FAMILY-FRIENDLY URBAN FARM W/PRIVATE ENTRANCE

Heather Johnson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY URBAN FARM W/PRIVATE ENTRANCE

Anchorage Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Private 710 sq ft Suite includes private Bedroom/Bath, Dining and Living Room

Our desire is to create a country feeling in the middle of the city. Our 'urban farm' includes chickens, bees, a greenhouse and vegetable gardens along with beautiful seasonal flowers. Our friendly chocolate lab, Koko, will surely greet you as will Jeepers, our tuxedo cat.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Heather Johnson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Heather Johnson

Your hosts, Heather and Doug Johnson, are excited to share their home and love of alaska with you. Doug is the fourth generation of his family to live in Alaska. Doug's family came to this great land in 1898 to mine gold in nome. Heather, on the other hand, came from the tropics. A third generation kama'aina (local) from the Big Island of Hawaii, Heather came to Alaska in 1976 and immediately fell in love with the land and its people. Together they share a love of travel and adventure and have an appreciation for what travelers need.

Heather Johnson purchased this apartment in 1959

Why Heather Johnson chose Anchorage

The Johnson family home was built in 1958. Doug was three years old when he moved from his 5th Avenue home to where we currently live on West 20th Avenue, which was then considered the boondocks and great moose hunting grounds. Our home was remodeled in 1998. After our children moved out to pursue their university studies, we decided to renovate a space for fellow travelers and officially formed Gardenside Bed and Breakfast in 2012.

Our spacious 710 sq. ft. executive suite has a cozy private bedroom and bath. Also, one can relax in a sitting room or take part in a meal at the dining room table.

What makes this apartment unique

We are within walking distance to downtown Anchorage and also are located in the quaintness of Spenard. Chester Creek is in our back yard, giving guests access to fabulous x-c ski trails in the winter and wonderful bike paths in the summer.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
business
Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454223vb
9079527124
Anchorage Alaska
5

Wonderful stay in Anchorage

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful introduction to Anchorage staying at Heather and Doug's B&B. The property was private, clean and very comfortable. It overlooked a beautiful garden (with chickens roaming free). Heather is warm and kind and made us feel very welcome. She gave us great information about what to see, where to eat, etc. The fridge was well stocked with organic and homemade items. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
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Anchorage Alaska
Coarsegold,CA
5

Special Place & Special People

Special Place & Special People
  • 5 of 5
Gardenside B&B is beautiful, comfortable, and well located. Heather has created a lovely vacation get away. Our family of 4 started and ended our AK 17 day adventure for a total of 4 nights there. We were so impressed with so many things from the little stocked refrigerator with delicious high quality breakfast foods to the generous space of the apartment. Heather often went out of her way to provide so much for us including a comfortable cot bed for our teenage daughter and great local information. We (especially our 9 year old son) enjoyed her delightful animals and garden. Her dinner suggestion (Beartooth/theater side) was so good we ate there twice. When we next visit Anchorage we will choose Gardenside B&B again.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454223vb
9079527124
Anchorage Alaska
california
5

great digs close to downtown

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much Heather for making our visit to the last frontier special. Enjoyed the accomodations as well as the location. The use of the bikes was great (nice to be so close to the chester trail and acoastal trail). Thanks again for opening up your lovely home to me and my wife.
Mike and Mary Bass
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454223vb
9079527124
Anchorage Alaska
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed two nights on our way to and from some national parks and really loved it there. The suite is very pleasant, spacious, comfortable and clean, has a separate entrance. We enjoyed the "wildlife" and the beautiful garden, and the breakfast was very good with delicious Hawaiian jams and honey. The hosts were lovely, very helpful and made sure we had all we needed. We would highly recommend this B&B.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
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9079527124
Anchorage Alaska
Colorado
5

Colorado Travelers

  • 5 of 5
The Gardenside B&B was everything it says and more! The bedroom, bathroom and living area were clean, comfortable, roomy, and very much like home. The setting was beautiful! This was our first vacation in Alaska and Anchorage was our homebase. Heather strived to make sure we had everything we needed and was a wonderful host. She provided quality breakfast foods (including her own honey!) and quality bath items. The private entrance was great so we didn't feel like we were disturbing anyone when returning late at night. We will be truly disappointed if we can't stay at the Gardenside B&B next time we are in Anchorage!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454223vb
9079527124
Anchorage Alaska
Midwest
5

Alaskan Adventure

  • 5 of 5
Gardenside B&B was our home away from home while we were in Anchorage. It was comfortable, clean, roomy and had everything we needed. Heather is a gracious host. We looked forward to her home baked goodies and organic food in the refrigerator. The back yard was delightful! We would highly recommend this B&B.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Anchorage Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Sep 16 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$90
$570
 
 
Summer
May 1 - Sep 15
1 night minimum stay
$140
$890
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes If you wish to make a reservation, please go to www.gardensidebedandbreakfast.com and click on the "Rates & Dates" icon. Simply follow the prompts. The calendar on our website will show actual availability. Your credit card will not be charged until your arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Anchorage Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Gardenside Suite - 1 queen
  • Quiet gardenside bedroom with a queen bed and adjoining bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Additional sleeping arrangements include a comfortable queen-size blowup mattress and/or tri-fold sleeping mats, great for the kids.
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