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Michele Palatas

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

Charming, cozy cottage duplex, bright and airy, perfect location!

17 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Anchorage House Rental Photos and Description

one bedroom, one full bathroom, sleeps one to three

The Cottage GuestHouse is a fully furnished one bedroom, side by side duplex. The guesthouse has a private entrance, fenced yard, wireless internet, flat screen cable TV, stocked kitchen, full bath, washer/dryer and parking next to the unit. The duplex is one of two duplexes on the property. You may rent both the Cabin and the Cottage, side by side duplex if you require two bedrooms or more!

Convenient to everywhere! Minutes from downtown, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Joint base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska, Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals, Alaska Native Medical Center. Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants, namely Glacier Brewhouse, Orso, Sacks, Simon and Seafort's, Crush, offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. And my favorite breakfast at Snow City Cafe!

Fabulous shopping from Nordstrom to boutiques like Second Run, Blush, Skinny Raven in the SoNo District and stores specializing in Alaska hand-crafted arts and crafts, Once in a Blue Moose, Cabin Fever and many more.

Summer and Winter outdoor activities abound in the nearby Chugach National Forest, Russian Jack Park and Coastal Trail. Enjoy world class skiing at Alyeska in Girdwood. Come join us for Fur Rondy in February, and the Iditarod is a great time to come in March!

And heading out of town: Easy access to the Seward Highway heading south to Girdwood and the Kenai Peninsula, and to the Glen Highway heading north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Wasilla, Palmer, Denali National Park, Fairbanks.

South to Portage Glacier and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the old mining town of Hope and on to the Kenai Lake and River.

North to Wasilla, the home of the Iditarod, MuskOx Farm, Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine, the quaint town of Talkeetna, lunch stop before heading to Denali National Park, Fairbanks and the Arctic.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Michele Palatas (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michele Palatas

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I moved to Alaska in 1998 to work in Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay, in the Arctic on the Beaufort Sea. I quickly became enchanted with this beautiful place we call Alaska! If you love the outdoors, this is the place!

Michele Palatas purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Palatas chose Anchorage

I purchased this duplex in 2002 along with two more, and made four of the units, fully furnished guesthouses.You may rent both the Cottage and the Cabin (3584196) if you require more room. Since then I have had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world to our city nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.

What makes this house unique

The convenience of being near to downtown and midtown, the Seward Highway heading south and the Glenn Highway heading north, make this a perfect location to get out and experience Anchorage and nearby attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for renting us this little cottage! Jeff and I had a wonderful time here and will be back and staying here if possible.

The extra homey touches were the icing on the cake.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Charming, cozy cottage duplex, bright and airy, perfect location!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 42 reviews
Phoenix,Arizona / United States
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the most charming cottage ever! My wife and I stayed for two weeks and couldn't have asked for more. Michele is such a sweet lady and will help you out with any questions or suggestions you might ask for. Extremely clean and well stocked. After being out all day it was a pleasure coming home to the cottage. Thank you so much Michele for everything including the muffins and milk that were waiting for us when we arrived! I wouldn't hesitate a second staying again! The pictures are accurate as to what to expect. Perfect stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your awesome review! I appreciate your patronage and your generosity in taking the time to write this gracious review. And I know how much you enjoyed traveling while here.......Alaska is truly an amazing experience! Thank you again for sharing! Michele.
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North Pole, AK
5

Great Place to Stay in Anchorage!

  • 5 of 5

I think that this is a great place to stay. We usually stay here when our boys are doing football or wrestling. The owner is very accommodating to our dog and we are able to make healthy meals and do our laundry while we are there. I like that the location is centralized and accessible to many places in Anchorage. We love it so much that we left our Moose's Tooth Rootbeer Jug there for whoever wants to order great rootbeer at Moose's Tooth. Michele is warm, welcoming, and is available for any questions. We will definitely return to this facility in the future. Enjoy the guestbook and the yummy chocolates she leaves every stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a surprise! So great to hear from you! Thank you for the thoughtful review! See you sometime soon! Michele.
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed there for about 30 days back in April 2015. I was in Anchorage for a month working at the Alaska Native Medical Center. The accommodations were excellent and I was very comfortable there for my stay. It was especially nice having access to laundry facilities in the unit, and I used the suggested attractions list on the weekends.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Cottage is exactly what you are looking for

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 days at the Cottage in December...and it was the best decision I made. The Cottage was the perfect size for me with a living room, separate bedroom and a full stocked kitchen. Michele makes sure that you have everything that you need for the perfect stay. Communication with Michele is exactly what you would expect from someone who takes pride in their rental and is a genuinely warm and kind person. Upon arrival, Michele had provided blueberry muffins and milk so that I would have something for breakfast for my first morning...it was a very nice touch and a very welcome surprise.

The location is very close to downtown and easy access to all parts of the city. The assigned parking space was great and provided convenient access to the cottage.

If you are looking for a cozy and convenient to spend your time in Anchorage, I would highly recommend that you consider the Cottage.

Thanks for everything Michele.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review! My goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I look forward to having you back at one of my guesthouses. Best regards! Michele.
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5

Excellent owner!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed for four nights. Michele was helpful and accommodating! I was thoroughly impressed by the amount of spices, condiments, etc that were in the house! Usually I have to purchase all of what I need when I arrive. I would highly recommend staying here! If available, and the need arises, I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure meeting you and accommodating you and your daughter at the Cottage! I look forward to having you back at one of my guesthouses when back in Anchorage. Thank you for your lovely review! Michele.
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5

Cozy clean inviting cottage

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are very accurate. It was a perfect place to stay for 2 or 3 people. It was very clean cozy and relaxing to stay here. You can tell this cottage is well maintained and Michele was great at answering all my questions whenever I emailed her. The little extras (kitchen bags, laundry soap, Tupperware) were very useful. I will definitely look to stay here again in the future. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca........Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is my pleasure having you at one of the guesthouses. I look forward to having you back when visiting Alaska! Best regards, Michele.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glen and Seward Highways
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

The Cottage GuestHouse is conveniently located in the Fairview District, just between downtown and midtown. The view to the east is the vast Chugach Mountain Range, and to the west, one mile to downtown Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Nearby is New Sagaya City Market, Europa Bakery and Kaladi Brothers Cafe.

Close to shopping, bus lines, restaurants, cultural attractions. Anchorage boasts the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, great restaurants, namely Glacier Brewhouse, Orso, Sacks, Simon and Seafort's, Crush, offering fresh fish caught in Alaska waters and vegetables grown in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. And my favorite breakfast at Snow City Cafe!

Ski: A drive thirty minutes south on one of the most beautiful drives in the world, will take you to Alyeska Resort and the best skiing in and around southcentral Alaska!

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Rates & Availability

Anchorage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2015 - May 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
$525
$1,550
 
 
High Season
May 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$945
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
$525
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Visa, MC, cash, check accepted. Less than seven night stay: Low season $85/night; Hi season $165/night.
Cleaning fee: $75.00 less than thirty nights; stays of 30 -60 days Clean fee is $150.00; more than 60 night stay, $250.00 cleaning fee.

To hold the reservation, half of total booking via check; Balance due thirty days before arrival.
Six weeks cancellation notice required for refund, less a 25% administration fee, unless Cottage is re-booked.

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Amenities

Anchorage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has been newly tiled, has plush cotton towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom has a full-size bed with down comforter and lots of pillows. There is a full-size futon in the living room with extra sheets, blankets and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The Cottage is a one level floor side by side duplex, with just two steps up to the doorway. There are two duplexes on the property. Each duplex is separately fenced, although you do share yards with other dogs on the property. Friendly dogs are welcome on approval. Smoking is permitted outdoors. There is off-street parking right next to the unit.

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