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Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Custom Crafted Home with Hot Tub

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Alaska House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This beautiful newly constructed cedar home has everything you could possibly want in a vacation rental. It's close proximity to Alyeska Resort and several restaurants makes it convenient for both downhill and cross-country skiing and some of the finest dining in Alaska. There is also a full service spa, many summer hiking/biking trails and winter backcountry skiing available by helicopter or Cat.

We have an information book at the property or would be happy to help you with booking activities during your stay. You may, however choose just to relax and enjoy all of the features that the home has to offer. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub and maybe even catch a lucky glimpse of the Northern Lights or sit by the woodstove and enjoy all of the other luxury amenities. (Wi-Fi internet, gourmet kitchen, jetted bathtub, marble walk-in shower, and much more.

Catering is available locally. If interested please inquire with the owners when booking property.

Each bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed. One bedroom has a loft that can also be used for sleeping. Please note the loft is not equipped with a bed but would work great with children old enough to climb up and down the stairs safely.

If you have any other questions about the property please let us know.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sarah Faulkner-Mattingley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 33 traveler reviews

Custom Crafted Home with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Amazing vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the extreme pleasure of staying at this BEAUTIFUL home for 10 days this summer- June 24-July 3. My expectations were shattered in a good way as I walked in the door- the photos do not do it justice:) Spacious, impeccably maintained, beautifully decorated, and very well appointed! Kitchen is fabulous- all the pots, pans, dishes are there: even spices, condiments, coffee were available and nice to have. Great entertainment system with satellite tv, movies, kids liked that!

This vacation rental really has it all- hot tub, washer/ dryer, radiant heat (love the warm floors!), great bathroom, beds are super comfortable! Owners have thought of everything:-)

Town of Girdwood is the cherry on top- great area, tons to do, super friendly people😀򐀠Actually would love to live there!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in the woods!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cabin nestled in the woods, so relaxing! Has everything you would need, we really enjoyed our stay and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great home with excellent personal service from the owner, very clean, conveniently located, quiet neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, well appointed with quality furniture, appliances and fixtures. Well stocked with quality soaps, laundry detergent, sunscreen, and insect spray, satellite TV and high speed Internet. The mattress was a little firm for my taste, but the hot tub is awesome, and the jet tub inside is great too. The curtains aren't complete dark out, but they cut most of the light (which is important in May/June as its light for over 18 hours and doesn't really get dark the other 6 hours of the night.) I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in Girdwood, a great little town.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little house with a good all-around feel.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very helpful and kept in good communication with me. House was very nice and fully equipped with everything we needed. Property wasn't as secluded as we hoped for but it was still a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

My Son & I stayed in Sarah's home for 12 days during March & April. The house is conveniently located 15 minutes walk from Girdwood New Town site where there are good places to eat/drink & top up food shopping at the excellent little Crow Creek Mercantile. The Alyeska resort is a further 15/20 minutes walk.

Travelling to Alaska by air meant not being able to bring much equipment, but this didn't matter here. We did a food shop in Anchorage before the scenic drive to Girdwood. The house was so well equipped that we required nothing else. We found cooking oil, basic foods, herbs, spices, cleaning/dish washing /laundry chemicals, in fact everything that you would have at home. Other renters probably do as we did, leaving unused non perishable items at the end of the stay, but Sarah has clearly put much thought & effort into equipping the house so completely that you can travel light. In any event, the local Mercantile could supply anything else that you may need.

Check in/out was easy & Sarah was available by phone for any problems (we had none) & lives within a mile of the house. The neighbour's elderly Labrador, Kira, would come over for some company if I was outside sweeping the porch area - very welcome because I was missing my own dog back in UK

Overall, I can highly recommend both the Girdwood area & the house. If the description fits your needs & you like what you see in the photos, you will love this home, because that's exactly what you get - & more!

Thank you Sarah

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alyeska resort
Nearest Point of Interest
My Road Vacation Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Girdwood Ski and Cyclery / Mo Jo expresso
Nearest Point of Interest
Double Musky Restaurant
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly rate of $1350.00 is based on 2 persons. Weekly rate for 3-5 persons is $1600.00
Please do not inquire about renting our property for a one night stay. We wil never rent for one night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in Marble shower, Large jetted tub and heated tiled floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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