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Romantic Getaway, Family Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps Four Comfortably With One Bedroom, Two Queen Size And One Twin

Private, South Facing Lounging And Dining Deck Entrance. One Bedroom, One Bath With Additional Sleeping Accommodations. A Heavily Wooded Area, Close To Hiking, Biking And Walking Trails. Quiet, Restful Surroundings Provide A Real Vacation! Newly Redecorated And Remodeled With Top Of The Line Appliances, Furnishings And Artwork. Private Full Kitchen And Complete Laundry Facilities, Cable TV, Internet, Off Street Parking. Only One Unit. We Recommend Vehicle Transportation All Year Round And Four Wheel Drive From Snowfall To May 1st As We Can Experience Record Snowfall In Our Mountain Setting!

Constance Rauterkuss
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Small Amount Of German
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Constance Rauterkuss

56 Year Resident Owner Operator Lives On Site. Single Artist-Designer/ Owner For Alaska Mining Camp. Has Owned And Operated Home Stays For 20 Years. Avid Outdoors Lover, Gardener,World Traveler. Background In Geology, Gemology, And Theatre.

Constance Rauterkuss purchased this bungalow in 1990

Why Constance Rauterkuss chose Mid-Hillside

Wherever You May Wander, Home Really Is Where Your Heart Is......Mine Has Been HERE For Most Of My LIfe. Four Generations Have Lived Here And We Continue To Share It With International Friends And Visitors, Who Often Become Friends!!

What makes this bungalow unique

Viewing Decks And Porches Have Always Given Us The Opportunity To Watch The Re-birth Each Spring Of Many Creatures That Makeup The Alaska Wildlife..From Snowy Owls And Stellar Jays To Our Favorite.....The Mother Moose And Her Twins In Our Yard Nearly Every Day!!! A Home Tucked Away In The Woods So We Have A Getaway Feel.....But Not Too Far From Civilization!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Mid-Hillside, Alaska

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Full Bath With Tub And Shower, One Sink And Washer Dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Also a queen sofa bed in the living room, with a twin bed fold out.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Getaway, Family Friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Shawnee, Kansas

Amazing week in Alaska!

  • 5 of 5

The Tundra Swan Treehouse provided the perfect lodging for a one-week stay in Alaska for my spouse and me. It felt like a rustic, private cabin in the woods, but is close to major highways and every amenity in Anchorage. We easily enjoyed day trips for hiking, fishing, whale watching, and sightseeing. Everything that we needed was provided, including clean and modern kitchen facilities and a washer and dryer. The wi-fi worked very well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to any couple planning to spend some time in the Anchorage area. Connie was a joy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and the owner was overly helpful with anything we needed. Even offered us a ride.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and the owner was overly helpful with anything we needed. Even offered us a ride to the place from where we had stopped to eat and took us back the next day to get our rental car. Very nice and clean with everything we needed and more. I'd definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David! Thank You! You and your son were Dream visitors, you left our home as we care for it! Thank YOU for your care and consideration! Best Regards, C. Rauterkuss
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Quiet, clean and convenient

  • 4 of 5

The pictures give a good idea of what the apartment is like. The neighborhood is very woodsy - birds, squirrels, chance of bear, even evidence of moose. The whole apartment was scrupulously clean, the kitchen is well appointed, and the washer dryer was a big help. The wi-fi was excellent and so was the bed. It was wonderfully quiet, and perfect for a couple. It has a few quirks - the bedroom walls don't go all the way up to the ceiling; there are lights with no switches, and switches that don't turn anything on; and the bedroom closet has a great big window! We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You For Your Comprehensive Concerns, Ann!!! Actually ALL the switches go to either outside security lights and /or the heating and air conditioning features. We will label them in the future, but they need to exist because of the variances in temperatures in our location( from 90 degrees in the summer to minus 30 in the winter!!)We would have been happy to explain the What and Where of ALL the "switch" aspects of the unit! All The Best, C. Rauterkuss
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Surprising privacy, wonderful setting, great host

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything and more than was advertised. It's off the side of the main house with its own porch facing into a patch of trees, so feels like a cabin off in the woods. The interior was sparkling clean and well-maintained. Kitchen was nice, amply equipped and with a small table for four. It was an adequate space for us and our two kids, super comfortable and Connie couldn't have been a more gracious host. She also offered her own stories of the Alaska that we came to experience, and helped us find a mother moose and her calves that were wandering the neighborhood. We hope to return for another stay when in Anchorage again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and decor

  • 5 of 5

Connie was a great host, and the treehouse was perfect for our two adults and one teen. It had everything we needed, the design and furnishings were really comfortable, and the wooded setting was amazing. This is our new favorite place to stay when visiting family in Anchorage.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and really clean!

  • 5 of 5

Connie was amazing and so helpful during our stay! She stayed up to greet us when we arrived even though it was close to 11pm. The property is easy to get to and close to everything, but it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. The residence is beautifully decorated and perfect for a couple. You have everything you need. If you have children they will sleep on the pullout but they have extra bedding so it should be really comfortable. Recommend staying here for sure! We will be going back again soon!

Kim & Bryan

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ted Stevens International 17 Minutes
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Firetap SportsBar 5-7 Minutes
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
O'Malley Golf 4 Minutes
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Anchorage Depot 19 Minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Seward Highway 7 Minutes
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
South 5 Minutes
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Hilltop Ski Area 5-7 Minutes

A year round delight for all in season activities. Skiers, Photographers, Snowboarders, Runners, Snowmachiners, Golf, Rock Climbers, Hikers, Hunters, Fisherman, Mountain Climbers, Many International And Domestic Visitors Come Here Year Round To Enjoy Spectacular Scenery As Well As The Overwhelming Sense Of Being In The Middle Of One Of The Biggest Outdoor And Last Truly "Wild" Places Left On Planet Earth. International Sporting Events Are Held Summer And Winter As Well As Seasonal Fairs And Markets. The World Famous Alyeska Resort 35 Miles To The South Host World Cup Skiing And Boasts Of Ocean Level Downhill Runs. The Alaska Zoo, Flattop Mountain Hiking, Hilltop Ski Area, Basketball & Tennis Courts And Triple Diamond Stables, Plus Outdoor Playground And Picnic Areas Are All Within 5 Minutes.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$271.02
Damage Insurance AU$134.15
Damage Deposit AU$677.55

Pets are not allowed on the premises or in the rental unit. This is a Non-Smoking facility, so smoking is not allowed on the premises or in the rental unit. Damage/ and or Theft of the Contents of this Rental Property Unit will be charged to your credit card and Theft will be reported to Local Authorities and punished as Criminal Activity. $200.00 Cleaning Fee is Charged at the time of Reservation, $50.00 refundable if unit is left in acceptable condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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