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Kilcher Homestead Beachfront Cabin

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homer cabin description

Our family log cabin in a unique octagon design. It has a hand crafted rock floor made from local beach rock, a handcrafted interior featuring rustic kitchen shelves, a curved alder staircase, outdoor pantry, old fashioned kitchen, a counter from local beach clay tiles. Even though it is 'rustic' it is very clean and polished. There is also an outdoor storage shed for tools, wood and coal.

The cabin is heated with an old fashioned wood cookstove that also burns coal gathered right off the beaches,. There is a small propane cooktop for quick cooking on warm days. The 'sinks' are stainless steel dish pans that you fill from the creek and empty outdoors. It is all very simple and efficient and less work in a way than all the modern contraptions we take for granted.

Staying at our cabin helps you unwind and puts you back in touch with your connection to the earth. Dare to step back in time and experience a lifestyle from a simpler era, before the 'techno' age. You will find that life still goes on just fine! You may opt to have us host all or part of your vacation. This would include harvesting much of our food from the wilds, learning about subsistence living and taking part in activities from an earlier era lifestyle.

The cabin is located in the middle of one of Kachemak Bay's State parks. Access is by hiking, horseback or ATV. It is a leisurely, scenic 5 mile hike from the nearest road system. Mostly on level ground and you can beach comb while you hike. We can provide our ATV's for transporting guests and their luggage. We recommend traveling light.

Keywords: cabin, log, 2 story, beachfront, rustic, peaceful, artistic

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Massage
              • Private Chef


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                due to steep stairs and length of hike in to cabin, not suitable for children under 5, but ages may vary depending on child's experience....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Great get away for kids to explore nature and have a digital detox time...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                non refundable pet fee for each pet. Contact owner....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking allowed out of doors...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • rustic outdoor 'bathroom' with a view!

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic food stuffs are kept at the cabin for your convenience: rice, beans, oil, vinegar, butter, some canned foods, pancake mix, syrup condiments, sugar, honey, coffee, teas, milk, etc...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                There are several kinds of coffee makers at the cabin; French Press, Espresso maker, old fashioned percolator! And a hand powered coffee grinder as well. Enjoy...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                YOU are the dishwasher with your two amazing hands and my two amazing stainless steel dish pans!...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Ask owner about fully hosted meals or educational workshops on harvesting wild foods....moreless

              • Stove:

                wood-coal cook stove for cooking and heating cabin. Fuels are supplied...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All are supplied in cabin. Also outdoor grilling pans and grates....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Cabin is fully stocked with everything including wine glasses...moreless

              • Toaster:

                use stove top to toast your bread, the old fashioned way!...moreless

              • Oven:

                Small stove top oven works great for baking!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:



              • Parking:

                Parking for your vehicle is at the family homestead 'trail head' 5 miles from the cabin....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                old fashioned wood-coal cooking and heating stove....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • I am hoping to bring guests back to a connection with a simpler way of life. Back when 'air conditioning' meant opening the door, or the 'dishwasher' meant your hands washing the dishes! Things like that. It's really pretty amazing to experience that, even if you would not want to live this way full time. It'd a great place to do a digital detox as well. Your cell phone will get a little reception only now and then....moreless


                  • Games:

                    Od fashioned Board games are available for you and your family to enjoy and reconnect!...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Cabin is stocked with a variety of reading material for all ages....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Cabin is stocked with a variety of Tape Cassette music...moreless


                      • Mobile Phone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Our famous funky ht tub is gas fired and sits above the creek with great ocean views!...moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Gazebo:

                            Not quite finished yet! but near one of the 2 outdoor fire pits for grilling....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            One grill-fire pit near gazebo and one down on the beach near the creek....moreless


                          • Adventure
                          • Away From It All
                          • Family
                          • Historic
                          • Romantic

                          Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            spectacular mountain views from anywhere on the property....moreless

                          • Beachfront:

                            wonderful beach for beach combing, shells, driftwood,...moreless

                          • Oceanfront


                          • Museums
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Swimming
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hiking


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          June 1
                          May 15 - Oct 15, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • hot tub fuel surcharge $50 + tax
                          • cleaning $75 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 3%

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 08/17/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: I am a native Alaskan, of Swiss descent. I was born and raised here on an Alaskan homestead and grew up much in the same lifestyle that I offer at my cabin. I feel that preserving this lifestyle and making it available to others has a huge educational and historical value. Plus I enjoy it! The entire cabin was built by ourselves and our friends. I enjoy working with wood and rocks and have done the interior design myself. I also enjoy sewing, participate in the local artistic community in 'wearable art', do some writing, historical photo archiving, and have performed my faith based music locally. Our family has a 'Living Museum' on the original family homestead which you can visit en route to the cabin. Throughout the summer I teach workshops in wild food harvesting, canning, jam making, smoking fish, mushroom gathering etc. Currently I am in the process of finishing my home which contains a large canning kitchen and multipurpose/activity room where I plan to continue my workshops. I have 4 grown children, a son and 3 daughters, and 5 grandchildren. They are all Alaskans at heart and still enjoy doing a lot of the same things we offer our guests. I also speak fluent German for any guests who may want to converse in their native tongue.

                          Why the Owner Chose Homer:
                          I purchased this property long before it had a cabin on it. My sisters and I used to walk the beach to bring the cows from our homestead up the Bay to the summer pastures. It was a 10 mile hike on foot before we even had horses to ride and now ATV's. It was a magical place where we always stopped to have a picnic lunch. We all planned for ways to own it someday, and one day I did! Then we built this cabin as a get-a-way while living in the city of Anchorage. It became a very special place we enjoyed sharing with our friends. Now we want to share it with you too!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Cabin is on 6 acres surrounded by State Park. It has a babbling creek to one side and sloping grassy hills on the other. The canyons are still magical canyons to hike in and explore after 60 years. The beach is just out the front door and is full of shells and driftwood. An Eagle family lives in our canyon just a few hundred feet from the cabin. They have nested here for over 15 years. You go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the surf and the wind and the songbirds. It is a very unique place. A place of peacefulness, listening to the sounds of nature, far away from the hectic life. You can see sea otters, seals, coyotes, moose, bear, and of course the ever present eagles.

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                          Speaks: german, english



                          • log octagon beach cabin

                            log octagon beach cabin

                          • upstairs loft bedroom

                            upstairs loft bedroom

                          • living room

                            living room

                          • stairs to loft

                            stairs to loft

                          • view from living room

                            view from living room

                          • picnic gazebo

                            picnic gazebo

                          • 4 wheelin'

                            4 wheelin'

                          • nearby waterfall

                            nearby waterfall

                          • sleep cabin annex

                            sleep cabin annex

                          • living room & front door

                            living room & front door

                          • wood-coal cookstove

                            wood-coal cookstove

                          • curved alder tree stairs

                            curved alder tree stairs

                          • front yard

                            front yard

                          • trail riders

                            trail riders

                          • hiking trail

                            hiking trail

                          • view from bluff top

                            view from bluff top

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                          $150 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 08/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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