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Beautiful log home on two acres, gardens, Mts & inlet views and wildlife abound

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, sleeps 6, gourmet kitchen and large deck. Spectacular views

A spacious three floor custom log home with radiant floor heat through out. Decorated with local art and artifacts collected through out the state of Alaska. On the top floor, enjoy a large master suite with a king size bed, extra-large Jacuzzi tub and steam/hydro jet massage shower. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska Range from up here or watching the northern lights from bed during the winter months or just closing the blackout blinds to get some sleep during the times of the midnight sun. For the working vacationer, take advantage of the third floor office space fully equipped with a spacious cherry wood desk, high-speed internet and printer access. Occasionally glancing up from your work to take in the wilderness, wildlife and solitude around you.

The bottom floor offers two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the second has two twin beds, both share a full size bathroom with its own Jacuzzi tub/shower. These two rooms walk out to a full size family room complete with a home theater system and from here you can walk out to a wraparound covered patio that's connected to a well-manicured lawn that you can go bare foot. The laundry room is also located on this floor.

The main floor offers an open floor plan that includes a gourmet kitchen fully-equipped with new appliances, a spacious coffee / wine bar and a dining area for up to 8. The kitchen is equipped with everything you may need to prepare a hardy breakfast or gourmet meals to a Thanksgiving style sit down dinner. Large walk in pantry with full size refrigerator and full size freezer/ice maker. This living area has a spacious sectional and two cozy chairs for seating of 6 comfortably around a soap stone wood stove on cool days or nights. A separate seating area for two is also located on this floor for reading or getting away to watch a game or favorite show on a 26" TV that also swivels for viewing while in the kitchen preparing a favorite meal. A spacious coffee/wine bar with separate sink, beverage refrigerator and a 1/2 bath is also on this floor.

While on this floor, you can walk out the front door to a covered 250 sqft deck that is perfect to relax in one of the rocking chairs on a rainy day and take in the smells of the local gardens. Or maybe sit and drink a cup of coffee as the sun has been shinning for hours on this side of the house this morning and stop to listen to the sounds of the mountains waking up.

The other 500sqft of deck is accessible off this floor from the back and side doors. You can BBQ on the gas grill, eat meals and/or lounge outside on the deck furniture while taking in the views of the Alaska Range, Cook inlet or just the wildlife wandering through the property from this open deck. 200sqft of this deck is also covered.

Our property is private and tucked away, not located on a through street. Skiing, hiking, fishing, rock climbing and biking are all within a 20 minute drive or less. Close enough to downtown Anchorage to enjoy fine dining and shows and still appreciate the solitude and scenery of the Chugach Mts.

More Details

Owner
Dee Murphy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Dee Murphy

We absolutely love Alaska! I was born in NW Alaska in the village of Kotzebue, am an Inupiaq and have lived my entire life here. My husband came to Alaska in the early 80's with USAF and instantly fell in love with Alaska (and with me). He has called it home for over 30 years. There is so much to see and do and it's perfect for those that love the outdoors. We built our garage/apt and moved in during the fall of 1998. We finished drying in the main house that year and spent the rest of that winter and spring finishing the inside of our dream home. We moved in May of 1999.

Dee Murphy purchased this house in 1998

Why Dee Murphy chose Anchorage

I've always wanted a log home and it did not take much to persuade my husband that this was our dream property to build our dream home. The 2 acre property is private, with a large manicured back yard, two rock flower gardens with a sitting area with a chimneya. A separate, larger fire pit for the winter months and plenty of natural landscape to enjoy the wildlife that passes through the property. Enjoy grilling on the back deck and take in the spectacular views and sounds of the Chugach Mts.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy exceptional views of Cook Inlet, The Alaska Range and Chugach Mountains from three decks surrounding the house, as well as great opportunities to encounter wildlife such as moose, brown and black bear, lynx and on rare occasions wolfs. This is also a great central location for any activity you choose. Just 20 minutes to fishing, skiing or rock climbing and a very short scenic drive south where you can see beluga whales and Dall Sheep on occasion. Great trails nearby for walking, hiking or biking as well as cross country skiing in the winter. Cook a meal in a kitchen equipped for all your culinary needs or soak in one of the two Jacuzzi tubs (single & double) or maybe just take a steam or a hydro massage. An indoor soap stone wood stove guaranteed to take the chill out of any Alaskan night or just relax in the garden with a fire going, a glass of wine and take in the views and sounds of the wild.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rabbit Creek in Anchorage

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , On the main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , On the lower level for bedrooms 2&3
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Steam / Aqua massage shower (master suite), Dual sinks
  • Extra large jacuzzi tub and a steam/hydro jet shower in the master bath. Jetted tub in the second bath great after a long day of hiking, biking or skiing.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master suite with on-suite bath on a separate floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Look out over one of the two rock gardens.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Great for children or young adults
  • Large master suite on the third floor with exceptional views. Cozy sitting space for reading or watching TV. The office is located outside the bedroom on the third floor as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This log home has it all. High end appliances, fully furnished, Alaskan decor. Fully equipped living and cooking facility for any meal. Sun and covered decks with exceptional views of the Cook Inlet, The Alaska Range and the surrounding Chugach Mts. Bear Spray provided for hiking or other outdoor activities.

Reviews

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Beautiful log home on two acres, gardens, Mts & inlet views and wildlife abound
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Very impressed!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely gorgeous and had everything we needed, including a fully stocked spice cabinet and well appointed kitchen. The flowers and gardens on the property were beautiful and the views from the deck absolutely stunning! The house fit our large group well. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in Anchorage!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, we're glad you and your family/friends enjoyed the property. The gardens and the surrounding forests are just spectacular with all the spring rains we had this year.
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5

Fantastic Property, Excellent Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property, and the owners, are absolutely fantastic. The house suited our family of five incredibly well, and truly felt like home...away from home. It was very comfortable, warm, and was well stocked with all the necessities (and plenty of extras). Dee and Sean take great pride in this house and property, and you definitely see and feel it.

The views on a clear day from the back deck are amazing, and we loved sitting around the outdoor fire pit in the evenings. The location is perfect for day trips and adventures, no matter which direction you are headed. It's nice being close to Anchorage, but still a little off the beaten path, with lots of room around you to breathe the fresh air and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank you so much Dee and Sean for the wonderful time we spent at your house, and for all your attention to detail and kindness during our stay. We WILL be back to see you again!

PS: Jenna is really glad you enjoyed the rocks she left for you, and thank you so much for helping us get our fresh Alaskan catch home safe, and frozen!!!

The Clark Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy that the property suited your needs and everyone had a great time. We look forward to having you as guests in the future and I appreciate the additions to my heart rock collection!
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5

Best experience! The home exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing trip! The owners really put time and love into this home. Beautiful decor and amenities, super close to everything in town and around town but far enough way for you to get a true Alaska experience. We are from California so trust me our expectations were high. Our two families were very impressed by everything!!!! The value of the rental was fair too. Loved the yard too. I can't say enough good things so I will end with.... lovvvvvveeeee! Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoyed meeting your family and loved hearing the laughter while everyone spent time in the yard and gardens. We are very glad you enjoyed the property.
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5

Wow !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent...... this beautiful home had everything my family needed making the end of our Alaska vacation relaxing. Thank you for sharing your home with my family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much appreciated comments and glad you all had a relaxing time in our home. We love sharing the Alaska experience!
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5

Home was beautiful inside and out with beautiful views of the Cook Inlet.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful log home with beautiful furnishings inside and a beautifully landscaped yard. It was fully equipped and very comfortable for the week we spent in it. The view was exceptional... we had local Anchorage friends and family who visited and all raved about the view and the home. Our hosts (Dee and Sean) were very friendly and responded quickly to our few questions and made us feel at home. We are already finalizing our plans for next summer so we can return to this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you, Kim and all your friends and family had a good time and were comfortable in our home. Hope to see you all again next year.
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5

Wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for letting us stay in your fantastic log house.The view from the deck is incredible and the house was really tight,warm and cozy considering how cold it was.I would love to have one like it on the vacant lot next door.I am in AK frequently and look forward to staying there again.

Thanks,

Mike Johnson/Yu Zhao

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Yes, we love the lot and there isn't anything better then staying in a log home. We hope to see you again when travel plans bring you to Alaska.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bradley House 11321 Old Seward
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Anchorage Golf Course 3651 O'malley Road
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Alaska Railroad @ International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
South Side Bistro - 1320 Huffman Park Dr
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Hilltop in Anchorage

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rabbit Creek, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Rate
15 Oct 2017 - 22 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,021
for 3 nights
From
£282
£2,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 3 nights
From
£426
£2,736
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £155.1
Damage Deposit £387.75

Cancellation Policy:
100% if cancelled a minimum of 60 days in summer (5/1-9/30) prior to check in.
100% if cancelled a minimum of 30 days in winter (10/1-4/30) prior to check in.
Nonrefundable if cancelled less than 60 (summer) and 30 (winter) days prior to check in.
Note:
Paved road access to property driveway, gravel road and parking space. 4WD, AWD or studded tires for 2WD in winter recommended for winter travel.
Smoking allowed outside only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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