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Walter Carlo

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Exclusive Riverfront Cottage

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

*** Save up to 10% service fee by booking directly with owner. (907) 750-8296. 100% payment protection/refund upon cancellation, unlike unrefundable VRBO service fee. 24/7 home service by owner for peace of mind. We cover up to $1500 loss or damage to tenant personal property.

Full deck and hot tub* located directly on the banks of the Chena River. Sunny front room great for enjoying the Midnight Sun or Winter Northern Lights. Within walking distance of one of Fairbanks' best restaurants and a short drive from many of Fairbanks' most visited attractions.

One bedroom with double bed, one office with double bed and air mattress available. Newly remodeled bathroom and full kitchen.

* Hot tub in operation May 15th through September 15th.

* Additional adults more than two at $45 each per night.

* Smoke free, and pet free.

* Check in 4 pm, check out 11 am

Call Wally @ (907) 750-8296

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Walter Carlo (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 27 traveler reviews

Exclusive Riverfront Cottage
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Best home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We hoped to see the northern lights on our 25th wedding anniversary. This lovely home on the banks of the Chena River was the perfect location. On the first day, we opened the door and were greeted with a warm pellet stove fire that reflected the spirit of the cheery cottage. Huge windows connect to the natural world. Beautiful art and books about Alaska surround us. We are so honored to have shared the Carlo family home. Walter and Kathleen are so kind. The weather was cloudy for several days but on the last night, the skies cleared, the Big Dipper was overhead, and the northern lights could be seen from the deck! We plan to return. It’s the most wonderful home away from home my husband and I have ever experienced.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that we added to your anniversary get away. Very nice review, it means a great deal to us. Thank you
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Cozy log cabin on the river, perfect for aurora gazing!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the comfort and convenience of the cabin. It had everything we needed and was clean and well maintained. Floor to ceiling windows and a great deck were perfect for keeping an eye on the beautiful surroundings, including an active aurora one night. Loved it in the winter; would love to check it out in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, your review means will convince others to book with confidence.
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Great winter views!

  • 4 of 5

Home was warm and toasty when we arrived. Bright and clean! WiFi and cable were operational along with all appliances to include washer and dryer. Super close to everything Fairbanks has to offer. Short 50 min drive to Chena Hot Springs. Only issue was the bed, haven't slept on a full size since I was a kid, plus it was hard. Front room couch was more comfortable anyway, plus it offered great views of the river and skyline! I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are replacing the bed with the very best.
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alaska stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, wally and family were great, hope to come again

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice, thank you very much.
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Alaska/New York/Austin

A perfect spot in the loveliest part of Fairbanks

  • 5 of 5

If you're not familiar with Fairbanks, this is a beautiful area---right on the banks of the Chena river. This bright, cheery home is on the sunny side, and the steam wheeler Discovery rolls right past. The tourists wave to you in the hot tub. Kids especially love it. You're walking distance to the beloved Pump House restaurant, with their huge outdoor space, which is a big bonus. Also, the fluffy lawn is exceptional for Alaska, so kids spend most of their time running and bumbling outside. Wifi was strong and problem-free. Ambient light noise was low enough for us to see northern lights in September. Beautifully kept home and an absolutely perfect spot in Fairbanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks do much for the excellent review.
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Excellent upkeep.

  • 5 of 5

Expansive river views, clean and open house and wide yard. No fence by river so some care to oversee small children recommended, but this is normal for any family with kids. Full kitchen for meal preparation. Courteous owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sam's Sourdough Cafe
Turtle Club
Carlson Center
Gambardella's Pasta Bella
Fairbanks International Airport
Gold Dredge No. 8-Gray Line of Alaska
Alaska Siberia World War II Memorial
Alaska Salmon Bake
Golden Heart Plaza
Riverboat Discovery
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Pump House Restaurant & Saloon
Alaska Coffee Roasting Co
Fred Meyer
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pump House Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Mitchell Exp/Parks Hwy
Car: recommended

Witness the summer midnight sun and activities and the chance to witness the spectacular Aurora Borealis.


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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 8.0%

The base rate is for two adults plus children, $45 per night for each additional adult. We reserve the right to adjust rates prior to acceptance of booking.

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:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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