Master bedroom with super comfy queen size bed with newly renovated private bathroom.
Looking for a Juneau hotel, try us instead.We have a warm comfortable queen-size bed with newly renovated private bathroom and shower with a dresser, a computer desk and a place to hang your clothes. Your room overlooks a salmon stream, or coho stream that divides the property right in half. Often bears can be spotted snacking on the salmon from the stream. There is one kitchen which is shared by the household.
You can expect a clean room, clean bedding, clean bathroom and shower, and high-speed WiFi Internet.
Our neighborhood is quiet with the occasional Eagle squawking at a Raven or a dog barking at a bear crossing the road. The bear's here are generally friendly and don't bother anyone, so they are fun to look at and snap pictures of. We live at the end of a quiet street where the main view from the home is overlooking the salmon stream dividing the property so the view is quite scenic and wild. We have wild strawberries from a strain the Russians had brought from Siberia over 100 years ago during their fur trade growing in the front yard. We also have blackberries that are ripe now and blueberries. Everything around the home is green as we live in the world's largest temperate rain forest. We have a nice fireplace that is thoroughly enjoyed during cold rainy nights.
If your stay is extended we have a washer and dryer. You have full access to all the homes amenities including kitchen, bathrooms, refrigerator, freezer, etc.
Public transit is a six minute walk from our home where you can visit downtown Juneau or go anywhere in Juneau your heart desires. We are about 3 miles away from the Mendenhall Glacier where there is a nice bicycle path to use. You are more than welcome to borrow my bicycle if it is here. Just let me know and I will give you the combination and make sure you lock it wherever you you stop.
Please consider our place when you're looking for a Juneau hotel as your stay will be enjoyed far more and we are always looking to meet new friends.
We also have a large flat screen TV and Netflix.
Most of our guests are either working or playing so interaction at home is generally limited. But my past experience with Airbnb has always been with wonderful guests who somehow seem to find more of each other.
Our neighborhood is quiet and my neighbors alert me of anything out of the ordinary as do we. My home is next to a beautiful salmon stream and mountain so the view is great.
The city bus is 6 minutes away and runs every hour or bring your car or borrow my bike. On occasions I loan my car out.
Guests have access to all the house amenities, fridge, freezer, garage storage, tv, bicycle, my car if available.
The house rules are to respect everyone living here by cleaning up after yourself after using the kitchen. Quiet time is usually around 9 PM as we are working during the day. No loud parties please, no heavy drinking - a six-pack or a bottle or two of wine is fine. No tampering with fire safety equipment, no open flame, no damaging chemicals or anything that can jeopardize our household, your life, or anyone else's here.
If you bring a dog, you will have to clean up after it. We are pet lovers so not to worry.
Cory was at fish camp during our visit. He was in touch with us as soon as we got off the ferry and he had a friend Jean stop by the next morning to make sure everything was okay. There were phone numbers available if we had any problems. The contact couldn't have been better.
The room was just as advertised. It was very large and very comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. The shower looked like it was brand new and worked great.
This is a very typical Alaskan home. Funky and comfortable. Someone mentioned a smell that I found interesting. This is a rain forest so a certain amount of moisture is always in the air and wood heat always seems to add a smell. It smells exactly like my home.
Neighborhoods in Alaska often seem to have trailers next to fancy houses. I never felt uneasy.
I will definitely stay here again.
The good stuff first:
Cory was in touch with us the day before to confirm our arrival time. I'm not sure if he lives there, but he also came by briefly the night we arrived and said hi. We found the place without any issues.
A very relaxed house - the front door isn't locked, and people come and go, but we never felt unsafe. Comfy couches, Netflix, and a big TV are great for rainy days.
The room and rest of the house were clean, and it's one of the cheaper places to stay in Juneau. A nice residential area close to the glacier, and backing onto a stream.
We booked the more expensive room with an ensuite, which had a nice view of the stream and some travel books and brochures in it.
Check-in and check-out times were flexible.
On the down side:
The home smells a little like people used to smoke inside, and there is almost zero sound insulation - you can hear everything. It's pretty run down.
Luckily the two others staying there were nice, clean and quiet.
The kitchen is well stocked with spices and so on, but a little crowded, and the fridge needs cleaning.
The day we arrived the ensuite was a musty construction zone, so we shared the bathroom at the other end of the house. It would have been nice if we were offered a discount, or help finding somewhere else to stay.
We didn't worry about it since sharing a bathroom is pretty easy. Plus we'd already paid, and didn't have time to find somewhere else.
On the plus side whoever stays after us will probably have a nice new ensuite. :)
The location is a bit out of town, with limited transport options. You need a car to get around, or spare cash for taxis.
I would stay again as it's clean, the atmosphere is relaxed and the glacier is close by, but would be mindful that it is budget accomodation, and without a car you might be better off staying closer to town.
Host was not there when we arrived. Door was not locked so we just entered the house and found our room. Looked ok, however on closer inspection room had not been cleaned or bedding changed from previous person. We emailed host and about an hour later he came and apologised for room and fixed it up. Host seemed okay but was a little too laid back to be running a business like this. House rules stated clean up after yourself but dirty dishes were left in kitchen from others. Not sure who other persons were. Was a very strange set up, house was in need of cleaning and maintenance although our room was fine. Host spent a night sleeping on the couch. Cory was nice but I personally felt uneasy about the accommodation and security of my stuff. Unlikely that I would recommend to others. Would really only suit a few single blokes looking for a cheap bed.
Our first experience with AirBNB and it was a disappointment, but we really didn't know what to expect. Place was a rundown mobile home, carpet very worn, ceiling sagging in places. More like couch surfing. Kitchen messy, no paper towels for cleanup. Coffee fixings would have been really nice. Wi fi was good. We had private room & bath as advertised but second stay (2 nights , then returned for 2 more a week later) host slept on couch in living room both nights, college years-like. We booked all 4 nights at once. If had known conditions, would not have stayed there second 2 nights. Maybe we should just book a bit more expensive places? Live & learn.
Cory stayed in touch with us well even though he was away, put us in touch with his on-site person when we had trouble getting in. Bedroom and bathroom were clean. We liked having access to the kitchen and living room (esp. enjoyed watching Cory's film, "Smoking Fish" about his struggles to integrate his entrepreneurial life with his Tlingit heritage). Neighborhood was more suburban than we'd realized when we booked, but very quiet. We used buses and taxis -- probably should have rented a car.
The neigborhood was run down the house was dirty, smelly with a young man who said he was a long term tenant eating peanut butter with a spoon from the jar. The bed was unmade (it was after 3 p.m.) the bathroom was disgusting. We did not even stay long enough to check anything else out could not get out of there fast enough. We'd love to get our money back or at least recoup some as we had to then find a hotel at a much higher rate. I emailed the host he has never contacted us.
Cory was not home when we stayed there. His room-mate helped us get situated, and his cleaning person was very helpful.
The location is very convenient for seeing the Mendenhall glacier - we were able to hike right from the house.
The bed was comfortable, and the internet worked great.
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I have been traveling with a movie I made called Smokin' Fish. It is a documentary about me going to fish camp with my family and putting up traditional food It is a great comedy like myself.
I love the outdoors and being on the water.