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Melissa McCormick

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

VRBO Independence with B&B Comfort - Perfect for Families

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Downtown Juneau Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Duplex townhome. Each apt has 2+ Bedrms, 1 Bath, and Sleeps 4-6 (up to 10)

The Rainforest Cottage is located in Historic Downtown Juneau, in the heart of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. With two separate 2-bedroom apartments, this property is perfect for couples, families, and groups of up to 10 people. Both apartments are fully furnished, equipped, and wireless connected.

Local Southeast Alaska owners, Sarah and Matthew, have attempted to anticipate the needs of independent travelers in their renovation and furnishing of this 100 year old home.

We hope you come visit us in beautiful Juneau, Alaska!

Keywords: Apartment, family, group, duplex

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa McCormick (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Melissa McCormick

Melissa manages the apartments and lives in Juneau near the Mendenhall Glacier in the valley. She has lived in Juneau for over 20 years and loves Juneau and Southeast Alaska. She is also a wedding and event planner and owns Creativation Events. She has been planning events in Southeast Alaska since 1995. She has lots of knowledge about other communities in Southeast, as well, and loves to promote 'off-the-tourist-track' destinations.

Melissa McCormick purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Melissa McCormick chose Juneau

The Rainforest Cottage is comfortable and conveniently located to get to see all Juneau has to offer. Melissa and Matthew have been in business with the Rainforest Cottage for over 7 years, are well-established and responsive to guest inquiries and needs.

What makes this townhome unique

The Basin Road neighborhood is one of the oldest in Juneau, its homes originally built to house workers and managers of the gold mines in the surrounding mountains. Today, the area is loved by locals as the best daily connection with the outdoors, with anything from leisurely walks to back-country running and world-class hiking... truly just around the corner from the Rainforest Cottage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

VRBO Independence with B&B Comfort - Perfect for Families
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Fullerton, California
5

Fabulous four 4.

  • 5 of 5

Walk around the corner from this Basin Road unit and you are in the woods. It's also "in town" within easy walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants and gift shops. Two bedrooms, kitchen, dining/living room were very comfortable for 3 adults and a baby (high chair and crib available). Washer and dryer in the unit came in very handy for washing up dirty, wet clothing following many days of hiking. Very quiet, beautiful location. 👍𣐽򒨊

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Excellent Family Stay in Juneau - July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (kids aged 16-boy, 13-girl, and 11-girl) loved the Fiddlehead. My wife and I used the main bedroom, our two girls used the room with two singles and our boy used the pull out sofa bed. Melissa made everything very easy and convenient. There is an amazing hiking trail nearby that our whole family enjoyed - the Gold Creek Flume Trail. It is an easy hike but very fun.

The area is very quiet and only a few minutes from downtown Juneau and an easy 15 minute drive from the airport.

Many of the two lane side streets in Juneau are very narrow but we had a Suburban and managed to get around without any problems. Parking in front of the building was big enough to fit our Suburban and the other apartment guest's car.

The interior was very neat and clean and we had plenty of towels/sheets/blankets including setting up the pull-out sofa. We did not use the TV, etc. and the internet worked great for what we used but most of our time was spent out exploring.

Juneau was our favorite stop in Alaska and the Fiddlehead was the favorite place we stayed. Thank-you Melissa!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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grand rapids, mi
4

OUR STAY WAS GREAT

  • 4 of 5

The set up was fine for two couples but would work nicer for a family with two children as one bedroom has two twin beds. The living area was clean and bright. We had all we needed to cook any of our own meals. The bedrooms were small but workable for us despite the two beds in the second room. The location was fine but the walk up the hill from downtown is quite demanding and may not be possible for everyone. The manager of the property was right on the spot when there was a problem with both the internet and TV. They spent a lot of time while we were out on a excursion to get this fixed! Over all I would recommend staying here for most anyone. It made our experience more "real" in Juneau!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Great hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

Nice little place tucked up in the trees. Fairly clean, quiet. Easily accessible to everything. All around easy comfortable place for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Los Angeles, cA
4

Cozy 2 bedroom - close to downtown Juneau.

  • 4 of 5

Very cute apartment - walk a little steep.but well worth it! Felt like a part of Juneau.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nevada
5

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Had entire family of 9, grandma/grandpa, our family of three, and my brother's family of four. Easy access to town and awesome hiking trail heads. Be sure to visit the last chance mine up Basin road, which our friends are the caretakers.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alaskan Bar
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Eaglecrest
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Many of the attractions listed (downtown shopping, museums, retaurants, attractions, tours, etc.) are within walking distance of the Rainforest Cottage, including hiking. But several of the best hiking, scenic walks/drives, and features are anywhere from 3-30 miles away, so a car is very nice to have if you're in Juneau for more than a few days. In the summer, bus & ocean (fishing and whale watching) tours leave from downtown Juneau regularly, though, so a car is not a necesity.

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Juneau Townhome Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Downtown Juneau Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom in each apartment
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - In Fiddlehead apartment only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In each apartment: 1 queen size bed, 2 twin beds, travel crib available (double sleep sofa in the Fiddlehead Apartment as well)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Rainforest Cottage has two, 2-bedroom apartments. The Fiddlehead Apartment on the 2nd Floor (up to 6 guests) and the Forest Canopy Apartment on the 3rd floor (up to 4 guests). Reserve both apartments, for parties of up to 10 people, by contacting the owners directly.

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