Cottage in small town AK - Gustavus

House - Entire home/apt · Shooting Star Ln, Gustavus, AK 99826, United States

The Space

The cottage is now rented for the winter but is available through spring and summer of 2014. Happy Travelling! Joanie

The Gustavus Getaway is a private house located in Gustavus, a small community in southeast Alaska, nestled at the entrance of Glacier Bay National Park. The house is easily accessible from Juneau by air taxi, jet, or ferry.

This wood paneled, 600 sq ft, two story, cozy cottage is in its own secluded corner, yet located in the heart of Gustavus. The cottage has a spacious, open, sunny interior with many windows. Fully furnished and equipped with most household items, there is a full kitchen with stove and microwave, full bath with a claw foot tub, and washer/dryer. A queen size bed and twin futon are located in the upstairs loft. A double size "click-clack" couch is located on the main floor to accommodate one or two more people. We invite you to settle in for a piece of Alaskan solitude.

Gustavus is easy to explore on foot or by bicycle (provided) or to take in any of the fun and exciting summer Alaskan adventures.

We will provide you with an information sheet listing local excursions - day boat trips in Glacier Bay National Park, kayak, whale watching, or fishing trip adventures. You will know all you need to know to contact, schedule and book your trips for your stay. Lori, who in the past has been able to answer all your questions but is now moving on, is putting together a FAQ sheet for you. Until I find someone to fill Lori's shoes, this is the best I can offer.

All local taxes are included in the nightly booking cost. We look forward to your call!

The Neighborhood

The cottage is situated in the middle of town. This means that the rural road is a short walk to the Salmon River Park and a few minutes bike ride to 4-Corners and Dock Road.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1102 /week
Monthly Price: $2898 /month
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had a fantastic, week-long stay at your cottage in Gustavus--cozy, comfortable and exactly what we expected. We even saw a moose and cub in the front yard one evening. We used the bikes to explore Gustavus from top to bottom, and then happily relaxed over dinners cooked in the well stocked kitchen. Lori was a tremendous resource! We hope to be back soon.

    August 2013
  • Our stay at the Gustavus Getaway was awesome.

    Joanie was super easy, friendly and professional to communicate with regarding dates and payment.

    Lori (she manages the property) did an excellent job booking our whale watching tour and all day boat tour at the Park. Additionally, Lori was a great resource to have in town. When we thought we were going to be stuck for an extra night (the Jet could not land or leave because of fog) she found us accommodations for the night in addition to helping us navigate the smaller plane companies that go in and out of Gustavus.

    The house is super cute, very clean and has ALL the basics one needs to make some home cookin'. You will not go wrong staying here. Have fun!

    July 2013
  • A great option for exploring the area around Gustavus--Lori is a great help and it's convenient to everything with the included bikes. We had a great time!

    July 2013
  • The place was perfect ...quite, roomy...good for cooking. Lori (our go to person in Gustavous) was over the top in her service to us. Our arrival was delayed by one day due to (email hidden)anes could not land. Lori was in constant communication with us and meet us when we finally arrived....(after several attemps).
    She arranged everything from food to kayaking...

    great spot, great people and beautiful area.

    August 2012
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Western Washington University, Bellingham WA; Heartwood Massage Institute, Garberville CA; Soma Institute, Buckley WA
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full-time: Database Specialist, City & Borough of Juneau; part-time: Nationally Certified Massage Therapist; seasonal: Vacation Rental Owner
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Artist, traveler, long-time Alaskan, and great risk- taker. My home is in the little remote town of Gustavus, but I moved into the "big city" of Juneau to take a job. I tell folks "I'm 'In Town' for a decade". So, I've fixed up the Gustavus Getaway, and hired Lori as Manager to share my Gustavus cottage with visitors during the summer months. I bought a place in Juneau, along with the adjacent home, built in 1910, with the intent of renovating them for the fun of it. With the vision of putting a roof-garden on top of the cottage right in the middle of downtown Juneau (stay tuned!)!, the renovation project seems to have taken on a life of its own - resulting in the Stone's Throw Cottage. The two cottages are just asking for an adventure package to link them together via a 20-minute plane ride or a 4-hour ferry ride; still working on that. Thus far I have only met wonderful people who have appreciated the two places separately - and I have appreciated hearing about and being a part of their traveling adventures.
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