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Etta's Place Suites, Etta's Suite - A Queen Studio Apartment with kitchen

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

A studio apartment with Queen bed, sleeper sofa, kitchen & private bath

Etta's Suite, a large studio is located downstairs and has the following:

• Outside entrance

• Queen bed

• Sleeper sofa - double

• Sitting area

• Eat-in kitchen

• Suitable for a couple, quiet children under 8 are welcome (childrens’ sleeping bags and Aerobeds available)

• 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. Be sure to 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. <br>

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 tell you the delightful stories her family has shared.

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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About Carol

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 18 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. 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. I went back to work at Microsoft in order to purchase and restore Etta' Egeland's Home.

Carol purchased this studio in 2006

Why Carol chose San Juan Island

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.

What makes this studio unique

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. There is a table that will fold out to sit four adults. The bath has a large shower, sorry no bathtub. Television has a maximum channel list. Wi-Fi, is available and free. The unit has a separate entrance. Air conditioning is available, although usually only needed during the month of August.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Etta's Place Suites, Etta's Suite - A Queen Studio Apartment with kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Anacortes Wash.

Very charming and very clean with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! We stayed in the upstairs room that had kitchen. 1 block from the center of town. Perfect place for exploring the island. Carol was the perfect host and provided a lot of information as to what to see and do on the island. Very quiet and cozy. Perfect for a romantic get away. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma, WA

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean. As cute as a bug's ear. Carol, the owner, is absolutely the best hostess, making you feel right at home from the minute you arrive. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Seattle, WA

A Great Play to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Etta's Place for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We rented the apartment with the kitchen which was perfectly stocked with all of the right cooking utensils. The location is perfect in that you can walk anywhere within the downtown area and are close to restaurants and shopping. The apartment was clean and charming and Carol was extremely helpful in supplying directions and information.

We would definitely stay there again when we next visit Friday Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and receptive place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Etta's Place for four nights in November, 2012.... Clean, cozy, comfortable... Felt like home. The owner was the most helpful and welcoming of any place I have stayed. Highly recommended if you want to learn about Friday Harbor, be very close to town, and feel at home...

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephen, it was so much fun to show you my island scenery.
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Seattle, WA

Hidden gem in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Etta's Place was wonderful! The upstairs unit is a perfect size for a couple with a great kitchen and dinning area. The unit was very clean and well kept and the owner, Carol, was very helpful with info and tips about the island.

We had a fantastic time in Friday Harbor w/out a car! Etta's Place is only a few blocks away from the ferry terminal and from all the main restaurants and shops so locations is great! I'd absolutely go back and stay at Etta's place again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Seattle, WA

Great Location, Beautiful Place, Wonderful Host!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, doggie and I stayed for just a weekend, but had the best time!

Carol was so warm & welcoming - even provided some great tips before we even arrived.

(she was super available by phone and email to help with all my questions beforehand too :)

Such a short walk from the ferry, we ended up walking on the ferry w/ our bikes even. About a 5 minute walk to ferry max.

We stayed in the upstairs suite (one w/kitchen) and had everything we could ever need.

The place was so cozy and beautifully decorated too! All the amenities, and then some!

Great bathroom (big shower), great bed, full kitchen tools, and BBQ downstairs & outside.

...even had an air conditioner unit for us going b/c it was actually one of the few wknds hot enough to need it!

It was an easy place to come and go from (even late at night) and Carol was typically always around if we needed anything or just asking for some restaurant tips :)

Highly recommend!!! We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for the nice comments. It wonderful to have super cool guests who appreciate the effort to restore this historic home to an inviting and delightful place to stay in Friday Harbor.
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
All in town
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Washington State Ferry Friday Harbor Dock
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
San Juan Island Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All in town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter - Etta's
Oct 1 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer - Etta's
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum 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.

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Friday Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Upstairs Suite - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom features a shower, vanity and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Etta's Suite - Upstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 - twin Aerobeds and a baby crib/sleeper are available
  • Queen size bed with memory foam topper for a soft as a cloud nights sleep. Bed is located in the living/sleeping area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Located within downtown Friday Harbor on the Historic Wagon Wheel road - Argyle Avenue.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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