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Splendid Beachfront View - No cleaning fee

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Watch The Tide Roll In And The Eagles Soar From This Splendid 500 Sq

Enjoy watching the changing tide from the windows of this 500 sq foot rental. It has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and a full bathroom with washer and dryer. The bedroom has a comfy queen sized bed with memory foam mattress. The living room sofa folds down to sleep two. Flat screen cable TV is provided along with WiFi. Attic bonus room is 8 x 20, ceiling height is 6'4". Guests have access to a small row boat, BBQ grill, basketball hoop and trampoline if desired. It is close to several hiking trails and only 7 minutes to downtown Juneau attractions and shopping.

Merigwen Kawakami
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Japanese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Merigwen Kawakami

My husband came to Juneau as a foreign exchange student from Japan at the age of sixteen. He was the momentary envy of his classmates when during a school assembly it was announced that the country he would be going to was AMERICA. Envy turned to laughter when the state was announced. He wouldn't be going to California or New York but ALASKA. The perceived notion and disappointment of being sent to a frozen wasteland ended when his airplane landed and his love of fishing began. After marrying and living in Japan for several years, we decided to return to Juneau to be closer to family and fishing. My husband is a business consultant. I'm a former teacher who now works seasonally for the Alaska State Legislature. We have three children and a small dog, Mr. Tubbs.

Merigwen Kawakami purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Merigwen Kawakami chose North Douglas

When looking for a place to build our home we both wanted to have a view of something. This location offered not only a view of water and mountains but the Lemon Glacier, as well as beach front. In the summer we see a lot of rainbows and in winter the Northern Lights. Canadian geese and swans stop by as they migrate. Ducks and Bald Eagles are always about. On occasion bear, porcupine and deer wander through the yard.

What makes this apartment unique

In addition to being in a quite location and having a beautiful view, fishing is only minutes away. King salmon fishing can be done off of the rocks at False Outer Point or in the stream at Fish Creek. Starting about mid-August Silver salmon can be caught right outside the front door and then grilled. A small boat is available if you care to row about during high tide. Hiking and the Alpine Zipline are available at nearby Eagle Crest, Juneau's winter time downhill and cross country ski resort. Or do a short hike on Outer Point Loop Trail or Rainforest trail. A twelve minute car ride to the south of Douglas Island puts you at Sandy Beach and the trails that wind through the ruins of the Treadwell gold mine. Or cross the Juneau-Douglas bridge and be in downtown Juneau in 10 minutes to shop, eat, visit museums, historic sites, ride the tram or hike Perseverance and the Mount Roberts Trails. The Mendenhall Glacier is about a 20 minute drive, as is Auke Bay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in North Douglas, Alaska

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Full size tub with shower, toilet, sink, washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size memory foam bed. Full closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Splendid Beachfront View - No cleaning fee
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for our week long vacation in Juneau. The bed was comfortable. The place had everything we needed. We couldn't have picked a better spot to enjoy ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet retreat in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Convenient to all locations on Douglas Island and Juneau. Sparely furnished, but with a lovely view. The bed and pillows were especially comfortable. Owners were friendly but not intrusive. Would definitely go back here.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and for your review. If you come for another visit it would be great to see you again.
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Simple, spotless unit with gracious, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

The unit has everything needed and all was impeccably clean. Shortly before our arrival I asked about public transportation options because our flight was arriving late and I was concerned about not making it to the car rental desk before it closed. The owner offered to come pick us up if we ended up being stranded. We ended up not needing it, but it was a most kind gesture. Also, during our stay there was a minor plumbing issue that happened late at night and the owner immediately responded and corrected the issue. Finally, we left a sweatshirt behind when we left. She notified us immediately and personally delivered it to us on our way back through the area on our way home. We would gladly stay here again if we are ever back in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review (and the Starbuck's card). Wish your sons the best at school.
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Perfect for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We loved the friendly atmosphere and beautiful view. This place had just what we needed for a family of 4 to enjoy Juneau. Very comfortable beds and pillows, kitchen, welcoming host, easy access to town and serene setting. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to host you during Celebration. I'm glad you chose to stay with us.
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Was absolutely awesome! Was the best place ever to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was like home away from home. Merigwen and Tom were very helpful. Was a very wonderful place to stay. We hope to visit and be able to stay with them again.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you. Come again anytime!
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my husband, son and I to stay for our week in Juneau! More than we hoped for- super clean and beautiful views outside our window. This was primarily a fishing trip and the location was perfect... and the fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer were very appreciated. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Juneau Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Auke Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Eagle Crest
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sandy Beach or False Outer Point
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.4

Damage deposit is refunded within 30 days of check out provided there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.