Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin

Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 8, 2014
4 Bedroom house w/addl separate Cabin, 3.50 bath, Sleeps up to 16

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 resort. The home was constructed in 2001 by EECC, one of the top custom home builders in Alaska. It is a 3000 square foot house 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 the house include four bedrooms - 1 king, 4 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 8 sleeping areas that accommodate 16 people (two per bed) 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

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Owners Bill & Sue Connell have been Girdwood residents for several years. Bill is an avid skier and Sue greets him at the base of the mountain. 2014 is the 10th Anniversary for the Girdwood Suite Retreat. Bill and Sue met in Girdwood at a wedding reception hosted by Bill. Bill officiated the wedding of two dear friends who returned the favor and officiated our wedding in June of 2013 at their home in New Symrna Beach, Florida. Bill and Sue look forward to sharing their home with you and your guests.

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Reviews

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+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

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.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

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, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Girdwood Suite Retreat. We look forward to your return.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

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, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, we look forward to your next visit.
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
4

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, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

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, from 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!
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Comfortable Executive Home with Stand Alone Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p142988
+907 887-6190
Girdwood Alaska
5

Slush Cup Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with 4 other couples for the weekend and had the most amazing and relaxing time!! This place has everything! It is also in walking distance of The Merc, Chair 5, The Sitz, and anywhere else you may want to go!

Hope to do it all again next year. Thanks Sue and Bill!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and I look forward to your next visit. Thanking you and your guests for taking such great care of our home, you all are welcome anytime. Have a great Summer!

Location

From the Owner

.6 acre private and spacious, great views, fully equipped, two blocks from Alyeska Day Lodge & Ski Lifts. Quiet, secluded back yard with deck, hottub and grill.

Activity and Interests

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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas break
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
5 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
New Year's
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning: House + Cabin $200
  • Cleaning: House $175
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

$400 nightly rate - 1-4 overnight guests. $500 nightly rate for 5-6 guests, $600 per night 7-10 guests. Cabin sleeps 6 - add $150 per night. 12% bed tax, and cleaning fee applied to all reservations. 50% of nightly fee is due to reserve your reservation. Visit www.girdwoodsuiteretreat.com for group size rates and rental policy. CALL FOR HOLIDAY RATES.

Check-in 4pm and Check-out 10am.

Amenities

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

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Dining

Entertainment

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

Communication / Internet

  • fax

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Location Type

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

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Suite - 1 king
  • Mountain View Suite - 1 queen
  • Timberline 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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • 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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