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Oasis of calm in the heart of Anchorage

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2 BA home on quiet street with easy access to all of Anchorage

Welcome to our newly remodeled mid-century modern home, in a wonderfully convenient location! There is easy access to the Seward Highway and the best Anchorage has to offer. We are mere minutes from downtown, and yet the house is still peaceful and serene. We are just a few blocks from the Chester Creek Greenbelt, which is great for walking, jogging, biking and cross-country skiing, and it can lead you to several local parks as well as the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

The large open kitchen and dining area make meal preparation a breeze. The BBQ on the back deck overlooks the spacious shared backyard, and your own sunny front porch with dining table and chairs offers Alaskan al fresco dining.

The spacious master bedroom has its own full bathroom, a king bed, and a wide dresser. The middle bedroom has one full bed and a drop-down desk. The "quilt room" has one king/ two twin beds. The back bedroom has both a queen and a twin bed, a tall dresser, a large desk, and TV.

With brand new flooring, carpet, and paint, this home is ready to be your oasis and launching pad for your Alaskan adventure!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Jennifer

My husband and I have lived in Alaska most of our lives,. We are passionate about the state, and happy to be raising our children here. I have worked as a travel adviser, tour director, kayak guide and instructor, bike guide, downhill ski instructor, and local guide. We live most of the year in Girdwood, a small ski town about 45 minutes away from Anchorage. We are happy to share our Alaskan experience with our guests to help make your stay as fulfilling as possible!

Jennifer purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer chose North Star

We bought this house to be close to our children's school in Anchorage during the winter. It is also two blocks away from my husband's work and close to everywhere we want to go in Anchorage.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home's bright, airy feel, its large yard, and the proximity to our favorite trails in Anchorage. The warm, sunny front porch has turned into a favorite spot for outdoor meals.


North Star House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly request that you remove your shoes in the home, as is Alaska custom throughout the state.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely remodeled with elegant tile and all new fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vintage mid-century modern
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Includes desk area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be combined into one king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , No closet, but there is a tall dresser and large desk area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has attached master bathroom
  • The 4th bedroom is a 'back room' accessed through the laundry room. The other three bedrooms are in the main part of the house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Oasis of calm in the heart of Anchorage
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful interior! Great kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! Multiple items in the house I commented on that I wish I had that in my house. The kitchen was probably the highest quality of any rental house I’ve stayed in with a nice range and really nice pots and pans. Thanks a bunch!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We pride ourselves on a well-outfitted kitchen, including a range of spices to start with. We hope to make the experience of feeding your group as easy as possible.
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Very modern and well equipped home and kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed, including a nice and well equipped kitchen. Plenty of space, beds, towels, dishware, seating, etc. for our extended family of seven.

Beautiful place with modern look. Enjoyed the seating and plants out front too.

Convenient location. While we primarily visited locations at the edge of Anchorage (and a few parks and coffee shop/bakeries closer by), this central location made getting everywhere convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places on HomeAway that we have stayed at.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We appreciate the positive feedback and are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nice place. Good access to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well appointed and supplied. Close to airport, downtown, and main routes to desirable destinations. Just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay in Anchorage

  • 5 of 5

These owners did a fantastic job anticipating anything vacation renters could possibly need. Great kitchen, comfortable living areas, and even toys for the kids. The house is located close to everything in Anchorage, yet in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Our group of seven (4 adults, 3 kids aged 4 to 17) has plenty of room to start and end every day of our Anchorage adventure. I highly recommend this rental for families or groups.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, house and thoughtful owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, had everything we would need and more. Jennifer had stopped by and gave us a good recommendation for restaurants and things to see. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a place in Anchorage. Thanks Jennifer!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you, and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Car: recommended

Our property is centrally located yet quiet, with quick and easy access to all of Anchorage's main attractions. We're also just 2 blocks from the Chester Creek Greenbelt, a beautiful wooded parkway that runs through the middle of Anchorage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350

Renters must be over 25 years old, and quiet hours are from 11:00pm-7:00am. Also, like almost all Alaskans, we request shoes off inside. We like to keep things as clean as possible for our guests!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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