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

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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. We are surprised that we are not fully booked yet this year. We've done analysis of the market and lowered prices to maximize bookings and give tourists a truly unbeatable price. Compare us to the hotel at $350 per night.

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.

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.


Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Children love our cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    hot water on-demand heater...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide pre-trip planning if desired. With 25 years experience in the area, we know all of the 'must see' places and trails....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Coffee table Alaska books, a few novels. Decor home magazines for fun....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, adult and child, playing cards, more....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Legos, child games....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Girdwood has three areas and our cottage is very close to all. The resort, the day lodge area with shops and restaurants, and the townsite with the post office, mercantile, shops and restaurants....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Everywhere!!!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just a few minutes drive down to the Seward Highway. Your entire drive to Girdwood will involve skirting the ocean on a sea level, breathtaking scenic drive. See mountain goats along the cliffs. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    HIke any of the nearby mountains, or take the resort tram up the Alyeska mountain and have breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm....moreless

  • Resort:

    0.3 miles from the day lodge for lift access, mountain biking in summer, and the large Resort is a 6 minute drive from our cottage. It's an easy walk or bike on the paved bike path....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two eating areas in the same open floor area: one with the expandable dining table for 8, another at the kitchen counter for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is gas. Easy on and off with the push of a button....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking:

    We have plenty of parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Additional towels for hot tub are also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap included....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, boiling water tap, reverse osmosis water filter, and refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, coffee, tea, flour, sugar, vinegar, oil, foil, paper products and more....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Simple, large enough to play pass of the football or frisbee....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    8 foot hot tub under gazebo. Seats 6 adults....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 21 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$209
Ski Season
Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$209
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$249

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

A cleaning fee of $10 per person, for a group of 5 or more will be added. (Minimum $50/5 people to max $80/8 people, cleaning fee.) No cleaning fee for 4 or fewer.

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Cortina Cottage.

    Welcome to Cortina Cottage.

  • Kitchen with countertop seating opens directly to living area

    Kitchen with countertop seating opens directly to living area

  • Sunny living room

    Sunny living room

  • Queen bed in first floor bedroom

    Queen bed in first floor bedroom

  • King bed in upstairs large bedroom.

    King bed in upstairs large bedroom.

  • Sleeping cubby for child or smaller adult, in upstairs large bedroom

    Sleeping cubby for child or smaller adult, in upstairs large bedroom

  • View from loft

    View from loft

  • Girdwood's Moose Meadow in spring.  Snow melt!

    Girdwood's Moose Meadow in spring. Snow melt!

  • Visit an "always open" 
pottery gallery.  Be delighted with your memorable piece

    Visit an "always open" pottery gallery. Be delighted with your memorable piece

  • Hike in wilderness at home on Wolverine Trail- see Anchorage and Cook Inlet.

    Hike in wilderness at home on Wolverine Trail- see Anchorage and Cook Inlet.

  • Rent kayaks in Whittier and beach comb breathtaking Prince William Sound.

    Rent kayaks in Whittier and beach comb breathtaking Prince William Sound.

  • Return to comfort after a long day exploring.

    Return to comfort after a long day exploring.

  • Relax in a 6 person hot tub and gazebo.

    Relax in a 6 person hot tub and gazebo.

  • Oversized leather sofas, windows, and gas fireplace make relaxing a pleasure.

    Oversized leather sofas, windows, and gas fireplace make relaxing a pleasure.

  • Windows abound, and every room is sunlit

    Windows abound, and every room is sunlit

  • Bathroom with on-demand hot water heater, never run out of hot water.

    Bathroom with on-demand hot water heater, never run out of hot water.

  • Twin bed in upstairs large bedroom.

    Twin bed in upstairs large bedroom.

  • Loft with full size bed and door to front balcony with mountain views.

    Loft with full size bed and door to front balcony with mountain views.

  • Summer moose calf in yard

    Summer moose calf in yard

  • Visit glaciers and whale watch in Prince William Sound just 30 minutes away.

    Visit glaciers and whale watch in Prince William Sound just 30 minutes away.

  • Nearby mountain bike trails are fantastic.

    Nearby mountain bike trails are fantastic.

  • Explore nearby rivers and streams.

    Explore nearby rivers and streams.

  • Take a break from  kayaking for a hike with a view in Prince William Sound.

    Take a break from kayaking for a hike with a view in Prince William Sound.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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