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Adventure Starts at the Charming, Cozy, Private, Centrally Located Spruce Roost

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Living room with queen size futon and views of private, wooded, back-yard

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Last updated: 06/23/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Anchorage guest house description

This centrally located hideaway in the city offers private accommodations that sleep 1-2 and are comfortable, cheery, and clean. Enjoy the view out your windows of our tended half acre filled with Spruce trees and summer gardens. The private apartment suite has a separate arctic entry-way and a full-size bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The bedroom has a queen bed and a view of the backyard pagoda. All linens and towels provided. Cleaning supplies are available and the unit can be cleaned during your stay, on special request, for a $100 fee. The kitchen is stocked for your use with pots, pans, place settings, dishes, utensils, coffee pot, tea, coffee, creamer and sugar. There is cable TV, a DVD/VCR player and Wi-Fi Internet. Two bicycles with helmets and locks are free for guests' use. Ample parking on a quiet street.


Your hosts are Jess and Nate: We have recently returned to Alaska after having been out of state 10+ years, having traveled the world, and finally realizing there is no place like home—especially when your home is Alaska. While we both have our professional day jobs, we love to spend our free time enjoying the cultural opportunities that abound in the Anchorage area and exploring the outdoors-- whether kayaking, hiking, fishing, running, biking, or cross-country skiing. Nate was born and raised in Anchorage and, as a sometimes musician, is tuned into the local music scene. Jess grew up in Eagle River after her dad moved her family up to Alaska to try his luck as a bush pilot. She worked her way through college as a professional tour guide on the Alaska Railroad and later as a tour director leading groups through Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada.

While the private apartment is attached to our home, we respect your privacy and leave you to your own devices unless you have questions or concerns-- we are available by phone.

We welcome all visitors: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

      • Guest House
      • Guest House

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom has an i-pod/i-phone player and alarm clock combo, iron, ironing board, hamper, fan, suitcase stand, bedside lamps, robes, extra blankets, and extra pillows....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Extra towels and blankets are available in the hall closet.

          Other Amenities

              • The unit is attached to the owner's home and we are often available if you have questions or concerns but we will otherwise leave you to your own devices and respect your privacy. Access to the apartment is via a private entrance with a coded deadbolt. The code will be e-mailed to you a week prior to your stay. The apartment is cleaned between guests. There is a laundromat a few blocks away. We do not have pets and do not allow pets or smoking on the premises due to owner allergies....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television:

                DVD player, but no cable for the summer of 2014....moreless

              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                A 20 minute walk to the Coastal trail...moreless

              • Town:

                Blocks away from restaurants and trails. Short drive or half hour walk to downtown....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                High Speed Wi-fi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Ample on-street parking...moreless

              • Parking On Street
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen, with cooking supplies....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Make use of our lovely yard. Lawn chairs provided....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rest of Year
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $700 $2,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      $700-1500 a week.

                      1-29 night stays have 12% bed tax. 30+ night stays, no tax! Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Dates available: Year Round.

                      Full payment, up to one month's stay, required to confirm reservation. Because we are a small establishments, we cannot guarantee refunds if cancellations are made.


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                      Location

                      4.54 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
                      0.35 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Chilkoot Charlies
                      5.3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Russian Jack Springs Golf Course
                      2.21 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Alaska Railroad Anchorage Station
                      1.4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      New Seward Highway (National Scenic Biway)
                      0.4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many, including Bears Tooth Theater Pub and Grill
                      0.4 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Coastal trail for X-country ski and biking
                      4.44 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Point Woronzof Park

                      Car: Recommended

                      Our location is right in the middle of it all, but tucked away in the trees. Nestled between Northstar, Hillcrest, and the Spenard neighborhoods of Anchorage, this hideaway in the spruces is just a short stroll, ski, or a 5 minute bike-ride down the hill to Westchester Lagoon, the Chester-creek Greenbelt, and the Coastal Trail which link to downtown or to Point Worenzof and Kincaid Park. A great spot to start your Alaska adventure, we are mere blocks from the Northern Light/Spenard outdoor enthusiast Meccas of REI, Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking, and several cycling stores. We are easy walking distance to several local shops, grocery stores, a movie theater, and eateries and a 5-minute drive, 15-minute bike-ride or 30-minute walk to downtown. While close to downtown, we are on a quiet dead-end street without through traffic.

                      Other Activities: hiking, snow-shoeing, shopping, coastal trail, spa

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Living room with queen size futon and views of private, wooded, back-yard

                        Living room with queen size futon and views of private, wooded, back-yard

                      • Living room view to kitchen (Alaskan artwork throughout)

                        Living room view to kitchen (Alaskan artwork throughout)

                      • Sun-lit kitchen

                        Sun-lit kitchen

                      • View out the bedroom window to the pagoda and private backyard

                        View out the bedroom window to the pagoda and private backyard

                      • Bedroom comes equipped with spa bathrobes, iron and board and other comforts

                        Bedroom comes equipped with spa bathrobes, iron and board and other comforts

                      • Bathroom with unique tile and sink

                        Bathroom with unique tile and sink

                      • Living room with cable, DVD player, phone, wi-fi, games, and books

                        Living room with cable, DVD player, phone, wi-fi, games, and books

                      • Kitchen with all your cooking and dining needs

                        Kitchen with all your cooking and dining needs

                      • Arctic entry-way with coat closet and slippers

                        Arctic entry-way with coat closet and slippers

                      • Bedroom with queen size bed

                        Bedroom with queen size bed

                      • Full bathroom with tub/shower and most necessary toiletries

                        Full bathroom with tub/shower and most necessary toiletries

                      • Don't forget to sign our guest book before you leave....

                        Don't forget to sign our guest book before you leave....

                      $700 per week (USD)
                      3

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 06/23/2014
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