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Jeffrey and Danith Watts

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

YEAR ROUND: 4-Acre Mountain View Retreat, 2-King-Bedroom Cedar Home

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Juneau Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Fireweed House provides lodging for travelers who prefer complete privacy, with the convenience of an 8-minute drive to the downtown Juneau historic district. In this secluded location, there are no other visible neighboring houses.

Located on a 4-acre parcel on Douglas Island--just a short drive across the bridge to Juneau--Fireweed House offers an all-cedar Guest House--with vaulted ceilings, 2 king bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom with carrara marble vanity and glass walk-in shower plus laundry, wood burning stove, luxurious linens, a 900-square foot wrap-around deck with gas BBQ, marble-tile and slate floors, Italian tile counter tops, plus many features including a 5-burner gas range, Wi-Fi, and Cable TV.

For couples traveling together, additional sleeping and privacy may be added with Fireweed Apartment which accommodates 2 adults with a queen pillow-top bed, another private bath (this one with a combined shower/ jacuzzi tub), a second kitchen, and a second gas BBQ. The additional space also has access to a separate laundry.

Choose Fireweed House and you will not be disappointed--whether you are on vacation, looking for a business retreat, searching for a stopover during relocation, or a short-term rental--look to a new experience over a hotel and you will be pleasantly surprised with this beautiful location!!

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeffrey and Danith Watts (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jeffrey and Danith Watts

Jeff and Danith met in Alaska over 30 years ago and decided to share the joy and the beauty of their homes in the Tongass National Forest with other travelers. They created and established AK Fireweed House and Guest House complex and have continued to improve the standard of excellence for visitor lodging to Juneau for more than 20 years.

Jeffrey and Danith Watts purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Jeffrey and Danith Watts chose Juneau

This unique property is comprised of three separate homes on a four-acre parcel--there are no other such properties available to visitors in the Juneau area.

The Guest House is totally secluded but is connected by a short, lighted wetlands path to the Main House where the owners reside to provide on-sight management and travel advice if desired. In developing the property, the pristine Alaskan wilderness and the magnificent views have been maintained --yet all in close proximity to the many Juneau travel adventures, shopping, and dining.

And with the ability to add Fireweed Apartment, larger groups traveling together can stay at the same complex but enjoy their own independent private, plush accommodations.

What makes this cabin unique

As we developed AK Fireweed House, we wanted to maintain the incredible warmth and the special touches of the Guest House, the lovely view and the ambiance of the Apartment, and the details that would convey to guests just how much we care about the success of each and every traveler's stay in Juneau.

Reviews

4.1
based on 10 traveler reviews

YEAR ROUND: 4-Acre Mountain View Retreat, 2-King-Bedroom Cedar Home
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews
Wrangell, Alaska U.S.A
5

Happy Family

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded all my expectations. It was a true winter wonderland. The house was cozy and gave the feel of being in a cabin in the middle of the woods. It was truly an oasis in the trees. The twinkling lights on the path leading to the door made for a magical first impression, and after a day of shopping in crowds it was nice to feel like you were disappearing into the woods. Soaking in the jacuzzi tub, while the fire crackled, was exactly what I needed after battling the holiday crowds. Definitely the best place I've stayed in Juneau, ever. Will make it the only place I stay from now on. Perfect for family with full Kitchen and Washer and Dryer, and being pet friendly it made even the family pets feel at home. Usually after traveling you can't wait to get home;However with this rental I hated to leave our little sanctuary in the woods. Thanks for a memorable Relaxing stay, just what this family needed. Eventhough we are from Alaska, this rental made us feel part of the true Alaska Wilderness. Deeer tracks in the snow right off the porch and friendly little squirrels running along the porch railing. This was just an incredibly special place to stay. It made the whole trip a great experience. I found my family just wanting to hang out instead of going in to town. This would be a great place to get away from it all and reconnect with family. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, Heather and family! We look forward to seeing you again next year. And thank you for taking such good care of our Guest hideaway. Happy Holidays to all! Jeff and Danith
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5

Wonderful people!! Beautiful and private!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a month and Jeff and Danith were wonderful. They were very helpful and very good at giving us our privacy. If we needed anything it was taken care of right away. I highly recommend this place to anyone.

Tina

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely note, Tina. You were terrific, considerate guests and we are very pleased that you have decided to make Juneau your home. The coffee pot is always on; stop in any time! Jeff and Danith
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Eckert, Colorado
5

Alaskan Fireweed House is Fine

  • 5 of 5

Great place to base out of while staying in Juneau. Room for 4 or 5 with very nice accommodations. Save a few bucks by taking advantage of the cooking facilities which include a grill on the deck. Even on the Summer Solstice, the trees lend a light dampening effect so sleeping is easy. Tty it, you'll like it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our hope that all of our guests can have the experience you and your family had. We do our utmost to provide comfort and privacy for all of our visitors. Perhaps we will see you as well in the future. Thank you for joining us!! Jeffrey and Danith
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3

Lovely space, bring earplugs.

  • 3 of 5

Very welcoming hosts. Go for the quiche - especially if you won't have time to cook when you arrive. Delicious. As you enter it smells of wonderful cedar. Very cozy but well spaced out living/dining area. Nice jacuzzi tub kept 4 adults clean without running low on hot water. Walls of bedroom are thin, and unfortunately you can hear everything going on in the adjacent rooms. Being next to the bathroom you hear all the plumbing. The other room has very noisy hot water tank and both bedrooms have aging, clanging baseboards. We solved this by wearing earplugs and turning off the heat at night. There were plenty of blankets but it made for a cold morning in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a relaxing weekend in Juneau. We had more than enough space. It was great being tucked into such a quiet and beautiful setting. We had a chance to rest and re-charge, and would love to stay again another time.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
4

Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Four of us rented this cabin for the weekend. It was very comfortable, clean and cozy. Every time we left we could not wait to get back.

We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings back to our New York friends! So glad that you were able to take a couple days off from your busy work schedule to enjoy the peace, calm, and privacy of the Guest House. Hope to see all of you the next time you venture to Alaska! Our best wishes, Jeffrey and Danith
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Hangar at the Wharf
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Auke Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
North Douglas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Hangar at the Wharf
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Douglas Island 4-acre parcel/ 8 min. from downtown***

Juneau is a beautiful state capital with many contrasts--the icy landscapes of winter, the refreshing rain in our forever-green landscape, the crisp blue summer skies with billowy white clouds, the long daylight of summer (18+ hours in June), and the short daylight of winter (about 6 1/2 in December).

With the 1,500 square mile Juneau Icefield at our backdoor, we always encourage summer guests to book a flightseeing trip or a helicopter ride to get the birds-eye view of this magnificent glacial landscape. Another absolute 'must' for our visitors is the Tracy Arm Fjord cruise--a day-long adventure for you and your family (children must be 6 and older)--if you want to watch for whales, seals, bears, mountain goats and eagles and see huge icebergs up close, this is the day-long trip for you!

With time and this location as your home base, consider adding a day-long trip to Skagway to experience the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad with an excursion to the Summit; a day at Admiralty Island National Monument to the Brown Bear Sanctuary--guided and unguided brown bear viewing is best in July and August; a zipline adventure; enjoy the Tram ride up Mount Roberts for beautiful hiking or just for lunch; a day-long king salmon or halibut fishing charter; a walking tour of the Juneau historic district; sea kayaking; the Mendenhall Glacier--one of the few glaciers in the world to which you can drive; and days and days of incredible hiking and exploring around the Juneau area!

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Rates & Availability

Juneau Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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High Season Summer Rates
May 16 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$429
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$329
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
One-time Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Quoted Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50.00 per night, per additional guest (please call us for a revised quote if you have additional guests). A one-time turnover/cleaning fee ($200-300 depending on the booking length) is added to each stay.

Accidental Property Damage Protection ($99 one-time fee) is required on all reservations--processed at the time of booking through CSA, HomeAway Inc.'s partner for this protection. Cancellation policy is 60 days prior to arrival.

Monthly rentals of 30+ days will not incur the 12% city/borough lodging tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Juneau Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Walk-in Shower/ Marble Vanity + full-size washer/dryer
  • Fully remodeled in November 2015--Carrara Marble vanity added + large glass walk-in shower, surround-tile and glass-tile accents. This bathroom also features a full-size stackable washer/dryer. Owner provides hand/shower soap; shampoo and conditioner; biodegradable laundry detergent. Guests are also provided with cozy bathrobes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    In Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-length sofa + very firm futon to accommodate 1-2 youths
  • King size beds (1) Two King bedrooms in Guest House, Queen size Beds (1) One queen pillow-top bed in Fireweed Apartment (as supplementary accommodation), Full-length sofas (not sofa-beds) in both the Guest House and in Fireweed Apartment for additional sleeping, (1) Portable baby crib available upon request,
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
As owners/ and on-site managers, we are available in the Main House to check you in and help you if you need assistance. We highly value your privacy and strive to provide a quiet retreat and relaxing environment for all of our guests.

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