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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 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.

More Details

Michele Palatas
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

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 Anchorage

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
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Fairview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 745 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Fully Furnished, Central Location, Easy Access To Anchorage's Many Attractions!
average rating of 4.85 based on 25 reviews

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: Feb 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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Two thumbs up!!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental property (1217 Guesthouse) and the landlord, Michele. I spent two months staying at this apartment and it became a temporary home. The unit is furnished well and stocked with all sorts of little things that make it feel like a home instead of a hotel (laundry detergent, nice towels & linens, random toiletries, scissors). The unit is laid out well for comfort and functionality. The couch and the queen size bed are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with dishes/cookware to cook most things. Any questions or concerns I had were quickly answered by Michele and she easily went over and beyond to help make my stay enjoyable. This unit is located in a safe area of Anchorage and is two blocks from an elementary school. It is a convenient location to get almost anywhere in Anchorage within 10 minutes. I definitely recommend Michele and her properties. I will keep them in mind for return trips to Anchorage for myself and for friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an awesome review! Thank you for your kindness! It is my pleasure having you as a guest, and I do look forward to accommodating you whenever you are in Anchorage! Enjoy the New Year! Michele.
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Clean and Comfy

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean, quiet, and comfy.

Stay was nice and uneventful.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Gone

  • 5 of 5

Michele's property is nice. Was great to have a washer and dryer. Convient location for getting anywhere in Anchorage. I had a car but I walked to a supermarket and a bus runs in front of the house. The house was very clean. Would stay there again if I return to Anchorage.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a five star review! I look forward to having you back at one of my guesthouses when visiting Anchorage. Warm regards, Michele.
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay! The house was so much more comfortable and spacious than staying at a hotel and we were extremely pleased with the location. It was a 20 minute walk to downtown or 5 minute cab. Would definitely recommend staying at this property! We had a wonderful trip in Anchorage and would stay here again if we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a five star review! It is my pleasure having you at one of the guesthouses, and to make your stay as comfortable as possible while visiting our beautiful state! Warm regards and hope to see you back when visiting Anchorage! Michele.
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Loved our stay at 1217!

  • 5 of 5

Well groomed, fenced yard for dogs. We loved that our dogs were so welcome! Inside the house was very clean and very comfortably appointed, perfect for our needs!

One very special thing about this place is the hostess! She is helpful, accommodating and interested in making your stay 'the best'.

We will stay with 'her' again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! My guests' comfort is very important to me, especially the furry guests! Looking forward to seeing you and the kids when back in Anchorage! Michele.
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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 Restaurant
1 Miles
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

Fairview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Winter
Sep 16 2016 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
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.
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