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Large and lovely Hillside home with commanding views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy Alaska living in a luxurious home stay

Walking into our lovely home provides an immediate breathtaking view of the Anchorage Bowl, Cook Inlet, Mount Susitna, the Kenai Peninsula and Mount Denali. The home’s soaring roofline, sculptured saddle walls and easy flow of rooms provides a transition from the formal to the informal designed to give guests easy access to a variety of conversational areas and a spacious kitchen set up for casual eating or more ambitious cooking endeavors. The home is ideal for large gatherings.

The lower level features a large entertainment area with a pool table, 8 person hot tub and sauna. Five spacious bedrooms offer a variety of sleeping arrangements; one king bed, 3 queen beds, and 7 twin beds. Two of the bathrooms are en suite and two are across the hallway from the bedrooms. Every bedroom has a lovely view of the hillside and Anchorage Bowl.

The Chugach State Park, larger than Rhode Island, and rich with walking trails and wildlife is a short 10 minute drive from our home.

Heading down the hill, visitors find a variety of restaurants, shops and dining experiences. Driving south visitors discover one of the top scenic highways in the United States; the Seward Highway. With beautiful mountains on one side and the Turnagain Arm named by Captain Cook, whales can sometimes be seen following the salmon up to the mouths of the glacier fed rivers. The area provides a plethora of outdoor adventures from rock climbing to wind surfing.

The Anchorage International Airport and downtown Anchorage are a short 20 minute drive from our home. Historical downtown Anchorage features the impressive Anchorage Museum, Performing Arts Center and Town Square, Convention Center, fine restaurants, clubs, and numerous artists’ venues. During the summer, the Farmer’s Market provides fresh produce and Alaskan made artifacts.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2018

About Lee

Lee and Janie, long time Alaskans, opened their home to many visitors for 13 years with their Arctic Loon Bed and Breakfast. This experience encouraged them to continue the tradition of hosting visitors to the Great Land.

Their grown children and grandchildren frequently return to Alaska to once again experience the beauty and magnitude of this unique place.

Lee purchased this house in 1987

Why Lee chose Hillside East

Their home started as a raw piece of land and a dream to build a unique home. Working with architect Jeff Wilson over the course of several years, a plan began to emerge of a unique structure designed to follow the lines of a Swedish Longhouse. Lee and Janie did the lion's share of the finish work to assure each unique feature was lovingly completed. With 24 foot washed tongue and groove ceilings and sculptured saddle walls and arches, the gallery area is stunning.

What makes this house unique

A formal living room and dining room overlook the spectacular Anchorage Bowl and city of Anchorage. The cozy family room features a wood burning fireplace, 65 inch flat screen TV and a Schwinn recumbent bike. The well equipped kitchen adjoins a breakfast nook and an outdoor BBQ deck. The spacious kitchen is set up for casual eating or more ambitious cooking endeavors. With 4500 square feet, the home is ideal for large gatherings.


Hillside East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, shower and toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity with separate tub and toilet room.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity with separate tub and toilet room.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Ptarmigan - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , En Suite Bath; dining table/chairs; walkin closet; mw & refr
    Chicadee - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , View; bath across the hall; walkin closet; desk/chair
    Puffin - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , View; en suite bathroom
    Eagle - 3 twin/ single , View; shared bath; walkin closet
    Raven - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; walkin closet
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
Hiking and bicycle trails in adjacent Chugach Park


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Large and lovely Hillside home with commanding views
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Great views/location, plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

This home has beautiful views. The upstairs has large windows in every room and a deck. There are several dining and lounge areas and a bathroom. The kitchen was stocked with every amenity we needed. The downstairs had more than enough bedrooms/beds and bathrooms for our party of 10+ plus a game/bar room with more windows and views. Everyone in our group was happy and ages ranged from 8-62. Online pictures made me think the inside was dated but it’s actually very nice in person. Everything worked except the hot tub was being repaired and out of use. This house was perfect for our stay before we board the train at the airport to take us to our cruise terminal. We enjoyed being within Chugach as several trails were only a few minute drive. Downtown was about 20 minutes for days we did museums, restaurants or needed supplies. I’d definitely recommend this house based on views, location, size and amenities!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The views from this wonderful home are outstanding! Great for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

Loved this house and would stay here again. The view is amazing!!!! The hot tub was not working and I got the impression it hadn’t for a while. The water is from a private well -so if a large group stays here, showers should just be spread out. The Flat Top Mountain Trail is really close to the house!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful location with views of city, inlet, and mountains in multiple directions

  • 5 of 5

large house with ample room for extended family, 12-14.

the layout is designed to maximize views from multiple rooms.

there were some maintenance problems during our stay which the owner addressed and resolved very promptly

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

Excellent accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row I've brought my ski racing team here to stay during races in Alaska, the house is beautiful and the kitchen is well stocked for a large group. Would love to come back a 3rd time.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matthew for the generous review. You and your team are always welcome!
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Breathtaking views

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable especially for our small group of seven. We had a wonderful time at the house and in Alaska. There was plenty of common area to relax with friends and family. The first floor has amazing breathtaking views of the mountains and far end, Denali Park. The house was close to trails especially the flat top trail. Our favorite spot was the spacious kitchen and dinette area. We liked that the stove is on the island of the kitchen with beige granite and many wood cabinets. We used the dinning room a few times that fit our group perfectly.

The bedrooms are very comfortable with many beds. There was not enough dresser space to put away clothes but there was closets to hang clothes. The bathrooms were very clean although the septic/plumbing system is very sensitive because of the water coming from a well. We had to take fast showers. One toilet kept running all night and it resulted not having water one morning. We contacted the owner immediately and he told us what to do. Problem easily resolved.

We saw moose by the side of the house. It quietly did its thing and barely looked at us.

We are happy that we stayed at a place by the mountains and not in the city since it was actually easier to get to Seward and to other areas that we visited. It was a peaceful and quiet place for us to stay. We were pleased with our accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house worked well for our big family who were in Anchorage for a wedding.

  • 4 of 5

We would be super excited to stay in this house again! Loved it! Highly recommend it! I am going to detail the things needing work, but in no way were we disappointed in the house.

The house is big. The views are spectacular. The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops. The kitchen has multiple counter top working spaces. The refrigerator is double wide but not deep. The kitchen pots/pans/plates/glasses/ and any other things in doors or drawers seemed a bit disorganized. We found everything we needed except a a spaghetti drainer. There were 2 coffee makers. The one we used first was broken and leaked hot water all over the counter. The other worked fine. We were told ahead the disposal was not working. This wasn't too much of a bother. All the scraps were placed in the trash can. We didn't use the small trash can under the sink. Cooking for 12 people makes a lot of recycling trash, so we used the large black trash bags and tied one handle around a drawer to hold it up. The kitchen needs a large trash can for this. The sink 2 faucets dripped. These are very minor things. We loved working as a family cooking in the kitchen. If you have a big group it is great. The huge windows fill up the room and run from the den, eat-in, around the kitchen, the formal dining and living room. It is stunning.

The house is a bit dated but the size and views more than make up for it.

We had a 2 year old, 5 year old and 8 week old. There was no lock on the hot tub door. Very dangerous. We bought a child proof door knob holder to keep the little ones safe. We had read the reviews about the hottub never heating over 85 degrees. We experienced the same. We still used it twice.

The bedrooms are all on the lower level. 2 on one side of the rec room and 3 on the other. It worked well for our group.

One bedroom wall shares with the utility closet and heated up that bedroomthe quite hot. We kept the windows open to cool down the room.

Lee was exceptional to work with. Good promo communicator.

We have rented large expensive homes twice a year for many years since we've needed a family home at Christmas and on summer vacation since we were expats living in China for 11 years. We enjoyed this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Property Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.