ADVENTURE STARTS AT THE CHARMING, COZY, PRIVATE, CENTRALLY LOCATED SPRUCE ROOST

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Jessica Johnson and Nathan Michalski

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ADVENTURE STARTS AT THE CHARMING, COZY, PRIVATE, CENTRALLY LOCATED SPRUCE ROOST

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1 queen bedroom, private living room, 1 full bath, sleeps 2 adults

This centrally located hideaway in the city offers private accommodations that sleep 1-2 and are comfortable, cheery, and clean. Enjoy the view out your windows of our tended half acre filled with Spruce trees and summer gardens. The private apartment suite has a separate arctic entry-way and a full-size bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The bedroom has a queen bed and a view of the backyard pagoda. All linens and towels provided. Cleaning supplies are available and the unit can be cleaned during your stay, on special request, for a $100 fee. The kitchen is stocked for your use with pots, pans, place settings, dishes, utensils, coffee pot, tea, coffee, creamer and sugar. There is cable TV, a DVD/VCR player and Wi-Fi Internet. Two bicycles with helmets and locks are free for guests' use. Ample parking on a quiet street.

Your hosts are Jess and Nate: We have recently returned to Alaska after having been out of state 10+ years, having traveled the world, and finally realizing there is no place like home—especially when your home is Alaska. While we both have our professional day jobs, we love to spend our free time enjoying the cultural opportunities that abound in the Anchorage area and exploring the outdoors-- whether kayaking, hiking, fishing, running, biking, or cross-country skiing. Nate was born and raised in Anchorage and, as a sometimes musician, is tuned into the local music scene. Jess grew up in Eagle River after her dad moved her family up to Alaska to try his luck as a bush pilot. She worked her way through college as a professional tour guide on the Alaska Railroad and later as a tour director leading groups through Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada.

While the private apartment is attached to our home, we respect your privacy and leave you to your own devices unless you have questions or concerns-- we are available by phone.

We welcome all visitors: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.

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

Jessica Johnson and Nathan Michalski

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Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
Anchorage Alaska
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Great location

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Enjoyed our stay very much. We were here to help our son move into the base. The Spruce Roost is convenient to both the base and downtown. It was great to kick back in the evenings in a homey environment. We will definitely keep you in mind for future trips.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
Anchorage Alaska
Austin, Texas
5

Great Unit in Central Anchorage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This was a great apartment in a quiet neighborhood; but just blocks from great restaurants, the coastal trail and Westchester Lagoon. Walking distance from one of the best restaurants in Anchorage Bear Tooth.

Nate and Jess had the unit prepared immaculately with amazing attention to detail. Paper products, sun block, bug spray, two bicycles that we used several days, welcome letter with basic information about the place and the Internet password, binder full of local food menus. It was amazing how much thought went into making the unit ready for out of town guests to enjoy.

This was a working vacation for me and the Internet in the unit and cellular coverage from ATT was great at this location.

I hope you enjoy as much as we did.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
Anchorage Alaska
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Home away from home

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We enjoyed our stay and came to refer to the Spruce Roost as "home." Thank you for making it possible.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
Anchorage Alaska
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Happy honeymoon trip

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Just a quick note to thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed our stay at the Spruce Roost. Your smoked salmon was excellent!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
Anchorage Alaska
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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4 month winter/spring stay

  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
Thank you both so much. Spending this past winter at the Spruce Roost has been such a wonderful experience. You guys did such a sweet job putting the Spruce Roost together, down to the last detail. I am really going to miss the bed. Easily the most comfortable bed I have slept in.

I am sad to leave but will choose to look forward to the next opportunity I get to spond at the Spruce Roost. Whenever I am in need of a place to stay in Anchorage, I hope you will be available. Thank you again. Until the next time, be well and have a great 2012 summer.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.54 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
2.21 Miles
Alaska Railroad Anchorage Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
New Seward Highway (National Scenic Biway)
Nearest Beach
4.44 Miles
Point Woronzof Park
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
Chilkoot Charlies
Nearest Ski
0.4 Miles
Coastal trail for X-country ski and biking
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Russian Jack Springs Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Many, including Bears Tooth Theater Pub and Grill
Car: recommended

Our location is right in the middle of it all, but tucked away in the trees. Nestled between Northstar, Hillcrest, and the Spenard neighborhoods of Anchorage, this hideaway in the spruces is just a short stroll, ski, or a 5 minute bike-ride down the hill to Westchester Lagoon, the Chester-creek Greenbelt, and the Coastal Trail which link to downtown or to Point Worenzof and Kincaid Park. A great spot to start your Alaska adventure, we are mere blocks from the Northern Light/Spenard outdoor enthusiast Meccas of REI, Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking, and several cycling stores. We are easy walking distance to several local shops, grocery stores, a movie theater, and eateries and a 5-minute drive, 15-minute bike-ride or 30-minute walk to downtown. While close to downtown, we are on a quiet dead-end street without through traffic.

Other Activities: hiking, snow-shoeing, shopping, coastal trail, spa

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Availability & Rates

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Anchorage Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Rest of Year
Nov 14 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$700
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$1,500
$4,000
7 nights
 
 
Rest of Year
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$700
$2,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $700-1500 a week.
1-29 night stays have 12% bed tax. 30+ night stays, no tax! Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Dates available: Year Round.
Full payment, up to one month's stay, required to confirm reservation. Because we are a small establishments, we cannot guarantee refunds if cancellations are made.
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Amenities

Anchorage Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Living Area
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Extra towels and blankets are available in the hall closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has an i-pod/i-phone player and alarm clock combo, iron, ironing board, hamper, suitcase stand, storage ottoman, bedside lamps, robes, extra blankets, and extra pillows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • forests
  • pond
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
The unit is attached to the owner's home and we are often available if you have questions or concerns but we will otherwise leave you to your own devices and respect your privacy. Access to the apartment is via a private entrance with a coded deadbolt. The code will be e-mailed to you a week prior to your stay. The apartment is cleaned between guests and during your stay, on special request, for a $100 fee. There is a laundromat a few blocks away and guests may also have access to the main house laundry on special request. We do not have pets and do not allow pets or smoking on the premises due to owner allergies.
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