The house is all new inside and absolutely gorgeous. When I say everything is new, that includes the walls, triple pane windows, doors, toilets, cabinets, trim, flooring and the
furniture. This also includes all the linens, dishes, and everything. The house is in a great neighborhood and is very quiet. The house has huge windows and you will feel close to nature when you see the 30' pine tree out front or see the cute squirrel running across the fence line in the back. Pick some fresh apples from the trees in late August once they are ripe. Bake a fresh pie or apple crumble. Raspberry bushes also along the back fence.
The house is a bi-level house with 9 stairs going to the front door. This house has 2 full size living rooms and 2 full size kitchens. Having 2 refrigerators is definitely handy with a big group. The second kitchen will help if one family has picky eaters. Dinner can be prepared at the same time. The downstairs is finished. It has 2 more bedrooms and another full bathroom. There are 15 steps going downstairs. The living area is bigger than the upstairs kitchen/living room area. It has a big 55" TV, three full size couches. The dining room table seats 6 and the breakfast bar holds 3. In the corner there is a queen bed to eliminate the use of the blowup mattress. But if it is needed there is still plenty of room if we move a couch.
The coastal trail is close by for a morning jog or afternoon walk. Shopping is only .25 miles away and downtown is only 2 miles away. It is a straight shot on the Seward Hwy which is right there. Moose's Tooth pizza is Anchorage's best pizza and is only 1 mile away. Amazing pizza and home brewed beer.
Downtown has many things to offer. Shopping, sightseeing, bike rentals, coastal trail and even fishing. Many restaurants and bars to eat delicious food. Renting bikes from downtown is great way to check out the coastal trail. You will sometimes see moose as well.
The end of May and into June is a great time to hit ship creek, right down town and reel up a king salmon. Throw on some chest waders or boots and grab a fishing pole. Don't forget to get a fishing license and be very careful of the tide. The mud and the tide can be dangerous so talk to the locals before venturing out into the stream.
Chilkoot Charlie's is the infamous bar for Anchorage. It is about 1.5 from the house and it usually has a band on one side and a dj on the other. One bar is called the birdhouse which has a slanted bar with many stories regarding the original Birdhouse and full of pranks.
Total of 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Upstairs, room 1 has a queen bed and a twin bed, room 2 has a king bed, and room 3 has a king bed. 2 bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs, room 4 has a king bed and room 5 has 2 queen beds. 1 queen bed in open area downstairs and a queen size blowup mattresses if needed. 1 bathroom downstairs.
*** SAVE MONEY WITH COUPONS****
I have also purchased several coupon books that offers many discounts on many tourist attractions and over 300 restaurants. Most of them are buy one get one free. So if you decide to take a trip on the Alaska Railroad to Seward and back and a ticket is $170 they will give you one ticket free. The major coupons I will give out one, for every three nights books. The book will be left at the house for your use for any of the restaurant ones or other activities. It could definitely save you a couple hundreds of dollars.