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"Runs the hotel. Treats Daisy as if she were her own granddaughter."
―In Game Description

Ethel (サニア Sania) is a character in Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar.

Ethel and her husband Stuart own and run the Zephyr hotel together. She is usually found behind the counter, or in her room early in the morning. Their maid Daisy is like a granddaughter to the elderly couple.

If the player plans on marrying Daisy, both Ethel and Stuart will both need to be befriended to 4 hearts. Amir's purple heart event also requires both Ethel and Stuart to be at 10,000FP (1 heart).

Ethel and Stuart have an adult son who has moved away from Zephyr Town. He doesn't come back to visit often which often makes both Ethel and Stuart sad, although having Daisy around helps lift their spirits. The couple has lived in Zephyr Town their whole lives, and Ethel is close friends with Joan.

Stuart and Ethel will also give you the Blue Feather required for marriage for free! The couple will stop by your house after you get a marriage candidate to an orange heart and you are in your second year or later.


Everyday (Sunny, Cloudy, Snowy)
6am - 4pm Hotel
4pm - 6pm Outside Front Hotel
6pm - 12am Hotel
All Week (Rainy)
6am - 12am Hotel
Bazaar Day (All Seasons)
6am - 12am Hotel


Gift Preferences
Special Fruit Shiratama
Loved Rice Candy, Toasted Rice Candy, Muscat Tea (Can), Fruit Teas (Cans), Fruit Teas, Fruit Sandwich, Strawberry Pie, Cherry Pie, Bamboo Dumpling, Sweet Dumplings, Pineapple Pie, Blueberry Pie
Liked Canned Teas (others not listed above), Tea (others not listed above), Fruit (All), Flowers (All), Muscat, Pickled Vegetables (All), Good Wool, Cauliflower Pickles, Chestnut, Walnut, Ball of Wool, Tea Perfume, Ball of Good Wool, Ball of Great Wool, Great Wool, Mixed Pickles, Wool, Emma Field Cricket, Cornered Cricket, Soft-Boiled Egg, Jelly Bread, Bread Crumbs, Dashi Egg, Egg Custard, Miso Eggplant, Seaweed Stew, Fried Egg, Baked Yam, Roasted Eggplant, Boiled Egg, Inari Sushi, Udon Noodles, Rice Porridge, Sushi, Rice Ball, Mushroom Rice, Milk Rice Porridge, Fish Stew, Cold Soba Noodles, Shimeji Rice, Mixed Rice, Sushi Bowl, Herb Rice Porridge, Chop Suey, Fried Rice Ball, Grilled Fish, Vegetable Stir Fry, Ant Hill Cricket, Cornered Cricket, Emma Field Cricket
Neutral Items not listed.
Disliked Lumber, Material Stone, Branch, Rock, Snowball, Weed, Chestnut, Empty Can, Fish Bone, Fish Fossil, Legendary Treasure, Letter in a Bottle, Long Boots, Horse Treat, Animal Medicine, Chicken Feed, Fodder, Gems (All), Ores (All), Coins (All), Cauliflower Saute, Cheese Fondue, Chinese Dumpling, Doria, Farmer's Breakfast, Fish and Chips, Focaccia, French Toast, Galette, Gratin, Hash Browns, Herb Spaghetti, Macaroni and Cheese, Milk Stew, Oil Fondue, Okonomiyaki, Omelet, Omelet Rice, Paella, Penne Pasta, Pink Fondue, Pizza, Popcorn, Pot Sticker, Potato Pancakes, Quiche, Raclette, Risotto, Scone, Spaghetti Soup, Spring Roll, Steamed Dumpling, Stew, Tempura, Tomato Fondue
Hated Tofu (All, except Yuba Tofu), Curry (All), Cheese Croquette, Cheese Dumpling, Cream Croquette, Croquette, Failed Dish, French Fries, Okara, Roast P. Mushrooms
Yuba Tofu

Events [4]

Amir the Super Helper

Requirements: Amir is not married (but is at 40,000FP/5 hearts), Daisy is not married.

Random schmidt helper

Walk into the hotel between 10am and 12pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. This event cannot be triggered in Fall and it cannot be raining.

You see Amir trying to leave the hotel as he is stopped by Stuart. Stuarts asks Amir to help him get an item off of a high shelf and Amir agrees to help him. Afterwards, Amir is once again stopped, this time by Ethel. She asks Amir to help her carry in her heavy groceries, and again, Amir helps her with the task. 

Amir is stopped a third time, this time by Daisy. She's having a problem with money from the cash registers not adding up. Daisy talks him into looking into the problem for her. 

With all of these problems now fixed, Amir wonders how he got roped into helping with all of these problems.. especially because he's supposed to be a customer! 

A Way With Women

On a sunny Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday go to the cafe in between 10am and noon. Angelo must be at 40,000FP (5 hearts) or more.


A very hungry Angelo has just walked into the cafe. Joan goes to prepare him a dish of omelet rice. Claire comes into the cafe while Angelo is waiting and decides that she will get the same thing that he ordered.

Shortly after Claire's arrival, Nellie arrives. She too decides that she will have whatever Angelo is having! Ethel sees the gathering of women at the cafe and decides to join in. She's naturally curious as to why Angelo is surrounded by so many women and starts to pry into his love life.

The women all eventually leave the cafe. Marian thanks Angelo for staying and putting up with all of the women's gossiping.

Stuart's Sadness

This event takes place at the hotel in between 1pm and 4pm on a Saturday or Sunday. Stuart, Daisy and Ethel all need to be at 30,000FP (4 hearts) or more. Additionally, Daisy cannot be married.

Random wants a son

As you walk into the hotel, you see Stuart who is deep in thought. He excuses himself to go and get something to eat, leaving you at the front desk by yourself. Ethel walks out of the back room after Stuart leaves. She explains that Stuart gets like this often, especially when he thinks about their adult son who doesn't visit them very often. Both Ethel and Stuart miss their son very much, but with Daisy around the hotel, they do feel a little bit happier.

As Stuart comes back into the room, Daisy comes in from outside. She excitedly shows Stuart a tasty dessert that Angelo gave her. She wanted to show Stuart since its one of his favorite foods. This seems to cheer Stuart up.

Grown Children

Random merine granchild

Walk into the cafe in between 10am and noon on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during sunny weather. Joan must be at 40,000FP (5 hearts) or more.

Ethel walks into the cafe to find Joan and Marian inside. Marian was just going outside to sweep and excuses herself, leaving the two older women to talk. Ethel compliments Joan on how beautiful her granddaughter has become. Joan seems to be proud of Marian and comments that it is a nice feeling to have her living in Zephyr Town.

This saddens Ethel slightly who misses her own son. She wishes he would move back to Zephyr Town as well. Ethel decides to leave as Marian comes back in.


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