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Alaska Mountainview Cabins (Chalet) Near Morgan's Landing, Kenai River

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sterling house description

LARGE, CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK AND FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND FOREST VIEWS!! Welcome! We invite you to our custom made post and beam home. Designed and constructed by master builder Gregory Corse, this architecturally stunning home will provide a comfortable and inspiring retreat for your fishing and wilderness adventures. PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS, the house was built using centuries old techniques from the German master builders. The 40' vaulted ceiling of the great room boasts incredible hand-hewn beam and joinery work, with a cascading wall of windows overlooking rich green forests and stunning glacial capped mountains.

The house is divided into TWO rentals, the Chalet (upper) and Hide-A-Way (lower), each one with full kitchen and living area. The Chalet has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The Hide-A-Way has 2 bedrooms with 2/3 bath (shower/no tub). Large groups will want to rent the entire house for absolute comfort at a reduced rate. Smaller groups can rent either space and are assured of privacy, as each unit has a separate entrance and is well insulated between floors. The Hide-A-Way boasts an impressive custom made rock wall fireplace built over 40 years ago by the original property homesteader and well known artist and wood turner, Donald 'Rip' Skuse.

Situated on 9 acres of beautifully forested land, this house is just a THREE-MINUTE drive or 15-minute walk from the world famous Kenai River at Morgan's Landing State Park headquarters where you can fish from the bank. Located in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna (shops, dining, laundry, movies, etc) is just a 15-minute drive away. Day trips to Homer or Seward for saltwater fishing, glacier fjord tours, art/crafts/artifacts shopping and amazing seafood dining are just 1.5 hours away. Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing are all within 20 to 45 minutes away.

From the Chalet enjoy midnight sun BBQs on the large deck after a hard day's fishing. You can relax here with friends while watching eagles, hawks, and loons soar in the valley below. Early morning coffee on the deck may also offer views of moose as they wander across the property. The Hide-A-Way also has a covered patio at ground level with partial views. Guests from both units can enjoy the outdoor firepit and sitting area for meeting new friends and sharing stories of your Alaskan adventures.

Each unit is well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and quality bedding/towels, and outdoor BBQ. Guests have access to the storage shed with 2 adult mountain bikes and a variety of children's bikes. There are also a variety of fishing poles, nets and other items which can be utilized. Both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way have access to freezer space for your fish catch, but there is a strict NO FISH CLEANING policy on the property so as not to attract bears.

This property has been in my family since 1979. Having grown up in Alaska, I understand and appreciate what a unique experience The Great Land can offer and I hope to share that with you. My parents ran a successful tourism business here for over 15 years, and my husband I took over the property in 2011. The Chalet is our personal vacation home, and we look forward to coming home each summer from our work overseas. It is the only remaining tourism rental on the property; the other log cabins are now long-term rentals only. My young children especially love exploring the property, playing in the 'magic garden', feeding the chickens, and evening trips to the Kenai River to watch the fishermen reel in their catch.

Alaska is a wonderland of natural beauty and amazing resources, which our family has spent generations protecting through conservation efforts. We welcome you to our home where you too can become a 'Sourdough' and share in this unique experience. The home is available year round. Winter travelers will be rewarded with an incredible show of colorful northern lights and millions of stars in the dark Arctic night. Nearby winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hot beverage drinking! Summer guests will be rewarded with midnight sun, vast and expansive views, solitude, wildlife, and world-class salmon and halibut fishing. WELCOME!!


Keywords: Alaska, Morgan's Landing, Kenai River, Bing's Landing, salmon fishing, Kenai Peninsula, custom house, Homer, Seward, wildlife viewing, hiking, rafting, view

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Entire deck has railing to prevent small children from falling off! Mountain View Chalet has 'kids' room with bunkbeds, toys, books, movies for young children. Outdoor play strucuture will be completed in June 2012. Kid bikes available....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 21 to rent this property....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed outside only....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

          • Chalet main floor: 1 queen

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          • Chalet Kids: 1 bunk bed

            bunk bed is two twin beds...moreless

          • Hide-A-Way Bunkroom: 2 bunk bed

            4 twin beds total with two bunks...ok for adults....moreless

          • Chalet Master : 1 queen, 1 double

            double bed is in attached alcove of master bedroom...moreless

          • Hide-A-Way regular: 1 queen

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          • Hide-A-Way Living Room: 2 twin/ single

            living room has twin day bed/couch and twin bed underneath...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Chalet Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Connected to Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Chalet Main Level Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Hide-A-Way Bath: toilet, shower

            walk in tiled shower...no tub....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Chalet dining seats 8 at table at 4 at breakfast bar. Chalet deck table seats 6. Hide-A-Way table seats 6. Both units have access to extra folding chairs/tables for larger groups. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Chalet kitchen has everything you need: all dishes, glassware, electric coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, rice cooker, crockpot, micro oven, and pots/pans. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Chalet: High end convection oven and new dishwasher. Gas stove and grill. Hide-A-Way: full kitchen with gas stove....moreless

          • Stove:

            High end convection oven in Chalet, gas stove....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            No RV hook-up, but there is room to park a boat and/or camper trailer, as long as no additional guests are staying in the trailer....moreless

          • Heating:

            Chalet-radient heat in floors. Gas heat in both units....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            In downstairs Hide-A-Way unit only....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Sorry, no fish cleaning on the property allowed so as not to attract bears! Freezer space available. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Chalet-large flat screen TV in livingroom and master bedroom. Regular TV in Hide-A-Way....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Portable stereo and mix of CDs in Chalet....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV Satellite....moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Chalet Master Bedroom has small deck with amazing mountain/forest views. Chalet main floor has large deck with similar fantastic views. Hide-A-Way has small covered patio-partial mountain views....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Outdoor rock fire pit and sitting area perfect for relaxing around a fire and making smores! This is a common area shared by renters of both the Chalet and the Hide-A-Way....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large grass lawn with fire pit and seating area...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Upper unit only....moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            FANTASTIC forest and mountain view from upper unit (CHALET). Partial forest view from lower unit (Hide-A-Way)....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Museums
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cycling
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hunting
                          • Hiking
                          • Rafting
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Cinemas
                          • Library
                          • Restaurants
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Shopping
                          • Sledding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Groceries
                          • Snowmobiling
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Jun 20 - Aug 20, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $660
                          $4,620 $15,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $485
                          $2,500 $2,890
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning Fee-both units $200
                          • Tax Rate 3%

                          Notes:

                          Rates are for ENTIRE house, both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way. It is possible to rent just one unit.

                          Rates for Chalet OR Hide-A-Way Only -2014

                          Chalet (Upper) HIGH SEASON $475/night, 7 night min., 7 pers.

                          Chalet OFF SEASON $350/night, 3 night min.,7 pers.

                          Hide-A-Way (Lower) HIGH $285/night, 7 night min., max 6 pers.

                          Hide-A-Way OFF SEASON $250/night, 3 night min., max 6 pers.

                          Spec. Rate for 2 pers.


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                          Location

                          • Suzie's Cafe

                            "Stop for good burgers or other food after a hard day of fishing on your way back to your house."

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                          • Cook's Corner Tesoro

                            "Cooks has everything! We love to stop here for soft-serve ice cream, corn dogs, latte's, sod..."

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                          • Homer, AK

                            "Wonderful town by the bay! Surrounded by mountains...Homer has a great small-town feel with ..."

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                          • The Saltry Restaurant

                            "Great food in a beautiful setting! Take the Danny J boat across the Bay to get there! Nice d..."

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                          • Pratt Museum

                            "Excellent local museum if you are interested in Alaskan natural and cultural history."

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                          • Two Sisters Bakery

                            "Fantastic baked goods and lunches! Nice setting!"

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                          • Seward, Akaska

                            "A wonderful seaside town with lots of history, natural beauty, and TONS to do and see!"

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                          • Kenai Fjords National Park

                            "Numerous charter boats will take you out into the park from the docks in Seward. Good to boo..."

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                          • Exit Glacier

                            "This is a GREAT little excursion from our house in Sterling. You can start at the National P..."

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                          • Magpye's Pizzeria

                            "Stop in for brews and great pizza!"

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                          • Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center

                            "Nice place to take in the local history and artifacts!"

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                          • St Elias Brewing

                            "Good craft beer, nice atmosphere, decent food! When the weather is nice you can sit outside."

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                          • The Chart Room

                            "Five star rating for the amazing view, 4 or 3 star rating for the food. But we'll worth the ..."

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                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Kenai Airport
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Sterling Highway
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          beach
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Moosquitos in Sterling
                          130 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          On the way to Soldotna
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Suszi's in Sterling

                          Car: Necessary

                          The following are just a short drive away: Fishing on Kenai River, 2 min; Canoe on the Moose River, 10 min; . Hike the Resurrection Trail, 30 min; Seward or Homer for halibut fishing/fjord tour, about 1 hour; whitewater raft the Kenai River from Cooper Landing, 45 min.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1979

                          About the owner: Raised in Alaska...this property was our family homestead. We lived a subsistance lifestyle here...which I didn't fully appreciate until I was grown up! Now I live and work overseas, but Alaska, and this property, will always be our home. I work in international conservation, and growing up in Alaska gave me a real appreciation for protecting our planet's most amazing natural places...this area being one of them!

                          Why the Owner Chose Sterling:
                          We chose to take over the family property in 2011 as we just couldn't imagine it not being part of our lives. I hope my children will experience some of what I did growing up. We look forward to coming home every year from our adventures in Africa and Asia.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We love to BBQ on the large back deck, overlooking the forest and distant mountain range. Nothing but trees for hundreds of miles! What a view! It's a great way to relax and just reconnect with your family in a quiet and peaceful place.


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                          Speaks: english
                           

                          Photos

                          • Welcome to your Alaskan home-away-from-home! This is the Chalet entrance.

                            Welcome to your Alaskan home-away-from-home! This is the Chalet entrance.

                          • All three levels of house, Chalet & Hide-A-Way are shown here-along with puppy!

                            All three levels of house, Chalet & Hide-A-Way are shown here-along with puppy!

                          • Master bedroom deck overlooks the large deck and amazing views.

                            Master bedroom deck overlooks the large deck and amazing views.

                          • Distant Kenai Range from the Chalet deck

                            Distant Kenai Range from the Chalet deck

                          • Enjoy visiting with family and friends in the great room of Chalet.

                            Enjoy visiting with family and friends in the great room of Chalet.

                          • Bunk beds in Chalet! Shares downstairs bath. TV/DVD in room.

                            Bunk beds in Chalet! Shares downstairs bath. TV/DVD in room.

                          • Hide-A-Way rock fireplace and kitchen area

                            Hide-A-Way rock fireplace and kitchen area

                          • Hide-A-Way bedroom: one full and one twin bed. Partial mountain views.

                            Hide-A-Way bedroom: one full and one twin bed. Partial mountain views.

                          • Enjoying a night by the fire.

                            Enjoying a night by the fire.

                          • Morning sunrise over the mountains as seen from the master bedroom deck.

                            Morning sunrise over the mountains as seen from the master bedroom deck.

                          • Baby moose stopping by for a visit! His mom and sibling spent hours here one day

                            Baby moose stopping by for a visit! His mom and sibling spent hours here one day

                          • Enjoying the view on our drive from Anchorage to Sterling.

                            Enjoying the view on our drive from Anchorage to Sterling.

                          • Lush lawn area, perfect for kids to play or just to relax by the fire.

                            Lush lawn area, perfect for kids to play or just to relax by the fire.

                          • The Chalet deck.

                            The Chalet deck.

                          • Chalet living room with hand-crafted stairway leading to the master suite.

                            Chalet living room with hand-crafted stairway leading to the master suite.

                          • Chalet master bedroom with attached bath/jetted tub and sitting room/day bed

                            Chalet master bedroom with attached bath/jetted tub and sitting room/day bed

                          • 3rd Chalet bedroom with queen bed and direct access to large deck. Shares bath.

                            3rd Chalet bedroom with queen bed and direct access to large deck. Shares bath.

                          • Sit by the gas fireplace on cool evenings.

                            Sit by the gas fireplace on cool evenings.

                          • Hide-A-Way bedroom with two bunk beds: four twin beds total.

                            Hide-A-Way bedroom with two bunk beds: four twin beds total.

                          • The Guest House, which sleeps 3, is just next door for large groups.

                            The Guest House, which sleeps 3, is just next door for large groups.

                          • Inspiring views from the deck in September.

                            Inspiring views from the deck in September.

                          • Heading out for a day on the Kenai Fjord's National Park tour in Seward.

                            Heading out for a day on the Kenai Fjord's National Park tour in Seward.

                          • On our way to Halibut Cove in Kachamak Bay, Homer, for lunch at the Saltry.

                            On our way to Halibut Cove in Kachamak Bay, Homer, for lunch at the Saltry.

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $485 - $660 per night (USD)
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                          6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 16

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                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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