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Custom Home with Beautiful Views of Mt. Alyeska - Girdwood, Ak

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Available May 1st thru October 15th, this beautiful 5 bedroom custom-crafted home is in the heart of the Girdwood Valley. Located conveniently between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula, Girdwood is the perfect place to enjoy the best of Alaska. Great halibut and salmon fishing awaits just down the highway in Seward. Fabulous skiing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and gold panning are right out the front door.

Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Alyeska and the surrounding glacier-capped mountains from the living room and wrap-around decks. Relax by the fire, enjoy a movie on the home theatre system, or cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen.

The custom kitchen is on the main floor and features Viking range, hickory cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances. The home features five bedrooms with private master suite located on the top floor. Master bath has custom travertine tile work, jetted tub, separate shower, and granite countertops.

The main floor living area features spacious living and dining areas, gas fireplace, leather furniture, and custom home theater system with large-screen Sony LCD HDTV. The top floor balcony features a spacious office area stocked with great reading material, a built-in desk, and high-speed wireless internet access. Full laundry facitlites are also located on the main floor.

Garage is not available for use by guests.

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Steve & Elle Zernia
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017


Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full sized futon in loft area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Custom Home with Beautiful Views of Mt. Alyeska - Girdwood, Ak
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San Francisco

Fantastic week in a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week! Our group was three couples, and three kids- 18, 15 and 7. There was room for all of us to have some personal space, a great open concept kitchen/ living/ dining room and three full bathrooms (one on each floor of the home). The home was perfect for our group.

We did lots of cooking, and the kitchen was well stocked- both with plates/ glasses & pots/ pans- and also with random pantry items- which we didn't expect! There were even both a charcoal and gas grill for us to choose from- and a fire ring in the back yard which we bought wood for and roasted marshmallows- the kids were thrilled!

The home is in great condition, lovingly cared for, and beautifully decorated. The sheets and towels were good quality and the beds were all comfortable. The owners Steve and Elle were responsive and very helpful. I can't recommend this home highly enough and would rent it again. Thank you for a wonderful family retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Amazing Views!!

  • 5 of 5

This home far exceeded our expectations. It was perfect for us and our adut kids and their babies. It has everything that you need for the perfect stay. The owners are very nice and helpful! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Fantastic! Exceeded our expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Steve and Elle's home to stay in to attend a wedding in the Girdwood area and we all loved staying in their lovely home! It was furnished and decorated beautifully, had very comfortable mattresses in each bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and every amenity we could imagine wanting.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home. Well appointed and comfortable. The master suite is huge! We had serious house envy after staying here. Thank you for being accommodating to our changing schedule!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

It was a gorgeous, clean house. We loved having so much space. The house looked very cozy and we really enjoyed staying here in such a lovely area, surrounded by nature.

We especially liked the fun boardgames available and the good WiFi and would love to come back some time again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous View Home in Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the former review that the pictures do not do this house justice :) The front window wall facing the mountain is breathtaking and the photos in the dining area don't fully show that the dining table is surrounded by window walls also showing spectacular views of the trees & glaciers beyond! The home was comfortable, easy to use WiFi, comfortable beds and plenty of room for everyone! The area was quiet & serene perfect for evening walks & breathing in the fresh, clean air! Girdwood is a small, ski town with friendly locals & delicious eateries! The home was well stocked with essentials such as paper goods, spices & towels, etc... Our party was a total of 6 celebrating my husband's birthday with his siblings & spouses. Girdwood was about 45 minutes out of Anchorage and we had beautiful, scenic drives to Wasilla & Seward from here that may have taken a while but the drive was gorgeous so it only added to the time enjoying wildlife. I highly recommend going up the tram as the views are spectacular, you can take a short hike to a glacier & the Bore Tide Deli had delicious food! The Winner Creek Trail was a MUST as you go through beautiful forest with wild blueberry bushes lining the path and a mile in is the Hand Tram in which you go over a 100' gorge with the Glacier Creek below...definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me! The bakery in town was scrumptious & the flowers on display are divine! The flowers in Alaska are to die for! We also took a trip to the Conservation Center only 15 minutes away to get up & close with Alaska wildlife and were not disappointed! You can watch the brown bears eat their meals, smell the lovely musk oxen, and get so close to the buffalo that you can feel their breath on your skin! Such a wonderful experience! We even got to experience the Bore Tide coming in the inlet with surfers getting ready for the swells! I also recommend going to Bird Creek to watch the diligent fisherman waiting for their catch of salmon! Could not recommend this home more....just wonderful and beautiful! Thank you Zernia family!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alaska halibut and salmon fishing charters available in Seward with ProFish-n-Sea Charters (see link below).


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

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Damage Deposit $500

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