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SUMMER view -side of house - vacation apartment is the bottom floor, 800 sq ft

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Private Woods, Close to Town, only 3 miles from University of Alaska!

Perfect for the short term traveler, extended stays (over a month) are available, too. Please read our reviews before you look elsewhere, to see how our guests feel. This beautiful newly remodeled, 780 sq.ft. one bedroom apartment has all new furnishings and better than hotel quality details. Private separate entrance on the ground floor. One bedroom with queen sized bed, all new bedding & new premium mattress. Apartment can accomodate up to 4 people, but it is best for single person, a couple, or a family. Free wi-fi Internet, flat panel TV with free cable, office/den in apartment with FAX/copier. Full bathroom includes washer & dryer, hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner. Fully equipped kitchen with all dishes, pots & pans, cooking utensils, basic spices, etc. Morning coffee is provided. It is conveniently located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, (3 miles), and 8 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from shopping.
The view from the window is a mix of spruce, birch and aspen trees. Flower gardens, including iris and lilacs, and a vegetable garden are on the property. In the Summer, we are close to the botanical garden at UAF, and in the Winter, if the auroras are out, they are very likely to be seen right over our house, with no city light pollution to dilute them.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Queen sized bed, twin bed, two airbeds...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Office

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Premium new queen mattress, and the smaller room, which doubles as an office for the business traveler, also has a twin bed in it. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Morning coffee & tea is provided, visitors guides and local knowledge available, please query if shuttle from airport is needed...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free cable, however movies on demand are extra charge...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Samsung flat panel smart TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have some toys for younger children on the premises. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full load capacity dryer, located inside bathroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Comfortable, adjustable heat to your comfort level. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    400 thread count 100% cotton sheets provided, towels provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Right up front outside the door, and includes plug in for car in the Winter...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking space for RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full load capacity washer, located inside bathroom, detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wi-fi, also a FAX/copier machine in office, inside apartment...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide a week's worth of coffee and tea selection. We also provide half n half for creamer, sugar and non sugar sweetener. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All basic utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, silverware needed and all utensils are in fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with all pots & pans for your cooking needs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full sized oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Garden House which will double as a vegetable greenhouse in Summer, and a Warmup area outside, in the Winter when viewing auroras. Deck with up to 6 chairs by outdoor grill and Garden House....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearest golf at Fairbanks Golf CLub on Farmers Loop Rd, 5 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    AT the Chena River landing at Pioneer Park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden with some fresh produce when in season...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    private grill for your use on the deck near the Garden House...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At Birch Hill Recreation area, at Skiland, and Moose Mountain...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April Thaw Season
Apr 3 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 1 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Autumn Aurora
Sep 16 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall/Winter
Nov 26 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter Aurora
Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$145

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

More than a 30 day stay is negotiable, also an extended stay of more than 2 weeks is negotiable. The rates are based on a 2 person occupancy, each extra person is an additional $20 per night. Borough bed tax 8%

NO PETS are allowed, since we have to keep it allergy free for everyone. Please be conservative with water use, do not run water unnecessarily. That simply means to not let the water run when not being used.

Check in time is usually not before 3pm, unless a prior arrangement has been made with owner.

Check out time on departure day is 11am, unless there is a prior arrangement with the owner.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • University of Alaska Museum of the North

    "Beautiful unique building with exceptional Arctic collection of artifacts, wildlife specimen..."

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  • Large Animal Research Station

  • Georgeson Botanical Garden

    "Wonderful garden of local flora and vegetables that can be grown up here successfully."

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  • Creamers Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

    "Trails to walk, waterfowl to view at certain times of year, wonderful wild place to visit an..."

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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairbanks International Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Blue Loon
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fairbanks Golf & Country Club, on Farmers Loop Rd
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Alaska Railroad
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Parks Highway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lemon Grass -Thai

Car: Necessary

We are located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, on the west side of town, only 8 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from shopping, yet still secluded, private wooded setting. In the Summer, we are very close to the botanical garden, and the UAF Large Animal Research station with musk ox and caribou, (reindeer). In the Winter, the auroras can be seen going right over our house!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Les & Carol Smallwood, have been residents in Fairbanks, Alaska, for over 23 years. This home you'd be staying at has been built by Les. The year purchased just indicates the year we purchased the piece of land it sits on. Located among aspen and spruce trees, the apartment suite is on the lower lever and was just remodeled. We have three dogs (all friendly and will not bother you), we love our location and privacy and hope you'll consider staying with us. We look forward to making your stay memorable.

Why the Owner Chose Fairbanks, AK, USA:
This piece of property is a total of 2.5 acres that was purchased by Les Smallwood in 1991, and then he began the process of clearing the woods and building the house you see today on it. We picked this part of town because it is near the University, doesn't have a lot of commercial business cluttering and hiding the natural beauty of the area, it is private and quiet, and it is still very close and convenient to everything in town. It is also located within the best schools' districts in the city, ensuring that our kids would go to the best public schools available.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Living with woods all around means privacy, and that you may get visits from the local moose. The air is fresh, and the water tastes good right out of the faucet, no filtering needed. If you are here in the Summer, the days are long and beautiful. In the Winter, the auroras are clear and strong, without any city light pollution.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • SUMMER view -side of house - vacation apartment is the bottom floor, 800 sq ft

    SUMMER view -side of house - vacation apartment is the bottom floor, 800 sq ft

  • Ice Art Alaska - one of the many spectacular ice art sculptures- seen in March

    Ice Art Alaska - one of the many spectacular ice art sculptures- seen in March

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Part of kitchen and diningroom table

    Part of kitchen and diningroom table

  • Northern Lights right over our house!

    Northern Lights right over our house!

  • Living room showing flat panel TV & entertainment

    Living room showing flat panel TV & entertainment

  • Vanity in bathroom

    Vanity in bathroom

  • Our flower baskets along the front of house in the summer!

    Our flower baskets along the front of house in the summer!

  • Office/ reading/ sitting area in room connected to the bedroom

    Office/ reading/ sitting area in room connected to the bedroom

  • Outdoor grill available for your use with deck, in front of the Garden House.

    Outdoor grill available for your use with deck, in front of the Garden House.

  • March Auroras 2015, right over the house!

    March Auroras 2015, right over the house!

  • Welcome sign outside of apartment

    Welcome sign outside of apartment

  • Ice Art 2015

    Ice Art 2015

  • Closeup view of stove and countertop in kitchen

    Closeup view of stove and countertop in kitchen

  • Table setting

    Table setting

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  • Bedroom with queen-sized bed

    Bedroom with queen-sized bed

  • Front of Garden House with deck chairs. You may go inside and view the plants!

    Front of Garden House with deck chairs. You may go inside and view the plants!

  • Moose outside our window, walking thru the yard

    Moose outside our window, walking thru the yard

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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