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Modern, Artisan Inspired Living

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,202 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath spacious home with filtered ocean, town & mtn views

As you enter this unique, historic home you will discover a level of gracious, artisan living that encourages creativity and relaxation. Original art, spacious rooms and oversized windows invite you to enjoy your own unique approach to vacation life. Enjoy dramatic views that take in the Juneau-Douglas Channel, Sandy Beach and the quaint towns of Douglas and Juneau. This 2200 square foot home was built in 1914 and has been carefully renovated into a spacious, modern home, we call the Fleek House.

Hand finished original, clear Douglas Fir floors hint at times past and offer a rich golden hue underfoot throughout the main living areas. The Fleek House features in-floor heat which is gentle on the body and reduces dust in the home. The home is framed with clear fir timbers and features hard wood flooring throughout, so people with allergies can more easily enjoy the home.

The Fleek House offers 3 bedrooms, an upstairs bonus room and 2.5 bathrooms and can sleep 7 people in beds. For an additional guest fee, one foldout foam mattress pad and the leather couch can accommodate an additional 2 guests.

A hand built entertainment center houses a large TV, wifi router and cable box is in the living room. Comfy furniture and warm throws invite you to snuggle in and enjoy the view, or catch a show on TV.

The kitchen offers granite counters, custom maple cabinets and an eat-in bar with seating for four. The appliances are stainless steel and include a double electric oven and a gas range top, a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Gather meal inspiration from the cookbook collection and prepare an Alaskan meal fit for kings and queens. A custom built steel and wood dining table can seat up to 12 guests with an additional 4 at the bar.

The Fleek House has a full laundry/mud room with new high efficiency washer and dryer on the main floor.

Relax and unwind in the oversized master suite on the main floor. A spacious bathroom features a walk-in tiled shower, his and her vanities, a separate commode room and a walk-in closet.

Climb the stairs to discover 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and one with a full sized bed. There is also a bonus room with a loveseat that opens into a twin bed, and one foam fold-out sleeping pad. A full bathroom with a tub is available to upstairs guests.

The Fleek House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the small town of Douglas. You can walk from the house to a really great dining and cocktail experience at the Island Pub which is only 3 blocks away. Or enjoy one of the many award-winning Alaskan Brewery beers at Louie's Douglas Inn Bar, also only 3 blocks away. If you are a walker, this home offers several easy walking loops from .25 mile to over 3 miles in length. In fact, historic downtown Juneau is only three miles away if you really want to stretch your legs!

There are two to three off-street parking spaces in the driveway off of E Street for the Fleek House.

Although we love animals, we are not able to accommodate pets in this home as we are maintaining the home to be restful and pleasing to those who suffer from allergies. For this same reason, we are not able to offer in-home smoking options. For those able to smoke outside and properly dispose of cigarette butts, this home might still offer a lovely accommodation.

More Details

Owner
Sydney and Alan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Sydney and Alan

Hello! We are Sydney and Alan and we LOVE houses, especially houses with character and charm. Alan is a contractor and Sydney is a graphic designer turned shoe store owner (she owns Shoefly Alaska in historic downtown Juneau). Together we re-design homes and either sell or rent them to people who also love houses. Sydney grew up in Southeast Alaska, spending time in Cordova, Yakutat, Ketchikan and Juneau. Alan grew up in California, specifically the very Northern part of the state with massive redwood forests and the brilliant green Smith River. They met in in California, got married and decided to move to Juneau, Alaska. Alan agreed to a five-year adventure and over 20 years later we are still here enjoying all Southeast Alaska has to offer!

Sydney and Alan purchased this house in 2009

Why Sydney and Alan chose Juneau

Again, we LOVE houses with character and charm and this rustic mining home was on the verge of condemnation when it came to our attention. We tramped through the home in the dark (the power was turned off) cold of winter and instantly could see the lovely potential it had. As we like to say, the home has "good bones." The home became our "side" project and we worked on it in our spare time from 2009 to 2015. We discovered that the home was built in 1914 and was known as the Fleek House up until we purchased it. This home has survived two major fires that destroyed blocks of downtown Douglas and with our structural improvements and modern insulation and heating systems , it is one of the coziest homes in Douglas when the Taku Winds howl up to 100 miles per hour every winter. We are pleased to know that this home will continue to grace the hillside of downtown Douglas for years to come.

What makes this house unique

The Fleek House offers a hand crafted, artisan home space that we think encourages relaxation while inspiring creativity. Read a book curled up on the divan in the living room or sip a great wine at the kitchen bar while you admire the view up the Juneau Douglas Channel to Taku Harbor. Gather fresh Alaska seafood and all the fixings for a gourmet meal which your whole group can cook up in the spacious kitchen. Then serve it up on our custom crafted metal and wood dining room table. Or skip cooking in and stroll to a great cocktail and dinner at the Island Pub only three blocks away. This home offers a slice of small town life with some urban-level restaurant, bar and theatre options. A great combo!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sydney & Alan,

Can't begin to express our thanks and joy in staying at your lovely home. Talk about a home away from home! It lacked for nothing in helping us have one of the best trips on the planet. We will be back and we will tell the world of your wonderful oasis here on Douglas.

With Love & Blessings,

Alicia and 6 Tennessee Sweethearts!
May 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Douglas in Juneau

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2202 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Main Floor Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in tiled shower, 2 vanities, walk-in closet, Commode Rm
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Front Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Suite Bedroom on Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Side Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bonus Room, Does not have a door that closes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Modern, Artisan Inspired Living
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews
5

Fleek House in Douglas, Alaska a true serene vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation visiting our daughter/sister/auntie in her new city of Juneau. Ages were 18 months to 70 yrs and this wonderful house made our stay stress free. The communal space is charming with room for children to play as adults visited. Beds were so comfortable and all of the rooms were light and airy even on cloudy days. Plenty of room so everyone had a place to go if they needed time away from the family group. Nice quiet neighborhood, lovely view and close to all the outdoor activities available in the Juneau/Douglas area. Sydney was at great making sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! We look forward to our next visit to Fleek House!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Carol! As I am cleaning or adding to the Fleek House experience, I always hope that it translates into a delightful home base for our visitors to enjoy Juneau and Douglas. It is great to hear that our efforts resulted in a comfortable, stress free stay for you and your family.
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5

Immaculate - top of the line amenities.. very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We felt pampered..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazingly beautiful and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

This property was just as advertised and more! Spacious main living area that included kitchen and dining. Spectacular view from the big windows in that main area. We watched boats, planes and helicopters come and go! We have family up here and it was the perfect place for a family get together. Decorated beautifully. Very well equipped kitchen. Loved it😀?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California
5

Gorgeous view.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Gorgeous views. Nicely appointed. Wonderful location. Would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome anytime Debra! -Sydney & Alan
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Astroria
5

Perfect location-Comfort with a view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Fleek house was very enjoyable. The four of us had room to relax and did not feel crowded. Everything was perfect, we needed nothing, except maybe a calendar. Since I did not pay close attention to the number of days I actually booked (6 days). We accidentally spent one day to long. Luckily it did not interfere with the next group. And Sydney was gracious enough not to charge us for that extra day. Thanks again. We'll be back.

Pat George

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL! Alan and I have made our fair share of calendar mistakes, so we were just glad the mishap didn't effect another guest. It's good to know that you relaxed and enjoyed your stay to the degree you forgot which day it was! You are welcome back any time.
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Anchorage, AK
5

Great location with view of the canal!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 really enjoyed the house and our stay in Juneau. We did need a rental car because the location is on Douglas, but easy to drive to all our destinations, easy to find parking downtown, and great off street parking by the house. It was very clean and had all the little extras already provided, so we could just buy the main groceries we needed not all the condiments, paper goods etc. Beautiful view from the house and we enjoyed watching the cruise ships sail out each evening. We all plan on returning to Juneau for another visit and will start by booking this house again. One note: That bonus room for occupants 7&8 has only a curtain to the room and one of us must sleep on a plastic mat on the floor. Worked for us but may not for someone else. Very reliable and prompt communications with Sydney & Alan each time we contacted them.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Fleek House. We would love to host you again! You are right, the home works well for three couples, but the bonus room is definitely set up for occupancy by kids, or one adult. We'll try to describe this better in our listing. We appreciate your feedback. Kindly, Sydney & Alan
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Location

Island Pub
Louie's Douglas Inn
"Local watering hole re-opened in 2014. On nice days, you can sip your favorite libation in t..."
Sandy Beach
Treadwell Ditch Trail
Perseverance Theatre
"Award winning plays and actors are featured at this professional regional theatre. Check out..."
Shoefly Alaska
"If you love shoes, Shoefly Alaska is a must! They offer small town friendliness and unique s..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juneau International Aiport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Louie's Bar
Nearest Ferry
14.9 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry: Auke Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Island Pub
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Eaglecrest Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Downtown Douglas offers a range of walking and hiking loops and trails. Walk a gentle loop through historic residential neighborhoods and old mining sites and sandy beaches. Or, hike the Mt. Jumbo trail or the Treadwell Ditch Trail.

Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy the Island Pub or the Douglas Cafe and quench your thirst with tasty libations from the Island Pub or Louie's' Douglas Inn. Take in a play at the Perseverance Theatre or local musicians performing at the Island Pub or Louie's.

Hop over to Juneau and shop in the year-round historic shops along Seward Street, Front Street and North Franklin Street. Schedule a flightseeing tour with Wings & Taku Glacier Lodge, or a whale watching cruise or a fishing charter expedition. Enjoy king crab at Tracy's King Crab Shack from May to September. Enjoy fresh Alaska cuisine at SALT or the Rookery on Seward Streets. Both of these restaurants are passionate about food and sourcing fresh, local ingredients. Watch float planes come in and out while dining at the Hangar on the Wharf and be sure to stop in the Alaska Brewery shops downtown.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Douglas, Alaska

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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£1,188
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£2,433
 

Additional pricing information

House Clean: Full Home £192.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £192.35
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

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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