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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance

Heather Johnson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Heather Johnson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance

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

Overview

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. Not to worry, they are not allowed in the B&B area! You have the best of two worlds when staying at Gardenside B&B... your own private 710 square foot space (it really is ALL yours) where you can actually spread out and make yourself at home and at the same time have the opportunity to tap into the local attractions and offerings provided by your local hosts. How sweet is that?

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 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 16 traveler reviews

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Family-friendly Urban Farm w/private entrance
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Anchorage, Alaska
5

This is a MUST if you visit Anchorage!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with Heather and Doug for two months as I transitioned to a new life in AK. The accommodations were fantastic - cozy atmosphere, lots of space, many creature comforts, and a great neighborhood with lots to do just outside your door. I would recommend this B&B for short- and long-term guests. You just can't go wrong with the living arrangements, the community, and most importantly your hosts. Thumbs up all around!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thumbs up all around on being such an awesome guest! :-)
Davis, WV
5

lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Gardenside B&B. This lovely property is well located for easy downtown Anchorage access. Heather provided fantastic homemade granolas, breads and other delicious foods. The hosts provided plenty of information about things to do in the area and good restaurants for our family. I cannot say enough about their kindness! We will look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome here!
Davis, wv
5

Great place to visit AK

  • 5 of 5

Family with 2 small kids. Good location to launch our days. Heather was excellent hostess and took great care of us!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your adventurous family. Please come back next year!
Hamden, CT
5

Wonderful place, great breakfast, fantastic advice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two day stay at this property - our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The food items left out for a help yourself breakfast were locally sourced and delicious. The rooms are simply furnished but with everything you need. The advice Heather gave us for things to do and places to eat in the area were spot on, with all details covered, all down to the bear spray available to borrow for hiking and biking. We hope to return to Alaska for longer in the future, and we would definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy our guests as much as our guests enjoy staying with us!:-)
5

Great place - great people - great visit

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a conference for a week and had a wonderful time. The place is super clean, quiet, and comfortable. Heather and Doug are extremely nice. It was like being home. On top of that the property is well situated. I went running on the beautiful trails just behind the house many times and biked from their house to downtown (where the conference was located) every day (on a bike Heather loaned me). I also biked all the way to Kincaid Park (22 miles). The last day I had some free time and Heather arranged a trip to table rock park AND took me to the airport since time was a bit short for me to got back on the bus as I had planned. I also had to work some and the internet connection was speedy and reliable. Anchorage is a great town and staying at their B&B made it even better. Stay here - you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Atlanta, GA, USA
5

First time in Alaska

  • 5 of 5

Heather was just great in letting us know things we could do to enjoy Anchorage in the day and a half we had before meeting our tour group to go to Denali. We picked up bikes and traveled the coastal trail, had exercise and massage at local fitness place, got lost credit card retrieved, visited museum, and ate well -- quite a lot of getting to know this interesting city in a short time. I think all that would have been impossible to accomplish for a first-timer in Alaska without Heather's cheerful and knowledgeable assistance. And the accommodations were unique and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $157 Per night

Anchorage Apartment Rental Rates

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Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
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$997
 
 
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$157
 

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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. The summer rates provided are for 1-2 persons. Add $15 for each additional person. The winter rates are also for 1-2 persons. Add $10 for each additional person during our winter months.

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 bathroom, dining and living area. Sleeper couch (queen memory foam mattress) available for second couple or children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Additional sleeping arrangements include a comfortable queen-size sleeper couch with memory foam mattress. Also, we have available sleeping mats, great for the kids and a pull out twin bed.

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