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Etta's Place Suites, Close to Everything in Friday Harbor!

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Etta's Place Suites, San Juan Island


Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Friday Harbor studio description

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE!! (Secure reservation site provided by 'Webervations.')

On the website you can view the up-to-date calendar and now also confirm your vacation reservation online.

Fall/Winter is a wonderful time to visit the San Juan's and we have availability starting the first week of September. We will be on the lower winter rates October 1!

Etta’s Place Suites -

These places you don’t happen upon by chance, an undreamt place concealed somewhere at the other end of the world and guarding the historic secrets of a little island town.

Whether it is about the past, the present or a story yet to be told, Etta’s Place Suites is devoted to providing an elegant and comfortable couples retreat that is yours to appreciate. We cater to young and older couples, cycling enthusiasts (secure storage is available), hikers, paddlers, whale watchers, all those who love the outdoors and of course anyone who enjoys a great evening out at a fine dining establishment.

Etta's Place Suites is not suitable for children or large families.

So come. discover and enjoy your suite in a home proud of its past, yet considerate of modern amenities and conveniences.

Quick Note About Etta Egeland’s Home

Historian Etta Egeland’s home is a restored 1895 Prairie Victorian San Juan Island Home located in the New York Time’s recommended Number 2 destination in the world to visit!

The home’s interior is brimming with traditional Victorian charm and original building details such as the banister and staircase, original fir flooring and 1895 exterior patterned shingles.

The Details:

• Etta’s Place is a Boutique Hotel style accommodation with only 2 available suites; each with separate entrances accessed through a main hallway.

• Etta’s Place is suitable for couples or a couple with a baby or up to two children under 8.

Note: If you have a larger family and need to occupy both suites, I do have a discounted rate for combining both units. Please do understand, though, there is no common kitchen or living room for larger groups to gather.

• Etta’s Place is conveniently located in downtown Friday Harbor; only 4 blocks from the San Juan Island ferry landing so it is cost effective to leave your car at the Ferry Landing in Anacortes, then just walk on to save the higher ferry rates and long waits during the summer!

• The town’s historic restaurants and shops are all within a short walking distance of Etta’s Place. Several modes of transportation are easily available to get around on this 10 mile wide by 22 mile long island.

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Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a smoke free facility....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    Small well-behaved pets (under 25 pounds) are welcome with a $35 deposit. You must clean up in the yard after your pet. I do have a fenced yard for play....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Downstairs Suite: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Suite: 1 queen


  • Queen size beds: (1) Queen bed with memory foam topper for a soft as a cloud nights sleep. (1) Deluxe Pillowtop Queen bed in downstairs suite. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Suite: toilet, shower

    Bathroom and a separate dressing room with shower....moreless

  • Upstairs Suite: toilet, shower


  • Each suites has it's own bathroom and entrance.

Other Amenities

  • Located within downtown Friday Harbor on the Historic Wagon Wheel road - Argyle Avenue....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Available in the downstairs suite and if requested for the upstairs suite....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with HBO is available....moreless

  • Television:

    Modern flatscreen TV's are available in each suite....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only 2-3 blocks to shops and restaurants in Friday Harbor....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The upstairs has a dining area with a table that has fold-dow leaves and chairs - suitable for 4 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is AC available in Etta's suite for the very hot weeks in August. The downstairs suite is on the North side of the house and stays a perfect temperature, even during the hot days of August...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The upstairs suite has an electric faux fireplace for those romantic evenings. Can even view the faux flames without the heat...perfect for the warm summer months....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a gym directly next door that does accept daily drop-ins....moreless

  • Garage:

    Space available for storing bikes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    All Suites are heated independently with electric wall heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided for the duration of your stay. We do not change linens daily unless a request is made and there will be an extra charge for this service....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a small seating ares in Etta's Suite, but no common living room....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone coverage is very good in the Town of Friday Harbor. Verizon is best on San Juan, especially within the interior, most cell phones work well around the permimeter of the island....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available in front and at the back of the house. One space per suite....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Available at the back of the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    A land line telephone is available in the upstairs suite if you do not have a cell phone. Please alert the owner to this need....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provides - see Linens for details on daily changes. These are not changed daily....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi is available. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    In both suites...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Etta's Suite - includes complete cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Etta's Suite - includes set of dishes and glassware for four people....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Etta's Suite has a full kitchen complete with dishes, pots, pans and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave:

    In both suites....moreless

  • Oven:

    Etta's Suite Only...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    There are two bicycle rentals companies available 1-2 blocks from Etta's Place and I do have a garage for you to securely store your bikes at night....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals available down at the harbor 4 blocks away....moreless

  • Golf:

    San Juan Golf and Country club is located about 2 miles away from Etta's Place....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available down at the harbor 4 blocks away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Guest seating in yard front of house - great for people watching and sharing a glass of wine in the afternoon shade....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available in several locations around town. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    A dive shop is located down at the harbor 4 blocks away....moreless

Payment Type

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The Friday Harbor Health Club has a pool and is located nextdoor to Etta's Place. They do accept daily drop-ins....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35
  • Cleaning Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a confirmed reservation and dates are re-booked for the same time period, there will be a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. If dates cannot be re-booked, deposit amount is retained. I will make every effort to re-book the reservation, in August/Sept this should this should not be a problem.

I do require a 50% deposit with a credit card to secure your reservation. I accept Mastercard and Visa.

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Last updated: 01/27/2015
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry Friday Harbor Dock
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Island Golf & Country Club
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
All in town
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jackson's Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Whale watching, salmon fishing, crabing, shrimping, historic national parks, mopeds, Frisbee golf, weaving, art and historic walks, recommended health and beauty spas, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and there is a new Zip Line facility on the island.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am Carol Anderson, owner of Etta's Place, a Washington State native and have lived in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island for over 16 years. I enjoy being active in community activities and love all the natural places San Juan has to explore. Being close to nature is very important to me.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
I bought Etta Egeland's home in 2006 after she passed away at the age of 105. Etta Egeland was a very special woman on San Juan Island; I met her when I first moved to San Juan Island. Her home was always open to travelers or anyone who needed a place to stay overnight. She was the consummate historian, active in preserving the town's history and the founder of the San Juan Historic Society and Museum which is still very active today. This historic society is responsible for documenting all the town's historic houses in the Historic Preservation Manual, a document which guided me in the restoration this lovely home. Etta's Place Suites is a tribute to both Etta Egeland's passion for history and her enduring kindness towards travelers.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Enjoy your own unique private living space with all the amenities you need to be comfortable. The unit has complete kitchen with dishes, utensils, and small appliances. The bath has a large shower, sorry no bathtub. Television has a maximum channel list plus HBO. Wi-Fi, is available. The unit has a separate entrance. Air conditioning is available, although usually only needed during the month of August.

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  • Etta's Place Suites, San Juan Island

    Etta's Place Suites, San Juan Island

  • Downstairs Suite - Sleeping

    Downstairs Suite - Sleeping

  • Downstairs Suite - Bath

    Downstairs Suite - Bath

  • Upstairs Suite - Sleeping

    Upstairs Suite - Sleeping

  • Upstairs Suite - Kitchen

    Upstairs Suite - Kitchen

  • Carol, Ali and Spencer

    Carol, Ali and Spencer

  • Downstairs - Hallway

    Downstairs - Hallway

  • Downstairs Suite - Sitting

    Downstairs Suite - Sitting

  • Upstairs Suite - Sitting

    Upstairs Suite - Sitting

  • Upstairs Suite - Bath

    Upstairs Suite - Bath

  • Upstairs Suite - Dining

    Upstairs Suite - Dining

  • Fenced Yard

    Fenced Yard

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 01/27/2015
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