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Etta's Place Suites, in Town - Dog Friendly

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A studio apartment with Queen bed, eat-in kitchen & private bath

Etta's Suite, a large studio is located downstairs and has the following:
• hallway entrance
• queen bed
• Aerobeds and sleeping bags for young children
• sitting area
• eat-in kitchen
• suitable for a couple - 2 quiet children under 8 are welcome
• baby bed is available for a couple traveling with a baby or small child under 2

We promote a quiet, relaxing and convenient-to-everything environment for our guests.
Well behaved dogs are accepted with a $50 cleaning deposit.
Please come, discover and enjoy your suite in a home proud of its past, yet considerate of modern amenities and conveniences.

About Etta Egeland's home:
The home was originally built by Sheriff Newt Jones in 1895. Sheriff Jones was responsible for ordering the only hanging ever performed in San Juan County. He was 28 at that time. Ask Carol about this fascinating story.

Etta Egeland moved in during the 1960's. She was born in a log cabin, raised on San Juan Island and the founder of the San Juan County Historic Society.
She had a strong commitment to preserving the history of the San Juan Island and I have tried to stay true to her vision during the restoration. Ask me to share some delightful stories from Etta's family.

The 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 staircase banister, moldings, original fir flooring and the exterior patterned shingles.

The Property Details:
* Ettas Place Suites - a Boutique Hotel style accommodation with 3 available suites; each with separate entrances accessed through a main hallway.
* If you have need for a larger family or couples that enjoy separate spaces you could occupy two or all three suites, I do have a discounted rate for combining units.
* Sorry, there is no large common kitchen or living room for larger groups to gather.
* Ettas 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 Ettas 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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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Babies and small, quiet children are welcome. Sleeping (children up to 3.5ft.) bags and Aerobeds are available for sleeping on the floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a smoke free facility....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small well-behaved pets (under 25 pounds) are welcome with a $45 deposit. You must clean up in the yard after your pet. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4

  • Etta's Suite - Upstairs: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    2 - twin Aerobeds and a baby crib/sleeper are available...moreless

  • Queen size bed with memory foam topper for a soft as a cloud nights sleep. Bed is located in the living/sleeping area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Upstairs Suite: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom features a shower, vanity and toilet.

Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

    Etta's Suite has some paperback novels and magazines available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV is available....moreless

  • Television:

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


  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • 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:

    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
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Available in has a dining area, a drop leaf table with two chairs. Two extra chairs are available to seat two other guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is AC available in Etta's suite for the very hot weeks in August. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    See notes on the washing machine....moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Garage:

    Space available for storing bikes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Etta's Suite rooms have independent electric wall heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free high speed WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided for the duration of your stay. To conserve water, we do not change linens daily. For weekly stays or longer, we will provide fresh linens at the end of the week.....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a small seating area with a settee and one chair in Etta's Suite. This is suitable for about 3 adults. Kitchen chairs also available for a few more people in a very cozy setting....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking:

    Parking is available in the front driveway and at the back of the house. One space per suite, if more needed, ask owner - will be based on availability....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Extra towels are provided at the beginning of the stay - not changed daily. See linens note for longer stays....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The house washer and dryer can be made available for stays a week or longer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi is available. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Available in Etta's Suite...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:

    Available in Etta's Suite...moreless

  • Oven:

    Available in Etta's Suite ...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:

    Boat rentals available down at the harbor - 4 blocks away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio space with picnic table located at the side of the building....moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available for guests outside. Shared access....moreless

  • Tennis:

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

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kings Marine and West Marine are located 2-3 blocks away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

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

Building Type

  • House


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Etta's
May 26 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.3%


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a confirmed reservation within 48 hours of the arrival date and the dates are re-booked, there will be a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. If you cancel within the 48 hours or your dates cannot be re-booked, initial deposit amount is retained. I do make every effort to re-book the reservation, in August/Sept this should not be a problem as there usually are last minute requests.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
All in town
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry Friday Harbor Dock
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Island Golf & Country Club
0.1 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 19 years. I enjoy being active in community activities and to explore the wonderful scenic areas San Juan has to explore. Being close to nature is very important to me. I am a Fellow Member of the Explorer's Club and an active member of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. My professional background is developing online learning for university courses.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
II 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 here. 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 and growing today. This historic society is responsible for documenting all the town's historic houses in the Historic Preservation Manual, a document which guided my restoration of 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 with one queen bed and a sitting area with table and 2 chairs. The bath has a large shower, sorry no bathtub. Directv is available in all suites. Wi-Fi, is available and free. The unit has a separate entrance through the main hallway. Air conditioning is usually not needed because this suite is on the North side of the house and remains cool throughout the day. If needed, I do have a fan available..

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Etta's Place Suites

    Etta's Place Suites

  • Front  office

    Front office

  • Etta's Sitting Living Area

    Etta's Sitting Living Area

  • Etta's Kitchen

    Etta's Kitchen

  • Etta's Hutch

    Etta's Hutch

  • Etta's Place Suites Parking area

    Etta's Place Suites Parking area

  • Whale watching is always fun

    Whale watching is always fun

  • The farmers market - 2 blocks away

    The farmers market - 2 blocks away

  • Maybe you will see fox babies at South Beach

    Maybe you will see fox babies at South Beach

  • Etta's Street Sign

    Etta's Street Sign

  • Stairway to Etta's Upstairs

    Stairway to Etta's Upstairs

  • Etta's Queen Bed

    Etta's Queen Bed

  • Etta's In-kitchen dining

    Etta's In-kitchen dining

  • Friend Monica's Painting of my house

    Friend Monica's Painting of my house

  • Lime Kiln Lighthouse in a winter storm

    Lime Kiln Lighthouse in a winter storm

  • The lavender field just coming into bloom

    The lavender field just coming into bloom

  • Kayak trips are wonderful outside Roche Harbor

    Kayak trips are wonderful outside Roche Harbor

  • Carol, Ali and Spencer

    Carol, Ali and Spencer

VRBO #314301

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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