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Margit Williams

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: french, hungarian

Family Ski Condo Close to Base of Mt. Alyeska

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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Overview

Girdwood Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Ski-in Ski-out close to the base of Mt. Alyeska. This location cannot be beat with a view of the mountains from every window. Recently renovated with new paint, carpet and furniture, this two floor spacious condo will accommodate 6 very comfortably! A King size bed in the Master bedroom, a bunk bed with two double beds and a pull out trundle bed along with a single bed in the second bedroom. This condo is bright with modern comfortable furnishings, a wood burning rock fireplace, a complete kitchen with counter seating and dining table, along with cable TV/DVD/Wireless Internet.

Sauna and coin-op washer and dryer are located in the building common areas. Easy walking distance to base of chairlifts, X-country & Hiking Trails, Day lodge, Sitzmark, Jack Sprats and Alyeska Hotel. Building is very family friendly! Condo has a private deck looking right at the face of the mountain. You can ski to the front door in the winter just below chair 3. A gushing creek borders the property...

Girdwood History:

Originally called “Glacier City” for the icy behemoths that rim the surrounding mountains, Girdwood began as a gold-mining town in 1900 when James Girdwood hit pay dirt in Crow Creek. The ‘64 Quake sunk the town into Turnagain Arm, and it was moved two miles further inland where it’s nestled today in an idyllic valley next to Alaska’s premier ski area, Mt. Alyeska.

Girdwood was incorporated as a city in 1970 and became part of the Municipality of Anchorage when the Greater Anchorage Area Borough unified with the city of Anchorage in 1975. The town has served as a backdrop for at least two films: The Chechahcos, a 1924 silent film about the Klondike Gold Rush, and Warren Miller's 1997 Snowriders II. Olympic gold and silver medal-winning skier Tommy Moe also hails from Girdwood. Girdwood was shown on CBS on January 20, 2008, as the Finish Line for The Amazing Race 12

Girdwood Skiing:

Mt. Alyeska is part of the Chugach mountain range and has six (6) chair lifts, one (1) high-speed tram, and two Magic Carpets. Chair 6 is a high-speed detachable quad, while Chairs 4, 7 and 3 are normal quads. Chair 1 is the oldest chair lift on the mountain with a 'midpoint' off ramp and leads up to Upper Tram Terminal. Chair 4 ends halfway up the mountain. Chair 1 and the tram end three-quarters of the way up the mountain. Chair 6 goes to the highest lift served point on the mountain at 2800 feet. The interconnected buildings contain the patrol quarters and a new facility housing the upper tram terminal, a quick-service cafeteria, and the Seven Glaciers 4-star restaurant and bar. Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. Offering 1,400 skiable acres, 73 named trails and over 650' of snow annually November - May.

Girdwood Hiking:

Want to feel Alaska's rugged beauty in your legs? Hike the legendary Crow Creek Trail, part of the historic Iditarod Trail, and take in great valley views. If you're feeling lucky, take a detour on the way to the trail head and try your hand at gold panning at the historic Crow Creek Mine. Once back on the trail, the four-mile ascent up open hillside to Raven Glacier and shimmering mountain lakes takes 4-7 hours round trip.

For a walk in the woods, try Winner Creek Trail, which winds through Alaska’s northernmost rain forest. In late summer, blueberries abound on this and the Glacier View Trail. Call the ranger station for information. For a leisurely stroll, walk the bike path that connects most of town or rent a bike in Girdwood or at the Resort to pedal six miles out to Bird Point on the newly paved path with sweeping inlet views. After a day outdoors, poke around the town’s eclectic gift shops or try one of the renowned local restaurants.

Girdwood Summer:

Just over an hour’s drive away lies the Kenai River. It’s Alaska’s most famous fishing locale and a turquoise-blue rafting river. Tours can take you on a 2-hour scenic float or a 7-hr Kenai Canyon float. Other operators take you down the challenging whitewater Sixmile River near Hope, a scenic float by Spencer Glacier or through Portage Valley, or jet boat the remote Twenty Mile River.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margit Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: french, hungarian

What makes this condo unique

Get up close and personal with Alaska’s most magnificent animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a wildlife refuge for injured or orphaned creatures, located 10 miles south of Girdwood. With bears, musk ox, deer, and moose among its residents, you’re sure to get a clear photo of these otherwise elusive Alaskans.

Girdwood is the perfect launch point for nearby Prince William Sound, the best place in the world to see calving glaciers. You’ll also see marine birds, mammals, and often whales. For an epic Alaskan glacier cruise, go with one of several cruise operators.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to stay outside of Anchorage in a less urban environment and this condo in Girdwood was perfect for our needs. It was our launching point to a variety of activities in both directions - salmon fishing, whitewater rafting, glacier hiking/ice climbing, shopping. Girdwood is a small town, but they have a small convenience/grocery store, several restaurants to choose from and Alyeska Hotel's concierge as a very good resource. The condo was very comfortable and clean, more than enough space
Aug 2011
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Reviews

4.4
based on 24 traveler reviews

Family Ski Condo Close to Base of Mt. Alyeska
average rating of 4.375 based on 26 reviews
2

not nicely maintained(:

  • 2 of 5

This condo had better days: all doors were squeaky, which we had to fix, the door locks on the toilet were not working and we had an awkward situation because of it. The sauna which is advertised as being there was not in working condition for at least a year(: The internet wasn't working for half of our stay and it took us forever to contact property manager to have it fixed. And at the end the toilet got backed up(:

I only could say positive on the kitchen as it was homy.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vladimir, Thank you for your suggestions regarding our condo. The owners have taken note of them and have made repairs as needed. It was unfortunate that the internet was down during part of your stay; however I would note that I was in touch with you almost immediately to try and resolve the situation. Thank you again for your thoughts – we strive to make our condo an enjoyable place. Sincerely, Margit Williams
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Good mountainside home base for exploring breathtaking Alyeska and the surrounding area.

  • 3 of 5

This is a relatively roomy lodge located on the edge of Alyeska Mountain in Girdwood. Well equipped and stocked kitchen as well as thoughtful supplies like shampoo, conditioner, etc. in the bathroom. Some in my party had difficulty finding this and other condos but my GPS took me right to it. The only problem we had was the lack of air conditioning. There are fans in the bedroom but no air conditioning in the condo and the windows don't open, so as we prepare for bed on this, the last night of our stay, the temperature upstairs in the bedrooms is 80 degrees and there is nothing we can do about it except turn on the fans to blow warm air around. I've not gotten more than 3-4 hours of sleep each night of our stay due to the heat and three hour time difference. I would give this place 4-5 stars for convenience and affordability, if only the darn windows would open. The area is beautiful, I highly recommend taking the tram from the Alyeska Resort/Lodge to higher points on the mountain.

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

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

A party of four adults in town for a wedding. This place was perfect for our stay. Clean and plenty of room. Great location to hiking trails. Easy access. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worked great for my family as a central location to travel the region from during the weak.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time while there. The kids bedroom setup made a big difference as it had queen bunk beds as well as a separate single bed. This made it so all three of them had their own space.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay--close to lifts and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great ski weekend in the condo. There was plenty of space for our family of adults and teenagers. Very nice to have a kitchen for breakfast and dinner, and the condo is close enough to Sitzmark to go eat there, when nobody feels like cooking! The host was responsive and the accommodations very comfortable. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo for 2 couples or families

  • 4 of 5

This is a great condo for families, close to the lifts & restaurants. We stayed several days & enjoyed the skiing & coming back to make a cozy fire.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Girdwood Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter/Ski
Nov 28 2016 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 26 2016
10 night minimum stay
$2,350
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
8 night minimum stay
$2,400
Flat fee
 
 
President's weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Spring ski
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Girdwood Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) in the large second bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) This new bunk bed has two double size bunks (top & bottom) and a single pull out trundle bed in the large second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing

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