About this listing
Great value and location. Off season rates. Near stores, dining and entertainment. Includes washer/dryer, fireplace, full kitchen, patio, secure entry, off-street parking. For long term pricing, see long-term listing for this unit on my profile.
A simple yet elegant interior and makes long stays extra enjoyable. Note the two prominent features of the living space - the bar and a cute little fireplace. The futon folds into another full-size bed to sleep two more people if needed.
Guests enjoy having their own apartment/condo, beautifully renovated for comfort within the convenience of midtown area, near airport, downtown, restaurants, grocery, and a variety of stores and activities to suit most people.
It is thoroughly cleaned between stays, stocked with linens and essentials such as shampoo and soap, it has a fully equipped kitchen for dining in, and makes for comfortable living for weeks on end.
Owner is not on site, though he is available to answer questions via phone, text or airbnb message service.
Complimentary wi-fi, blue-ray and streaming internet video.
Spare blankets, futon, airbed and things to make extra guests comfortable. The place comfortably sleeps two couples.
Walk-in closet to store extra luggage.
Be respectful of belongings and space. This is a privately owned residence.
By car, it's just 7 minutes from the airport, 2 minutes from downtown. On foot or bicycle, you're still within a few minutes of stores and shops.
Interaction with Guests
Owner is off-site and rarely meets with guests (he is usually traveling as well). You are provided access to check in day or night you have to use a code to unlock a key box and the unit deadbolt. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to read in advance the instructions for getting in.
The Immaculate Midtown Charmer is quite the juxtaposition. It's a cozy and clean condo on the 3rd floor of a 4-story building that seems to rise above Spenard. This neighborhood is quite popular for its night scene, nitty gritty vibe and easy access to the city. Off the main drag of Northern Lights and Minnesota Boulevard, it comes with lights and noise, so if you are a light sleeper, or can't stand to see a homeless person stumble across a city street, this is not the place for you.
This is a place where residential and commercial districts collide with a host of dining, athletic, and shopping options.
To name some popular places near-by, a hundred paces from Bear's Tooth Theater Pub. It's within a block of REI, Alaska Mountaineering and Hardware, Spenard Roadhouse, Organic Oasis, Anchorage Cycle, Alaska Club (fitness), the Spenard Farmers' Market, and several night clubs, hole-in-th-wall restaurants and great cafes such as Middle Way, Kaladi Brothers and Yak and Yeti.
By car, you are downtown in less than two minutes. The bus stop is less than a block away, and the transit center is about 5 minutes. The airport is less than 10 minutes even in heavy traffic hours.
Other Things to Note
This unit is right in city center. If you are looking for something uptown (near the mountains), try my other listing. It's called the Spacious Top-Level Guesthouse. I also have a 2-bedroom listing coming online in June called - New! Self-Stay Friendly By Airport. Links are located on my profile.
Guests are responsible for their behavior as well as everyone in their party. Follow common sense/general courtesies. Don't smoke or wear shoes in the condo and mindful of sound in the building. Be respectful of building tenants. I charge only a modest cleaning fee, unless a guest leaves it in disrepair or very unclean. Under those circumstances, additional cleaning fees may be deducted from your deposit, up to the full amount. Some wear and tare is acceptable, as no appliance or feature is perfect. Just be respectful of the condo and your neighbors. Let me know when checking in if you see anything out of order, unclean or broken, or I will assume it was caused by your party. If it is a major issue, then I will be over as soon as possible to fix the issue.