We stayed 2 nights at the Reefnetter beach house. It is one of the 2 Willows Inn owned houses near where the reef netter fishermen have their platforms set up.
His is an interesting and unique place! Lumi has more to offer than one might think for such a small island, but it is still a small island with a certain rustic charm.
From the front of this house you face the driftwood covered beach and the reef netter fisherman. If you stand on the 2nd floor balcony, you can hear their voices in the mornings as the local fishermen call out to each other while they stand on scaffolding over their boats and watch for fish to swim into their nets.
Behind the 2 rental houses is a several acre brackish water estuary with a long winding private boardwalk. There were ducks out in the morning, a firepit, and several shine-like spots there were rather eclectic as various places along the path.
The house we stayed at was tastefully beach-house-style decorated and had 2 bedrooms each with its own full bath and balconies, a large-screen TV room with satellite (we did not use, but it worked), a reasonable kitchen, 2 dining areas, front and back porches (front porch had a table and chairs), and a vaulted living room with fireplace.
There was reasonable wireless internet.
The house was about 10 minutes’ drive from the Willows Inn main house and restaurant.
They also serve simple lunches at the Inn and at the diner by the ferry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has become the Northwest's premiere destination for authentic farm to table dining. Come in and experience the culinary magic of our chef, Blaine Wetzel, and find out what eating from your landscape is all about. Savor wines from our extensive selection. Enjoy our elegantly comfortable accommodations. Drink in the views, watch whales, or relax with a cocktail by a blazing fire. Unplug, recharge and experience the Willows Inn--an authentic and affordable San Juan Islands adventure! Offering romantic beachside lodge rooms, cottage, and guest house accommodations and marine experiences. Organic food from Loganita Farm. A car ferry departs at least hourly for the five minute crossing to this scenic island retreat. Less than two hours from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Willows Hotel Lummi Island