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Old 09-26-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, ME
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I am going to do my first clinical round for Physical Therapy in Anchorage for three months (September-December) next year. I know that it's still a year away, but I would like to get a feel for how well I can find decently priced housing (apartment, room for rent, studio, etc.). Since I am only going to be living there for 3 months, I won't be bringing any furniture. Meaning, I would need either a furnished apartment or find a house that is renting a room.

I'm from California, but I'm currently going to grad school in Maine. So I really won't be able to bring all that much, just the essentials. I cannot wait to be in Alaska and hope that either a local, frequent traveler or someone familiar with the area can help me out! Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Well here is the deal. Rents are not cheap and temp rentals can be more. I would suggest the following. Talk with one of the local Marriotts. Residence Inn has fully furnished with kitchen pots pans the whole deal. Join Marriott rewards. In 3 months you will have enough points for a flight. Talk with the long term stay person to see if you can get a reduced rate. Parking is free, housekeeping is free, breakfast is free. Get the picture?

Good luck!!
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Is the program through UA? I believe they have some dorm rooms set aside for guest students. If it through UA my first action would be to contact their housing office.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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I used WWW.shortstayak.com for a few weeks until my house is ready. Great people and cheaper than a hotel.

My short term apt is fully furnished as well.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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I did a 2 month clinical rotation at ANMC earlier this yr. I stayed at Athenian Village Apts. Very nice, close to hospitals, lots of healthcare travelers staying there. Kinda pricey though at @$1600/month, everything included.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Some B&Bs close for the winter although some are open looking for folks just like you. I stayed at one for a few months and with the exception of a couple weeks, had the whole place to myself.
Anchorage Bed and Breakfast, Anchorage Alaska Bed and Breakfast
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, ME
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Are the B&B's usually far away from the city? I won't be able to bring my car and would have to rely on public transit.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Portland, ME
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Thank you, everybody! This all really helped by getting a better understanding on what to expect.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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If you plan to rely on the People Mover bus you'll want to find something close to where you are working. $1600 a month for an apartment that includes everything is actually pretty reasonable in Anchorage.

Timetables

First class apartment services by Athenian Village Apartments
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Are the B&B's usually far away from the city? I won't be able to bring my car and would have to rely on public transit.
They're spread all thoughout Anchorage with a couple being right downtown.
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