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Custom Home in the Heart of Your Alaskan Adventure

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homer house description

Aloha, Bienvenue, Velkommen, Yokoso, Bienvenido, Mabuhay, Willkommen, Huanyíng and Welcome to our home in Homer. I hope you find this web site informative and helpful in planning your trip to Alaska. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Your hosts, Bill and Madelyn have operated a bed and breakfast type inn in Homer for several years and know how to facilitate a great stay. Remember, strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Regardless of where you end up staying I have the utmost confidence that you, your family and friends will have a wonderful visit. Be sure to take many pictures!

Our home is the perfect place to base your Alaskan adventures from. We offer a luxurious custom 3,200 ft2 (300 m2), four bedroom home on 4 acres (.4 hectares) of landscaped property, just 10 minutes away from downtown Homer and the renowned Homer Spit. The house was built to be energy efficient and user friendly with a low carbon foot print. Designed with excellent views of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit, the Harding Ice Field and glaciers and the rugged mountains of the southern Kenai Peninsula this home has everything you will need for a memorable gathering. This unique Alaskan home features vaulted ceilings, a very comfortable living room, large quiet bedrooms with light canceling shades, a large recreation room, a fully stocked (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, spices, etc.) gourmet kitchen, laundry room (with front loading washer & dryer), interior balconies, covered exterior balconies and a large deck. The master bathroom has an oversized jetted bathtub along with a large shower (that also has an excellent view).Additional linen and portable mattresses are available for larger groups. We are children and pet friendly (as long as your children and pets are friendly).There are three TVs and an expansive video library, if kicking back and watching a movie is in order. There is a top of the line stereo system with speakers in the vaulted area if you want some music to go with that fresh caught fish you are barbequing on the deck. You are likely to see moose in the yard and ducks, geese and cranes in the pond in the yard.
The house is equipped with everything you will need to be comfortable and happy. We can make suggestions and help with any arrangements you may need to explore the area.
Ask about the great local dining establishments. You will not regret it. See you in Homer!


Keywords: Home, estate, residence, abode, dwelling, lodging

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fullly furnished. Open design and view is great for entertaining....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart drip type. Filters provided...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side w/ ice & water...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            More than you'll want...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Front loader...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Video Games
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Video Game Console
          • Television
          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Volcanos, Glaciers, Harding Ice Fields, Kenai National Widlelife Refuge...moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Hunting
              • Rafting
              • Cycling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snowmobiling
              • Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Mountain Biking
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Horseshoes
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Sledding
              • Snorkeling/Diving
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $435
              $2,610

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $305
              $1,830

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $10 + tax
              • One time cleaning fee $170 + tax
              • Tax Rate 3%

              Notes:

              Valid credit card information will be accepted in lieu of a $500 cash damage deposit.

              Pets on approval ONLY.

              A 50% deposit due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to guest arrival. Refunds: 100% if cancelled >60 days prior to the Check-in Date, less $170 processing fee. 100% if cancelled >30 days prior to the Check-in Date, contingent upon receipt of alternate party’s deposit for the vacation home, less $170 fee.

              0% if cancelled <30 days prior to the Check-in Date.


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              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              Location

              5.4 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Homer Airport
              6 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Alaska Marine Hwy, Homer Spit
              170 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Alaska Railroad, Seward
              4.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Sterling Hwy
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Homer Spit
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Fusion
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ohlson Mountain
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Kachemak Bay Lynx
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Wasabi's

              Car: Recommended

              Whale Watching, Bay Tours, Berry Picking, Tide Pooling

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1997

              About the owner: Bill and Madelyn have made Homer their home for 25 years and have lived in Alaska for 33 years. We met, married and raised children in Alaska. We continue to enjoy the opportunities and adventures that Alaska has to offer. Now that our children are grown we have been making time for travel and adventures abroad.

              Why the Owner Chose Homer:
              Homer or the ‘Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea’ as it is sometimes called, is a very eclectic community located in one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine locations. The people, businesses, institutions and location make this a truly unique and precious town. At approximately 6,000 people, at the ‘end of the road’ it’s a great size for us. When the need occurs, there are all the amenities of the big city just 1.5 hours north and Seattle is just a 4 hour flight south. The Japanese Ocean Current brings ’warm’ water to this coastal area, which in turn drives the temperate climate and brings the moisture needed to maintain the lush vegetation in the area. Not too warm, not too cold and very few mosquitos! We will never grow tired of being a part of this community.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              When contemplating the unique benefits of this area, first off there is the view. The view of the bay, mountains, glaciers and skyline is always different and always spectacular. The view from the king size master bed makes it hard not to linger with a nice breakfast in bed. The covered balcony is perfect for taking in the view on a rainy day. Then there is Kachemak Bay. The bay is the most awesome combination of grocery store and playground I have ever found. For the playground there is boating, kayaking, surfing, fishing, sightseeing, wind surfing, beach combing, swimming (yes, swimming), bird watching, scuba diving, whale watching, photography, hiking, mountain biking and of course a plethora of winter sports and activities. For wholesome groceries there are salmon, halibut (Homer is billed as the ‘Halibut Fishing Capital of the World), cod, snapper, shark, crab, shrimp, mussels, scallops, octopus, clams, oysters and many more tasty treats. On land there are moose, mountain goat, bear, ducks, ptarmigan and geese to fill your freezer along with rainbow, lake and steelhead trout in local streams. Then there are the edible plants, herbs and berries. There is also locally raised beef, pork and locally grown produce (check out the Saturday Farmer’s Market in town).


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • South (Bay) side of home with 'fish' railing

                South (Bay) side of home with 'fish' railing

              • Living room with bay view

                Living room with bay view

              • Dining room looking out at the deck and pond

                Dining room looking out at the deck and pond

              • Master bedroom, king bed, bay view

                Master bedroom, king bed, bay view

              • 2nd bedroom, queen bed, mountain views

                2nd bedroom, queen bed, mountain views

              • 4th bedroom, queen bed, mountain views

                4th bedroom, queen bed, mountain views

              • Recreation room with recliner couches and suround sound

                Recreation room with recliner couches and suround sound

              • View of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains from the house

                View of Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains from the house

              • Spring time with Sandhill cranes and moose

                Spring time with Sandhill cranes and moose

              • Covered main entrance on the north side

                Covered main entrance on the north side

              • front deck

                front deck

              • Kitchen and breakfast bar with bay view

                Kitchen and breakfast bar with bay view

              • Vaulted area with interior balconies

                Vaulted area with interior balconies

              • Master bathroom with two person jetted tub and shower

                Master bathroom with two person jetted tub and shower

              • 3rd bedroom, two double beds with balcony and bay views

                3rd bedroom, two double beds with balcony and bay views

              • Bathroom with tub/shower combo

                Bathroom with tub/shower combo

              • Mama moose and two babies in the lower front yard

                Mama moose and two babies in the lower front yard

              • Kachemak Bay & Grewingk Glacier

                Kachemak Bay & Grewingk Glacier

              • View from the deck

                View from the deck

              VRBO #358239

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

              $305 - $435 per night (USD)
              10

              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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