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Alyeska House -Custom Built,Great Views,Spacious Rooms

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: spanish

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Alaska

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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.
May 2009
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Alyeska House -Custom Built,Great Views,Spacious Rooms
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Lovely views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in August 2016. Our son got married at the resort so we were happy to be so close! The space worked well for our party of 8 adults and two babies.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing and inviting home with easy access to Anchorage or great fishing to the South

  • 5 of 5

Home was perfect for large family to use as base. Jody was very good at communicating with us for arrival, and the home was just what we expected. Everything we needed was available.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The Girdwood vacation home was the perfect base for our family of eight's Alaskan visit.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Beautiful spacious large a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Double Musky Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Alyeska Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Crow Creek Mercantile
Nearest Point of Interest
Chair 5 Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Coast Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
The SilverTip Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Jack Spratt Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Girdwood Ski and Cyclery
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

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Summer/labor day Rates
Aug 17 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

12% Bed tax not included in base rate
$150 cleaning fee
Cancellation policy per owner contract

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Girdwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on ground level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located on 2nd floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - Located on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , located on ground level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , located on ground level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , located on ground level
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , located above master bedroom closet
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Sleeper sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large Back Yard, Lots of Driveway parking, Basketball Hoop

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