A Comfortable Stay-Countryside Room

House - Private room · Captain Cook Estates Cir, Anchorage, AK 99517, United States
Kristine & Ron

A Comfortable Stay features vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, & fireplaces in a quiet cul-de-sac near downtown, the Coastal Trail, within 15 minutes of the airport. All 3 rooms have queen beds with private baths; breakfasts are Continental.

Your host, Kristine & Ron
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A Comfortable Stay features vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, & fireplaces in a quiet cul-de-sac near downtown, the Coastal Trail, within 15 minutes of the airport. All 3 rooms have queen beds with private baths; breakfasts are Continental.

The Space

Join us for A Comfortable Stay in our Anchorage Turnagain home which features vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and fireplaces, nestled up to a wooded park in a quiet cul-de-sac. Ideally situated near the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and only 2 miles from downtown, and less than 4 miles to the airport. We offer 3 guest bedrooms, each with queen beds and private bathrooms. The spacious upstairs rooms offer en suite private baths, and walk-in closets, while the room on the main floor level’s bath is adjoining. Breakfasts are Continental style, frequently featuring home-baked goods and the coffee is robust.

*Rates do not include 12% Municipality bed tax. Pets on approval, $50 security deposit, $20 additional cleaning.

Countryside Bedroom: This private bedroom with a pillow-topped queen and single bed is perfect for a couple on vacation, small families as well as traveling companions. This room is on the second floor with an en-suite bath and walk-in closet.

Our home is at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, nestled against a wooded park and only minutes from downtown, whether you are pedaling, cross country skiing or driving.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Kristine, Ron and Jessica

Interaction with Guests

As much as they'd prefer. We are available when needed, out of the way when not.

The Neighborhood

Our home is at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, nestled against a wooded park and only minutes from downtown, whether you are pedaling, cross country skiing or driving. Grocery, bookstore, theatre and restaurants are all just blocks away.

Neighborhood Shopping
Safeway and Walgreens are just a couple blocks away, as is a small shopping center with a fabulous bookstore, Title Wave, REI and several small cafes, including favorites Kaladi Brothers (coffee café), Yak n Yeti (Indian), Spenard Road House (comfort food).

Bear Tooth Theatre shows movies that are often independent and main stream blockbusters (late release, pre-DVD) for discounted prices (tickets are $4 - $6) Enjoy menu items from their restaurant, and for those 21 and over, beer from their brewery while you watch the film. Monthly concerts are held on the first Thursday to coincide with their first taps from the Broken Tooth Brewery. See http://(email hidden)/

Outdoor Recreation
See the guidebook page for parks and trails nearby marked on the map.

Getting around

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Public transportation – Our home is one block away from the bus stop. Check out the Anchorage People Mover website (website hidden)
Unfortunately, the city doesn't have their public transit linked with (website hidden) maps (as of 3/28/2014, but promised to be coming soon!) so you'll have to plot your course the old fashioned way.

Cab rides from the airport are about $15. Alaska Yellow Cab has the most attractive cabs in town - and a very easy phone number to remember (phone number hidden)! Check out their website (website hidden) for fare and scheduling information.

Train - The Anchorage downtown train station is only 3.5 miles from the house - less than 12-minute ride away. Visit the Alaska Railroad’s website at (website hidden)

Shuttles and other - check out the website (website hidden) for excellent information on how to get around to the neighboring Anchorage areas.

Other Things to Note

Guest resources:
Our extensive library ranges from Plato and Machiavelli to Gore Vidal and Hunter Thompson, with a heaping dose of biology and Alaska natural history.

Guided nature tours with our resident biologist, and birding specialist extraordinaire, are available upon request for $30/person for an hour and a half. Paths and schedules are determined based upon the season and the interests and abilities of the participants.

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Wondering how much daylight, or what the forecast or average temperature will be? One of my favorite resources is (email hidden) - http://(email hidden)/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=18

Aurora borealis – as unpredictable as they are, the University of Fairbanks provides a website that endeavors to help by providing forecasts (website hidden)

To find out what is happening around town, take a look at the Anchorage Daily News events calendar that provides a comprehensive listing under the entertainment (email hidden)

Our State fair takes place at the end of August thru the beginning of September. Should this be happening during your visit to the area - you might look into it by entering 'Palmer, Alaska State Fair' in your Internet browser.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Ron & Kristine have a beautiful quiet home at the end of a cul-de-sac with a creek bed to view from their balconies/kitchen/dining room. It was so relaxing to have breakfast with such a serene view. They were helpful and attentive, plus had much information on the area. The house is close to everything and has a bus stop only a block away. Ron was wonderful to welcome us in our middle of the night arrival. Thanks to both for making our stay so comfortable! Shirley & Eddie

    June 2014
  • Great house in a quaint neighborhood just minutes from the airport and from excellent restaurants downtown Anchorage. Fully enjoyed our first visit to Anchorage. Didn't meet Kristine or Ron as they had left on a trip but they kept in touch via text and had their daughter around if we needed her. Met a few of the guests while arriving or leaving the house. Had many incedible adventures in our short but packed stay. Would definitely return and hopefully meet Ron & Kristine next time!

    June 2014
  • The room and the location were more than we expected. Ron and Kristine have a large and lovely house on a quiet cul-de-sac and a dramatic tree-lined ravine off the back deck. Our room had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including room darkening windows -- very necessary for late June.

    Ron and Kristine mentioned that they have three rooms up on AirBNB, and, although they said it was the first time, all three were filled. Everyone was pleasant, even the folks from Vermont. Ron and Kristine stock a small fridge with breakfast items for guests. We had cereal most mornings, but there was also tea, cocoa, and hard-boiled eggs.

    The first night of our stay, we walked a half-mile or so to a newish-looking restaurant, the Rustic Goat. Had very delicious blue cheese salad there, with roasted romaine lettuce. Pizzas also looked good there.

    The next night, we went the other direction, and found a sushi place. Less memorable, but nice to have in the neighborhood.

    The last night of our stay, we went to the Moosetooth brew pub, this time getting the pizza that eluded us earlier. A fun, but loud and crowded atmosphere.

    Downtown Anchorage is a short drive, less than 10 minutes.

    June 2014
  • Kristine and Ron have a beautiful, comfortable and quiet home. They were delightful hosts and I enjoyed learning a bit about their lives. A major plus for me: I was able to wash my clothes at their house after my weeklong camping trip.

    June 2014
  • I had a great experience in Alaska. Ron and Kristine's house is very welcoming, clean and nice. I had a good conversation with Ron even it was not a long conversation. I felt so comfortable staying in their house. Everything was perfect! Highly recommend!

    September 2013
  • Great hosts, they perfectly know how to deal with guests, being at the same time very respectful of their independence but always there when you need an advice for tourism in Alaska. They have a great house, located just next to a forest: perfect location, not far away from downtown (5 minutes by bus or bicycle) bus as far to be very calm and quiet. I'd recommend this address to anyone traveling in Anchorage. Thanx again!

    August 2013
  • What a great place to stay. Friendly hosts, beautiful home, and easy access to anchorage.

    August 2013
  • Kristine and Ron's home is beautiful. It is close to downtown, airport and the railway station. The room was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Our hosts opened up the rest of the home to us as well and we really enjoyed using the kitchen to make tea, eating on their dining table etc.
    Kristine is a baker and she regularly baked delicious breads which she generously offered to us. There was also cereal and fruit available for breakfast at no additional cost.
    The best part of our stat were the great conversations we had with Kristine and Ron. They are truly a fun couple who have spent quite a lot of time in Alaska and thus have some interesting stories to tell.
    Overall, we really enjoyed out stay of 5 nights with them and highly recommend their bnb.

    August 2013
  • Our stay with Kristine and Ron was fantastic. They were very welcoming with a beautiful house.
    We will use them again when traveling to Anchorage. We highly recommend their location and hospitality.

    August 2013
  • This was my my first Airbnb experience. Ron and Kristine were wonderful! I had a very spacious room with a private bath and walk in closet . I was out on a camping trip all week during my stay in Alaska so it was nice to be able to take advantage of the laundry room. I can't say enough wonderful things about my stay other than I highly recommend visiting Ron and Kristine's beautiful home!
    Thanks for a great first time experience Ron and Kristine, I look forward to visiting again!

    August 2013
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Skagway City High, Washington State University, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, University of Alaska
Kristine was raised in Skagway, Alaska. As an accountant and business professional she likes to balance out with recreational activities that can be pursued anywhere: running, reading, biking, hiking, skiing, softball, volleyball, learning, exploring, traveling and epicuriosity. Ron was raised in Minnesota, attended college in Montana and graduate school in Fairbanks, Alaska. As a biologist, falconer, DJ and public radio / TV personality, he is also well versed in Alaska politics and history, is a trivia buff and loves just about everything in life, especially teaming up with Kristine in her pursuits.
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