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Private Cottage Overlooking Kachemak Bay

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Walkabout Cottage from the Garden & Drive


Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Walkabout Cottage is a modern 2-story cedar-sided cottage located on 14 acres of land, and just 13 miles east of the city of Homer, Alaska. Two decks, one from each level, overlook Kachemak Bay and the Portlock and Dixon glaciers across the Bay. The upper level of the cottage features a very large, open Master Bedroom, which overlooks the living area below, has French Doors leading to a walkout deck overlooking the Bay, and is furnished with a King sized bed and a built-in day bed. Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is a small sleeping loft with a built-in daybed. The lower level of the cottage has a full sized, fully furnished kitchen with dining space for four, a living area with couch and chairs a handy mud-room with a washer and dryer, and a full sized bath. The bathroom features a toilet and shower that is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    age 23...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children under the age of 8. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    No cats. One well behaved dog is acceptable upon signing a pet agreement. ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Bathroom is accessible to persons using a wheelchair or who may have limited mobility. Higher than normal toilet with grab bars on two sides. Step in or roll in shower with grab bars and adjustable shower fixture. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Loft : 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedrrom Loft : 1 king


  • All beds have 100% cotton sheets, blankets or quilts. King size bed has a down comforter and down Euro-pillows. This is an open-plan cottage, so there is limited privacy. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom toilet, sink and shower are accessible to persons with limited mobility and/or someone using a wheelchair. There are grab bars on both sides of the toilet and on two sides of the shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Radio/CD player accepts ipod. No land-line telephone -- you will need to use a cell phone. There is very limited TV reception, but there is a flat screen TV and a DVD player so you can watch movies. Parents should watch young children carefully in the loft areas and on the decks. This rental may not be suitable for children under age 8. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Extensive library of paperbooks ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Standard DVD player for watching videos. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Plays radio, CDs and iPod...moreless

  • Television:

    Very limited Television service, but TV can be used to watch videos. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toys, mostly coloring books. ...moreless


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    View of Kachemak Bay. Access to Kachemak Bay within 13 miles. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Rural area with hiking trails, very private. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    High efficiency front loading dryer. ...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Energy efficient Toyo fuel stove ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets, with quilts or comforters. Down comforter and Euro down pillows for King Sized bed. ...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Couch, two chairs, flat screen TV, ipod player/radio. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking right outside the front door of the cottage. ...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency front loading washing machine. ...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Juicer, Blender, Hand mixer, baking pans and cookie sheets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes cookware, dishes for 6 and all typical utensils for cooking and food preparation. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full sized dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer is part of refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard oven set in cabinet. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Limited pantry items: typically oil, spray oil, salt, pepper, coffee and tea. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized side by side refrigerator/freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner Jenn-Aire cooktop, with downdraft ventilation. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Wide-slot, two slot, toaster. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Balcony on upper level off master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Wood decks on lower and upper level of cottage. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Expansive lawn for outdoor play. Perennial garden. ...moreless



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  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 3%


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Homer Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Homestead Restaurant
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seldovia Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lynx Golf Course
240 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Seward Highway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Homestead Restaurant/Fritz Creek General Store
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
McNeil School cross country ski trails
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bishop's Beach

Car: Necessary

Walkabout cottage, located just 13 miles east of the town of Homer, Alaska, is on the bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Portlock and Dixon glaciers. Homer, Alaska, has been pegged the 'halibut capital of the world' and 'the Shangri-la' of Alaska. While in Homer, you can enjoy fishing for halibut or salmon on fish charters out in Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, or take a quick water taxi or sea kayak trip across Kachemak Bay to the villages of Seldovia or Halibut Cove. The Kachemak Bay area is home to many art galleries featuring lthe work of local and Native Alaskan artists and craftspersons, as well as opportunities for kayaking, hiking, biking, bird watching, tide pooling, and more. After a busy day exploring, come back to Walkabout Cottage and enjoy a beverage on the front deck ,a long walk through wildflower fields, or choose a book from the owner's library.

Other Activities: halibut fishing, tide pooling, art galleries


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  • Walkabout Cottage from the Garden & Drive

    Walkabout Cottage from the Garden & Drive

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • View of Kachemak Bay from the front deck of the cottage

    View of Kachemak Bay from the front deck of the cottage

  • View from the upper deck off the Master Bedroom

    View from the upper deck off the Master Bedroom

  • Mud room with laundry facilities

    Mud room with laundry facilities

  • Master Bedroom and upper deck

    Master Bedroom and upper deck

  • One of two built-in twin day beds

    One of two built-in twin day beds

  • Twin day bed in its own separate loft area

    Twin day bed in its own separate loft area

  • Living room

    Living room

$190 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
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Member since: 2011
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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