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Melissa McCormick

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

VRBO Independence with B&B Comfort - Perfect for Families

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

  • 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.


based on 6 traveler reviews

VRBO Independence with B&B Comfort - Perfect for Families
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

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

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Gold mine museum was a short walk up the hill, and well worth the trip. House was great for us. It was older, clean, and very comfortable with a great view. Getting up the hill is a challenging hike. The owner was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grenoble, France

Great place to stay in the capital

  • 5 of 5

Located near downtown Juneau, this Condo/apartment is a nice place to spend in few days in the capital. The fiddlehead apartment is part of a two-story house shared with the Forest canopy. The street is quiet except for a few hikers walking up and down the street in order to climb Mount Roberts. It seems like the soundproofing was more the decent. We only heard a few cracks coming from the people upstairs walking but nothing disturbing.

The house features everything you’d need to have a good time. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom is perfectly clean and the bedrooms features comfortable beds. It also offers free and fast Wi-Fi throughout the house.

However, I noticed two things that could have made make our stay even better. First the TV only offers 18 channels. We had a wonderful weather during our stay, so we didn’t spend much time watching TV. But this scarce choice of channels could be a problem when the weather is rainy for a long period of time.

The second thing is both easy to solve and very disturbing. There were no curtains in the living room during our stay, which meant that people walking down the street couldn’t help but stare inside the house.

We had a nice stay in the Fiddlehead apartment and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top-Notch Accomodation & Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have travelled the world and our stay in the Fiddlehead apartment for one very short, but very memorable week before moving 'upstream' to Skagway, has to be one of our favorite trips! The apartment was very comfortable, and very well equipped. Most importantly perhaps, very clean! Sarah (the owner) was very accessible and exceptionally helpful, giving lots of great advice and suggestions for places to visit, and the best fishing spots!

The overall experience of staying in Juneau at the Rainforest Cottage and bringing home the daily catch for dinner, will live in our memories for years to come! By the way, Alaska has some great coffee! Who knew?!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
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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Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Juneau Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom in each apartment
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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