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Historic Home, Beautifully Restored, in Friday Harbor, groups of up to 21!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 260 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Acanthus Suites; 6 Suites 5 Baths & 5 Kitchenettes, 2 blks from downtown.

ACANTHUS SUITES; is one of Friday Harbor's first important historic homes, built in 1913, as a wedding gift for a well to do merchants daughter and her new husband. It has been beautifully restored. Located in Downtown Historic Friday Harbor; only 3 blocks from the Ferry dock and Port of Friday Harbor. This is an excellent choice for special events, small gatherings and family reunions. When you rent this entire home, you have 5 suites, 4 baths and 4 kitchenettes, which consist of a very large 2 room studio/gathering space (the original wood paneled parlor and dining room), a 2 bedroom suite on the ground floor, plus 2 studio suites on the 2nd floor along with an additional sleeping room suite. 4 suites have a private bath, all are fully furnished with comfy furniture, new small appliances and most have an electric fireplace. There is a large covered front porch with a picnic table and extra seating, plenty of off street parking, large back yard with a koi pond and huge curly willow tree with another 2 picnic tables, propane B B Q and lawn furniture in the cool shade.

Our home has a 2 night min, year around The suites included in the entire home rate are:

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.


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.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Friday Harbor, Washington

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Explorer - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Farmer - toilet , combination tub/shower , full bath with vanity
    Miner - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Logger - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
  • The 4 Suites each have its own private full or 3/4 bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • FARMER ground floor - 2 queen , This is a 2 bedroom suite; 4 guests max
    EXPLORER ground floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This a spacious 2 room suite, 3 guests max.
    MINER 2nd floor - 2 queen , A spacious suite w/ skylights, kitchen & bath 4 guests max
    LOGGER 2nd floor - 1 double , A cozy studio suite w/ kitchenette & 3/4 bath, 2 guests max
    ANNEX 2nd floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In combo w Miner or Logger only; 3 guests max
  • Each bedroom is actually a separate suite. 4 have kitchenettes and full to 3/4 baths, the Annex is an additional sleeping room so needs to share a bath with either the Miner or Logger. They are perfect to be combined for large groups.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • botanical garden
  • 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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
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


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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Friday Harbor, Washington

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 24 2016 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 2 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$326.75 + 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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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