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

Friday Harbor, WA, USA
  • Studio400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

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.


Carol Anderson

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 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..


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Upstairs Suite
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom features a shower, vanity and toilet.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          2-3 blocks to shops and restaurants in Friday Harbor.


            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • 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..
                    • Air Conditioning
                      There is AC available in Etta's suite for the very hot weeks in August.
                    • 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.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      There is a gym directly next door with a pool that does accept daily drop-ins.
                    • Garage
                      Space available for storing bikes.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Etta's Suite rooms have independent electric wall heaters.
                    • Internet
                      Free high speed WiFi.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      See notes on the washing machine.
                    • 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.
                    • 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.
                    • 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.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Available at the back of the house.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Extra towels are provided at the beginning of the stay - not changed daily. See linens note for longer stays.
                    • Washing Machine
                      The house washer and dryer can be made available for stays a week or longer.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free WiFi is available.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Available in Etta's Suite
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Etta's Suite - includes complete cooking utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Etta's Suite - includes set of dishes and glassware for four people.
                        • Kitchen
                          Etta's Suite has a full kitchen complete with dishes, pots, pans and utensils.
                        • Microwave
                          Available in Etta's Suite
                        • Oven
                          Available in Etta's Suite
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, tea, sweeteners.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Available in Etta's Suite
                        • Stove
                          Available in Etta's Suite
                        • Toaster
                          Available in Etta's suite.


                            • Dining
                              Available in has a dining area, a drop leaf table with two chairs. Two extra chairs are available to seat two other guests.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Etta's Suite has some paperback novels and magazines available.
                                • DVD Player
                                  If requested.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV is available.
                                • Television
                                  Modern flatscreen TV's are available in each suite.


                                    • 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.
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat rentals available down at the harbor - 4 blocks away.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio space with picnic table located at the side of the building.
                                    • Golf
                                      San Juan Golf and Country club is located about 2 miles away from Etta's Place.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak rentals available down at the harbor - 4 blocks away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Guest seating in yard front of house - great for people watching and sharing a glass of wine in the afternoon shade.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Available for guests outside. Shared access.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts are available in several locations around town.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Kings Marine and West Marine are located 2-3 blocks away.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          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.


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful place to stay in Friday Harbor

                                                                  Pamela M.

                                                                  I stayed with Carol for 2 weeks following the birth of my new granddaughter. Etta's Suite is the perfect spot in Friday Harbor. The house is very comfortable with all the amenities one could possibly want, and it is immaculately clean. Carol is a terrific hostess and was gracious, friendly, and helpful. The bed is great, linens are top-notch, and the kitchen is very well equipped. The location is excellent -- very close to town yet quiet. It really is an ideal home away from home. Thank you, Carol, so much for hosting me!

                                                                  Great place to escape

                                                                  Chris C.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Sept 1-4th.

                                                                  rick f.woodland, WA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Very charming and very clean with a great location!

                                                                  Bob BAnacortes Wash.

                                                                  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!!!

                                                                  Perfect in every way!

                                                                  LoganTacoma, WA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  A Great Play to Stay

                                                                  Glenn S.Seattle, WA

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Friday Harbor, WA, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $0 - $35
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  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.

                                                                  9 Reviews
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