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Spacious Upscale Home & Cottage - Sleeps 18 (Double Occupancy)

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House & Cabin sleep maximum of 18, hot tub, gas grill, 3.5 baths, washer/dryer.

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Girdwood Suite Retreat has some very unique and special features: The house & optional cottages are strategically placed on 0.6 acres nestled by centuries old forest trees. We are one of the largest parcels of land closest to the base of Alyeska. This home was constructed in 2001 by EECC, one of the top custom home builders in Alaska. Our home is 3000 square feet designed to be open and comfortable. - one of the largest private outdoor decks (1000SQF) in Girdwood with covered hot tub with a view of the Alyeska tram and the ski resort.

The features of our home include four bedrooms - 1 king, 5 queens and 1 single located in the walk-in master closet, full size front load washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen.

In addition to the house, we have an 800 square foot Cottage with full kitchen, 3/4 bathr, 2 full beds in lofts and a full bed/futon on the main floor.

The combination of the house and cottage offers 10 sleeping areas which may accommodate a maximum of 19.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, destination wedding, family reunion, anniversary or team building retreat. We are centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska and we're only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier, marine tours and Prince William Sound. Contact Your Hosts, Bill or Sue Connell

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    35...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved/respectful children are always welcome at the Girdwood Suite Retreat. There is also a single bed in the master walk-in closet and a pack and play. There's a swing set in the backyard with a slide and tree house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house, cabin or garage. Any signs of smoking (odor/trash/burns) will result in a $500 additional cleaning/sanitation fee being charged against security deposit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed. Evidence result in additional cleaning/sanitizing fee starting at $500. We love our pets so out of respect for our guests with allergies we keep our home pet free. We have high standards for cleanliness....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The stairway is extra wide to accommodate wheelchairs. The upstairs bathroom is equipped with safety bars. The entrance to the house has 2 wide steps and the entire back deck area is accessible by the back door of kitchen which opens onto the deck....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 2-18

  • Mountain View Suite: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bonus Suite: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Scan Design Futon - Pass thru to the Timberline Suite...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Scan Design Futon...moreless

  • Cabin: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Attic ladders to loft with full beds, full click-clack futon...moreless

  • Timberline Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Scan Design Futon...moreless

  • Master Suite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed is located in the walk-in closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    handicap safety bars...moreless

  • half bath/laundry room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    double sinks, garden tub, walk-in closet...moreless

  • Cabin: toilet, shower

    Instant Hot Water...moreless

  • Safety bars located in upstairs bath

Other Amenities

  • Cleaning Fee: $200 (1-4 guest - $25 addl per person) Optional daily maid service - $30/day - includes making beds, kitchen cleanup, and floor cleanup - must schedule prior to arrival. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Carrs/Safeway Merchantile grocery is .5 mile - short walk down hill... good exercise walking back up. Bring your bikes - there's lots of exploring to be done and great trails to ride....moreless

  • Mountain:

    2 blocks from base of Alyeska...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Alyeska...moreless

  • Resort:

    2 blocks from Alyeska Day Lodge...moreless

  • Rural:

    Girdwood is a small community surrounded by water, glaciers and thick lush forest. Our property is nestled by old growth forest trees and backs up to a green space. Quiet & Private....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Boot Trail from back yard leads you to the base of 2 chairlifts/Day Lodge/Food & Beverage. 2 streets/blocks from the property by road. If you choose to drive parking at the Day Lodge is free....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Boot Trail from back yard leads you to the base of 2 chairlifts/Day Lodge/Food & Beverage. 2 streets/blocks from the property by road. If you choose to drive parking at the Day Lodge is free....moreless

  • Water View:

    Climb/Hike Mt. Alyeska for breathtaking views of the Turnagain Arm and surrounding Glaciers. Hike to a Glacier - when you hike up you receive a complimentary ride down on the Alyeska Resort Tram....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load energy efficient...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Use only pressed logs - not provided...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Sufficient for renting guests - please do not block driveway access to cabin...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    White towels for house use, hot tub towels located in laundry room...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load energy efficient...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There is wifi however it's for checking emails only - service does not support speed needed for streaming videos or gaming. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fire pit outside - use with extreme caution - wood not provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    grinder and french press as well...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything you will need including two crockpots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices and oils...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel side-by-side, ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas - stainless steel...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    1000 square feet of outside decking with covered hot tub and grill area...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large old growth trees, native plants and flowers as well as lots of tulips in the summer...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    covered gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Within walking distance to chair lifts...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Covered - 6 person Must abide to Hot Tub rules Under age 18 - must have adult supervision present at all times. $150 refundable deposit required...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
House & Cottage
Jun 9 - Feb 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,000

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Special Event starting @ $2,500
  • Cleaning fee 1-4 guest $200
  • Each addl guest cleaning $25
  • Hot Tub Drain/Clean $150
  • Optional Cottage 2 guest $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Non-holiday rates are as follows:

House: 1-4 guests $400 $50 each additional guest - max in house 13. Optional Cottage with House rental: Must be 5 night rental to include cottage. Optional Tiny Cottage available Fall 2015: $80 maximum of two guest. NOTE: Cottages may be rented separately during off seasons, ask about rates.

Holidays require longer stays - call for info.

12% bed tax paid when balance is due. 50% is due to reserve your reservation. Signed Rental Agreement, Photo ID and guest information required. Good Care Deposit - cleaning fee: Each guest over 4 will include an additional $25 cleaning fee held for deposit.

Check-in 4pm and Check-out by 10am promptly

Rates are subject to change until reserved.


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Last updated: 07/11/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage International
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chair 5, Double Musky, Silvertip Grill
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whittier
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Anchorage
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Girdwood
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Seward Highway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Alyeska Day Lodge/Chair Lifts/Sitzmark/Bake Shop
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Turnagain Arm

Car: Recommended

Girdwood offers a bounty of both winter and summer activities, from downhill and cross-country skiing in winter to hiking and biking in the summer.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska, and only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier and marine tours and Prince William Sound.

Situated in the most northerly temperate rain forest, Girdwood is surrounded by the Chugach National forest, the third largest national forest in the United States.

Your host, Bill & Sue Connell, are happy to assist you in providing you information so you can plan your Alaskan dream vacation. For more information about the local & close surrounding areas visit our Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/GirdwoodSuiteRetreat.VacationRental

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Bill & Sue Connell have been Girdwood residents for over 15 years. 2015 is the 11th Anniversary for the Girdwood Suite Retreat. Bill and Sue met in Girdwood at a wedding reception hosted at the Girdwood Suite Retreat. Bill officiated the wedding of two dear friends from Florida - who returned the favor and officiated "our" wedding in June of 2013 at their back yard in New Symrna Beach, Florida. Bill and Sue look forward to sharing their home with you, your family and dear friends.

Why the Owner Chose Girdwood:
Location Location Location. Our property consists of .6 of an acre within 2 blocks from the Alyeska Day Lodge, Ski Lifts, Restaurants and more. We are located convenient to all Girdwood has to offer, yet it's a quiet/private/upscale/spacious location. Our property is equipped for those with physical disability. Bathroom with safety bars/extra wide stairs & railings, deck space is wheelchair accessible from kitchen door. Well behaved children are welcome to enjoy the back yard Playhouse:) All this includes... great views, two kitchens, 10 sleeping areas, 3.75 baths, hot tub, gas grill, deck space all within walking distance to anything you want to do... ski...bike... hike...eat... drink...fish...camp...fly...and more.. All you need to bring is food/beverage and gear. Oh... and slippers. It's Alaska custom to leave nature outdoors by removing shoes upon entering indoors.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Walking distance to parks, resort, ski lift, hiking trails, cross country skiing trails, restaurants, post office and more. Perfect venue for weddings, spiritual retreats, family reunions or corporate gatherings. Economical yet an upscale & private choice offering great views, private setting, back deck to enjoy the out doors.. Call for Special Event pricing.


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Speaks: english

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  • House & Cabin sleep maximum of 18, hot tub, gas grill, 3.5 baths, washer/dryer.

    House & Cabin sleep maximum of 18, hot tub, gas grill, 3.5 baths, washer/dryer.

  • Back deck area - covered hot tub and grill area - large open deck space.

    Back deck area - covered hot tub and grill area - large open deck space.

  • Just bring food - everything you need is here.  Dry spices/oil/foil provided.

    Just bring food - everything you need is here. Dry spices/oil/foil provided.

  • Living Room - vaulted ceilings - spacious and open - view of back deck area

    Living Room - vaulted ceilings - spacious and open - view of back deck area

  • Surrounded by old growth forest trees - .6 acre - large back deck space & cabin

    Surrounded by old growth forest trees - .6 acre - large back deck space & cabin

  • Loft area - Queen Futon

    Loft area - Queen Futon

  • Cabin has full kitchen and bath.  Two lofts with double beds and a double futon.

    Cabin has full kitchen and bath. Two lofts with double beds and a double futon.

  • Walkway leading to Cabin and tiny bunkhouse

    Walkway leading to Cabin and tiny bunkhouse

  • Making memories that last a lifetime!

    Making memories that last a lifetime!

  • Cabin and future bunkhouse.

    Cabin and future bunkhouse.

  • Large back deck space.

    Large back deck space.

  • Side view of back yard.

    Side view of back yard.

  • Open View of Living, Dining and Loft areas.

    Open View of Living, Dining and Loft areas.

  • Master Suite - Garden and Mountain Views.

    Master Suite - Garden and Mountain Views.

  • Bonus Suite - Queen bed, semi private with pass-thru to Timberline Suite

    Bonus Suite - Queen bed, semi private with pass-thru to Timberline Suite

  • Mountain View Suite - queen bed with view of mountains/forest

    Mountain View Suite - queen bed with view of mountains/forest

  • Cabin Loft - Double Bed - comfy and cozy

    Cabin Loft - Double Bed - comfy and cozy

  • Mt. Alyeska above Suite Retreat - 2 block to Day Lodge/Ski Lifts

    Mt. Alyeska above Suite Retreat - 2 block to Day Lodge/Ski Lifts

  • Optional add on Cabin & Tiny Bunkhouse available in Late/Summer/Fall 2015.

    Optional add on Cabin & Tiny Bunkhouse available in Late/Summer/Fall 2015.

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/11/2015
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