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Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Midtown studio, second level with views of Chugach mountains, downtown Anchorage with sunset vista. 10 minute walk to heart of downtown Anchorage, near coastal trail. Short walk to midtown where the locals shop with markets and a variety of eateries and entertainment. Close to Natural Pantry, Saturday markets, Anchorage museum, Moose's Tooth Pizza, Bear Tooth dinner/movie theater, Sports Bar, coffee shops, bicycle rentals.

Queen bed and 'Full' size pullout sofa,which has a Memory foam mattress. The studio will sleep four comfortably.

Kitchenette offers a microwave, convection/toaster oven, full refrigerator, coffee maker, Hot water X-press, and toaster. All necessary ware and utensils. Barbeque grill-gas.

Bathroom with shower, hair dryer.

The bright and comfortable living space offers Maple hardwood floors, radiant heat, picture windows, and 3 sets of French doors leading out to decks with different vistas. North & West -Sunset & Downtown; East - Chugach Mountains; South - a small forest, where you may watch moose napping while you enjoy lunch on the sunny deck.

Enjoy the fresh raspberries growing on the property and the spacious lawn.

More Details

Shirley Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Shirley Nelson

Being a resident in the beautiful state of Alaska for over 34 years, having lived in remote areas for several of these years as a teacher and "adventurer", I settled in Anchorage and have enjoyed the central location for the ease of traveling, hiking, fishing, and the Arts.

Shirley Nelson purchased this studio in 1996

Why Shirley Nelson chose Anchorage

Nice sunny exposure with views. A unique "FIND" with character.

What makes this studio unique

The original house was built in 1950 on a large lot. It's prime location to business, recreational activities, and shopping, make it a 'jewel' in the heart of Anchorage. Literally, a 2 minute walk to Chester Creek Trail, where you may see the Bald Eagle perched on the birch limb just a few feet away. Continue east to Sullivan Sports Arena and various lakes, or head west to hook up with the Coastal Trail.

The 'studio 'and garage were constructed in 2007, snuggled in the back of the property with a small forest on the south border, a peaceful habitat for our local moose to relax and the birds to gather.

A QUAINT Neighborhood.


North Star Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

One word.... AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the hospitality expressed by Shirley.... and oh btw the Loft was perfect. We were a family of 4 and it worked for our needs. Great location and very easy to get to. There is no question that i will stay here again when traveling back to Alaska!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at Blue Sky Haven. I truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and glad that the moose was cooperative with a stroll for your viewing. Please visit and consider running the marathon again, next year! Thanks, Shirley
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Comfortable and cozy - would definitely say here again!

  • 5 of 5

Shirley's property was perfect for our quick stop in Anchorage over Labor Day weekend. We stayed one night on our own and a second night another couple stayed with us. Shirley had set the fold-out sofabed up in advance for us and the place was a great size for all four of us to stay. The deck was wonderful to sit on in the morning to enjoy coffee and in the evening to enjoy a drink before heading out to dinner. It was an easy 20-25 minute walk to downtown (or a very quick $5-10 cab ride). The apartment was very clean and cozy, the neighborhood was quiet, and the yard was lovely (we even found a few raspberries lingering on her bushes). We had a great stay and if we make it back to Anchorage we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Blue Sky Haven. I am sure you enjoyed your Alaska adventure and please do visit again. Shirley
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

The house is very cozy, the neighborhood is quite. Shirley helped make my dream vacation become everything that I wanted it to be. Shirley is very knowledgeable about Alaska and it's history.Her dog Andy become my new best friend. I would recommend Blue Sky Haven to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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best place we stayed in alaska!

  • 5 of 5

The property was extraordinary! It was very clean and cozy. Shirley was a great host. Close to downtown as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great scenic home in Anchorage

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 very much enjoyed staying in this peaceful, spacious place with decks and windows on every side! It was wonderful to wake up looking at tree tops through the windows, I felt like we were in a treehouse! It is sooo much better than the stinky little hotel room we stayed in before we left. Room to stretch and relax on the upper decks. Great location. A great place to start our vacation before picking up our RV and seeing the state! Fabulous owner, very warm and informative. A great place to stay, will recommend, and would definitely come back! A great place to start a fabulous time in Alaska!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Blue Sky Haven. I truly enjoyed visiting with all of you and please come back again. Shirley
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A great find in Anchorage.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting. We totally enjoyed our stay and got to know Andy too! Everything was clean, well appointed and just as the pictures suggest. A moose appeared in the yard one evening, the raspberries were ripe and great with our breakfast, and the views were gorgeous. We loved every minute of our stay and the central location made it very easy for us to find our way around. It was very relaxing. We would recommend this "jewel" to anyone planning a trip to Anchorage. Sally

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sally and it was really nice to meet you and visit with your sister and Skip. I posted Skip and Cathy dancing on my facebook at the Leary wedding. Have a wonderful year and hope to see you again in the near future. Shirley
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

North Star Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer & Fall
Jul 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Not wheelchair accessible, friendly lab on property.
Property available from May 15-August 31 at summer rates. September thru December 10- weekends only: Friday - Sunday @ $150/night, minimum 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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