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Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Make yourself at home in our beautiful log home located in a quiet and convenient neighborhood in gorgeous Girdwood, Alaska! Girdwood is an active community located about 40 minutes south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway, and is a great location from which to base your exploration of Southcentral Alaska. Our home is nestled in a forested but easily accessible neighborhood less than 3/4 of a mile from Alyeska Resort. Set out on nearby biking or walking trails and explore what Girdwood has to offer: world class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and epic hiking and biking in the summer! Some of the best-loved restaurants in the Anchorage area are found in Girdwood. Hiking trails abound and come in a wide variety from easy to difficult, forested to above tree line, with opportunities to view waterfalls and wildlife to your heart's content. If you are visiting in the summer, you might like to consider tandem paragliding at nearby Alyeska Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore the Kenai Peninsula with its vast array of hiking, fishing, rafting, and wildlife viewing activities, take a train ride to Seward, or travel the road system to Whittier, Seward, Homer or points along the way. Book a sport fishing trip or sea-kayaking adventure from nearby Whittier. Take a flight-see adventure in a float plane (www.skydanceaviation.com). The opportunities to get out and enjoy what Alaska has to offer are too numerous to mention. Our home is well-designed for your comfort with two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, on the main floor along with the open kitchen, dining and living space and one full bathroom. The wood stove in the living space adds to the ambiance and comfort of our home, and we keep one of the two utility sheds on the property stocked with split wood for the stove. The master suite includes a large bedroom with a california king log bed and a private full bathroom. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that can be used to accommodate two additional guests. In the fall of 2012, we added a deck on the back side of the house and a hot tub! You will find the kitchen stocked with a selection of breakfast items, coffee and tea for your convenience. The house has a cable TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and is WIFI enabled.

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More Details

Owner
Scott and Barbara
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Scott and Barbara

We are a family of four residing in South Anchorage, about 40 minutes away from Girdwood. We moved to Alaska about 16 years ago and take every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Alaska. We spend much of our leisure time in Girdwood and the surrounding area. We look forward to sharing it with you and are nearby to help. We have had the benefit of entertaining many out of state friends and family and can draw on our personal experiences as well as those of our local friends should you need some travel advice. Scott is a commercial pilot and owns and operates www.SkyDanceAviation.com and www.SkyDanceParagliding.com. Barbara works for the Alaska Railroad. We have two sons Skyler (11) and Dylan (9) and two great Alaskan dogs named Kenai and Reidell.

Scott and Barbara purchased this house in 2011

Why Scott and Barbara chose Alaska

We love Girdwood and have wanted to own a home in this community for years! Scott flies into the air strip which is a short walk away and takes people on flightsee tours and adventures year round. Scott also teaches Paragliding and takes people on tandem paragliding lessons around Anchorage. Look up www.skydanceparagliding.com. The whole family likes to hike, bike and ski in the area. We find that when friends and family come to visit, Girdwood is a better base for their travels than Anchorage or Eagle River as much of our favorite things to see and do involve traveling the Seward Highway to Girdwood and points south. We like the variety of amenities in the Girdwood community with its abundance of outdoor activities in addition to the upscale amenities of the resort and the great collection of local restaurants. Our kids love the wonderful Girdwood playground and skateboard park and biking along the paved biking trail as well as taking the tram ride up the mountain to the top of Alyeska. Our kids took ski lessons at the resort starting on a gentle slope with a magic carpet and graduated through Alyeska's ski school to the more challenging terrain that the resort has to offer.

What makes this house unique

What more can we say? We feel just about anyone will feel right at home in our place and should have just about everything you will want in a rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all went down and skied on Christmas Day after having Christmas morning back at home 1.5 hrs away. It was so nice not to have to drive back. Skied over to the resort in 15min and back in about 20. I was tired. It was so nice just to relax and have a great meal. Then after the kids were put to bed we snuggled up for a nice movie by the glowing wood stove. It has been a long time since I stayed at a resort after skiing and now I know what I have been missing.
Dec 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Girdwood in Girdwood

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • TRASH CAN RULE- Please do not put loose trash in the Bear Proof Container. Instead make sure you and fellow guest know to put in tied trash bags
  • HOT TUB RULE- 1- Cover folds over bar. Do not touch black cover support and helper. 2- Do not close more than 3 jets at a time. Open when done.
  • OPENING WINDOWS- Please make sure all windows are closed upon leaving. Furnace likely to come on and heat the world.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort
average rating of 4.964286 based on 57 reviews
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Our hosts were wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will absolutely be back .

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the beautiful cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow!! We LOVED this home!

  • 5 of 5

We finished our 2+ week vacation staying at this fabulous home and what a way to end our trip. We were tired from our long vacation and this place really made us feel like we were in our own home. Even my teenage boys said they felt really comfortable here. The beds were super comfy and we all slept like babies! Scott and Barbara have thought of everything!! There is nothing more you could ask for in a vacation rental. This home was also so clean when we arrived...I took note of this because everything we touched/smelled, felt brand new, even the dryer lint screen!! This is the first place I've stayed in through VRBO that I had competition leaving it cleaner than I arrived, something I take pride in doing!! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We will be back!!

P.S. Seeing a black bear in the neighborhood when we checked out, ended our vacations with an added bonus! :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful space for 3 couples!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 4 night stay at this home. It was a spacious yet cozy space and had EVERYTHING we needed. It was so helpful having a washer and dryer since we were on a 3 week vacation. We especially enjoyed having a fire on the porch every evening. Beautiful and very clean home in a wonderful area. Owners were communicative and responsive and made everything easy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to be together and enjoy the beauties of Alaska. The location is perfectly situated between Anchorage and Seward. Plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, family and friends in a beautiful home. The owners made our stay easy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Girdwood. The house was beautiful and we truly enjoyed spending time together with family. The house was very well stocked with all amenities including some that were not expected so was a pleasant surprise. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for card playing on the front deck in addition to inside. We loved our stay and would definitely choose this house again if we make our way back to Alaska.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and furnished. It was exactly what we hoped to find in Alaska! It's a big YES, we would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Day Lodge at ski resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Alyeska
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

(Winter Oct. 1st- May 15th) Snow Kiting,, Heli-skiing, (Summer May 15th- Oct. 1st) Tandem Paragliding Lessons, Jet Boat Tours, Kite Boarding Lessons, Paddle Boarding Lessons, Helicopter tours, Dog Sledding, Camping, Scenic train trips, sport fishing, wildlife and nature oriented day boat tours, glacier hikes and glacier viewing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Girdwood, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£809
for 2 nights
From
£382
£2,337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pets are not allowed unless approved in advance. Cleaning after check-out is included in rates.

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.
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