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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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 Alaska

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.

Amenities

Girdwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room area
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Large yard, At base of ski slopes, private seperate entrance, close to pedestrian walking/bike path

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Slope Side Experience

  • 5 of 5

Always favorite place to stay in Girdwood

Close to ski school,trails, and Forest Fair

Park and walk

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place, great service, will come again

  • 5 of 5

I was very surprised at how this rental was, it is just like home. Hey have everything from the coffee in the morning to the warm tea or coco at night. I will definitely rent again from the owners. Very nice, helpful, and Alaskan. We didn't have any issues so I didn't have to call them for anything during our stay, but I think they would have jumped if we did.

If your looking for a ski in ski out rental, this would work, my husband skied home every night we were here. I love that it's in the heart of Alyeska, walk to shops, dinner, and slopes. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the rental. You have a good kitchen/living room area, a full size washer and dryer, bedroom has a queen and a single bed, living room has a futon bed. You can easily sleep 6 people, and not be stepping over each other. Only downside is that there was no hair dryer, no biggy, if that was my only worry, life is good!😀򐀊

I will definitely recommend them to our friends and family, and we will absolutely be back to stay. For the location, space, and price it's well worth a trip to Alyeska!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here and will be booking here again anytime we make the trip down! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Great quiet place to enjoy with our 4 legged family member.

  • 5 of 5

The Wilkinson's were lovely hosts with a great affordable VRBO. The bed was clean and comfy. And so was the apartment. We loved the big windows to sit and watch the snow fly.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for small Family

  • 5 of 5

We just love this place and the owners are super friendly. We have stayed her twice now and are planning out 3rd stay right this minute. Nice kitchen. The living room in comfy and the bedroom is dark and quiet, we like that. A quick walk to the lift.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Stellar place for what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

A Slope Side Apartment was all we needed to feel right at home upon our arrival to Alaska. Wonderful location to the resort, and came with all necessary essentials. Was a pleasant surprise to even have it stocked with coffee! Ken was very informative and responsive to all our requests, which weren't many because the place was well kept. We were 5 guys and came prepared with an air mattress, which was helpful because the futon may have been a little tight to share, but for couples it would sleep 5 easily. Would most definitely think to stay here first if I make it back to Girdwood. Thanks again Ken!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Girdwood Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
$135
 

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

50% Deposit by check or money order. Cash or check upon arrival. No Credit cards accepted

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