|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Perfect for the short term traveler, extended stays (over a month) are available, too. Please read our reviews before you look elsewhere, to see how our guests feel. This beautiful newly remodeled, 780 sq.ft. one bedroom apartment has all new furnishings and better than hotel quality details. Private separate entrance on the ground floor. One bedroom with queen sized bed, all new bedding & new premium mattress. Apartment can accomodate up to 4 people, but it is best for single person, a couple, or a family. Free wi-fi Internet, flat panel TV with free cable, office/den in apartment with FAX/copier. Full bathroom includes washer & dryer, hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner. Fully equipped kitchen with all dishes, pots & pans, cooking utensils, basic spices, etc. Morning coffee is provided. It is conveniently located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, (3 miles), and 8 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from shopping.
The view from the window is a mix of spruce, birch and aspen trees. Flower gardens, including iris and lilacs, and a vegetable garden are on the property. In the Summer, we are close to the botanical garden at UAF, and in the Winter, if the auroras are out, they are very likely to be seen right over our house, with no city light pollution to dilute them.
Les & Carol Smallwood, have been residents in Fairbanks, Alaska, for over 23 years. This home you'd be staying at has been built by Les. The year purchased just indicates the year we purchased the piece of land it sits on. Located among aspen and spruce trees, the apartment suite is on the lower lever and was just remodeled. We have three dogs (all friendly and will not bother you), we love our location and privacy and hope you'll consider staying with us. We look forward to making your stay memorable.
Carol or Les Smallwood purchased this apartment in 1991
This piece of property is a total of 2.5 acres that was purchased by Les Smallwood in 1991, and then he began the process of clearing the woods and building the house you see today on it. We picked this part of town because it is near the University, doesn't have a lot of commercial business cluttering and hiding the natural beauty of the area, it is private and quiet, and it is still very close and convenient to everything in town. It is also located within the best schools' districts in the city, ensuring that our kids would go to the best public schools available.
Living with woods all around means privacy, and that you may get visits from the local moose. The air is fresh, and the water tastes good right out of the faucet, no filtering needed. If you are here in the Summer, the days are long and beautiful. In the Winter, the auroras are clear and strong, without any city light pollution.
Finally got to go to Fairbanks. Life long dream. If you get a chance to stay in Fairbanks, you must look into staying here. Les and Carol are absolutely some of the best people I have ever met! The apartment was like home. Everything was comfortable. More than comfortable. When I travel, I normally have a hard time sleeping and just being comfortable. But this place was like being in my own bed. I cannot say one bad thing about it. Way more than I had expected. There was snow and ice on the roads the whole time I was there and Les made sure the driveway and parking was maintained everyday. Les and Carol were always making sure everything was good for me. Les took me to the ice carving show one evening which I had planned to do anyway, but it was sure nice to have the company. It was like having my own personal tour guide. Then we went up to Ester Dome and he showed me the Aurora. It was not very strong that night but Les definitely showed me what to look for and I saw it several times on my own a few days after that. Simply amazing!!! Les and Carol can and will suggest any thing that you may find of interest. The drives and sights that they suggested are permanently embedded in my mind now. No place like I have ever been. Karina and Cooper, (their dogs) came to check on my everyday also. Wonderful, friendly dogs!! If you come to Fairbanks, there are 2 things that you MUST do. One is to make sure you go eat at the Loose Moose Cafe and the other is stay here with Les and Carol! You will not regret either. The month that I was there was the best time of my life. I know that had I stayed in a hotel, my stay would only have been a fraction of what it was. Les and Carol were a huge part of my stay being as great as it was and I can't thank them enough and so glad that I can now call them friends.
Just minutes from the airport, yet away from the city lights - this beautiful cabin gave us beautiful views of the aurora each of the 3 nights that we spent there. We had initially booked for 3 adults and my toddler son. But when my parents decided to join us, Carol and Les were very accommodating and made arrangements so that all of us could sleep comfortably.They guided us to places we could visit and where to get good food. Not only that - even after we checked out Carol texted me to ask if we were okay - and that is not something you find everyday ..We had a great time and we know where we will be staying next time we are in Fairbanks!
Real nice apartment, easy to find, woods were beautiful, bed really comfortable, enjoyed myself there
Thanks to Les and Carol for a very comfortable stay at their apartment. The apartment is extremely clean and roomy. The hosts provided great information and ideas of things to do in the area. Since we were working on the road, good wifi was very important and worked perfectly. I would highly recommend their apartment to anyone.
We have very good experience in staying this cosy and well equiped home. The facilities are more than enough and equipment all in good conditions. The owner Carols and Les are very friendly and will give you lot of detailed information on this area. The decoration of the houses are impresive and the beds are confortable.
The location is out of the town but very easy to locate by GPS and very close to highway and Safeway. The road is being reconstructed and will be good soon.
If the small bed room has a window, it will be better for our family.
Wonderful apartment in a convenient location. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as a night at home! Useful information was provided about the area and Carole stopped by to make sure everything was going well.
We are located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, on the west side of town, only 8 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from shopping, yet still secluded, private wooded setting. In the Summer, we are very close to the botanical garden, and the UAF Large Animal Research station with musk ox and caribou, (reindeer). In the Winter, the auroras can be seen going right over our house!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
More than a 30 day stay is negotiable, also an extended stay of more than 2 weeks is negotiable. The rates are based on a 2 person occupancy, each extra person is an additional $25 per night. Borough bed tax 8%
Check in time is usually not before 3pm, unless a prior arrangement has been made with owner.
Check out time on departure day is 11am, unless there is a prior arrangement with the owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.