Whether you are an independent traveler on vacation, looking for a romantic get-away or a business traveler needing executive accommodations, Alaska Northern Sands should be your first choice.
Alaska Northern Sands is a non-smoking property, in the Suite, in the Ocean View Room and outside on the grounds. Alaska Northern Sands has the best location in Juneau for activities – No other vacation rental or bed and breakfast is as centrally located for so many activities.
Keywords: Penthouse, Suite, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Wi-Fi, Internet
Tom arrived in Juneau in 1977 and Debbie arrived three years later. They completed their new home along with the Alaska Northern Sands Suite and the Ocean View Room on the Auke Bay beach in August of 2005.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2005
We were extremely fortunate to be able to build our home and the Alaska Northern Sands vacation rental on the Auke Bay beach. It is unique because of its spectacular views, proximate access to the Juneau International Airport, the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal, and shopping as well as the relative quite of the surrounding neighborhood.
Be sure to bring your binoculars for the best viewing of wildlife and the spectacular scenery! From your accommodations, the gazebo or on the beach you just might see, Eagles – regularly year round, right in front of your Suite; Salmon – regularly jumping in July & August; Orcas – occasionally in summer, usually in the distance; Humpback whales – occasionally in summer, sometimes as close as 100 yards off shore. And although rarely, we have even seen them breach in front of the house; Otters – occasionally year round; Seals – occasionally year round; Sea Lions - often in winter; Ducks – regularly in fall and winter; Deer – occasionally year round; Blue Herons– occasionally in summer. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the AKNS waterfall and pond from the Suite or the veranda. Walk down to the beach for some Alaska beachcombing. Or just relax and enjoy the view and the sounds of the ocean waves from our oceanfront gazebo.
My wife and I and our daughter stayed in the middle room with one queen size bed and a fold away bed for our daughter. The room was clean and had a lovely ocean view with ample areas to sit outside and enjoy the fine weather we had. I like this area north of Juneau- less touristy and quieter but still close to many attractions. Our hosts were kind and helpful. My daughter caught salmon from the shore below the room by casting spoons. There is no stove and we couldn't get the hot plate to work so we uses the griddle and grill for cooking. They need new towels. I would definitely stay there again.
Beautiful place, wish we had more time there. Ideal location, away from cruise ship traffic downtown, but still an easy drive to go into Juneau.
After a year of traveling this was the best find ever. The gardens and home are immaculate, and the view is not only breathtaking but indescribable until you see it yourself. If you are fortunate enough to find availability at the AK Sands you will not be disappointed. The beautiful city of Juneau has so much to see and do but the AK Sands is a destination in itself. A day spent on the patio, deck, gazebo or walking the beach to the nearby marina is a day well spent. Tom and Debbie really care about their guests and go out of their way to make you comfortable. Even Denali their beautiful dog will great you and give you a tour of the beach. I can't wait to go back!
Juneau has so much beauty, but to see it from the deck of the Penthouse Suite has to be the most unbelievable experience. The owners were friendly & gracious, the accommodations and the grounds were immaculate and welcoming, plus Denali the escort (dog), made it feel just like home. Auke Bay has numerous opportunities for Fishing Charters and it's nice to be away from the cruise ships and downtown. I accidentally left some personal belongings and within 24 hrs the owners responded and remedied by dilema. Can't be beat ~
While there is an abundance of places to stay in Juneau I must say staying at AKNS made our trip. Tom and Debbie have an immaculate home on quiet Auke Bay. The views alone are worth it. The penthouse was spacious, comfortable and Tom took the time to walk is through everything including recommendations of hiking trails and restaurants. The tide is magical, when low it reveals thousands (literally) of starfish, urchins and tide pools. We saw 6-7 bald eagles feed on the beach daily. There's even a nest visible from the property. Denali the dog entertained our daughter for hours playing on the beach chasing tossed shells and keeping us company. Auke Bay is a quiet oasis away from the commercial tourism of downtown. We were within walking distance of several trails and a short drive to the grocery. Between the stunning views, plush accommodations and courtesy Tom and Debbie provided I could not imagine our trip going any smoother. We look forward to visiting again some day all because of this magical place.
Alaska Northern Sands in beyond amazing and the owners, Tom and Debbie, are wonderful people to work with. The suites are spacious, very clean and well maintained. The views of Auke Bay are stunning. The property is beautifully manicured and the surrounding landscape is impressive. This property, the location and its owners will make your Alaskan dreams come true. Words cannot describe the beauty you will find at Northern Sands and will only add to your Alaskan experience.
Flightseeing tours, 10 minute drive to view the Mendenhall Glacier, with black bear viewing typically in August and early September.