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Year Round: 4-Acre Mountain View Retreat, 2-King-Bedroom Cedar Home

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fireweed House provides lodging for travelers who prefer complete privacy, with the convenience of an 8-minute drive to the downtown Juneau historic district. In this secluded location, there are no other visible neighboring houses.

Located on a 4-acre parcel on Douglas Island--just a short drive across the bridge to Juneau--Fireweed House offers an all-cedar Guest House--with vaulted ceilings, 2 king bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom with carrara marble vanity and glass walk-in shower plus laundry, wood burning stove, luxurious linens, a 900-square foot wrap-around deck with gas BBQ, marble-tile and slate floors, Italian tile counter tops, plus many features including a 5-burner gas range, Wi-Fi, and Cable TV.

For couples traveling together, additional sleeping and privacy may be added with Fireweed Apartment which accommodates 2 adults with a queen pillow-top bed, another private bath (this one with a combined shower/ jacuzzi tub), a second kitchen, and a second gas BBQ. The additional space also has access to a separate laundry.

Choose Fireweed House and you will not be disappointed--whether you are on vacation, looking for a business retreat, searching for a stopover during relocation, or a short-term rental--look to a new experience over a hotel and you will be pleasantly surprised with this beautiful location!!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 24 to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Families welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    All accommodations are non-smoking,...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • In Main Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full-length sofa + very firm futon to accommodate 1-2 youths...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Two King bedrooms in Guest House, Queen size Beds (1) One queen pillow-top bed in Fireweed Apartment (as supplementary accommodation), Full-length sofas (not sofa-beds) in both the Guest House and in Fireweed Apartment for additional sleeping, (1) Portable baby crib available upon request, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large Walk-in Shower/ Marble Vanity + full-size washer/dryer...moreless

  • Fully remodeled in November 2015--Carrara Marble vanity added + large glass walk-in shower, surround-tile and glass-tile accents. This bathroom also features a full-size stackable washer/dryer. Owner provides hand/shower soap; shampoo and conditioner; biodegradable laundry detergent. Guests are also provided with cozy bathrobes....moreless

Other Amenities

  • As owners/ and on-site managers, we are available in the Main House to check you in and help you if you need assistance. We highly value your privacy and strive to provide a quiet retreat and relaxing environment for all of our guests. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Loan library at Main House/some books in all locations...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles at Guest House...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs available for loan at the Main House...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable TV in both the Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in both the Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Video Games:

    PlayStation at the Fireweed Apartment....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive loan library at the Main House...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Inspiring mountain views of the surrounding Tongass National Forest peaks including Heinzelman Ridge and the Thomas Glacier above Lemon Creek. Throughout the year, these mountain tops are snow-peaked with lush green pockets due to our temperate rain forest. There are no visible neighboring properties to block views from this private retreat. In addition, the Douglas Island mountains with the Eaglecrest Ski Area, literally, are at our back door. No long drives--about 6 miles from this property to the top of the ski area. Beginners to Advanced skiers will enjoy the winter sports at Eaglecrest. Spectacular views in both the summer and winter seasons from our property!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The kitchen/dining area also has elevated seated for 3 on barstools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guest House - full size Washer/Dryer in the Guest House plus laundry facility may be made available to guests upon request at the Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Guest House - combination electric heat and Monitor diesel stove. Apartment is all electric heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Elegant linens, duvets, comforters, and lots of pillows. Robes and slippers upon request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Separate open-concept livingroom/dining/kitchen in Guest House...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free off-street parking for 1-2 cars. If guests need additional parking for visitors, please check with the owners in advance....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    All parking is completely off the street in a large parking area...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Free off-street parking may be available with advance approval (depends on the parking needs of other guests)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guest House - full size Washer/Dryer in the Guest House plus laundry facility may be made available to guests upon request at the Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout the property --complimentary...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    wood burning stove - wood needs to be purchased by guests at local store. Wood burning stove located in both the Guest House and Fireweed Apartment--but this is not a main source of heat...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Timed coffee maker at both Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete sets of cooking utensils/ pots & pans & dishes at both the Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 8+ guests...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size dishwasher at the Guest House only...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen at both the Guest House and the Fireweed Apartment -- each have new gas ranges...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwaves at both the Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full-size ovens within built-in gas ranges....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Panty is NOT stocked. But some cooking, BBQ, and baking spices are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size Refrigerator/freezer at the Guest House/ smaller refrigerator capacity at the Fireweed Apartment - but individual freezer space is available upon request...moreless

  • Stove:

    5-burner gas range at Guest House; 4-burner gas range at Fireweed Apartment...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster at both Guest House and Fireweed Apartment...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Guest House has a 900-sq foot deck that wraps around the house on three sides. Fireweed Apartment has a lower level deck where the BBQ is located...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Fireweed Apartment has a lanai/small deck on the second level to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or read a book...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Piped-in gas BBQ both at the Guest House and the Apartment...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Located only 1/4 mile from the Eaglecrest Ski Area. We are the closest lodging to this winter recreation spot. Ski/ Snowboard equipment available for rent at Eaglecrest Lodge....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    New Aquatic Center about 15 miles away/ Downtown Pool located next to the Juneau-Douglas High School (about 6 miles away)...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub at Fireweed Apartment only...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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High Season Summer Rates
May 16 - Sep 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$429
$2,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$329
$2,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • One-time Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Quoted Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50.00 per night, per additional guest (please call us for a revised quote if you have additional guests). A one-time turnover/cleaning fee ($200-300 depending on the booking length) is added to each stay.

Accidental Property Damage Protection ($99 one-time fee) is required on all reservations--processed at the time of booking through CSA, HomeAway Inc.'s partner for this protection. Cancellation policy is 60 days prior to arrival.

Monthly rentals of 30+ days will not incur the 12% city/borough lodging tax.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juneau International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Hangar at the Wharf
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Auke Bay Ferry Terminal
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
North Douglas Highway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hangar at the Wharf
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Eaglecrest Ski Area
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Beach

Car: Necessary

Douglas Island 4-acre parcel/ 8 min. from downtown***

Juneau is a beautiful state capital with many contrasts--the icy landscapes of winter, the refreshing rain in our forever-green landscape, the crisp blue summer skies with billowy white clouds, the long daylight of summer (18+ hours in June), and the short daylight of winter (about 6 1/2 in December).

With the 1,500 square mile Juneau Icefield at our backdoor, we always encourage summer guests to book a flightseeing trip or a helicopter ride to get the birds-eye view of this magnificent glacial landscape. Another absolute 'must' for our visitors is the Tracy Arm Fjord cruise--a day-long adventure for you and your family (children must be 6 and older)--if you want to watch for whales, seals, bears, mountain goats and eagles and see huge icebergs up close, this is the day-long trip for you!

With time and this location as your home base, consider adding a day-long trip to Skagway to experience the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad with an excursion to the Summit; a day at Admiralty Island National Monument to the Brown Bear Sanctuary--guided and unguided brown bear viewing is best in July and August; a zipline adventure; enjoy the Tram ride up Mount Roberts for beautiful hiking or just for lunch; a day-long king salmon or halibut fishing charter; a walking tour of the Juneau historic district; sea kayaking; the Mendenhall Glacier--one of the few glaciers in the world to which you can drive; and days and days of incredible hiking and exploring around the Juneau area!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Jeff and Danith met in Alaska over 30 years ago and decided to share the joy and the beauty of their homes in the Tongass National Forest with other travelers. They created and established AK Fireweed House and Guest House complex and have continued to improve the standard of excellence for visitor lodging to Juneau for more than 20 years.

Why the Owner Chose North Douglas, Juneau, AK, USA:
This unique property is comprised of three separate homes on a four-acre parcel--there are no other such properties available to visitors in the Juneau area. The Guest House is totally secluded but is connected by a short, lighted wetlands path to the Main House where the owners reside to provide on-sight management and travel advice if desired. In developing the property, the pristine Alaskan wilderness and the magnificent views have been maintained --yet all in close proximity to the many Juneau travel adventures, shopping, and dining. And with the ability to add Fireweed Apartment, larger groups traveling together can stay at the same complex but enjoy their own independent private, plush accommodations.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
As we developed AK Fireweed House, we wanted to maintain the incredible warmth and the special touches of the Guest House, the lovely view and the ambiance of the Apartment, and the details that would convey to guests just how much we care about the success of each and every traveler's stay in Juneau.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Fireweed Guest House!

    Welcome to Fireweed Guest House!

  • The deck entrance to the Guest House

    The deck entrance to the Guest House

  • Guest House Main Room Living Arrangement

    Guest House Main Room Living Arrangement

  • Glacier King Bedroom at Fireweed Guest House

    Glacier King Bedroom at Fireweed Guest House

  • Rhododendrons at Fireweed Guest House

    Rhododendrons at Fireweed Guest House

  • Fireweed Efficiency Apartment

    Fireweed Efficiency Apartment

  • Fireweed Apartment Kitchen with skylights

    Fireweed Apartment Kitchen with skylights

  • Gold Creek near downtown Juneau

    Gold Creek near downtown Juneau

  • A gray peek at Mendenhall Glacier

    A gray peek at Mendenhall Glacier

  • View of Thomas Glacier from Fireweed House!

    View of Thomas Glacier from Fireweed House!

  • Sandy Beach on Douglas Island as taken from the Tram

    Sandy Beach on Douglas Island as taken from the Tram

  • Eaglecrest Ski Area winter scene

    Eaglecrest Ski Area winter scene

  • A distant view of the Guest House with Heinzelman Ridge in the backdrop

    A distant view of the Guest House with Heinzelman Ridge in the backdrop

  • Guest House Kitchen and Eating Counter

    Guest House Kitchen and Eating Counter

  • Guest House Main Room with Cathedral Window/Dining view

    Guest House Main Room with Cathedral Window/Dining view

  • Garden View King Bedroom at the Guest House

    Garden View King Bedroom at the Guest House

  • Winter comes to Fireweed Apartment

    Winter comes to Fireweed Apartment

  • Fireweed Apartment Queen pillow-top bed

    Fireweed Apartment Queen pillow-top bed

  • Our porcupine resident at Fireweed House

    Our porcupine resident at Fireweed House

  • Mendenhall Glacier on an overcast day

    Mendenhall Glacier on an overcast day

  • Fireweed House Hummingbird Garden

    Fireweed House Hummingbird Garden

  • Mount Roberts Tram above downtown Juneau

    Mount Roberts Tram above downtown Juneau

  • Jeffrey's Salmon Catch of the Day

    Jeffrey's Salmon Catch of the Day

  • Lena Beach Recreation Area -- a great place for a picnic!

    Lena Beach Recreation Area -- a great place for a picnic!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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