COMFORTABLY LARGE EXECUTIVE HOME WITH STAND ALONE CABIN

Bill Connell

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

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COMFORTABLY LARGE 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 is 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 queen beds and a 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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Bill 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 Connell purchased this house 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 house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142988
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: Jan 1, 1970
  • 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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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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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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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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Girdwood Alaska
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, WONDERFUL VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had 16 people who fit comfortably in this beautiful home. It was a wonderful getaway, close to awesome skiing! The house provided every amenity we needed from cooking utensils to plenty of towels. The hot tub and the deck fireplace were evening favorites!!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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Girdwood Alaska
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COMFORTS OF HOME SPACIOUS LIVING

  • 4 of 5
Our family traveled to Anchorage from Fairbanks for our very first "staycation" with two of our good friends and their families for spring break. We had a total of 16 in our party, 10 kids ranging in age from 3-13, 7 of them boys! I was concerned with how comfortable we would all actually find ourselves with such large numbers, but the spaciousness of the house was more than enough to accommodate for our active bunch! The one thing I will say about the stand alone cabin is it is probably geared more towards a family with older kids. The space was very cute and cozy, but with the loft sleeping area, I wasn't as comfortable with my 3, 5, and 7 year old having to go up and down the pull down ladders. The kitchen was fully equipped with a very nice propane stove and all the pots, crockpots, dishes you would need to feed three families. (Bring griddles if you plan on making big breakfasts and Tupperware for storing leftovers) The washer and dryer came in handy, as well as the extra dryer in the garage for drying your wet gear. We used the hot tub quite a bit, and Bill was very kind to come over and fill it up with more water a couple of times as our kids seemed to think it was a play pool instead of a relaxing spot for grown ups to sit. The wifi was a bit spotty and the cable went out mid-week, but Sue was very accommodating and came over a couple of times to reset the router, and was very gracious about us maxing out their data usage with streaming videos. Overall, the space was perfect for all of us and made for fun meals together, hilarious game nights, and wonderful memories. I would definitely recommend Girdwood Suite Retreat to our friends and look forward to another trip there in the future.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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Girdwood Alaska
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION, GREAT HOME

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was very spacious and accomodating for our party of 6, and our 5-month old baby. We enjoyed being so close to Alyeska to ski and Moose Meadows to XC ski. The kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you need to throw a party. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing after a hard day of skiing. Owners were very helpful and management company were prompt for check-in/checkout.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa - we appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit to the Girdwood Suite Retreat.
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Comfortably Large Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
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Girdwood Alaska
5

ELIZABETH

  • 5 of 5
My friends and stayed here for 2 nights last month and we had a blast. Their was 16 of us and it was just right. We didn't expect it to be as nice as it was or for Bill to be as nice as he was. We were definitely pleasantly surprised. When it was time to go we all said we wished we had another day so we are already planning our trip back next winter and this time we will make sure we stay long enough! A+++
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth, we look forward to your next visit and hope you have time to stay longer:) Have a great summer!
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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 area, click here.

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Girdwood House Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning: House $175
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning: House + Cabin $200
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 addl fees 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

Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 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 - Attic ladders to loft with full beds, full click-clack futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
Notes:
Cleaning Fee: $175-200 Optional daily maid service - $30/day - includes making beds, kitchen cleanup, and floor cleanup - must schedule prior to arrival.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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