Home Base for Alaska adventure in Anchorage, AK

House
Anchorage AK United States
7 Guests   4 Bedrooms   5 Beds   2.0 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous  Non-simultaneous  Non-reciprocal  Hospitality 
Listed May 2019
Views 385
Response rate 100%

Single family home in a walkable neighborhood full of friendly people. Large yard with a creek to play in warmer weather and a big yard for snow forts in the winter. We’ll be posting more pics soon!

The space

Open area upstairs with living room/dining room/kitchen. Second living rom area downstairs with TV. Two bedrooms on main floor (queen and full size bed) and third and forth bedrooms downstairs with two top bunks and a small rock wall in one bedroom and a single bed and lots of toys in the second. Laundry room with washer and dryer also located downstairs. Full bath on both floors; one with tub/shower and one with shower only.

Guest access

Two floors, one flight of stairs. Lots of grab bars on the bathrooms/tub from previous owners.

Notes

We’re happy to have visitors of any age, but our stairs/railings are unsafe for mobile babies (open rails, etc). We have summer camping gear and winter gear (snow gear, sleds, etc) we can lend if needed.

Features

Cupboard/drawers
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
TV
WiFi
Towels
Bed sheets
Soap
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
BBQ
Fridge
Oven
Microwave

Travel styles

Long term
Adventure
Family
Sport and leisure
Foodie
Relaxing
Eco
Mountains
Water
Remote
Skiing
Culture
Hiking
Cycling
Golf

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking

Neighbourhood

Access to the Costal Trail (11 miles of paved walking or biking trails from downtown to Kincaid Park with our neighborhood being in the middle-ish), two parks/playgrounds within walking distance in the neighborhood. Well lit in the winter, lots of neighborhood walkers and bikers. Things to do in town include: TONS of wonderful and unique resturants and breweries, The Alaska Native Heritage Museum, The Anchorage Museum, Flight seeing from Lake Hood (bikeable from the house), plenty of regular “city” amenitites including movie theatres, book stores, grocery stores, local bakeries, local and chain resturants, shopping malls, salons, gyms, big box stores, etc. Great house to use as a "home base" for exploring more of Alaska. 45 minutes southeast of Anchorage you'll find Girdwood (https://girdwood.com/listings/things-to-do/). The winter offers skiing and snowboarding at the Aleyska resort and spa. Hiking trails and festivals are hosted here in the summer. Breweries, music events, and great restaurants happen all year long. While driving you'll pass beluga point and several other pull-offs for pictures and wildlife viewing (whales, eagles, dall sheep, and more). 2.5 hours south of Anchorage (1:45 beyond Girdwood) is Seward. You can arrive by car or train. On the way you have to opportunity to stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (https://www.alaskawildlife.org/) and Portage Glacier viewing area where you can take a boat ride and see the glacier up close. If you want to see more glaciers you can venture through the longest tunnel (2.5 miles) in North America to Whittier. In Whittier you can take a full day glacier and wildlife cruise. Whittier is on the Prince William sound and offers kayaking, animal viewing, fishing in season, and even scuba diving. Once in Seward you can take glacier or wildlife tours in Resurrection Bay, take a water taxi to islands for remote camping, kayak, or visit the Seward Sea Life Center (https://www.alaskasealife.org/)

Getting around

Biking distance to grocery, post office, and walking/biking distance to restaurants and coffee shops. There is bus and uber/lyft access throughout the city as well.

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Allie

Anchorage, Alaska
Joined March 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
Two adults traveling with our two kiddos, maybe the occasional grandparent.
Member description
A family of four living in Midtown Anchorage, Alaska. Close to the airport and a good home base for lots of Alaskan adventures. Currently looking for a swap in December/January (Christmas break from school, plus a little more on either side if we’re traveling far) of 2019/2020

Desired destinations


Open to any destination

Destination flexible
Dates flexible
"We have the ability to frequently work remotely, but are somewhat limited to our children’s breaks from school."

Destination flexible
Dates flexible

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