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Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Midtown studio, second level with views of Chugach mountains, downtown Anchorage with sunset vista. 10 minute walk to heart of downtown Anchorage, near coastal trail. Short walk to midtown where the locals shop with markets and a variety of eateries and entertainment. Close to Natural Pantry, Saturday markets, Anchorage museum, Moose's Tooth Pizza, Bear Tooth dinner/movie theater, Sports Bar, coffee shops, bicycle rentals.

Queen bed and 'Full' size pullout sofa,which has a Memory foam mattress. The studio will sleep four comfortably.

Kitchenette offers a microwave, convection/toaster oven, full refrigerator, coffee maker, Hot water X-press, and toaster. All necessary ware and utensils. Barbeque grill-gas.

Bathroom with shower, hair dryer.

The bright and comfortable living space offers Maple hardwood floors, radiant heat, picture windows, and 3 sets of French doors leading out to decks with different vistas. North & West -Sunset & Downtown; East - Chugach Mountains; South - a small forest, where you may watch moose napping while you enjoy lunch on the sunny deck.

Enjoy the fresh raspberries growing on the property and the spacious lawn.

More Details

Owner
Shirley Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Shirley Nelson

Being a resident in the beautiful state of Alaska for over 34 years, having lived in remote areas for several of these years as a teacher and "adventurer", I settled in Anchorage and have enjoyed the central location for the ease of traveling, hiking, fishing, and the Arts.

Shirley Nelson purchased this studio in 1996

Why Shirley Nelson chose Anchorage

Nice sunny exposure with views. A unique "FIND" with character.

What makes this studio unique

The original house was built in 1950 on a large lot. It's prime location to business, recreational activities, and shopping, make it a 'jewel' in the heart of Anchorage. Literally, a 2 minute walk to Chester Creek Trail, where you may see the Bald Eagle perched on the birch limb just a few feet away. Continue east to Sullivan Sports Arena and various lakes, or head west to hook up with the Coastal Trail.

The 'studio 'and garage were constructed in 2007, snuggled in the back of the property with a small forest on the south border, a peaceful habitat for our local moose to relax and the birds to gather.

A QUAINT Neighborhood.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in North Star in Anchorage

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

One word.... AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the hospitality expressed by Shirley.... and oh btw the Loft was perfect. We were a family of 4 and it worked for our needs. Great location and very easy to get to. There is no question that i will stay here again when traveling back to Alaska!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at Blue Sky Haven. I truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and glad that the moose was cooperative with a stroll for your viewing. Please visit and consider running the marathon again, next year! Thanks, Shirley
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5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Shirley's place in Anchorage was perfect for out 2 nights in Anchorage. I was inspired by the well thought out construction of this little guest house above the garage. Lots of space, lots of light, and a beautiful garden to look down on from above. Shirly even gave us a salmon she had caught the day before to grill up. Location was just right....walkable trails nearby....and walkable to downtown. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Blue Sky Haven. It was a pleasure meeting you and please visit again on your next adventure! Shirley
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5

Perfectly delightful!

  • 5 of 5

The space is beautiful and well-designed. Everything was provided to make our stay comfortable and we appreciated how light and airy it felt. We would love to have the opportunity to return and spend more time in Anchorage. Shirley's hospitality made the stay that more enjoyable. Thanks for such a pleasant Alaska experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Blue Sky Haven, It was a pleasure meeting both of you. Please visit again! Shirley
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5

Moose sighting

  • 5 of 5

Shirley was a wonderful hostess. She and my wife even spent some time shopping together while I was at work. All of the windows made the property feel bright and open. It is set up in a studio style, just one large open room so probably best for couples only. The title comes from the fact that we had a mother moose and two babies just on the other side of the fence behind the building. Stood on the deck and watched them for a good 10 minutes. Not a typical occurrence for us Chicago folk.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at Blue Sky Haven. It was a pleasure to meet both of you, and I enjoyed time with your wife as we were able to exchange "educator" notes. So happy the moose were cooperative for your visit. Please visit again. Shirley
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5

Couple of days in a very nice apt.

  • 5 of 5

Shirley was quick to respond to messages and very graciously helped us out with some food when we arrived late in the day, tired and hungry. The place is just perfect. Clean and spacious. Location is central to many things. We thoroughly enjoyed this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Blue Sky Haven. I enjoyed meeting both of you and please visit again. You even made it to Barrow!!! Great adventurers. Shirley
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5

Clean, beautiful views from windows, great central location.

  • 5 of 5

Owner very helpful and accommodating. Nice pleasant experience. Would

Come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at Blue Sky Haven, I enjoyed meeting you both and glad you were able to enjoy the peninusula and fishing. Shirley
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Crossbar
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
O'Malley's
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in North Star, 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
 
Summer & Fall
12 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£267
for 2 nights
From
£134
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £307.76
Tax Rate 12.0%

Not wheelchair accessible, friendly lab on property.
Property available from May 15-August 31 at summer rates. September thru December 10- weekends only: Friday - Sunday @ $150/night, minimum 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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