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Modern Studio in the Heart of Downtown Anchorage

17 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Downtown - Coeur de Ville d'Anchorage

Charming historical 1950's building across the street from the Hilton Hotel

Cozy, modern clean studio with a full kitchen (granite counter tops) and plenty of room for your clothes. The closet is quite large. King size bed, and a loveseat in the main room. Large shower, hardwood flooring, flat screen TV with cable and internet.

The location just does not get much better than this. Walking distance to everything great about Downtown Anchorage. You just will not need a car. (If you have a car, you can arrange parking though "Easy Park" in the "Chinook" lot, which is right next door to the building) You can walk down to the train station, or right next door to the Saturday Market. The Iditarod race starts on 4th avenue, just one block up. Fur Rondy Carnival is next door. Get your morning espresso just steps out the main lobby door. There is also a sushi restaurant just steps out of the main lobby.

The unit is small (387 square feet) but if you like the freedom to cook some of your own meals, the kitchen has everything you need. It is perfect for two people.

This charming old (security) building is home to unit owners who have lived in the building for many years. They take pride in ownership, and respect 'quiet time' in the building. Exterior doors lock at 7:00PM, (so you will need to keep your security key with you) and parties do not really work in this building, so that means everybody gets a peaceful night's sleep, and everybody wakes up happy in the morning (grin) .

Breakfast is served on weekends at F Street Station, they have the most wonderful Eggs Benedict, and you can walk there in two minutes, if you do not feel like cooking your own breakfast.

Should you like to see the outside of the building, please just look on Google Maps and hit the "street view" option, so you can take in the whole, wonderful street. The address is 525 W 3rd Ave, and the building is green. Sadly, there is not much of a view, from our unit, we are next door to a building that blocks it, for the most part, but you can see part of the Ship Creek area, and you can walk to the action in minutes.

We hope you enjoy it, as we do.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Carrie Sandvik
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Carrie Sandvik

We live in Eagle River, just about 13 miles from Anchorage. We love to travel, and when we do, we prefer to stay in a place that has a kitchen, because we prefer to make our own breakfast, and enjoy an entire pot of coffee before we leave to go enjoy the daily activities of vacation.

We bought this unit so that we, ourselves, could enjoy the city. We have had a great time finding furnishings, and artwork to make this unit feel cozy. We are still looking for fun items to decorate the place, so if you see changes in the pictures, you will know we just found something new that we liked better.

We are new at this, but we have tried to stock the place with all needed items. If we missed something, we hope our guests will let us know, so we can do better.

We hope our guests will enjoy staying here, as much as we do.

Carrie Sandvik purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Carrie Sandvik chose Anchorage

Why this property? Well, we just love this old historical building. We adore the residents who occupy this place, and the pride that the owners take in this charming old place. We love everything about downtown Anchorage and enjoy our own weekends going out to downtown events. We love being walking distance to everything, unless I am wearing heels or it is really cold. In that case, we call a taxi to take us the short distances we are going. There is usually a taxi directly across the street at the Hilton Hotel, and they are more than happy to drive just a few blocks.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a tour planning business in the building, on the street level and they keep very late hours. We have not visited the shop, but we walk past it often, and it is open late.

There is a gift shop in the Hilton Hotel, selling small necessities and personal hygiene supplies, snacks and soft drinks. It is quite convenient being so close.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Modern Studio in the Heart of Downtown Anchorage
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Columbia, Missouri

Exactly What We Expected

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. This property is in a perfect spot downtown (right across from the Hilton). No need to rent a car unless you want to get out of town. You can walk everywhere downtown or Mid-Town was just a short cab ride.

Being my first time using VRBO I was a little nervous, but this apartment was a perfect choice.

Carrie was great to work with and super responsive. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for 2 people.

  • 4 of 5

This is an ideal location in the heart of Anchorage. It's within walking distance of some very good bars and restaurants. The parking pass for the nearby parking lot that Carrie provided is a plus. The only downside is parking is a bit of a hassle on weekends, but not insurmountable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great except couldn't connect to internet.

  • 5 of 5

Great just like at home the guys at the your group next to you were great also thanks for great time. Everything was close to walk to in town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, Great location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 5 nights in this wonderful apartment. It is clean, spacious, well equipped, and conveniently located. The room itself is quiet. The bed was comfortable, the shades kept the room dark, and everything worked we'll. Hot Water seemed To Take awhile To come Up In The morning, but be patient. It Well come In plenty hot.

It is basically a quiet apartment. We were never aware of neighbors. The blasts from train whistles, and roar of jets were a frequent reminder of the busy port and hub of Anchorage in this amazing state. But they never kept us awake or woke us from our sleep. Part of the music of Alaska. Parking was very easy and convenient, but as others noted, you need to switch to the other lot for Saturday and Sunday. Easy enough.

The location is great. Easy walk to dining, shops, entertainment, museums, galleries. Great place to be for First Friday activities and art walk. Coastal Path is a couple of blocks away, and you can rent bikes at the shop on 4 th and A. It is also an easy place from which to get out of town, whether by car, train, or plane.

We would definitely stay again if we return to Anchorage, which we hope to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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While you may be surprised at the outside of the building, the studio itself was very nice!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was EXACTLY as pictured. Clean and nice! It was right in the downtown area and perfect for walking to entertainment and dining. Overall, great experience! Plus the host of the studio was kind enough to share of things to do and places to go that were really good!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient studio with good central location and comfy bed.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for 8 days on a business trip. The room is nice, clean and comfortable and the neighbors are quiet.The location downtown is very convenient to restaurants and shopping. The noise from the harbor and nearby train tracks took several days to get used to. The lack of parking on the weekend is my only complaint.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry about the parking problems. Saturday Market takes over the "Chinook" lot, and when that happens, they shift the parking over to the lot across the street from the market. But, I assume that all of the people visiting the Saturday Market use up many of those spaces. I hope you enjoyed all of the downtown happenings in spite of the noise and I hope you will stay again. Winter is much quieter in our downtown, because there just are not so many tourists.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Across the street
Car: not necessary

Across the street from the Hilton Hotel. In the heart of downtown Anchorage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Downtown, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Standard Check in time is 4:00 PM. Standard Check out time is 11:00 AM.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Downtown in Alaska

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Single vessel sink in the newly remodeled bathroom. The bathtub was removed and newly tiled large shower was installed.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • It's a studio.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

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