Oyster House on Hales Passage is your perfect Lummi Island getaway! Come, enjoy and be our guests today!

*The BBQ tends to move around from side deck to front deck, depending upon the weather!

Keywords: Ocean-side beach house, bedrooms, ocean-side patio, beach combing, ocean, city and mountain views

More Details

Lucinda and Mark Moeglein
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Lucinda and Mark Moeglein

Mark was once a commercial fisherman in Alaska, so he wants to relive his glory years. But for now, he's an engineer who just likes to tinker around, slowly improving our Lummi Island home. Lucinda is a writer, so she likes the mix of quiet contemplation and stormy weather that only a beach house can provide.

Lucinda and Mark Moeglein purchased this house in 2015

Why Lucinda and Mark Moeglein chose Lummi Island

We have traveled to many different corners of the world together. Lummi Island and the Oyster House just seemed like a perfect fit for us as we edge toward retirement. Mark loves the water and Lucinda loves the beach.

What makes this house unique

The private beach, the views, water access, ease of access to Bellingham, Vancouver B.C. and Seattle... it is a complete vacation destination!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lummi Island, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Double Vanity, over-sized tiled shower and laundry center
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Tiled shower and marble counter top. Ocean-view from shower
  • 2 bathrooms; one up, one down
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Main floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Upstairs, crib available
  • All beds have down comforters. Master Bedroom has a flat screen TV and DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Guests may order concierge service as a separate amenity from this booking by going to: Contact Lummi Island Concierge LLC owner, Jackie Granger and let her know the dates you've booked and what you'd like her to provide for your arrival. While this is a separate service, the owners of The Oyster House are more than happy to coordinate with Jackie, the owner of Lummi Island Concierge LLC to grant her access to stock your refrigerator and pantry for your arrival. She provides other amenities such as bike rentals as well. If you are interested in a massage during your vacation, you can schedule an in-home massage through Heather Arvensis, LMP at All Is Well Massage. She can be reached through the Lummi Island Artist's website. If you would like to order housecleaning services during your stay, please notify owners upon booking. This will be an extra charge to you, but we can arrange for a visit from a local cleaner.


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(36 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Ocean-Front House with Fireplace, Sauna & Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

I didn't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best place we've ever rented before. Yes, I agree with other reviews about the stairs being a pain, but if you bring what you don't have to go back up them again until you're ready to leave! =) It was so relaxing to just listen to the water and the birds, to be able to bring our dogs and have them hang out on the porch/deck. We wanted just a few days away and that is exactly what we got. I'm hoping it's available for our anniversary in July. I've already recommended to several people! Thank you for everything, even the late check-out. It was very difficult to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed it and would like to come back. And there are a few days still availabke in July. When it comes to the stairs, we always suggest packing lightly!
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful get away weekend with 4 friends at The Oyster House!! The pictures don't do it justice. The house was clean, updated, and fully stocked. The beds were comfortable and plenty of space for all of us. We had a great fire in the fire pit surrounded by great views of the sound, eagles, seals and sea birds. We lost count of how many eagles we saw. The master bedroom upstairs was gorgeous and loved being woken up by the sunrise, but then being able to snuggle down in the cozy bed and catch some more zzz's. We wrapped up in the blankets provide and watched all the weather and wildlife. We had a bit of everything some rain, wind, sun, and clouds. The island is cute and easy to drive around.

Lucinda and Mark were very responsive. There are a lot of stairs, but were expecting them. We managed easily with duffle bags. I'm already looking forward to our next trip. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, wish they had curtains though

  • 3 of 5

I loved this place! It was cozy and has a great view! I only had 1 big complaint; the master bedroom has a great view with huge windows, but without any curtains the sun woke us up at 5:30 am! No one wants to wake up that early on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oyster House. A lot of steps but worth it. Loved sitting by the fire pit outside when the weather permitted. Played games, put together puzzles and relaxed by the fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We took my parents who had flown out from

Ontario for a two night stay at oyster house;

the fireworks, campfires and beach combing couldn’t be beat!

The weather wasn’t great but the cottage was cozy and we spent the evenings playing board games with the fire on.

Only tough thing was the stairs... like

others have said, there are a lot, but it’s doable. Definitely want to pack light.

We are already looking to see when we can book in during the summer☀️

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best weeks we have spent!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear!
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Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Bellingham (BLI)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Lummi Island Ferry
Nearest Train
23.8 Miles
Bellingham Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Beach Store Cafe and SauseBurger
Nearest Beach
Private Beach, Right out Front

Once we were there, we didn't want to leave. That's why we bought the place! We have tried to equip the house and stone patio with a little bit of everything and will keep puttering away at it for as long as we own the place, no doubt, but it is absolutely amazing, just as it is. It's tough to improve upon the beach and tide pools.

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$135.45
Pet Fee AU$20.32

Now that we are complete and fully moved in to our upper house, we are turning our attention to some improvements to the Oyster House. Please let us know if you find anything about your stay unsatisfactory, or even if you have a creative idea for how to improve the experience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.