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

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Property description

AFTER AUGUST 31 2015 ONLY THE CHALET WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL. THE HIDE-A-WAY PORTION OF THE HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, THE 1 BEDROOM GUEST HOUSE NEXT DOOR IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEE OTHER VRBO LISTING FOR ALASKA MOUNTAINVIEW CABINS. THE 2016 RATES REFLECT THIS CHANGE.

LARGE, LUXURY CUSTOM HOME WITH HUGE DECK/LAWN WITH FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN AND FOREST VIEWS!! PERFECT FOR LARGE, FAMILY GATHERINGS. KID FRIENDLY! FISHERMAN'S DREAM HOME! Welcome! We invite you to stay in our wonderful 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. 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.

You will have plenty of room for your large group as the house is a duplex (3 stories), giving you TWO FULL KITCHENS and LIVING ROOM areas.

The Chalet is the main and upper floors, and the Hide-A-Way is the lower, daylight (walk out) basement). The Chalet has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The Hide-A-Way has 2 bedrooms with 2/3 bath (shower/no tub).

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.

Guests really enjoy the large lawn area which has a lovely fire pit and sitting area. Imagine relaxing by the fire, enjoying the setting sun and endless views of the Kenai National Widlife Refuge and distant Chugach National Forest mountain range.

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. You will 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, Greg and Hannah Corse, 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. Since this is our personal home, you'll find everything you need.


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. COME EXPERIENCE YOUR ALASKAN DREAM VACATION!


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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

    We love kids and want them to have a great time and stay safe! Entire deck has railing to prevent small children from falling off. Chalet has 'kids' room with bunkbeds, toys, books, movies for young children. Kid bikes and toddler ride-on toys available. Kitchen has full set of kids cups, plates, bowls, utensils....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only and away from any entrance to the house. It is very important that the inside of the house be kept totally smoke free for my son who has asthma and also for our guests who are sensitive to cigarette smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed in the house, but maybe stay with you at the property as long as you have a travel kennel for them which stays outside. You are responsible for ensuring all dog droppings are picked up and properly disposed of in the dumpster....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • 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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    For adults and children (ages 1-10). Feel free to borrow any of the books on the shelves and just return them before leaving....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Satellite....moreless

  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

    Chalet-large flat screen TV in living room. 40" smart TV in master bedroom. 40" flat screen in Hide-A-Way....moreless

  • Toys:

    For younger children. There are also checkers, cards, dominos, etc for guests of all ages....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a large selection of DVDs, something for everyone including the kids!...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    FANTASTIC forest and mountain view from upper unit (CHALET). Partial forest view from lower unit (Hide-A-Way). Great view from lawn and fire pit area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Chalet dining seats 8 at table and 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Hide-a-Way and in Workshop laundry room....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and towels are provided. There is no maid service but you have access to the washer/dryer and also to extra sheets/towels in the linen closet located in the laundry room. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    You will have two living spaces, one in Chalet and one in Hide-A-Way. Both have comfortable couches and TVs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Guests will park directly in front of the Chalet. There is room for multiple vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • 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

  • Telephone:

    land line available for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Most guests launder their own towels if they need clean ones. Both unites have a large supply of towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a laundry room located in the Hide-A-Way and also another laundry room in the workshop. Guests renting the whole house have access to both....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker in both kitchens....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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set in both kitchens including plastic ware for use when eating outside. Wine glasses, beer mugs, good cooking knives, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    In Chalet only....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Chalet: High end convection oven and new dishwasher and luxury model Electrolux french door fridge. Gas stove and grill. Hide-A-Way: full kitchen with gas stove....moreless

  • Microwave:

    In both Chalet and Hide-A-Way...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection wall oven in Chalet. Cooks food perfectly! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new (2014) Electrolux Wave Touch French Door Stainless fridge with high end water filter and dispenser, extra ice-make in freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster:

    In both kitchens....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper unit only....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult mountain bikes and multiple bikes for young kids....moreless

  • 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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    It is possible to rent canoes and kayaks in Sterling....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outdoor rock fire pit and sitting area perfect for relaxing around a fire and making smores! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Chalet has a large propane Weber grill on the deck. There are also portable charcoal grills if needed....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$775
$4,800 $12,000

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2016 Spring Shoulder Season
Jun 1 - Jun 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$475
$3,325 $9,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2016 High Season
Jun 25 - Jul 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$650
$4,550 $15,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2016 Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$475
$3,000 $7,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$525
$2,200 $3,500

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 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

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

*Rates are for ENTIRE house, both the Chalet and Hide-A-Way which is a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 baths.

*Cancellation Policy: if cancelled 30 days or more before arrival, a 20% rebooking fee of the TOTAL reservation cost will be charged and the remainder of payments refunded. No refund if cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival.

*It is possible to rent the Chalet only, but not during high-season. Please inquire if interested.

*Special rates for small groups in low season. Please inquire.


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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

    "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

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

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.

  • 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 Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped!

    Chalet Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped!

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

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

  • Extra sleeping area off Master bedroom with full size bed.

    Extra sleeping area off Master bedroom with full size 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Dining area can seat 8 at the table. This is a winter picture....3pm!

    Dining area can seat 8 at the table. This is a winter picture....3pm!

  • Master bedroom has private deck with mountain/valley view and en suit bathroom.

    Master bedroom has private deck with mountain/valley view and en suit bathroom.

  • 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 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.

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

    Enjoying the view on our drive from Anchorage to Sterling.

  • Playing outside the Sea Life Center in Seward. Let your kids explore Alaska!

    Playing outside the Sea Life Center in Seward. Let your kids explore Alaska!

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