A City View Vacation Rental, Downtown-Gov't Hill

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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:60 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Defining the Alaskan experience, A City View Bed & Breakfast Suite/Vacation Rental is situated on Government Hill, Anchorage's most historic and charming neighborhood. The neighborhood overlooks downtown proper one mile away. The suite is a very bright and cheerful daylight basement. It is a quick 10 minute walk to downtown proper and all of the activities and shopping the downtown area has to offer.

Several parks in the neighborhood offer views of downtown, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Susitna, Cook Inlet, Knik Arm and the Port of Anchorage. A five minute walk will get you to world class salmon fishing in Ship Creek during fishing season. We even have fishing poles and bicycles you can borrow!

Also a short ten minute walk is the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail where you can ski, bike or walk and enjoy the coastal beauty. The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, The Egan and Dena'ina Convention Centers, and The Anchorage Museum of History and Art are just minutes away.

The Iditarod starts less than a mile from the house. You can enjoy the winter festivities and be home in no time when you're ready for some hot cocoa and a movie! Or, in the Summer, enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in the backyard around the fire pit after a hard day of fishing, shopping or sightseeing. The house was built in 1960 and strongly withstood the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. It has been continually and lovingly updated since we bought it in 1991 (We are the second owners).

Beautifully decorated, it was put together with a little bit of romance and a lot of comfort in mind. The 1326 square foot suite welcomes you with a bright and cheerful entry. Ample extras are intended to make your stay very special and memorable. We will stock the unit with groceries prior to your arrival at your request and for an additional fee.
It is intended to be a true home away from home, where you can enjoy a private experience in a perfect location on a beautiful property. Your hosts are immediately available should you need anything to make your stay more enjoyable.

We truly look forward to welcoming you as you plan your trip to Alaska. We are grateful that you are interested in staying at our vacation rental.

Keywords: Beautiful home, Downtown, Government Hill, Close to Base. Fishing, Mt. McKinley view,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside please. An ashtray is provided in the backyard....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Spacious and decorated in comforting and and relaxing hues and materials. Lots of extras provided. Just bring your toothbrush!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Susan Nightengale-McKay Park, located 2 blocks from the house, features views of Mt. McKinley (on a clear day), Mt. Susitna, and Cook Inlet....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Chugach Range and downtown proper can be seen from the deck....moreless

  • Water View:

    You have a beautiful view of Mt. McKinley, Mt. Susitna, and Knik Arm 2 blocks away at one of the many parks in the neighborhood....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining room is pleasantly appointed and comfortable for diners of all ages. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room is appointed with comfortable and aesthetically pleasing furnishings, welcoming you to relax with a book or movie after a long day of sightseeing or adventure....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls. Outgoing long distance calls require a calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful and functional! Your private kitchen is fully stocked with continental-style breakfast foods and all of the utensils needed for cooking if you want to eat-in. Brand new in 2013!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, Oatmeal, Cereal, Fruit, Cream, Milk, Juice and Bread are provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Many guided sightseeing and fishing trips are available locally....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck or the fenced back yard are perfect spots to catch the afternoon and evening sun....moreless

  • Golf:

    One of the fine local golf courses (Eagle Glen) is a five minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking and canoeing are fun ways to see Alaska's beauty. Bring warm clothes!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Guests are welcome and encouraged to use the gas Weber grill to grill their 'catch of the day'...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Hilltop Ski Area is a 15 minute drive and Alyeska Ski Area is about 35 minutes from the house....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The tennis courts are located 3 blocks away at one of the local neighborhood parks. Tennis raquets are provided....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall & Winter
Oct 5 - May 31, 2016
60 night min stay

My Standard Rate
60 night min stay

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  • Pet Fee $15
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
52 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whittier, AK
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Glen
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
New Seward (Hwy 1)
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (x-country)
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Car: Recommended

Right above the heart of downtown and central to all of the must-see/must-do activities. Beautiful views abound from the nine parks in the immediate neighborhood. A quick one-mile trip gets you to downtown shops and restaurants, with local artists fare and uniquely fresh and tasty Alaskan cuisine. The Alaska Native Heritage Museum is a wonderful and welcoming place to learn about and visit with Alaska Natives and their history.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Laura is a lifelong Alaskan. Her adventure-seeking family moved here from Southern Californiaha when she was just one year old in 1965. Her family loves the Alaskan outdoors and all of the activities and majestic beauty it offers. Laura is an artist. Some of her work hangs in the B&B, and special aritistic touches abound outside on the decks and in the fenced yard. If you want shopping, dining, entertainment, sightseeing, day trip, or fishing advice, we're here to help! In April of 2011, her family traveled to France and Italy for three weeks and absolutely fell in love with the people, culture, scenery, and history.

Why the Owner Chose Anchorage:
It's perfectly located on a corner lot in a beautiful and charming destination-neighborhood close to everything, but quiet and friendly.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One mile from downtown in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, close to trails and parks right outside your door.

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  • B and B Entrance Area

    B and B Entrance Area

  • Entry Area with Kitchen on Right

    Entry Area with Kitchen on Right

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Game and Puzzle Table

    Game and Puzzle Table

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bath Vanity

    Bath Vanity

  • Harvard Room

    Harvard Room

  • Anderson Room

    Anderson Room

  • Sitting area with beautiful and fragrant flowers

    Sitting area with beautiful and fragrant flowers

  • Luca the resident dog in the shade

    Luca the resident dog in the shade

  • Moose in Front Yard

    Moose in Front Yard

  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bathroom


  • Harvard Room

    Harvard Room

  • Anderson Room

    Anderson Room

  • Back Yard Cafe Area. Great for Morning Coffee or Roasting Hotdogs or Marshmellow

    Back Yard Cafe Area. Great for Morning Coffee or Roasting Hotdogs or Marshmellow

  • Backyard


  • Curious Black Bear Holding Up The 1st Hole

    Curious Black Bear Holding Up The 1st Hole

  • A Bald Eagle who nests in the neighborhood.

    A Bald Eagle who nests in the neighborhood.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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