QUIET, SPACIOUS, FULLY FURNISHED TOTALLY PRIVATE TWO BEDROOM DUPLEX/HOUSE

Michele Palatas

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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QUIET, SPACIOUS, FULLY FURNISHED TOTALLY PRIVATE TWO BEDROOM DUPLEX/HOUSE

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2 bedrooms with queen beds, 2 futons in living room, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The Chugach Mountains loom out the back door to your private, spacious, fully furnished duplex house located in an older quiet east-side neighborhood. Fully fenced private yard and entrance for this established Anchorage rental home. Two bedrooms, each with a pillow top quality queen bed, and two full-size futons in living area. Dining table sits six people comfortably. Easy access to the Glen Highway heading north to Fairbanks and the Seward Highway going south to Homer and the Kenai River, where one can find world-class fishing. You may just see a moose sauntering down the street or lazing in the yard after chomping on our berry bushes!

Bed linens are 100% cotton. Large bathroom with tub/shower, plush cotton towels, hair dryer; fully equipped kitchen with all utensils plus coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, propane and charcoal grill. The living room has Wi-Fi, 40 inch flatscreen HDTV/VCR, DVR, cable, phone.

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the world class Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; fabulous shopping, from Nordstrom to SoNo boutiques and stores specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts. Minutes from downtown, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Providence Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military bases. Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail. Fur Rondy in February and The Iditarod in March is a great time to come!

Gunner, a chocolate lab makes the final decision on pet guests!

Please let me know if I may answer any questions regarding your trip to Alaska! We would love to have you at our Anchorage vacation home.

Your Hostess, Michele Palatas.

Visa, MC accepted.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Michele, You are a "gem" of a hostess with your welcoming personality, ...initially with communications before our trip here to Duben Place, with all of your pretty flowers; I've never seen such tall delphiniums in my life! We enjoyed all of the info you provided for traveling, after which it was a delight to come 'home', cozy and quiet, and with your interesting Native tribal art.

We appreciated being able to use some kitchen items , like olive oil and plastic wrap and not having to buy all of these, etc. Using our computer with your Wi-Fi connection was very helpful also.

Three fun tours were: 1) Whittier Blackstone Bay boat tour from Major Marine Tours-Beautiful! 2) Denali natural history bus tour, 3) Seward Resurrection Bay boat tour with Major Marine Tours - saw sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and one whale that surfaced (just for us) five times!

We enjoyed many walks/hikes such as 1) Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, 2) along Ship Creek,... many were fishing, 3) Campbell Creek greenbelt's surprise was our seeing several sockeye salmon! 4) Kincaid Park......., 5) University Lake had lots of dogs off-leash with owners, all exercising. 6) Eagle River Nature Center, 7) We saw four moose in different places; 8) Thunderbird Falls from car to falls is just one mile.

We also enjoyed: 1) the Aurora Borealis show at the Center for Performing Arts, shows the best of thirty years - absolutely spectacular! 2) The Alaska Native Medical Center is free and has many displays of native art; 3) the float planes taking off and landing at Lake Hood were interesting; 4) Anchorage Museum was big so we did just the Native exhibits with old artifacts from the Smithsonian. There are many other things that we liked......Your home is conveniently located and that made our stay more enjoyable too.
Jul 2014
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Michele Palatas

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I moved to Alaska from Los Angeles in 1998 to work in the Arctic. Deadhorse, Alaska on the edge of the Beaufort Sea was my base of operations for four and a half years. WesternGeco, the company I worked for then sent me down on the Kenai peninsula for six months, where I lived in a cabin on the Moose River in Sterling. Then I decided it was time to buy a house in Anchorage. I purchased a duplex and turned half into a fully furnished GuestHouse where I now live with my chocolate Lab, Gunner. I enjoy meeting people from around the world who frequent the GuestHouse. I also have a dogwalking business, Bubbas Dog Walking.

Michele Palatas purchased this house in 2002

Anchorage is a great base for exploring the wild wonderful place called Alaska! It is a gorgeous drive south on the Seward Highway heading down to Girdwood, Seward, Homer, Hope, Coopers Landing and places in between on the Kenai Peninsula. There is much to see and much to do, especially in the great outdoors! Anchorage offers great restaurants, shopping, museums, citywide trails for biking, hiking, skiing....mountains for snowboarding, downhill, snowmachining and dogsledding........heading north to Denali, Fairbanks, the arctic brings unimaginable wonders to see and experience!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157284
+1 9073512004
Anchorage Alaska
Thornton, NH
5

Great location & accomdtns & excellent hostess!

Great location & accomdtns & excellent hostess!
  • 5 of 5
The location of this house rental was minutes from the full marathon start line...which was perfect! We enjoyed the accomodations thoroughly...fresh coffee, laundry facility and gracious hostess who helped us with figuring out how to use the DVD player! This is the ideal way to travel to Alaska since the prices can be extreme. It was very neat and clean when we arrived. We highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Duben Place! It is always my pleasure to share with you this beautiful land that we live in! My goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
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Anchorage Alaska
Richmond, Virginia
5

Outstanding Anchorage Vacation "Home"

Outstanding Anchorage Vacation "Home"
  • 5 of 5
Two boomer couples, using Duben Place as 7-night base for exploring Anchorage and day trips - Girdwood, Seward, Denali overnight. Both Duben Place and Michele were perfect choices for us, with a beautifully furnished, very clean, and soo comfortable home and yard, with a well-equipped kitchen (Need spice or ingredient? Its likely there), washer and dryer, plenty of helpful brochures and guidance, and Michele available to answer questions or offer helpful guidance.

We found the place conveniently located on a quiet street about 15 minutes drive from downtown, yet very close to major roads in any direction leading to the days' destinations. Shopping very close by.

We used Duben Place for breakfasts in the mornings, for kitchen-table planning, and for dinners and relaxing, in addition to the two comfortable bedrooms.

Michele also provided discount coupons for some major attractions (Kenai Fjords tours, for example), discounts we did not see offered elsewhere and were certainly appreciated.

Michele is very attentive to the environment and loves animals, particularly her Gunnar the dog, whom we had happy occasion to meet upon arrival, and whose approval we apparently won thanks to his expansive tolerance.

It is pretty rare for lodging and the host to rank as high points of an exceptionally enjoyable vacation, but Duben Place reliably provided us home and welcome lifting our overall enjoyment every day.

We highly recommend Duben Place (and a car).

A car is likely necessary. Access to downtown and parking were easy and inexpensive. Our one cab fare from the house at 3:00 am to the airport was reliable, $33 plus tip.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
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Anchorage Alaska
Richmond, Virginia
5

Duben Place - A High Point of a Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Perhaps to happy surprise, Michele and Duben Place became among our favorite memories of a wonderful Alaska vacation.

We are two related boomer couples who used Anchorage as base for our first Alaska vacation, driving on mostly nearby day trips - South to Seward, north to Denali for overnight - hiking, boating, biking, enjoying views, museums, and such. We wanted a very clean home with two bedrooms, a kitchen, and comforts for relaxing after busy days.

Michele and Duben Place offered everything we hoped for and much more. Her home is exceptionally clean (everything worked) and very warm and welcoming, from the secure but easy locking system and gates to the very well equipped kitchen. We regularly prepared meals, did laundry (important when multi-day travel and outdoor activities), relaxed and watched TV, planned and reviewed our days, and enjoyed the comfort of our rooms. Michele leaves rafts of brochures and tourist information; be sure to look for and use the discount tickets she provides (10% off for Kenia Fjords tours, for example, good stuff!) She also left a really well stocked kitchen, a wonderful and welcome feature when recipes call odd ingredients, flavorings, or spices.

The front yard is completely fenced, with beautiful flowers, a great place for relaxing.

Michele was always available and helpful, without imposing. She was a reliable source of useful information. Our impression is that she cares a great deal about the environment and loves animals.

Duben Place is a few miles and maybe 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage, on a quiet street with easy access to a major thoroughfare into town or en route anywhere we chose to go, any direction. It was also very near local shopping, a sure plus for us. Having a car is virtually essential given its location, though, so one should keep that in mind; taxi service (easily gotten even at 3:00 am) to the airport was about $33.00 plus tip.

We highly recommend Duben Place and wish Michele's lodgings were franchised to our future travel places.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so kindly! It is nice to know that my efforts are appreciated. I know how it is to be on vacation, as I too stay in vacation rentals, so my intention is to make your stay at one of my guesthouses as pleasant as possible. Also with the help of guests' suggestions, I have been able to improve your stay over the months and years.
It is also such a pleasure meeting and having people from around the world come and visit this awesome place, Alaska, and have a comfortable home away from home.
Thank you again!
Michele.
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
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Anchorage Alaska
4

Clean, homey and comfortable

  • 4 of 5
We found Duben Place clean, safe and comfortable with a lot of extra touches that made us feel right at home. It is a very easy find from the airport as well as quick access to the main highways. Duben Place is a reflection of Alaska hospitality; comfortable, roomy, pleasant and down-to-earth. We'd definitely come back.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I do my best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I am glad that you also enjoyed our magnificent state!
Best to you and your Mom!
Michele.
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p157284
+1 9073512004
Anchorage Alaska
5

Anchorage getaway

  • 5 of 5
Great place. Nicely furnished. Felt at home and owner did everything to make us comfortable. The place was quiet. Easy to get to and close to shopping to get needed supplies. Close enough to freeway to get downtown in a short time.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeffery for your kind words! My intention is always to make your visit as pleasant as possible. I hope that we will see you back here at one of my rentals!
Best regards, Michele.
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Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
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Anchorage Alaska
New Bedford MA
5

Special week in Anchorage.

  • 5 of 5
What brought me to Anchorage was family and your guest cottage was just perfect for us. It felt like home where we could be comfortable and enjoy ourselves. Home cooked meals when we wanted and some great local restaurant food worked out perfectly. Our favorite spot was probably the pizza from Moose's Tooth. The guest house was also a great spot to travel from. We were able to explore downtown Anchorage and venture out to the Alyeska area. The coastal road heading out there was probably some of the most breathtaking views that I have ever encountered.

Thank you for the warm welcoming feeling and your friendship while we were staying with you. It was just the right combination of privacy and company. I would recommend this property without reservation to anyone traveling to the Anchorage area.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you and share some moments, and it was such a pleasure to share in your joyful reunion with your son!
Thank you for your kind words and being such an endearing house guest!
Looking forward to having you return to Duben Place!
Best wishes, Michele.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glen Highway
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the world class Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; fabulous shopping, from Nordstrom to the SoNo District boutiques and restaurants, Second Run, Blush, Bernie's Bungalow to name a few. There are many shops specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts. Minutes from downtown, the railway depot and hospitals, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, military bases. Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail.

Fur Rondy in February and The Iditarod in March is a great time to come! Please let me know if I may answer any questions regarding your trip to Alaska! We would love to have you at our Anchorage vacation home. Your Hostess, Michele Palatas.

Other Activities: kayaking, rafting, X-country skiing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Anchorage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Seaspn
May 15 2014 - Sep 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$145
$945
 
 
Low Season
Sep 15 2014 - May 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$115
$635
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cleaning fee: $100.00; $150.00 for stays of 30 days or longer added to each rental.
Less than five night stay is $155.00 per night, summer months; less than five night stay winter months is $115.00 per night.
six weeks cancellation notice required for refund, less a 25% administration fee.
Dogs on approval with a $500.00 refundable deposit.
To confirm reservation, half of total booking via check or credit card; Balance due thirty days before your arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Anchorage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new firm pillow top quality mattress, cotton bedding
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Englander firm pillow top mattress, cotton bedding
  • There are two queen-size futons in the living room and extra sheets, pillows and blankets!
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting small game
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a large selection of videos and a library of great books!
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