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The parking spot (if available, lol) for the studio! The studio is directly above where our friendly moose is. The quaint dining area for the guests of the studio. A full kitchen, bathroom and everything you would need is supplied.
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Private lake studio (URL HIDDEN) AK

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Private lake studio (URL HIDDEN) AK

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Jim is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Rustic natural wood studio with private toilet (up) and toilet/sink/shower down. (Please note: you have to go outside and down the steps to the private shower). 10-steps up to the facility from ground level. Bright & airy, A wonderful place to stay and have the convenience to town, restaurants and fishing. Freshly laundred towels, wash clothes, soap etc. provided.

Amenities

Cable TV
Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
TV

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff

Availability

35 Reviews

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Ashley
July 2018
We stayed in the studio. We found the room clean, bed comfortable and overall found it in line with our expectations. He area is quiet, and the view over the water was calm and beautiful. We appreciated that Jim left a few bottles of water for us in the fridge, and was accommoda…
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Response from Jim:
Thank you for your respectful public comment/s. It is always appreciated. Yes, we advertize it correctly concerning the steps up to it, so guests that experience difficultly in mobility are well aware of such. We do have two bathrooms for the facility, one up, one down. For clarity sake, the one up does not have the shower, the second bathroom down has that. Yes, Alaska has the bugs but...they are almost non-existent when we don't have much rain or later in the summer. At Walden's Pond in (Website hidden by Airbnb) Alaska, we are always looking at new ways to improve our guests experience, comfort and adventures, the walkway down to the water is an example. But, we never advertise such until it is complete so as not to advertise something that isn't finished. In the future, we will be sure to have all sorts of very pleasant surprises for our treasured guests! Again, thank you so very much and we look forward to serving your needs again. Jim Oltersdorf/Owner
July 2018
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Taylor
May 2018
Our stay at the private studio was absolutely perfect! Warm, cozy space in a great location. What really made all the difference though was our host Jim - friendly, warm, welcoming. He offered local recommendations and told wonderful stories. We really loved getting to know him a…
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Jessica
September 2017
Jim is the best!! His place is amazing and so cozy!! We didn't want to leave. Jim is such a genuine person with great stories. He cares that you have a great experience and has the best tips on how to do that. I can't say enough good things about the place. No matter what cabin y…
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Response from Jim:
Jessica, your words touched me deeply and you cannot begin to know how meaningful they are to say the least. It is people like you that make this business which at times is difficult, so pleasant and wonderful! Yes, please stop by anytime as it would be wonderful to meet up again! Maybe next time I can be allocated the time to be your personal Alaskan wilderness guide! Jim
September 2017
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Ryan
August 2017
Super rustic cabin with all amenities of a hotel. Secluded location with private lake, and the host Jim is the best. Super knowledgeable guy with many stories and some priceless info. Highly recommend
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Response from Jim:
Thanks again for your friendship and business! You were great people! So glad you took my recommendation about fishing/guides and caught you limit! Good and fresh-caught Alaskan salmon on the table! Eat well! Jim
August 2017
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Ana&Ido
July 2017
We actually ended up staying in the lake front cabin, and not the "private lake studio". There are several different cabins. The one we stayed in was the last one in the row and had a straight view of the lake. It was a superb cabin, with a loft sleeping area. It also features ma…
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Response from Jim:
You are too sweet Ana and thank you for being such a great guest!!!! Come back anytime!
July 2017
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Dale
July 2017
Wonderful place! Great variety in choice of lodgings there - all charming. Jim, the owner, is very responsive to guests' needs and requests. He'll do whatever he can to make sure your stay meets or exceeds expectations. Tip for a great stay: let Jim know what kind of experie…
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Response from Jim:
Thanks Dale, so appreciate the kind words!!!!! Jim
July 2017
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Jason
June 2017
When describing our stay at The Retreat, thee words come to mind. Inspiring, captivating and home. First to start with the property: Beautifully maintained with a very convenient boardwalk spanning the property, it makes getting around easy and safe. The boardwalk leads down t…
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Response from Jim:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your kind words humble me immensely. As an inn keeper, we all strive to make our guests comfortable, warm, safe and happy. And when someone like yourselves writes what you just did, it all becomes so worthwhile. A sense of great satisfaction of doing what you dreamed about. I am thrilled of what you wrote, I am so touched by your generosity. Thank you. Jim
June 2017

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Alaska, United StatesJoined in November 2013
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I am a nature & documentary filmmaker and am involved a great deal with the giant Alaskan brown bears, eagles, caribou, moose wildlife-type photography. I have shows on The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and The History Channels. I am the executive producer of "Alaska's Bush Pi…
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