About this listing
The cottage overlooks downtown Juneau and is also moments away from some of the best trails in town. A full kitchen, laundry, cable and fast internet give you all the conveniences, and off-street parking makes you the envy of our neighbors.
This two-bedroom, fully furnished and equipped apartment is available year-round. Located in a quiet, historic downtown Juneau neighborhood, it's only minutes walking from downtown shopping, historic gold mines, and boreal rainforest hikes. It offers B&B comfort with vacation rental independence. It's great spot for families and couples traveling together. Because the apartment has a full kitchen and dining room, our guests have the option to "eat in." Guests consistently comment on how comfortable they were during their stay because the apartment is so home-like. A second 2-bedroom apartment is also available at times, allowing for parties of up to 10 people.
You'll have access to all the standard kitchen equipment: pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, microwave. The unit comes with cable television and pretty good internet. You will enjoy your own laundry facility.
Interaction with Guests
I don't live at the cottage, but I am nearby, and almost always available by phone.
While the whole city of Juneau has about 30,000 people, it is squeezed between the mountains and the sea. "Downtown" Juneau, where the apartment is, feels more like a city of 8000 people. It is highly walkable, but expect lots of hills. Some of our streets are actually staircases!
The cottage is about a 5 minute walk from the center of downtown, yet is situated on edge of town overlooking the city. If you have a car, there is off-street parking (very rare in our neighborhood!). If you walk away from town on Basin Road, you will soon be at the trailhead for Perseverance Trail and Mount Roberts Trail, both great hikes.
Other Things to Note
This gets a little complicated: There are actually two apartments, an upstairs and a downstairs. Each have two bedrooms, each has a queen and two twin beds.
When guests make a reservation, they are sent a Guest Responsibilities document. Some general guidelines from the document include: 1) no smoking anywhere on the property (huge fire hazard in an historic neighborhood), 2) no pets are allowed inside the apartment, 3) no events or parties are to be held in the apartment without the owner's permission, 4) and illegal behavior will result in immediate eviction with no refund. These 4 items are not the only requirements, and the Guest Responsibilites must be followed in whole.
I am an event planner/wedding planner here in Juneau. So managing the Rainforest Cottage and summer weddings keep me busy in the summer months. We also have a lot of wedding parties that like to stay with us. When my family travels, we like to stay at vacation rentals too, so we know what your needs are and hope to accomodate them!