Brand New Suite - Private, Comfortable, View Auroras, & town close- MAX 2 people
Carol or Les Smallwood
About Carol or Les Smallwood
Les & Carol Smallwood, have been residents in Fairbanks, Alaska, for over 28 years. The home you'd be staying in has been built by Les. The year purchased just indicates the year we purchased the piece of land it sits on. Located among aspen and spruce trees, the bungalow suite is on the ground level on the whole right side of the first building on the property. The other side of the building houses our storage area, fully separate. We have two dogs (friendly and will not bother you). We love our location and privacy and hope you'll consider staying with us. We look forward to making your stay memorable.
Carol or Les Smallwood purchased this Bungalow in 1991
Why Carol or Les Smallwood chose Fairbanks
Our place is Not located in Ester, it is located only 3 miles from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, (UAF) on the West side of town in Fairbanks. This property is a total of 2.5 acres that was purchased by Les Smallwood in 1991, and then he began the process of clearing the woods and building the house you see today on it. We picked this part of town because it is near the University, doesn't have a lot of commercial business cluttering and hiding the natural beauty of the area, it is private and quiet, and it is still very close and convenient to everything in town. It is also located within the best schools' districts in the city, ensuring that our kids would go to the best public schools available.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Living with woods all around means privacy, and that you may get visits from the local moose. The air is fresh, and the water tastes good right out of the faucet, no filtering needed. If you are here in the Summer, the days are long and beautiful. In the Winter, the auroras are clear and strong, without any city light pollution. VIDEO of the AURORAS during an exceptional evening on Sept 28, 2017, by my husband, Les Smallwood, looking towards the house, RIGHT OVER THE VRBO. Of course, the auroras raged way longer than the short video represented here. It is typical when there is a night of high activity, on clear nights that the auroras can be seen right outside the door, if you just walk out and look up. Sometimes you have to look North, but Most of the time, they arc right over the house. It's almost as if we picked the spot for the house according to the natural line of the auroras.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please remove your shoes as you enter, slippers will be provided for you to wear inside the house. No pets, no smoking.
Please use water conservatively, make sure dishwasher is full before you run it, and only small loads in clothes washer. Max 3 loads of clothes wash.
Use the fans when cooking and showering, to ventilate the moisture out of the house. It is very tightly built, and well-insulated. This is important.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Les and Carol were most helpful and accommodating! Their recommendations saved us hundreds of dolla!
The property is close to the airport, yet out of town in a quiet country setting. Owners are wonderful! This was a GREAT find!😃
We are so glad you had a very nice stay with us! And especially it's nice that our recommendations helped you have a great vacation, that's wonderful. Come back and check out Fairbanks in the Summer!
Carol & Les
Incredible Hosts, Stunning Alaskan Stay
Wow. We are so grateful to have been hosted by such gracious hosts. We can not have asked for anything more. The bungalow is stunningly built with everything you need and more. It’s warm, comfortable and has beautiful little details everywhere you look. Upon arrival we had Christmas cookies and Chocolates waiting, it made us feel warm and welcomed. The kitchen is stocked with herbs, coffee, and tea to help with cooking and to stay warm. Carol and Les are both so very friendly and considerate. They have thought of every detail to be the most amazing hosts, and even gave us a ride to the museum so we could check that out. Just really beautiful people. Outside the bungalow squirrels come and feed from a feeding post. The property itself is immaculately maintained and the walking track is very beautiful to walk through. We saw little bits of Aurora but the sky was very cloudy. I’m sure when it’s clear we would have had a great viewing. Overall this stay made our Alaska Holiday so special. We just want to thank Carol and Les from the bottom of her hearts for their hospitality and all the love they put into hosting people. Very special people and we wish them everything blessing. With lots of love, Celeste and Andrew.
Celeste and Andrew,
Many thanks for such a beautifully written review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time with us, staying in the Bungalow! Our goal is to help make our guests' stay a special time, and we are glad you noticed the care we put into it.
If you can make it back to our part of the world, come stay with us again !
Carol & Les
Fairbanks Gem !!
We absolutely loved our time at this cozy Fairbanks rental. It was the perfect amount of space for two and had a great kitchen for making meals. Highly recommend !
Thank you, Jaclyn! Thanks for being guests with us and we would welcome you whenever you pass thru here again!
Les & Carol
Great place to stay..,.
Cute, clean and comfortable. Owners are great to rent from. Highly recommended.
Thank you, Donald! You are welcome back here, whenever traveling thru Fairbanks!
Honeymoon in Fairbanks
My husband and I travelled to Alaska for our honeymoon, we know, who honeymoons to Alaska especially in October.. but it was a blast! We flew in to Fairbanks and stayed at Les and Carols bungalow suite. Needless to say, the place was immaculate! It was beautiful, clean, cozy, and full of everything we needed! Carol and Les were so nice and gave us so much information during our stay. Carol even brought us celebratory wine for our honeymoon. The place was great, the hosts were amazing, and the location is exactly what you’re looking for on a getaway.
Hey thanks so much for the beautiful review! Congratulations on your marriage, we wish you all the best!
We're happy you had such a good time at our place, and thank you for leaving it so nice and clean when you departed!
You're welcome back anytime!
Carol & Les
Great guest suite
This bungalow is gorgeous!! Looks brand new and it is so cute! Full kitchen made making meals super easy. All the dishes, silverware, pots, and pans I needed to cook with; even several spices! TV, fireplace, and comfy couch for quiet nights in. Close to airport and stores, and quick access to trails and Ester Dome - which was a great recommendation in which to see the Northern Lights from! But also quiet and private a bit removed from city lights. Hosts Carol and Les were quick to respond to questions and had several suggestions for things to do and see. Enjoyed my stay at this great guest suite!
Thank you for the very wonderful review you gave us! We are happy that you had a lovely stay and were able to see the Northern Lights, and especially that you were comfortable! We like to provide most of what a traveler will need to be able to cook a nice meal, that is a bonus of having a place with a full kitchen, and we're glad you enjoyed it!
You're welcome back, any time you'd like to come again!
Carol & Les
Excellent spot to view auroras from when they are active and the weather is clear. West end of town, close to airport & University, botanical garden and LARS ( Large Animal Research Station) - caribou & musk ox viewing