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Kenai River House

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Soldotna hotel description

This home is situated 34 feet from the bank of the world famous Kenai river. It is located 200 yards downstream from the confluence of the Kenai and the Funny river. It is situated in a prime fishing area on the Kenai river and it is yours to enjoy. River access is suitable for all ages and is very gradual Fishing for reds and silvers can normally be done immediately in front of the home with hip boots from the waters edge.

Kings can be fished by boat upstream and downstream from the home during the appropriate season. A huge cedar deck, with benches, chairs and a picnic table fronts the property and runs along the river. Enjoy the peace and quiet of residing at this home. Fish without the crowds so common elsewhere. Sit and watch the river, the wildlife, or others in your party fishing. Enjoy your own private fire pit, with wood furnished, in the evening while you relive the day's events.

The home is located in a small subdivision 11 miles from Soldotna. It has a quiet secluded atmosphere especially since the river bank of the Kenai river opposite the home is undeveloped. A golf course, open to the public, is less than 1 mile away.

If you just want to 'mellow out', enjoy the lower deck with the tranquility of the river flowing inches away, or if you are looking for a base of operations from which to explore the rest of Alaska, then this is the place. This home is centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula; 15 minutes from Soldotna, 30 minutes to Old Town Kenai, one hour to either Deep Creek/Ninilchik or the Russian River, and an easy two hour drive to either Homer or Seward.

Keywords: Riverfront Home, Private Fisher paradise


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel


      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        At least one in the party must be an adult (18+ years)...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Property is suitable for all ages. Parental supervision is required for toddlers on decks and along river bank....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Detached Unit: 4 twin/ single

        Detached unit is located above the garage...moreless

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

        Master suite w/ private bath on 2nd floor of home...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

        Full size bed with a twin above on 1st floor of home ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

        Full size bed with a single above on 1st floor of home...moreless

      • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is located in the master suite on the second floor of the home. Each of the downstairs bedrooms in the home has a double bed with a twin bed above. The home can accommodate/sleep up to eight individuals. The detached unit is not rented with the home unless specifically noted. The detached unit which is located above the garage has 4 twin beds. The detached unit is only rented (if needed) to the party renting the house....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Firepit (Wood Provided), Multiple Decks, Private Riverbank Fishing with Fish Cleaning Table, Freezer, Boat Access...moreless


          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                The home is situated facing the Kenai river and is only 34 feet from the waters edge. The approach to the water is very gradual and is suitable for all ages. No steep terrain or bluffs....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All linens and bedding provided...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                The home has a very large parking area suitable for several vehicles....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Fire pit outside (wood furnished)...moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen, pots, pans, etc....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                +Home has decks attached (front and side) and a huge deck along the river with benches, chairs, and picnic table...moreless



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              from 16 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Summer
              May 15 - Jun 30, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,750 $6,500
              Early July
              Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $2,550 $12,500

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Peak Season
              Jul 11 - Aug 10, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

              Late August
              Aug 11 - Aug 31, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

              Silver Season
              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,575 $6,000

              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


              • Cleaning(< 7 days) $150
              • Tax Rate 3%


              Monthly or seasonal rates available. Borough tax on stays 30 days or longer $15.00. Otherwise 3% of rental

              Payment by check, money order, bank check, etc. A 25% non refundable deposit secures booking. Additional 25% deposit required 90 days prior to arrival. Balance is due upon arrival. Rates quoted above are for the number of adults indicated or a typical family(husband, wife,and children). Cleaning fee included on stays one week or more.

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              Last updated: 12/20/2014
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              28 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              11 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              90 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Seward or Homer
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              bird homestead
              90 Miles
              Nearest Train
              11 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Main highway
              11 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              28 Miles
              Nearest Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Clamming for razor clams at low tides on area beaches. Nearest clamming beach is 45 minutes away. Nearest halibut charters are located at deep creek approximately one hour away. Numerous additional halibut charters are available at either Homer, Steward, or Deep Creek.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1996

              About the owner: My wife and I spent 20 years in the military with a three year assignment to Alaska from 79 to 82. We retired in 1985 when an opportunity arose to return to Alaska and pursue a position in Anchorage. We lived in Anchorage, with frequent trips to the Kenai Peninsula for another 24 years. Our three children attended high school in Anchorage and then colleges outside. They are now outside with their families but we are still here. During our years in Anchorage we were always going 'South' to the Kenai /Soldotna area for recreational purposes. We found this home in 1996 and have enjoyed it ever since. It is now available for you to enjoy!

              Why the Owner Chose Soldotna:
              We purchased this property with the intention of eventually using it as our retirement home. In 2007 we started building a log home on an adjoining lot. It was completed in 2009 and we moved To Soldotna, We are now offering the listed property as a vacation rental. We love the area, the closeness to the riv,er and the frequent opportunities to observe the abundant wildlife. We love the opportunity to fish with family and friends without the crowds so common elsewhere. You will too!

              The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
              We enjoy the seclusion and the many recreational opportunities in the immediate area. The fishing is great and the opportunities to observe the local wildlife are frequent. During the summer the gulls and eagles are ever present and we enjoy watching them scouring the river for a treat. Moose, bears, lynx, wolves and caribou also frequent the surrounding area.

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              Speaks: english



              • little fishers

                little fishers

              • view from the Kenai River

                view from the Kenai River

              • partial view of greatroom w/ deck leading to lower deck and river

                partial view of greatroom w/ deck leading to lower deck and river

              • little fishers at work

                little fishers at work

              • view from driveway

                view from driveway

              • Master suite w/ private bath

                Master suite w/ private bath

              • down river side of the greatroom

                down river side of the greatroom

              • late night catch

                late night catch

              VRBO #295302

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $225 - $500 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 90%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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              (907) 260-7568 (Alaska, USA)

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