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Scott and Barbara

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Make yourself at home in our beautiful log home located in a quiet and convenient neighborhood in gorgeous Girdwood, Alaska! Girdwood is an active community located about 40 minutes south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway, and is a great location from which to base your exploration of Southcentral Alaska. Our home is nestled in a forested but easily accessible neighborhood less than 3/4 of a mile from Alyeska Resort. Set out on nearby biking or walking trails and explore what Girdwood has to offer: world class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and epic hiking and biking in the summer! Some of the best-loved restaurants in the Anchorage area are found in Girdwood. Hiking trails abound and come in a wide variety from easy to difficult, forested to above tree line, with opportunities to view waterfalls and wildlife to your heart's content. If you are visiting in the summer, you might like to consider tandem paragliding at nearby Alyeska Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore the Kenai Peninsula with its vast array of hiking, fishing, rafting, and wildlife viewing activities, take a train ride to Seward, or travel the road system to Whittier, Seward, Homer or points along the way. Book a sport fishing trip or sea-kayaking adventure from nearby Whittier. The opportunities to get out and enjoy what Alaska has to offer are too numerous to mention. Our home is well-designed for your comfort with two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, on the main floor along with the open kitchen, dining and living space and one full bathroom. The wood stove in the living space adds to the ambiance and comfort of our home, and we keep one of the two utility sheds on the property stocked with split wood for the stove. The master suite includes a large bedroom with a california king log bed and a private full bathroom. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that can be used to accommodate two additional guests. In the fall of 2012, we added a deck on the back side of the house and a hot tub! You will find the kitchen stocked with a selection of breakfast items, coffee and tea for your convenience. The house has a cable TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and is WIFI enabled.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Scott and Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Scott and Barbara

We are a family of four residing in South Anchorage, about 40 minutes away from Girdwood. We moved to Alaska about 10 years ago and take every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy Alaska. We spend much of our leisure time in Girdwood and the surrounding area, and found the perfect second home for our family only recently. We look forward to sharing it with you and are nearby to help with any of your questions about where to go and what to see while visiting Alaska! We have had the benefit of entertaining many out of state friends and family and can draw on our personal experiences as well as those of our local friends should you need some travel advice. Scott is a commercial pilot and Barbara works for the Alaska Railroad. We have two sons Skyler (7) and Dylan (5) and a great Alaskan dog named Kenai.

Scott and Barbara purchased this house in 2011

Why Scott and Barbara chose Alaska

We love Girdwood and have wanted to own a home in this community for years! Scott enjoys paragliding at Alyeska Resort, and the whole family likes to hike, bike and ski in the area. We find that when friends and family come to visit, Girdwood is a better base for their travels than is Anchorage or Eagle River as much of our favorite things to see and do involve traveling the Seward Highway to Girdwood and points south. We like the variety of amenities in the Girdwood community with its abundance of outdoor activities in addition to the upscale amenities of the resort and the great collection of local restaurants. Our kids love the wonderful Girdwood playground and skateboard park and biking along the paved biking trail as well as taking the tram ride up the mountain and paragliding with their Dad from the top of Alyeska. Our kids take ski lessons at the resort where they can start on a gentle slope with a magic carpet and graduate through Alyeska's ski school to the more challenging terrain that the resort has to offer.

What makes this house unique

What more can we say? We feel just about anyone will feel right at home in our place and should have just about everything you will want in a rental. New in 2012 is our back deck and hot tub!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all went down and skied on Christmas Day after having Christmas morning back at home 1.5 hrs away. It was so nice not to have to drive back. Skied over to the resort in 15min and back in about 20. I was tired. It was so nice just to relax and have a great meal. Then after the kids were put to bed we snuggled up for a nice movie by the glowing wood stove. It has been a long time since I stayed at a resort after skiing and now I know what I have been missing.
Dec 2011
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Beautiful Log Home with Hot Tub in Girdwood Near Alyeska Ski Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful time in this quiet neighborhood. Lots of extras we appreciated. Breakfast fixings, seasonings, oil, condiments,DVDs,books...The hot tub was nice & hot. Every night we had a little fire in their fire pit on the deck. Plenty of wood stacked. Close to biking on the trail, hiking,great restaurants such as Jack Sprat (lots of vegan/vegetarian choices), 7 Glaciers, The Bake Shop (all you can eat soup) (although we cooked in every night) The owners were very accommodating. Wished we stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had such a pleasant stay. The place is well maintained and beautiful, and has everything we needed. They left some breakfast food for us and it was very well thought out and high quality. We could see they genuinely care about their guests as well as the environment. Thanks, Barbara and Scott. It was the best vacation condo we could ask for!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories for a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely mountain retreat with us! Everything was just as described, and your helpful responsiveness to our questions was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! It was our first trip to Alaska and we were extremely impressed! The cabin was absolutely beautiful and very accommodating! We hope to stay here again someday and will definitely refer others to Scott and Barbara! Thank you so much for being so welcoming!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Cozy Home on Your Way

  • 5 of 5

This is the best rental house we have ever lived in,very cozy!My friends and I,7 people,lived in this house for 2nites.Scot and Barbara even prepare enough food for our breakfast and all the necessary instructions for us to stay comfortably. If you want to skii in Gridwood,the location is perfect. We drove to downtown of Anchorage is also convenient.

Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Extraordinary Experience

  • 5 of 5

Scott and Barbara have maintained a beautiful house in Girdwood, AK. They go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome with personal amenities like breakfast items, nice soaps and personal touches as needed. I travelled with my family, including two children under three and Scott and Barbara made our stay extremely comfortable. We enjoyed this house very much and whole heartedly recommend this to anyone going to Girdwood.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Day Lodge at ski resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Alyeska
Nearest Point of Interest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

(Winter Oct. 1st- May 15th) Snow Kiting,, Heli-skiing, (Summer May 15th- Oct. 1st) Tandem Paragliding Lessons, Jet Boat Tours, Kite Boarding Lessons, Paddle Boarding Lessons, Helicopter tours, Dog Sledding, Camping, Scenic train trips, sport fishing, wildlife and nature oriented day boat tours, glacier hikes and glacier viewing


Rates & Availability

Girdwood House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pets are not allowed unless approved in advance. Cleaning after check-out is included in rates.

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Alaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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