Historic Home, Beautifully Restored, in Friday Harbor, Groups of up to 21!!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Acanthus Suites; 6 Suites 5 Baths & 5 Kitchenettes, 2 blks from downtown.
The EXPLORER: A spacious 2 room studio with queen bed, single portable bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, dining and sitting area, beautiful wood paneling and coffer ceiling. Ground Floor, max 3 guests.
The FARMER: A roomy 2 bedroom suite with Queen beds in each bedroom, full bath, gathering/dining area and kitchenette. Ground Floor, max 4 guests.
The LOGGER: A cozy studio with a double bed, 3/4 bath, kitchenette and sitting area. 2nd Floor, max 2 guests.
The MINER: A lovely roomy studio suite with 2 Queen beds, 3/4 bath, kitchenette, sitting area, skylights to see the night stars. 2nd Floor, max 4 guests.
The ANNEX: is also included; an additional room on the 2nd floor with a queen, a single and a youth bed, no bath. This is for additional guests only. Perfect for kids. 2nd Floor, 3 guests max. Needs access to the MINER and LOGGER bathroom.
FOR LARGER GROUPS THAT NEED AN ADDITIONAL SUITE, THE FISHERMAN IS AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST AROUND BACK WITH ITS OWN SEPARATE ENTRANCE VRBO Listing #656927.
The FISHERMAN: A cozy pet friendly one bedroom suite with a Double bed, single couch pull out bed, kitchenette, 3/4 bath and its own entrance and fenced porch. Ground Floor pet fee. max 3 guests.
Member since: 2007
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 16
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- The 4 Suites each have its own private full or 3/4 bath.
- Guest Access: All 5 Suites have a private access from the entry hall just inside the front door. Interaction with Guests: Guests are left completely on their own. We are available at any time to answer questions, there is a great selection of info about the island available in each suite. The Neighborhood: Acanthus Suites is in the old historic Argyle neighborhood. There are several restored historic homes both next door and across the street. It is a very easy walk to town. There is a bus system to the other side of the island, bikes, electric bikes, mopeds and cars to rent. Plus many of the whale watch vessels and kayak operators depart from right from the Port of Friday Harbor only 3 blocks away. Our island has so much to offer!! We have year around resident Orca whales to see, wonderful kayaking along our shores, the largest number of nesting bald Eagle in the continental USA, 2 large National parks with numerous hiking trails...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 24 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
May 2 - Oct 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $240 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.3%
Check in 4 pm
Check out 11 am
All Suites are non smoking
Please no parties and all quiet after 11 PM.
Every effort has been made to sound proof the rooms from each other.
Pets are only allowed if under 30 lbs
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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. Please inquire about each individual unit on our web site; fridayharborvr(dot)com
Friday Harbor Vacation Rentals
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Acanthus Suites is owned and operated by Mother and Son Team; Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett. Both arrived from Alaska to Friday Harbor in May of 1994 and worked together to create San Juan Excursions, offering both whale watching and sea kayak tours. Sold in 2000. Lynn started to expand into repurposing under-utilized commercial properties in downtown Friday Harbor, with a primary focus on historic restoration. Ryan traveled extensively for several years working in the snowboard and skiing industry. He returned to Friday Harbor in 2008 to assist his Mother, Lynn to co-manage the family business. They have expanded to own 4 historic homes along Argyle Ave. which are used as vacation rentals and commercial offices.
Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
This was an underutilized commercial property in a great location. It was beautifully restored and needed some creative thought as to how to best apply it's attributes to our visitor industry.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Classic craftsman style, very well preserved, lots of square footage guaranteeing spacious suites, that are both convenient to downtown Friday Harbor and all the activities available on San Juan Island. A true gem!!
Acanthus Suites 6 bedrooms and 4 baths, plus 2 more suites available if needed.
Welcome to Acanthus Suites!
lots of back yard seating
Explorer Suite queen bed
FARMER SUITE WITH A QUEEN BED
Miner Suite Kitchenette and dining table
Annex, room for 4 persons
ENJOY THE STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE FERRY
OR FLY TO THE ISLANDS IN A SEAPLANE FOR A REAL ADVENTURE
KAYAKING IS A FAVORITE ACTIVITY
OUR ISLAND OFFERS GREAT HIKES WITH SCENIC VIEWS
1931 BIRTHDAY PARTY A GATHERING OF ISLAND CHILDREN ON THE SPACIOUS FRONT PORCH
Huge back yard with plenty of parking and space for group gatherings.
Explorer Suite dining area
FARMER SUITE; FULL BATH
Farmer Suite sunny bedroom
Miner Suite, 2 queen beds
Annex sleeping room
HALF THE FUN IS GETTING HERE; RIDE THE FERRY
ARRIVE IN LOVELY FRIDAY HARBOR
PLAN TO SEE THE ORCA WHALES BY BOAT OR KAYAK
ENJOY A WONDERFUL BIKE RIDE
THE WONDER AND BEAUTY OF OUR LOVELY ISLAND
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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