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Splendid Beachfront View

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Watch The Tide Roll In And The Eagles Soar From This Splendid 500 Sq

Enjoy watching the changing tide from the windows of this 500 sq foot rental. It has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and a full bathroom with washer and dryer. The bedroom has a comfy queen sized bed with memory foam mattress. The living room sofa folds down to sleep two. Flat screen cable TV is provided along with WiFi. Attic bonus room is 8 x 20, ceiling height is 6'4". Guests have access to a small row boat, BBQ grill, basketball hoop and trampoline if desired. It is close to several hiking trails and only 7 minutes to downtown Juneau attractions and shopping.

Merigwen Kawakami
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Merigwen Kawakami

My husband came to Juneau as a foreign exchange student from Japan at the age of sixteen. He was the momentary envy of his classmates when during a school assembly it was announced that the country he would be going to was AMERICA. Envy turned to laughter when the state was announced. He wouldn't be going to California or New York but ALASKA. The perceived notion and disappointment of being sent to a frozen wasteland ended when his airplane landed and his love of fishing began. After marrying and living in Japan for several years, we decided to return to Juneau to be closer to family and fishing. My husband is a business consultant. I'm a former teacher who now works seasonally for the Alaska State Legislature. We have three children and a small dog, Mr. Tubbs.

Merigwen Kawakami purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Merigwen Kawakami chose Juneau

When looking for a place to build our home we both wanted to have a view of something. This location offered not only a view of water and mountains but the Lemon Glacier, as well as beach front. In the summer we see a lot of rainbows and in winter the Northern Lights. Canadian geese and swans stop by as they migrate. Ducks and Bald Eagles are always about. On occasion bear, porcupine and deer wander through the yard.

What makes this apartment unique

In addition to being in a quite location and having a beautiful view, fishing is only minutes away. King salmon fishing can be done off of the rocks at False Outer Point or in the stream at Fish Creek. Starting about mid-August Silver salmon can be caught right outside the front door and then grilled. A small boat is available if you care to row about during high tide. Hiking and the Alpine Zipline are available at nearby Eagle Crest, Juneau's winter time downhill and cross country ski resort. Or do a short hike on Outer Point Loop Trail or Rainforest trail. A twelve minute car ride to the south of Douglas Island puts you at Sandy Beach and the trails that wind through the ruins of the Treadwell gold mine. Or cross the Juneau-Douglas bridge and be in downtown Juneau in 10 minutes to shop, eat, visit museums, historic sites, ride the tram or hike Perseverance and the Mount Roberts Trails. The Mendenhall Glacier is about a 20 minute drive, as is Auke Bay.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full size tub with shower, toilet, sink, washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size memory foam bed. Full closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Splendid Beachfront View
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Great view, would stay again

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice four night stay at this property. A great view of the water. Owners made it easy to access the property upon arrival and checking out was a breeze. The kitchen had everything we needed for eating in when we wanted to. As a frequent visitor of Juneau, I would definitely say I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment overlooking the channel

  • 5 of 5

Merigwen and Tom have created a spacious, new and clean apartment that is great as a place to stay when you are touring around Juneau. They made it easy for us to check in, even though our flight arrived late in the evening. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook for ourselves and the view out the apartment's big windows of eagles and other birds in the water each morning and evening was refreshing. You do need a car to have easy access to everything around Juneau, since the apartment is on Douglas Island, across the bridge. We had lots of privacy, but Merigwen and Tom also surprised us one evening by sharing freshly caught and cooked Dungeness crabs with us! Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was glad to share our good fortune with you. Nothing better than fresh hot crab.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful week in Juneau. Mareigwen and Tom were wonderful hosts, very friendly and accommodating! The apartment was clean clean clean! I am a bit of a germophobe and I felt completely comfortable and at home. Everything was provided that we needed and the view was beautiful. We were lucky to have 4 days in a row of no rain and twice a day when the tide went out there were dozens of bald eagles on the bank and soaring past our windows. I believe we could even see a small section of the Juneau ice field from the sofa. We were out exploring the beautiful surroundings of Juneau most of the time but when we were home we found ourselves staring out the windows at the amazing scenery. Laying in bed in the bedroom we could see the mountains as well. Truly paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, you were looking at the Lemon Creek Glacier. Good on you for noticing it. Many locals fail to notice it.
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Perfect quiet apartment minutes from downtown Juneau but in the country - private upstairs entrance.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (active 50s) and our 14 year old grandson stayed here for a week in July, spending our days hiking, fishing, and exploring in and around Juneau. Our experience here couldn't have been better - gracious handling of a fishing rod case that we mailed up in advance, great tips for local hikes and destinations, the amazing view out the picture window, convenient location, fast refund of our deposit, and even mailing us a few items that we left in a drawer. We were perfectly self-sufficient with the kitchen and full sized fridge/freezer and the washer/dryer. For less than the price of most motels in town we were able to live like locals for a week in a great town and make some memories for a lifetime. THANK YOU!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Juneau

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was clean, well equipped, and convenient. It is a few miles north of the Juneau-Douglas bridge on Douglas Island, but that is just enough "out of the way" to make it a peaceful retreat. The owners, who live on the same property, were very friendly, although we didn't have much interaction with them because everything was organized and obvious. The attic room was a great "bonus" space that our daughters used as their bedroom (instead of the living room hide-a-bed) for half the stay and their private dressing room for the entire time. (It is accessed via a pull down attic ladder.) The view is beautiful, and the changing tides keep it interesting. There were eagles almost constantly in the channel right behind the property and some rested in a tall tree on the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property. It was clean and well appointed. Beautiful location, just far enough away from town to really be able to enjoy the gorgeous Juneau scenery. :) Thank you so much! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back. It is always awesome to have great guests.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juneau Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Auke Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Eagle Crest
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sandy Beach or False Outer Point
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Douglas, Alaska

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Tax Rate 12.0%

Damage deposit is refunded within 30 days of check out provided there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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