#0455: USA, Alaska

Property #0455
Property #0455
Property #0455
Property #0455
Property #0455
Property #0455
Property #0455

    Description

    Our home is a modern house on 1.6 acres of birch forest, three miles north of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It has three bedrooms, three baths, and a large study in addition to living room and kitchen/dining area, plus a deck. We use one of the bedrooms as a sewing room, so the house sleeps four: one room with a queen bed, another with a double sofa bed. The living room upstairs looks out onto the woods where wild roses bloom and mother moose stroll by with their calves or bed down for a rest, as in the summer months the sky never gets fully dark. Lots in our neighborhood are larger than 1.6 acres, so no one very close, and an extensive system of walking trails beckons along the edge of our lot.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available Subaru Forester 98
    Extra credits for car 2

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough has about 90,000 people and is situated in the interior of Alaska, 360 miles north of Anchorage. Our weather is not coastal weather: we get colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the major institution in the state and provides many cultural and educational opportunities for visitors as well as residents.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x sofa bed

    Possible pallet bed for extra person in third bedroom; three full bathrooms available

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 4
    Cleaning included no
    $80

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    No wheelchair access

    Not suitable for small children, as bedrooms are on separate floors. Not suitable for those unable to use stairs, as kitchen and living room are on upper floor.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (8 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (8 minutes drive)

    Fishing (3 minutes drive)

    Downhillskiing (25 minutes drive)

    Golf (3 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Whitewater rafting (120 minutes drive)

    Cross country skiing (on site)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (5 minutes drive)

    Culture (5 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (15 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Getting there

    Fairbanks International Airport has a year round service with Alaska Airlines and a seasonal service with Delta, Northwest, and Condor Air (flights across the pole from Frankfurt, Germany). The airport is about 5 miles from our house. The Alaska Railroad also serves Fairbanks, with trains coming from the coastal cities of Seward and Anchorage, with stops at Denali National Park.

    Modern Home in the Alaskan Woods

    Live in the midst of woods yet close to town. Two hours drive to Denali National Park.

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (primary home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 4 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days