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Eagles Rest Next to Kilcher Family Homestead on Panoramic Kachemak Bay

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Panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Homer chateau / country house description

A beautiful, hand crafted log cabin, fully outfitted, next to an Alaskan historic site of rich significance & space. Can accomodate large groups (4 bedrooms and loft) or small. Each log in this cabin was carefully downed, limbed, crafted, notched, and fitted by a long time homesteader, Atz Kilcher with help from his brother Otto Kilcher. Sitting above stunning scenery, the cabin provides modern amenities in a rustic setting. A mix of antique furniture with modern and log style furniture in the kitchen, living room and downstairs bedrooms. Bamboo kitchen flooring is a treat and the cabin has been lovingly maintained (new downstairs shower, new laundry & high end machines, new tiling and carpeting throughout). We have provided a wood stove with a custom built rock hearth for ambience, but has upstairs and downstairs oil heat for convenience.
The large master bedroom overlooks a view you will never forget (think Kachemak Bay, glaciers, mountains, pink and purple sunsets and, admittedly more rarely, the aurora borealis), and there is a small bedroom right next door if you have a youngster you prefer to keep close, and two windo nooks that even adults sleep in. The older kids or adult guests will enjoy the two bedrooms on the lowest level. Sited on a 50 acre parcel next to a homestead where eight children of an early State Senator grew up in an austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin.
Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres to hike in if you desire along with prized access to the beach via one of only two beach access sites outisde of Homer on the near side of McNeil Canyon. There is a pole barn and meadow/pasture above the house that is fun to explore. There are also meadows, and other interesting land features surrounding the cabin. It is not unususal to see moose, black bear (shy ones), porcupines, sandhill cranes, eagles, hawks, song birds, marmots, seals and other wild life on the Kilcher Homestead.
Keywords: Kilcher Family Homestead, Atz Kilcher, Log home, overlooking Kachemak Bay, next to historic Kilcher Homestead

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              • Loft

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                on top level...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

                @ sets of beautiful log custom bunk beds -- 4 single beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Beautiful log bunk bed, double bed on bottom, single on top...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Also has access to loft and two wonderful window nooks...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

                Adjoins Master BR on top level...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                On main living level (mid)...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Large shower, on lower level...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Also has a fire pit with gorgeous view

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Lake View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

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

                    The lower level also has a fully equipped kitchen and living area for members of your group to gather and cook....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  fall/winter/spring
                  Oct 6 - May 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  Summer
                  May 16 - Sep 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $465
                  $2,790
                  Fall/Winter/Spring
                  Sep 16 - May 15, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $120
                  • $25/person over 8 adult $0
                  • Tax Rate 3%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Military discounts available. Children are welcome and free. Book 7 days, 7th day is free (reducing effective daily rate to $398). I will be updating maps, property instructions, wifi etc shortly to accommodate new VRBO format. Also, rate is for up to * adults. There is a $25/day per adult charge for groups larger than 8


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/12/2014
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                  Location

                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Homer Airport
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Owner is one of eight children raised in a log cabin on the Kilcher Family Homestead in Alaska the last frontier. Historic homestead is on adjacent property with Living Museum, ~600 acres to roam with access to beach. Located on historic Kilcher Family Homestead, 620 pristine acres preserved through a a conservation easement. You will be able to view historic videos of Pioneer Familya and the Rich and Simple Life about the Kilcher family homesteading the last frontier, as well as visit the Kilcher Homestead Living Museum - part of which is the original log cabing built by Ruth and Yule Kilcher and their children, Catkin Kilcher Burton, Stellavera Kilcher, Otto Kilcher, Sunrise Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Fay Kilcher Smith, Wurtilla Hepp and Mairiis Kilcher.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: I and my husband are both recently retired from the USMC. We have moved home to Alaska, and are working in Anchorage. We are happy to share our beautiful log home next to the Kilcher Homestead. I was the youngest of eight children who grew up in a pioneer setting after our parents homesteaded in Alaska the 1930's and 1940's. I literally walked two miles to school, in the snow, uphill, both ways. You'll see -- but now the road is gravelled and driveable.

                  Why the Owner Chose Homer:
                  This log home was built by my brother Atz Kilcher next to our family Homestead. We purchased it from him and intend to live there when we retire. I lived a rustic life growing up. Decided I was done with that! This log home has all the luxuries I ever dreamed of.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  This home has three full levels, with a view that is uncomparable. A special feature is a cabinet in the kitchen hand crafted from the recovered logs of the 100 square foot fox trappers cabin built in the 1800's that my parents lived in for three years when they first moved to Homer. The birth of the older children mandated my father build my mother the 400 square foot 'mansion' that we all grew up in. Watch the film (shown previously at the Smithsonian, and taken on tour in Europe), and then walk or drive the half mile to where history happened.


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                  Speaks: english, german, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Panoramic  views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

                    Panoramic views of Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit mountains

                  • Front room

                    Front room

                  • Custom Kitcher Koa Wood Island and bar with fully furnished kitchen.

                    Custom Kitcher Koa Wood Island and bar with fully furnished kitchen.

                  • Upstairs guest bedroom with custom made queen size bed.

                    Upstairs guest bedroom with custom made queen size bed.

                  • Lower level bunk-bed room.

                    Lower level bunk-bed room.

                  • View of Kachemak Bay

                    View of Kachemak Bay

                  • Kachemak Bay

                    Kachemak Bay

                  • Horses grazing nearby

                    Horses grazing nearby

                  • The little feller in this picture just up and jumped over the fence you see!

                    The little feller in this picture just up and jumped over the fence you see!

                  • One of our sandhill crane family

                    One of our sandhill crane family

                  • View of head of Kachemak Bay in winter

                    View of head of Kachemak Bay in winter

                  • View from the meadow

                    View from the meadow

                  • Dining Room set for your dining pleasure!

                    Dining Room set for your dining pleasure!

                  • Roomy upstairs Master Bedroom with King Size Bed.

                    Roomy upstairs Master Bedroom with King Size Bed.

                  • Lower level lounge, dining area and fully furnished kitchen.

                    Lower level lounge, dining area and fully furnished kitchen.

                  • Midnight moonglow

                    Midnight moonglow

                  • Homer Eagles (Resting)

                    Homer Eagles (Resting)

                  • Short hike to the beach

                    Short hike to the beach

                  • Neighborhood Moose

                    Neighborhood Moose

                  • Horse riding up Kachemak Bay

                    Horse riding up Kachemak Bay

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  $350 - $465 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

                  View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english, german, spanish
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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