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Pretty Home on 6 Acres with Beautiful Kitchen, Jetted Tub & Decks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4BR/3BA - Sleeps 4-10

The Vista Valley Guest house is a well-built home situated on an elite, wooded 6 acres overlooking a valley. The home is located right up the road from historic Ester, the Malemute Saloon, and the popular Ester Community Park with a summer playground, soccer field, and winter ice skating. It's just 10 minutes from the University of Alaska and 20 minutes to downtown Fairbanks and all the Golden Heart City has to offer.

The kitchen, with cherrywood cabinets, is amply equipped with all the tools you need to cook for a group. The BBQ on the deck is a great way to enjoy the Alaska summer and the wonderful nature views. Wake up to the aroma of incredible coffee with the Nespresso fully-automatic espresso machine. For coffee purists, we also provide a burr grinder and a traditional coffee machine.

Catch up on laundry while in Fairbanks. Vista Valley Guest House has a front-loading washer and dryer available for guests and the detergent is provided.

There are four bedrooms, a total of 2 queen beds, 2 full bed, a twin trundle, and an extra rollaway cot, so there will be plenty of room for parents, kids, grandparents, or a group of friends traveling together. We provide luxury linens and towels for each of the beds and the three full bathrooms.

The sitting room with soapstone wood stove invites you to curl up with a good book, and the living room has a flat screen TV with Blu-Ray player and surround sound, with a small selection of DVD's provided. Fast wireless internet will keep you connected to family or friends while in Alaska. There is also some toys for young children available.

Relax and come enjoy the private elite getaway and beautiful view available at Vista Valley View Guest House!

Lodging Rates: $250/ night up to four people, $25 each additional person per night, plus 8% tax. Max 10 people. Cancellation policy: Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount. Minimum two night stay.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

Eve grew up right here on the block, and in fact, much of her family still lives in the Vista Way neighborhood, with her mom still located just a few acres away! She loves reading, music, camping, riding snow mobiles and tries to make time for travel, going to live theatre, and Sunday drives.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Alaska

My brother designed and built this house. I feel like I have a dream kitchen, and take a lot of pride in my brother's tile work throughout the house. We hope you can come and enjoy the space, the comfort, and the privacy available at Vista Valley Guest House, just a gorgeous 15 minute drive from Fairbanks.


Fairbanks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Master Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom #4 - 1 double , Downstairs Full Bed Has Attached Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Upstairs Mstr Bedroom w/ Rollaway Cot & Baby Crib in Closet.
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full Bed With Single-Sized Trundle - Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Pretty Home on 6 Acres with Beautiful Kitchen, Jetted Tub & Decks
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Great sunny deck and view!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for my daughter's college graduation from UAF. The house was well stocked with everything we needed and we had plenty of room for 8 guests. Our host Erin was extremely helpful, friendly and responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Holstein, WI

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I had the pleasure of staying at this home for two nights. It's very close to Fairbanks with the added bonus of being secluded, which is perfect for viewing the Northern Lights! The house is well equipped and Erin was more than happy to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This home is warm and comfortable. We were here for 3 nights to view the northern lights so it was a snowy cold time. It was just far enough out of town to be away from the "city" lights yet near restaurants. The bedrooms and bathrooms met our needs (except our mattress was soft so we met in the valley of it every night). The kitchen and living areas were functional and pleasant. Our only problem was that the owner requests that shoes be taken off upon entry and there's no place to do so. The front door opens onto a very small space with tiled flooring after which the living room is covered with white carpet. Very difficult to not freeze your feet outside and keep snow boots off the carpet! Otherwise, the house was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Very relaxing and had great views! We would definitely recommend to others!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great getaway and a great place to spend time with friends and family! Got to view the northern lights right from the yard. The house was well kept and very cozy and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Nigh-perfect spot for Aurora viewing!

  • 5 of 5

Were part of Catherine C.'s party. Can't really imagine a much better spot for aurora viewing! A mere 6 miles, as the crow flies, from the airport, yet isolated by intervening ridges and high enough above the community of Ester, we noticed only negligible light pollution, even during the periods of dense cloud cover. Thrilled to report that despite generally overcast skies and even an overnight snow shower, we experienced the aurora each of the 3 nights we stayed at this lovely spot. 3 nights, at least 4 distinct manifestations of the lights. Wow!!! {As a super plus,we experienced an almost perfect lack of noise pollution, too. On only 1 occasion did we hear even one vehicle while sky-watching.)

We found accurate weather information for the house at, (Ester, AK). Good aurora info at and We also found the "My Aurora Forecast" app (jRuston Apps), both apple & android, to be very helpful. It will give you a programmable alarms when predicted activity is high.

Although I just waxed about the isolation, this house is wonderfully convenient and close to town, The Ester gas has a well stocked convenience store with beer, wine, & liquor It's an easy 4 mile drive down the hill from the house. The Fred Meyer (astounding Alaska institution) by the airport is only about 10 miles and 15 minutes from the house. Likewise, numerous restaurants & watering holes.

Despite the generally snowy conditions. we deep-southerners had few issues with driving & traction (and what few issues we had were down the hill closer to town).

As others have previously noted, the owner's description of property and amenities were all spot-on. We found the fridge pretty well stocked including still-fresh milk, an onion or two & lots of condiments. We won the coin flip & got the upstairs bedroom with en suite bath. Found our queen bed very comfortable.

Never had any issues with the water (house is way up a hill & not on municipal water - too high for a well it seems - therefore owners see to it that tank i s regularly filled). Were always conscious not to waste water, but always felt there was lots available.

We give this lovely property our highest recommendation. Best wishes with your sky-watching or summer getaway! I feel confident you, too will very much enjoy this fine house & its super location.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Fairbanks!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples traveling from Louisiana to Alaska for the Northern Lights. This home provided everything we could have wanted. It was warm and comfortable. The location was close to town but far enough away to avoid city lights. The kitchen and common areas were relaxing. The bedrooms were small but adequate. Our only small complaint was having a white carpet right at the front door necessitating removal of boots in a tiny space. It was hard to not get snow w on the carpet! Otherwise, all was good. We saw the lights and had lots f fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
George Parks Highway
Car: necessary

Take the beautiful drive up the Old Nenana Highway to the private retreat offered at Vista Valley Guest House, located just 5 minutes from historic Ester Gold Mining Camp, 10 minutes from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and 15 minutes from the beautiful Golden Heart city of Fairbanks and all that the interior community has to offer.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

$250 base rate up to 4 guests. $25 dollars for each additional person.

Credit card number is required to hold the reservation. Full payment is collected no later than day of check-in. Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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