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A Lakeside Suite: a Piece of Country in the Heart of Anchorage

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Your private entrance, from the lakeside

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Imagine being surrounded by an acre of woods, fronted by a large fresh-water lake stocked with salmon and flocked to by geese and float planes alike. Imagine canoing in the early morning mist or hiking the nearby Coastal Trail along Cook Inlet. Imagine cross-country skiing in the brisk winter sunlight or ice skating under the Northern Lights. Realize it all at A Lakeside Bed & Breakfast.

Your private suite is reached by an outdoor entrance. Step into a large living room complete with sitting area, dining room, reading nook and solitude. A private bedroom and bath are yours, as well as a full kitchen where a self-serve hearty continental breakfast is made at your leisure. (We provide eggs, cereal, oatmeal, muffins, fruit, juice, tea, milk and coffee.)

Browse through the bookcase for your favorite book. Pop some popcorn, move the TV (with VCR/DVD) to your favorite corner and settle in for a private screening of a classic film from our library. Relax.

As cozy as it is inside, there's lots of activities available outside all year round. Paddle one of our canoes around Sand Lake, explore canals and search for loons and moose. Or go for a bike ride on the Coastal Trail and watch for breeching whales. Sit a spell on the patio and feel the peacefulness engulf you. No matter what month it is, A Lakeside B&B is always in season.

We're located on the shores of Sand Lake, eight minutes away from the Anchorage International Airport, 20 minutes from Downtown Anchorage, 45-60 minutes from Girdwood and Portage Glacier and the Chugach National Park, 60 minutes from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. We are close to bike and world-class ski trails, a grocery store, dry cleaner, 10 minutes from a large shopping mall and movies theaters, 30 seconds from Mother Nature.

We are fully licensed with the state and municipality as required, inspected and approved by the Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You are welcome to smoke outside the unit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Look out the window to the lake. Birch log bed and four drawer dresser., Baby Cribs (1) Upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Double click-clack couch sleeper as well as a single chair sleeper...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy our paddleboat or two canoes during the summer months; fishing pole available upon request. We welcome late check-ins to accommodate our airport arrivals. Breakfast is included in the suite. It's a hearty continental affair that you fix when you're ready to eat, day or night. We are fully licensed with the state and municipality, and are inspected and approved by the Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We allow our guests to take advantage of our lending library with paperback books; leave one, take one, enjoy. Hardbound books to remain in the suite....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Hundreds of movies to choose from...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Movies for guys, gals, kids available in the unit....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Sand Lake is about a mile long and has 3 canals that are fun to explore. Ask about using our canoes or paddleboat....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Chugach Mountains are visible from the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Enjoy your private dining area with views out to the lake. Seats up to 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer available upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Personal heater, set your own heat to suit your needs...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Flannel sheets provided for all beds/sofa sleepers...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Wall of windows look out to the lake...moreless

  • Parking:

    Dedicated off-street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Please advise in advance if bringing an RV/Boat/Trailer so we can ensure you have space for off-road parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Upon request. Free local calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer available upon request....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed cable modem...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide regular and decaf coffee; many tea options provided as well...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    Available limited space upon request if you need more freezer space than refrigerator/freezer in unit...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Private kitchen with double burner cooktop, convection/microwave, sink, refrigerator, and purified water dispenser...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Two! One for popcorn, one for cooking...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection/microwave combination oven; separate microwave for popcorn provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator and freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Double burner cooktop with pots and frying pan in the suite...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and life vests available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn leads down to the lake shore...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 16 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$105
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$170

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Add $15/night in summer for each additional 3rd and 4th person. Please ask for off-season rates if more than 2 people. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Deposit is refunded (less $50 processing fee) with 14 days cancellation notice prior to scheduled arrival date. Cancellations within 8-13 days will receive 50% of deposit. Cancellation 7 days or less prior to arrival date or "no show" will forfeit deposit. Deposit fully refunded if we are unable to confirm your reservation


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Anchorage International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Anchorage Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
New Seward Highway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizza/Sushi/Subways/McDonalds/Kincaid Grille
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kincaid Park (XC skiing); Alyeska/Hilltop
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kincaid Beach/Coastal Trail

Car: Recommended

Anchorage is a metropolitan city with just about every activity available within a couple of hours. Check out anchorage.net for a variety of outfitters and operators to suit your desires. We highly recommend the Anchorage Museum, the Anchorage Heritage Center, hiking Flattop, biking the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and enjoying the vistas throughout Anchorage...just look up and sigh.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Ann and Tim have been long-time residents of Anchorage; Ann since 1967, Tim following in 1978. Both can't imagine living anywhere else! Tim enjoys fishing, hunting, and building things...he started with our redwood canoe, then built the drift boat, and finished an airplane years ago. He speaks Outdoors with ease. Ann loves to quilt and read good books, spend time with family and friends, and go to the theatre. She currently serves on the Anchorage Concert Association. Both Ann and Tim like meeting their guests of the B&B and traveling the world! They keep busy with their businesses: real estate referrals and consulting, the B&B, and Ann's marketing consulting firm.

Why the Owner Chose Sand Lake, Anchorage, AK, USA:
We chose to build our B&B because we wanted to share our piece of heaven on earth with folks from all over the globe. We put in a wall of windows so you can see the lake and wild life at all times. We added a full kitchen to serve our guests who choose to spend a few weeks with us. With our long summer days, our guests are able to enjoy lake living to its fullest. In winter the lake provides a myriad of winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
They say if you happen to live on the water, you are blessed! We sure feel that way. Our guests sometimes run out to the lakeside in their pajamas in the early morning to capture a float plane taking off into the morning sun. Or exclaim to us that they just saw a moose, right out in the yard! They take photos of our hand-carved giant totem pole in the back yard. They swim on hot days, or paddleboat, trailing their hands in the cold water. As near as we are to the airport, it's surprisingly quiet and peaceful here. Some of our guests make our B&B their destination, choosing to relax and see Alaska from their front door. Whether it's for one night or three weeks, we're here for you! Please check our Availability Calendar on our webpage for the absolute latest update.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Your private entrance, from the lakeside

    Your private entrance, from the lakeside

  • Your entry, dining area and kitchen

    Your entry, dining area and kitchen

  • Bookcase, recycling bins, microwave for popcorn

    Bookcase, recycling bins, microwave for popcorn

  • Living room from kitchen; bedroom is behind the wall of the living room

    Living room from kitchen; bedroom is behind the wall of the living room

  • Living space is about 700sf, room to spread out and enjoy

    Living space is about 700sf, room to spread out and enjoy

  • Your entryway and dining area from from bedroom door

    Your entryway and dining area from from bedroom door

  • Custom made birch dresser with plenty of space to unpack and settle in

    Custom made birch dresser with plenty of space to unpack and settle in

  • Tub and shower in bathroom

    Tub and shower in bathroom

  • Lilac bush in full bloom late June

    Lilac bush in full bloom late June

  • Moose enjoying the lakeside view, too!

    Moose enjoying the lakeside view, too!

  • Winter on the lake; this will freeze and we skate, ski and walk around the lake

    Winter on the lake; this will freeze and we skate, ski and walk around the lake

  • Full kitchen with cooktop, convection oven/micro, purified water dispenser, frig

    Full kitchen with cooktop, convection oven/micro, purified water dispenser, frig

  • Living room with windows to the lake

    Living room with windows to the lake

  • Private entry to your suite faces the lake

    Private entry to your suite faces the lake

  • Enjoy one of the hundreds of books we have

    Enjoy one of the hundreds of books we have

  • Custom made birch bedframe, queen size, with soft flannel sheets & down blanket

    Custom made birch bedframe, queen size, with soft flannel sheets & down blanket

  • Solid core door to suite adds privacy to the unit

    Solid core door to suite adds privacy to the unit

  • In the living room, sofa sleeper and chair sleeper for third and fourth guest

    In the living room, sofa sleeper and chair sleeper for third and fourth guest

  • Lakefront view to Sand Lake; swing & paddle boat are for your personal pleasure

    Lakefront view to Sand Lake; swing & paddle boat are for your personal pleasure

  • Beautiful fall day on the lake

    Beautiful fall day on the lake

  • The Northern Lights, Nov 2015, seen from inside the suite.  By Cynthia North

    The Northern Lights, Nov 2015, seen from inside the suite. By Cynthia North

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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