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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable

22 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

Alaska Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Slope Side twice now and I'm sure we'll be back. Great location in Girdwood and comfortable apartment. Ken and Thalia are kind and responsive but give privacy. The apartment is ideal for us because our four-legged family member (the dog) gets to come with us, too. Ground floor apartment, which came in handy both stays due to first time being on crutches and second time having an infant. Thanks, Ken and Thalia!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back... the location is ideal (quick and easy access to all that Girdwood has to offer) and the unit itself is neat and tidy with all of the amenities of home. Thanks Ken & Thalia!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment with everything you need! Owners were friendly and cordial. Rental was clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we Needed

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Ken and Thalia for hosting us at the Slope Side Apartment. We were in Girdwood for a wedding, and this apartment had everything we needed for the time we were there. The apartment was quiet, private and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Ken and Thalia for hosting us! The apartment was comfortable and well-equipped with everything we needed. Had we come across any issues I'm certain our hosts would have helped out right away, but they gave us plenty of space and privacy. We'd love to come back in the winter since it's walking distance to the slopes!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at A Slope Side Apartment. The area is gorgeous and the unit very nice. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gold panning, outdoor photography, flightseeing, close to hiking/cross country skiing trails,

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Rates & Availability

Girdwood Apartment Rental Rates

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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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Amenities

Alaska Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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