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Downtown Friday Harbor, Historic Home; 2 full bedrooms each with a queen bed.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Friday Harbor Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

This lovely suite, has 2 bedrooms, full bath, seating/dining area & kitchenette.

ACANTHUS SUITES; is one of Friday Harbor's first important historic homes, built in 1913, it was built as a wedding gift for a wealthy merchants daughter. It has been beautifully restored. Located in Downtown Historic Friday Harbor; only 3 blocks from the Ferry dock and Port of Friday Harbor. We offer studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites, all have a private bath, are fully furnished with comfy furniture, new small appliances & most have an electric fireplace.

We have a total of 5 lovely Suites in the house to choose from, each with a 2 night min, during the summer (June 1- Nov. 10)

The FARMER: Is a roomy 2 bedroom suite with a Queen bed in each bedroom, full bath, gathering area and kitchenette. Ground Floor, max 4 guests.

(This Suite is across the hall, the Explorer, can be combined for larger groups)

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.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016

About Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett

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.

Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett chose San Juan Island

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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!!


4.2/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Downtown Friday Harbor, Historic Home; 2 full bedrooms each with a queen bed.
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
Bellingham, WA USA

Great little crash pad!

  • 5 of 5

The farmer suite was the perfect little place to crash for the night while enjoying the island during the day. It was quiet and clean with great architectural details and a perfect central location. We would not hesitate to book it next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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marysville, wa

Great location

  • 4 of 5

I loved how you could walk everywhere. The house was fun and comfortable. The beds were nice. The TV didn't work, but didn't want to watch much, and the tub drain was tricky. It was quiet there and we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Friday Harbor Acanthus/Farmer Suite

  • 3 of 5

The Farmer suite was a nice stay. We have had the pleasure of many VRBO's that have been very well appointed, so this one was a bit on the average side. One mirror only in the entire house, in the bathroom, made it difficult for 4 people to get ready at the same time. The other very weird thing is that there were only 2 windows in the entire place that opened. If you want a nice breeze when sleeping, either from a ceiling fan (there are none) or from an open window, this is not the place. The location is good, close to DT, and the beds nice, and the suite clean. We had to call the owners when arriving, and she was responsive and friendly. All in all, an OK stay, but not high on the list.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate guest comments so we can improve our accommodations. I was unaware that all the old windows (in the historical home) did not open properly. We immediately addressed this and found they do open but are a bit sticky due to their 100 yr+ age....We do have fans in each bedroom, but not ceiling fans. I always hope our guests appreciate the character of our home and that we have made every effort to retain the authenticity of its historical nature.
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Outstanding historical home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Farmer Suite from the moment we entered!!!! The location is outstanding!!! We walked to everything!! The beds were extremely comfortable and the windows look at a beautiful view!!! We enjoyed the backyard while watching the Meteor shower!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmer suite Acanthus Rentals Friday Harbor

  • 4 of 5

The farmer suite adequately suited the four of us for a three night stay. The amenities were as stated and the apartment was very clean. Location was great for walking down into town and the hosts were very responsive when we called on our second to last day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Friday Harbor is a small town and historic seaport with a fascinating history. There are many shops for great shopping, plus several very good cafes and restaurants to choose from. A walk around town is a pleasure, everyone is friendly and helpful. Visit the Whale Museum and the Historical Museum, plus take the walking tour of the town, we take great pride in our continuing preservation efforts of many of the original buildings. 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.


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 21 2016 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Friday Harbor Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sunny morning room
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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