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Enjoy This Lush, Secluded, Creek-Side Oasis with Great Views.

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Bear Creek guesthouse, yard and deck. The lower floor is the rental unit

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homer house description

This 2 acre home is a real treasure. Completely secluded among towering birch trees, it offers a rare combination of privacy and panoramic views. Listen to the babbling creek as you relax on our large deck taking in the beautiful landscaping and birdsongs. The entire rental unit has been completely renovated and refurnished in 2011/12.

Bear Creek Guest House is an easy 2 mile drive from downtown Homer and the base of the spit. Walk along Bear Creek and visit the local winery where you can while away the afternoon sampling their unique collection of hand crafted wines. If its night life you’re looking for, take a five minute stroll to Down East Saloon and settle into an evening of live music and Alaska brewed ales. The Homer bike path is located 50 yards from our guest house so you can walk the 2 miles into town or wander down East End Road.

I live on site in the upper level of the residence and am available to answer any questions or help when needed. The very private and spacious rental unit is separated from the rest of the house and has its own entrance off of the porch. The structure is truly the quintessential Alaska home. Originally a homestead, there are many rustic, hand hewn construction features.

Roughly 1000 square feet are portioned into two queen bedrooms, one full bathroom, a spacious fully equipped kitchen and huge, window-filled family sunroom. Bedrooms are outfitted with excellent linens. You can kick back on the overstuffed sofas in the family room while watching the 42 inch flat screen or gazing out the numerous windows.

Bear Creek supports a plethora of wildlife which frequents the yard. Coyote, moose, bald eagles, ermines, hares, sand hill cranes, numerous songbird species and the occasional black bear may all be your neighbors. We can help advise you how to
see the varied widlife in Kachemak bay such as sea otters, whales and seals, or how to go experience amazing bear viewing in Katmai National Park on a day trip!
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Keywords: Homer, vacation rental, view, secluded, sleeps 5, close to town

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Two queen beds, excellent linens, roll away cot, coffee maker, numerous indoor plants, creek...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV, 42 inch plasma in Sunroom living area, and 24 inch LCD in Bedroom 2...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting

              General

              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Wireless Internet:

                Super fast wireless, good for multiple computers....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Electric range, fridge, sink, beatiful dining table...moreless

              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                brand new 20 x 20 deck, with lots of plants and furniture...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

                  • Visa
                   

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                  $200
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                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 3.5%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 10/28/2014
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                  Location

                  Bear viewing in Katmai and Lake Clark NPs, halibut and salmon fishing, bird watching, beach combing, live music, wine tasting, photography, Whale, bird and marine mammal excursions.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Brad and Melissa have been in Homer for 13 years. After years of working in the SE Alaskan bush as a fisheries biologist, Melissa decided to return to her culinary roots. She has worked as head chef at a variety of locations such as the famous Camp Denali, Land’s End and The Saltry, and on small expedition ships in Prince William Sound and Katmai NP. Currently, she is a chef at Cafe Cups, arguably Homer’s finest eatery. Melissa is gifted with a green thumb, which is immediately apparent as soon as you cross the footbridge. Brad Josephs graduated from The University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a degree in wildlife Biology in 1999. Since then, he has made a career as a naturalist guide, leading vessel-based brown bear viewing expeditions on the Katmai Coast, polar bear viewing trips in Churchill, Manitoba, and panda trips in China. He is an avid bird watcher and freelance nature writer and photographer. You can read about Brad’s adventures on his blog at alaskabearsandwolves dot com.

                  Why the Owner Chose Homer:
                  Bear Creek Guesthouse has a perfect mix of location, view, atmosphere and privacy.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Bear Creek Guesthouse has a feeling that must be experienced first hand. Nestled in a lush creek side forest, the vivid greens from the birches, alders and lilacs dramatically accent the stunningly blue ocean and glacier-studded mountains in the distance. After cooking your fresh catch in your own kitchen, sit on the porch with a glass of local wine and listen to the melodic songs of thrushes, and the sounds of bear creek. Take an evening stroll down the bike path to the nearby Downeast Saloon and listen to local music Private, charming and convenient, the Bear Creek Guest House is one of Homer's best kept secrets!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Bear Creek guesthouse, yard and deck.  The lower floor is the rental unit

                    Bear Creek guesthouse, yard and deck. The lower floor is the rental unit

                  • View from Bear Creek Guesthouse property looking southeast

                    View from Bear Creek Guesthouse property looking southeast

                  • Cozy and immaculate master bedroom, includes a 24 inch LCD HD TV with DirecTV.

                    Cozy and immaculate master bedroom, includes a 24 inch LCD HD TV with DirecTV.

                  • Spacious sunroom living area, 42 inch plasma TV, Alaskan decor, fully remodeled!

                    Spacious sunroom living area, 42 inch plasma TV, Alaskan decor, fully remodeled!

                  • Deck and door leading from Sunroom and kitchen.

                    Deck and door leading from Sunroom and kitchen.

                  • View of Spectacular Kenai Mountains from Guesthouse

                    View of Spectacular Kenai Mountains from Guesthouse

                  • Yard of guesthouse in June'

                    Yard of guesthouse in June'

                  • Newly remodeled, immaculate, fully equiped kitchen

                    Newly remodeled, immaculate, fully equiped kitchen

                  • Footbridge over bear creek which separates parking area from Guesthouse yard.

                    Footbridge over bear creek which separates parking area from Guesthouse yard.

                  • Bedroom 1, Just remodeled and refurnished this winter!

                    Bedroom 1, Just remodeled and refurnished this winter!

                  • Both bedrooms have double closets and chest of drawers.

                    Both bedrooms have double closets and chest of drawers.

                  • Enjoy views of the lush grounds, flowers and wildlife from den/sunroom.

                    Enjoy views of the lush grounds, flowers and wildlife from den/sunroom.

                  • The forest along Bear Creek is a haven for moose and sometimes bears!

                    The forest along Bear Creek is a haven for moose and sometimes bears!

                  • Bear Creek under the footbridge, Late May- not fully greened up yet

                    Bear Creek under the footbridge, Late May- not fully greened up yet

                  • Aurora Borealis over Kachemak Bay, taken from Bear Creek GH by Brad Josephs

                    Aurora Borealis over Kachemak Bay, taken from Bear Creek GH by Brad Josephs

                  • Sit at the pub style table while you enjoy the sunroom living area!

                    Sit at the pub style table while you enjoy the sunroom living area!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

                  $200 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/28/2014
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