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A Lakeside Suite: a Piece of Country in the Heart of Anchorage

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Your private entrance, from the lakeside

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Last updated: 09/24/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Anchorage bed and breakfast description

Imagine being surrounded by an acre of woods, fronted by a large fresh-water lake stocked with salmon and flocked to by geese and float planes alike. Imagine canoing in the early morning mist or hiking the nearby Coastal Trail along Cook Inlet. Imagine cross-country skiing in the brisk winter sunlight or ice skating under the Northern Lights. Realize it all at A Lakeside Bed & Breakfast.

Your private suite is reached by an outdoor entrance. Step into a large living room complete with sitting area, dining room, reading nook and solitude. A private bedroom and bath are yours, as well as a full kitchen where a self-serve hearty continental breakfast is made at your leisure. (We provide eggs, cereal, oatmeal, muffins, fruit, juice, tea, milk and coffee.)

Browse through the bookcase for your favorite book. Pop some popcorn, move the TV (with VCR/DVD) to your favorite corner and settle in for a private screening of a classic film from our library. Relax.

As cozy as it is inside, there's lots of activities available outside all year round. Paddle one of our canoes around Sand Lake, explore canals and search for loons and moose. Or go for a bike ride on the Coastal Trail and watch for breeching whales. Sit a spell on the patio and feel the peacefulness engulf you. No matter what month it is, A Lakeside B&B is always in season.

We're located on the shores of Sand Lake, eight minutes away from the Anchorage International Airport, 20 minutes from Downtown Anchorage, 45-60 minutes from Girdwood and Portage Glacier and the Chugach National Park, 60 minutes from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. We are close to bike and world-class ski trails, a grocery store, dry cleaner, 10 minutes from a large shopping mall and movies theaters, 30 seconds from Mother Nature.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        You are welcome to smoke outside the unit...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Convertible bed(s)

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      • Queen size Beds (1) Look out the window to the lake. Birch log bed and four drawer dresser., Baby Cribs (1) Upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double click-clack couch sleeper as well as a single chair sleeper...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Private kitchen with double burner cooktop, convection/microwave, sink, refrigerator, and purified water dispenser...moreless

      • Freezer:

        Available limited space upon request if you need more freezer space than refrigerator/freezer in unit...moreless

      • Oven:

        Convection/microwave combination oven; separate microwave for popcorn provided...moreless

      • Dining:

        Enjoy your private dining area with views out to the lake. Seats up to 4...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        We provide regular and decaf coffee; many tea options provided as well...moreless

      • Stove:

        Double burner cooktop with pots and frying pan in the suite...moreless

      • Microwave:

        Two! One for popcorn, one for cooking...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Full size refrigerator and freezer...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        4...moreless

      • Toaster
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Ice Maker
      • Seating for 4 people

      Amenities

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        Please advise in advance if bringing an RV/Boat/Trailer so we can ensure you have space for off-road parking....moreless

      • Heating:

        Personal heater, set your own heat to suit your needs...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Flannel sheets provided for all beds/sofa sleepers...moreless

      • Living Room seats 4:

        Wall of windows look out to the lake...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Washer available upon request....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Dryer available upon request....moreless

      • Parking:

        Dedicated off-street parking...moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Parking Off Street
      • Towels Provided
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Enjoy our paddleboat or two canoes during the summer months; fishing pole available upon request...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            We allow our guests to take advantage of our lending library with paperback books; leave one, take one, enjoy. Hardbound books to remain in the suite....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Movies for guys, gals, kids available in the unit....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Hundreds of movies to choose from...moreless

          • Television
          • VCR

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Upon request. Free local calls. ...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Boat:

            Paddleboat and life vests available...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Lawn leads down to the lake shore...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Adventure

          Location & View

          • Lakefront:

            Sand Lake is about a mile long and has 3 canals that are fun to explore. Ask about using our canoes or paddleboat....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Chugach Mountains are visible from the property....moreless

          Activities

          • Botanical Garden
          • Snowmobiling
          • Basketball Court
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Kayaking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Hunting
          • Equestrian Events
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Snowboarding
          • ATM/Bank
          • Laundromat
          • Hospital
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Live Theater
          • Synagogues
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Water Parks
          • Eco Tourism
          • Walking
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Horseback Riding
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Shopping
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Whale Watching
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Paddle Boating
          • Ice Skating
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer
          May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
          1 night min stay
          $160
          $1,050
          Fall/Winter/Spring
          Sep 16 - May 14
          2 night min stay
          $95
          My Standard Rate
          1 night min stay
          $160
          $1,050

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Tax Rate 12%

          Notes:

          Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

          In order to confirm your reservation we must receive a deposit equal to 50% of your stay. If you are staying only one night, the full balance is due. Any balance owed is due upon arrival although we reserve the right to charge the balance 14 days prior to your visit.


          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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          Location

          3 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Anchorage International Airport
          8 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Alaska Railroad
          5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          New Seward Highway
          4 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Kincaid Beach/Coastal Trail
          4 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Kincaid Park (XC skiing); Alyeska/Hilltop
          6 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Anchorage Golf Course
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Pizza/Sushi/Subways/McDonalds/Kincaid Grille

          Car: Recommended

          Anchorage is a metropolitan city with just about every activity available within a couple of hours. Check out anchorage.net for a variety of outfitters and operators to suit your desires. We highly recommend the Anchorage Museum, the Anchorage Heritage Center, hiking Flattop, biking the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and enjoying the vistas throughout Anchorage...just look up and sigh.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1993

          About the owner: Ann and Tim have been long-time residents of Anchorage; Ann since 1967, Tim following in 1978. Both can't imagine living anywhere else! Tim enjoys fishing, hunting, and building things...he started with our redwood canoe, then built the drift boat, and finished an airplane years ago. He speaks Outdoors with ease. Ann loves to quilt and read good books, spend time with family and friends, and go to the theatre. She currently serves on the Anchorage Concert Association. Both Ann and Tim like meeting their guests of the B&B and traveling the world! They keep busy with their businesses: real estate referrals and consulting, the B&B, and Ann's marketing consulting firm.

          Why the Owner Chose Anchorage:
          We chose to build our B&B because we wanted to share our piece of heaven on earth with folks from all over the globe. We put in a wall of windows so you can see the lake and wild life at all times. We added a full kitchen to serve our guests who choose to spend a few weeks with us. With our long summer days, our guests are able to enjoy lake living to its fullest. In winter the lake provides a myriad of winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

          The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
          They say if you happen to live on the water, you are blessed! We sure feel that way. Our guests sometimes run out to the lakeside in their pajamas in the early morning to capture a float plane taking off into the morning sun. Or exclaim to us that they just saw a moose, right out in the yard! They take photos of our hand-carved giant totem pole in the back yard. They swim on hot days, or paddleboat, trailing their hands in the cold water. As near as we are to the airport, it's surprisingly quiet and peaceful here. Some of our guests make our B&B their destination, choosing to relax and see Alaska from their front door. Whether it's for one night or three weeks, we're here for you! Please check our Availability Calendar on our webpage for the absolute latest update.


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          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • Your private entrance, from the lakeside

            Your private entrance, from the lakeside

          • Full kitchen with cooktop, convection oven/micro, purified water dispenser, frig

            Full kitchen with cooktop, convection oven/micro, purified water dispenser, frig

          • Living room with windows to the lake

            Living room with windows to the lake

          • Private entry to your suite faces the lake

            Private entry to your suite faces the lake

          • Enjoy one of the hundreds of books we have

            Enjoy one of the hundreds of books we have

          • Your entryway and dining area from from bedroom door

            Your entryway and dining area from from bedroom door

          • Custom made birch dresser with plenty of space to unpack and settle in

            Custom made birch dresser with plenty of space to unpack and settle in

          • Lilac bush in full bloom late June

            Lilac bush in full bloom late June

          • Moose enjoying the lakeside view, too!

            Moose enjoying the lakeside view, too!

          • Baby moose frolicks in the front yard in  the early autumn

            Baby moose frolicks in the front yard in the early autumn

          • Your entry, dining area and kitchen

            Your entry, dining area and kitchen

          • Bookcase, recycling bins, microwave for popcorn

            Bookcase, recycling bins, microwave for popcorn

          • Living room from kitchen; bedroom is behind the wall of the living room

            Living room from kitchen; bedroom is behind the wall of the living room

          • Living space is about 700sf, room to spread out and enjoy

            Living space is about 700sf, room to spread out and enjoy

          • Looking towards the kitchen from the bedroom door

            Looking towards the kitchen from the bedroom door

          • Custom made birch bedframe, queen size, with soft flannel sheets & down blanket

            Custom made birch bedframe, queen size, with soft flannel sheets & down blanket

          • Solid core door to suite adds privacy to the unit

            Solid core door to suite adds privacy to the unit

          • Walkway to B&B entry is graced with local flowers and planted shoes

            Walkway to B&B entry is graced with local flowers and planted shoes

          • Lakefront view to Sand Lake; swing & paddle boat are for your personal pleasure

            Lakefront view to Sand Lake; swing & paddle boat are for your personal pleasure

          VRBO #292175

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          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

          $95 - $160 per night (USD)
          2

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

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          Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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