SWISS EFFICIENCY APTS.- ALASKAN FRIENDLINESS, A TOUCH OF HOME

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Verena Kaeppele

Speaks english, french, german, italian, Swiss German
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms3
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights
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SWISS EFFICIENCY APTS.- ALASKAN FRIENDLINESS, A TOUCH OF HOME

Anchorage Studio Rental Photos and Description

2 Studio Apartments, 1 Bath in each. Sleep 2 resp. 4 people - total 6 people

Your Swiss Efficiency hosts, Verena and Rudi, originally from Central Switzerland and Germany's Black Forest, welcome world travelers to our attractive, contemporary Studio apartments accommodations. We are fluent in English, Swiss, and German, and also speak moderate French and Italian.

The Swiss Efficiency apartments - the Garden Suite with queen size bed and the Mt.View Suite with queen size & twin size futon bed - are on the garden level of our home. These apartments are the ideal arrangement for short or long stays in Anchorage, either for business or family visits. We also offer a private bedroom with private full bath upstairs in conjunction with either or both of the apartments. We are conveniently located close to restaurants, stores, bike trails, and city parks.

Our rates are based on a nightly stay. We do offer last minute rates for up to 20% discount and up to 30% longer stay discounts are always guaranteed.

Very attractive, monthly winter rates from September 16 - May 14 (sliding scale rate depends on the length of stay of up to 8 months).

Keywords: Efficiency Apartments in a quiet neighborhood with private entrance and all the amenities of home.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Verena Kaeppele

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english, french, german, italian, Swiss German
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Verena and Rudi enjoy the interaction with people from near and far. Verena being an avid traveler herself loves to talk about her and the guests travel. Verena grew up in a small town in Switzerland and therefore enjoys gardening, flowers and a house full of plants.

Verena Kaeppele purchased this studio in 2002

We always had personal company from the USA and from Europe mainly. When we built our new home in 2001/2002, we decided to open our home to the tourists, as there always seems to be a shortage of reasonable accommodations in Anchorage during the summer months.

We are conveniently located approx. 5 miles from the Airport, the perfect location for late arrivals by air. We are also only minutes away from highway access south and nord, as well as convenient to parks, businesses, shopping, trails, universities and hospitals. Our Suites are the ideal arrangement for the discriminating traveler or for the need to travel to Anchorage for medical reasons, temporary work, or whatever the need to travel to Anchorage might be.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms3
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35934vbi
+1 (907) 244-1545 (Alaska, USA)
Anchorage Alaska
1

Poor customer service and work ethic

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I would give ZERO stars if I could.

The property is comfortable and is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need.

The owner is the problem. We booked months in advance to stay here at the beginning of our trip to Alaska for 2 nights and 1 night at the end of our trip. After our 1st night the owner stated she needed to speak with us about the reservations we had made for the last night of our trip. When we met with her she stated that she is bumping us to allow for another customer to stay there instead for a week, as opposed to us only staying for a night. Not only is this unprofessional but on top of it all, she was extremely rude about it. This is very poor customer service and business ethics. When we mentioned this to her she stated that it is commonly done and basically we just needed to get over it.

She gave us one of her friends contact info for a rental opportunity that was $40 more than what we had reserved with her.

The entire encounter made the 2nd night of our stay uncomfortable. We felt unwelcome and awkward.

I do NOT recommend Swiss Efficiency Accommodations.
Owner's Response: I am sorry you were not happy with your stay at the Swiss Efficiency Accommodations. In the past we have accommodated guests staying up to 3 weeks (monthly in the winter) as well as repeats and referrals. As you can read from our other reviews, and you probably read the guest book in the Suite as well, we accommodated many, many happy guests over the years.
Needless to say, I am sorry that you feel the way you do. I tried very hard to find you similar accommodations. I hope that you found what you were looking for and had a wonderful time in our City and beautiful State of Alaska and will recommend travels to Alaska.
Helpful votes: 9/10
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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35934vbi
+1 (907) 244-1545 (Alaska, USA)
Anchorage Alaska
Tyler, TX
5

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My wife and I from Texas together with the parents of my daughter's new husband from Germany spent nearly two weeks in Anchorage with Verena and Rudi celebrating a wedding. We rented the Garden Suite and the Mountain Veiw and found everything just as described. The suites were very clean, comfortable and private with everything that we needed to feel right at home. The neighborhood is quiet with many beautiful homes and is an excellent place for a stroll. Campbell Creek Trail with some of Anchorage's magnificent natural beauty is just a short distance down the road. Verena was very helpful with recommendations for things to do and she was always available upstairs if we needed anything. She even offered to use her connections in the hospitality industry to help others in our party find places. The rates were very reasonable and there is no comparison to what the same money would get you in a hotel. We give the Kapelle's the highest recommendation and will definitely stay with them when we return (if there is anything available - BOOK EARLY!).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35934vbi
+1 (907) 244-1545 (Alaska, USA)
Anchorage Alaska
Montrose, Colorado , USA
5

High Praises for the Swiss Efficiency B and B

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My husband and I recently spent one month in Alaska. We made Anchorage our 'home base', and we were very fortunate to find the Swiss Efficiency B and B. Our hosts, Verena and Rudi exceeded our expectations. We were unique in that we were coming and going four different times, and each time, they were welcoming and helpful with any of our needs. The rooms were quiet, and clean and comfortably furnished. We were also given access to storage in their garage, and the laundry room saved the day after our adventures. The location is very user friendly: walking distance to a major grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, and the city bus route. We strongly recommend this B and B. You will not be disappointed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paula & John for staying with us at the Swiss Efficiency. Hope you took home a lot of fond memories of Alaska and will return one day soon.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35934vbi
+1 (907) 244-1545 (Alaska, USA)
Anchorage Alaska
Gypsum, Colorado
5

Swiss Efficiency Bed & Breakfast

Swiss Efficiency Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
Verena and Rudi's Swiss Efficiency Bed & Breakfast is an excellent place to stay when one visits Anchorage AK. I stayed at the thier place for 13 weeks as a traveling nurse and was extremely pleased with the accomindation and their hospitality. I would highly recommend this property to freinds and family, along with anyone looking for a great place to stay when they visit Anchorage. Thanks Verena and Rudi. Best Regards...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Steve was a wonderful person, staying with us for 13 weeks at the Mt.View Suite. We are still in touch with him on Facebook. Great to follow his adventures. Would love to have him back, since our Studio Apartments are the ideal arrangements for short term employment stays in our city.
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Swiss Efficiency Apts.- Alaskan Friendliness, a Touch of Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35934vbi
+1 (907) 244-1545 (Alaska, USA)
Anchorage Alaska
Louisville, Kentucky
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2004
  • Stayed: Jul 2004
Verena and Rudi:

Thank you ever so much for hosting my daughter Rachel and I during our two week visit to family in Anchorage. Truly, your gorgeous accommodations are by far the BEST place we have ever stayed in Anchorage! Everything you provided was so thoughtful...from the spotlessly clean apartment, the beautiful flowers, generous supply of breakfast food, laundry facilities...and a view of your wonderful garden and the mountains. Thank you ever so much...we eagerly look forward to our next visit! Can't wait to come back! Thanks for a wonderful experience!!

Fondly,
Cheryl & Rachel VanDaalen
Louisville, Kentucky
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ted Stevens Intl. Airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seward & Glenn Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jewel Lake
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kinkaid Grill
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hilltop
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
O'Malley on the Green
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Miscellaneous
Car: recommended

Canoeing, Flightseeing, Sport Fishing, Alpine & Heli-Skiing, Ice-Skating and much, much more. Choosing the Swiss Efficiency as your Home Base, you can travel to the Kenai Penninsula, up to Denali Natl. Park, to the Arctic and wherever in Alaska you desire.

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Availability & Rates

Anchorage Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer season
May 10 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$115
$770
$2,400
1 night
 
 
Winter Season
Sep 7 2014 - May 10 2015
$875
31 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$130
$875
$2,600
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum reservation is for 3 nights. Single or double nights approved on a "last minute" basis or unless 1 - 2 nights is all that is available. A reservation deposit of one night due 7 days after arranging reservation and 50% of the total if staying 4 or more nights, is due no later than ten (10) days prior to the reservation date.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Reservations deposits by cashiers check, money order, personal check or credit cards accepted. Balance due preferably by cash or check.
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Amenities

Anchorage Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Garden Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Garden Suite Bathroom is within the Studio Apartment.
    Mt.View Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mt.View Suite Bathroom is within the Studio Apartment
    Private Bedroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bedroom full bath just across the hall from bedroom.
  • Plenty of towels, hairdryer, bar & liquid soap, shampoo & conditioner provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Mt.View Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Queen size & twin size futon bed. 4th person twin air bed.
    Garden Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Queen size bed. Twin air mattress available.
    Private upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Private upstairs bedroom with queen size bed & full bath.
  • Queen size Beds (2 - one in each Suite), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
This is the perfect home away from home. Contemporary furnished Suites, owners on site, beautiful flowers, quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to major grocery store, restaurants, bike trails and parks. Close to hospitals, universities, midtown and downtown and easy highway access to North and South. Reserved off-street parking. Check out our reasonable, off-season monthly rates (no bed tax for over 30 nights booking).
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