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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

A Slope Side Apartment is an economical alternative to Hotels, condos and B&B's. This private apartment has all the comforts and amenities to make yourself at home in an Alaskan mountain setting. With a separate entrance on the first floor, this unit has one bedroom with a queen and single bed and the couch/futon pulls out to another double bed in the living room. There is a washer and dryer in the unit and soap is provided. It is in a perfect location to walk to the restaurants and shops nearby, yet the street is very quiet and away from any traffic. A biking/walking trail is located two minutes from your door.

A Slope Side Apartment is located in Girdwood, just 35 miles south of Anchorage (50 mins. from Anchorage International Airport). Travelling down on the very scenic Seward Highway, you will enjoy specatular scenery and arrive to the friendly feeling of this small town in the forest. This area is considered the northern most expanse of the Pacific temperate rain forest. The lush mountains in the summer receive more than 600 inches of snow in the winter. Hanging glaciers surround the valley, connecting to the massive ice feilds of Prince William Sound. Bears, moose, dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles and other wildife is often seen in the area and right in town. Girdwood's small community is 'Alaska' and well worth the drive out of Anchorage.

Keywords: Apartment, self contained, vacation rental, Girdwood, 1 bedroom, house

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About The Owner

Ken & Thalia moved to Alaska in 1989 from the New England area. Ken has been running an eco-adventure guiding service called Wilkinson Expeditions. He's a trained photographer and naturalist and has guided private groups in Alaska and other locations since 1995.Thalia is an elementary school art teacher and runs a summer art camp for kids in Girdwood We both like gardening, there is a green house on location and together we built the wood fired sauna in the back yard.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Why The Owner chose Alaska

We fell in love with Alaska. We bought the house in Girdwood because of the outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities nearby. It is not far from Anchorage and the drive is one of the most scenic drives in the country. We see alot of wildlife in the area and back yard and the photo opportunities are endless. Girdwood is a small town surrounded by hundreds of square miles of National and State Forest. With less than 1500 people when we moved here, now approximately 2200, it is very friendly with a strong community spirit. We both like winter and skiing and this small town offers the Alyeska Ski Resort, many cross country trails and lots of snow.

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gold panning, outdoor photography, flightseeing, close to hiking/cross country skiing trails,

Amenities

Girdwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room area
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Large yard, At base of ski slopes, private seperate entrance, close to pedestrian walking/bike path

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

Charming Overnight Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful stop for us. A good bang for your buck. The property was well kept, spacious, and we loved having laundry facilities inside. The property owners communicated well. The apartment was just minutes from the trails and we were able to hike the North Face Trail. There was plenty of informative information of places to eat and things to do in the area as well. This was probably the best I slept all week. Thanks for a great time. If the cards play right, we would love to come back in the future! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything Our Family Needed

  • 5 of 5

We were in girdwood for a wedding and forgot lots of stuff we needed hair dryer, iron, measuring cups... we found everyone we needed and more. Great spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Saint Paul
4

Great for a night

  • 4 of 5

Great location, safe and excellent price. Had a main living area and 1 bedroom and bathroom down hallway. It was a little dated but worked for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Llttleton, Colorado
5

convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were able to reserve this comfortable apartment at the last minute. It was well equipped with everything we needed and a very welcome washer and dryer after a week of travel. The location is great. We took a nice evening hike in the woods.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska
5

A lovely property in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Ken and Thalia were welcoming hosts, and the apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable and delightful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to hiking. Apartment was roomy and had all that we needed. Easy day trip to Seward.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Base rate.... $135/night for stays of two or more nights.....$150 for single night stays

50% Deposit by check or money order. Cash or check upon arrival. No Credit cards accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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