About this listing
Our open floor plan house is a fantastic family and friend-centered location. With an amazing view of the water and the mountains that surround Juneau, and access to all the wonders of Southeast Alaska, our home is the perfect get-away.
Gorgeous family home overlooking the Gastineau Chanel, with views of Mt. Roberts and Mt. Juneau and full access to the rocky beach out front. Eagles, ravens, killer whales, and harbor seals are common visitors. Our home is two miles from downtown Juneau--just a short car ride or walk across the bridge. It's a three-bedroom family home containing one queen bed each in two rooms, and one full bed, plus floor/couch space in two separate living rooms. The rooms are 1960's small but our remodeled, open living area makes up for it. Enjoy a full kitchen complete with microwave, oven, warming oven, 5-burner stove, and lots of beautiful counter top space. We have a glass table for six guests plus a bar that seats six more and a four person pub table in the front living room. Our home includes a rustic, wood-fired hot tub. (It takes a a number of hours to get it up to temperature, but the view overlooking the water makes it worth waiting for.) We are also happy to offer any advice you need for things to do and see while you are here.
Juneau offers a plethora of outdoor activities including glacier hikes, mountain biking, cross country and downhill skiing, heli-skiing, fishing, beach combing, over 40 well-maintained hiking trails, mountains and water everywhere you look, and wildlife at every corner. As Juneau is surrounded by water on three sides and an ice field on the other, the only access to Juneau is via ferry or air plane, but Juneau has full taxi service and a public bus system. You can also rent a car here or transport your own via the Alaska State Ferry. Our house is on the main road system just two miles from downtown Juneau, 12 miles from the "valley" or airport area, and seven miles from the local ski area. Shopping, groceries, and restaurants are a five minute drive or 20 minute walk away. Come visit, but be warned, you might just pack your bags and move here.
Entire house--three bedrooms, two living rooms, kitchen and dining area, wireless internet, outdoor wood-fired hot tub, a front and back deck, and beach access. Our pantry has all of the essentials (spices, ingredients) and the kitchen, while not that of a gourmet cook, is begging to be used. As this is our year-round family home, we leave our belongings here but we're happy to clear out drawers and shelves for your stay. Part of the beauty of airbnb is that you get a cozy, lived-in home to relax in.
Interaction with Guests
I am available via Airbnb, email, or cell phone as much as a guest needs me to be. We are generally traveling when the house is rented out so we leave detailed notes about the house and an access code to the front door. We love to offer you ideas and advice for what to do and see here.
We live along the North Douglas waterfront, looking across the Gastineau Chanel at downtown Juneau nestled against Mt Roberts and Mt Juneau.
It's advisable to rent a car. Juneau is very spread out and, while we don't have very much in the way of roads, you don't want to miss any of it. There is a taxi service and public buses that run right in front of the house. Downtown Juneau is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive. The airport and "valley" are 10 miles away.
Other Things to Note
We love entertaining so our home is a great gathering place and is very user-friendly. You will feel right at home.
Please no smoking. We do have a small dog, but he won't be here when you are. We have an apartment under our house so we ask that noise level is moderate after 11pm. Please have fun, and enjoy our home while we are off on our own adventure.