I have two bedrooms that accommodate 4 guests. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and one bedroom has two twin sized beds. There is one large bathroom. There is a common room with TV, refrigerator, microwave and seating. Washer and dryer available for use. Kitchen available for use.
Downstairs of large single family home in East Anchorage which includes two bedrooms (one queen and two singles) I am a medical professional who has lived in Anchorage since 1969. I have two dogs which are kept separate from guests, unless the guests choose to interact with them. They are large, but very friendly.
Children are welcome.
Residence is within walking distance of bus stops (Peoplemover), Kaladi Brothers Espresso, and Subway.
Extensive network of biking/running trails within 100 yards.
Two daily bikes available for use.
Hot tub and kitchen available for use.
Sunny south facing deck with seating to enjoy the long daylight hours.
Both moose and bears have been seen in the neighborhood.
Guests are free to use the kitchen to cook. They can store food in the refrigerator.
I also have two adult bikes for use if requested.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they like.
I live in an older neighborhood, with a great view of the mountains. Nice walking/bike paths nearby. Good espresso about a quarter mile away.
There are several bus stops close by and guests can get some places, but it is not the best public transport system. Rental cars are the best option if you are here for more than a night. Otherwise a cab to/from the airport or train station usually is fine.
Other Things to Note
I love doing this. I've met the most awesome people from all over the world. I try to go above and beyond so that each guests trip to Alaska is the best that it can be.
Check in at 3pm. Check out at noon. Strict non-smoking policy. Please clean up if you use the kitchen. No eating/drinking on the carpet in the big bedroom downstairs.
Very nice and comfortable space. Lots of sleeping space. Cute and very clean home. Dogs were so mellow and hardly noticeable. Everything was great. Short drive with exact directions. Car rental is a must to see Anchorage and other areas. Great hostess!
We came to see the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. Our experience at Shelly's exceeded even our high expectations from reading others' reviews. The space is large, comfortable, and freshly decorated. The location is suburban and provides a good feel for a lot of what we saw of life in Anchorage. Shelly helped us meet all our trip goals while also treating our space as private.
This is what Airbnb is all about folks!
We really enjoyed staying at Shelly's home! Even though we didn't get to meet her (she was on a camping trip), she made sure to contact me about our arrival time and made sure we could welcome ourselves into her home. She also left us all the info we needed to make ourselves comfortable. Shelly's place is extremely convenient for those using Anchorage as a pit-stop -- it's only a 10 minute drive to the airport, and the best pizza place in town called Moose's Tooth Pizzeria is only a 5 minute drive away. Dogs are really cute and friendly as well :) Would definitely stay here again!
Een plek waar je je thuisvoelt. Shelly is zeer gastvrij en informatief. De honden gedragen zich prima en zijn absoluut geen belemmering voor een prettig verblijf, integendeel, ze hebben toegevoegde waarde voor hondenliefhebbers. Shelly is een aanrader om van haar huis uit Anchorage te verkennen. Baie dankie, Shelly!
We enjoyed our stay here- it's very conveniently located, with lots of space. Potential guests should be aware that the dogs are certainly part of the house- one of their "areas" is a gated off area down in the living room for guests. However, they are super friendly and we actually loved their company. There is certainly no need to interact with the dogs if you don't choose to. Our only suggestions for Shelly would be to add a mini fridge and electric hot water pot downstairs for guests. That would be an easy upgrade and make it an even more comfortable place to be. Her suggestions on places to eat, hike, and visit would be great for non-Alaskans and out-of-towners. Overall, we would definitely recommend this place to our friends!
Shelly's place was awesome. Well situated and convenient to everything, super clean and comfortable and nice decor, and complete with super friendly dogs, we really felt at home and that everything we needed was right there. Great running and biking trails are nearby. And anchorage has an amazing coffee and microbrew scene. We love Alaska!!! Thanks Shelly.
We arrived a little too early but Shelly was very welcoming and showed us our rooms right away. The rooms are very cozy and the bathroom very clean. The two dogs were curious but friendly. Shelly's daughter was very helpful and we had everything we needed. The drive to the supermarket and the coffee place was short and easy to find.