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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 5 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 a 19 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 5 seasons, we have received about 50 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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 Location & 5* Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The Baxter house immaculate, modern, well finished, and had all the amenities. Has a great open floor plan and a huge kitchen for entertaining. The fire pit out back was great for August because it was cooling off at night and put off a good amount of heat. We had 4 couples, the set up with the bedrooms was perfect. Dawn was great to work with and was very courteous. Troy the owner even made cookies for the service members in our family. I can’t say enough good things about our stay!! We will stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julee, What a terrific review! Thanks for taking time to tell others about the home and your experience. I just have one confession... It was Dawn who made the cookies. Mine aren’t nearly as good! We hope to see you back soon. Troy
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  • 5 of 5

Baxter Crest is a beautiful, restful, quiet place to stay. Troy and Dawn are superb hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything the photos promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week with family and friends at Baxter Crest! The house provided all the space we needed for eight guests. Troy and Dawn were super helpful during the planning process and they made check in/out super easy! Will definitely be recommending this place to anyone else looking to visit Anchorage!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tricia, Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for being so great to work with. I hope to see you back soon! Troy
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 found this home perfect in every way. Dawn was great! Everything you read about this home is true. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, I’m happy you and your family enjoyed the home! Come back soon. Troy
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Beautiful home, nice neighborhood, lots of extras.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 adults and one child were very comfortable at this beautiful home. The property was well kept inside and out. The location suited us well for our plans and was only about 10-15 minutes from anywhere in Anchorage. There was an abundance of table service, although we did not require it often. There were many sundries and miscellaneous items stocked. The master bedroom was HUGE. There was a comfortable seating area and deck in the back yard that we used every night. Several of our party took morning walks for coffee and enjoyed the area very much. The next time we have a group travel to Anchorage, this would be my first choice for accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful clean, comfy, and roomy house!!

  • 5 of 5

Luxury home in a great neighborhood. And the best service of any VRBO we have booked!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 $275
Additional Guest Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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