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Locals Wave! Beautiful Cottage, Great Price $249/4

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in heart of Girdwood is perfect. 2 bedrooms, loft, hot tub.

Welcome to Cortina Cottage! Our bright and spacious cabin is just right for your family, family plus grandparents, or a small group of close friends. We know that you will be happy in our home. We are surprised that we are not fully booked yet this year. We've done analysis of the market and lowered prices to maximize bookings and give tourists a truly unbeatable price. Compare us to the hotel at $350 per night.

Two bedrooms plus a private loft provide 3 sleeping areas for up to 8 comfortably. 1) Main floor queen bedroom. 2) Second floor king bedroom, with a twin bed, plus a child's sleeping cubby. 3) Second floor loft with a double bed. For some, our sole shortfall is one main floor bathroom. Our cabin's Alaskan charm, our price and amenities overshadow this. We want you out exploring our area, marveling at the state's beauty, taking breathtaking photos, and returning to comfort.

Here are a few amenities:

No cleaning fee for 4 or fewer guests.

Additional discounts for 2 people.

No insurance fee.

Fully refundable damage deposit.

Hot tub for 6 adults in a covered gazebo.

Gas fireplace.

Gas grill.

Washer and dryer with laundry detergent.

Wi Fi.

Quiet friendly neighborhood.

Excellent location, just 10 minute walk up to day lodge, Alyeska mountain and restaurants, or 10 minute walk down to the Mercantile, amazing playground, and more restaurants.

Coffee, tea, condiments, kitchen staples like flour, sugar, oils, vinegars, spices etc, foil, napkins and more.

Instant boiling water tap for tea.

Black out curtains in bedrooms for Alaskan midnight sun.


DVD and movies (rent at mercantile too).

Sunny, open and spacious layout with oversized leather couches.

Eat in kitchen bar.

Expandable dining table for 8.

On demand hot water so everyone has a hot shower every time.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer.

Very easy driving directions.

Drive up to the door parking.

Picnic area.

Mudroom for wet gear.

Clothes iron and ironing board.

Toys, games, playing cards, board games.

We happily share with you our knowledge for trip planning, local restaurants, trails, and sites.

Our family of four stays here every weekend in winter. We host other friends and families very often, and we never tire of our cottage's comfort and charm. We are delighted to share this special place with you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Patty

We are outdoor Alaskans. We ski Alyeska Resort and nordic trails in the winter and spend time on the ocean in Prince William Sound, mountain bike, hike, and camp in the summer. We want our guests to get out and experience the Alaska we know. We will help you with local knowledge and "must sees", and we work really hard to make your stay at our home the best experience possible.

Patty purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Patty chose Alaska

Girdwood is great on its own, and it is a great jump off spot for Prince William Sound whale watching, Alaska Railroad day trips, day trips to Anchorage, Seward, or fishing on the Kenai Penninsula. Our cottage provides a great base for all travelers, active mountain runners or quiet walkers.

Girdwood is a special place. There are no stop lights. The small town atmosphere of Girdwood is relaxed, friendly and simple.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage feels comfortable from the moment you enter. We loved it from the start, and we host friends with their kids many weekends in the winter. We are located in the heart of Girdwood's first neighborhood (after the earthquake in 1964), on a quiet, very walkable side street. No need to drive from our home if you want items from the store, a bite to eat, or want to have beers and listen to music at the Sitzmark. In summer it is likely you will see a bear or moose in town if you keep your eyes open.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Girdwood in Anchorage

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , hot water on-demand heater
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. Queen bedroom. Main floor. Bathroom is also on this main floor. 2. King bedroom. Second floor. Includes king, twin, and child's sleeping cubby for anyone up to about 5'8 inches. 3. Second floor loft with double bed and door to porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We provide pre-trip planning if desired. With 25 years experience in the area, we know all of the 'must see' places and trails.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Locals Wave! Beautiful Cottage, Great Price $249/4
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage right in the heart of Girdwood. Perfect for families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for some skiing and downtime!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Lovely home close to nature and activities

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Cortina Cottage was well thought out and cared for. They even had flip flops in various sizes by the door for the hot tub. It was clean and well cared for and they provide recommendations of various local things to do from trails to hike to places to eat. Patty was easy to work with and all transactions and interactions were pleasant and easy. My husband and I traveled with my parents and the 4 of us had plenty of room and enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The Cortina Cottage exceeded our expectations. There were several sleeping areas with clean, comfortable beds. The house is nicely decorated and has an open concept with kitchen, dining room, and living room area. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The owners have a wonderful binder listing restaurants and places of interest nearby. This was the perfect home base for our excursions around Girdwood. We did day hikes, took the tram up Alyeska, visited a local potter's shop, and made a scenic day trip to Seward. It felt great to have this cottage to return to in the evenings. We highly recommend this house and hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Patty was a great host. Her home is beautiful. We were a group of six and there was plenty of room. The location in Girdwood is an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A lovely cottage with all the ammenities

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our small family of 4. It could easily sleep more though. We really appreciated the washer and dryer! We found everything to be clean and although we didn't cook at the house, I noticed the kitchen was well stocked with all the proper cooking utensils to make meals for groups of people. Communication was easy. I highly reccomend this cottage to other families visiting Girdwood.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful! I took a trip for my 30th with 6 of my friends from college and we had an amazing time. I think the pictures don't even do the cabin justice, it's so cute inside. And the hot tub was very nice! Patty was always in contact and there was everything that we could need supplied. We saw a moose and her baby in the backyard! So close to everything, such a nice little area. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sitzmark up the roadl, Silvertip down the road.
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Anchorage O'Malley Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Girdwood Whistle Stop on Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Several up the road, Several down by mercantile
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Beach viewing 10 minutes, Beach walking - Whittier
Car: necessary

Summer is the time to visit. Every type of attraction in mountains, rivers and the ocean is nearby. On the water, raft, cruise, kayak, fish in rivers, fish in the ocean, whale watch, visit glaciers. See bands and experience local festivals at the Alyeska resort.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Girdwood, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 17 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Ski Season
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £387.93
Tax Rate 12.0%

A cleaning fee of $10 per person, for a group of 5 or more will be added. (Minimum $50/5 people to max $80/8 people, cleaning fee.) No cleaning fee for 4 or fewer.

A group of 2 may be eligible for further discount. Please speak with owner prior to booking.

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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