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Comfy Studio, Great For You!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Spacious studio condo in the heart of Spenard. Great shopping and restaurants including Bear Tooth Theater, Middle Way Café and Spenard Roadhouse within two blocks. Close to trails and Westchester Lagoon also.

Condo is private and safe in a secure building. Quiet and great for travelers or businessmen. Reduced rate for long-term rental of a week or more. Why book a hotel when you can be at home?

Everything you need is at the condo. Towels, sheets, coffee maker, dishes, wi-fi, cable TV.

Recently painted and new Murphy bed installed last year. The bed is a queen and comfy. Great for sleeping! No pets.

More Details

Jill Showman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Jill Showman

I'm a teacher in Wasilla and love to travel. I'm originally from Iowa but moved up to Alaska in 1997.

Jill Showman purchased this studio in 2011

Why Jill Showman chose North Star

I work in Wasilla, but love to come to Anchorage to shop, travel, ski and bike. The condo is great, not too small but roomier than a hotel room. And it's a quiet area close to some great restaurants.

What makes this studio unique

I love walking the trails to Westchester Lagoon in the summer. And you're just a hop and skip to downtown if you want to check out the nightlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything has been wonderful. Thank you for everything!
Sep 2014
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North Star Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Murphy bed. Queen size.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Comfy Studio, Great For You!
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Nice Studio

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Jill's studio. The studio was clean and the Murphy bed was comfortable. It was a little warm sleeping at night and we were reluctant to open the windows because the studio is on the ground floor. A fan would have been of immense help, and I understand from Jill that she is going to put one in the apartment. The kitchen was functional (we cooked quite a few meals while in Anchorage) and the bathroom had a great shower. Very convenient having laundry facilities just down the hall. We used public transportation during our stay, and the bus stop is right around the corner. The neighborhood is eclectic with a mixture of apartments and single family homes. Jill is super easy to communicate with and checking in and out was a breeze. Had a wonderful meal at the Glacier Brewhouse and loved our bike ride along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks Jill for your graciousness and hospitality. Mike and Susan - Dallas, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Susan. Please let me know if you need a place to stay in Anchorage again.
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for a month and we absolutely loved it! It had everything we needed and more. Jill was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had (at any time). It was our first time renting a place in a city where we didn't know anyone. It all worked out perfectly and we couldn't be any more thankful. I HIGHLY recommend staying here! Thanks, Jill!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Anchorage. Come back again to visit!
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Great small space in the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here--didn't even need a car: shopping, restaurants, gym, bookstore all just a few minutes' walk away. Clean, quiet building.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I appreciate the review and hope you enjoy your travels in Alaska!
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Small but very adequate

  • 5 of 5

We rented the studio apartment from May 23rd till the 28th. Jill had just installed a Murphy Bed to replace the futon. It was a great bed, firm mattress and nice pillows. Jill has everything you need for a nice stay. Place was clean, stocked with everything you need. TV had more then 100 channels. Laundry right down the hall. The place is small, but with touring the area, we didn't spend much time, except to sleep. I would recommend Jill's place for a couple who want a nice place to stay and sleep. We did do some cooking, and found everything we needed to make simple meals. Thanks Jill for a great choice in Anchorage to explore and experience the beauty of Alaska.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and the weather was great for you. I hope to see you again. Thank you for the review! Jill
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for a full month and had everything I needed to be comfortable.

Grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and great trails within walking distance. A short cab ride or leisurely walk to downtown. I will definitely return!

The owner Jill was available and super easy to work with :)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! :)
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Sarasota, FL, USA

Anchorage Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and central to everything in Anchorage

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the condo and your stay in Anchorage. I appreciate your note and thank you again! I look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Alaska.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bear Tooth
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change until deposit is paid. No pets allowed.
Check in is 4 pm. Check out is by 11 am. Contact me should you need to make other arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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