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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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 Girdwood

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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New rustic comtemporary custom chalet 1/2 mile from ski resort
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews

Lovely and cozy home

  • 3 of 5

House is well equipped and comfortable, good location and quite However, one note for future users - in order to get to the master bedroom room or bathroom you need to walk through the small bedroom with the bunkbeds - limiting the privacy in that room - which was the reason for the 3 stars (otherwise a 4 plus). Also, one bathroom upstairs with the 3 bedrooms and one downstairs. With kids it should not be an issue but with 3 or more adults it is more of a two bedroom with loft/study. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with gorgeous views! LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in August 2018 and had an amazing time. The house is comfortable, lovely and had phenomenal views from the bedrooms and the main living area and deck - mountains, glaciers, woods. It's got everything you need to relax and cook (we cooked dinner every night) and feel at home. The decor is creative and artistic and the beds/couches are comfortable...and the views!

Sarah & Darren were extremely helpful and welcoming, and you can tell they care about their home and the comfort of their guests. Darren even showed us which berries (salmon berries, growing right by the front door and off the deck) are edible.

The deck is well constructed and we enjoyed sitting outside with coffee in the morning, enjoying the views and the fresh air. The hot tub is clean and new and private. We went for walks in the mornings & evenings and loved the neighborhood and the way you can can see trees and glaciers from every new street. We talked to a few neighbors and people walking dogs, and everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

We loved the "tree loft" bedroom with all the windows - it literally made me want to buy this house and stay in Alaska.

Overall we had a great stay, and would definitely recommend this home to others. I'd stay here again next time we come to Alaska (which hopefully will be soon!)

Other positives: Staying in Girdwood instead of Anchorage means a much shorter drive to places like Whittier and Seward. It also means that you have glaciers right in your backyard! It's so gorgeous and relaxing to rent a house instead of getting a hotel. If you're on the fence, definitely go for this won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - Loved the elevated rooms!

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely home with gorgeous natural light streaming in many windows. Could not have asked for a better place to stay and get ready for my wedding in. We saw moose and bear right off the front porch!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and amazing. Great views. Perfect location. Quiet neighborhood near ski lifts.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We have young kids and they did great in the space. Although not baby proof, with a few simple changes our kids were very safe. The adults all loved the space. Very clean and updated property. Hot tub a huge plus. Read other reviews on layout of home. Worked great for our group. We would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for our Girdwood stay.

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located within walking distance of Resort, shopping and restaurants, nice quiet neighborhood, beautiful home that lets in plenty of light and views of the forest and imposing mountains. Conveniently located for all that Girdwood has to offer, as well as excursions into the Kenai peninsula. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

I rented this house over spring break to stay with my kids and some friends. It is a beautiful, well-crafted home in a great location in Girdwood, close to the ski resort.Coordinating and setting up the rental was very easy.The owners were super responsive.

It was mildly stressful staying there with kids only because there is quite a bit of nice finishes and trims etc and trying to keep the kids from breaking or damaging something required constant supervision. ( maybe that says something more about the three and five-year-old who were with us) But probably this place is better suited to adults or older kids at least.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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