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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The Starfish Suite is a short stroll into town, the ferry and Jackson's Beach

The winding bluestone stairs take you to our charming 1,500 sq. ft. oceanfront apartment with a 70 foot deck. The light and airy living room has floor to ceiling windows, offering views from Old Argyle Town to Griffin Bay to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Tucked away on 220 feet of oceanfront, Starfish Suite is an easy one mile walk to historic Friday Harbor and Jackson's Beach. Our wooded, Private road is a welcomed buffer from ferry traffic, tourists, and unwanted visitors. We vacate the property when guests arrive.

Rate for high`season is $350.00 per night with a 7 night minimum stay from May through September. The rate for low season is $300.00 per night with a 3 night minimum stay from October through April.


The sunken living room captures the grandeur of the ocean with floor to ceiling windows, giving you a postcard view of the old Cannery, Dinner Island, and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Two love seats open up to twin beds, the french wood-stove is set for the evening fire, there are books, games, and a 46"Smart TV with Dish 200, Netflix, Amazon,

HBO, and WiFi.


Romantic and serene, the private master bedroom has an en suite bath, large walk-in closet, and opens up to the spacious oceanfront deck, a perfect spot for solitude and morning coffee.

Both bedrooms have luxury bed linens, hypo-allergenic pillows and offer spectacular views of Griffin Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Drift off to sleep with the lapping of waves and a blanket of stars overhead, wake up to a brilliant sunrise and the call of birdsong.


Overlooking Jackson Beach and Griffin Bay, the kitchen is complete with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. We provide gourmet coffee, teas, sparkling water and spices.

The dining area seats six.


Just steps to the ocean, the 70 foot Azek deck is perfect for relaxation with chaise lounges, bistro and patio tables, a Weber BBQ, and a double hammock. It is a favorite spot for our guests.


Both bathrooms are tiled and have teak floor mats, thick towels, natural soaps and body lotions, and a hair dryer in each bathroom.


There is a large washer and dryer, extra linens and towels, an ironing board, iron and a steamer.


Making pizza in the Italian wood-fired pizza oven is a very unique cooking experience, one that only experienced chefs may use with our permission. The oven can reach 800 degrees. And, it is an art! And lots of fun!

The outdoor kitchen has a table setting for six, lighting, granite counter tops, a stainless steel sink, refrigerator and a Fire Magic BBQ.


Our gardens include a meditation garden with crystals and a wildflower gardens leading to the ocean.


We are home to the great blue herons, shore birds and song birds, eagles, raccoon, fox, deer, and river otter. Wake up in the morning to the honking of geese, the eagle's shrill call, or the beautiful song of the loons. A nature lover's paradise, Starfish Suite offers a "bird's eye" view of living life on the tip of the ocean in the San Juan Islands.


Away From It All






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NEW FOR ISLAND TRAVELERS: There is now a reservation system in place that gets you to and from the San Juan Islands and Victoria. You must plan ahead. We would suggest you make your reservations as soon as you decide when you will be traveling. Google Washington State Ferries/Reservations. Allow 90 minutes prior to departure.

More Details

MaryAnn Anderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About MaryAnn Anderson

Building our family home overlooking Griffin Bay 30 years ago has been one of our most rewarding and exciting life adventures. At that time, San Juan County had no set back limits on where to build, so we sited our home on the edge of the ocean. Today, it would be impossible to build that close to the water due to set-back regulations. We love living on the island, raising our family in a safe and tranquil environment, and enjoying the quiet beauty that surrounds us. We have been active in community services and volunteer work on the island. David is a retired naval officer, engineer, and real-estate broker and I am a retired United Airlines International flight attendant and teacher. We are originally from Lake Oswego, Oregon.

MaryAnn Anderson purchased this apartment in 1988

Why MaryAnn Anderson chose San Juan Island

Starfish Suite is well located for walks into town and Jackson's Beach. There is always something to do in town, whether your pleasure is fine dining, boutique shopping, visiting our new state of the art Art Institute on Spring Street, going to the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, cruising on the Victorian Clipper to Canada, attending our

San Juan Community Theatre, taking a whale~watching cruise, or just mingling with the 'locals' (who sometimes stop in the middle of the sidewalk to play their fiddles!).

Our Private Road overlooks Griffin Bay and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Many of our guests walk into the quaint town of Friday Harbor. Our private road secludes us from the hustle and bustle of tourists and ferry traffic.

What makes this apartment unique

Jackson's Beach is one mile from our home. Beach activities include swimming, beach volley ball, picnicking, sailing, kayaking, wind-surfing and paddle-boarding. We do have private parking for your car with space for a 20 foot boat, which can be launched from nearby Jackson's Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh, Mary Ann, we all had a fabulous time! We were so crazy and comfortable in the Starfish Suite. Thanks for all the amenities (and champagne!). We really never wanted to leave the view from the porch but managed to pull away at least once a day for an outing and berry picking!!! That was an added bonus. Beautiful place and your warm, sweet, creative energy infused the place, very good vibes! Thanks for everything.
Jul 2016
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Friday Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tile floors, bamboo bath mats, luxury towels, hair dryer
    MASTER SUITE BATH - toilet , shower , Tile floors, large walk-in closet, hair dryer,
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • GUEST BEDROOM~overlooks Griffin Bay - 1 queen , Pine Bedroom set, organic bed linens, stunning ocean views
    MASTER BEDROOM~en suite bath, luxury bed linens, romantic - 1 queen , Opens up to oceanfront deck~Beautiful Sunrises
  • The Master Bedroom has two private entries, one from inside the apartment and one that opens up to the waterfront deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Thanksgiving at Friday Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely ocean front property over Thanksgiving week. I had to think a few days about what I was going to say about it, if at all. It's like finding that perfect fishing hole that you don't want anyone else to find because they'll flock there and you'll loose your spot. This property is beautiful inside and out. The suite/house is laid out perfectly with ocean views from every room and is just so comfortable. The home is nicely decorated and the bedrooms have beautiful comfy bed coverings. The deck facing the ocean is huge, you could sit out there for hours and never tire of the view. The Kitchen has everything you will need to cook in. My husbands a Chef and he had zero complaints; well, one; its an electric stove not gas. He got over it. There's also a full size laundry room so you don't have to bring a ton of luggage if you're going to stay awhile. What we found super nice was that the owner took the time to decorate the home with Thanksgiving accents which gave us that at home feeling. Owners, Mary Ann and David were easy to work with and they make sure your deposit is refunded immediately. Everything was perfect plus this home is very conveniently located to the town area of Friday Harbor. You'll enjoy your stay here. We look forward to a return trip, hopefully next summer, if it's not all booked up!

Julieanne and Bill Gilchrist

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Granite Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Starfish Suite was the perfect place for our girls getaway and mini high school reunion. We never bored of chatting on the deck and watching the amazing scenery, but managed to tear ourselves away to take in most of the sights of the island. Mary Ann was a delight to work with, she repsonded promptly when I had any questions and she welcomed us with champagne chilling in the fridge, as well as brochures for I bet every island activity. Every room in the house was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. We were thrilled to be within walking distance of Friday Harbor AND to be right on the water. Three of us had never been to the San Juans and they loved it. Have I mentioned that the views from every room in the house were absolutely breathtaking!! We would all return in a heartbeat and highly recommend this lovely vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Suite was just perfect for the week my husband, teenage daughter and I spent in the San Juan Islands. Close enough to walk to Friday Harbor, we could easily split up if some wanted to explore and others wanted to stay home. The suite is very spacious and comfortable, so there were several mornings that we found it hard to leave. What a delight to wake up to a view of the sea! We spent most of our time exploring San Juan Island itself, but did ferry over to Orcas one day with our car. It is super easy to ferry between the islands. We recommend the lavender farm and walking/hiking in American and British Camp. Mary Ann was super helpful and the property is immaculate.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starfish Suite, Superb!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was absolutely perfect in the San Juan Islands, but what really made it was the location and positive energy of this fabulous VRBO, Starfish suite! It provided everything we needed to kick back and enjoy being with family, going on adventures, soaking in magnificent views and dining together under the stars. The location was ideal, just one easy mile walk into the quaint town of Friday Harbor; bustling with people, boats, boutiques and fine dining. After we would return from our daily excursions, we would leisurely walk the mile home talking and eating the thumb sized blackberries that lined the quiet lane up to Starfish Suite. Mary Ann and David Anderson, our host, were so thoughtful and welcoming. Mary Ann sent up maps and ferry schedules, along with beautiful photos of what we could look forward to on our journey. She welcomed us with a bottle of chilled champagne to toast the beginning of our grand vacation. The accommodations were so lovely and creative. There were small scenes of nature, the area, local art and crafts sprinkled like fairy dust through the Starfish Suite. The deck were so comfortable for gathering (and napping) and the beds had high quality linens. Everything was clean and well stocked. Mary Ann even took the time and trouble to mail us back a memento we had forgotten to pack! This was my third rental with VRBO, all have been great, but Starfish Suite and Mary Ann surpassed all the other experiences. This really was the perfect place and we brought back cherished memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the start of my search to the very end, our stay at Starfish Suite was perfect. Being first time "islanders", we did not know what to expect. Communication with Mary Ann was very easy and she even anticipated answers to questions I forgot to ask! The location was perfect for the two couples that stayed there. Often we walked the mile to town and left the car behind. When we did leave for a tour during the day, it was with pleasure and peace that we climbed the hill to "our place" on the water. The accommodations are so very pleasant with such attention to detail. The beds were very comfortable and we slept with a light curtain covering the window so that we would awake to the beautiful view of the sun rising on the water. In the evening, deck sitting was often the mode as we watched the eagles dining nearby and listened to the many other birds and their songs and then the beautiful sunsets. Most nights we cooked at home and found the kitchen well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, and a good array of spices. It was a pleasure to cook in a kitchen with a view! Our week in the San Juan Islands was one of the best we have spent. We were able to explore all of San Juan Islands as well as Orca Island. A successful whale watch rounded out the tour with a captivating look at these magnificent creatures. We hope to return someday and would definitely return to Starfish Suites.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Starfish Suite

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent week at the Starfish Suite. We found it to be clean, spacious, quiet, well stocked, conveniently located, and charmingly decorated. The view from every room was beyond awesome. We indeed watched eagles soar past every day and herons perch on the rocks below us. We even witnessed from our deck (although evidently a rare event) a large group of orcas. The owner is deservedly proud of her lovely home and makes an extra effort to assure the comfort of her guests. I give this property my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Friday Harbor Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Juan Golf And Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rocky Bay Cafe ( breakfast)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jackson's Beach
Car: recommended

Our vacation rental is minutes away from all activities checked above. For a list of activities throughout the year, visit


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.01%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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