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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:
May 10, 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 Amenities for this vacation 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
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
  • Full size tub with shower, toilet, sink, washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size memory foam bed. Full closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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 center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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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average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Cozy, and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Being a VRBO owner as well as a regular renter, I know I turn to the reviews before making any decisions. Merigwen's property was wonderful. We needed a base of operation while visiting Juneau and this was perfect for us. It certainly helped having a car rental because Merigwen's house is on the other side of the channel from Juneau. Don't let that scare you off! Believe me, Juneau can be packed with four to seven cruise ships a day. (That equates to A LOT of people) We loved being able to return to our peaceful retreat every night. In the mornings, I was always watching the bald eagles and we even saw a bear with our binoculars, while he was enjoying a salmon treat. Although provided with a little guidebook of local eateries and attractions, Merigwen's husband also helped us plan a fantastic day of sightseeing and hiking. The apartment had everything we needed for our short stay and it was also nice and clean including the sheets and the towels! The view - is indeed splendid. I would certainly recommend this property to my friends and family! If you need accommodations in Juneau - certainly consider Merigwen! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay .Merigwen and Tom were kind and helpful. Tom spent time giving us fishing advice . The apartment was very clean and and had everything we needed. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Veneta, Oregon, USA

perfect Juneau vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, and that promised splendid view. We were very happy and would definitely book this rental again.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

The apartment on Douglas Island was perfect for our stay in Juneau. We were close to both hikes and tourist things. A favorite was a walk though the abandoned Treadwell Mine with interpretive signs.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The zipline that goes over some of the Treadwell ruins is also fun.
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Very clean and well kept

  • 5 of 5

Nice to wake up to overlook the channel. Accommodations were very nice. Would stay here again and recommend.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: 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

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in North Douglas, Alaska

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$383.31

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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