My husband and two daughters (23 and 12) spent part of the last week in this lovely little home. As the other reviewers have mentioned it is comfortable and clean and so QUIET.
The only sounds we heard were birds, a babbling stream and a boat horn once each morning. Nice! You can walk to the Alaska Marine Terminal.
There is something very...Zen-like about this home. Also, we were in the apartment for all of 5 minutes when we looked down from the large living room window and saw a mama bear with twin cubs. Talk about a photo opportunity!
Not to worry. We didn't see a bear around the place again during our stay.
The kitchen is fully equipped and we did use the washer & dryer to do one load which was an added bonus for a family of four.
We highly recommend this pretty little oasis in the woods and would love to stay again.
We stayed at Hillside Haven for 4 days in August 2013. The apartment is in Auke Bay which is 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown and which is a great location for anyone who wants to limit their time amongst the cruise ships downtown. It is also very close and convenient to the ferry terminal for anyone leaving or arriving on the Alaska Marine Highway.
The apartment has every modern convenience you may need - cooking facilities, crockery, utensils, herbs, spices etc, a great shower/spa, wi-fi, laundry facilities etc.
For independent travellers looking for a base at Auke Bay rather than downtown we would highly recommend.