This comfortable place is on the bus route, with the stop just at the bottom of the street at the beautiful, Twin Lakes park, which is a great place to recreate. It's a 10 minute walk to the hospital and all of the medical facilities, and it's three miles to downtown Juneau, 5.5 miles to the airport, and 12 miles to the Mendenhall Glacier. If you're in Juneau to stock up on goods, Costco is just 2.5 miles away.
Host, Kelli, happens to be a co-owner of a large tour company with over 25 tours throughout Alaska, and offers 15% discount on all tours offered by the company to her vacation rental guests. Popular tours offered include whale watching, salmon bakes, river rafting, kayaking, canoe tours, boat tours, hiking, gold panning, private cars, Mendenhall Glacier tours, jeep tours, Alaska RV and Cruise tour packages, and more.
There are two miles of paved, pretty flat, trails along Twin Lakes. You can easily walk to the Hatchery, which is a super cool, not very expensive attraction for visitors, and you can fish there for free if you have the equipment. Blackerbee trailhead is just steps away for the advanced hiker and Salmon Creek trailhead is a 15 minute walk for the intermediate level hiker.
If you stay here in the summer, you can also walk to the famous Gold Creek Salmon Bake in 10 minutes. The salmon bake is an all you can eat, upscale Alaska picnic situated in a rainforest setting along salmon creek, with a short stroll to beautiful Salmon Creek Falls and the entrance to the Old Wagner Mine. You can roast marshmallows over a camp fire or have a beer or a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the creek. They have live music and a delicious meal featuring wild Alaska salmon grilled over an open alder wood flame.