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Pretty Home on 6 Acres with Beautiful Kitchen, Jetted Tub & Decks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4BR/3BA - Sleeps 4-10

The Vista Valley Guest house is a well-built home situated on an elite, wooded 6 acres overlooking a valley. The home is located right up the road from historic Ester, the Malemute Saloon, and the popular Ester Community Park with a summer playground, soccer field, and winter ice skating. It's just 10 minutes from the University of Alaska and 20 minutes to downtown Fairbanks and all the Golden Heart City has to offer.

The kitchen, with cherrywood cabinets, is amply equipped with all the tools you need to cook for a group. The BBQ on the deck is a great way to enjoy the Alaska summer and the wonderful nature views. Wake up to the aroma of incredible coffee with the Nespresso fully-automatic espresso machine. For coffee purists, we also provide a burr grinder and a traditional coffee machine.

Catch up on laundry while in Fairbanks. Vista Valley Guest House has a front-loading washer and dryer available for guests and the detergent is provided.

There are four bedrooms, a total of 2 queen beds, 2 full bed, a twin trundle, and an extra rollaway cot, so there will be plenty of room for parents, kids, grandparents, or a group of friends traveling together. We provide luxury linens and towels for each of the beds and the three full bathrooms.

The sitting room with soapstone wood stove invites you to curl up with a good book, and the living room has a flat screen TV with Blu-Ray player and surround sound, with a small selection of DVD's provided. Fast wireless internet will keep you connected to family or friends while in Alaska. There is also some toys for young children available.

Relax and come enjoy the private elite getaway and beautiful view available at Vista Valley View Guest House!

Lodging Rates: $250/ night up to four people, $25 each additional person per night, plus 8% tax. Max 10 people. Cancellation policy: Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount. Minimum two night stay.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About The Owner

Eve grew up right here on the block, and in fact, much of her family still lives in the Vista Way neighborhood, with her mom still located just a few acres away! She loves reading, music, camping, riding snow mobiles and tries to make time for travel, going to live theatre, and Sunday drives.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Alaska

My brother designed and built this house. I feel like I have a dream kitchen, and take a lot of pride in my brother's tile work throughout the house. We hope you can come and enjoy the space, the comfort, and the privacy available at Vista Valley Guest House, just a gorgeous 15 minute drive from Fairbanks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs Master Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom #4 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs Full Bed Has Attached Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Upstairs Mstr Bedroom w/ Rollaway Cot & Baby Crib in Closet.
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Full Bed With Single-Sized Trundle - Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Pretty Home on 6 Acres with Beautiful Kitchen, Jetted Tub & Decks
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews
New Holstein, WI

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I had the pleasure of staying at this home for two nights. It's very close to Fairbanks with the added bonus of being secluded, which is perfect for viewing the Northern Lights! The house is well equipped and Erin was more than happy to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Very relaxing and had great views! We would definitely recommend to others!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great getaway and a great place to spend time with friends and family! Got to view the northern lights right from the yard. The house was well kept and very cozy and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Nigh-perfect spot for Aurora viewing!

  • 5 of 5

Were part of Catherine C.'s party. Can't really imagine a much better spot for aurora viewing! A mere 6 miles, as the crow flies, from the airport, yet isolated by intervening ridges and high enough above the community of Ester, we noticed only negligible light pollution, even during the periods of dense cloud cover. Thrilled to report that despite generally overcast skies and even an overnight snow shower, we experienced the aurora each of the 3 nights we stayed at this lovely spot. 3 nights, at least 4 distinct manifestations of the lights. Wow!!! {As a super plus,we experienced an almost perfect lack of noise pollution, too. On only 1 occasion did we hear even one vehicle while sky-watching.)

We found accurate weather information for the house at weatherunderground.com, (Ester, AK). Good aurora info at http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/travelers-guide and http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast. We also found the "My Aurora Forecast" app (jRuston Apps), both apple & android, to be very helpful. It will give you a programmable alarms when predicted activity is high.

Although I just waxed about the isolation, this house is wonderfully convenient and close to town, The Ester gas has a well stocked convenience store with beer, wine, & liquor It's an easy 4 mile drive down the hill from the house. The Fred Meyer (astounding Alaska institution) by the airport is only about 10 miles and 15 minutes from the house. Likewise, numerous restaurants & watering holes.

Despite the generally snowy conditions. we deep-southerners had few issues with driving & traction (and what few issues we had were down the hill closer to town).

As others have previously noted, the owner's description of property and amenities were all spot-on. We found the fridge pretty well stocked including still-fresh milk, an onion or two & lots of condiments. We won the coin flip & got the upstairs bedroom with en suite bath. Found our queen bed very comfortable.

Never had any issues with the water (house is way up a hill & not on municipal water - too high for a well it seems - therefore owners see to it that tank i s regularly filled). Were always conscious not to waste water, but always felt there was lots available.

We give this lovely property our highest recommendation. Best wishes with your sky-watching or summer getaway! I feel confident you, too will very much enjoy this fine house & its super location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Fairbanks!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples traveling from Louisiana to Alaska for the Northern Lights. This home provided everything we could have wanted. It was warm and comfortable. The location was close to town but far enough away to avoid city lights. The kitchen and common areas were relaxing. The bedrooms were small but adequate. Our only small complaint was having a white carpet right at the front door necessitating removal of boots in a tiny space. It was hard to not get snow w on the carpet! Otherwise, all was good. We saw the lights and had lots f fun.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kaneohe, HI, USA

Perfect for viewing the aurora borealis

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home and ideal for viewing the northern lights. I've spent a total of 7 nights in this house over the last 2 years and saw the aurora 6 of those nights. Conveniently located for touring Fairbanks. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Cozy Family and Friends Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything described on VRBO and more. The radiant heat floors are a must have in Alaska. Even those who are usually the coldest in our group were toasty warm. There were 4 adults and 2 children in our group and we had plenty of room to spare. The location of the house is beautiful and yet convenient to town. We were able to cook most of our meals at the house which is really nice with children. It was also very convenient to have a washer and dryer so we didn't need to pack as many clothes. We did so many things during the days we had no problems getting a good night sleep each night.

We had hoped to see the Aurora but had no luck as many of the nights were cloudy and snowy. We did get a lot of snow and saw almost a dozen moose in our travels.

I would recommend a four wheel drive rental to anyone if there is more than 3 inches forecast in a day. Even being experienced snow drivers the driveway was challenging the two mornings after we got about 4 inches of snow in our front wheel drive rentals. While it took us awhile to get out in the morning Erin had the driveway plowed both times before we were home. Actually the driveway at the house might have been the only thing we saw plowed so nicely each day.

As for things to do while in town in the winter we would highly recommend Chena Hot Springs even with two kids aged 7 and 5 everyone found things to do. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is an amazing collection of vehicles, for anywhere in the world, but especially for Alaska. Alaskan Tails of the Trail was a wonderful way to learn about dog sledding and hear stories of the early years of sled dog racing while enjoying delicious cake and hot cocoa. Mary Shields was so inviting, it's like a trip to your grandmother's house. Denali National Park is still open in winter and offers some amazing views when the weather is clear. Two Street Gallery for some local artwork at reasonable prices,which is worth a look for the wood cut prints of Yumi Kawaguchi alone. Her work is amazing. The World Ice Art Championships has a fun ice park for the kids and some amazing ice art for mom and dad to check out. We also managed to pack in a visit to the Museum of the North, a stop by the Trans Alaskan Pipeline, and even some visiting with local friends.

We will be back some day to see the Aurora. And when we do make it back we will be staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
George Parks Highway
Car: necessary

Take the beautiful drive up the Old Nenana Highway to the private retreat offered at Vista Valley Guest House, located just 5 minutes from historic Ester Gold Mining Camp, 10 minutes from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and 15 minutes from the beautiful Golden Heart city of Fairbanks and all that the interior community has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fairbanks, USA

Rental Basis:
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

$250 base rate up to 4 guests. $25 dollars for each additional person.

Credit card number is required to hold the reservation. Full payment is collected no later than day of check-in. Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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