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Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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

Shirley Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Beautiful garden home, walk to downtown, views
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Comfortable and cozy - would definitely say here again!

  • 5 of 5

Shirley's property was perfect for our quick stop in Anchorage over Labor Day weekend. We stayed one night on our own and a second night another couple stayed with us. Shirley had set the fold-out sofabed up in advance for us and the place was a great size for all four of us to stay. The deck was wonderful to sit on in the morning to enjoy coffee and in the evening to enjoy a drink before heading out to dinner. It was an easy 20-25 minute walk to downtown (or a very quick $5-10 cab ride). The apartment was very clean and cozy, the neighborhood was quiet, and the yard was lovely (we even found a few raspberries lingering on her bushes). We had a great stay and if we make it back to Anchorage we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Blue Sky Haven. I am sure you enjoyed your Alaska adventure and please do visit again. Shirley
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

The house is very cozy, the neighborhood is quite. Shirley helped make my dream vacation become everything that I wanted it to be. Shirley is very knowledgeable about Alaska and it's history.Her dog Andy become my new best friend. I would recommend Blue Sky Haven to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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best place we stayed in alaska!

  • 5 of 5

The property was extraordinary! It was very clean and cozy. Shirley was a great host. Close to downtown as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great scenic home in Anchorage

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 very much enjoyed staying in this peaceful, spacious place with decks and windows on every side! It was wonderful to wake up looking at tree tops through the windows, I felt like we were in a treehouse! It is sooo much better than the stinky little hotel room we stayed in before we left. Room to stretch and relax on the upper decks. Great location. A great place to start our vacation before picking up our RV and seeing the state! Fabulous owner, very warm and informative. A great place to stay, will recommend, and would definitely come back! A great place to start a fabulous time in Alaska!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Blue Sky Haven. I truly enjoyed visiting with all of you and please come back again. Shirley
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A great find in Anchorage.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting. We totally enjoyed our stay and got to know Andy too! Everything was clean, well appointed and just as the pictures suggest. A moose appeared in the yard one evening, the raspberries were ripe and great with our breakfast, and the views were gorgeous. We loved every minute of our stay and the central location made it very easy for us to find our way around. It was very relaxing. We would recommend this "jewel" to anyone planning a trip to Anchorage. Sally

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sally and it was really nice to meet you and visit with your sister and Skip. I posted Skip and Cathy dancing on my facebook at the Leary wedding. Have a wonderful year and hope to see you again in the near future. Shirley
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100% recommend Blue Sky Haven

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Blue Sky Haven. Shirley was so nice and such a personable lady. Her studio was very accommodating, clean, and felt like a home away from home. The location of the rental was ideal. It is in the middle of town and in a very quiet neighborhood. We have already recommended this place to friends and family and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly enjoyed your visit here, what a delightful couple you are!!! Enjoy many adventures together and I look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you. Shirley
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in North Star, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer & Fall
19 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
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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