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Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett

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

Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Lynn Danaher and Ryan Bennett chose San Juan Island

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Vacation in a unique Loft in Historic Downtown Friday Harbor with water view
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

The Lofts, a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Lynn was very accommodating with helping us store our luggage before we were able to check in and once again after check out while we waited for the Ferry to leave. On Saturday morning when we arrived, we were excited to see the farmers market right across the street from the Lofts. We were able to buy ingredients for dinner and then enjoyed a relaxed evening in our apartment and a glass of wine on the balcony while people watching. There was a wine and cheese bar next door and a fully stocked grocery store down the road. Great location, beautifully decorated, we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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close to town. clean. urban feel

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Tastefully furnished. Unique

. Needs more curtains to block out the light and better WiFi connection. Other than that it was perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great spot in Friday Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

Great location right in town. Really enjoyed the balcony with a partial water view - awesome place to sit with a cup of coffee in the morning. Close to ferry landing, restaurants, coffee shops, etc...excellent amenities, very clean - top notch. Loved every minute of our time on San Juan Islands - saw Orcas every day! We would definitely stay here again if we come back to the island - thanks for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5


My wife and I completely enjoyed our three nights in the Dashel Suite. We loved your funky decorating and the comfy feel of the suite. The location was very easy to find and access. We took full advantage of the balcony each morning for some coffee and breakfast. I believe the weather was on our side for sure. I can't write a review without an issue or two. We love to read peoples complaints and laugh at what some people have issues with. We ran into two issues. WIFI wasn't working but we just accepted it as a good thing and enjoyed being disconnected. This was about getting away from everything for a few days and I can think of a lot more that would cause me stress. Thank you for the disconnection time! The second issue we ran into was no coffee filters! We did not panic, boy scouted it with some paper towels, and picked up some filters one block over that day. Phew! Catastrophe avoided. I have nothing but good things to say about the suite and your assistance thru the whole process. Solid info and directions and great communication when required. We have already shared with many of our friends. Thanks again.


Todd Taylor

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, easy access. Very nice accommodations.

The wifi was not working, which was a real inconvenience.

Loved the balcony, and sitting area! (Some comfortable seating, would make this a 5 star property).

Appreciated the washer/dryer, and the unique setup of the bathrooms.

Overall a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous loft in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for relaxing trip to San Juan island.

Downtown location means everything is within walking distance and the unit itself has all you need to kick back and relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Washington State Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Juan Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 2016 - Sep 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 22 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%

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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Friday Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , this bath has a shower, no toilet but does feature a W/D
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This bathroom has toilet and a lovely vanity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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