Located in the San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of Washington State, Friday Harbor is the major commercial center of the archipelago of islands. The town sits on the main San Juan Island and is well known for its whale and kayaking tours. Speaking of whales, Whale Museum is an interesting visit, as is San Juan Museum of Art and San Juan Historical Museum, outlining the history of the islands. Entertainment can be had at San Juan Community Theater, with its stage and musical events. Friday Harbor also has a number of bed and breakfasts and hotels. However, to be more independent here, check out this list of best Airbnb vacation rentals in Friday Harbor, Washington.
1. Peaceful farm cottage (from USD 125)
This lovely one-bedroom cottage is set on Yankee Creek Farm, a short drive from Friday Harbor. The home was originally built in 1897 when the farm was a dairy farm. The cottage has a sunroom, which is pleasant in the winter months and overlooks pastoral views, with many migrating birds. The living room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Wi-Fi is available. The kitchen is small, with no stove or oven, but guests can use the kitchen in the main house. There is a patio with a barbeque available. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and there is a full bathroom. Pets are welcome as well.
Peaceful Cottage on 15 acre Farm, Pprovo-14-0016Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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Amenities & Room:for all you white noise addicts: there's a fan in the closetit has a nice space heater in the main roomit had plenty of blankets and bedding that was easy to findcozy peaceful sparkling beautiful pastoral viewsvery nice cozy cottage and well appointed with everything needed for our stay
Cleanliness:clean and dog-friendly with lots of games and privacybarbara’s place was very clean quaint and quietclean cute and super comfythe house is clean comfortable and very well stockedso peaceful and beautiful the house was very clean and accommodating
Host:friendly and very helpful hostsbarbara was a great hostbarbara is a lovely hostgreat space and wonderful hostsbeautiful setting with great hostsRead more reviews
Location:the location of this place is perfectgreat location close to town and not too far from parksnice location not too far from center of friday harborthis place is a great location to explore the island fromthis place is a great value for such a cozy well-located spot
2. Rustic log cabin on Tigercello Farm near Friday Harbor (from USD 149)
This quaint log cabin stands in a park-like setting, a short drive from Friday Harbor and the ferry. The cabin is surrounded by fruit trees, a permaculture food forest, and kitchen gardens. Guests are welcome to harvest fresh produce and eggs during their stay. Wildlife, including eagles and great blue herons are often seen here. The cabin has an open layout with curtains offering privacy for the main bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen features a gas range, fridge, microwave, and toaster oven. A TV and free Wi-Fi are available. Sleeping arrangements include a queen-size bed and two sofa beds.
Log Cabin near Friday Harbor on Tigercello FarmFriday Harbor, Washington, United States
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Amenities & Room:nice amenities like fans board games and a great barbequethe tv and movies across from a cozy couch and coffee table were a great relaxing combo tooall good feelings the old timey cast iron claw foot bath tub was such a treatit was nice that the smaller bed had been made up and was not in its couch positionlove this cabin beds were super comfy
Cleanliness:very clean quiet and comfortableit was clean and well mantainedit was very clean and welcomingvery comfortable and cleanclean with just what you need for a few nights stay
Host:sandy was super responsive + helpfulreally cool place with great hostwould stay here again anytime great host as wellsandy provided phenomenal local tips for family friendly activities during our staysandra was a fantastic hostRead more reviews
Location:location feels remote yet super close to town parks hikespleasant location and well-equipped spacesandra’s place is super cute and located in a really convenient place for getting anywhere on the islandbeautiful property we felt very tucked away yet very close to towngreat cabin on a lovely and peaceful property close to town
3. Pet-friendly waterfront beach house (from USD 279)
This new, two-bedroom cottage is just outside Friday Harbor and offers beautiful views over the ocean and Jackson Beach. The cottage has a living area with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. In the cottage, guests will see a display of tools and arrowheads from an archaeological site nearby, dating from 2,500 to 5,000 years ago. The fully equipped kitchen has a washer and dryer and everything necessary for daily cooking. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and there is a further queen-size bed in the living area. The cottage has one bathroom.
Unique Waterfront Beach House - pets welcome!Friday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we absolutely loved the view and peaceful surroundings as well as lowered windows to enjoy coffee in bedthe amazing view is seen from both bedrooms and the living roomthe house is great with a complete kitchen and comfortable bedsthe wall bed in the living space is super convenientloved waking up to a different sunrise view from bed every morning
Cleanliness:clean and well appointed houseplace very clean and niceit was clean new and comfortablethe space was super clean comfy and quietthe house was clean and check in was super easy
Host:honest kind and he made me feel like at homenigel is a great hostgreat host as well quick response and made sure we were all set for a nice weekendthe owner has everything you need in the home nice bbq outsidethanks to our hostsRead more reviews
Location:the location is beautifulsuper close to the waterso the location was perfectamazing location by the wateramazing location - while close to town it is right against the water and feels more remote
4. New, modern condo with rooftop deck with views (from USD 205)
This modern condo offers a rooftop deck with views across Friday Harbor, the sea and the town. Shops and restaurants are close by. The living area has a modern gas fireplace and a flat-screen smart TV. Air conditioning and Wi-Fi are available throughout the condo. The kitchen features granite countertops and all necessary appliances. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with luxury linens. An additional queen-size airbed is available on request. Upstairs, guests can enjoy The Crows Nest rooftop deck with panoramic views.
Luxury suite W/ rooftop deckFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we enjoyed the harbor views from the roof deck and the bed was super comfyapartment as beautiful as the photosthe main bedroom’s bed gave me an amazing night’s sleepall appliances are new and the bed was very comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and beautifully decoratedthe apartment was so clean and cozygreat place - very clean modern stylishthe apartment is updated and very cleangreat place that very clean comfortable and stylish
Host:our hosts were amazinglisa was a wonderful host the apartment was amazingshe was very kind and open- would highly recommend her place to staylisa is a great host and responds quicklylisa is a great host and this is a gorgeous loftRead more reviews
Location:very ideal locationgreat location and convenient parkingthe location is perfect for walking around town and is close to the ferry stationgreat location very quiet at a very fair priceit's in a great location being so close shops restaurants etc
5. Comfortable two-bedroom home in downtown Friday Harbor (from USD 249)
This cozy downtown home is within walking distance of all the attractions of the town as well as the ferry. The home has a private back deck with a propane Weber barbeque for outdoor dining and relaxation. The living room has an LED smart TV with cable channels, Netflix movies, and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen comes well-equipped for preparing daily meals. Both bedrooms feature queen-size beds and the house has one bathroom.
FRIDAY HARBOR DOWNTOWN 2 BEDROOM HOUSEFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:comfortable spacious place with all the amenities you could wantthe beds were super cozyplace could be drafty but there were space heaters to help with thatbeds were really comfortable and the relatively large living room was a plusthe kitchen and unit were well equipped with all necessities including a nice selection of games
Cleanliness:clean and cozyvery clean very comfortablebath had nice fresh towels cleaning supplies etcwe found it very clean with high-quality towels and beddingdonnie's place is pretty nice and clean
Host:donny was a great hostdonny and sarah were immediately available to answer questions and are warm and friendly peoplethe owner was very helpful friendly and responsivethe hosts were responsive and very helpfulhosts are just amazing went above and beyondRead more reviews
Location:the location is amazinggreat location next to downtowngreat location you can walk to towngreat location in friday harbourthe place is perfectly located at walking distance from the city center
6. Charming waterfront cottage (from USD 150)
This cute waterfront cottage takes visitors back in time, as it was originally the caretaker’s cottage in the 1950s. It is surrounded by its own yard, steps from a small saltwater bay. A patio table, fire pit, and propane barbeque are available for outdoor dining. While old, the interior of the cottage has been renovated with a full kitchen with quartz counters and new appliances. The living area has a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Sleeping arrangements include a queen-size bed plus a sofa bed and there is one bathroom.
Sawmill Creek CottageFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cottage is so comfortablebeautiful shoreline view from the living room windowit is a cozy place with a delightful viewextra towels comfortable bed chair and couchthe cottage was super comfortable and well appointed and we truly enjoyed our stay
Cleanliness:it was clean and cozyeverything was clean and comfortablevery clean cottage as wellvery clean and cozy little cabini'm a bit picky on cleanliness and phebe's cottage was immaculately clean
Host:they are wonderful hostsvery pleasant host and very helpfulour hosts were very thoughtful and provided locally sourced coffeephebe and victor are wonderful hostsphebe and victor are gracious hostsRead more reviews
Location:the location was great secluded yet close to townthe location is great and close to townpeaceful retreat but close to towncozy spot in a great location close to townthe location was perfect very quiet too
7. Cozy guesthouse in a golf course (from USD 139)
Located on San Juan Golf Course, the guest suite is ideal for couples and solo travelers. The center of town with its restaurants, nightlife, and parks is a short drive away, while the clubhouse at the golf course has a full bar and restaurant. A well-equipped kitchen is available to guests. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and there is one bathroom. Guests are welcome to use the owner’s barbeque during their stay.
Golf Course Guesthouse, Friday Harbor, San JuanFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it was warm inviting and had all the amenities for a comfortable staythe cottage was comfortable (bed and linens were very nice) and beautifulwe appreciated the extra touches like chocolates on our bed and morning muffinscozy space comfortable bed and all the comforts of homeby far the most comfortable bed i have slept in at any rented space or hotel
Cleanliness:clean comfortable charminga clean quiet and comfortable place to staythe place was cozy clean and comfortablevery clean and had everything we wanted/neededjohn and vanessa' s place was really nice clean and cozy
Host:john was a great hostthey were also available to answer questions and give helpful advicegreat hosts kind generous and knowledgeabledelightful and welcoming hoststhe hosts were helpful and generousRead more reviews
Location:totally recommend this locationclose to downtown and easy to accesscentral to everything you want to see in a perfectly intimate cabinthe location was quiet and sereneit's a great location and a cozy space
8. Chic condo with private terrace and rooftop deck with views (from USD 227)
This modern condo has a rooftop deck with views over the sea, Friday Harbor, and the town. The living area has a modern gas fireplace and flat-screen smart TV plus a leather sofa and armchair. Free wireless internet is available throughout. The kitchen comes with granite countertops and modern appliances. The bedroom features a king-size bed with luxury linens and a flat-screen smart TV and a queen-size airbed is available on request.
Private Suite w/ Ferry-viewFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:bed is amazingly comfortable and the view is fantastic—from both the balcony and rooftopthe bed and linens are wonderful
Cleanliness:sparkling clean and cozyso so clean which i lovethe space was inviting clean and comfortablevery nice neat and cleaneverything in the rise and shine suite was clean and tidy - and had a great style
Host:lisa is an excellent host—extremely responsive and helpfulshe is very helpful with local tips and made checking in/out super smooth for our short tripsuper cozy with amazing views and lisa is a great host very quick to respond to questionslisa is a great hostRead more reviews
Location:good location near the center of everythingthe place is immaculate comfortable and very close to towngreat location walking distance from the ferry and friday harbor shops and cafesi loved the gas fireplace (warm and cozy) and being so central to towngreat place to stay in friday harbor with ample parking and very convenient location
9. Studio apartment available for monthly rental
This spacious studio suite has cathedral ceilings and many windows offering natural light and views. The living area has a flat-screen Direct TV and Bluetooth speaker and Wi-Fi is available throughout. The full kitchen is perfect for cooking daily meals. The bedroom is in a separate alcove and has a queen-size bed. A double sofa bed and a single futon are available in the living area for additional guests and one bathroom. There is an upstairs deck, which is shared with another suite and has outdoor furniture and a charcoal barbeque for each suit, separated by a privacy screen.
The Book Loft - Monthly only - $1,550Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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Amenities & Room:the wifi worked perfecteasy check-in great wifi handy stocked kitchenettebut also fun to sit on the comfortable couch or out on the terracethe bed was extremely comfortable couch slept really wellif you like to sit outside there's a balcony with a table and an umbrella
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableclean quiet and comfortablewas very clean well appointed and communication was greatit's clean and well appointedthe studio was clean and looked like the pictures
Host:kirsten was an excellent hostkirsten was wonderful - very accommodating and responsive to any questions we hadkirsten was very responsive to any questionsRead more reviews
Location:great location within walking distance to everythingthe location is perfectthe location is perfect - walking distance to everythingthis location is ideal walking distance to town and the brewerygreat location in town close to multiple restaurants and cafes
10. Quaint suite accommodation
This pretty studio is located in a private home and has a living area with a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. A fully equipped kitchen is available and coffee and cream are provided by the owners. Honey, eggs, and handcrafted items are also available for sale. The home has beautiful hand-crafted windows with a nautical feel, all designed and built by the owners. There are sleeping arrangements for two guests and one bathroom.
The BungalowFriday Harbor, Washington, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:although it was a warm day for the islands the unit stayed comfortable with air from the windowsappreciated all the hooks and shelves in the bathroomthe shower and bathroom would be a tight fit for a large person but was fine for medefinitely appreciated having a kitchencharming studio best for one or a slim couple as the bed is very comfortable but cozy
Cleanliness:cute and clean space in the quiet countrysideclean hobbity and charming small but big enough for twothe room was as described clean and accommodatinglee's place is awesome they have a full kitchen and their studio was very clean on arrivalthe space was comfortable and clean in a quiet location
Host:lovely farm and wonderful hostsfriendly and helpful hostshost are friendly and accommodatingowners were friendly and also respected our privacylee and harry were such splendid hostsRead more reviews
Location:lee's place was in a beautiful locationonly stayed one night but lee’s place is conveniently located close to town but is cute and quaintnice quiet spot to get away on the islanda fabulous place close to friday harbornice and clean space a little tricky to find at night but close to ferry for kayaking trip
Experience island life in Friday Harbor
Whether lazing on the beach, going out on the water, or exploring everything this charming town has to offer, including the shops, restaurants and bars, be a little more independent by staying in one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Friday Harbor, Washington State, USA.
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