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Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Price $249/4

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in heart of Girdwood is perfect. 2 bedrooms, loft, hot tub.

Welcome to Cortina Cottage! Our bright and spacious cabin is just right for your family, family plus grandparents, or a small group of close friends. We know that you will be happy in our home.

Two bedrooms plus a private loft provide 3 sleeping areas for up to 8 comfortably. 1) Main floor queen bedroom. 2) Second floor king bedroom, with a twin bed, plus a child's sleeping cubby. 3) Second floor loft with a double bed. For some, our sole shortfall is one main floor bathroom. Our cabin's Alaskan charm, our price and amenities overshadow this. We want you out exploring our area, marveling at the state's beauty, taking breathtaking photos, and returning to comfort.

Cottage is intended for tourists, visitors, romantic weekends for a couple, and families. Parties, celebrations, gatherings, and get-togethers of friends are not the purpose of this rental.

Here are a few amenities:

No cleaning fee for 4 or fewer guests.

Additional discounts for 2 people.

No insurance fee.

Fully refundable damage deposit.

Hot tub for 6 adults in a covered gazebo.

Gas fireplace.

Gas grill.

Washer and dryer with laundry detergent.

Wi Fi.

Quiet friendly neighborhood.

Excellent location, just 10 minute walk up to day lodge, Alyeska mountain and restaurants, or 10 minute walk down to the Mercantile, amazing playground, and more restaurants.

Coffee, tea, condiments, kitchen staples like flour, sugar, oils, vinegars, spices etc, foil, napkins and more.

Instant boiling water tap for tea.

Black out curtains in bedrooms for Alaskan midnight sun.

Cable.

DVD and movies (rent at mercantile too).

Sunny, open and spacious layout with oversized leather couches.

Eat in kitchen bar.

Expandable dining table for 8.

On demand hot water so everyone has a hot shower every time.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer.

Very easy driving directions.

Drive up to the door parking.

Picnic area.

Mudroom for wet gear.

Clothes iron and ironing board.

Toys, games, playing cards, board games.

We happily share with you our knowledge for trip planning, local restaurants, trails, and sites.

Our family of four stays here every weekend in winter. We host other friends and families very often, and we never tire of our cottage's comfort and charm. We are delighted to share this special place with you.

More Details

Owner
Patty
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Patty

We are outdoor Alaskans. We ski Alyeska Resort and nordic trails in the winter and spend time on the ocean in Prince William Sound, mountain bike, hike, and camp in the summer. We want our guests to get out and experience the Alaska we know. We will help you with local knowledge and "must sees", and we work really hard to make your stay at our home the best experience possible.

Patty purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Patty chose Alaska

Girdwood is great on its own, and it is a great jump off spot for Prince William Sound whale watching, Alaska Railroad day trips, day trips to Anchorage, Seward, or fishing on the Kenai Penninsula. Our cottage provides a great base for all travelers, active mountain runners or quiet walkers.

Girdwood is a special place. There are no stop lights. The small town atmosphere of Girdwood is relaxed, friendly and simple.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage feels comfortable from the moment you enter. We loved it from the start, and we host friends with their kids many weekends in the winter. We are located in the heart of Girdwood's first neighborhood (after the earthquake in 1964), on a quiet, very walkable side street. No need to drive from our home if you want items from the store, a bite to eat, or want to have beers and listen to music at the Sitzmark. In summer it is likely you will see a bear or moose in town if you keep your eyes open.

Amenities

Girdwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes in the cottage please. No parties, events, tents, and no additional sleepers not previously booked.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , hot water on-demand heater
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. Queen bedroom. Main floor. Bathroom is also on this main floor. 2. King bedroom. Second floor. Includes king, twin, and child's sleeping cubby for anyone up to about 5'8 inches. 3. Second floor loft with double bed and door to porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide pre-trip planning if desired. With 25 years experience in the area, we know all of the 'must see' places and trails.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Price $249/4
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Exceeded our expectations! Cant wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage. It was like having our own home on vacation. Everything we might have forgot to pack was already there. Its beautiful and very roomy for a bigger family. The location is perfect and we watched wildlife and the beautiful mountains from the front porch. We will definitely come back and enjoy this getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage right in the heart of Girdwood. Perfect for families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for some skiing and downtime!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nebraska
5

Lovely home close to nature and activities

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Cortina Cottage was well thought out and cared for. They even had flip flops in various sizes by the door for the hot tub. It was clean and well cared for and they provide recommendations of various local things to do from trails to hike to places to eat. Patty was easy to work with and all transactions and interactions were pleasant and easy. My husband and I traveled with my parents and the 4 of us had plenty of room and enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White River Junction, VT
5

Awesome Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The Cortina Cottage exceeded our expectations. There were several sleeping areas with clean, comfortable beds. The house is nicely decorated and has an open concept with kitchen, dining room, and living room area. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The owners have a wonderful binder listing restaurants and places of interest nearby. This was the perfect home base for our excursions around Girdwood. We did day hikes, took the tram up Alyeska, visited a local potter's shop, and made a scenic day trip to Seward. It felt great to have this cottage to return to in the evenings. We highly recommend this house and hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Patty was a great host. Her home is beautiful. We were a group of six and there was plenty of room. The location in Girdwood is an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A lovely cottage with all the ammenities

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our small family of 4. It could easily sleep more though. We really appreciated the washer and dryer! We found everything to be clean and although we didn't cook at the house, I noticed the kitchen was well stocked with all the proper cooking utensils to make meals for groups of people. Communication was easy. I highly reccomend this cottage to other families visiting Girdwood.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sitzmark up the roadl, Silvertip down the road.
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Anchorage O'Malley Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Girdwood Whistle Stop on Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Several up the road, Several down by mercantile
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Beach viewing 10 minutes, Beach walking - Whittier
Car: necessary

Summer is the time to visit. Every type of attraction in mountains, rivers and the ocean is nearby. On the water, raft, cruise, kayak, fish in rivers, fish in the ocean, whale watch, visit glaciers. See bands and experience local festivals at the Alyeska resort.

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Rates & Availability

Girdwood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee will be refunded for a group of 4 or fewer. Smaller groups and extended stays may also qualify for a discounted cleaning fees.

A group of 2 may be eligible for further discount on cottage rental rate. Please speak with owner prior to booking.

Cottage is intended for tourists, visitors, romantic weekends for couples, and families. Parties and get togethers with friends are not the purpose of this rental.

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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