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A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable

24 Reviews
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Girdwood 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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 24 traveler reviews

A Slope Side Apartment by Alyeska Resort. Private, Affordable
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location, great owners, great service and amenities. Super short walk to ski hill, trails, shops, food, anything. If we get to Girdwood again, we won't look anywhere else to stay. Probably even plan trip around availability here.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable stay in Girdwood

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ken and Thalia for a wonderful place to stay in the coastal Anchorage area! The apartment was very easily accessible as it was first floor, and comfortable for four people encompassing four generations (myself, my husband, my mother and my adult daughter). The washer and dryer were a nice convenience, too - and the soap was also provided! The kitchen was found to have some necessities in the fridge and cupboards as well, again a welcome find.

The apartment was a good location for us while on the southern coast of Alaska, enabling us to make day trips to Seward, Whittier, Anchorage, and nearby points of interest. While this was most likely a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska for us, if by chance we do ever make it back we would certainly look into staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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
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gold panning, outdoor photography, flightseeing, close to hiking/cross country skiing trails,


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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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Girdwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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