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Walking distance to downtown and trails.

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Duplex town-home. 2+ Bedrms, 1 Bath, and Sleeps 4

The Rainforest Cottage is located at the edge of Historic Downtown Juneau, in the heart of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. The Cottage has two separate apartments, each with 2-bedrooms (one with a queen and the other with 2 twins) and are fully furnished, equipped, and wireless connected. Each has their own entrance and access is by stairs to both apartments. The Fiddlehead Apartment is on the 2nd Floor and the Forest Canopy Apartment on the 3rd floor.

**NOTE: Apartments are rented separately and the price listed is per unit. Please contact the owner if you are interested in reserving both units.

Local Southeast Alaska owner Matthew has attempted to anticipate the needs of independent travelers in their renovation and furnishing of this 100 year old home.

We hope you come visit us in beautiful Juneau, Alaska!

Keywords: Apartment, family, group, duplex

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Matthew Turner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Matthew Turner

Matthew lived in Juneau for 10 years, and now resides primarily in beautiful Sitka, 90 miles away by air. He keeps his house in Juneau so he has a place to rest his head during his regular visits to family in town, and so folks like you can enjoy his amazing place and our amazing town.

Rhonda (pictured here) is pleased to join them in hosting visitors in their lovely cottage apartments and making them feel welcome in their home town. Rhonda is a close family friend of Matthew and has lived with her family here in Juneau (and down the street from the Rainforest Cottage) for over 25 years. She enjoys gardening, hiking, gathering to play ukulele with friends, eating good food and sharing a good story.

Matthew Turner purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Matthew Turner chose Downtown Juneau

Juneau is a unique combination of a thriving capital city and a welcoming small town. It is filled with artists, live music and great food, while also having some of the most amazing wilderness literally in our backyard. Downtown Juneau, in particular, provides all of this without ever getting in a car.

What makes this townhome unique

The Basin Road neighborhood is one of the oldest in Juneau, its homes originally built to house workers and managers of the gold mines in the surrounding mountains. Today, the area is loved by locals as the best daily connection with the outdoors, with anything from leisurely walks to back-country running and world-class hiking... truly just around the corner from the Rainforest Cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Downtown Juneau in Juneau

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom in each apartment
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - In Fiddlehead apartment only
  • In each apartment: 1 queen size bed, 2 twin beds, travel crib available (double sleep sofa in the Fiddlehead Apartment as well)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Walking distance to downtown and trails.
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Loved the location. Five to ten minute walk to downtown. The rental was cozy and tastefully decorated. Would stay here again.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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The view was beautiful ( on a clear day!).

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for 4 except storage for gear/clothing (very tight, suitcases in living space, etc.). Comfortable unit. Well stocked apartment. Loved having the washer/dryer in this unit! Not ADA compliant. 2 flights of stairs to enter unit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. We particularly liked the location and the ease of walking to church, shops, restaurants, and hiking trails. Our only issue was that the air mattress was a twin, and it would have been better for us if we could sleep two on the air mattress to accommodate our group.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous four 4.

  • 5 of 5

Walk around the corner from this Basin Road unit and you are in the woods. It's also "in town" within easy walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants and gift shops. Two bedrooms, kitchen, dining/living room were very comfortable for 3 adults and a baby (high chair and crib available). Washer and dryer in the unit came in very handy for washing up dirty, wet clothing following many days of hiking. Very quiet, beautiful location. 👍𣐽򒨊

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family Stay in Juneau - July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (kids aged 16-boy, 13-girl, and 11-girl) loved the Fiddlehead. My wife and I used the main bedroom, our two girls used the room with two singles and our boy used the pull out sofa bed. Melissa made everything very easy and convenient. There is an amazing hiking trail nearby that our whole family enjoyed - the Gold Creek Flume Trail. It is an easy hike but very fun.

The area is very quiet and only a few minutes from downtown Juneau and an easy 15 minute drive from the airport.

Many of the two lane side streets in Juneau are very narrow but we had a Suburban and managed to get around without any problems. Parking in front of the building was big enough to fit our Suburban and the other apartment guest's car.

The interior was very neat and clean and we had plenty of towels/sheets/blankets including setting up the pull-out sofa. We did not use the TV, etc. and the internet worked great for what we used but most of our time was spent out exploring.

Juneau was our favorite stop in Alaska and the Fiddlehead was the favorite place we stayed. Thank-you Melissa!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The set up was fine for two couples but would work nicer for a family with two children as one bedroom has two twin beds. The living area was clean and bright. We had all we needed to cook any of our own meals. The bedrooms were small but workable for us despite the two beds in the second room. The location was fine but the walk up the hill from downtown is quite demanding and may not be possible for everyone. The manager of the property was right on the spot when there was a problem with both the internet and TV. They spent a lot of time while we were out on a excursion to get this fixed! Over all I would recommend staying here for most anyone. It made our experience more "real" in Juneau!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alaskan Bar
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Many of the attractions listed (downtown shopping, museums, retaurants, attractions, tours, etc.) are within walking distance of the Rainforest Cottage, including hiking. But several of the best hiking, scenic walks/drives, and features are anywhere from 3-30 miles away, so a car is very nice to have if you're in Juneau for more than a few days. In the summer, bus & ocean (fishing and whale watching) tours leave from downtown Juneau regularly, so a car is not a necesity.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Downtown Juneau, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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