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Luxury 4-BR Home, Pristine Condition, Convenient In-Town Location & 5* Service!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The choice for groups looking for location, luxury, amenities and service.

While many vacation homes look similar from the glossy internet listings and high resolution photos, the on-the-ground reality can be quite different. Here are some of the qualities that set Baxter Crest apart from the competition:

The Home:

With 3100 sqft of living space, 4 bedrooms and 6 beds (1 king, 4 queens and a queen futon), Baxter crest is one of the few vacation homes in Anchorage that can comfortably accommodate larger families and groups. Further, the open-concept design, huge chef’s kitchen, sprawling outdoor deck and patio make this home perfect for entertaining larger groups or hosting events. Lastly, constructed in 2010 and diligently maintained since, the home is modern, fresh and in pristine condition.

The Amenities:

Of course the home is packed with amenities and extras! Have morning coffee around the AMAZING outdoor natural gas fire pit, watch a movie on the 70” TV with dramatic $6,500 in-ceiling surround sound theatre system or relax in the expansive master suite with spa-style bathroom and Jacuzzi tub. And of course there is unlimited high speed Wi-Fi. We don’t suggest spending much time indoors while visiting Anchorage, but if you must, Baxter Crest is the place to be!

The Location:

Most of the larger and nicer vacation homes that appear in the Anchorage search are actually about 30-45 minutes outside the city in Girdwood, the Hillside or Rabbit Creek Road area. Baxter Crest is located within the city limits and is convenient to everything the city has to offer. We are just minutes away (10 or less) from the airport and all the best dining, shopping and activities. From the home you can walk to Baxter Bog Park, Cheney Lake and the Alaska Botanical Gardens.

The Service:

No doubt Baxter Crest is an amazing home but it’s the service that truly sets us apart. House Manager, Dawn, has over 20 years of experience in the lodging industry and has been with Baxter Crest since it opened 4 seasons ago. She is a full-time employee (not a management service) and is solely focused on creating an exceptional guest experience. Whether you need airport pickup, the fridge stocked with groceries, a batch of homemade cookies or fishing tips, Dawn has it covered! Baxter Crest owner, Troy, is an 18 year senior military officer and epidemiologist with an eye for detail and a history of success in management and leadership. He uses these skills to ensure every aspect of the home and guest experience is perfect. Steve is the third member of our team and is responsible for keeping the home in tip-top condition. If it’s broke Steve can fix it!

The Success:

Many travelers consider Alaska to be the trip of a lifetime. Wouldn’t you like to know that your dream vacation is in good hands with the experienced and proven team at Baxter Crest? Over the past 4 seasons, we have amassed more than 40 5-star guest reviews on the various listing sites. All reviews have been 5 star! Guests have routinely commented on the service, home, amenities and cleanliness. Several have even gone so far as to claim that we are the best vacation home in Anchorage or the best that they have ever stayed at. Book with confidence and let us handle the details!

More Details

Troy Ritter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Troy Ritter

Hello, I'm Troy. Through my work as a senior military officer I've learned leadership, attention to detail and the importance of doing things right. I use those same qualities in managing Baxter Crest Vacation Home.

Troy Ritter purchased this house in 2010

Why Troy Ritter chose University Area

Simply stated, no other vacation rental in Anchorage has our combination of a spacious home, luxury amenities, convenient location, 5* service and track record of success.

What makes this house unique

- Newer luxury home immaculately maintained and in pristine condition

- Comfortably accommodates larger families and groups

- Spacious open-concept design and amenities make this home perfect for entertaining

- In-city location is convenient to everything yet maintains that outdoor feel you'd expect in an Alaskan vacation home

- The kind of personal service you'd expect from a luxury hotel


University Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Landing Area - 1 queen , Not a true bedroom but perfect overflow sleeping area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury 4-BR Home, Pristine Condition, Convenient In-Town Location & 5* Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Plymouth, MN

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous property with many great amenities! The house was perfect for our trip to Alaska to attend a wedding as well as explore this beautiful state. Loved the open floor plan and spacious rooms, perfect for accommodating our family which in addition to my husband and I, included our daughters, their husbands and grand babies. The house worked perfectly for hosting a bridal shower and extended family gatherings. We absolutely love the natural gas fire pit outside, which was perfect for the cool evenings we had. House manager Dawn was so helpful, we really appreciated her stocking the fridge and pantry before our late arrival and we found the information sheet on the surrounding area very helpful - loved the pizza recommendations. We would highly recommend this beautiful home. A highlight was seeing a momma moose and her baby walking down the path in the backyard!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Baxter Crest! Dawn and I both really enjoyed meeting you and your family. We hope to see you back soon! Troy
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Baxter Crest, a beautiful home for a great vacation in Anchorage, AK

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home for a week during the month of July, 2017. The house was immaculately clean and cared for and was just perfect for our family of five. Everything you could think of needing was there in the well equipped kitchen. Multiple people were able to be in the expansive kitchen area cooking and not bumping into one another. One of our favorite things was having morning coffee around the gas fire pit. Dawn, the property manger is a sweetheart and ready to help with anything we needed. The home is in a quiet cul-de-sac and accessible to get into and around Anchorage within minutes. We highly recommend staying here and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Penny, Thanks for sharing your experience at Baxter Crest! It was a pleasure having you and family. We hope to see you again! Troy & Dawn
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Five star home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations. We had a great time with friends and family. We love to cook and all the amenities were just perfect. The neighborhood was quiet and easy access to everything. And Dawn the property manager was second to none. She was always available to help. We would recommend Baxter house to all our friends who want to experience the beauty of Alaska.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in great location of town

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house at baxter creeek- We were there for our daughter's wedding and had family members stay here. The house had a great layout and wonderful for entertaining. Very clean and had splendid location in the city. Dawn was very accomodating and had everything ready in the house for us . It made our experience in Anchorage wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mililani, HI / Dallas, TX

Exceptional customer service and beautifu well kept home!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this gorgeous vacation rental! Troy and Dawn were great to work with and responded promptly to any inquiries we had. Home is in superb condition and extremely well kept! They provided a high chair, pack n play, and even had booster seats available for those traveling with little ones. Very quiet cul de sac location and 3 car garage. Gorgeous rock fire pit in back yard to enjoy. They even offered to stock the house with any items we would like prior to our arrival and would leave the receipts for us to repay them before our stay was over. Exceptional service and home!!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Good Experience

  • 5 of 5

Expertly managed; in fact, this puts the experience over the top, in my opinion. In addition, it's a beautiful home with comfy beds in every room and solid showers with lots of hot water. Great linen service and many small considerations for the comfort of the guests.

Things to know: take soft slippers because there's a "no-shoes, please" request due to the hard wood floors. Also, there's no A/C, which seems funny to those of us from the lower 48, but is pretty normal in Alaska. We were there the hottest part of the year, mid-70's. There are several fans available. Lastly, the pictures make it look like the lake is immediately behind the house, but it is 15 minutes away--not bad at all.

The fire pit is great, as is the location in Anchorage. It's not a partying atmosphere--be respectful of the neighbors!

This home is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Ted Stevens International
Car: recommended

Baxter Crest is located within one of the more upscale pocket neighborhoods in Anchorage. The location is within the city and convenient to all the shops, restaurants and attractions but still has that wilderness feel you'd expect from an Alaska vacation home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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