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New rustic comtemporary custom chalet 1/2 mile from ski resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 bath on private wooded lot with mountain views and hot tub

This new beautifullly appointed Mountain home is a work of art that is fully functionable with its rustic contemporary charm. The home features a grand fireplace, hot tub, fully equiped custom kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 with amazing mountian views perfect for viewing the Northern lights or star gazing) and 2 bathrooms. The wooded lot adds privacy without obstructing the amazing views. This home will make you vacation or weekend in Girdwood, AK a pleasant and memorable vacation or get-away.

Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley

Darren and Sarah Mattingley, two life long Alaskans who live in the beautiful resort town of Girdwood with their children and many pets. We like to collect unique properties and transform them into works of art.

Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley purchased this house in 2013

Why Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley chose Alaska

This property was originally built as a small cabin in the late 1960's and was remodeled and added on to in 1985. When we purchased it in 2014 we saw great potential for this property and loved the custom work that was done several years back so we continued on with the rustic theme and added another wing with an additional bedroom while updating the existing structure.

What makes this house unique

Girdwood is a small valley with limited land where the average lot size is about a quarter acre. This home is situated on a larger than average lot but what attracted us to this property was the treed lot and overall charm of the home.


Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

New rustic comtemporary custom chalet 1/2 mile from ski resort
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Nice home, very cozy feel

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for a mom's weekend getaway. It perfectly fit 6 adults. All the basic amenities are provided. Hot tub was a nice addition to the weekend! I didn't like that we were charged extra for having 6 people. (Extra charge of $30/night/person over 4 people). I think if the listing says sleeps 7, you should be able to have 7 guests. Other than that it was a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annual Family Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Sarah was a wonderful host who was extremely helpful answering our questions about the area and house prior to our arrival. Even during our stay she made sure she let us know when and where we would be able to see the northern lights (what a wonderful sight to see). This two bedroom home fit our family of 6 adults perfectly, with wonderful views and an easy walk to the ski slopes in the morning. The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Easy walk to the nearby waterfall and local town, so no need to have a car if you are ok with walking a few miles. I highly recommend staying here, worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation near Anchorage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as our Anchorage base. The chalet was very custom and attractive. Inside the exposed beams and rafters added a lot of charm and character. The master bedroom didnt have an attached bathroom but the wall of windows and private balcony was amazing. The other bedroom had similar views. Waking up to a daybreak in with a wall of windows was quite a sight. Downstairs, the fireplace was perfect for adding ambience and a bit of warmth to the house. Being there in the dead season, Girdwood was a very quiet place to spend time. Although this location is not in walking distance to the eateries and post office, its an easy 2-3 min drive away.

Sarah contacted us to notify us that we could check in early since there were no guests there prior to us, and later, Darren dropped by to greet us and show us how to use the amenities such as the fireplace and hot tub. (we dont have fireplaces in houses here in hawaii).

We left a rice cooker/steamer for your future guests. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised

  • 4 of 5

Sarah was a wonderful host. She met us on arrival and provided very clear instructions on everything that we would need. One big disappointment was the metered Wi-Fi connection. It appears that is normal for Alaska so it isn't a complaint, just one thing I wish were different. Beyond that, the property is exactly what you see in the photos. Its very well appointed - clean and very thoughtfully laid out. Everything was labeled and where you would expect it to be for the weary traveler. The location is perfect - tucked away on a quiet street but accessible if you need to make a quick escape for activities.

There is no question that we would stay again if our travels brings us back to Alaska.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the convenience of the home to Seward and Whittier. The home was very comfortable and accommodating for us. There was everything we needed. The bedding was so comfortable, the home was very clean! I am very OCD and particular and it was as I was in hopes of. Sarah was very kind and efficient in all the details leading up to our arrival. The mountain views were amazing from the deck and the bedroom. We really enjoyed the comforts of their home and would highly recommend to anyone seeking solitude and views and cleanliness and comfort. There were no issues at all. Thanks again for making our stay so incredible, it is much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Silver, NJ


  • 5 of 5

The owners of this three bedroom home have done an amazing job to wrap you in comfort and luxury. The house is well appointed with thought and detail to making the most of your vacation stay. It is located in a nice community, close to local shops, restaurants and the wonderful Alyeska ski resort. Its proximity to other Alaskan wonders, like the Natural Wildlife refuge, the Turnagin Arm tidal bore, and amazing vistas, makes it the perfect "home base" for your Alaskan vacation!! Additionally, it is not often that I can honestly say a HUGE thank you to the OWNERS for going above and beyond educate us on local happenings to make us feel welcome and truly at home in their beautiful property!! I highly recommend this property for your upcoming Alaskan adventure!!! We will definitely be back and would absolutely be thrilled to rent this property again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Seward Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jack Sprat, Double Musky, Alyeska Resort, Chair 5
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

A deposit of $1000.00 is authorized on your Credit card at time of check-in and released at check out if no damage has been done to the property during the rental period. 5 day minimum rental during summer (June, July and August).

Our cancellation policy is as follows: If you cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior
to your reserved date then you will receive a full refund minus a $40.00 cancellation fee.
Any cancellations less than 45 days prior to your reservation you will only be refunded your
payment if we are able to rebook the property for the dates you had reserved. If we do
rebook the property then you will receive a refund for the full amount paid less a $40
cancellation fee.

$500.00 due at time of booking if rental date is more than 45 days away with remainder due 45 days prior to arrival. Full amount due at time of booking if arrival date is 45 days or less from time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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