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Historic Home, Beautifully Restored, Walk Everywhere in Friday Harbor

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ACANTHUS SUITES; BUILT IN 1913, ONE OF FRIDAY HARBOR'S FIRST IMPORTANT HOMES.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Stay 2 nights at our winter rate and the 3rd night is FREE!! Details

Friday Harbor bungalow description

ACANTHUS SUITES; is one of Friday Harbor's first important historic homes, built in 1913, as a wedding gift for a well to do merchants daughter and her new husband. It has been beautifully restored. Located in Downtown Historic Friday Harbor; only 3 blocks from the Ferry dock and Port of Friday Harbor. This is an excellent choice for special events, small gatherings and family reunions. When you rent this entire home, you have 5 suites, 4 baths and 4 kitchenettes, which consist of a very large 2 room studio/gathering space (the original wood paneled parlor and dining room), a 2 bedroom suite on the ground floor, plus 2 studio suites on the 2nd floor along with an additional sleeping room suite. 4 suites have a private bath, all are fully furnished with comfy furniture, new small appliances and most have an electric fireplace. There is a large covered front porch with a picnic table and extra seating, plenty of off street parking, large back yard with a koi pond and huge curly willow tree with another picnic table and lawn furniture in the cool shade.
Our home has a 2 night min, year around The suites included in the entire home rate are:
The EXPLORER: A spacious 2 room studio with queen bed, single portable bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, dining and sitting area, beautiful wood paneling and coffer ceiling. Ground Floor, max 3 guests.
The FARMER: A roomy 2 bedroom suite with a Queen bed in each bedroom, full bath, gathering/dining area and kitchenette. Ground Floor, max 4 guests.
The LOGGER: A cozy studio with a single bed and double couch bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette and sitting area. 2nd Floor, max 2 guests.
The MINER: A lovely roomy studio suite with 2 Queen beds, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, sitting area, skylights to see the night stars. 2nd Floor, max 4 guests.
The ANNEX: is also included; an additional room on the 2nd floor with a queen, a single and a youth bed, no bath. This is for additional guests only. Perfect for kids. 2nd Floor, 3 guests max. Needs access to the MINER and LOGGER bathroom.
FOR LARGER GROUPS THAT NEED AN ADDITIONAL SUITE, THE FISHERMAN IS AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST AROUND BACK WITH ITS OWN SEPARATE ENTRANCE www.vrbo.com/656927.
The FISHERMAN: A cozy pet friendly one bedroom suite with a Double bed, single couch pull out bed, kitchenette, 3/4 bath and its own entrance and fenced porch. Ground Floor $50 pet fee. max 3 guests.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

              • FARMER ground floor : 2 queen

                This is a 2 bedroom suite; 4 guests max...moreless

              • EXPLORER ground floor: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                This a spacious 2 room suite, 3 guests max....moreless

              • LOGGER 2nd floor: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                A cozy studio suite w/ kitchenette & 3/4 bath, 2 guests max...moreless

              • MINER 2nd floor: 2 queen

                A spacious suite w/ skylights, kitchen & bath 4 guests max...moreless

              • ANNEX 2nd floor: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

                In combo w Miner or Logger only; 3 guests max...moreless

              • Each bedroom is actually a separate suite. 4 have kitchenettes and full to 3/4 baths, the Annex is an additional sleeping room so needs to share a bath with either the Miner or Logger. They are perfect to be combined for large groups. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Explorer: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • Farmer: toilet, combination tub/shower

                full bath with vanity...moreless

              • Miner: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • Logger: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • The 4 Suites each have its own private full or 3/4 bath.

              Other Amenities

                  • Guest Access: All 5 Suites have a private access from the entry hall just inside the front door. Interaction with Guests: Guests are left completely on their own. We are available at any time to answer questions, there is a great selection of info about the island available in each suite. The Neighborhood: Acanthus Suites is in the old historic Argyle neighborhood. There are several restored historic homes both next door and across the street. It is a very easy walk to town. There is a bus system to the other side of the island, bikes, electric bikes, mopeds and cars to rent. Plus many of the whale watch vessels and kayak operators depart from right from the Port of Friday Harbor only 3 blocks away. Our island has so much to offer!! We have year around resident Orca whales to see, wonderful kayaking along our shores, the largest number of nesting bald Eagle in the continental USA, 2 large National parks with numerous hiking trails...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    a great selection of interesting books...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • 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
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    only 3 blocks from the Ferry Dock, Airport and Port of Friday Harbor. Very convenient!!...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Located one block from the heart of charming downtown Friday Harbor, a designated Historic Seaport....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Each suite has its own sitting/dining area...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Available for monthly rentals only...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    electric fireplace in several of the rooms...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Free WIFI...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Lots of off street parking...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Available for monthly rentals only...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Each suite has its own kitchenette and dining area...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    coffee and sugar, salt and pepper...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    All will enjoy our large porch with lots of outdoor furniture. Imagine the history it has seen....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is large open back yard lawn with a big curly willow tree, koi pond, picnic table and lawn furniture....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Special offer: Stay 2 nights at our winter rate and the 3rd night is FREE!!

                      Please contact us to book a special get away to Friday Harbor, stay at The Lofts in downtown, Dashel suite: vrbo#486624 & Ellie Suite: vrbo#577391 or in a a historic craftsman bungalow: Acanthus Suites #583197, Explorer vrbo#656921, Farmer vrbo #656924, Miner #656925, Fisherman #656927 Stay 2 nights at our winter rate & the 3rd night is FREE!! Plus no charge for housekeeping!! BOOK ONLINE

                      Offer for: Jan 5, 2015 - Mar 16, 2015 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Entire House Winter
                      Nov 10 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $550
                      $3,300 $9,500
                      Entire House Summer
                      Jun 1 - Nov 9, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $650
                      $3,750 $10,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning $200 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 10.2%

                      Notes:

                      Check in 4 pm

                      Check out 11 am

                      All Suites are non smoking

                      Please no parties and all quiet after 11 PM.

                      Every effort has been made to sound proof the rooms from each other.

                      Pets are only allowed if under 30 lbs


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 01/25/2015
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      San Juan Island is the best area to actually see Orca whales in the wild easily during the summer months. Fall and Spring it is a birders paradise with many species passing through en route to their winter home or summer breeding grounds. Many birds reside here in the winter, most beautiful are the Trumpeter Swans and the Great Blue Heron, plus the largest population of Bald Eagles outside of Alaska, reside in the San Juan Islands. We have 3 National Parks on our small beautiful island so there are a lot of opportunities for hiking on the well marked trails. Please inquire about each individual unit on our web site; fridayharborvr(dot)com

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2014

                      About the owner: Acanthus Suites is owned and operated by Mother and Son Team; Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett. Both arrived from Alaska to Friday Harbor in May of 1994 and worked together to create San Juan Excursions, offering both whale watching and sea kayak tours. Sold in 2000. Lynn started to expand into repurposing under-utilized commercial properties in downtown Friday Harbor, with a primary focus on historic restoration. Ryan traveled extensively for several years working in the snowboard and skiing industry. He returned to Friday Harbor in 2008 to assist his Mother, Lynn to co-manage the family business. They have expanded to own 4 historic homes along Argyle Ave. which are used as vacation rentals and commercial offices.

                      Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
                      This was an underutilized commercial property in a great location. It was beautifully restored and needed some creative thought as to how to best apply it's attributes to our visitor industry.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                      Classic craftsman style, very well preserved, lots of square footage guaranteeing spacious suites, that are both convenient to downtown Friday Harbor and all the activities available on San Juan Island. A true gem!!


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                      • ACANTHUS SUITES; BUILT IN 1913, ONE OF FRIDAY HARBOR'S FIRST IMPORTANT HOMES.

                        ACANTHUS SUITES; BUILT IN 1913, ONE OF FRIDAY HARBOR'S FIRST IMPORTANT HOMES.

                      • 1931 BIRTHDAY PARTY A GATHERING OF ISLAND CHILDREN ON THE SPACIOUS FRONT PORCH

                        1931 BIRTHDAY PARTY A GATHERING OF ISLAND CHILDREN ON THE SPACIOUS FRONT PORCH

                      • THE LARGE BACK YARD BOASTS A NATUAL SPRING STOCKED W/ KOI & A HUGE CURLY WILLOW

                        THE LARGE BACK YARD BOASTS A NATUAL SPRING STOCKED W/ KOI & A HUGE CURLY WILLOW

                      • ENJOY THE STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE FERRY

                        ENJOY THE STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE FERRY

                      • OR FLY TO THE ISLANDS IN A SEAPLANE FOR A REAL ADVENTURE

                        OR FLY TO THE ISLANDS IN A SEAPLANE FOR A REAL ADVENTURE

                      • EXPLORER SUITE; DINING AND GATHERING AREA.

                        EXPLORER SUITE; DINING AND GATHERING AREA.

                      • THE FARMER SUITES SUNNY BEDROOM WITH QUEEN BED

                        THE FARMER SUITES SUNNY BEDROOM WITH QUEEN BED

                      • MINER SUITE; DINING AREA AND KITCHENETTE.

                        MINER SUITE; DINING AREA AND KITCHENETTE.

                      • LOGGER SUITE KITCHENETTE WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

                        LOGGER SUITE KITCHENETTE WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

                      • ANNEX SUITE, WITH A QUEEN, SINGLE AND YOUTH BED, NO BATH OR KITCHENETTE

                        ANNEX SUITE, WITH A QUEEN, SINGLE AND YOUTH BED, NO BATH OR KITCHENETTE

                      • KAYAKING IS A FAVORITE ACTIVITY

                        KAYAKING IS A FAVORITE ACTIVITY

                      • OUR ISLAND OFFERS GREAT HIKES WITH SCENIC VIEWS

                        OUR ISLAND OFFERS GREAT HIKES WITH SCENIC VIEWS

                      • OUR SPACIOUS FRONT PORCH IS A GREAT PLACE TO GATHER AND RELAX.

                        OUR SPACIOUS FRONT PORCH IS A GREAT PLACE TO GATHER AND RELAX.

                      • DRIVEWAY LEADING TO PLENTY OF OFF STREET PARKING A LARGE BACK YARD.

                        DRIVEWAY LEADING TO PLENTY OF OFF STREET PARKING A LARGE BACK YARD.

                      • HALF THE FUN IS GETTING HERE; RIDE THE FERRY

                        HALF THE FUN IS GETTING HERE; RIDE THE FERRY

                      • ARRIVE IN LOVELY FRIDAY HARBOR

                        ARRIVE IN LOVELY FRIDAY HARBOR

                      • EXPLORER SUITE; FEATURES THE ROOMY ORIGINAL WOOD PANELED PARLOR & DINING ROOM

                        EXPLORER SUITE; FEATURES THE ROOMY ORIGINAL WOOD PANELED PARLOR & DINING ROOM

                      • FARMER SUITE WITH A QUEEN BED

                        FARMER SUITE WITH A QUEEN BED

                      • FARMER SUITE; FULL BATH

                        FARMER SUITE; FULL BATH

                      • MINER SUITE; 2 QUEEN BEDS AND 3 SKYLIGHTS

                        MINER SUITE; 2 QUEEN BEDS AND 3 SKYLIGHTS

                      • LOGGER SUITE; SITTING AREA WITH CONVERTIBLE COUCH AND SINGLE BED

                        LOGGER SUITE; SITTING AREA WITH CONVERTIBLE COUCH AND SINGLE BED

                      • PLAN TO SEE THE ORCA WHALES BY BOAT OR KAYAK

                        PLAN TO SEE THE ORCA WHALES BY BOAT OR KAYAK

                      • ENJOY A WONDERFUL BIKE RIDE

                        ENJOY A WONDERFUL BIKE RIDE

                      • THE WONDER AND BEAUTY OF OUR LOVELY ISLAND

                        THE WONDER AND BEAUTY OF OUR LOVELY ISLAND

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      • Sleeps
                        16
                      • Bedrooms
                        5
                      • Bathrooms
                        4
                      • Property type
                        Bungalow
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 01/25/2015
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