|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
Big thanks to Carol and Les for making our trip out to Fairbanks an amazing one and allowing us to stay in their beautiful home. Carol has always been great at answering great questions and updating us on everything. Even sending us the Aurora and weather forecasts as that was our main reason for going. On top of being extra cool and allowing us flexibility on the check in and check out time do the nature of the flight schedule. Would highly recommend any of my friends stay there on their visit to Fairbanks and we will definitely be visiting again soon!
Thanks Carol & Les!
-Yuichi & Yiyi
Carol and Les were the best homeowners that we have rented from. Carol was so kind to keep us up to date with weather changes. My husband recently fractured his ankle and is using a knee scooter. The rental property is very Handicap accessible . Carol even found a shower bench for him to use for safety. In addition Les and Carol offered suggestions for activities that we were able to take advantage of despite his mobility issues. We were so surprised to see such a New Years Eve Celebration in Fairbanks...what a treat. The Auroras were not really visible, but on a clear day we drove to Denali National Park and saw Denali Mt. in full glory. Thank you for a wonderful trip and start to 2017.
This is definitely a home away from home that is very nice with everything you need plus plenty of space in the yard. Surrounded by trees in a quiet neighborhood which is relaxing.
This property is top rated. It is so comfortable and like home. It even had the added touch of DirectTv so we could chill and watch football for a bit between excursions. Les and Carol were amazing hosts. They ensured we were comfortable and knew how to use the condo amenities. They offered suggestions of where to go to see the Northern Lights and left information regarding activities. And Carol even texted me to let me know the forecast had changed and the lights were going to be active. Sadly, we only saw the faint beginnings due to weather. We want to come back!
The location is perfect for a launching point to the various activities in and surrounding Fairbanks.
Thanks Les and Carol for a great experience!!!
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!
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 26 2016 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee||$50 + Tax|
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.