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Property Details

Updated: Mar 24, 2015
4 Bedroom home with optional cabin, 3.50 bath, 2 kitchens, deck, hot tub, grill

The Girdwood Suite Retreat has some very unique and special features: The house & cabins are located on 0.6 acres surrounded by old growth forest and is one of the largest parcels of land close to the base of the Alyeska Day Lodge. The home was constructed in 2001 by EECC, one of the top custom home builders in Alaska. Our home is 3000 square feet designed to be open and comfortable. - It has one of the largest private outdoor decks(1000SQF) in Girdwood with a covered hot tub with a view of the Alyeska tram and the ski resort.

The features of our home include four bedrooms - 1 king, 5 queens and 1 single located in the walk-in master closet, full size front load washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen.

In addition to the house, we have an 800 square foot Cabin with full kitchen, bathroom with shower, 2 full beds and a full click-clack futon.

The combination of the house and cabin make a total of 10 sleeping areas that accommodate 19 comfortably.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska and only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier and marine tours and Prince William Sound. Your hosts, Bill and Sue Connell

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  • Sleeps 19
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Owners Bill & Sue Connell have been Girdwood residents for over 10 years. 2015 is the 11th Anniversary for the Girdwood Suite Retreat. Bill and Sue met in Girdwood at a wedding reception hosted by Bill. Sue worked for another local company in town. Bill officiated the wedding of two dear friends from Florida - who returned the favor and officiated their wedding in June of 2013 at their in New Symrna Beach, Florida. Bill and Sue look forward to sharing their home with you and your guests.

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44 Reviews

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Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived Saturday evening for a weekend in Girdwood and were thrilled with our stay. The property was beautifully maintained, the rooms were spotless, the beds very comfortable, and the location is central to everything Girdwood has to offer. Our favorite part was being outside on the spacious & private deck, enjoying the fireplace, hot tub, and the view. We have stayed at other locations in Girdwood, but this was definitely our favorite. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a getaway in Girdwood!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

Lauer wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had 16 of us stay here for our son's wedding that took place at the Crow Creek Gold Mine (great venue). Sue and Bill were wonderful in answering any questions that arose. The house was clean and well maintained, fully equipped with all that was needed. Nobody felt cramped. The beds were comfortable. We're already planning a reunion with this property in mind. I would highly recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We look forward to your next visit. See you soon.
Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

great house

  • 5 of 5
house was well equipped great deck and hot tub close to restaurants had a great stay hope to be back next year mark fiore
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Girdwood Suite Retreat. We look forward to your return.
Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

As advertised

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house and walking distance to all what Girdwood has to offer. Took a group of 5 customers from Seattle and they enjoy the house and the central location. (To Whittier-20 minutes and Seward 1.5 hours-fishing trips) Would recommend this to anyone who is looking at the Girdwood area. (Business group or families)
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, we look forward to your next visit.
Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

Excellent location in Girdwood.

  • 4 of 5
Location is great and walking distance to all the points of interest in Girdwood. House is as advertised.....clean and very impressive interior. Backyard deck and BBQ area is very open and accessible. Of all the houses/condos I have rented, this ranks as one of the best!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Executive Home and Cabin - sleeps 18-19
+907 -887-6190
Girdwood Alaska

Great summer place for family get-together

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this home. First it's a great location, walking distance from resort, restaurants, bakery, and the bottom of the ski hill we all hiked up on a lovely summer day - to the top of Mt Alyeska! A great trek for 3 couples, my husband and myself, our two grown kids and their sweeties. Had planned to bring my 90-year old mom here (the home, not the hike) and had selected this home because she could have stayed in the Master bedroom on ground floor. Alas, she couldn't come after all, but we 6 had a marvelous time. We also rented 2 bikes (a great bike shop less than a mile (?) back out the highway! So each couple could spin round the town and on the bike trails. We cooked in most meals, and there was only one thing lacking in the kitchen: a large enough teapot to brew some Earl Gray (or whatever) for our gang. We don't do individual teabags - prefer sharing one pot.) But I'd be very surprised if owner Sue hasn't already seen to this, as she and her husband were most agreeable hosts. Always available, but never nosy. The kitchen has an abundance of cooking utensils, dishes, and nice appliances. We lacked for nothing. Appreciated the house-made non-toxic laundry detergent.
On another note, whoever gets the master bedroom on main floor should prefer soft beds.
I loved how the kitchen table gets morning light, and since I like to get up early to read or journal, I brew my tea, and sit in the sunlight. We ate all our meals there - cozier than the dining room, which would seat a lot more. All in all, we had a very pleasant stay, and I would recommend this retreat home to others - Especially for summer!
PS We all used the hot tub, which was private and well- maintained. PPS We had a fabulous last night meal at the Double Musky!!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review of the Girdwood Suite Retreat... and yes a larger tea kettle was added to the shopping list:) We certainly hope the next time you are in Alaska you'll consider visiting us again. Best wishes to you, your mom and your family!


From the Owner

Location Location Location. Our property consists of .6 of an acre within 2 blocks from the Alyeska Day Lodge, Ski Lifts, Restaurants and more. We are located convenient to all Girdwood has to offer, yet it's a quiet/private/spacious location. We offer great views, two kitchens, 10 sleeping areas, 3.5 baths, hot tub, gas grill, deck space. Just bring food and clothes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Anchorage International at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Chair 5, Double Musky, Silvertip Grill at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Whittier at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Anchorage at 40 Miles Nearest Train : Girdwood at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Seward Highway at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Alyeska Day Lodge/Chair Lifts/Sitzmark/Bake Shop at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Turnagain Arm at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Girdwood offers a bounty of both winter and summer activities, from downhill and cross-country skiing in winter to hiking and biking in the summer.

Girdwood is the ideal base-camp for your Alaska vacation, centrally located to some of the best fishing in Alaska, and only 20 miles north of Whittier and Portage, the launching point for glacier and marine tours and Prince William Sound.

Situated in the most northerly temperate rain forest, Girdwood is surrounded by the Chugach National forest, the third largest national forest in the United States.

Your host, Bill & Sue Connell, are happy to assist you in providing you information so you can plan your Alaskan dream vacation. For more information about the local & close surrounding areas visit our Facebook page -


From $400 Per night

Rental rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee 2-4 guest $150
  • Cleaning ea addl guest $25
  • Hot tub deposit $150
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Non-holiday rates are as follows:
1-4 guests $400 $50 each additional guest

Off Season: $35 each additional guest over 4

Holidays require longer stays - call for info.

12% bed tax paid when balance is due. 50% is due to reserve your reservation. Signed Rental Agreement, Photo ID and guest information required. Good Care Deposit $25 per person.

Check-in 4pm and Check-out 10am

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Updated: Mar 24, 2015


From the Owner

Walking distance to parks, resort, ski lift, hiking trails, cross country skiing trails, restaurants, post office and more. Perfect venue for small weddings, church retreats, family reunions or corporate gatherings. Economical choice with great views, private back deck with room for a band. Call for Event pricing.

Property Type

  • lodge


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Communication / Internet

  • fax

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, handicap safety bars
  • half bath/laundry room - toilet
  • Master Bath - toilet, tub, shower, double sinks, garden tub, walk-in closet
  • Cabin - toilet, shower, Instant Hot Water
  • Safety bars located in upstairs bath


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Mountain View Suite - 1 queen
  • Bonus Suite - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Scan Design Futon - Pass thru to the Timberline Suite
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Scan Design Futon
  • Cabin - 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Attic ladders to loft with full beds, full click-clack futon
  • Timberline Suite - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Scan Design Futon
  • Master Suite - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, Twin bed is located in the walk-in closet


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Cleaning Fee: $175-200 Optional daily maid service - $30/day - includes making beds, kitchen cleanup, and floor cleanup - must schedule prior to arrival.

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