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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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


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New rustic comtemporary custom chalet 1/2 mile from ski resort
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews

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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Rogers, Arkansas

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
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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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Family Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a family gathering in hopes of skiing. Although we had unseasonable rain (January), we had a great time anyway spending time together in this beautiful place. It is on the smaller side for a bigger group, but the creative and beautiful touches the owners have made to this house made being cozy fun. The bathroom downstairs is beautiful, and the master bedroom is truly like being in a treehouse all by yourself. The hot tub sunken into the deck added to our relaxation and had we been able to ski, the mountain is very close. As always, a visit to Double Musky is on our itinerary anytime we're in Girdwood; and it never disappoints. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and found Sarah to be an accommodating and gracious host; and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home owners. Great location. Really comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Home owner was really friendly and organized. Great communication before, during and after our trip. House was really well furnished and everything worked well. We instantly felt at home and relaxed. Thank you. Will recommend to others. Sincerely - The Heaters

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Unique and Fun

  • 5 of 5

Great place, well kept and close to the Alyeska Resort. A+

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • 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




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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.

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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