The state of Alaska is known for its vast and incredible wilderness landscapes where visitors can see wildlife and experience natural wonders. It’s also considered the best place in the United States to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Its biggest city is Anchorage, which is known for the famous Iditarod sled dog race and some fantastic tours and trails. It also acts as a starting point for many travelers’ Alaskan adventures.
If you’re looking at Anchorage as your next trip, you’ll need a good place to stay. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnb rentals in Anchorage. To be completely sure we’re only showing you the very best, all of the rentals featured in this article are run by superhosts – hosts who have an excellent record of service and positive reviews. Additionally, some of them are members of Airbnb Plus, meaning that a member of Airbnb staff has carried out an in-person inspection for quality.
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The Mayor’s Downtown Cabin
Architect Maynard Taylor built this cabin in 1946 and lived in it with his family while he served as the town’s mayor during the following decade. Today, it’s a gorgeous retreat that’s great for families or friends who want to get the true wild north experience by renting a cabin in Anchorage, Alaska.
In the home’s first bedroom, a queen-size bed has a fluffy duvet and a frame made from thick wood logs. A side table with a lamp sits next to the bed and the floor is covered with a patterned rug. In the second bedroom, two single beds have frames carved and painted with traditional Alaskan-style art. The bathroom has a glass-walled walk-in shower and a window to let in light and provide ventilation if needed.
You’ll find a stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, fridge, and dishwasher in the spacious kitchen, which is flanked on three sides by crisp black-and-white cabinetry and countertops. The living room has a cushy leather couch, two mesh basket chairs, and a TV with streaming services. Throughout the home, you’ll also find woven, wicker, and wood-themed art, plus maps and antlers, for an authentic Alaskan feel.
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Stylish Wilderness Lodge Apartment
Located near the highway, this apartment is conveniently close to all the best the city has to offer. It has many of the charms of wilderness living without any of the hassle. If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Anchorage that’ll give you the best of both worlds, this apartment might be exactly what you want.
The bathroom has a double sink, a shower, and a separate vanity area with a three-paneled mirror, perfect for anyone who likes to do their hair or makeup before heading out on the town. In the bedroom, a queen-size bed has luxurious metallic gold thread woven through a pillow-top duvet, so you’ll feel both comfy and fancy when you crawl into bed. Nightstands are placed on either side of the bed, and across the room is a wall-mounted TV equipped with streaming services.
You’ll love the big, overstuffed fabric couch in the living room, which faces a second TV surrounded by wildlife-themed décor. A large picture window opens most of one wall, giving the room an airy feel while also letting in tons of sunlight. Behind the couch is a work desk complete with a super-comfy office chair. In the full kitchen, you’ll find all the appliances and tools you need to prepare your favorite meals, plus a washer and dryer.
Private Room in a Geodesic Dome
If earth tones, natural wood, a dog to pet, and bees softly pollinating a garden all sound like perfect elements for your home away from home, then this might be one of the most perfect vacation rentals in Anchorage for you. In this rental, the living quarters are completely private, with the shared areas being limited to the deck, porch, and grill.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a soft brown, yellow, and green color palette. Nightstands on either side hold lamps, providing light so you can peruse the bookshelf for hours even during the dark Alaskan winters. A second bed can be found nestled in a corner between the kitchen and dining room, where two more people can sleep in the trundle-style bunk bed. The dining room itself seats four people at a wooden table, and the kitchen offers a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker.
The living room has a comfy couch, two armchairs, and a coffee table big enough to easily hold board games. There’s cable TV, as well as an exercise machine so you can get in a workout even on vacation. In the bathroom, a walk-in shower has an adjustable showerhead and a small window high up to let in light without compromising privacy. Outside, you’ll find that this Airbnb in Anchorage also has a deck, a garden, a grill, and a parking area that are shared common areas.
Bear Mountain Tiny Cabin
This is a great place for one or two travelers looking at house rentals in Anchorage but wanting a place that’s a little quieter and outside the bustle of downtown. Located just outside the main city in a little neighborhood named Peter’s Creek, this Anchorage Airbnb will have you minutes away from great nature trails and some excellent mom-and-pop-style restaurants.
The home itself is a rather classic take on a tiny house, with space-saving furnishings and everything designed to maximize both comfort and function. The walls and ceiling are constructed of light natural wood, giving the home a bright and organic atmosphere. In one corner, a bench for two provides a sitting area, and a table folds down from the wall to convert the space into a dining nook. In the kitchenette, you’ll find a sink, microwave, fridge, French press, and electric kettle.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with lights mounted on the wall overhead. A sliding barn-style door leads to the bathroom, which has a walk-in shower with plenty of corner shelves. Head up the ladder by the dining nook, and you’ll find a padded loft with a window and lots of books, where you can read, lounge, or bring your favorite handheld video games. On the front porch, you’ll also find a lawn chair that serves as a great place to enjoy the sunshine on long summer days.
1945 Lazy Malamute Home With Backyard
This home has been designed with the Scandinavian-style interior in mind, where furnishings and décor strive to meet a perfect balance of form and function. It’s also great for families or midsize friend groups, as it can accommodate up to five guests. The rental is located downtown for convenient access to many of the city’s attractions.
There are two bedrooms in this Anchorage Airbnb, one with a king-size bed and one with a queen-size bed. If you need additional space, there’s also an air mattress available with plenty of room in the living room to lay it out. Both bedrooms have windows to let in natural light, and the beds have plenty of extra blankets and pillows to make even the extra-long Alaskan winter nights warm and snug. Along with room for an air mattress, the living room has a couch, a novelty art-themed chair and ottoman, mid-century-style art, and a TV. By the TV is the front door, where a wall-mounted hanging rack is available to hold your coat, hat, keys, or bags.
In the bathroom, you’ll find a bathtub to soak the winter cold away, along with an adjustable rain-style showerhead. Vanity-style lights give a warm glow above the mirror, and a dispenser on the wall is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. You’ll find all the basics in a full kitchen, and the dining room connects to the breakfast bar with colorful chairs and a long table. Outside, an elevated deck has benches built into the railing and sits in a private fenced-in backyard.
Serene Hillside Holiday Suite
This studio-style guest suite is surrounded by alpine vistas and has gorgeous views of nature in all seasons. It also has room for up to four people, making it one of the best Airbnbs in Anchorage, Alaska, for friends or small families looking to enjoy nature from a comfortable and warm home base.
A queen-size bed is available to sleep two people, and the couch converts into a queen-size bed as well for more room. A fireplace by the bed provides both ambiance and warmth. Colorful art hangs on the walls, and a TV sits in a large entertainment center.
The kitchenette has a microwave, fridge, toaster oven, hot plate, electric kettle, and coffee maker. Useful items like dishes and condiments are also provided. A dining nook for two sits next to a wall filled with windows that look out over a stunning forest view. In the bathroom, you’ll find white walls with gold accents, a big mirror, and a combination bath and shower with glass doors.
Colorful Cupple’s Cottage
If you’re on the hunt for the most quaint and cozy houses for rent in Anchorage, this cottage for two is an excellent option. Soft blue hues are paired with neutral tones throughout the home, and the location and ambiance are perfect for a quiet getaway.
The full kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, and microwave. Blue and white dishes are available and give the cottage a sparkling touch. A polished wood table and chairs fill the dining room, and a window with blue curtains lets in some sun. In the living room, you’ll find a glass coffee table, a couch and armchair in gray and blue, and a work desk. Ethereal aurora borealis photos decorate the walls.
The bathroom has a shower-and-tub combo with an adjustable shower head, a large mirror, and a wall-mounted towel rack. It’s connected to the bedroom, where a queen-size bed has nightstands on either side and sits next to another window. Outside, you’ll find bikes available for rent and a center courtyard with a grill and some picnic tables.
Timberline Treehouse Chalet With Hot Tub
When on a trip, it can be difficult to coordinate meetups if members of your party are staying in different rooms or hotels. If you’re traveling with a big group, it’s likely that you’re thinking of renting a house in Anchorage so that you can fit everybody in one location. This chalet can accommodate up to ten guests, making it great for family get-togethers or any other big meetup.
There are four bedrooms in this home, with seven total beds and additional sleeping space available. Three bedrooms have a queen-size bed and a single bed, and one has a queen-size bed and two air mattresses. There’s also a toddler-size bed available for little ones. Each bed has a colorful quilt or duvet and plush pillows. There are also two full bathrooms, both spacious with combination showers and bathtubs.
The kitchen is also spacious and has a fridge, gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee maker. Warm wood and stone give the room a comfortable feel. The dining area has a large table with four chairs and a picnic table-style bench and a small chandelier hanging overhead. An oversized couch, two armchairs, and an ottoman fill the living room and face a TV. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer picturesque views from multiple angles and let in tons of sun. Outside, a deck is open to the sky for summer sun and clear night skies, and a covered hot tub is available until 10 p.m.
Spacious, Sleek Modern Villa
This home is another great option for bigger groups hoping that some of the best Airbnbs in Anchorage, Alaska, will have the space to accommodate them. This house is bright, stylish, and modern, and can accommodate up to nine guests.
A leather couch, loveseat, and reclining lounge are set in the living room, where you can admire the Alaska-centric décor, such as photos of the aurora borealis and wall-mounted moose antlers. On the outside wall is a fireplace which sits between two picture windows, and near the lounge chair is a TV. The dining room has a glass-top wooden table and chairs which sit under a shaded chandelier. In the kitchen, you’ll find all the appliances you need to cook your favorite meals and a long breakfast bar that can allow buffet-style serving or act as extra prep space.
There are three bedrooms in this Anchorage Airbnb. The first has a king-size bed, sleek black furniture, and soft floral armchairs. In the second, a queen-size bed is flanked with nightstands and lamps, and in the third, a bunk bed has a double mattress, a single mattress, and a couch that pulls out into an additional bed. Both bathrooms have a sleek white color scheme, as well as shower-and-tub combos. Outside, you’ll find a small deck with some outdoor furniture and a grassy backyard that’s great to run around in.
Refreshing Private Mountain Chalet
You might be searching for an Airbnb in Anchorage because a hotel just can’t get you as immersed in the landscape as the views from a private home. If stunning views and natural beauty are what you’re after, then this private chalet with room for up to four guests might be your favorite on this list.
The bedroom in this chalet has a queen-size bed that sits next to sliding glass doors and a large picture window. The doors lead out to a balcony, and you’ll be able to see the mountains, ocean, and city skyline from there or from the bed. A telescope is even available for you to truly enjoy the vantage point. If you need more sleeping space, the futon in the living room folds out into a mattress. The futon and an armchair are positioned in the living room alongside a small coffee table with a chess board. A fireplace on one wall provides warmth and comfort, and a macrame-style hanging basket chair provides another place to sit and take in the view.
In the bathroom, you’ll find a walk-in shower with a glass door, as well as a small window for sunlight and ventilation. The kitchen has a stove, fridge, coffee maker, stovetop kettle, and microwave. A kitchen island provides extra space for preparing meals and also has stools, so it can serve as a dining area, too.
Homey Sleeping Lady Suite
This little home away from home is a great option for smaller groups thinking of renting an apartment in Anchorage to help get that comfortable, familiar atmosphere. With plush furniture and brick and wood accents, this suite feels snug and warm.
The first bedroom in this home has a king-size bed, which has constellation-themed bedding and a subtle blue-and-yellow color scheme. In the second bedroom, a queen-size bed has a blue-and-white theme and nightstands with an antique-style whitewashed paint job to help lend the room a rustic look. Granite countertops pair well with the mostly white bathroom.
In the full kitchen, wooden cabinetry accompanies a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, and kettle. The round dining table has chairs for four people and sits close to the fireplace to help make meals an extra-cozy experience. To the other side of the fireplace is the living room, where you’ll be able to sink into the plush couch and loveseat and watch TV.
Guest Apartment on the Coastal Trail
This Anchorage Airbnb is homey but also has little luxury accents that will have you feeling just a little like you’re staying in a spa resort. In addition, it’s near the Anchorage airport, hiking trails, and downtown restaurants.
This apartment’s kitchen has all the basics, including a microwave, fridge, oven, stove, toaster, and coffee maker, and thoughtful additions like fresh fruit and pots and pans. The bathroom is just beyond the kitchen and has floral décor and a tiled, glass-walled walk-in shower. A combination dining and living room is set up on the other side of the kitchen, where you’ll find a table and chairs for two, a couch with throw pillows, a coffee table with a tic-tac-toe game, and a TV.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with down comforters, duvets, and pillows. The room has more floral décor and pastel plant-inspired hues like soft greens, creams, and pinks. In one corner is a writing desk with a padded chair, and the super-speedy Wi-Fi will have business travelers all set to work on the go. Outside, there are bikes available to borrow, and the famous Coastal Trail starts just 30 feet from your front door.
Beautiful Rustic Home With Mountain Views
This three bedroom house is certainly one of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Anchorage. With the golden hues and polished wood showing on both the interior and exterior of the home, the only thing that will rival its beauty is the beauty of Mount McKinley, which is visible from the private balcony.
In two of the three bedrooms, you’ll find king-size beds. In the third, you’ll find two single beds arranged on either side with a walking area in between. All three rooms have windows to let in some sun and nightstands with lamps to keep the room cozy and lit on long winter nights. There are two bathrooms, one with a glass door walk-in shower and one with a shower and tub combination. Both have white brick walls, white stone countertops, and black and silver accents.
In the full kitchen, you’ll find all the appliances you need, along with double ovens and long stone countertops. A black wood table has six chairs, perfect for fitting the whole group at meals. Outside, a balcony has a grill and an outdoor table with chairs. And in the living room, picture windows look out over the view, and black leather furniture clusters around a cozy conversation spot.
Casa on the Bluff
With room for up to six guests, this suite is a great in-between for travelers who have a slightly larger group but still want the convenience of short-term apartment rentals in Anchorage. It’s open and spacious, and has a very pretty mix of classic and modern styles to provide a great experience.
The living room has a soft couch with a grayscale color scheme, alongside a coffee table, wall-mounted TV, and a work desk set into a wall cutout. A separate sitting area through a doorway looks out over the balcony view from behind sunroom-style windows and has a couch to relax on as well. You’ll find lots of counter space in the kitchen, along with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, and coffee maker. The dining room has a rich golden wood table and chairs.
This Airbnb in Anchorage has two bedrooms. One has a king-size bed and an air mattress, plus lots of space and a dark wood-paneled walk-in closet. The second has a queen-size bed with charging ports for electronics and a view to the back deck and beyond. The back deck itself is covered and has outdoor furniture and a safety railing, so you can be completely relaxed enjoying the view. There are two bathrooms in this home as well, one with a double vanity and granite countertops and the other with a shower-and-tub combo.
Fireweed Gardens Guest Suite
While there may be many different vacation homes for rent in Anchorage, there are few that perfectly balance rustic and modern décor in a vibrant and unique way. This beautiful home does so perfectly, with splashes of color and crisp lines in the furnishings and a simple, elegant ambiance.
The first bedroom has a king-size bed with blush sheets on an elegant black-and-gold frame. The room has other black and gold accents, along with mountain illustrations hanging on the walls. In the second bedroom, a queen-size bed has white and lilac linens decorated in geometric patterns and is flanked with nightstands on either side. The bathroom looks like it sprung from a luxury spa, with sleek lines and natural stone and wood textures. It has a combination bathtub and shower with a rain-style showerhead and glass doors.
The kitchen has a blue-gray tile backsplash and contains a fridge, microwave, stove, oven, and coffee maker. A small dining nook next to the kitchen has a table and chairs for four people, as well as an antler bowl that adds a rustic touch. The couch and armchair in the living room sit atop a pastel multicolor rug, and a TV hangs over a deep teal brick fireplace. Outside, a table and chairs sit in the partially paved backyard, providing an excellent place to relax and enjoy the fantastic Alaskan weather.
Whether you’re traveling to see unique wildlife, try your skills on famous hiking trails, or just enjoy a big change in scenery, Airbnb has you covered. No matter your travel style or party needs, you’re sure to find something perfect among all the best Anchorage Airbnbs.