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Close to downtown - studio or efficiency apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Spacious and private studio apartment located in a 5 unit apartment building. There is a queen bed, 42" TV that can be rotated to view from either the sitting area or the bedroom area. Very quiet location, cozy apartment. Kitchenette with microwave, small frig, sink and coffee pot. Use of shared washer/dryer.

Beats a hotel stay, more spacious accommodations, very quiet and comfortable.

Please see the two bedroom unit also on VRBO, #84983.

Keywords: Studio Efficiency Apartment


Owner
Sally Betz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Sally Betz

Own and manage this property and professionally manage properties at Diversified North Property Management. I couldn't do it without the help of Nancy Marchant, who has assisted me with everything from cleaning to shopping, lawn and yard maintenance and a long term tenant of mine as well.

Sally Betz purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Sally Betz chose Fairview

The location is ideal, close to downtown but also convenient access in or out of Anchorage. The previous owners did most of the initial updates, conversions and furnishings. Since my ownership, I've changed out carpets, furniture and furnishings in all my units since.

What makes this apartment unique

Honestly, the building was not love at first sight, the exterior styling of the building deterred me from looking at it initially. Once I saw interior of the building and the conditions, I was sold. The convenience of two sets of washers and dryers in the building is a nice amenity to have. Once coin op, they are now free for all to use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

... I really enjoyed your Studio Apt - it was quiet and perfect for me!

Since it rained or was overcast almost the whole 3 weeks, I wasn't bothered by Alaska's "midnight sun".

The kitchen was very convenient and nice to have. The swivel TV was great, and nice to have DVD player, too.





And Alaska had the 4th of July fireworks at midnight down the street the night I arrived! ...& it was rainy, windy & cold! But the show went on for like 45-minutes!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Fairview Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower, replaced 2015, new floor.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • skiing

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

38% Complete
42% Complete
9% Complete
4% Complete
4% Complete
Close to downtown - studio or efficiency apartment
average rating of 4.047619 based on 22 reviews
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08/08/2017

  • 1 of 5

Bed was lumpy, the kitchen is almost non-existent with very few utensils, an outdated wind around can opener that did not work and a wine opener that looed like it never had been washed and did not work. Very few towels that and those that became wet were useless as bath towels if it rained and you had to dry off.

The apartment is not in a good part of town and you could not walk outside at night alone. Drug deals went going down everywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, Letting me know about the things that are in my control and I could improve for your stay would have been really helpful to us both; items that I could have replaced quickly and easily would have been, can opener, wine opener, and towels! I do my best to keep all of my apartments in the best condition possible at all times. I do hire out my cleaning and assistant services so I rely on the accurate reports from tenants and my assistant to give me feedback. I've always prided myself on providing what ever is needed for my tenants when asked. Previous to this stay, none of the tenants have reported that the bed was lumpy and uncomfortable, definitely will be on the upgrade list now. As for the area of town, and what you witnessed walking about. I can't control what happens in the community and neighborhood, but I do have a secure, well kept building, the parking lot is well lit when it is dark out, but the long days of summer when this unit is rented for short stays, is not needed. Again, this is not a complaint that I have received from others staying in the building lately, perhaps they are not choosing to walk in the area. I will refund a portion of your stay. I never want to see someone be this unhappy with a stay in my properties, and hope that others will continue to book the apartment in spite of this. I'm always open and available to speak to by phone or email if anyone would like to reach me directly, please ask. Thank you! Sally
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4

Quiet and Comfy!

  • 4 of 5

Sally and assistant Nancy are very lovely and kind. We enjoyed our stay and loved the quiet and relaxing area. The room was perfect for two and very clean. We had all we needed. We appreciate being accepted and our son's wedding was just perfect. The surrounding neighborhood was quiet and we enjoyed the neighbors doggies. Thank you very much and we will recommend others that may need a place to stay. God bless and thanks again!!! xoxox :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maybe for a day or two

  • 2 of 5

I didn't read the small print. Booked three weeks with no oven, no stove. Just a microwave and a toaster that set off the smoke alarm. Awful neighborhood. Police action next door. Neighbors car was broken into in our parking lot. Homeless and drunks wandering everywhere. Barking dogs next door outside all hours of the day and night. Very clean. Bathroom, bed and linens were excellent. Sink is smaller than a dinner plate so had to eat everything on salad plate! Two lamps and clock at bedside could not be plugged in. No plugs. Had to buy a headlamp to read in bed. Free laundry!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In reading your review, I'm happy to hear that the unit itself was nice, outside of not having a full kitchen. So sad and very surprised at hearing all the negatives in your review. I have not had these types of reports and complaints prior to this incident. I'll speak to the owner of the neighboring building about the quiet hours, and dogs barking. For future guests here; please do contact me directly. My contact phone number is provided in the Welcome Information. I need to know about these problems as they happen so I can be responsive and do what I can. As for the Police activity, the break in to vehicle outside, and the inebriates walking about, I cannot control what happens in our city, but thefts throughout Anchorage have been on the rise. Homeless and drunks everywhere seems like an exaggeration to me, but I do not live on sight. I'll check with the other people that currently live in the building and see if there has been noticeable increases, how many and how long. As for lighting in the bedroom area, we did have lamps on the side table there, to the best of my knowledge, when last checked, they worked. I'll check and make sure that a previous tenant did not move things. I manage many properties in Anchorage, I would have offered other accommodations if you had let me know of your extreme displeasure with the property. Please try me again on your return to Anchorage. I can give you a One Bedroom with full kitchen, possibly even a garage space. I'm working on getting more properties posted on VRBO soon. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and review. Sally
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4

Nice place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Close to downtown and not far from the airport. The place was clean and bed comfortable. The only complaint is the shower head. It falls off easily and rests in an awkward position making taking a shower more of a pain! Overall a very nice place to stay though.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Sorry about that shower head, I think that repair item slipped through the cracks. I'll get that repair scheduled! Sally
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4

Cute, small studio apartment

  • 4 of 5

It was a cute little studio apartment with all the essentials that we needed for our 2 night stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well located, soulless and efficient.

  • 3 of 5

The studio apartment represented good value for the price but we felt it was more a business for Sally rather than as it has been for many of our other hosts to enjoy meeting guests as well. Nancy, Sally's Dynamo of an assistant is a gem and both Sally and Nancy were very helpful when telephoned with questions.

It would have made us feel so much more welcome had there been some maps and information about Anchorage provided and perhaps a few basic provisions to assist before we went shopping ourselves. Where we are staying now in Vancouver is the complete opposite. Nibbles, bread, butter and jam in the fridge. Spices, salt, pepper, plastic wrap and foil all the items you don't want to purchase when only staying for a week. We hosts guests in our home and provide these basic items.

Sally was most organised regarding key pick up and entry to the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the recommendations, I will add the tourist information and the basics you mentioned. This property is hands off for me, but I am always available to reach by phone. My experience with the property and other vacation rentals that I've stayed at is they are "self catered" and don't interact with or meet the owners. Bed and breakfast on the other hand, are a great place to meet and socialize with the owners.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Grill
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
HillTop Ski Area

Close walk to Sullivan Arena, Ben Boeke Ice Arena, Mulcahy Stadium, on the route of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race ceremonial start. Off street parking lot with 1 designated space per unit.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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