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A City View Rental, Downtown-Gov't Hill

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,326 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 180 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Defining the Alaskan experience, A City View Rental is situated on Government Hill, Anchorage's most historic and charming neighborhood. The neighborhood overlooks downtown proper one mile away. The suite is a very bright and cheerful daylight basement. It is a quick 10 minute walk to downtown proper and all of the activities and shopping the downtown area has to offer.

Several parks in the neighborhood offer views of downtown, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Susitna, Cook Inlet, Knik Arm and the Port of Anchorage. A five minute walk will get you to world class salmon fishing at Ship Creek during fishing season.

Also a short ten minute walk is the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail where you can ski, bike or walk and enjoy the coastal beauty to your heart's content. The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, The Egan and Dena'ina Convention Centers, and The Anchorage Museum of History and Art are just minutes away.

The Iditarod starts less than a mile from the house. You can enjoy the winter festivities and be home in no time when you're ready for some hot cocoa and a movie! Or, in the Summer, enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in the backyard around the fire pit after a hard day of fishing, shopping or sightseeing. We purchased the house in 1991 and are the 2nd owners. It has been continually and lovingly updated and improved since we bought it. The most recent additions were a brand new kitchen in the rental (2013) and a whole house generator (2015) so as not to be inconvenienced should we have a power outage.

Beautifully decorated, it was put together with a little bit of romance and a lot of comfort in mind. The 1326 square foot suite welcomes you with a bright and cheerful entry. Ample extras are intended to make your stay very special and memorable. We will stock the unit with groceries prior to your arrival at your request and for an additional fee.

It is intended to be a true home away from home, where you can enjoy a private experience in a perfect location on a beautiful property. Your hosts are immediately available should you need anything to make your stay more enjoyable.

We truly look forward to welcoming you as you plan your journey to Alaska. We are grateful that you are interested in staying at our vacation rental.

Keywords: Beautiful home, Downtown, Government Hill, Close to Base. Fishing, Mt. McKinley view,

More Details

Laura Pannone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Laura Pannone

Laura is a lifelong Alaskan. Her adventure-seeking family moved here from Southern Californiaha when she was just one year old in 1965. Her family loves the Alaskan outdoors and all of the activities and majestic beauty it offers. Laura is an artist. Some of her work hangs in the B&B, and special aritistic touches abound outside on the decks and in the fenced yard. If you want shopping, dining, entertainment, sightseeing, day trip, or fishing advice, we're here to help! In April of 2011, her family traveled to France and Italy for three weeks and absolutely fell in love with the people, culture, scenery, and history.

Laura Pannone purchased this house in 1991

Why Laura Pannone chose Government Hill

It's perfectly located on a corner lot in a beautiful and charming destination-neighborhood close to everything, but quiet, safe and friendly.

What makes this house unique

One mile from downtown in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, close to trails and parks right outside your door.


Government Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1326 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious and decorated in comforting and and relaxing hues and materials. Lots of extras provided. Just bring your toothbrush!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2), European-style sofa loungers (2). The two sofa-loungers in the living room can convert to double beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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A City View Rental, Downtown-Gov't Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Moved to Alaska

  • 5 of 5

I was moving to Anchorage and found Laura through VRBO. The place was great (really spacious and clean) and Laura has been an invaluable resource!

The location is central, you can walk downtown to restaurants, the Weekend Market (summer), great bars, coastal trail access. It's reasonably priced for a cab if you need to travel further into the city, or an easy drive into town.

I would absolutely recommend staying here, great space anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time in Alaska

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place. Just what we needed for our stay in Anchorage with our family of 5 adults. Laura made us feel so welcome, with homemade banana bread and wonderful breakfast foods. In addition, she added so many other nice touches to make us feel very comfortable. We loved visiting with both her and her sweet dog, Luka, but felt the freedom to come and go. We loved being able prepare our dinner after buying our seafood at the local market. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Anchorage. So much better than staying in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Derby, Kansas

Great place to stay while in Anchorage!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, large rooms and furnished just like you would your home! It is a fully equipped two bedroom apartment. The proprietor, Laura, was a great hostess! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

The Perfect Intro to Anchorage!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described. Comfortable, clean, quiet and quaint. Thanks for a cozy and relaxed intro to anchorage. With downtown only 8 mins. away, situated in a quiet residential neighborhood we felt right at home and smiled every time we passed the swollen, cold, congested hotels of downtown.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is so great!!! It is clean nicely decorated. The extras that Laura puts into it makes it even more special. I was so grateful when we arrived to see that breakfast was already provided for us.we got in late and was so happy that I wouldn't have to wake up early to run out for something to feed my little girl. We seriously has a hard time leaving doing our errands because the home is so comfy. I will for sure be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tammy. I really enjoyed having your family here and look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Clean, Spacious, Walking Distance to Downtown Anchorage

  • 5 of 5

This B&B is all that it posts and more! We arrived around 1am in the morning from a late flight and all three of us were pleasantly surprised to find a fully stocked kitchen of foods, snacks, fruit, treats, drinks, yogurt, etc... waiting for us. The interior is clean and spacious and the bedrooms are at opposite ends of the hall offering privacy from one another. Every possible detail to attention has been met to ensure guests needs are met. It doesn't hurt either that the décor is cute, original and unique. Laura was available at our every need yet not imposing at all. We found her extremely helpful and friendly and fell in love with her pet. We especially enjoyed that we could either walk are take a minutes drive to reach downtown Anchorage or any of the nearby sites. Will definitely return when our travels take us to Anchorage again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Whittier, AK
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Eagle Glen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
New Seward (Hwy 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.6 Miles
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (x-country)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Car: recommended

Right above the heart of downtown and central to all of the must-see/must-do activities. Beautiful views abound from the nine parks in the immediate neighborhood. A quick one-mile trip gets you to downtown shops and restaurants, with local artists fare and uniquely fresh and tasty Alaskan cuisine. The Alaska Native Heritage Museum is a wonderful and welcoming place to learn about and visit with Alaska Natives and their history.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning-Minimum $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. First month rent plus security deposit required to hold reservation. Pet fee $50/month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.