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Michele Palatas

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house

33 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Northeast Anchorage House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 futon in living room, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The Chugach Mountains loom out the back door to your private, spacious, fully furnished duplex house located in an older quiet east-side neighborhood. Fully fenced private yard and entrance for this established Anchorage rental home. Two bedrooms, each with a pillow top quality queen bed, and one full-size futon in living area. Dining table sits six people comfortably. Easy access to the Glen Highway heading north to Fairbanks and the Seward Highway going south to Homer and the Kenai River, where one can find world-class fishing. You may just see a moose sauntering down the street or lazing in the yard after chomping on our berry bushes!

Bed linens are 100% cotton. Large bathroom with tub/shower, plush cotton towels, hair dryer; fully equipped kitchen with all utensils plus coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, propane and charcoal grill. The living room has Wi-Fi, 40 inch flat-screen HDTV/VCR, DVR, and cable.

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the world class Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; fabulous shopping, from Nordstrom to SoNo boutiques and stores specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts. Minutes from downtown, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Providence Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military bases. Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail. Fur Rondy in February and The Iditarod in March is a great time to come!

Well behaved dogs are welcome!

Please let me know if I may answer any questions regarding your trip to Alaska! We would love to have you at our Anchorage vacation home.

Your Hostess, Michele Palatas.

Visa, MC accepted.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Michele Palatas (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michele Palatas

I moved to Alaska from Los Angeles in 1998 to work in the Arctic. Deadhorse, Alaska on the edge of the Beaufort Sea was my base of operations for four and a half years. WesternGeco, the company I worked for then sent me down on the Kenai peninsula for six months, where I lived in a cabin on the Moose River in Sterling. Then I decided it was time to buy a house in Anchorage. I purchased a duplex and turned half into a fully furnished GuestHouse where I now live with my chocolate Lab, Gunner. I enjoy meeting people from around the world who frequent the GuestHouse. I also have a dogwalking business, Bubbas Dog Walking.

Michele Palatas purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Palatas chose Anchorage

Anchorage is a great base for exploring the wild wonderful place called Alaska! It is a gorgeous drive south on the Seward Highway heading down to Girdwood, Seward, Homer, Hope, Coopers Landing and places in between on the Kenai Peninsula. There is much to see and much to do, especially in the great outdoors! Anchorage offers great restaurants, shopping, museums, citywide trails for biking, hiking, skiing....mountains for snowboarding, downhill, snowmachining and dogsledding........heading north to Denali, Fairbanks, the arctic brings unimaginable wonders to see and experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michele, You are a "gem" of a hostess with your welcoming personality, ...initially with communications before our trip here to Duben Place, with all of your pretty flowers; I've never seen such tall delphiniums in my life! We enjoyed all of the info you provided for traveling, after which it was a delight to come 'home', cozy and quiet, and with your interesting Native tribal art.

We appreciated being able to use some kitchen items , like olive oil and plastic wrap and not having to buy all of these, etc. Using our computer with your Wi-Fi connection was very helpful also.

Three fun tours were: 1) Whittier Blackstone Bay boat tour from Major Marine Tours-Beautiful! 2) Denali natural history bus tour, 3) Seward Resurrection Bay boat tour with Major Marine Tours - saw sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and one whale that surfaced (just for us) five times!

We enjoyed many walks/hikes such as 1) Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, 2) along Ship Creek,... many were fishing, 3) Campbell Creek greenbelt's surprise was our seeing several sockeye salmon! 4) Kincaid Park......., 5) University Lake had lots of dogs off-leash with owners, all exercising. 6) Eagle River Nature Center, 7) We saw four moose in different places; 8) Thunderbird Falls from car to falls is just one mile.

We also enjoyed: 1) the Aurora Borealis show at the Center for Performing Arts, shows the best of thirty years - absolutely spectacular! 2) The Alaska Native Medical Center is free and has many displays of native art; 3) the float planes taking off and landing at Lake Hood were interesting; 4) Anchorage Museum was big so we did just the Native exhibits with old artifacts from the Smithsonian. There are many other things that we liked......Your home is conveniently located and that made our stay more enjoyable too.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

Quiet, spacious, fully furnished totally private two bedroom duplex/house
average rating of 4.909091 based on 66 reviews
Thornton, NH
5

Great location & accomdtns & excellent hostess!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house rental was minutes from the full marathon start line...which was perfect! We enjoyed the accomodations thoroughly...fresh coffee, laundry facility and gracious hostess who helped us with figuring out how to use the DVD player! This is the ideal way to travel to Alaska since the prices can be extreme. It was very neat and clean when we arrived. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Duben Place! It is always my pleasure to share with you this beautiful land that we live in! My goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
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St. Paul, Minnesota
4

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week in mid-July and used it as a base for exploring Anchorage and day trips to Whittier, Turnagain Arm and Talkeetna. Very adequate for our needs. Easy access to Glen Highway for quick trips to downtown or for going out of town northward. Michele lives in the other half of the duplex but allowed us our privacy. When our plans to move to the Kenai Peninsula were delayed due to the wildfire at McHugh Creek, Michele graciously allowed us to extend our stay another night.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Will be returning again next year!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described in the reviews. We got in late the first night and she had a loaf of bread and chocolate waiting for us. The beds were super comfy and because of the time we came, the darkening shades were appreciated (summer solstice-June.) We stayed a full week and were able to save money by eating breakfasts and a few lunches or dinners at home. We will definitely be returning again next year.

The surrounding area had everything we needed from grocery stores, Sam's Club, restaurants and movies. Definitely go to Denali Nat'l Park, Whittier, Seward. Homer is on our next trip. Fish out of Whittier or Homer. You can buy your fishing license down the road at Fred Meyer when you get there. We did an evening wildlife cruise and were not disappointed (humpback whales, otters, puffins, tuffins, bald eagles, sea lions and pipers.) We even got to see a glacier at the end. Best part of our trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review! I look forward to your return, and improving on your stay! Warm regards, Michele.
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St. Ignatius, MT
5

Pretty Place!

  • 5 of 5

Duben Place was so serene, comfortable, clean, & pretty! My friends from United Kingdom & Montana & I really enjoyed staying there. So convenient to beautiful Anchorage scenes & sights! Michele, the owner, is so nice, interesting, & hospitable. Recommend staying there & would love to stay at Duben Place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I so look forward to having you return! Thank you for the gracious review! Warm regards, Michele.
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Kennewick, WA
5

Familiar and lovely

  • 5 of 5

Michelle is so warm. Only saw her three times in a week, she waters the flowers by hand and we prefer to be outside. House was clean, beds soft, kitchen stocked well above anything I had seen before. Not gourmet but I could could anything and common spices and such where there. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you back when visiting Alaska! Warm regards, Michele.
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5

The Duben Place was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, equipped with everything you would need. Michelle was helpful and understanding. The front yard was beautiful, a real treat to sit outside in the sunshine. Recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glen Highway
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the world class Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; fabulous shopping, from Nordstrom to the SoNo District boutiques and restaurants, Second Run, Blush, Bernie's Bungalow to name a few. There are many shops specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts. Minutes from downtown, the railway depot and hospitals, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, military bases. Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail.

Fur Rondy in February and The Iditarod in March is a great time to come! Please let me know if I may answer any questions regarding your trip to Alaska! We would love to have you at our Anchorage vacation home. Your Hostess, Michele Palatas.

Other Activities: kayaking, rafting, X-country skiing

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Rates & Availability

Northeast Anchorage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2016 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$635
$1,950
 
 
Summer Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cleaning fee: $100.00 for less than one month; Cleaning fee: $150.00 for stays of 30 days or longer added to each rental. Stays more than two months require a $250.00 cleaning fee.
Less than seven night stay is $175.00 per night, summer months; less than seven night stay winter months is $115.00 per night.
Six weeks cancellation notice required for refund, less a 25% administration fee. Less than six week cancellation, I may refund if another renter can replace your cancelled dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northeast Anchorage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new firm pillow top quality mattress, cotton bedding
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Englander firm pillow top mattress, cotton bedding
  • There is one full-size futon in the living room and extra sheets, pillows and blankets!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a large selection of videos and a library of great books!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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