#0538: USA, Alaska

Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538
Property #0538

    Description

    To really get away from it all, consider this high end vacation property exchange in a setting as beautiful and dramatic as a Grieg piano concerto; there are literally such highs and lows in the surrounding landscape, it is heart-stopping. All you have to do is look out of the bedroom or living room windows, and you are elevated by breathtaking mountain vistas. The seasons are dramatic; the topography is dramatic; the skiing is dramatic; and the nearby waterway, the Turnagain Arm of the Gulf of Alaska, is dramatic. In winter, the skiing at Alyeska Resort is first-rate, and at the end of the day, you can sometimes enjoy the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. In summer, there can be up to 20 hours of daylight to enjoy gorgeous hikes. The Turnagain Arm of the Gulf of Alaska at the base of the mountains has large tide ranges. In addition, there are hanging glaciers above the Girdwood Valley adding to the grand scene.
    This luxury exchange home is located on the slope side of Alyeska Mountain overlooking the Girdwood Valley. There is maximum use of windows to take in the spectacular views. The living room is cozy with a fireplace and TV. There is a country feel to the lightwood dining table just adjacent to the kitchen.
    The master bedroom has a modern sleigh bed, and is very refreshing with a view of the mountains during the day, and a view of the stars at night.
    The second bedroom has a cozy nook for the bed, and also plenty of light.
    At 1,000 square feet, you’ll feel comfortable while gazing at the grandeur outside. It is only a two-minute ski to the closest chairlift, and a 20-minute walk to the tram which runs year-round. Of special note is the fact that there are no other buildings between this exclusive home swap and the ski resort.
    Additionally, in the winter, you can take a chartered boat tour for glacier viewing, go backcountry skiing, or take a snowmobile tour amongst other activities. In the summer, go whitewater rafting, or take a chartered marine tour of Prince William Sound.
    If you crave adventure, love nature, but want lovely accommodations, this high end property exchange is for you.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Girdwood, Alaska is a small town of about 2000 year-round residents.  It is home to Alyeska Ski Resort, Alaska's most renowned ski resort.  Alyeska is unique in that it's base is at sea level so getting there is easy.  The condo itself is slopeside of Alyeska Mountain, a two-minute ski to the closest chairlift and a 20-minute walk to the year-round tram that takes spectators 2300' vertical in 7 minutes.  No other buildings are positioned between this condo and the ski resort.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x double, 1 x single

    Queen bed in master bedroom. Single, pull-out mattress located in second bedroom, but may easily be moved to master bedroom or living room.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    shower 2: 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 15
    Sept 1 - Nov 15 off season = 12 credits per week
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Horse riding (30 minutes walk)

    Fishing (90 minutes drive)

    Downhillskiing (on site)

    Golf (60 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Windsurfing (20 minutes drive)

    Whitewater rafting (60 minutes drive)

    Cross country skiing (on site)

    Other

    Shops (20 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (20 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (20 minutes walk)

    Amusement Parks (20 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (15 minutes drive)

    Beach (15 minutes drive)

    Wild life abounds in Alaska. Moose, ptarmigan, bald eagle, and black bear are common outside of the condo window. Beluga whales approach a few yards from the road to Anchorage, about 15 minutes from the condo. For the more adventurous, try a tandem paragliding flight from the top of the Alyeska tram!

    Getting there

    Girdwood is a 40-minute drive southeast along the beautiful Turnagain Arm from the Anchorage International Airport.  Look for bald eagle, dall sheep, baluga whale, and moose along the way.  Continue south out of Girdwood 90 minutes to Seward for some of Alaska's best halibut and salmon fishing. 

    Car rental at the airport is encouraged so that you are free to explore some of Alaska's southcentral (Kenai, Seward, Homer).  It is possible to arrange private transportation to Girdwood and simply walk to the resort after arrival, however.  The town center, with public library, post office, grocery store, and several rentals is a twenty minute walk from the condo.

    Alyeska Resort Mountainside Condo

    Ski in and out!

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 15 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 5
    Min stay 3 days
    Prime Time 12 Aug 17 to 19 Aug 17
    15 credits
    19 Aug 17 to 26 Aug 17
    15 credits
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger