COMFORTABLE EXECUTIVE HOME WITH STAND ALONE CABIN

Bill & Sue Connell

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COMFORTABLE EXECUTIVE HOME WITH STAND ALONE CABIN

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4 Bedroom house w/addl separate Cabin, 3.50 bath, Sleeps up to 16

The Girdwood Suite Retreat has some very unique and special features: The house & cabins are located on 0.6 acres surrounded by old growth forest and is one of the largest parcels of land close to the base of the resort. The home was constructed in 2001 by EECC, one of the top custom home builders in Alaska. It is a 3000 square foot house designed to be open and comfortable. - It has one of the largest private outdoor decks(1000SQF) in Girdwood with a covered hot tub with a view of the Alyeska tram and the ski resort.

The features of the house include four bedrooms - 1 king, 4 queens and 1 single located in the walk-in master closet, full size front load washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen.

In addition to the house, we have an 800 square foot Cabin with full kitchen, bathroom with shower, 2 full beds and a full click-clack futon.

The combination of the house and cabin make a total of 8 sleeping areas that accommodate 16 people (two per bed) comfortably.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska and only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier and marine tours and Prince William Sound. Your hosts, Bill and Sue Connell

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Bill & Sue Connell

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Owners Bill & Sue Connell have been Girdwood residents for several years. Bill is an avid skier and Sue greets him at the base of the mountain. 2014 is the 10th Anniversary for the Girdwood Suite Retreat. Bill and Sue met in Girdwood at a wedding reception hosted by Bill. Bill officiated the wedding of two dear friends who returned the favor and officiated our wedding in June of 2013 at their home in New Symrna Beach, Florida. Bill and Sue look forward to sharing their home with you and your guests.

Bill & Sue Connell purchased this lodge in 2004

.6 acre private and spacious, great views, fully equipped, two blocks from Alyeska Day Lodge & Ski Lifts. Quiet, secluded back yard with deck, hottub and grill.

Walking distance to parks, resort, ski lift, hiking trails, cross country skiing trails, restaurants, post office and more.

Perfect venue for small weddings, church retreats, family reunions or corporate gatherings. Economical choice with great views, private back deck with room for a band. Call for Event pricing.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

Lauer wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had 16 of us stay here for our son's wedding that took place at the Crow Creek Gold Mine (great venue). Sue and Bill were wonderful in answering any questions that arose. The house was clean and well maintained, fully equipped with all that was needed. Nobody felt cramped. The beds were comfortable. We're already planning a reunion with this property in mind. I would highly recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We look forward to your next visit. See you soon.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

great house

  • 5 of 5
house was well equipped great deck and hot tub close to restaurants had a great stay hope to be back next year mark fiore
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Girdwood Suite Retreat. We look forward to your return.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

As advertised

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house and walking distance to all what Girdwood has to offer. Took a group of 5 customers from Seattle and they enjoy the house and the central location. (To Whittier-20 minutes and Seward 1.5 hours-fishing trips) Would recommend this to anyone who is looking at the Girdwood area. (Business group or families)
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, we look forward to your next visit.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
4

Excellent location in Girdwood.

  • 4 of 5
Location is great and walking distance to all the points of interest in Girdwood. House is as advertised.....clean and very impressive interior. Backyard deck and BBQ area is very open and accessible. Of all the houses/condos I have rented, this ranks as one of the best!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

Great summer place for family get-together

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this home. First it's a great location, walking distance from resort, restaurants, bakery, and the bottom of the ski hill we all hiked up on a lovely summer day - to the top of Mt Alyeska! A great trek for 3 couples, my husband and myself, our two grown kids and their sweeties. Had planned to bring my 90-year old mom here (the home, not the hike) and had selected this home because she could have stayed in the Master bedroom on ground floor. Alas, she couldn't come after all, but we 6 had a marvelous time. We also rented 2 bikes (a great bike shop less than a mile (?) back out the highway! So each couple could spin round the town and on the bike trails. We cooked in most meals, and there was only one thing lacking in the kitchen: a large enough teapot to brew some Earl Gray (or whatever) for our gang. We don't do individual teabags - prefer sharing one pot.) But I'd be very surprised if owner Sue hasn't already seen to this, as she and her husband were most agreeable hosts. Always available, but never nosy. The kitchen has an abundance of cooking utensils, dishes, and nice appliances. We lacked for nothing. Appreciated the house-made non-toxic laundry detergent.
On another note, whoever gets the master bedroom on main floor should prefer soft beds.
I loved how the kitchen table gets morning light, and since I like to get up early to read or journal, I brew my tea, and sit in the sunlight. We ate all our meals there - cozier than the dining room, which would seat a lot more. All in all, we had a very pleasant stay, and I would recommend this retreat home to others - Especially for summer!
PS We all used the hot tub, which was private and well- maintained. PPS We had a fabulous last night meal at the Double Musky!!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review of the Girdwood Suite Retreat... and yes a larger tea kettle was added to the shopping list:) We certainly hope the next time you are in Alaska you'll consider visiting us again. Best wishes to you, your mom and your family!
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

Slush Cup Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with 4 other couples for the weekend and had the most amazing and relaxing time!! This place has everything! It is also in walking distance of The Merc, Chair 5, The Sitz, and anywhere else you may want to go!

Hope to do it all again next year. Thanks Sue and Bill!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and I look forward to your next visit. Thanking you and your guests for taking such great care of our home, you all are welcome anytime. Have a great Summer!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Anchorage International
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Girdwood
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Turnagain Arm
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Chair 5, Double Musky, Silvertip Grill
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Alyeska Day Lodge/Chair Lifts/Sitzmark/Bake Shop
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Anchorage
Car: recommended

Girdwood offers a bounty of both winter and summer activities, from downhill and cross-country skiing in winter to hiking and biking in the summer.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska, and only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier and marine tours and Prince William Sound.

Situated in the most northerly temperate rain forest, Girdwood is surrounded by the Chugach National forest, the third largest national forest in the United States.

Your host, Bill & Sue Connell, are happy to assist you in providing you information so you can plan your Alaskan dream vacation. For more information about the local & close surrounding areas visit our Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/GirdwoodSuiteRetreat.VacationRental

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Availability & Rates

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Girdwood Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning: House + Cabin $200
Cleaning: House $175
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $400 nightly rate - up to 4 overnight guests. $500 nightly rate for 5 - 6 guests, $600 per night 7-10 guests. Cabin sleeps 6 - add $150 per night. 12% bed tax, and cleaning fee applied to all reservations. 50% of nightly fee is due to reserve your reservation. Visit www.girdwoodsuiteretreat.com for group size rates and rental policy.

Check-in 4pm and Check-out 10am.
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Amenities

Amenities

Girdwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Rural ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , handicap safety bars
    half bath/laundry room - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , double sinks, garden tub, walk-in closet
    Cabin - toilet , shower , Instant Hot Water
  • Safety bars located in upstairs bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Mountain View Suite - 1 queen
    Timberline Suite - 1 queen
    Bonus Suite - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Scan Design Futon - Pass thru to the Timberline Suite
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Scan Design Futon
    Cabin - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Attic ladders to loft with full beds, full click-clack futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • pond
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
Cleaning Fee: $175-200 Optional daily maid service - $30/day - includes making beds, kitchen cleanup, and floor cleanup - must schedule prior to arrival.

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