Toys are in the laundry room
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Nice, quiet, plenty of room
Pros: garage and door opener, master suite—comfortable mattress, pillows, nice bathroom, dresser with 6 drawers, 2 TVs, large living room with comfortable furniture, nice kitchen with plenty of dishes, cooking ware (couldn’t find a pizza cutter), WiFi was good, loved having a washer and dryer, appreciated the notebook of instructions from Alex.
Cons: both spare bedrooms are in dire need of new mattresses (springs poking up out of one and the other was hard as a rock), pillows were flat, and they each need a chest of drawers. They may be fine for small children, but were uncomfortable for adults and no drawers to unpack and store items. The bedside table in one room is a TV tray. We found plenty of extra towels, but no extra washcloths or dishcloths. We found a basket with some wrinkled washcloths mixed in with what looked like rags, so we just washed the ones put out for us. Staying 6 days, we needed more than one dishwasher pod. We wound up hand washing eating utensils and glasses.
The place was basically clean, but needed more attention to the small stuff. Dusty lamps, dusty lower shelves on bedside tables. We found a tin of cigars under one bed, a toothbrush holder under another, and a dirty tissue under a nightstand. The rooms were void of boxes of tissues, however we located some along with the missing breakfast bars and trail mix in the garage on the 4th day of our 6 night stay. We had already purchased our own at Walmart.
Overall, I had a great stay in the master suite, but my friend didn’t fare as well in the spare bedroom, so she probably will not agree to return in the future.
Jane thank you very much for your honest review. I have passed your feedback about the cleaning issues on to my cleaners. I was also unaware of the issue with the mattress with a spring sticking up and that mattress will be replaced immediately. The pillows are less than a year old but will also be replaced. The other mattress is only a year old. I am very sorry neither were comfortable for your companion.
I am unclear as to why there were no extra washcloths or dishcloths, as the house is stocked with plenty of both so I will investigate that as well.
UPDATED: while the size of the two non master bedrooms had us decide a full set of dresser drawers would take up too much space to accommodate suitcases and people as well, each room does have ample closet space with an abundance of hangers and in closet shelves in one room and extra cloth drawers in another. As furniture and other items are worn we do replace them and take into consideration our guests feedback with what we purchase for the replacement.
While I know it doesn’t change anything for your completed stay, I do value and appreciate your feedback to help us improve for future guests. Thank you very much for sharing your input!
Everything one expects from a place away from home.
Your binder ...... of places to see, things to do, and available items in the house, check in & out expectations, etc. is great.
We were a group of 6, 2 from Navada, 2 from Montana and the 2 of us from Oklahoma, (originally from Colorado and South Africa).
We had a very comfortable stay in your delightful home.
We missed the Northern lights due to overcast weather most of the time Today we're leaving and the sun is out, and it's really warm out.
Great home and location just outside Fairbanks
As advertised. Better stocked and appointed than most rental homes. About a 15-minute drive from downtown Fairbanks, which is fairly convenient. We would stay here again.
Beautiful, quiet property but close to everything you need.
So glad we found this place. It was very comfortable and relaxing.
Wonderful Vacation Home!
Our party of 7 (adult kids & 8 yr old grandson) completed a 10 night stay at this vacation home. We loved...loved...loved the house and all had plenty of space to enjoy our vacation. . The location is about 20-25 minutes from the Fairbanks airport...really easy drive. We saw moose twice on the road to this house and lots of moose tracks and poop up and down the road!
We used the house as a home base between activities and it was always such a nice feeling to go “home”. Fairbanks was experiencing a lot of smoke from the forest fires and the temperatures were quite a bit warmer than we expected, and we still had the best vacation ever.
What we loved about the house:
1) New/modern construction.
2) Super comfortable king size bed in the master bedroom with large smart TV. Bathroom has a over-sized s tub that is perfect for a soaking after busy days.
3) Washer/dryer and laundry soap provided (also provided shampoo, dish soap, paper-towels etc.)
4) Huge front deck with charcoal grill as well as a table with umbrella and 6 chairs and a fire pit and many Adirondack chairs.
5) Attached garage (with garage door opener provided)
6) Location, Location, Location.....The house is on a dirt road, with neighbors visible, but a long way away. The yard is so peaceful, just perfect if you are looking for solitude. However, you are only about 20 minutes away from all the retail stores/restaurants you could possibly need.
7) The welcome book was comprehensive, clear and helpful. The restaurant suggestions were appreciated. I loved that the instruction book that said you “DON'T have to clean when checking out.....!”
The owner, Alex goes above and beyond in my opinion and I couldn't be more grateful for her hospitality. She took the time to answer various questions for us prior to our trip. During our stay we planned a short camping trip to Denali national park (about 2.5 hours from the house). Alex let us borrow tents, sleeping bags and a cooler. This saved us tons of money and aggravation and limited how much gear we needed to bring. .
Additionally, the time of booking Alex agreed to let us have a late checkout due to evening flights. When our evening flights were further delayed...she graciously allowed us to stay late into the evening so we wouldn't have to sit at the airport so long.
So in summary, this is the perfect house at an absolute bargain price with the perfect host. Don't hesitate to book it for your family vacation