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Grand Alaskan Home With Private River Front; 1.5 Mi. From Mendenahll Glacier

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Mendenhall Valley House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Discover the scenic beauty of Alaska with the comforts of home. Located only minutes away from the world famous Mendenhall Glacier National Park. The natural Alaskan setting surrounding this modern newly built home provides both privacy and beauty. The forested backyard comes complete with a gorgeous river view, private access to the river bank below, frequent wildlife visitors, and blueberry bushes. Juneau boasts over 101 hiking and biking trails and many are just down the road. All this with quick access to shopping and the local tourist destinations. The open floor plan and high ceilings of the living room, dining room, and kitchen provide a wonderful atmosphere for socializing and having fun. Come relax in the tranquility of Alaska.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karrie Shepro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

About Karrie Shepro

David was born and raised in Alaska, the most awesome state in existence! He's lived in Anchorage, Palmer, Wrangell, Petersburg, Valdez, and Juneau (and some of them more than once!). David was a tour guide at Princess Tours for several summers, and has experienced many of the wonderful adventures Juneau has to offer. He is also a proud father of two, and loves his amazing wife and family dearly.

Karrie Shepro purchased this house in 2016

Why Karrie Shepro chose Juneau

David lived in this house for years. In 2016, his parents put it up for sale. Wanting to keep the property in the family, David and Karrie pooled all their resources together to purchase the home.

What makes this house unique

Right next to a river? Heck yes!

Nice woody feel? Oh yeah!

A few miles from the glacier? You bet!

Room for the whole family and more? You know it!

And living in this house for years is an added bonus.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Grand Alaskan Home With Private River Front; 1.5 Mi. From Mendenahll Glacier
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable home. Convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion weekend at this welcoming home. Family come in from 5 states for our son's wedding and we were all completely comfortable. It was pleasing to find nice touches such as the kitchen furnished for large group cooking, plenty of towels, tons of storage, convenient parking for multiple vehicles, and so much more. Karrie answered all our questions both before and during our stay. We hope we have a reason to go back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again anytime.
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Alaskan 35th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our anniversary with 12 family members and friends from Canada and Georgia here on Riverside Dr was perfection. The house accommodated all of us and was easily accessible to the Airport, Auke Harbor, Mendenhall Glacier and downtown Juneau. So much to see an do in Juneau! The beds were comfortable (although the adults in the twin beds felt they were better for children than adults). The river ROARED and we loved leaving the windows open at night and hearing it lull us to sleep. We cooked in most nights and had plenty of utensils (although the plates/cups were for 10). We had fires and s'mores outside at night and thoroughly enjoyed our home away from home in Juneau. Lynda was helpful with any questions about pillows/linens/recycling and howling at the moon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely private home with a GORGEOUS sandy beach right on the river. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt like it was our own little wonderland right inside of Juneau. It is convenient to restaurants, shopping and sight seeing while still feeling private. Great house!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I booked this VRBO rental for a few of my guests coming to my wedding from out of town. They absolutely loved staying on the river and it was more than enough room for 7+ people (and the kitchen was amazing!) I had a misunderstanding on check out time and the owner was very generous in giving our guests extra time to get their things and get checked out. Absolutely would consider booking again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendenhall Valley Rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home near Mendenhall glacier and trail access. 20 minutes from downtown. Right on the river and the sound of the river at night is wonderful to sleep to. Downstairs only has 1/2 bath which would make the home difficult for anyone with physical challenges. Gourmet kitchen. We did purchase a charcoal grill and left it for others to use.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Size For Large Family

  • 4 of 5

The house was a good size for our 9 adults and 2 kids. Linda, the property manager was very attentive to any concerns. The house backs up to a river and is hidden from the main road near the glacier. The kitchen isn't overalls stocked but we did manage to cook many meals for everyone. The house, which we brought to Linda's attention, needed a good cleaning. After staying here I feel as though the rate is high for the property value.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.4 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Various bars
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Various restaurants
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Auke Rec
Car: recommended

Beautiful Alaskan Home Located Along the Mendenhall River. Only a mile and a half from the world famous Mendenhall Glacier.


Rates & Availability

Mendenhall Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept - March
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mendenhall Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
There is an apartment located above the garage with a tenant. The apartment is not available to vacation rental guests.

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