ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED HOME, IDEAL LOCATION (DOWNTOWN/ON TRAIL SYSTEM)

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Beth McKay

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED HOME, IDEAL LOCATION (DOWNTOWN/ON TRAIL SYSTEM)

Anchorage House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath Secluded, peaceful feeling in city setting

3 Bedrooms,

Secluded, peaceful feeling in city setting

Many lovely features: High, angled ceilings; expansive windows;

Lofts in bedrooms; Upstairs library; Gas fireplace in living room; Hardwood floors

Treehouse with spiral staircase & French doors, that overlooks wooded lot &

Chester Creek trail

3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms

2,400 sq ft home on 8,700' lot

Fully furnished

Ideal location on trail systems:

Adjacent to designated greenbelt

Top 'Walkability' score

Easy access to extensive trail system: Chester Creek Trail, 1 block from access to

Coastal Trail; Excellent for walking, biking, running, & roller blading.

Short walk to:

Westchester Lagoon Park, Downtown Park Strip, City Market, Spenard Farmer's Market,

REI, and popular restaurants (Bear Tooth Theater & Grill, Spenard Roadhouse, Sugar

Spoon, etc.)

Utilities included, as well as Internet Wi-Fi & Cable; Lawn service; Security system

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Beth McKay

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

We've lived in Anchorage since 1984. We enjoy music and theater, dance, and outdoor activities. We love to travel.

Beth McKay purchased this house in 2009

Our home is truly a special place. We are so close to everything, yet tucked back away from the street and in a natural setting. The architects who designed this house named it 'The Hidden House,' and it is an unexpected treat. We love art, and there are pieces by local artists throughout our home. The windows are large and in several rooms, you can see out of both stories of the home simultaneously, into the trees and sky.

Our home has many pleasant places to relax and gather. Our living room has a gas fireplace, and large windows with window seats. The kitchen has a breakfast table and looks out into the den, so conversation is easily held between the two rooms. The den has a piano, as well as a large screen television for relaxing and watching movies. As you head upstairs, you pass a wall of built-in bookshelves, that leads into a library sitting area. This looks out into the trees, too, and we have had countless hours reading or talking in this cozy spot. There are three bedrooms. One is 'the front room' which has a full-size fold out couch with a tempurpedic mattress. It also has a loft up above, where friends (especially kids) have stayed when sleeping over. There is a small deck outside of this room. The next bedroom is a child's room. It has a single bed with a trundle bed that can be pulled out. It also has a small loft, but it is best suited for playing.

The master bedroom is above the living room and has a beautiful large window that looks out onto trees and sky. It has a tempurpedic mattress also.

We have a treehouse with a spiral staircase, and french doors...a sweet spot in the trees, looking over the woods and Chester Creek trail. It's a peaceful perch for all ages. We've taken warm bowls of oatmeal up there for breakfast on a wintry morning,...and spent summer evenings looking out at the birds and squirrels. We've even had the joy of watching the Northern Lights from the little treehouse deck!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Architecturally Designed Home, Ideal Location (Downtown/on Trail System)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Architecturally Designed Home, Ideal Location (Downtown/on Trail System)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475172vb
Anchorage Alaska
Salem, Oregon
5

Business in Anchorage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Two coworkers and I stayed at this property for a week while on a business trip to Anchorage. We booked last minute due to our original accommodations falling through with an Anchorage based property management company. This was very frustrating as we had booked months in advance and were not notified until days before our travels to Anchorage that our other rental had been double booked!! Long story short, I would not recommend using a property management company to book a rental. We had a much more pleasant experience dealing directly with Beth, the owner of this property.

Beth the owner was prompt and easy to work with. The house is centrally located with easy access to both downtown and the airport. There were plenty of stores and other amenities within walking distance.

This house is very unique and suited our needs well. The house was clean, possessed all the amenities we needed for our week long stay, and offered a comfortable atmosphere allowing us to enjoy our time.

I would highly recommend this home as it offers value and comfort, which you will not receive at a local hotel.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Architecturally Designed Home, Ideal Location (Downtown/on Trail System)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475172vb
Anchorage Alaska
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We were looking for a nice house for a family vacation in Alaska (my parents, me and sister - all adults) - requirements were at least 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and convenient location for exploring Anchorage and all the places around it. Found this gem on VRBO - was a bit hesitant at first because it did not have any user ratings - but sent in a request to the owner who responded promptly. We spoke on the phone and she was extremely friendly and helpful and answered all my questions, even though this was the first time she was renting her place out. Made the decision to book right after I spoke to her and we had a terrific experience. Here are some reasons why -
1) Great owner: Beth was super helpful before and after booking. Answered all questions, gave us detailed information about the house, neighbourhood, activities around.
2) Beautiful house: The house itself was, if possible, better than what the photos depicted. It is incredibly spacious, with a lot of sleeping space as well as common areas. Kitchen is well equipped. Place was clean and well maintained - everything worked as it should. The price was fairly reasonable given the size and amenities.
3) Location: Easy to find, 10 minute drive from the airport, very close to downtown anchorage (you will need a car though), extremely easy to get on the freeways to go anywhere around Anchorage. Beth gave us great information on nearby restaurants and grocery stores. It is also close to a park and walking trails.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a home away from home and a base from which to explore places in and around Anchorage.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Car: recommended

Ideal location on trail systems:

Adjacent to designated greenbelt

Top 'Walkability' score

Easy access to extensive trail system: Chester Creek Trail, 1 block from access to

Coastal Trail; Excellent for walking, biking, running, & roller blading.

Our home is ideally situated on a greenbelt, tucked back from the street. The Chester Creek Trail runs adjacent to the back of our home, and can be seen from our backyard tree house. The extensive trail system is accessible moments away from our home, and is a marvelous way to see the sights of Anchorage by walking, biking, or rollerblading. Many an evening will involve a stroll on the coastal trail to watch the sunset.

It's a short walk to Westchester Lagoon Park, the Downtown Park Strip, City Market, Spenard Farmer's Market, REI, and popular midtown restaurants, such as the Bear Tooth Theater & Grill, Spenard Roadhouse, and the Sugar Spoon. Or you can head into downtown, for a myriad of fine restaurants, shops, and coffee houses; as well as the Downtown Farmer's Market, Anchorage Museum, the Performing Arts Center, and many other pleasant spots.

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Availability & Rates

Anchorage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$250
$1,400
4 nights
 
Discounts: 35 nights or more: $150 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes 12% Bed Tax
$125 Cleaning fee (flex rate dependent on length of stay)
Rate is for up to 6 people
50% at time of booking, Remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to arrival
Notes Check-in at 4:00 p.m. Check-out at 10 a.m.
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Amenities

Anchorage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2420 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 full baths upstairs (one adjacent to master bedroom) 1 Half bath downstairs off kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom: queen size bed, tempurpedic mattress, bathroom Front guest room: full size pull out bed with tempurpedic mattress, sleeping loft (for sleeping bags, comfortably sleeps 2) Child's bedroom: twin bed with trundle
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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