Gorgeous, sunny two bedroom located in the heart of Fairview, just a mile and a half from downtown. Relax in our recently renovated mid-century modern inspired home. Well stocked with cooking utensils, coffee beans, and a washer + dryer.
Downtown Gardens is a bright, recently renovated two bedroom apartment with all the comforts you may need! With a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen in the small bedroom, we have worked hard to make our space as lovely as possible by anticipating anything our guests may have need of. There is a also a small futon in the living room to take care of a fifth guest (futon can only sleep one person) that may join you. With a 50" LG Smart TV, high speed WiFi, and access to Netflix + Hulu, the apartment is ready for any rainy or snowy days you may encounter! We have a great selection of coffees and teas, and snacks for those arriving late at night (most flights into Anchorage arrive late), to try to ease your arrival into or departure from our great state!
With a fully stocked kitchen you will feel right at home. Using our keycode door lock, you can arrive any time after check in. We try to take the stress out of traveling and give you an enjoyable stay!
*For those desiring a larger footprint, this space is about 750 sq feet, with a small bathroom; although the bathroom is equipped with a full sized tub.*
We are a serviced apartment!
We offer weekly cleanings for longer stays, but are happy to accommodate more frequent cleanings for an additional charge.
If there is a special event going on in your life, like a birthday, anniversary, or new addition to the family, let us know so we can make sure you feel right at home! We're happy to pick up champagne, flowers or baked goods on request.
Please let us know if we can help you with reservations and bookings for restaurants, shows or Alaskan adventures; glacier cruises, flight seeing, or bear viewing!
We also offer an "Aurora Alert", where we will text you late at night if the aurora borealis is out in Anchorage! Please let us know if you would like to be notified of auroral activity.
+Please message us even if this space is booked! We have other properties available!+
Accès des voyageurs
You will have entire access to your half of the duplex, as well as a driveway that fits one car, and street parking.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live just a couple of houses down! We own the entire duplex and frequently walk over to tend to the gardens. We are almost always nearby during summer. If we do head out of town, we have lovely people that are on standby for your needs, and I will provide you with a phone number for them.
We are close to downtown and the hospitals, which while though fabulous in distance comes with everything entailed when you live downtown; it is definitely a busier area, with lots of faces coming through.
This house is right on a very busy walking street. You are only a couple streets down from the grocery store, so you will definitely see lots of people walking + riding their bikes by with grocery bags. There's not a lot of car traffic though, as this road ends in a cul de sac.
Fairview is a lovely little eclectic neighborhood representing old Alaskana. We are sandwiched between traditional log homes, tumbledown cabins, recent renovations + beautiful new construction, and the odd leftover quonset house. We are a five minute walk to a Safeway grocery store, and a 15 minute walk to our favorite bakery, Fire Island Bakery! A 10 minute bike or car ride will bring you right downtown. We are a growing neighborhood of young professionals sneaking in as close as we can to downtown.
- No smoking anywhere on the property: All smokers must go on the sidewalk.
-No fish processing: We have found this is too smelly for the house or property.
-Please keep all little feet and big feet out of the gardens: We spend a lot of time with our greenery and it is upsetting when little ones rip up the plants. We would hate to have to say no kids!
-Leave no trace: Be a real Alaskan, and leave no trace! By that we mean please don't leave any dishes in the sink, furniture moved around, or large messes.
-Please keep shoes off inside the house! An Alaskan house rule as we frequently get wet and muddy (or snowy!) and we will provide a door mat for you by the front door to leave your shoes.
-In general we say "no pets", but we are willing to consider an animal on a case by case basis.
-Absolutely no parties, and no guests over without prior permission. We have many people visiting family- we have no problem with friends and family dropping by when they give us a head's up. :)
If you throw a party on the property, it is an immediate minimum $250 cleaning fee, with additional fees for breakage or any excessive mess.
-Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am.
Thank you for respecting this!
My husband Rob and I have spent many years living and traveling all around the world. We have met some amazing people in our travels, so it was only natural to open our home, too! Now we have the chance to show everyone how amazing Alaska is, and why we love it so much.
Rob and I have been together for over ten years, living the majority of it in Alaska, and we run two businesses together. These businesses, a media company specializing in website design and copywriting, and Soapberry Travel, an Airbnb, + Turo co-hosting + cleaning company, allow us the freedom for amazing adventures and last minute road trips.
We are originally East Coast kids; I'm a New Englander from New Hampshire, and Rob hails from North Carolina. We met when we were stationed together in Louisiana volunteering in the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina hit. I remember calling my mom a couple of days after I met him- "You met a guy? In a disaster relief zone??!" I can still hear her incredulous voice. What a way to know the guy you're dating is a good guy! He was down there in the trenches with me, and the fact that we met over a mutual passion for helping other people set us on the path we're on today.
My husband and I share a strong love of travel, new experiences, and meeting wonderful people all around the world. We're working on our second languages; we are minimally conversant in Spanish and Italian, and know some phrases in German, Japanese, and Russian- but mostly we are excellent with hand gestures and miming to help get a point across. We are also fluent in translation apps. ;)