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Charming Downtown Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Turn of the century charmer provides convenience to local venues and bus line

Look no further! Best value.

This charming home features the original kitchen sink of the home that was renovated from 1930. Paint, wall paper, lighting, doors, and windows are in keeping with the era. These little details add to the historical feel, while still enjoying the modern features of a quality vacation rental.

WALK: Walking distance to fine dining restaurants, tap house, coffee houses, local events, and the Morris Thompson Visitor Center from this centrally located downtown property.

BIKE: When weather permits, use bicycles to get around the city and surrounding areas. You can rent bikes using the "Fairbikes" vendor found throughout the city.

FREE PARKING: Plenty of space to park your vehicles off the street. In a well-lighted area.

Electric plug in available for your use in the winter months for your rental car. Cars are typically plugged in when temperatures drop below 20 degrees.

SPECIAL EVENING: A perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any other special event in your life. Thai, Greek, and Italian fare is nearby and available for take-out to enjoy in the privacy of your romantic setting.

More Details

Kathy Alonzo
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Kathy Alonzo

I own, operate, and personally oversee three quality vacation rentals in the Fairbanks area: a downtown location that sleeps 2, a two bedroom log home that sleeps 4 in a quiet neighborhood, and a huge natural log home in a prime area for aurora viewing that sleeps 8.. I hosted guests at A Moose in the Garden B&B for 10 years before my grand baby arrived and changed my life's direction. I now have changed the B&B into a vacation rental and purchased other properties to provide QUALITY vacation homes for travelers from around the world. I have made so many friends over the years. It's not a job, it's a privilege to assist my guests.

I have been a primary school teacher for over 23 years and continue to teach. I love children and feel after all these years that I am now a grandma to them and love them like they are extended family.

Please feel free to email me with any questions about my other properties: #430134 or #789637

Kathy Alonzo purchased this house in 2016

Why Kathy Alonzo chose Fairbanks

The minute I walked into the house I felt an instant connection. The historical touches gave this place an immediate homey feel. I visited at different times of the day and found the area to be a quiet location. This property is perfect for a short term lease for travelers to the community for work or pleasure. Contact me directly about short term leases.

What makes this house unique

The advantage of staying here is the ability to find a lot of venues to eat, drink, shop, and be entertained within walking distance. It also is close to the events that are in the downtown area like the start of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, WIEO, Open North American Sled Dog Race, Iron Dog, and much more. The bus system is practically at your doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Elevated ceiling features chandelier, pedestal sink
  • Bathroom has sink, toilet, and shower. Towels, washcloths, bath mats, blow dryer, soap, shampoo, and first aid kit are available. There are also additional mirrors for dressing or grooming located outside the bath area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size elevated four poster bed with step Two nightstands with 3 drawers each. Antique armoire Closet for hanging clothes Dressing mirror French door entrance to room Period wallpaper accents Antique light fixtures Antique door Mini blinds
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • ski


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Charming Downtown Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Georgeous authentic old house.

  • 5 of 5

I couldn’t get into a hotel. So glad! This house was so much better than a hotel

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Fairbanks. My wife and I are retired and couldn't have found a better place to stay. The inside was spotless and beautifully decorated with many personal art objects throughout. The living room is spacious and the gallery type kitchen has an adjoining dining area with seating for four. I personally do not like tubs and the bathroom here has just a shower - PERFECT !!! There are several resturantes within a block or two and the best Thai foo is across the street - THAI HOUSE. Kathy the owner is a character !!! Find some excuse to meet her !!!! Enjoy your stay !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Digs in Fairbanks

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Fairbanks - a winter wonderland! Kathy's vintage house was perfect for the two of us; great city location - walkable to restaurants/shopping/city sites, comfy bed/linens, an amazingly well equipped kitchen, and an overall homey feel. Kathy was very helpful as we planned for our trip. A wonderful hostess! If we're every in Fairbanks again

this would be our residence of choice! We had a great time at Hoo Doo Brewery!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think it was hilarious that you met people at the brewery who knew me when you told them where you were staying! I have three beautiful properties and I guess word gets around! And then they pointed out my son when he walked in. Too cool. There is that small town in feel in Fairbanks for sure.
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House was great. Perfect location for walking around snowy downtown Fairbanks.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this vintage house. Is so nicely appointed and bright with all the windows. Location is fabulous for walking all around downtown. Kathy was quick and easy on the communication. Bathroom shower is wonderful with really hot water. Kitchen is cute but not really set up well with cooking utensil, look before you cook ! Great Thai restaurant 1 minute away. Overall really loved this house

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that this small vintage house has high ceilings and an open floor plan that makes you feel right at home. I have had some mixed reviews on the kitchen supplies, so if there is something specific that you find necessary, please feel free to text and let me know, I probably own three of everything! I live in town and am very responsive to my guests. Though I still work full-time at my teaching career, I am always happy to find time for my guests comfort.
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Homer AK

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely home. Everything was perfect for us here. Extremely neat and clean, nice and warm, very quiet and decorated with quality. We loved the character of this little home. We found everything we needed to cook with. I ground my coffee beans and had great coffee. We watched local news on the TV and we used the washer & dryer before we left town. We found a great restaurant “Bobby’s Downtown” close by and we could plug our car in at the house before we would leave to go anywhere. This is a true Fairbanks Gem and the owner contacted us right away concerning the rental.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great charming place! Quiet and right downtown Fairbanks!

  • 5 of 5

Cute house! Perfect for 1-3 visitors. Host was accommodating and the place was neat and tidy when we arrived, even had the snow removed from the walk and parking area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Living in Alaska and owning several vacation rentals, I can be seen driving around town with my snow blower and shovels in the back of my truck. I work very hard at keeping the properties clear of snow. When it is severely cold, I even keep the snow blower running in the back of my truck as I drive to the next vacation rental. I like knowing how much that is appreciated.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Lavelle's Taphouse
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
Thai House
Car: not necessary

The Thai House Restaurant is right across the street and the Craft Market Gift Shop is next door. The house is easy walking distance to the Chena River where many major winter events are held each year. The city bus goes right by the house and the main terminal is within sight of the house a block away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fairbanks, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
16 Sep 2018 - 14 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £22.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.92

Rates are subject to change until the 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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