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Water front adventure base. Stunning views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Beautiful Waterfront Home With Direct Views Of The Mendenhall Glacier

Kingfisher House sits on banks of the Gastineau Channel. The front of the home gives way to the lush tide grass of the Mendenhall Wildlife Reserve. Beyond is the Mendenhall Glacier and surrounding mountains. This setting makes the home both a great place to base your Alaska adventures and a wonderful place to relax.

Hike or fish right from the front door, fishing poles and boots are provided

Popular fishing spots include right out front in the Gastineau Channel, a half mile away at Fish Creek and three miles away at Picnic Cove. All are easily accessible and successful spots. Four medium weight spin casting rods are provided and include enough swivels and spoons to get started.

Five bikes are available, two small children's bikes and three adults sized.Biking in the neighborhood or further out North Douglas is a popular activity.

A selection of rubber boots are provided for tromping around the wetlands.

We have furnished the home with good quality furniture. Likewise all beds and linens are new and good quality.

The home has four bedrooms and sleeps nine easily.

The master bedroom suite is on the second floor, it includes two separate sinks and shower and a sitting area with probably the best views in the house. Also on the second floor are two other bedrooms which share a full bath with a jetted Jacuzzi tub. Both are spacious, one having a queen bed and the other a queen and a single. Both have water views.

The first floor is barrier free including the 4th bedroom, which doubles as a media room when not used as a bedroom. Upon request we will add a standard queen bed to the room. It is big enough that it is still quite usable as a tv room.

The kitchen includes a breakfast nook and seating at an island. Top quality cookware and all utensils needed for home cooking are available.

The dinning table seats eight and like every area of the home has a terrific view.

Decks to either side of the house provide a relaxing place to take in the views. Enjoy morning coffee or the beautiful sunsets.

More Details

Robert Cruise
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Robert Cruise

Bob is a (semi) retired marine engineer and Carrie is studying to be a nurse after raising a family.

Robert Cruise purchased this house in 1996

Why Robert Cruise chose Juneau

We are so fortunate to have found this piece of property to build our home! It has everything we had been looking for; a safe place to raise our children, beautiful views, close to the ski area and boat launch, quiet and peaceful and so many adventures available right out the front door.

What makes this house unique

What makes this home so unique is the ability to launch adventures from your front door or just relax and enjoy the beautiful setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Douglas in Juneau

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , two separate sink areas
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , barrier free access
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Plus sitting area, bath en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Barrier free, on first floor.
  • The 4th bedroom will be set up as a TV room unless requested as a bedroom. If needed as a bedroom a standard queen bed will be added to the room. The room will still have a couch and at least two other comfortable chairs and be usable as a TV room with a 65 inch TV and DVD player.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Water front adventure base. Stunning views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

lovely home with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults were very comfortable in the Kingfisher house. We were in Juneau for our son's wedding. We had plenty of room to host a reception for the out of town guests. (approximately 45 ). The outdoor space and two decks off the main floor gave us plenty of space to spread out and truly enjoy our stay. The furniture was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The owners were very helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best House on our Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Robert for an amazing stay! We went on a 3 week trip that included Homer, Seward, Juneau, Anchorage and Seattle - and by far this house was the best. As soon as you walk in, you realize you're in a real vacation home, that has all the great amenities - ease of access, fabulous spot, amazing breathtaking views, great living room and kitchen/dining room, and comfortable and spacious upstairs area for all the bedrooms. We only stayed 4 days in Juneau and in retrospect wish we could have stayed longer...

In addition, we had one small need during our stay and I must say Robert is such an amazing host, he not only responded immediately to our ask, but went out of his way (literally!) to make us feel at home and comfortable.

I have stayed in many homes in the past in various cities/countries, and during my 10-15 years of travel, I have to say the Water Front Adventure Base is top 3 in my list and we will definitely come back again.

Thank you Robert for your hospitality and for being a fabulous host!

Cheers, Yaron.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Yaron. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It was delightful to meet your family. We are always pleased when families get together and use the house as it was intended, for big happy gatherings. It was so thoughtful of your wife and mother to invite us in and share tea and the special cake from Israel with Carrie and me when we brought over the things you requested. I hope the rest of your travels went well and thank you again for staying with us. Bob
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Nature At It's Finest

  • 5 of 5


We loved our time in your beautiful home! We can't think of a better location for a Juneau vacation. The kids were thrilled with the boots you left out and went fishing every day we were there! It was such a treat to wake up to the glorious nature reserve and the bald eagles calling to each other out our window. A little piece of heaven. We had a hard time getting ourselves to leave the property in order to explore the rest of the area! I hope that future guests enjoy the pack and play we left. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our extended family vacation. Our family of four, which includes a teenage daughter and teenage son, as well as my brother and his wife, and my sister and her husband, all had plenty of room and personal privacy. It has 3 official bedrooms, and a bed in the TV room. My daughter chose to sleep on the couch in the living room so she could fall asleep looking at the view.

The view is amazing. You'll see the Mendenhall Glacier from the living room, dining area, kitchen and upstairs bedroom. You'll also see the tide go in and out which shows a different scene every time.

The house was easy to find and only about 20 minutes drive from the airport. It was in a quiet neighborhood and gave us a great base for an easy start to our day and relaxing nights. It is well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, and linens. Three grocery stores are within a 15 minute drive.

Bob was very helpful with answering questions before and during our stay. We had one small issue at the house which he corrected quickly.

If we go to Juneau again, I would want to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ann, Thank you for the nice review of Kingfisher Guesthouse. It was great to host you and your family. I couldn't agree more about the views. The consistently changing scene never gets old. We love having extended families come and use the house for get togethers. I hope you have continued to have a fun summer. Please come back and stay with us again. Best Regards Bob
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What a View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation. And the view was spectacular! Expansive view of the channel, mountains and Mendenhall Glacier! We couldn't stop taking pictures of it, especially at sunset!

The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We loved just sitting on one of several decks and gazing out at the view. Our kids (ages 3, 4, and 6) wanted to live there. : )

The location was relatively close to downtown Juneau, so easy to get around.

The owners were helpful and responsive.

Thank you for a truly lovely family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Kingfisher guest house. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to see families gathering and enjoying the house. It was great to meet you all and I hope the rest of your summer is going well. Best regards Bob
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A#1 Perfect!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what we hoped for! The home was clean, well stocked and very roomy!

The views of every thing imaginable from upstairs and down, and on the decks were out of this world.

The Kingfisher visited us everyday to put on his show which the home is aptly named for. The eagles got

to know us and hung close by, thanks to our fishing success. The weather was 50/50 sun and rain while we there

but when you are in these surroundings you don't seem to care.

We will be back again! Just need to find another comparable home close by on Douglas Island where we can bring more of our families.

Thanks again Bob and Carrie!! Cheers Rick, Colleen, Heath, Bob, Roma, Steve, and Janey!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea!!! So glad your get together was a success and you enjoyed the house. We sure appreciate you taking the time to write such a positive review. We would be very happy to have you stay with us and will keep an ear open for another place for your group.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Juneau International
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Mendenhall Golf
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Douglas, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning fee £193.26
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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