House & gardens.  The 2 BR apartment is at ground level. You can see the bedroom window on the lower right.View of the gardens & lake from your room.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Relax in comfort and beauty in our 2 bedroom apartment, which opens out onto our beautiful organic gardens. Just beyond the gardens is the peaceful lake, surrounded by forests, with a view of the mountains. This paradise is only 5 miles from town.

The space

We are an all-vegan bed and breakfast -- the only one in Alaska, to our knowledge!

Enjoy a full kitchen, with VitaMix, large refrigerator, gas stove with oven.

We have a queen bed in one of the bedrooms and a double and twin in the second bedroom.

The apartment has everything you need for a short -- or an extended-- stay, including a washer and dryer.

Guest access

Eat your breakfast outdoors at the picnic table, or indoors with a view of the lake and gardens.
Depending upon when you visit, fresh garden vegetables may be available.
We have 2 bicycles for your use.
We also have a canoe, paddle boat, and 2 kayaks you may use upon approval.

Interaction with guests

We would love to visit and answer questions, but you can have as much privacy as you like. You will have private access to your apartment, and we live upstairs in the house.

Other things to note

This is a great place to stay while taking day trips. Hatcher Pass is only 45 minutes from here and provides endless hiking trails. Flight tours from Talkeetna, only 90 minutes from here, can take you to Denali. The Matanuska Glacier is spectacular, just 90 minutes in a different direction.
You can walk on the glacier, or take a white water rafting trip on the river. A zipline is also available near-by.

If you want to explore Anchorage, it's just an hour's drive. The Musk Ox Farm and Reindeer Farm are other places of interest nearby, in the Palmer area.

Summers in Alaska are spectacular, and our long summer daylight allows you to enjoy it even more!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 28 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 18%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We ask that you respect our vegan household. Please do not bring meat, eggs, or dairy products to the house.
No smoking anywhere on our property.
No illegal drugs.
No excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Sorry -- no pets. Our little dog, Heidi, loves people but is skittish when meeting newcomers.
Children must be supervised. We want you to enjoy the garden and lake, but you must be sure your children are safe and respectful of the property.

Please remove shoes in the house.

If you wish to have guests visit you here, we will consider this on an individual basis.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Weizi User Profile
August 2017
My best Airbnb experience so far. Hosts gave us such a warm welcome after our long day of driving. The rooms were very spacious for three people, and had everything we need for a comfortable stay. The homemade bread and organic peanut were very tasty! We had such a fun time strolling in the gardens and kayaking on the lake. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Alaska!

Catherine User ProfileCatherine is a superhost.
August 2017
Delinda and Charles were very attentive hosts and provided a great vegan breakfast items including a fresh mini loaf of bread. Garden and lake views are right out suite's windows. So quiet and peaceful. We almost got to witness a float lane takeoff from their next door neighbor. Highly recommend to travelers looking for serene respite.

Karthik User Profile
August 2017
Stayed here for couple of nights during our vacation to Alaska. Awesome accommodation with a very good view of lake. Very well maintained garden with lake access where you can kayak. Delisa provided gluten free bread with fresh strawberries and they both were really tasty. My wife and I got late with check-in and Delisa provided detailed directions to the place. There were some construction work going on and those directions were helpful late in the night. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here if we visit this area. Thank you Delisa and Charlie for hosting us.

Judy User Profile
August 2017
Delisa and Charlie are wonderful hosts. I enjoyed spendning time in the garden and playing with Heidi and Sabrina. We already miss the comforts of the Lakeside Garden!

Brett User Profile
July 2017
I love reviews! Before making a purchase, I always read the reviews whether good, bad, or indifferent. Our family had the opportunity to stay with Delisa and Charlie on our trip through Alaska. I have nothing but positives to share about our experience. Delisa greeted us at the driveway, allowed us to tour her wonderful gardens, and the facilities were great. I personally took one of the kayaks out on the lake and took some great pictures of the loons. Charlie and Delisa were both interested in our world and were very willing to talk about their life in Alaska! I wanted to experience the local flavor of Alaska and picked them intentionally. I was certainly not disappointed. We talked about the possibility of a moose visit and at around 10:00 pm, our wish became a reality. I am sure not all guests get the opportunity to experience a bull moose in the backyard, but we did! What a thrill! The most important part of an overnight stay anywhere is the cleanliness of the linens, floors, and bathroom! Delisa and Charlie provided an impeccably clean apartment. Thanks to our hosts, we had an awesome experience in Wasilla! I highly recommend their place!

Misty User Profile
July 2017
The garden and lake that this airbnb sits on is absolutely stunning! I stayed there with my bridesmaids the night before my wedding and the garden was a perfect backdrop for some photos. When we checked in, we were welcomed with freshly picked strawberries and some homemade bread, which I thought was a very nice personal touch. All in all, great experience!

Sandi User Profile
July 2017
Tranquility is the word that comes to mind when we think back on our weeklong stay at Delisa and Charlie's place. It is an immaculate space that is quiet, comfortable, and fully-stocked with with everything you need to make yourself right at home. Delisa and Charlie are so kind to offer use of their kayaks, paddleboat, and canoes. We saw moose, an eagle, and loons right there on the lake. Delisa's garden with the backdrop of the lake is truly the most beautiful sight to wake up to! She was always so quick to respond to any inquiries we had. Her sweet little dog Heidi is an added bonus :) By the end of our stay, we felt like we were staying with friends. Such a special place. We cannot recommend it enough!

Wasilla, Alaska, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Delisa And Charlie User ProfileDelisa And Charlie is a superhost.

We both love nature and the outdoors and feel so grateful to live on a quiet lake, with woods and mountains surrounding us. We are avid gardeners and love kayaking on the lake all summer. In the winter, we ski on the lake.

Delisa grew up in Alaska, arriving in an old school bus with her parents and siblings in 1957 when she was just 6 years old. Her childhood includes kerosene lamps and outhouses, and lots of music.

Delisa's parents purchased the land where Lakeside Gardens is located in 1961, and she and her siblings loved swimming in the lake and playing music on the huge raft that they would paddle out into the middle of the lake.

Delisa's mother had the house built in 1986-87, with the forethought of including an apartment "for the gardener." Little did she know that the gardener would be her own daughter, who lived there to take care of her mother for the last years of her life.

Charlie grew up in Colorado and after a very serendipitous meeting, he and Delisa were married in 1997. Charlie is an avid nature photographer, so he was thrilled to move to Alaska where he could enjoy the unique beauty and wildlife of this great land.

Delisa has been vegan for about 25 years, and Charlie became vegan overnight when he married Delisa. He likes to joke that it was a prenuptial agreement!

We are co-founders of the Alaska Vegan Society, which meets monthly in Palmer. If you are here the last Saturday of the month, I hope you'll join us for our monthly potluck!

Delisa teaches plant-based nutrition and cooking classes locally as well as online. She is passionate about helping bring healing and harmony to our world.

People often ask, "Isn't it hard being vegan in Alaska?" The answer is no -- we can purchase everything we need locally. And in the summer, we have an amazing organic garden that grows like crazy during the long summer days.

We are thrilled to share our little piece of paradise with you, and can't wait to learn about you as well.

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