About this listing
Welcome to Anchorage! Located near the airport, our home is the perfect starting point for your Alaskan adventure. Whether you are exploring Anchorage or are launching your dream vacation around the state we offer a clean and comfy base of operations
The entire bottom floor of our home hosts private entrance, bedroom suite, and private bath. Our laundry facilities are downstairs, other than that, the downstairs is yours. Mini fridge, microwave and coffee/tea right outside your bedroom door. Snacks, waters and juices for you as well. You may choose to start your morning alone or you may want to join us for your coffee or tea. We are most often outside, in the garden.
The media room, also downstairs, is shared with host (primarily between 9:00AM and 10:30AM Mon. - Fri.) and has cable TV with HBO and Showtime, XBox, Blueray player and plenty of movies. Treadmill and small dumbbell's are available in this space.
High speed, wireless internet, desk and printer also make this quiet space ideal for business travelers.
Garden setting on lower deck, hot tub and screened chiminea. Family friendly with playset in yard for the little ones.
The bedroom suite features a Queen bed with space in the adjoining room with no door (why it is called a suite) for our luxury air mattress to accommodate 2 more for a total of 4 people. We will, and have, accommodated 4 adults in the suite but this is mostly in consideration of parents traveling with their children. The room is also very dark. It is built into the ground on the sleeping side so it is very helpful for travelers to catch a bit of darkness.
Shared laundry. Please do not start your laundry before 8:00AM or after 9:00PM. Folks are sleeping.
Smoking permitted outside and away from entry.
Be advised, the map sometimes shows our location as downtown but we are not located downtown, we are in Spenard. More specific is Spenard Road and Northwood Drive.
On most occasions we will be here to greet you. We live on site so we will definitely see you at some point. Jerry, Margit and son Jensen are excited to have the chance to make new friends.
Because we are so close to the airport we see a lot of over-night guests beginning or ending their Alaskan adventure. If you arrive late or leave early the private entrance makes slipping in and out quietly a breeze.
Private entrance and parking enough for Motor home if you are either starting or ending your Alaskan adventure.
Guests have access to our hot tub, outdoor grill, greenhouse, high-speed internet, cable television, exercise equipment, laundry and snacks!
Interaction with Guests
Due to the house set up, you may have as little or as much interaction with us as you like.
We are a small family who enjoy meeting new people. Stay here at the right time and you may get to meet our friends and family over a salmon or halibut dinner!
We love Spenard! There is so much history here. Spenard started as it's own town separate from Anchorage. The road from Anchorage to Spenard followed a moose trail originally and it was the place you traveled to be relieved of your hard earned money be it through gambling, drinking or spending quality time with a new friend, if you know what I mean. ;-) We are a five minute drive from the airport. A 15 minute walk to the Saturday neighborhood Farmer's Market. 3 minute walk to the bus stop. The Fancy Moose Bar and Grill is a ten minute walk and their patio is right on Lake Hood, the busiest small aircraft water airport in the country. There are great restaurants like the Spenard Roadhouse and Bear's Tooth Grill as well as live music venues like the Taproot nearby.
We are a 2 minute walk to the bus stop. We are a three minute walk to moped and motorcycle rentals at MotoQuest. We are a ten minute bike ride to the coastal trail. We are located near major thoroughfares (as major as you get up here, lol) to get you downtown, up the hill for hikes or out of town to the north and to the south.
We live here with our 4 year old so our desire is to have the noise under control by 10pm. If you spend time at a local watering hole we are not interested in receiving additional guests to keep the party going. Please limit your treadmill use and clothes washing and drying to the hours of 7:00am to 9:00pm.