Kodiak Home, Ocean View, Family-Friendly, 5 Minute Walk to Downtown
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A spacious, sunny ocean view home, facing the channel. Located in a quiet neighborhood (with the ocean on one side and trees and city park on the other) our property overlooks the entrance to channel and nearby islands. Home area is 1600 sq. feet. Waking up to a morning cup of coffee or tea, while gazing out the many windows facing the ocean is a pleasure.
Just a few minute walk from downtown Kodiak, the house faces due south, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby Woody Island and Near Island. Relax and watch the abundant wildlife of Kodiak: many eagles, sea lions, sea otters and sea lions. Our home's location is the perfect view for watching the many commercial fishing and pleasure boats coming and going. We provide a booklet to help identify the many different vessels.
The first floor has a warm, maple kitchen, our cupboards are full of pots and pans, utensils, and dishes. Local Kodiak cookbooks are supplied for a special seafood dinner, of your local catch of the day! Lacey also provides her favorite recipes from three decades of cooking while salmon fishing over the summer to a large crew (sourdough pancakes, homemade breads, sour cream coffee cake, a unique wild salmon BBQ marinade, wild beach green salads, double-crust nut cheese cake!! and more!)
The main living room and dining table are in this area. Through the french doors, are a brand-new bathroom/laundry room, and bedroom and a small sitting area with the television and dvd library. The second floor has a large bedroom with spectacular channel view, a large bathroom, and a small area for an extra futon, or inflatable bed. (There is plenty of room for more than two additional beds, especially casual sleeping for kids).
Keywords: Ocean view home, family-friendly, hunters, temporary housing USCG & off-island project workers, spacious, comfortable and casual living areas, gorgeous kitchen, with maple cabinets, close to town, sunny, south-facing, gorgeous view of passing vessels, channel view of islands, ocean life, eagles, sea otters, sea lions,
- 3 story
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- suitable for couple
- 1 sleep sofa /futon
- cozy area suitable for child/teen
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Large upstairs, accomodates addl. futon/inflate/futon
- Bedroom 4
- 1 queen
- Separate studio apt. from home, for two, ask owner
Two bedrooms, top floor includes bathroom, and large area for additional sleeping areas (futon/sofa bed or inflatable beds). Ideally sleeps four in 2 bedrooms but we provide additional arrangements for more than 4 guests; in addition, there is a separate studio apartment w/kitchen, bathroom, washer & dryer; inquire with owner for details on rates...morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3 / studio apt
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Living Room seats 8:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
For your comfort, we offer a one time grocery shopping for our guests, prior to arrival. Details in reservation packet! This service will put a smile on the guest who arrives at 3 am on the ferry, makes it to the house, sleeps, and voila, there is already coffee, cream, cereal. Limited to 12-15 items. Extra freezer inside entryway for sport-caught fish...morecollapse
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
'Located by the busy Kodiak Boatyard, see vessels pulled out, repaired, five minute walk to town, Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors, USFWS Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office, the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Herman's fishing vessel harbor, Kodiak Maritime Museum Interpretive Signs on harbor boardwalk, Alaska ferry dock, restaurants, fishing and hunting supply businesses, grocery stores, and beach combing sites (for beach glass). We will leave maps and brochures...morecollapse
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Fun Had By All !!!
Fun Had By All !!!
Where do I begin...We were the last minute trip planners that can make it more stressful for the renter!! From start to finish, Lacey made it easy to not only complete the home reservation, but to spend her valuable time talking to me about fun things to do while visiting. She truly cared about making sure we maximized our time there. We have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 6. The house is plenty big so we never felt stuck on top of one another and everyone had their own space. As the other review stated, the movie selection is like no other I have come across. I don't care what your interests are...there were several movies to interest you. The house is across from the boatyard, which we loved. It was fun to watch (as long as I didn't have to help)! The kids would watch movies or the boats as we cooked meals in the great kitchen that has anything you could need. A home rental may be more than a hotel room, but you will save a fortune on meals! The house is close to town, but we still were glad to have a car. We are the family that drives every road on the island! It is centrally located, so no matter where we wanted to go, we were close. This trip was a great expereince from start to finish and we would highly recommend this rental! Thank you Lacey!!
- Guest Dr. Patrick
- Date of stay 06/05/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Look no further for a clean and beautiful place to stay in Kodiak...seriously.
Look no further for a clean and beautiful place to stay in Kodiak...seriously.
We are not ones to usually write a review but our stay in this beautiful home was just too good to just keep a lid on it. Not only is their lovely home immaculate but couple that with the amazing view of the water and you've got a perfect spot to relax. The kitchen is stocked with utensils and cookware. The home is literally located in such a spot that you could walk to downtown within just a few minutes and enjoy all the things it has to offer. Nice coffee shops such as the Bayside Cafe and Henry's restaurant, and don't forget to visit the Kodiak museum! But if you'd rather cuddle up with a good movie, don't bother renting a movie because this placed is stocked with an enormous collection to choose from. We enjoyed the hub-bub of the boat yard. Just sitting on the deck and watching what was happening there around the boats was entertaining. I know the price per night is a lot but the comfort of this beautiful home and what it has to offer is worth every hard earned penny.The owners are such a sweet couple that make you feel as if you've known them for years and we just can't see how anyone could be disappointed in their stay here. Thanks again to Chris and Lacey for going above and beyond in making sure our stay was wonderful. We enjoyed being their first guests!
- Guest oceanfamily
- Date of stay 05/13/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the glowing review!! It was our pleasure to have you there and it means a lot that you liked the house...had to laugh about the movie collection, we are kind of known for having a ga-zillion dvds there, here, and at the setnet sites!! You guys are welcome anytime and I would be happy to give you guys a "wild salmon fishermens' discount" !!! Good luck fishing, and keep in touch!
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for four to six- which includes children or two casual sleeping arrangements.
More than 6, each additional person will be charged $10 / night
Studio apartment is rented separately than home, sleeps 3, full kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer. $125/night unless included with the home rental. $25 cleaning fee. Separate entrance with lockbox
50% of the total rental amount is due within 15 days of sending confirmation to guest.
The other 50% is due 30 days prior to the reservation date.
Total refund will be given if cancelled prior to 60 days of arrival date.
50% refund will be returned if cancelled within 60 days of arrival.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
There is a one time $75 cleaning fee
City Sales Tax is added @ 7%
Property Damage Insurance may be included ($49)
There is a refundable $250 damage/cleaning deposit, returned upon inspection after departure.
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Kodiak Airport at 8 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Check with Alaska Marine Hwy System for docking at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Rezanof at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Pearson Cove at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: USCG Golf, near Anton Larsen and USCG base at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Powerhouse at 0.4 Miles
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: We are a long-time Kodiak commercial fishing family for 35 years. They have extensive knowledge about the Kodiak Archipelago, fishing, recreational activities, bear and wildlife viewing, with many personal friends who operate those recreational, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing businesses. We can recommend our own pilots for bear viewing and sightseeing on local air charters. We have raised our children commercial fishing for wild salmon in Uganik and Viekoda Bays since 1983. Our favorite time of year is heading out to salmon fish for the three month season, living in cabins on the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by deer, bears, eagles, a bounty of fresh and wild seafood. We love to beachcomb, hike, look for unusual wood, and enjoy fishing as a family. We have added kittens, Puff and Coco, to join our annual trip to our setnet sites in Uganik and Viekoda Bays. We also cherish spending free time at our cabin on ten acres, located in Village Islands, Uganik Bay. Once a homestead, we have spent winter holidays there over the years. Both Lacey and Chris have extensive community work and experience with local fisheries-related projects. Lacey is a founding member of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and led the design of the colorful, unique interpretive sign project, located on the boardwalk & downtown harbor across from the marine businesses, coining the term 'Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage' . The signs are featured in a colorful booklet Waterfront Guide, for sale at the museum office.
Why the Owner Chose Kodiak:
Because we like seeing the boats come and go through the Channel! Fishing has been our way of life for 35 years. Kodiak is ALL about commercial fishing, the largest port in Alaska. Check out all of the activities in Kodiak--from research facilities, to busy processing plants, harbors with 1000 vessels, the largest Coast Guard Base in the US, the types of vessels that fish, the harvesting of sustainable resources--Kodiak is the community to visit. You will see fishermen hanging nets, boats in the boatyard, the hub bub in the summer getting ready to salmon fish..Our home is perfect for the summer visitor, because we are salmon fishing between late May and mid-September. We purchased the house in 1984, choosing to be near the ocean, and have completely replaced the older home, into a three story home, with a warehouse and apartment on the bottom floor, and home on the top two floors. The house is 8 miles from the Kodiak airport, five minutes from the Kodiak Ferry Dock, a front seat view of the boatyard, five minute walk to downtown Kodiak, the Kodiak Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, Baranof Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Service Visitor's Center, groceries , restaurants, marine supply and outfitting businesses, the movie theater, the boat harbor, Chamber of Commerce. There is a walking path along the front of the home, which goes east toward Spruce Cape, along the water and among colorful Kodiak homes. Nearby activities are kayaking, golf, recreational fishing, several rivers and creeks with abundant salmon fishing, the Buskin River, Mill Bay creek, and out the road to Kalsin, Womens, and Middle Bays with major salmon runs. You will learn all about a profession, the traditions, the net hanging, in Kodiak...a vibrant community. While other fishing towns have disappeared, you will be treated to a constant opportunity for photos. Don't forget to see the Waterfront Interpretive Signs on the downtown harbor boardwalk..14 of them, full color!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will be treated to a learning experience in a bustling port, with plenty of photo opportunities. Guests receive a complimentary 'Celebrate our Maritime Heritage: Waterfront Guide' to aid in watching the fishing vessels pass by, the view of Near and Woody Island, access to the ocean is about 200 feet away, the home is located in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, surrounded by spruce trees, rose bushes, and raspberries! For kids, a city park is a five minute walk, past the grassy area in the cove, to St. Herman's St.
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A view from the house, fishing vessels in the boatyard during sunet
The kitchen, counter with bar stools in foreground
kitchen with counter / bar stools (3 or 4)
The dining table with ocean view of the channel through the windows
Sitting area in media room, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute posters,
Easterly view, winter, from deck
In the media room, dvds, tapes, door to the deck
Our summer time beach, fishing for wild salmon, Viekoda Bay. Come visit!
Fjord-like bays, emerald green mountains frame our cove while fishing salmon
Welcome to the largest, most diversified fishing port in Alaska with 2 harbors!
Freshly smoked Kodiak sockeye salmon at our summer cabin
The house rental is the top two floors
Dining area, living room, kitchen, cozy hardwood floors
One of the sitting areas, near the kitchen and dining area; stereo system
View of the channel from left window
Winter view from kitchen window, channel, Woody Island, Pearson Cove and park
Wild Alaskan sockeye swimming upstream to spawn
Sport fishing with our kids and friends in Viekoda Bay, halibut hooked!
We charter a Beaver float plane to the cove; a favorite way to get around Kodiak
On the left is the new addition, with an apartment downstairs
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