|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Located in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska, The Alyeska House is the perfect place from which to base your Alaskan adventure.
Do you want to see and experience the 'real' Alaska, without hordes of people accompanying your every move? Are you interested in hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and/or white water rafting? Do you want to set your own itinerary, based around things that you and your companions are interested in? If you answered yes to any of these questions then The Alyeska House in Girdwood is just what you've been looking for.
Arguably the finest rental property in Girdwood, The Alyeska House has everything you'd expect from a top end vacation rental. Two gas fireplaces, a hot tub on the front balcony, an enormous commercial styled kitchen, a master bed and bathroom complete with cable television and a walk in steam shower set The Vail House apart from other Girdwood properties.
In addition to the amenities offered at The Alyeska House, we also offer assistance in planning and booking your vacation. We know arranging a trip to Alaska is no small undertaking and are ready and willing to help. Our reservation manager, Luke, has years of experience living and working throughout south central Alaska. He can help with all facets of your vacation planning and is happy to offer friendly advice on what can and can't be missed on your trip.
Girdwood's location near Anchorage and very near the Kenai Peninsula make it a premium destination from which to base your Alaskan adventure. Whittier, the gateway to Prince William Sound, is located a mere 20 miles south of Girdwood and offers great day cruises with lots of glaciers, guided kayak trips and kayak rentals, water taxis and fishing charters. Within a hours drive of Girdwood you can find flight seeing trips (heli and fixed wing), fishing charters, amazing hiking and biking trails, class 5 white water, world class kayaking and awesome wildlife viewing. The world renowned Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is just a fifteen minute drive from the Alyeska House and offers up close views of brown and black bears, musk oxen, moose, caribou, and elk, among others.
The Alyeska House is located in a quiet neighborhood near the base of Mount Alyeska. An undeveloped meadow sits across Vail Drive to the south, and views of Max's and Alyeska Mountains can be seen to the north. Contact us today for more information on the house or planning your Alaskan vacation.
Keywords: Girdwood Vacation Rental, Custom House, Family Retreat
Tom and Jody are long time Alaskan residents with strong ties to Seattle. Tom has been actively involved in the fishing industry for over 30 years. Jody raised two boys and now works for a kayak company in Southeast Alaska during the summer months. They both enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and gardening.
The Owner purchased this house in 2000
Girdwood is an adventurers dream come true. Nowhere else in the country or world does there exist such awe inspiring scenery and access to outdoor adventure. Located in the heart of Alaska's famed Chugach Mountain Range, Girdwood is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts 12 months of the year. The long summer days provide almost 18 full hours of bright sunshine during and around Summer Solstice, giving visitors ample opportunity to enjoy Alaska's wonders.
The Alyeska House is located in a quiet part of Girdwood with a large back yard and spectacular views of meadows and the valley's surrounding mountains. Several restaurants, small shops and The Alyeska Resort are within a 5 minute drive of the house.
"Thanks so much to Luke for helping us during our time in Girdwood. We were planning our first trip to Alaska and found his advice to be honest and extremely helpful. If you've never been to Alaska, we would recommend booking your first trip today! There's really no other place like it in the country or the whole world. We couldn't have been more happy with our decision to stay at the vail house. It was perfect for us and we would certainly come back if possible in the future. The quiet neighborhood has lots of wildlife - our first night there we saw two moose and a porcupine perusing the neighborhood. Thanks again and we hope to return in the future." Roger and Gerry.
The home was very nicely decorated and clean. The bedroom/ bathroom arrangements met our family of eight's needs very well. We totally enjoyed the great room and the kitchen was wonderful. Jody was very helpful and easy to work with.
The location was perfect for our activities and excursions: fishing, hiking glacier, kayaking and family time.
This is a great house to stay in Girdwood. The layout is great for large groups or families. Upstairs is the main bed with ensuite plus another full bathroom. The kitchen is very large with everything you need. The dining area has a large 8 seat table and there is the living area. Off the kitchen is a small deck with a 2 seat sofa plus the BBQ. The whole upstairs is open plan from the kitchen to dining and living.
Two things I really loved about the upstairs was the view of the mountains from every window - just amazing. Also in the living area there was no TV (the TV room was downstairs) - I don't go on vacation the watch TV!! Off the living area was a larger deck which you could sit out and catch the afternoon sun. Downstairs was 3 bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry and TV room.
The house had everything you needed, the beds were comfortable and everything was clean. The bedrooms had good blacken out curtains (very important if you go in summer time as the sun sets at 11ish!!).
Girdwood is not a very big town so the house is very central to all. You still need a car but it is only a few minutes drive to the ski resort, the gondola and townsite. The house is in the "suburbs" thus is very quiet.
There are plenty of good places to eat. Breakfast/lunch - The Bake House. Dinner - Chair 5, Jack Sprout & Double Musky.
Things to do: there is so much to do here, you will not have any problems filling in the day!!! But here is some things we did:
- hike up the mountain to the top of the gondola (very rewarding but very steep - great views and you avoid the $25 gondola fee)
- Crow Creek Mine - very pretty
- Animal Shelter in Portage - see bears, moose, caribou up real close
- Drive to Seward - very scenic drive and great little town
- Do the Glacier Tour in Whittier
If you come to visit Girdwood then this is a perfect place to stay. I will come back again.
A group of us stayed here for our vacation and we couldn't have stayed in a more beautiful home! The home is spacious, comfortable and has magnificent views. We even saw the Northern Lights right from the upstairs balcony. The area of Girdwood was breath-taking. Close to shops, eateries, and the Resort. Thanks Jody for helping our stay in your beautiful state be a wonderful one!
We had a large family wedding in Girdwood in August and the bride and her friends stayed at the house and the manager of the house was just great.. This house is located in a nice neighborhood and it was very clean and spacious. The girls appreciated the large kitchen and the comfortable surrounding. The back yard was great and it was within walking distance to a hike with a beautiful waterfall..
This house is a perfect house for 7 and the owners made it easy to be there.
This house was the perfect retreat for my family and in-laws. We stayed here for 4 days after taking a cruise up the Alaskan coast. It was so nice to be able to plant somewhere for a few days and really get to explore the beautiful state of Alaska. The house is close to several gorgeous hiking trails, great restaurants, and many other outdoor activities. The setup of the house was perfect for us. My mother-in-law doesn't get around very well and has a hard time navigating stairs so having the master on the main floor was very important to us. Also the house is equipped with anything you could possibly need and the owner was a breeze to work with, she even came by to say hello when we arrived. We really enjoyed this house and would recommend it to anyone with a family who is looking for a great home in a great location!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The house was ideal for our party of five. All the amenities were first rate and really added to our enjoyment. We made good use of the modern kitchen especially for breakfast. The central location was perfect for our many excursions throughout the area. We all were very comfortable and extremely pleased with our accommodations.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
12% Bed tax not included in base rate
$150 cleaning fee
Cancellation policy per owner contract
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.