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VRBO Independence with B&B Comfort - Perfect for Families

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On the edge of downtown and near great hiking trails.


Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Duplex townhome. Each apt has 2+ Bedrms, 1 Bath, and Sleeps 4-6 (up to 10)

The Rainforest Cottage is located in Historic Downtown Juneau, in the heart of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. With two separate 2-bedroom apartments, this property is perfect for couples, families, and groups of up to 10 people. Both apartments are fully furnished, equipped, and wireless connected.

Local Southeast Alaska owner Matthew, has attempted to anticipate the needs of independent travelers in their renovation and furnishing of this 100 year old home.

We hope you come visit us in beautiful Juneau, Alaska!

Keywords: Apartment, family, group, duplex

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The Fiddlehead Apartment is especially suited for families with children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

  • Convertible bed(s)

    In Fiddlehead apartment only...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • In each apartment: 1 queen size bed, 2 twin beds, travel crib available (double sleep sofa in the Fiddlehead Apartment as well)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full bathroom in each apartment

Other Amenities

  • The Rainforest Cottage has two, 2-bedroom apartments. The Fiddlehead Apartment on the 2nd Floor (up to 6 guests) and the Forest Canopy Apartment on the 3rd floor (up to 4 guests). Reserve both apartments, for parties of up to 10 people, by contacting the owners directly....moreless


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In a quiet historic miners' neighborhood, on the way to the Perseverance Mine trail and the Juneau Mining Museum, but also a 5 min walk to active downtown Juneau. The best of both worlds....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Rainforest Cottage is nestled into the side of Mt. Mariah, near the Mt. Roberts trailhead, and surrounded by Mt. Juneau and the mountains of Douglas Island. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


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

    One space per apartment...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    In the Fiddlehead Apartment...moreless

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


Write a review 4.6
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juneau International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alaskan Bar
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alaska Marine Highway Terminal
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Beach

Car: Recommended

Many of the attractions listed (downtown shopping, museums, retaurants, attractions, tours, etc.) are within walking distance of the Rainforest Cottage, including hiking. But several of the best hiking, scenic walks/drives, and features are anywhere from 3-30 miles away, so a car is very nice to have if you're in Juneau for more than a few days. In the summer, bus & ocean (fishing and whale watching) tours leave from downtown Juneau regularly, so a car is not a necesity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Melissa manages the apartments and lives in Juneau near the Mendenhall Glacier in the valley. She has lived in Juneau for over 20 years and loves Juneau and Southeast Alaska. She is also a wedding and event planner and owns Creativation Events. She has been planning events in Southeast Alaska since 1995. She has lots of knowledge about other communities in Southeast, as well, and loves to promote 'off-the-tourist-track' destinations.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown Juneau, Juneau, AK, USA:
The Rainforest Cottage is comfortable and conveniently located to get to see all Juneau has to offer. Melissa and Matthew have been in business with the Rainforest Cottage for over 7 years, are well-established and responsive to guest inquiries and needs.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The Basin Road neighborhood is one of the oldest in Juneau, its homes originally built to house workers and managers of the gold mines in the surrounding mountains. Today, the area is loved by locals as the best daily connection with the outdoors, with anything from leisurely walks to back-country running and world-class hiking... truly just around the corner from the Rainforest Cottage.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • On the edge of downtown and near great hiking trails.

    On the edge of downtown and near great hiking trails.

  • Forest Canopy Apartment - Living Room

    Forest Canopy Apartment - Living Room

  • Fiddlehead Apartment - Living Room

    Fiddlehead Apartment - Living Room

  • Fiddlehead Apartment -Twin Bedroom

    Fiddlehead Apartment -Twin Bedroom

  • Forest Canopy Apartment - Dining Room

    Forest Canopy Apartment - Dining Room

  • Fiddlehead Apartment - Dining Room

    Fiddlehead Apartment - Dining Room

  • Fiddlehead - Double Bedroom

    Fiddlehead - Double Bedroom

  • A miner's home, tucked into the slope of Mt. Roberts for 100 happy years.

    A miner's home, tucked into the slope of Mt. Roberts for 100 happy years.

VRBO #164807

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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