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Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Price $249/4

Bedrooms 2
Space 106 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in heart of Girdwood is perfect. 2 bedrooms, loft, hot tub.

Welcome to Cortina Cottage! Our bright and spacious cabin is just right for your family, family plus grandparents, or a small group of close friends. We know that you will be happy in our home.

Two bedrooms plus a private loft provide 3 sleeping areas for up to 8 comfortably. 1) Main floor queen bedroom. 2) Second floor king bedroom, with a twin bed, plus a child's sleeping cubby. 3) Second floor loft with a double bed. For some, our sole shortfall is one main floor bathroom. Our cabin's Alaskan charm, our price and amenities overshadow this. We want you out exploring our area, marveling at the state's beauty, taking breathtaking photos, and returning to comfort.

Cottage is intended for tourists, visitors, romantic weekends for a couple, and families. Parties, celebrations, gatherings, and get-togethers of friends are not the purpose of this rental.

Here are a few amenities:

No cleaning fee for 4 or fewer guests.

Additional discounts for 2 people.

No insurance fee.

Fully refundable damage deposit.

Hot tub for 6 adults in a covered gazebo.

Gas fireplace.

Gas grill.

Washer and dryer with laundry detergent.

Wi Fi.

Quiet friendly neighborhood.

Excellent location, just 10 minute walk up to day lodge, Alyeska mountain and restaurants, or 10 minute walk down to the Mercantile, amazing playground, and more restaurants.

Coffee, tea, condiments, kitchen staples like flour, sugar, oils, vinegars, spices etc, foil, napkins and more.

Instant boiling water tap for tea.

Black out curtains in bedrooms for Alaskan midnight sun.


DVD and movies (rent at mercantile too).

Sunny, open and spacious layout with oversized leather couches.

Eat in kitchen bar.

Expandable dining table for 8.

On demand hot water so everyone has a hot shower every time.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer.

Very easy driving directions.

Drive up to the door parking.

Picnic area.

Mudroom for wet gear.

Clothes iron and ironing board.

Toys, games, playing cards, board games.

We happily share with you our knowledge for trip planning, local restaurants, trails, and sites.

Our family of four stays here every weekend in winter. We host other friends and families very often, and we never tire of our cottage's comfort and charm. We are delighted to share this special place with you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Patty

We are outdoor Alaskans. We ski Alyeska Resort and nordic trails in the winter and spend time on the ocean in Prince William Sound, mountain bike, hike, and camp in the summer. We want our guests to get out and experience the Alaska we know. We will help you with local knowledge and "must sees", and we work really hard to make your stay at our home the best experience possible.

Patty purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Patty chose Alaska

Girdwood is great on its own, and it is a great jump off spot for Prince William Sound whale watching, Alaska Railroad day trips, day trips to Anchorage, Seward, or fishing on the Kenai Penninsula. Our cottage provides a great base for all travelers, active mountain runners or quiet walkers.

Girdwood is a special place. There are no stop lights. The small town atmosphere of Girdwood is relaxed, friendly and simple.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage feels comfortable from the moment you enter. We loved it from the start, and we host friends with their kids many weekends in the winter. We are located in the heart of Girdwood's first neighborhood (after the earthquake in 1964), on a quiet, very walkable side street. No need to drive from our home if you want items from the store, a bite to eat, or want to have beers and listen to music at the Sitzmark. In summer it is likely you will see a bear or moose in town if you keep your eyes open.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Girdwood

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 106 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes in the cottage please. No parties, events, tents, and no additional sleepers not previously booked.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , hot water on-demand heater
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. Queen bedroom. Main floor. Bathroom is also on this main floor. 2. King bedroom. Second floor. Includes king, twin, and child's sleeping cubby for anyone up to about 5'8 inches. 3. Second floor loft with double bed and door to porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We provide pre-trip planning if desired. With 25 years experience in the area, we know all of the 'must see' places and trails.


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Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Price $249/4
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Comfortable cottage with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days at Cortina cottage, it had everything we needed and the location was great for accessing the trails at Alyeska resort.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the area and loved the cottage. It had everything needed for our excursion.

  • 5 of 5

We would return again. Clean, comfy and in an amazing area of Alaska!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic town! Wonderful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Patty was an amazing host! She accommodated our large group from the get-go. She was kind, helpful, and went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable and had a great time. The cottage was clean and welll appointed. Easy walk to several trails, great eateries, the tram, and many other fantastic tourist type locations. Definitely a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA USA

The Cottage was perfect! Great location, clean and comfortable living space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 stay at the cottage and it was exactly what we'd hoped for. The location is perfectly situated near Alyaeska, as well "downtown" Girdwood (grocery store and restaurants). The cottage was very clean upon arrival and had all that we needed in terms of towels, cooking utensils, etc. even had a hot tub! Patty was very helpful and accommodating through the process, too! Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations! Cant wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage. It was like having our own home on vacation. Everything we might have forgot to pack was already there. Its beautiful and very roomy for a bigger family. The location is perfect and we watched wildlife and the beautiful mountains from the front porch. We will definitely come back and enjoy this getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, fabulous location, awesome views

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sitzmark up the roadl, Silvertip down the road.
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Anchorage O'Malley Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Girdwood Whistle Stop on Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Seward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Several up the road, Several down by mercantile
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Beach viewing 10 minutes, Beach walking - Whittier
Car: necessary

Summer is the time to visit. Every type of attraction in mountains, rivers and the ocean is nearby. On the water, raft, cruise, kayak, fish in rivers, fish in the ocean, whale watch, visit glaciers. See bands and experience local festivals at the Alyeska resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$126.11
Additional Guest Fee A$25.22 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$630.55

Cleaning fee will be refunded for a group of 4 or fewer. Smaller groups and extended stays may also qualify for a discounted cleaning fees.

A group of 2 may be eligible for further discount on cottage rental rate. Please speak with owner prior to booking.

Cottage is intended for tourists, visitors, romantic weekends for couples, and families. Parties and get togethers with friends are not the purpose of this rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.