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Charming, cozy cottage duplex, bright and airy, perfect location!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

one bedroom, one full bathroom, sleeps one to three

The Cottage GuestHouse is a fully furnished one bedroom, side by side duplex. The guesthouse has a private entrance, fenced yard, wireless internet, flat screen cable TV, stocked kitchen, full bath, washer/dryer and parking next to the unit. The duplex is one of two duplexes on the property. You may rent both the Cabin and the Cottage, side by side duplex if you require two bedrooms or more!

Convenient to everywhere! Minutes from downtown, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Joint base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals, Alaska Native Medical Center. Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants, namely Glacier Brewhouse, Orso, Sacks, Simon and Seafort's, Crush, offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. And my favorite breakfast at Snow City Cafe!

Fabulous shopping from Nordstrom to boutiques like Second Run, Blush, Skinny Raven in the SoNo District and stores specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts, Once in a Blue Moose, Cabin Fever and many more.

Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail. Enjoy world class skiing at Alyeska in Girdwood. Come join us for Fur Rondy in February, and the Iditarod is a great time to come in March!

And heading out of town: Easy access to the Seward Highway heading south to Girdwood and the Kenai Peninsula, and to the Glen Highway heading north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Wasilla, Palmer, Denali National Park, Fairbanks.

South to Portage Glacier and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the old mining town of Hope and on to the Kenai Lake and River.

North to Wasilla, the home of the Iditarod, MuskOx Farm, Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine, the quaint town of Talkeetna, lunch stop before heading to Denali National Park, Fairbanks and the Arctic.

More Details

Michele Palatas
Member since: 2004
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Michele Palatas

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I moved to Alaska in 1998 to work in Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay, in the Arctic on the Beaufort Sea. I quickly became enchanted with this beautiful place we call Alaska! If you love the outdoors, this is the place!

Michele Palatas purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Palatas chose Fairview

I purchased this duplex in 2002 along with two more, and made four of the units, fully furnished guesthouses.You may rent both the Cottage and the Cabin (3584196) if you require more room. Since then I have had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world to our city nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.

What makes this house unique

The convenience of being near to downtown and midtown, the Seward Highway heading south and the Glenn Highway heading north, make this a perfect location to get out and experience Anchorage and nearby attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for renting us this little cottage! Jeff and I had a wonderful time here and will be back and staying here if possible.

The extra homey touches were the icing on the cake.
Jul 2014
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Fairview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has been newly tiled, has plush cotton towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom has a full-size bed with down comforter and lots of pillows. There is a full-size futon in the living room with extra sheets, blankets and pillows.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The Cottage is a one level floor side by side duplex, with just two steps up to the doorway. There are two duplexes on the property. Each duplex is separately fenced, although you do share yards with other dogs on the property. Friendly dogs are welcome on approval. Smoking is permitted outdoors. There is off-street parking right next to the unit.


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Charming, cozy cottage duplex, bright and airy, perfect location!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 47 reviews
Fairbanks, AK


  • 5 of 5

Our experience staying at the cottage couldn't have been better. Michele was very accommodating with our last minute booking and made the whole process so easy. It was great to have a cozy place with a fenced in yard for our dog - a million times better than a hotel. The location was quiet and felt safe. We were only in town a few days so we didn't get much use out of the kitchen, but it was stocked full of spices, coffee, tea and so much more. The one thing we forgot to pack was a deck of cards but of course, there was one at the cottage! :) Can't wait to come back for a stay during the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely and gracious review! It is my pleasure having you at the Cottage! I look forward to your return at one of my Anchorage Guesthouses. Warm regards, Michele.
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Clean like a brand new house, everything worked, yard fenced for Bilbo, my dog- and #1-location!

  • 5 of 5

The home is in the perfect spot for seeing Anchorage. Everything is a 10-15 minute drive, or 20-25 minute walk (except when it rained which it did continuously the first 3.5 days-very rare for the time of year). Plus my dog, Bilbo Baggins, loved the treats Michele left for him. My mom was able to visit the middle three days and loved it- she thought it so much better than a hotel. My first visit to Alaska, state #50 for me to visit as an adult or teen, was awesome, and would not have been so much fun if not for The Cottage. I took many pictures inside The Cottage so it will not be forgotten by us. Plus I should have been on the plane that left Anchorage around 12:55 am, Tuesday. I was at the airport and correct terminal by 11 pm, Monday. RAM turned back in and everything checked in. I fell asleep and woke 5 minuets before the plane should have left, but it was gone and airport almost empty. I called Delta and had to get a new ticket for 3:30 pm Tuesday. I did not get back to Lexington till around noon on Wednesday. I did get a taxi back to The Cottage and met the cleaning lady, who was super nice. She said she could clean the next house and return to The Cottage after the already scheduled Taxi at 2 pm.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your wonderful review!!!!! So sorry that I did not get to meet Bilbo! Thank you for your patronage and your generous compliments! Best regards, Michele.
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  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at this property! Michele is so inviting and her attention to detail is much appreciated! We will never stay anywhere else when we visit Anchorage!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you for your patronage, and this lovely review!
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A Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I spent October of 2016 in the Cottage and had a delightful stay. The Cottage was clean and pleasant, well thought-out and well-equipped. Michele is a very nice lady: professional and responsive and concerned about the welfare of her guests. The Cottage is also very centrally located, a short, short drive to both the Seward and Glenn Highways and downtown Anchorage. I especially enjoyed visiting Hatcher Pass, which is about an hour away. I would happily stay in the Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and compliments! It has been my pleasure having you stay at the Cottage. I do look forward to having you back in one of my Anchorage Guest Houses! Thank you again! Michele.
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Cute, cozy, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Michele was a great host! The cottage was very comfortable. It was located in a safe neighborhood. Very quiet and inviting. The fences in yard was great for my dog and Michele even left dog bowls for her food and water. I would recommend this place to anyone. Parking spot in back was nice to have, to keep from parking on the street. The recommendations from Michele for restaurants and places to visit were spot on! Thanks for being a great host!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were the perfect guest! Thank you also for leaving the house so clean!
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Phoenix,Arizona / United States

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the most charming cottage ever! My wife and I stayed for two weeks and couldn't have asked for more. Michele is such a sweet lady and will help you out with any questions or suggestions you might ask for. Extremely clean and well stocked. After being out all day it was a pleasure coming home to the cottage. Thank you so much Michele for everything including the muffins and milk that were waiting for us when we arrived! I wouldn't hesitate a second staying again! The pictures are accurate as to what to expect. Perfect stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your awesome review! I appreciate your patronage and your generosity in taking the time to write this gracious review. And I know how much you enjoyed traveling while here.......Alaska is truly an amazing experience! Thank you again for sharing! Michele.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glen and Seward Highways
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended

The Cottage GuestHouse is conveniently located in the Fairview District, just between downtown and midtown. The view to the east is the vast Chugach Mountain Range, and to the west, one mile to downtown Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Nearby is New Sagaya City Market, Europa Bakery and Kaladi Brothers Cafe.

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants, namely Glacier Brewhouse, Orso, Sacks, Simon and Seafort's, Crush, offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. And my favorite breakfast at Snow City Cafe!

Ski: A drive thirty minutes south on one of the most beautiful drives in the world, will take you to Alyeska Resort and the best skiing in and around southcentral Alaska!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Visa, MC, cash, check accepted. Less than seven night stay: Low season $65/night; Hi season $100/night.
Cleaning fee: $75.00 less than thirty nights; stays of 30 -60 days Clean fee is $150.00; more than 60 night stay, $250.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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