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Heaven in Anchorage! Goose Lake Lodge, Lake & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Now a B&B!! Dramatic executive home on Goose Lake in Anchorage. Looking at the view of the lake just feet from the windows, with the mountains behind, you cannot imagine you are right in town. One of only two houses on the lake, it is a beautiful setting. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, lake views from almost every room! 700 sq ft Lakeside Suite features multi person jacuzzi with lake view and ensuite bath; Lakeside bedroom & Edge of the Lake bedrooms have a beautiful lake view, Woods bedroom does not. Lakeside breakfast room, formal dining room, beautiful living room, TV area, deck with gas grill. House has WiFi. Quiet street, on the trail system for biking and walking. Right in town, with serene lakeside location. Great spot for nature lovers and birdwatchers. The lake has a pair of nesting loons; you can see the loon chick snuggled on the back of the adult loon in the springtime, along with ducks, moose, and the occasional eagle. The lake has a beach with a lifeguard in the summertime, and skating in the winter. The beach is located a 2 minute walk away; there is nothing but serenity in front of the house. Winter brings ice skating and cross country skiing, and of course, dogsledding! Owners are professionals, have a dog team (offsite) and you can learn more about Alaska's official state sport of dogmushing firsthand. Enjoy the deck in sunny weather, with lovely lakeside views. Sorry, we cannot accept children under 6 years old, due to decks and stairway hazards.

Keywords: Home, view, mountains, lake, Anchorage, Alaska, rental, dogsledding

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Susan Selzer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2016

About Susan Selzer

We are avid outdoors people, dog mushers with a top finishing team in Anchorage. Sprint mushing, not Iditarod; we go faaaaassssttt! We love to share our 30+ years of Alaskan experiences and recommendations. You will love this house.

Susan Selzer purchased this house in 1978

Why Susan Selzer chose Anchorage

This is the premier spot in Anchorage, quiet and beautiful, but walking distance to Providence Hospital, the University, and close to everything!

What makes this house unique

The serentiy and beauty of waking up on the lake. Walking or biking the trail system, right from the house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Heaven in Anchorage! Goose Lake Lodge, Lake & Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Family/Business Trip to Anchorage

  • 5 of 5

I recently attended a medical conference in Anchorage, but I did not want to pass up a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a family vacation to Alaska. I certainly did not want to stay in a hotel. I rented Goose Lake Lodge for myself, my wife, my 2 year old daughter, my father and my uncle. We stayed for a week. We had quick access to downtown Anchorage for my work duties, but we easily able to get out of town for site seeing adventures. The house was great and the owner was very accommodating. The views are exceptional, to have such a great mountain/lake view from inside the city limits was wonderful. This is a definite must if you have a large crew staying in Anchorage.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! I'm so happy your family had a great time!
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Mount Laurel, NJ

A beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here on a family trip that celebrated her 60th birthday, and we were so pleased when we found this house. It is conveniently located to downtown Anchorage with easy access to all the major highways - but it was tucked away in a quiet peaceful setting. The house was well-appointed with everything you needed, it was spacious and airy, clean and well taken care of. The owner Susan was very accommodating, and a pleasure to work with! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be quick to recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so happy we were a part of your family time.
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Hobart, tasmania, Australia

Fabulous home and hostess

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to arrive at this beautiful home at 6.00am after 25 flying hours from Australia to be welcomed by a beautiful smiley, vivacious Susan who was in the process of cooking breakfast for us. Different breakfast every day were to 'die for' and her generosity of time to us so we could plan our Alaskan adventures was beyond our expectations. The house and the setting on Goose Lake is absolutely gorgeous, with different areas to relax/read/drink a glass of wine in. You would have no idea you are 5/10 minutes away from Anchorage. Our 3 night experience with Susan is etched in our memory. She is fantastic. Would we recommend this B&B??? Absolutely.

Angela & Chris. Hobart, Tasmania.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela & Chris, you were delightful! Our first Tasmanian guests, and I'm so happy you had a great time. Thank you for your kind words, hope you come see us again soon!
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Auburn, WA

Perfect family home

  • 5 of 5

We were going to Alaska for a family wedding. With 4 couples we decided to look for a VRBO which we had not done before. Well we hit the bull's-eye the 1st time. This was right in Anchorage, on the water, the rooms were perfect and we never felt like we were tripping over each other. The different floors help keep things a bit separated, the kitchen was perfect, we really could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggi, thank you so much! We host a lot of wedding guests, and it is always a fun time. You have a wonderful family. Hope to see you again.
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WeddingTime Family

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home. Owner was such a dream to work with. The home was located in a beautiful area, easily accessible, very clean, well laid out for all of us-many different couples. We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pegi! Our guests are enjoying your terrific black bear pictures. The cubs were so adorable! Thanks for staying with us.
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As advertised.

  • 5 of 5

I have used VRBO many times and this was the first where the pictures weren't over stated. The house is fabulous, a perfect mix of feeling remote while you're in town, and the rooms and amenities were well appointed. Susan was a delight - and a great cook! She is knowledgeable about the area, worked around our schedule, and has great stories to tell. I would highly recommend this VRBO and would welcome the chance to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kris! Glad you had a great time. It was wonderful to see such a fun group of sisters on holiday. You're a great bunch!
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Car: recommended



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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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University Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Edge of the Lake - 1 queen , downstairs: no stairs, flatscreen tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lakeside Bedroom, flatscreen tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Woods Bedroom, flatscreen tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 700 sq ft Lakeside Suite, flat screen tv, jacuzzi tub
  • Bedrooms: Four of them. King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2). All with flat screen satellite tv
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is nothing like waking up to the serenity on the lake...

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