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The River House - Cooper Landing

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cooper Landing house description

The house is located a few hundred yards upriver and across from the Kenai Princess Lodge, just above the Upper River rapids. The living set up is ideal for a romantic couple, a family of 6 or 4-5 friends. Moose, bear, bald eagles, beavers, goats and mountain sheep are commonly seen from the property. In May and early June, brown bears frequent the property requiring extra caution. Outside there are plentiful wild raspberries in late summer, an outdoor sauna and wade fishing for Rainbows and Dollies.

The fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and Dolly Varden on the upper river is tremendous between July and late October. During the month of October Silver Salmon can be caught from the property.

The fall season in Cooper Landing is arguably the most beautiful time of the year. As the summer season comes to an end the rainbow trout and silver salmon fishing is at its peak as the deciduous trees turn bright yellow and orange.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

Google Earth Coordinates - 60°29'12.69'N 149°50'48.56'W (Russian River 5 miles), (Quartz Creek 5 miles), (Bing’s Landing 33 miles), (Seward 49 miles), (Anchorage 95 miles)

Keywords: The River House, riverfront, fly fishing, river front, rainbow, trout, birding, photography, BBQ, salmon, privacy,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2319 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age of 25...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • The property manager does not live onsite.

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo:

                    Small stereo with IPOD/ I-Phone connection...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        The house is nestled on the Upper Kenai River between Mt. Cecil and Mt. Slaughter....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Nearly 180 degree views of low bank river frontage....moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        500 hundred feet of private river frontage on 1.6 acres. ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Whitewater Rafting

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The indoor table seats four and the outdoor dining table seats six. ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Heating:

                        New fuel oil monitor installed in June of 2014...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        with coffee grinder...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots, pans, plates, silverware, strainer, toaster, wine opener, blender, cast iron skillet X 2, Large Crab Pot, Garlic Press, cotuperwear for daytrips, large cutting board ...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refrigerator and 14.8 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in case you are fishing....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Front deck facing river and second large deck upstairs off master looking upriver....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber Competitor Series Charcoal Grill and E310 Gas Grill. ...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Sauna

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.8
                              from 13 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Early Season
                              May 1 - Jun 11, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $275
                              $1,600 $6,000

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              Nearly Booked
                              Jun 12 - Jul 14, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $420
                              $2,750 $11,200
                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              $420
                              $2,750 $11,200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $100 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 3%

                              Notes:

                              Additional guest fees do not apply to children under the age of 18.

                              Weekly cleaning is included in monthly rates.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                              Location

                              98 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Ted Stevens International Airport
                              1.88 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              King Fisher Roadhouse
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Russian River Ferry
                              43 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Birch Ridge Golf Course
                              65 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Whittier
                              Cooper Landing
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Sterling Highway
                              1.88 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              King Fisher Road House
                              67.5 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Aleyska Ski Resort
                              47 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Seward

                              Car: Necessary

                              The property is 49 miles from Seward, 120 miles from Homer and 65 miles from Whittier. The Russian River and mouth or Quartz creek are both 5 miles from the property.

                              Nelson St. near mile marker 49 provides access to the few Upper Kenai properties with low bank river frontage.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai and few places I find more peaceful than having a cup of coffee in the sun room. I was lucky enough to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced September in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

                              Why the Owner Chose Cooper Landing:
                              There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the privacy, fishing and beauty of the River House. It is very difficult for my wife to leave this property every year. We have just completed our sixth consecutive rental season and plan to continue renting the house until we retire. We have continually reinvested a minimum of one third of the rental revenue back into the property for the last six years. It is extremely important to us that our guests have a trip of a life time while visiting the River House. This year we have employed Jessica Larsen to locally manage the property during your stay. Jessica will bring a new level of service and expertise in planning your Alaskan adventure.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              If the world class rainbow fishing was not enough, the upper river is one of the most beautiful places I have come across. The house is extremely quiet and sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just above the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current. The view from nearly every room in the house is breathtaking. The original house was built in the 50s and has been featured on the cover of several magazines over the years. Great effort has been made to maintain the trees on the property, while keeping them trimmed to ensure views from all angles. There are very few properties on the Kenai river with the privacy and scenery of this location. Brown bears frequent the property in May and early June and leave their mark on an annual basis. By late June the bears move a few miles down river to look for spawning salmon. Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In October Silver Salmon start to move into the slack water before spawning in Kenai Lake.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • River facing deck completed in 2013.

                                River facing deck completed in 2013.

                              • Nestled in 1.6 secluded acres on 'drift only' section of the Kenai.

                                Nestled in 1.6 secluded acres on 'drift only' section of the Kenai.

                              • Down river from backyard

                                Down river from backyard

                              • Sunroom

                                Sunroom

                              • Upstairs deck off of Master Bedroom.

                                Upstairs deck off of Master Bedroom.

                              • Living room

                                Living room

                              • View from upriver side of property.  Railing being replaced this fall.

                                View from upriver side of property. Railing being replaced this fall.

                              • Minimal trees removed leaving river view while maintaining privacy. (old deck)

                                Minimal trees removed leaving river view while maintaining privacy. (old deck)

                              • Original House on the cover of AK Farms and Gardens (1961).

                                Original House on the cover of AK Farms and Gardens (1961).

                              • View upriver from wade fishing area in front of house.

                                View upriver from wade fishing area in front of house.

                              • Laundry room, with crab pot, large cooler for offshore trips, chest freezer.

                                Laundry room, with crab pot, large cooler for offshore trips, chest freezer.

                              • View from master bedroom.

                                View from master bedroom.

                              • Fall colors in late September and October with old deck.

                                Fall colors in late September and October with old deck.

                              • Newly remodeled Master Bathroom

                                Newly remodeled Master Bathroom

                              • Living Room

                                Living Room

                              • Sauna inside original shed. Only one dial to turn and your set.

                                Sauna inside original shed. Only one dial to turn and your set.

                              • Dining room table.

                                Dining room table.

                              • View from upstairs loft.

                                View from upstairs loft.

                              • Fully equipped kitchen with a great view.

                                Fully equipped kitchen with a great view.

                              • The rasberry patch starts producing in August through September.

                                The rasberry patch starts producing in August through September.

                              • View from the kitchen sink.

                                View from the kitchen sink.

                              • Downstairs bedroom with full bath. My favorite bedroom when hosting friends.

                                Downstairs bedroom with full bath. My favorite bedroom when hosting friends.

                              • Newly remodeled Master Bedroom

                                Newly remodeled Master Bedroom

                              • Side view of house

                                Side view of house

                              VRBO #252577

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                              $275 - $420 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                              Member since: 2009
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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                              The River House - Cooper Landing

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