Eating areaBedroom window looking out to trees.
Bright, quiet condo - lots of light

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

***Sorry, my place is booked until spring, 2016***

Quiet two-story condo looks out to trees. Wood floors, all amenities, close to bike trail and salmon stream.

The space

***Hi, thanks for having a look. My space is rented through spring 2016.***

This two-story, townhouse-style condo looks to a green space and trees. Vaulted ceilings, wood floors and two skylights give an airy feel. Lots of plants, books and art. The bedroom has a queen-size bed with a memory-foam mattress and a window that looks out to trees. Taku Lake and the Campbell Creek trail system are a half-mile away - great biking (and salmon-watching) in summer, skiing and running and walking in winter. There's also a new brewery around the corner! Bus #60 stops a block away, but if you're renting a car I have a covered parking spot for you.

The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and staples. There's high speed wireless internet (but no TV!), a washer and dryer, and 1.5 baths. I don't have any pets. There is no smoking.

My place is a bit small so for now I am only accepting single-person reservations, but I can make exceptions based on my schedule. Send me a message and we'll talk!

Guest access

Kitchen and all kitchen stuff (fridge, stove, utensils, dishes, etc), laundry room, covered parking spot.

Interaction with guests

I love getting to know everyone but I work 40 hours a week plus travel writing plus being in the mountains, so I probably won't see you much!

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


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House Rules

No smoking, children, pets, or wild drinking please! I don't have a TV but do have high-speed wireless Internet. I only ask that you treat my home as you would your own.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Kathryn User Profile
July 2016
Great location, right next to the greenbelt trail system in Anchorage. Easy drive to downtown and surrounding areas. Catherine was extremely hospitable, flexible, and gracious. I had a wonderful stay.

Ye User Profile
July 2016
Catherine is a kind and pleasant host. She even used her lunch time to pick me up from airport. Her condo is bright and quiet. I feel it is more comfortable to stay with Catherine than staying at hotels. The location is not very close to downtown, but it is quiet and convenient. There are restaurants, baker’s and Walmart Supermarket around. There is bus Route 60 to downtown. The bus stop is 5 minutes’ walk from Catherine’s condo. Catherine knows scenic spots in Alaska very well, she is a good consultant if I have any questions. In a word, it is quite pleasant to stay with Catherine, and I enjoy my trip in Alaska.

Thom User Profile
June 2016
I had a fantastic time staying with Catherine. She was gracious and accommodating, and always had great suggestions for places to explore around the area. The condo was a perfect place to start and end my days: comfortable bed, good spot to cook breakfast and dinner, and far enough outside of town to leave traffic and city noise behind. Ideal spot for a solo traveler like me.

Venkat Keshav User Profile
July 2015
Catherine was an excellent host and accommodated a late arrival for my wife and me for our 2 night stay. The condo was perfect - bright, roomy and very peaceful. Our stay was very comfortable. Our room was great and the location of the condo was awesome! We had walking access to a small lake and a trail. Catherine was very helpful and answered all our questions. She even provided us with great ingredients to make freshly ground coffee!! Thank you, Catherine for making our first visit to Alaska a memorable one!

Tim User Profile
June 2015
Excellent host, very accommodating of late check in. Left out cookies. A+ overall.

Chris User Profile
May 2015
Place was perfect for me as a solo traveller moving through Anchorage. It is ideal for a couple, and I enjoyed the location as it was on the way out of anchorage that led to some great hiking. The dodo made me feel very at home and Catherine was a great host and very helpful the entire time leading up to and during my stay. I didn't get to meet her but she was easy to get a hold of and helped me plan some hikes. First stay using this site and a great first experience!

Soojin User Profile
August 2014
Catherine was a friendly and accommodating host. She has done a lovely job of making her home warm and inviting. The location is not that close to downtown, but it served me well by its proximity to retail locations, green spaces, and places to eat. She let me use her bike anyway, so I was able to get around town very easily.

Anchorage, Alaska, United States · Joined in August 2011
Catherine User Profile

Hi there. I'm a travel writer who tends to be away a lot for work. When I'm gone a long time I often rent my place out to traveling doctors or nurses (have so far found everyone via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)) but I'm interested in hosting some week-long guests for shorter trips.

Because I'm a traveler, I understand what guests need and feel like I can meet those needs: a comfortable bed, fast wifi, and a quiet space.

PS: I co-wrote the Lonely Planet guide to Alaska, so I'm a good resource to the area!

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