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Renovated, Clean, Historic Home with Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,202 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 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 each with one bed that can accommodate one or two adults for a total of up to 6 people. The home also has an upstairs toy/book nook area that is open to the hallway and does not have a door. This nook has a loveseat that opens into a twin mattress. Two floor sleeping mats can also be placed into this toy/book nook but it makes for a tight fit. We require an additional guest fee of $10 per night for more than 7 guests and we limit the home's total occupancy to 10. We have three blow up beds on site for extra guests.

A hand built entertainment center houses a large TV and wifi router in the living room. Comfy furniture and warm throws invite you to snuggle in and enjoy the view, or catch a Netflix show on TV. (Apple TV is available with a Fleek House Netflix account.)

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 and 2 at the breakfast table.

The Fleek House has a full laundry/mud room with 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, double 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 /toy nook with a loveseat that opens into a twin bed. 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 off-street parking spaces in the driveway off of E Street for the Fleek House.

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

Sydney and Alan
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Douglas

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, 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 in the living room or sip a great wine at the kitchen bar while you admire the view down the Gastineau 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Douglas in Juneau

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2202 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Occupancy up to 10, but $15 charge per person over 8 guests.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 18 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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 Nook with Chair opens to twin bed + 2 blowup beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Renovated, Clean, Historic Home with Views
average rating of 4.862069 based on 30 reviews

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: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Great Location, nice House

  • 5 of 5

My Family stayed a week at the Fleek House. We loved it.

The house is clean, spacious and homey. It is also stocked with everything you might need from a washer and dryer to a curling iron. The kitchen is modern and has everything that you might need to prepare a meal.

A short walk away, you will find pizza at the Island Pub, breakfast at the Douglas Café, a play at Perseverance theater or have a beer with the locals at Louie's.

Evenings you can watch the cruise ships leave the harbor and the Tram making its way up to the top of Mt Roberts.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home, immaculate and homey- perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home is as lovely as the pictures. Sydney and Alan had the place spick and span ready for our arrival. There were thoughtful amenities (snacks, lap blankets, coffee, plenty of soap etc.) and a sweet note to welcome us. We had a couple of needs ahead of time and Sydney was kind and helpful during each interaction. There are terrific trails nearby, the rooms were spacious and comfortable- working easily for our grown family of 7. This is a great place to stay. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

Four adults and two babies had plenty of room for 3 nights. The house is conveniently located with walking access to good food and the beach. Quiet neighborhood without much thru traffic was very relaxing. The house itself is amazing, lots of windows for natural light and the decoration is clearly well thought out. Every appliance/utensil we needed to cook breakfast and dinner was available. Our only complaint is the cleaning fee, which seems to be the standard at VRBO rentals in Juneau. It must be going to good use because the place was immaculate upon arrival. We always clean up after ourselves at vacation rentals but being asked to clean in addition to a lofty cleaning fee seemed a bit much. In all, we highly recommend this place to anyone interested. Thanks for the great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time for your thoughtful review Jason! As a result of your feedback on our cleaning fee, we reached out to see if we could find a cleaning service that could accomplish our cleaning list for a bit less money. As a result, we now are able to charge $180 for our cleaning fee. Thank you for inspiring us to push harder on that part of our service!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. The house was very spacious and the owners where great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Kara!
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We truly enjoyed our visit to Juneau and were extremely comfortable in your home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that you were comfortable in our home!
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Douglas, Alaska

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House Cleaning £135.88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Snow shovels are available on site and guests are responsible for snow removal in the driveway and on the house sidewalks/decking, unless pre-arranged with the owner. Extra guests beyond 7 total guests require a daily additional guest fee of $15.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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