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Carol or Les Smallwood

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Private Wooded Setting, Comfortable, Convenient and 37- 5 STAR REVIEWS & Auroras

38 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Fairbanks Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A Private Woods, Close to Town, only 3 miles from University of Alaska!

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol or Les Smallwood (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Carol or Les Smallwood

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

Why Carol or Les Smallwood chose Alaska

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

Private Wooded Setting, Comfortable, Convenient and 37- 5 STAR REVIEWS & Auroras
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Best time of my life!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you so much for the wonderful write-up! We definitely do call you our friend, and hope you can come back up here again, this time in the summer. Then we can show you a whole bunch of other great things to see in the Fairbanks area. We were so happy to make your stay a pleasure, that's how we think of Alaska, a little bit of magic, where you can find some of the wonder you had when you were young. A place to capture some of that again!Keep in touch with us!
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5

Beautiful house ...made even better by warm and accommodating hosts!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! we enjoyed meeting you and your family, and we are so glad the auroras and weather cooperated, and you saw them every night of your stay! Please come and stay with us again! Carol & Les
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Real nice apartment, easy to find, woods were beautiful, bed really comfortable, enjoyed myself there

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thanks for the review, you were a very nice guest to have and I'm glad you were comfortable and close to your daughter! Please stay with us if you return! Carol & Les
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5

Perfect stay for a business traveler!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, Thank you very much for the review, and we're glad our place had everything you needed, and was comfortable for you in your travels! Working while you are also on vacation seems like a perfect situation, enjoy your journeys! Please return to our place if you come this way again. Carol & Les
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5

best home we have ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review of our place, Zhou! We enjoyed having your family stay here with us, and we are glad you were comfortable and liked our house. We hope you had a great time in Fairbanks, overall! Please come back and stay with us later in the Fall next time, and there will be more chance to see the auroras. Your hosts, Carol & Les
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5

Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review, and we are happy you chose us to stay with! Please come back and stay with us again if you get back up here! Carol & Les
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University of Alaska Museum of the North
"Beautiful unique building with exceptional Arctic collection of artifacts, wildlife specimen..."
Large Animal Research Station
Georgeson Botanical Garden
"Wonderful garden of local flora and vegetables that can be grown up here successfully."
Creamers Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
"Trails to walk, waterfowl to view at certain times of year, wonderful wild place to visit an..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Blue Loon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fairbanks Golf & Country Club, on Farmers Loop Rd
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lemon Grass -Thai
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Fairbanks Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fairbanks Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Premium new queen mattress, and the smaller room, which doubles as an office for the business traveler, also has a twin bed in it.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Morning coffee & tea is provided, visitors guides and local knowledge available, please query if shuttle from airport is needed

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