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Modern, Artisan-Inspired Living"""

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 204 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath spacious home with filtered ocean, town & mtn views

As you enter this unique, historic home you will discover a level of gracious, artisan living that encourages creativity and relaxation. Original art, spacious rooms and oversized windows invite you to enjoy your own unique approach to vacation life. Enjoy dramatic views that take in the Juneau-Douglas Channel, Sandy Beach and the quaint towns of Douglas and Juneau. This 2200 square foot home was built in 1914 and has been carefully renovated into a spacious, modern home, we call the Fleek House.

Hand finished original Douglas Fir floors hint at times past and offer a rich golden hue underfoot throughout the main living areas. The Fleek House features in-floor heat which is gentle on the body and reduces dust in the home. The home is framed with clear fir timbers and features hard wood flooring throughout, so people with allergies can more easily enjoy the home.

The Fleek House offers 3 bedrooms each with one bed only that can accommodate one or two adults for a total of up to 6 people if there are two people per bed. The home also has an upstairs toy/book nook area that is open to the hallway and does not have a door, This nook has a loveseat that opens into a twin mattress. One or two floor sleeping mats can also be placed into this toy/book nook but it makes for a tight fit. We require an additional guest fee of $15 per night for more than 8 guests and we limit the home's total occupancy to 10.

A hand built entertainment center houses a large TV and wifi router in the living room. Comfy furniture and warm throws invite you to snuggle in and enjoy the view, or catch a Netflix show on TV. (Apple TV is available with a Fleek House Netflix account.)

The kitchen offers granite counters, custom maple cabinets and an eat-in bar with seating for four. The appliances are stainless steel and include a double electric oven and a gas range top, a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer. Gather meal inspiration from the cookbook collection and prepare an Alaskan meal fit for kings and queens. A custom built steel and wood dining table can seat up to 12 guests with an additional 4 at the bar.

The Fleek House has a full laundry/mud room with new high efficiency washer and dryer on the main floor.

Relax and unwind in the oversized master suite on the main floor. A spacious bathroom features a walk-in tiled shower, his and her vanities, a separate commode room and a walk-in closet.

Climb the stairs to discover 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and one with a full sized bed. There is also a bonus room with a loveseat that opens into a twin bed. A full bathroom with a tub is available to upstairs guests.

The Fleek House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the small town of Douglas. You can walk from the house to a really great dining and cocktail experience at the Island Pub which is only 3 blocks away. Or enjoy one of the many award-winning Alaskan Brewery beers at Louie's Douglas Inn Bar, also only 3 blocks away. If you are a walker, this home offers several easy walking loops from .25 mile to over 3 miles in length. In fact, historic downtown Juneau is only three miles away if you really want to stretch your legs!

There are two to three off-street parking spaces in the driveway off of E Street for the Fleek House.

Although we love animals, we are not able to accommodate pets in this home as we are maintaining the home to be restful and pleasing to those who suffer from allergies. For this same reason, we are not able to offer in-home smoking options. For those able to smoke outside and properly dispose of cigarette butts, this home might still offer a lovely accommodation.

More Details

Sydney and Alan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Sydney and Alan

Hello! We are Sydney and Alan and we LOVE houses, especially houses with character and charm. Alan is a contractor and Sydney is a graphic designer turned shoe store owner (she owns Shoefly Alaska in historic downtown Juneau). Together we re-design homes and either sell or rent them to people who also love houses. Sydney grew up in Southeast Alaska, spending time in Cordova, Yakutat, Ketchikan and Juneau. Alan grew up in California, specifically the very Northern part of the state with massive redwood forests and the brilliant green Smith River. They met in in California, got married and decided to move to Juneau, Alaska. Alan agreed to a five-year adventure and over 20 years later we are still here enjoying all Southeast Alaska has to offer!

Sydney and Alan purchased this house in 2009

Why Sydney and Alan chose Douglas

Again, we LOVE houses with character and charm and this rustic mining home was on the verge of condemnation when it came to our attention. We tramped through the home in the dark (the power was turned off) cold of winter and instantly could see the lovely potential it had. As we like to say, the home has "good bones." The home became our "side" project and we worked on it in our spare time from 2009 to 2015. We discovered that the home was built in 1914 and was known as the Fleek House up until we purchased it. This home has survived two major fires that destroyed blocks of downtown Douglas and with our structural improvements and modern insulation and heating systems , it is one of the coziest homes in Douglas when the Taku Winds howl up to 100 miles per hour every winter. We are pleased to know that this home will continue to grace the hillside of downtown Douglas for years to come.

What makes this house unique

The Fleek House offers a hand crafted, artisan home space that we think encourages relaxation while inspiring creativity. Read a book curled up on the divan in the living room or sip a great wine at the kitchen bar while you admire the view up the Juneau Douglas Channel to Taku Harbor. Gather fresh Alaska seafood and all the fixings for a gourmet meal which your whole group can cook up in the spacious kitchen. Then serve it up on our custom crafted metal and wood dining room table. Or skip cooking in and stroll to a great cocktail and dinner at the Island Pub only three blocks away. This home offers a slice of small town life with some urban-level restaurant, bar and theatre options. A great combo!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sydney & Alan,

Can't begin to express our thanks and joy in staying at your lovely home. Talk about a home away from home! It lacked for nothing in helping us have one of the best trips on the planet. We will be back and we will tell the world of your wonderful oasis here on Douglas.

With Love & Blessings,

Alicia and 6 Tennessee Sweethearts!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Douglas, Alaska

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main Floor Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Walk in tiled shower, 2 vanities, walk-in closet, Commode Rm
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Front Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master Suite Bedroom on Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Side Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Bonus Room, Does not have a door that closes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Renovated, Clean, Spacious Historic Home with Views
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

Fleek House in Douglas, Alaska a true serene vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation visiting our daughter/sister/auntie in her new city of Juneau. Ages were 18 months to 70 yrs and this wonderful house made our stay stress free. The communal space is charming with room for children to play as adults visited. Beds were so comfortable and all of the rooms were light and airy even on cloudy days. Plenty of room so everyone had a place to go if they needed time away from the family group. Nice quiet neighborhood, lovely view and close to all the outdoor activities available in the Juneau/Douglas area. Sydney was at great making sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! We look forward to our next visit to Fleek House!

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Carol! As I am cleaning or adding to the Fleek House experience, I always hope that it translates into a delightful home base for our visitors to enjoy Juneau and Douglas. It is great to hear that our efforts resulted in a comfortable, stress free stay for you and your family.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. The house was very spacious and the owners where great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We truly enjoyed our visit to Juneau and were extremely comfortable in your home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home for families

  • 5 of 5

Fleek House is a beautiful property which is perfect for families. My husband and I stayed there with our daughter, her husband and their three age 5 and under children. The home was well equipped and safe for the little ones. We would definitely stay here again when we visit Juneau.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol! You and your family are welcome back any time. Kindly, Sydney & Alan
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Beautiful, clean home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The Fleek House was a lovely place for my friends and I to stay during our recent trip to Juneau. It's very convenient to downtown Juneau and has beautiful views of Mount Roberts and the harbor. The house is meticulously cleaned and exceptionally well-kept. Beds are very comfortable, bathrooms are spacious, and the living space is beautifully decorated and maintained. This is the *best rental* I have yet to find on either VRBO or Airbnb and exceeded expectations. Sydney and Allen were very responsive to any needs, and had turned on the heat and lights for us when we showed up at 10pm for check-in. If we are lucky enough to return to Juneau, we will definitely stay here again.

Thanks for a lovely experience in Juneau!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed our home. Thank you for your kind words!
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Immaculate - top of the line amenities.. very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We felt pampered..

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurrah!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juneau International Aiport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Louie's Bar
Nearest Ferry
14.9 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry: Auke Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Island Pub
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Eaglecrest Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Downtown Douglas offers a range of walking and hiking loops and trails. Walk a gentle loop through historic residential neighborhoods and old mining sites and sandy beaches. Or, hike the Mt. Jumbo trail or the Treadwell Ditch Trail.

Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy the Island Pub or the Douglas Cafe and quench your thirst with tasty libations from the Island Pub or Louie's' Douglas Inn. Take in a play at the Perseverance Theatre or local musicians performing at the Island Pub or Louie's.

Hop over to Juneau and shop in the year-round historic shops along Seward Street, Front Street and North Franklin Street. Schedule a flightseeing tour with Wings & Taku Glacier Lodge, or a whale watching cruise or a fishing charter expedition. Enjoy king crab at Tracy's King Crab Shack from May to September. Enjoy fresh Alaska cuisine at SALT or the Rookery on Seward Streets. Both of these restaurants are passionate about food and sourcing fresh, local ingredients. Watch float planes come in and out while dining at the Hangar on the Wharf and be sure to stop in the Alaska Brewery shops downtown.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Douglas, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Juneau Winter Rate
8 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
House Cleaning AU$267.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Snow shovels are available on site and guests are responsible for snow removal in the driveway and on the house sidewalks/decking, unless pre-arranged with the owner. Extra guests beyond 7 total guests require a daily additional guest fee of $15.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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