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Etta's Suite, An Enchanting Downtown Hideaway - Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A private studio apartment - queen bed, en-suite & eat-in kitchen.

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

• Hallway entrance

• Queen bed

• En-suite bath

• Sitting area

• Eat-in kitchen

• Directv/Free WiFi

• Suitable for a couple - 2 small well-behaved children are welcome

• Baby bed is available for a couple traveling with a baby or small child under 1

We promote a quiet, relaxing and convenient-to-everything environment for our guests.

Well behaved dogs are accepted with a one time $45 pet fee.

Please do come to discover our charming suites 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 vacation rental accommodations 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.

* 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 (1-2 blocks) walking distance of Etta's Place.

* Several modes of transportation are easily available to get around on our 10 mile wide by 22-mile long island.

More Details


Friday Harbor Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


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Etta's Suite, An Enchanting Downtown Hideaway - Dog Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great place to escape

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely weekend on the Island visiting friends. We had our 3 month old son and dog with us and we will definitely be back. Perfect location and size.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Etta's Place. Enjoyed seeing your 3mo. old son and your dog was so well behaved. Thanks for leaving the suite so tidy. Carol
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woodland, WA

Sept 1-4th.

  • 5 of 5

Etta's Place is a very well kept vrbo, well within walking distance to the town of Friday Harbor. Rooms are spacious and clean, accommodation's were beyond what I'd expect. I am a very picky person, and we will be visiting Etta's Place again.

Carol is a wonderful person, and works with whatever is best for her visitors.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: November 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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Carol Anderson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Carol Anderson

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.

Carol Anderson purchased this studio in 2006

Why Carol Anderson chose Friday Harbor

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.

What makes this studio unique

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..


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a confirmed reservation within 6 weeks of your arrival and the dates can be re-booked for the same time period and price, there will be a full refund of deposit less a $100 booking fee. If the dates cannot be re-booked, we will retain the entire reservation amount, as taking the property off the market may keep it from being rented during our short season. I will make every effort to re-book the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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