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Cozy downtown cottage located just minutes from restaurants and attractions.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Downtown - Weeping Birch Cottage

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom with full kitchen located in historic downtown anchorage.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with a stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. Cable Television, blue ray DVD player and free WIFi are included. Both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms have queen beds. The downstairs bedroom shares its space with the washer and dryer.

A small chest freezer to available to store any fish you caught or bought.

Two free parking spots located right outside your front door. The cottage is extreamly close to many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and stores. if you don't want to rent a car but still want to explore other areas of the city, and beyond, there is a bus stop just steps from your front door.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy nolin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Nancy nolin

I came to Alaska in 1978 to work at a sports fishing lodge in Katmai National Park. I fell in Love with this wonderful state and moved here the very next year. I married an Alaskan man and had three beautiful children. These days I divide my time between Sarasota, Florida and Anchorage.

Nancy nolin purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nancy nolin chose Anchorage

Anchorage is a beautiful city with a backdrop of breathtaking Chugach mountain range and views of Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. The downtown area is my absolute favorite part of Anchorage. When this cottage, nestled in the trees, came up for sale I knew I had to have it! Built in 1941 and updated in 2011 it is the perfect place to relax after exploring all that Anchorage and other parts of Alaska have to offer.

This is my first year renting the cottage and I am excited to share this wonderful place with visitors.

What makes this cottage unique

Weeping Birch Cottage is quaint and comfortable. It is located very close to everything. You may enjoy walking down to ship creek to fish for King Salmon or perhaps just watch as someone lands one of the magnificent fish. The Saturday market ( which actually takes place all weekend...not just on Saturday's) is a great place to buy giant Alaskan produce, shop for Alaskan made crafts or enjoy local foods. You will want to explore the unique downtown stores as they are an easy walk or short drive away.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Cozy downtown cottage located just minutes from restaurants and attractions.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Clean neutral environment

  • 4 of 5

Nancy provided a wonderful environment for a chemically sensitive person in the main part of the house. The house had a neutral smell about it. No cleaning chemical odors noticed on the main floor and the sheets and towels were without soap smells which was really appreciated. Nancy provided excellent customer service. The cottage is clean and well maintained and well stocked for cooking and coffee and tea were even supplied. The internet worked well and there was a nice TV if needed. Nancy has tried to provide everything that a guest would need. There are brochures and other reading materials about Alaska on the shelves. The cottage is not far from downtown and a short taxi ride to the bus station ($5.) I rented a car so don't know what the cost would be for a cab from the airport. The train station is close by as well as a small airport so you do hear trains and planes now and then but mostly it is a quiet neighborhood. Seemed safe to us and it did have pretty easy access to the freeway for heading north or south. The cottage was comfortable without the use of the heater or air conditioner at this time of year. The only thing we were surprised at was the 2nd bedroom is actually in the basement with the washer and dryer and it does have soap smells in this room and a covered over window. Fortunately I am not sensitive to soap smells nor adverse to sleeping in a closed in space so this space did work for us as an additional sleeping space. We did eat at La Cabana which is a block away and it was good Mexican food. I would recommend this property to friends but would advise them of the 2nd bedroom being in the basement.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Weeping Birch Cottage. We were there for 3 days to acquaint ourselves with area before venturing out on our 3 week adventure, including Denali, entirely visible in all its greatness, while staying at Denali to the Kenai Peninsula including Soldotna, Kenai to Homer and Seward and Whittier back to our base in Cooper Landing. Great trip

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved Weeping Birch Cottage; my husband, teenage son and I stayed there for a week. It was cozy, clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything you need for a holiday. Our teenager loved the bedroom downstairs!

It was central to all the activities to do downtown. It is a short walk to Ship Creek to watch the fisherman, the salmon were not running yet. We wanted to try The Bridge Restaurant, but it was closed. Check out the Ulu Store near there also. We liked the Glacier Brewhouse for their food and craft beers. We found the BEST taco stand, Oscar's Taco Grande near the cottage; carry out only and wonderful food.

Nancy was readily available to answer questions about the cottage, the city, restaurants and destinations outside of Anchorage. We traveled to Seward for a whale watching cruise, to Girdwood to ride the tram on Alyeska, Wildlife Preserve, and to Talkeetna to check out the town and river.

Thank you, Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An adorable and warming cottage with an unbeatable location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cottage for the 2016 Idiatarod. Everyone kept raving about how great of a find the Birch cottage was. We came up from Louisiana and were able to cook gumbo with fresh Alaskan seafood. The short half-mile walk to the Iditarod ceremonial start allowed easy transport, and we were able to share our southern cuisine with all. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a cozy accommodation close to the action. I will absolutely be a returning visitor.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, Well equipped, good wifi. Had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheeping birch

  • 5 of 5

The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. The cottage was just the right size for our family of 4 and very comfortable. The area is a bit odd but close to downtown and very accessible. It was easy to get everywhere we wanted to go from this location. I would recommend this lodging.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage was built in the 1940's and was recently updated. It is located in a historic part of downtown Anchorage. Weeping Birch cottage sits between two other cottages built around the same time. The cottages are next door to Anchorages very first schoolhouse.
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Alaska Railroad Corporation
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Fat Ptarmigan
Glacier Brewhouse
Visit Alaska
Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill
Snow City Cafe
"Fantastic breakfast and lunch! "
Downtown Bicycle Rental
"Rent a bike and explore the coastal trail!"
Lucky Wishbone
"The best fried chicken and milk shakes in town!"
Westchester Lagoon
"Rent a bike or take a walk to the lagoon. The coastal trail takes you there."
Spenard Roadhouse
William A Egan Civic & Convention Center
Bernie's Bungalow
The White Spot Cafe
F Street Station
Bubbly Mermaid
Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse
Pizza Plaza
"The absolute best Italian restaurant in Anchorage! They deliver!"
The Anchorage Museum
Earthquake Park
La Cabana
The Red Chair Cafe
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Anchorage international airport
Nearest Barpub
LaCabana Mexican restaurant
Nearest Train
Alaska railroad, McKinley explorer
Nearest Restaurant
Slippery salmon
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Alyeska ski resort
Car: not necessary

There is a visitors center located on the corner of 4th Avenue and F street, a short walk from weeping birch cottage. The visitors center has pamphlets as well as knowledgable individuals that can help you find fun things to do in Alaska. Perhaps a Fishing excursion, a trip to Denali national park, a train ride to Talkeetna or Seward or perhaps the location of the best pizza in town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Downtown, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
10 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Downtown in Alaska

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
There is a small chest freezer available to store any fish you caught or any frozen Alaskan treats you bought and want to take home.

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