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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable

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Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

A Slope Side Apartment is an economical alternative to Hotels, condos and B&B's. This private apartment has all the comforts and amenities to make yourself at home in an Alaskan mountain setting. With a separate entrance on the first floor, this unit has one bedroom with a queen and single bed and the couch/futon pulls out to another double bed in the living room. There is a washer and dryer in the unit and soap is provided. It is in a perfect location to walk to the restaurants and shops nearby, yet the street is very quiet and away from any traffic. A biking/walking trail is located two minutes from your door.

A Slope Side Apartment is located in Girdwood, just 35 miles south of Anchorage (50 mins. from Anchorage International Airport). Travelling down on the very scenic Seward Highway, you will enjoy specatular scenery and arrive to the friendly feeling of this small town in the forest. This area is considered the northern most expanse of the Pacific temperate rain forest. The lush mountains in the summer receive more than 600 inches of snow in the winter. Hanging glaciers surround the valley, connecting to the massive ice feilds of Prince William Sound. Bears, moose, dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles and other wildife is often seen in the area and right in town. Girdwood's small community is 'Alaska' and well worth the drive out of Anchorage.

Keywords: Apartment, self contained, vacation rental, Girdwood, 1 bedroom, house

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

Ken & Thalia moved to Alaska in 1989 from the New England area. Ken has been running an eco-adventure guiding service called Wilkinson Expeditions. He's a trained photographer and naturalist and has guided private groups in Alaska and other locations since 1995.Thalia is an elementary school art teacher and runs a summer art camp for kids in Girdwood We both like gardening, there is a green house on location and together we built the wood fired sauna in the back yard.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Why The Owner chose Girdwood

We fell in love with Alaska. We bought the house in Girdwood because of the outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities nearby. It is not far from Anchorage and the drive is one of the most scenic drives in the country. We see alot of wildlife in the area and back yard and the photo opportunities are endless. Girdwood is a small town surrounded by hundreds of square miles of National and State Forest. With less than 1500 people when we moved here, now approximately 2200, it is very friendly with a strong community spirit. We both like winter and skiing and this small town offers the Alyeska Ski Resort, many cross country trails and lots of snow.


Girdwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Large yard, At base of ski slopes, private seperate entrance, close to pedestrian walking/bike path


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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Had a great stay. The place was clean and nice.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. This place was cute and clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice clean place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

A nice, clean large apartment that allowed our dog which is important to us. Communication was good but would like to be able to pay by CC.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a short or long stay.

  • 5 of 5

A great relaxing place. This was our 2nd stay. It has everything we need. Will definately return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very clean, comfortable and close to the slopes, restaurants and great walking destinations! Thanks to our hosts for warming up the sauna while we were there, it was a much appreciated birthday treat.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great pet-friendly location for a quick get-away.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property twice and hope to do so again. It is a great place for a quick weekend get-away for folks who live in Anchorage. It is cheaper than Alyeska and the owners allowed us to bring our dogs. The kitchen had everything we needed to make both breakfast and dinner. The location is perfect for walking to local restaurants, trailheads, and to Alyeska. It is quiet, safe, and comfortable. Thank you, Ken and Thalia!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cozy apartment is great for groups and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Slope Side was great. We were a group of four and were very comfortable. The apartment was clean and the area is very quiet. I would recommend Slope Side especially for groups of 3 or 4 people.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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gold panning, outdoor photography, flightseeing, close to hiking/cross country skiing trails,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

Base rate.... $135/night for stays of two or more nights.....$150 for single night stays, $20 additional for more then three adults

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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