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Historic Home, Beautifully Restored, Walk Everywhere in Friday Harbor

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Acanthus Suites, one of Friday Harbors first important homes

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Friday Harbor bungalow description

ACANTHUS SUITES; is one of Friday Harbor's first important historic homes, built in 1913, it has been beautifully restored. Located in Downtown Historic Friday Harbor; only 3 blocks from the Ferry dock and Port of Friday Harbor. We offer studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites, all have a private bath, are fully furnished with comfy furniture, new small appliances & most have an electric fireplace.
We have a total of 5 lovely Suites to choose from, each with a 2 night min, during the summer (June 1- Nov. 10) you may book them individually by going to our web site: acanthussuites(dot)com
The EXPLORER: A spacious 2 room studio with queen bed, couch bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, dining and sitting area, beautiful wood paneling and coffer ceiling. Ground Floor, $179 per night. max 3 guests.
(This Suite is across the hall from the Farmer so can be combined for larger groups)
The FARMER: A roomy 2 bedroom suite with a Queen bed in each bedroom, full bath, gathering area and kitchenette. Ground Floor $199 per night. max 4 guests.
The FISHERMAN: A cozy pet friendly one bedroom suite with a Queen bed, kitchenette, 3/4 bath and its own entrance and porch. Ground Floor $169 per night, no pet fee. max 2 guests.
The LOGGER: A cozy studio with a double bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette and sitting area. 2nd Floor, $129 per night. max 2 guests.
The MINER: A lovely roomy studio suite with a Queen bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, sitting area, skylights to see the night stars. 2nd Floor, $139 per night, max 2 guests.
The ANNEX: can be combined with the LOGGER or MINER only. It is an additional room on the 2nd floor with a queen and single bed, no bath. This is for additional guests only. Perfect for kids. 2nd Floor, 3 guests max. $60 per night when combined with either the Miner or the Logger.

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                The Fisherman suite is reserved for pets...moreless

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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

              • MINER 2nd floor: 1 queen

                A spacious suite w/ skylights, $139 per night, 2 guests max...moreless

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

                In combo w Miner or Logger only; $60 per night, 3 guests max...moreless

              • FARMER ground floor : 2 queen

                This is a 2 bedroom suite for $199 per night 4 guests max...moreless

              • FISHERMAN ground floor, Pets Welcome: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                A cozy 1 bdrm suite, PETS OK $169 per night max. 3 guests...moreless

              • LOGGER 2nd floor: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                A cozy studio suite w/ 3/4 bath $129 per night. 3 guests max...moreless

              • EXPLORER ground floor: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                This a spacious 2 room suite, $199 per night, 3 guests max....moreless

              • Each bedroom is part of a separate suite and the rates vary depending on which Suite you select. We have a large spacious studio, 1 & 2 bdrm suites. They can be combined for larger family groups. All Suites are priced according to their individual amenities. Individual pricing can be found on our web site. fridayharborvr(dot)com...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              • Explorer: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • Farmer: toilet, combination tub/shower

                full bath with vanity...moreless

              • Fisherman: toilet, shower

                shower & vanity sink...moreless

              • Miner: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • Logger: toilet, shower

                3/4 bath...moreless

              • There are 5 baths, one for each suite. Each Suite has its own private full or 3/4 bath. All Suites are separately priced according to their individual amenities. Individual pricing can be found on our web site. fridayharborvr(dot)com...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

                coffee and sugar, salt and pepper...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room

              Other Amenities

                  • Guest Access All Suites have a private access from the entry hall just inside the front door. Except the pet suite entrance is through the back door. Interaction with Guests Guests are left completely on their own. I am available at any time to answer questions and make 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

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        All will enjoy our large porch with lots of outdoor furniture. Imagine the history it has seen..... The pet friendly site (Fisherman) has a private entrance and fenced deck...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      Theme

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

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Hiking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 21 - Oct 29, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $199
                      $1,194 $3,582
                      Winter
                      Nov 10 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,074 $3,222
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10.1%

                      Notes:

                      Check in 4 pm

                      Check out 11 am

                      All Suites are non smoking

                      Please no parties and all quiet after 10 PM.

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

                      Pets are only allowed in the pet designated Suite.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/25/2014
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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: Capt.Lynn Danaher, San Juan Island,WA. Born in Portland, Oregon, raised on the Columbia River. She has spent her life around the marine environment, self taught and educated in the field. Lynn spent 23 years living in Alaska. During that time she homesteaded in the bush for 5 years and was a commercial fisherman for 14 years. During her years spent commercial fishing she explored the coastline from Bristol Bay to Prince William Sound, Canada to Seattle. She has always remained active in local politics and environmental issues. She worked on the front lines during the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and participated in an archeological expedition along the Alaska Peninsula. Her fascination of Polynesian culture led her to Hawaii in the 60’s where she attended the University of Hawaii. She has a special interest in the impact of introduced cultures and the seekers of the mythical Polynesian utopia. After leaving Alaska in 1994, she started a whale watch company in the San Juan’s Islands. She is a USCG Licensed Master, Dive Master, on the Board of Directors of Explorers Club, Director of the Friday Harbor Film Festival and President of the Pacific Islands Research Institute. Dedicated to the study, understanding & preservation of the unique cultural heritage & fragile environment of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Completed archaeological expeditions to Raivavae, Austral Islands, Easter Island and Marquesas. She has traveled extensively, has been to all 7 continents and worked aboard expedition ships since 2001. She has traveled the length and breadth of the Pacific Ocean, from Siberia to Antarctica and Chile to New Zealand as an expedition guide. She is dedicated to renovating buildings in Friday Harbor’s historic district, including The Lofts. Currently she is coordinating the annual Friday Harbor documentary Film Festival. fhff.org Future plans include another expedition to Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Raivavae and a documentary film project.

                      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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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Acanthus Suites, one of Friday Harbors first important homes

                        Acanthus Suites, one of Friday Harbors first important homes

                      • Our large front porch is a great place to relax.

                        Our large front porch is a great place to relax.

                      • driveway to parking in the back

                        driveway to parking in the back

                      • large back yard

                        large back yard

                      • lovely interior woodwork

                        lovely interior woodwork

                      • Sunny Suite

                        Sunny Suite

                      • comfy beds

                        comfy beds

                      • full bath in 2 bdrm suite

                        full bath in 2 bdrm suite

                      • ride the ferry

                        ride the ferry

                      • be sure to see the whales

                        be sure to see the whales

                      • we have the largest number of nesting bald eagles in the lower USA

                        we have the largest number of nesting bald eagles in the lower USA

                      • so much to see and do

                        so much to see and do

                      • Beautifully restored

                        Beautifully restored

                      • It used to be an Antique Store

                        It used to be an Antique Store

                      • pet friendly entrance

                        pet friendly entrance

                      • natural spring that is now a koi pond with real fish!!

                        natural spring that is now a koi pond with real fish!!

                      • ceiling and built in have been preserved

                        ceiling and built in have been preserved

                      • when it was an Antique Store

                        when it was an Antique Store

                      • each one is individually furnished

                        each one is individually furnished

                      • half the fun is getting here

                        half the fun is getting here

                      • enjoy the views on the ferry

                        enjoy the views on the ferry

                      • enjoy a bike ride

                        enjoy a bike ride

                      • arrive in lovely Friday Harbor

                        arrive in lovely Friday Harbor

                      VRBO #583197

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

                      $179 - $199 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 07/25/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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