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Steve & Elle Zernia

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Custom Home with Beautiful Views of Mt. Alyeska - Girdwood, Ak

24 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Girdwood House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Available May 1st thru October 15th, this beautiful 5 bedroom custom-crafted home is in the heart of the Girdwood Valley. Located conveniently between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula, Girdwood is the perfect place to enjoy the best of Alaska. Great halibut and salmon fishing awaits just down the highway in Seward. Fabulous skiing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and gold panning are right out the front door.

Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Alyeska and the surrounding glacier-capped mountains from the living room and wrap-around decks. Relax by the fire, enjoy a movie on the home theatre system, or cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen.

The custom kitchen is on the main floor and features Viking range, hickory cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances. The home features five bedrooms with private master suite located on the top floor. Master bath has custom travertine tile work, jetted tub, separate shower, and granite countertops.

The main floor living area features spacious living and dining areas, gas fireplace, leather furniture, and custom home theater system with large-screen Sony LCD HDTV. The top floor balcony features a spacious office area stocked with great reading material, a built-in desk, and high-speed wireless internet access. Full laundry facitlites are also located on the main floor.

Garage is not available for use by guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve & Elle Zernia (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

Custom Home with Beautiful Views of Mt. Alyeska - Girdwood, Ak
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
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5

Fantastic! Exceeded our expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Steve and Elle's home to stay in to attend a wedding in the Girdwood area and we all loved staying in their lovely home! It was furnished and decorated beautifully, had very comfortable mattresses in each bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and every amenity we could imagine wanting.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home. Well appointed and comfortable. The master suite is huge! We had serious house envy after staying here. Thank you for being accommodating to our changing schedule!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

It was a gorgeous, clean house. We loved having so much space. The house looked very cozy and we really enjoyed staying here in such a lovely area, surrounded by nature.

We especially liked the fun boardgames available and the good WiFi and would love to come back some time again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous View Home in Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the former review that the pictures do not do this house justice :) The front window wall facing the mountain is breathtaking and the photos in the dining area don't fully show that the dining table is surrounded by window walls also showing spectacular views of the trees & glaciers beyond! The home was comfortable, easy to use WiFi, comfortable beds and plenty of room for everyone! The area was quiet & serene perfect for evening walks & breathing in the fresh, clean air! Girdwood is a small, ski town with friendly locals & delicious eateries! The home was well stocked with essentials such as paper goods, spices & towels, etc... Our party was a total of 6 celebrating my husband's birthday with his siblings & spouses. Girdwood was about 45 minutes out of Anchorage and we had beautiful, scenic drives to Wasilla & Seward from here that may have taken a while but the drive was gorgeous so it only added to the time enjoying wildlife. I highly recommend going up the tram as the views are spectacular, you can take a short hike to a glacier & the Bore Tide Deli had delicious food! The Winner Creek Trail was a MUST as you go through beautiful forest with wild blueberry bushes lining the path and a mile in is the Hand Tram in which you go over a 100' gorge with the Glacier Creek below...definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me! The bakery in town was scrumptious & the flowers on display are divine! The flowers in Alaska are to die for! We also took a trip to the Conservation Center only 15 minutes away to get up & close with Alaska wildlife and were not disappointed! You can watch the brown bears eat their meals, smell the lovely musk oxen, and get so close to the buffalo that you can feel their breath on your skin! Such a wonderful experience! We even got to experience the Bore Tide coming in the inlet with surfers getting ready for the swells! I also recommend going to Bird Creek to watch the diligent fisherman waiting for their catch of salmon! Could not recommend this home more....just wonderful and beautiful! Thank you Zernia family!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful with gorgeous mountain views out the windows. Spacious and well equipped. All the beds were comfortable. The location was optimal for all of our activities in Girdwood and the surrounding area with many of the places in walkable distance. The owners were very responsive to a fuse issue that we had, having it checked out and fixed quickly. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a home in stay in Girdwood and would return there ourselves if we were back in the area. We visited other homes in the area as we had a lot of friends and relatives also in town renting and they did not have as nice a view.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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AMAZING mountain views in a BEAUTIFUL home!

  • 5 of 5

The photos truly do not do this home justice! The home is beautifully decorated, furnished and well-maintained. Waking up each morning to floor to ceiling windows overlooking the mountains is incredible. We could actually see three glaciers from the kitchen window and the entire Mt. Alyeska was right in front of the living room windows. The home is beautiful with many extra touches like granite countertops, gas BBQ and a large whirlpool tub in the master suite. The kitchen is well-stocked with many spices and basic pantry items and there are tons of cooking utensils, pans, bakeware and appliances. The town is a ski resort so there are many things to do! Our favorites included hiking up the 2 1/2 mile North Face trail which went up the side of Mt. Alyeska and then riding the gondola down (for free!), panning for gold at Crow Creek Mines and hiking the Winners Trail with the handtram over the gorge! The Wildlife Conservation Center and the Byron/Portage Glaciers are also within 30 minutes and are worth the trip. Girdwood is ideally situated between Anchorage and Seward so is a prime location for day trips to either large city. The Cook Inlet which is right outside of town is breathtaking and we actually saw the bore tide come in one day which was very cool! It is a prime location to see wildlife and we saw moose, mountain goats and many eagles.

The owners were absolutely incredible to work with and readily available to answer questions or offer suggestions about the area. They went above and beyond in making our stay perfect and blew us away when they even had someone deliver us a crockpot when there was a miscommunication about one being there! I can't say enough how awesome the home, location and owners were! We had a trip of a lifetime and they definitely helped make that happen!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Alaska halibut and salmon fishing charters available in Seward with ProFish-n-Sea Charters (see link below).

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Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$449
$2,829
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full sized futon in loft area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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