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USA Alaska Girdwood Alyeska Listing #16166

Compton's - Girdwood, AK

8 reviews
Max occupancy: 9 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Dog-friendly 
139 Carlina Dr., Girdwood, AK 99587

Spacious chalet w/ private hot tub, solarium, and more - dogs ok!

Your Girdwood getaway will be relaxing with this retreat, boasting an open-beam construction, a private hot tub, and a solarium. Dogs are also welcome for a small, nightly fee.

Set amongst towering trees, this rental will add a feeling of serenity to your stay. Do some hiking or biking nearby, or take a trek to a shimmering glacier. Try kayaking, dogsledding, or head to Akyeska Resort for excellent skiing and snowboarding. Girdwood proper is two miles away, where you'll find dining and nightlife.

Warm up by the wood stove after savoring a hearty, home-cooked meal, and start your days in the sunny solarium while you enjoy your breakfast. This rental also has recent flooring updates, free WiFi, and private washer/dryer as added amenities.

Make your Alaskan adventure vacation special. Book this rental today!

* The individual making the reservation must be 25 years of age or older and must occupy the rental property the entire term of the reservation. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Outdoor

Deck

8 reviews

Sara M. Mar 2020
Great place! Lots of room and very warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Lisa F. Jan 2020
We love going to Girdwood. This place had a lot of potential, but needs help to meet the higher standard outlined in the contractual/safety requirements per the Vacasa Owner’s Handbook https://www.vacasa.com/docs/Owner-Guide. Most people expect safety and comfort when renting a place. Neither were met in the Compton property which meant we had to deal with both issues instead of just enjoying ourselves.

Negatives:

Not providing required equipment to ensure the safety of renters! Property lacked mandated smoke detectors on every floor, Carbon Monoxide detectors, and other safety equipment i.e., shovel for snow removal, and adequate lighting with operating light bulbs i.e., at the entrance.

Not receiving a timely response to safety concerns. When we smelled natural gas we called and texted the owner multiple time, but did not receive a timely response back and we ended up needing to call the fire department. When the owner finally did reply she was dismissive and doubted that we actually smelled gas.

Not providing a well stocked kitchen with equipment and other necessary supplies! The home had an old refrigerator with broken drawers, freezer was not cleaned, dishwasher was missing drawers which had to be located before we could wash dishes and the top drawer kept falling down, many supplies were lacking, and everything was in poor condition (plates, glasses, pots/pans, coffee maker are old, nothing matched, and many things did not work as needed (i.e., knives not sharp). The home also lacked other supplies that help maintain a clean property i.e., they only had a small hand held vacuum, old broom with no dust pan, no recycling containers.

Not outfitting bedrooms with necessary supplies for comfort. Two out of four bedrooms had mattresses that were basically unusable/miserable. The double futon was so hard that someone slept on the floor (it was softer), and the queen bed was way too soft/dipped in middle. The master bedroom had NO heat source, and the room was outfitted with only a set of sheets and light weigh bedspread. No blankets, no extra comforter or blankets for emergencies and all the rooms did not have enough pillows and those available were in old/poor condition. The bunkbeds were of questionable safety and swayed terribly (though the mattresses were very comfy).

Overall this property is very outdated and requires serious maintenance to be considered a high standard Vacasa home. It should be known that this home includes visible water damage in many locations, window blinds that are bent and dirty, spider webs, and many inoperable or damaged items.

Positives:
Vacasa management responded and providing a snow shovel, installed new light bulbs, and provided smoke detectors and Co2 detectors.

The home was well cleaned when we arrived, bathrooms had travel size bathroom items, and the bathrooms had nice towels. The living room upstairs was cozy and there was adequate table seating (when we put the two tables together). The little "greenhouse" area off the kitchen was cute, and there was a nice selection of sugar, spices.

Summary: if the safety issues had been addressed in a more positive manner and if proper safety precautions had been in place when we arrived (CO detectors, adequate smoke alarms), we could probably have overlooked some of the smaller maintenance issues. We're not that picky, but when you pay this much per night to feel unsafe and uncomfortable, it's a bummer. We could give this a higher rating if some basic things were addressed.
Manager response:
Hi, Lisa! We are sorry to read you had some safety concerns with your stay. We were happy to make it our top priority to address the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and apologize you felt the need to call the fire department. We feel the home, though older, is ready to host our guests and provide them with comfort for an enjoyable stay. Thank you for staying with us!
Pao Y. Dec 2019
The place was awesome! Especially the hot tub. We all enjoyed the surroundings and relaxing views from the windows even though we weren’t able snowboard/ski because of the weather(rain). We had a great time there!
Rick and Patty C. Dec 2019
Great getaway!
Spiff C. Jul 2019
Great space, awesome views of the surrounding forest. Perfect house for our group!!!
Gina G. Dec 2018
Great location and plenty of room!