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Lovely Cottage, Great Value, Ideal Location

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


About the property

Cottage in heart of Girdwood is perfect. Sleeps 8, 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, sleeps 4 guests. 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 including a hot tub for 6, 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:

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.


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 friends often, and we never tire of our cottage's comfort and charm. We are delighted to share this special place with you.

More Details

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

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 Girdwood

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. In summer it is likely you will see a bear or moose in town if you keep your eyes open.


Girdwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On-demand heater, never runs out of hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1. Queen bedroom. Main floor. House bathroom is beside this bedroom. 2. King bedroom. Second floor. Includes king, twin, and child's sleeping cubby for anyone up to about 5'8 inches. 3. Second floor private loft with double bed and door to porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
We provide pre-trip planning if desired. With 25 years experience in the area, we know all of the 'must see' places and trails.


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Lovely Cottage, Great Value, Ideal Location
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, extremely clean! Bathroom downstairs was challenging but we worked it out. Thank you for sharing your cabin, it was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey, clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

This property was so cute and perfect for a group of friends/family visiting Girdwood for the weekend. There was plenty of space for hanging out between the kitchen, living room, and dining room area. The location was perfect for walking to restaurants/bars.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location; perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent five lovely days in this delightful and well equipped cabin. It is both charming and immaculate and only about 40 minutes from Anchorage, although it takes longer with all the stopping to take in the spectacular scenery. Equally fabulous we’re the drives to Seward and Homer, and the train to Whittier, which you can jump on from Girdwood. A few shops and good restaurants are a quick drive or short walk away. Don’t skip The Bake Shop (sourdough pancakes!), and Jack Sprat’s. I could go on as there was so much to see and do and not enough time. We even had a visit from a little black bear who was not as interested in us as we were in him. You won’t be sad if you stay here, we certainly hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Girdwood Cottage. Great location and every detail thought of. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage. We were even fortunate enough to watch a female moose and her two young walk right by the cottage. If ever back in Girdwood we will be sure to contact you again.

Thanks for everything...Bob M.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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A lovely house. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great.

It was really comfortable.

The kitchen had everything we needed and much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house. Very clean, had everything we needed. Hot tub was nice after day of hiking. Really enjoyed our time there. Very close to everything! Owner very helpful, even has a binder made up with helpful hints of things to do, places to eat, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Girdwood Brewery, 5 min walk
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $88 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

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, 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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