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Vacation in a Unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with Water View

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:0.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Lofts; Dashel Suite, has 2 bdrm, full kitchen, with waterview & balcony.

Lovely Loft Dashel Suite has extensive decorative faux painting and a unique floor plan with creative use of space. There is 2 bedrooms, 2 unique baths, one with a toilet and vanity, the other with a shower, vanity and washer/dryer. There is a full kitchen. One bedroom has a Queen, the other has a Double, plus there is a single Convertible bed in the Living Room. It has a balcony overlooking the Farmers Market, a distant water view and our historic seaport. The Dashel suite is very convenient to all the activities Friday Harbor and San Juan Island has to offer. Easy walk to many restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums, whale watch and kayak operators, bike, moped and car rentals, plus an easy stroll to the Port of Friday Harbor.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    opens to living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    double bed...moreless

  • living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Couch in the living room converts (twin size) for sleeping...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    this bath has a shower, no toilet but does feature a W/D...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    This bathroom has toilet and a lovely vanity...moreless

  • Please read this description: the bathrooms are actually unique, each 1/2 bath has a vanity and sink, one has a shower and a W/D the other a toilet So be advised between the two 1/2 baths, there is one shower and one toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a very lovely, spacious unit with great views, unique use of space, world class faux painting and downtown convenience....moreless


  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    2 blocks to the Ferry, Port and all the main features and attractions of Friday Harbor...moreless

  • Village:

    Friday Harbor is a small friendly town ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lovely view across historic Friday Harbor to San Juan Channel and Lopez Island...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    private off street parking area around the back of the building...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with all amenities...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    full size with freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    overlooking the water view, town and the Farmers Market...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 doors down is Susie's Mopeds and Electric Bike Rentals...moreless

  • Golf:

    just a short distance away, easy biking distance...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 22 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,000
Jun 2 - Sep 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$219 $239
Fri, Sat
$1,350 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.3%


To secure your reservation a 50% deposit is required Mastercard and Visa only.


If you cancel a confirmed reservation and the dates can be re-booked for the same time period and price, there will be a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. If the dates cannot be re-booked, we will retain the entire reservation amount. This is necessary due to our short summer season.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Golf Course
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Mt. Vernon
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 20
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jacksons Beach

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.


Owner info

Friday Harbor Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2010

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 the Explorers Club, Director of the FH Film Festival and Founding Member 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. Future plans include expeditions to the remotest islands of the Pacific.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, Washington, United States of America:
This is the first secure 2nd floor Loft type apartments built in Friday Harbor. They were designed to creatively utilize the unused open space of the upstairs of the Ace Hardware building. The original tenant of Unit D, was a world class faux artist and this Loft was her portfolio. Plus, this unit has a wonderful balcony for viewing the water, watching the activity of downtown and the farmers market.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This wonderful vacation unit located in the heart of the Historic seaport of Friday Harbor is within easy walking distance to everything, the ferry, the port and whale watch vessels, the airport and the Whale Museum. It is also within a 2 minute walk to many restaurants and shops. Both units are fully sprinklered.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to the Lofts
Dashel Suite

    Welcome to the Lofts Dashel Suite

  • inside entry, all tile used throughout is recycled

    inside entry, all tile used throughout is recycled

  • The 2nd Bedroom, double bed

    The 2nd Bedroom, double bed

  • kitchen


  • bathroom


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • entry way

    entry way

  • views overlooking historic Friday Harbor, Shaw Island and San Juan Channel.

    views overlooking historic Friday Harbor, Shaw Island and San Juan Channel.

  • Mural on outside of building celebrating 100 years of salmon fishing.

    Mural on outside of building celebrating 100 years of salmon fishing.

  • half the fun is just getting to Friday Harbor, you can arrive by float plane

    half the fun is just getting to Friday Harbor, you can arrive by float plane

  • Enjoy the view

    Enjoy the view

  • Welcome to the Lofts

    Welcome to the Lofts

  • outside entry at 195

    outside entry at 195

  • Dining bar to entry

    Dining bar to entry

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • bathroom


  • faux painting detail

    faux painting detail

  • Balcony overlooking Friday harbor

    Balcony overlooking Friday harbor

  • balcony overlooking the water view and town

    balcony overlooking the water view and town

  • custom balcony support detail

    custom balcony support detail

  • Lovely Friday Harbor

    Lovely Friday Harbor

  • Ride the Ferry

    Ride the Ferry

  • or cruise among the islands by ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor

    or cruise among the islands by ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor

VRBO #486624

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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