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Fully Furnished, Central Location, Easy Access To Anchorage's Many Attractions!

Bedrooms 1
Space 745 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious one bedroom duplex house with mountain views, minutes from downtown

Fully furnished, WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, deluxe queen bed with cotton sheets, down comforter, plush cotton towels, stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, outdoor dining and seating, fenced yard, off-street parking, on a bus line.

Fabulous shopping from Nordstrom to boutiques like Second Run, Blush, Skinny Raven in the SoNo District and stores specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts, Once In A Blue Moose, Cabin Fever and many more. Summer and winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail. Enjoy world class skiing at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Come join us for Fur Rondy in February, and the Iditarod is a great time to come in March! And heading out of town....: easy access to the Seward Highway heading south to Girdwood and the Kenai peninsula, and to the Glen Highway heading north to the Matanuska-Susitna valley, Wasilla, Palmer, Denali National Park, Fairbanks. South to Portage Glacier and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the old mining town of Hope and on to the Kenai Lake and river. North to Wasilla, the home of the Iditarod, Muskox farm, Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine, the quaint town of Talkeetna, lunch stop before heading to Denali National Park, Fairbanks and the arctic.

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Fairview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 745 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , This is a three piece bathroom with tub, shower and toilet.
  • tiled bathroom with plush towels and wash cloths
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Quality Queen size bed with down comforter and cotton bedding
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
This is perfect for a long term renter


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Fully Furnished, Central Location, Easy Access To Anchorage's Many Attractions!
average rating of 4.84 based on 30 reviews

Relaxing peaceful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood. Enjoyed the house. Great location.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! I hope to have you return when visiting Anchorage. Kind regards, Michele.
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Clean and very comfortable!! All things were very nice and acceptable!! A pleasant accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The location was close to downtown & walkways were clear ( it snowed at night ) and

Safe !!Enjoyed our stay very much !! Thank you Sam

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your patronage! I hope to have you back when visiting Anchorage. Kind regards, Michele
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Auburn Hills MI

Cleanliness and quiet neighbors

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our 6 day trip. It was clean and had the necessities for what we were looking for. Michele is easy to work with and super friendly! It's in a great central location for looking to hike and have the city there too. Check out Seward, it's worth the drive. We would definitely stay here again should we be in Anchorage. Next time we're checking out SE AK! Thanks again Michele!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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1217 Medra, Anchorage, AK

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay in Anchorage - part of a real neighborhood: families, neighbors, a school a couple of blocks away. The house was so clean, so thoughtfully set up. I had everything I needed, plus good suggestions for shopping and eating out. Should I come to Alaska again, I know where I want to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was certainly my pleasure having you at the Guesthouse! I look forward to accommodating you again when returning to Anchorage! Warm regards, Michele.
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Very nice home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This is exactly what we were looking for! Extremely clean, well appointed, great location close to downtown, shopping & restaurants. Having a little kitchen was a plus, the high-efficiency washer & dryer was a big plus. Being dog friendly came in handy as friends who visited us had a dog. You can tell great care was taken in furnishing this little house because it was filled with many extras that made our stay so much more comfortable. Thank you Michele!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and your lovely review! It was my pleasure having you and your family at the 1217 Guesthouse! Warm regards, Michele.
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Convenient location, Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Just moved here and stayed at the 1217 Guesthouse while finding more permanent residence. It's winter so i can't speak much to the yard and garden, but the sidewalks were shoveled and were promptly re-attended to when it snowed. The interior was stylishly decorated and the furniture and bed were comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes you could need and the fridge and pantry are also stocked. My family and dogs had space to relax, and sit, and play, and cook dinner -- why have I always stayed in hotels?!?

Michele was a great hostess and took genuine care and interest to ensure that our stay at her property was a fantastic one. I will recommend friends and family look to her first, should they need a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I appreciate your patronage and your review! I shall miss the dogs sooooo much! Welcome to Alaska! Michele.
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Michele Palatas
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Michele Palatas

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I moved to Alaska in 1998 to work in Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay, in the Arctic on the Beaufort Sea. I quickly became enchanted with this beautiful place we call Alaska! If you love the outdoors, this is the place!

Michele Palatas purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Palatas chose Fairview

I purchased this duplex in 2002 along with two more, and made four of the units, fully furnished guesthouses.You may rent 1217 Guesthouse and the Cottage (912285) and the Cabin (3584196) if you require more room. Since then I have had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world to our city nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.

What makes this house unique

The convenience of being near to downtown and midtown, the Seward Highway heading south and the Glenn Highway heading north, make this a perfect location to get out and experience Anchorage and nearby attractions. Built in 1951 to accommodate personnel at the first airstrip, Merrill Field, the guesthouse has been completely renovated in the past couple years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the 1217 Guesthouse was great! Michele, you were so attentive to our needs! We really felt at home and very much appreciated the pet-friendly atmosphere! Woody had fun with the neighbor bulldog, and we both enjoyed our walks around the neighborhood as well as the fun dog parks. He especially enjoyed University Lake Dog Park as he could enjoy some swimming there.

The house is very conveniently located to all Anchorage has to enjoy!
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 5


Glacier Brewhouse
"One of THE BEST places to eat in Alaska!"
The Anchorage Museum
Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
"Famous for its pizzas! They also have the Bear Tooth Restaurant and Theater! Both excellent ..."
Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill
"Also in my top three restaurants downtown! The food is great, the bar is fun, but the view i..."
Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill
"The best food and a movie theater with dining in booths and comfy chairs!"
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
"Get out and walk, bike, hike this lovely trail along Cook Inlet with views of the Alaska Range!"
Snow City Cafe
"The Best breakfast in town! Expect a wait time."
Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-operative
"For a real Alaskan gift, this is one of the finest wools in the world handmade from the arct..."
Rust's Flying Service
"How about a flight-seeing tour over Denali or Prince William Sound. Located on Lake Hood."
Sacks Cafe and Restaurant
"In my top two favorite downtown restaurants. "
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Seward and Glen Highways
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Car: recommended

Conveniently located in the Fairview District, just between downtown and midtown, the view to the east is the vast Chugach Mountain Range, and to the west, one mile to downtown Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Nearby are New Sagaya City Market, Europa Bakery and Kaladi Brothers Cafe. Convenient to everywhere! Minutes from downtown, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Joint base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals, Alaska Native Medical Center. Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants, namely Glacier Brewhouse, Orso, Sacks, Simon and Seafort's, Crush, offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. And my favorite breakfast at Snow City Cafe!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Visa, MC, cash, check accepted. Less than seven night stay: Low season $100/night; High season $165/night.
Cleaning fee: $150.00 for stays of 30 days or longer added to each rental; clean fee $250.00 for stays of more than sixty days.
Six weeks cancellation notice required for refund, less a 25% administration fee, unless GuestHouse is re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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