Large-Downtown-Quiet!! Summer $335 Night/ April $220 nt
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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Anchorage condo description
Spacious, elegant, 2100 square foot, 3 bedroom/1.75 bathroom apartment in Triplex on a quiet residential street across from the forested park of the Chester Creek Trail.
Close & convenient by walking or driving to everything. Google our address and see. (Address is 425 W. 16th Avenue, 99501)
Downtown: five blocks away: restaurants, concerts, museums, shopping and sight-seeing.
Food Shop: New Sagaya City Market for Oriental & Family fare take out, Pastries, Espresso Bar and fresh seafood along with all your other grocery needs. (a six block walk)
New Farmer's Market opened a short walk away at 15th & Cordova.
Find King Salmon Fishing and the Alaska Railroad Depot after walking through downtown at Ship Creek. (15 blocks away)
The Chugach Foothill Trails & mountain tops are only a 20 minute drive away.
Finely furnished with large Friendship Pub table & place settings for eight and living room with glasses door to southern deck overlooking the forest. Cable TV in living room & both the master bedroom with King Bed and the second room with queen bed. The third room has the view of the yard and 2 twin beds.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bikes available to borrow at no cost.
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VRBO Bear stayed here:
Come to Alaska and be mesmerized by the beauty and magnitude of the “final frontier.” From the moment you arrive, you will be awe struck by the beautiful landscape. On the way to the property we were welcomed by three moose waiting for us along side the road. The first thing my bear buddies noticed when we entered the home was how spacious and clean it was. As we ventured out we were pleased at how convenient this vacation rental was to restaurants, grocery stores and various other activities. It is situated on a very quiet street with a heavily wooded area and wetlands all around.
Any bear traveling alone, with friends, or with his bear family would enjoy this spacious three-level property where there is plenty of room available for a corporate retreat, family reunion or a vacation getaway.
Features include: Modern kitchen, very large bedrooms for peaceful nights rest after fun-filled days of exploring any number of activities. Some of those activities may be the 5th Street Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, wildlife viewing almost anywhere you go or salmon fishing everywhere, even in the middle of the city, just to name a few. The owners ensure you are well informed to plan your vacation adventures by providing all the brochures you need.
The furnishings in this home are all excellent quality. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property for your Alaskan vacation.
The VRBO Bear
Great stay for seven adults
Great stay for seven adults
We had a wonderful stay here. Seven adults stayed comfortably with one on self inflating mattress in the living room. The owners live upstairs and were available and helpful if we needed them, very nice and friendly. They fixed the wifi so we had reception in our unit. A few things were pretty dated but that didn't hamper our enjoyment of the home. The location was convenient and attractive, facing a park.
- Guest Peggy O (Santa Rosa, CA)
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
We had an awesome time staying here! Centrally located, quiet with loads of room and amenities. Great base for seeing the sites of Anchorage and the area. Jill was an excellent host and catered to all our requests.
- Guest Al (Billings, MT)
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Great Living, Great Location!
Great Living, Great Location!
We had a great experience here! We stayed for most of March in this spacious apartment. The location couldn't be better. It's right across the street from a beautiful wooded park and trail system. It was wonderful to be able to look out the window and only see trees and go for nice walks anytime. It's also not even a mile walk from downtown Anchorage. Everything was clean and very nice with all the amenities we needed. I'd highly recommend staying here.
- Guest lida (New Stuyahok, AK)
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Great stay in Anchorage
Great stay in Anchorage
Thank you so much for the fantastic stay! The house is centrally located, easy to get to, has plenty of pots/pans/spices in the kitchen if you're cooking up some local Alaskan seafood, and the beds are comfortable with lots of room. Just a note that if you're driving in the winter, one side of the street is harder to drive up on if there's ice because of the hill so make sure you get some momentum going up! The view from the balcony was gorgeous as well, especially at night in the snow. It was such a refreshing treat walking out onto the balcony and taking in the brisk night air. (before retreating back into the toasty, centrally heated room) The host was wonderful, and very responsive during our stay when we couldn't find a hair dryer. Highly recommended - Thank you again!!
- Guest Kat (United States)
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
I am a teacher in the Bush. My husband and I live in a small village on the Nushagak River and needed a furnished apartment in Anchorage where he could work from home while we awaited the birth of our daughter. We spent 5 weeks at this location and couldn't have been happier. When we requested ethernet hook-up for my husband's job, they installed it. When we were having issues with the wireless, they promptly gave us a replacement router. Bill was absolutely wonderful in accommodating us. The apartment was fully furnished, right down to soap for the dishwasher and cleaning supplies in case we needed them. We had a heated garage for the car and plenty of space to accommodate the family we had fly in from the lower-48 to see their newest niece/grand-daughter. The location of this apartment is wonderful, connecting to C to get to midtown, and E for quick access to downtown. We were less than 10 minutes from both Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals, which was ideal for our circumstance. Beyond the location and wonderful quarters, our families got a kick out of the moose we lovingly named Myrna, that made her frequent appearance in the woods and along the road right across the street. My husband and I couldn't have found a better place to stay for our 5 week stint in Anchorage and would encourage anyone visiting the city for any reason to stay in this rental. It's roomy enough to settle in for 5 weeks, but cozy enough to curl up with a good book, a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket for the cold winter days one needs to take a break from site-seeing. Thank you, Bill, Jill and family for the private, spacious, furnished living we experienced at your vacation rental. We will be contacting you next time we're in the big city!
- Guest BGood (New Stuyahok)
- Date of stay 02/04/12
- Review Submitted 03/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for the review! That was very special to read! We hope you are doing well and will return some day for a visit! Jill
I would highly recommend this house to stay in. Nice quiet area but very close to everything. Large living and eating area. We enjoyed the deck also. I was there in July with my three sisters and two of their husbands - plenty of room for us all. Thanks!
- Guest Carol (Aurora, CO)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wonderful Trip Back Home
Wonderful Trip Back Home
We stayed at this property in mid/late June of this year. I'm originally from Alaska (although I've lived in Hawaii for the past decade), so I knew that this was a prime location. What I didnt know is just how PERFECT it would be. While I'm from Alaska, my wife and young daughter have only visited twice before; and the other three adults we were traveling with were visiting Alaska for the first time. Needless to say, there was a lot we wanted to see and do in a relatively short amount of time, and we couldnt think of a better location than this to serve as our "home base" for our stay in Anchorage - minutes from downtown; right up the road from Valley of the Moon Park; a quick jog to the coastal trail; a stone's throw from C Street, for easy access to midtown; and everything you could possibly need (including the airport, for the unfortunate time when you "need" to go back to reality) are all within quick and convenient driving distance. It's also less than a $5 cab-ride away from all the great bar-and-grill's (like Humpy's and Glacier Brewhouse) and other nightlife in downtown Anchorage, which also came in very handy! Aside from the location, the house itself was more than we couldve expected - it was completely furnished with everything you could possibly need for your stay; all the amenities you could want; it was very welcoming and comfortable (it feels like you're at home); there's a convenient elevator; there's a large gas grill in the front of the house for grilling up some reindeer sausages; and the patio provided many evenings of catching up with old and new friends alike over an Alaskan Amber, reveling at the midnight sun, quite literally, as it was still sunny! There was a playroom in the house, which was perfect for my daughter. There's more than enough space for a group to move around without feeling overcrowded at all. On our last night there, we hosted a little dinner at the house with some friends that I knew when I used to live in Alaska (which I probably should've asked the owner first if it was okay to host a dinner like that; they are AMAZINGLY nice and welcoming, by the way; but the courteous thing to do would've been to ask, so apologies to the owner, and I'm certainly not endorsing that this is a place to host events); and even with a dozen people there cooking and eating it didnt feel crowded at all. In all, that week provided some of my greatest memories EVER of Alaska, and I cant think of a better place to have spent it at!!!
- Guest berto (kapolei, hawaii, usa)
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review! It was wonderfully descriptive!!! No need to appologize for having friends over--that is the point of taking a vacation! Besides--we certainly never heard a thing & would never have known or worried! Every single person who has used the VRBO.com web-site has always left the place spotless. Thank you again for the review! Glad you had a great time. Jill & Bill
Cozy and convenient
Cozy and convenient
Stayed here with a group of 6 friends/colleagues in March. The house was spacious, cozy, and walking distance to downtown, ice skating, and x-country ski trails. Was the perfect place to go home to after long days of outdoor adventures. I highly recommend this rental and I'll hope to stay here again if I ever visit Anchorage again. Many thanks to the owners for such great accommodations.
- Guest Lucky Charms and the gang (Hanover, NH)
- Date of stay 03/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/11/11
Great Place for Family/Group Stay in Anchorage
Great Place for Family/Group Stay in Anchorage
Our family stayed here for a week before our alaskan cruise. We used the house as our base to explore many areas nearby - glaciers, flat-top mountain, the zoo, Denali etc. We had a group of 6 and it was very comfortable - so much better than a hotel. We felt so at home here. The owners were soooo friendly and helpful with everything we needed - they were right on site. They even went out to buy us some items! It was clean and well maintained. We were able to make our own meals - the kitchen was well equipped - and even grill on the deck and had plenty of room to entertain other friends who were traveling with us. We were even able to do our laundry here. The house was easy to find and close to many things. The kids took a bike ride to the nearby park and were surprised by a moose right next to the sidewalk! This was our first experience with VRBO and we did not know what to expect but it was great! We would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Terry E. (San Diego, California)
- Date of stay 07/27/07
- Review Submitted 09/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a great time--and got to see the moose & use the bikes! I think the trees, bike trail, and the moose are the best thing about this area! Glad you got to experience them! Jill & Bill
Winter 2012-13 (Oct-April): $220 a night; $1425 wkly; $2900 monthly. Summer 2013 (May-Sept): $335 a night/ bed tax/ .02% Credit card fee 12% Anchorage bed tax--applied to any stay less than 30 days. 1 night only 75$ extra linen charge is applied. No other charges.
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- Nearest Airport: Ted Stevens Inter Airport (also Merrill & Hood) at 4 Miles
- Nearest Train: Downtown Train Depot at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Seward Highway and Glenn Highway at 0.15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Coastal Bike Trail to Turnagain Arm at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Downtown at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Hilltop Resort @ 7017 Abbott, (Alyeska & Arctic V) at 9.4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Moose Run Golf Course @ Arctic Valley at 7.4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Downtown, mid-town, or Spenard at 0.4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Jill has lived in Anchorage for 48 years. She was born in Fairbanks. Bill has lived in Anchorage for 35 years. He was born in Detroit. We have raised/ or are raising 5 children here. We are familiar with Anchorage, and fun things to do while you are here.
Why the Owner Chose Anchorage:
This property is in a great LOCATION! We have lived in other mid-town areas of Anchorage. We like being close to everything--yet we had always picked our homes based on Southern Exposure and bike trails/greenbelts/ creeks in our back 'yard' area. This location has it ALL!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is a huge unit. It is across from a quiet forested area with moose and birds. 1/2 block down a path are the the creek, bike trails, bridges, community gardents, playground, and baseball fields. We are on the same street (2 blocks) from the Major Anchorage Sports Arena --The Sullivan, and 5 blocks from the major events, theatres, and restaurants that are downtown.
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Dining Room w/door to Master bedroom
Dining and Living room area
Alcove w/ desk & printer (in drawer).
Master bedroom w/ King bed. Private door to deck. Private full bath.
Third Bedroom with twin beds and view of rope swing in spacious yard.
The top of Alyeska Mt. Ski Resort in Girdwood. 40 min South of Anch.
Sledding @ Arctic Valley--Great place for berry picking. 10 min north of Anch.
Exit Glacier in Seward
Front of building. Deck above the garage.
View of yard from deck.
More view of yard w/ "Playhouse" -brwn bldng.
Stop by and say Hi! Our youngest two and their cousin / deck across from forest
Alaska Forest a few blocks from Downtown Anchorage!
King bed in Master bedroom w/ door to deck
Flowers on top deck.
Hooligan dipnetting along Seward Highway @ 20 Mile Creek.
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