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Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view

Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
The Lofts; Dashel Suite, has 2 bdrm, full kitchen, with waterview & balcony.

Lovely Loft Units with extensive decorative faux painting, each has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen, unique floor plan, creative use of space. The one with a Queen, a Double and a single Convertible bed in the Living Room, has a balcony overlooking the Farmers Market, a small water view and Town. This 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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 another expedition to Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Raivavae and a documentary film project

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3 Reviews

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Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Castle rock Colorado

Friday Harbor rental

  • 4 of 5
We had a great stay and found the location to be very convenient. We very much liked the small deck area and enjoyed a cocktail every night after exploring the island. The only negative for us was the arrangement of the furniture and the lack of lighting in the main room.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so happy to have gotten the review as it highlights the great aspects of our unit and offers great advice as to how to make it better. We have installed more lighting in the living room and have arranged the furniture to be more user friendly. Thanks, I am always open to suggestions and appreciate all input !!
Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Seattle, WA USA

San Juan Get-A-Away

  • 5 of 5
The lofts is a great "get-a-way" spot. It is an easy walk up from the ferry and close to town and the best restaurants. The apartment is spacious and nicely equipped. The outside balcony is a plus and a great spot for a glass of wine while watching activities below and the ferries coming and going. No need for a car; just about 50 yards away you can rent electric bikes or mopeds from Susy's mopeds. If going further afield just call Vintage Cab for a fun ride in a very well maintained 1950 Mercury.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view
Friday Harbor San Juan Island

Great Stay in Friday Harbor at The Lofts

  • 5 of 5
The Lofts is a wonderfully appointed apartment centrally located in Friday Harbor. It is an easy walk to the ferry and to lots of shops, the museum, and many well reviewed restaurants (The Backdoor Kitchen, Coho, Market Deli etc...). The Lofts is immaculately decorated with special artist touches in every room. The balcony is a great place to have a meal and watch the happenings of Friday Harbor. The Lofts is directly across the street from the Saturday Farmers Market and next to a wine and cheese shop where you can purchase the best fresh produce and artisan cheeses around. The owner is very helpful with answering our questions and providing very helpful information about parking, keys, etc. My husband and I hope to return to San Juan Island and stay at the Lofts again!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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


From $199 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 10 2014 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 29 2015 - Nov 9 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $50.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 10.2%

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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, each bathroom has a lovely vanity
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, the baths are unique, this bath also has a stack w/d
  • the bathrooms are actually unique, each one has a vanity sink, one has a shower and a W/D and the other a toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, opens to living room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, double bed
  • living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Couch in the living room converts (twin size) for sleeping


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


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

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