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Walking Distance to Downtown and Trails.

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On the edge of downtown and near great hiking trails.


Last updated: 05/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Duplex town-home. 2+ Bedrms, 1 Bath, and Sleeps 4

The Rainforest Cottage is located at the edge of Historic Downtown Juneau, in the heart of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. The Cottage has two separate apartments, each with 2-bedrooms (one with a queen and the other with 2 twins) and are fully furnished, equipped, and wireless connected. Each has their own entrance and access is by stairs to both apartments. The Fiddlehead Apartment is on the 2nd Floor and the Forest Canopy Apartment on the 3rd floor.

**NOTE: Apartments are rented separately and the price listed is per unit. Please contact the owner if you are interested in reserving both units.

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 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/05/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s)

    In Fiddlehead apartment only...moreless

  • 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


  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • 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


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/05/2017
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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: Matthew lived in Juneau for 10 years, and now resides primarily in beautiful Sitka, 90 miles away by air. He keeps his house in Juneau so he has a place to rest his head during his regular visits to family in town, and so folks like you can enjoy his amazing place and our amazing town. Rhonda (pictured here) is pleased to join them in hosting visitors in their lovely cottage apartments and making them feel welcome in their home town. Rhonda is a close family friend of Matthew and has lived with her family here in Juneau (and down the street from the Rainforest Cottage) for over 25 years. She enjoys gardening, hiking, gathering to play ukulele with friends, eating good food and sharing a good story.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown Juneau, Juneau, AK, USA:
Juneau is a unique combination of a thriving capital city and a welcoming small town. It is filled with artists, live music and great food, while also having some of the most amazing wilderness literally in our backyard. Downtown Juneau, in particular, provides all of this without ever getting in a car.

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 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/05/2017

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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.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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