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

Jessica Johnson and Nathan Michalski

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.
Jul 2012
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Jessica Johnson and Nathan Michalski

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
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Anchorage Alaska
Austin, Texas
5

GREAT UNIT IN CENTRAL ANCHORAGE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
+1 202-3412-2487
Anchorage Alaska
Washington, DC
5

GREAT LOCATION AND AMENITIES

  • 5 of 5
I spent about a week in this lovely separate apartment in Jess and Nate's house. They were wonderful hosts and definitely know the area well, despite having lived out of state for many years. In addition to being my hosts, therefore, they were able to provide ideas of what to see and where to go. In addition the rental was clean, comfortable and in a neighborhood of single family homes.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you come again.
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Adventure starts at the charming, cozy, private, centrally located Spruce Roost
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389448
+1 202-3412-2487
Anchorage Alaska
Madison, Wisconsin
5

THE CHARM OF ALASKA

  • 5 of 5
What a charming spot! It has the flavor of being in the Alaskan countryside but is right in the heart of a lively and colorful Anchorage neighborhood that has lots to do, with nightlife and good restaurants! It was impeccably clean and newly decorated. I loved the special touches such as cozy bathrobes and slippers to use during my stay. My week vacation was in the Alaskan winter time near the holidays, and tasteful holiday decor added to the charm. The hosts are gracious and helpful. I highly recommend this lovely vacation location. The cross country ski trails are amazing, and downtown Anchorage has lots to do in any season.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to have you and very pleased to see you'll be staying with us again this June.
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,200
$3,000
 
 
Rest of Year
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + 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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
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, fan, suitcase stand, bedside lamps, robes, extra blankets, and extra pillows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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. There is a laundromat a few blocks away. We do not have pets and do not allow pets or smoking on the premises due to owner allergies.
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