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Old Town Kenai Bluff House, Breathtaking Views

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Last updated: 04/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kenai house description

Kenai Bluff House is located in downtown historic Kenai. The house was built in 1935, and bought by my grandparents in 1947. My dad was raised in this house! Of course, the house has been remodeled and has all the modern conveniences, but has a wonderful and rich family history. The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of room for your whole family.

The property has a large lawn and outdoor furniture for enjoying the stunning view of Cook Inlet. You can watch the fishing boats come and go with the tide. Eagles often land right on the lawn as they are out cruising for their next ocean meal.

Kenai is a small town and the “downtown” is quaint and quiet. The home is located at the end of a residential street. It is located next door to Erik Hansen Scout Park, a small community park and contains a bronze statue of a Boy Scout overlooking the Cook Inlet. Interpretive displays point out many physical features of the landscape and a memorial plaque is attached to the base of the statue. Park includes few trees, some shrubs, two flower gardens, and a gravel walkway leading to the bluff’s edge. This is a great area just to sit, relax and enjoy the extensive views over the lower Cook Inlet, tidal lands, and mouth of the Kenai River.

We are located within walking distance of the historical Russian Orthodox Church and Kenai Visitor and Convention Center which has a historical walking tour available within this area. This property is on the walking tour, as The Showalter House (#10) !!

There are several nice places to eat where you can walk as well.

Reasonable rates per night for four people. No separate cleaning fee. However, guests must not leave fish remains on property. Cleaning fee applies if fish remains are left on property.

Property Type

  • 2424 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            We raised our children in this house and they loved living here!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


          • Upstairs Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully stocked kitchen: dishes, silverware, coffee pot, paper towels. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Dining
          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator


          • Living Room:

            Has two large couches for watching movies, talking or enjoying the outdoor view....moreless

          • Parking:

            Large parking for multiple cars or trailer....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • There is a freezer available upon request to store fish or other items during your stay....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable available ...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player


                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Has lawn furniture to see if the fish are coming in, watch dip betters or the boats as they come in from fishing....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Budget
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Located in Old Town Kenai, Right on the Bluff. Overlooks mouth of Kenai River and Cook Inlet....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Aleutian Mountain Range including Mt. Redoubt is visible from the house almost every day. ...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    The view from the house overlooks the mouth of the Kenai River going into Cook Inlet. ...moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View


                      • Recommended


                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Golf
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking

                      Other Activities

                          • Kenai Bluff House is located in historic Old Town Kenai, right on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. It is very near the Kenai Visitors Center. It is less than two miles from the airport, restaurants, and fishing. You can walk to the beach for beachcombing. Eagles regularly are in the yard....moreless


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                          • Amazing views and updated house!!!

                            Amazing views and updated house!!!

                            • Guest Amazed (Dallas, TX)
                            • Date of stay 09/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/13/13
                            The pictures of the view on this site do not do it justice!!! The house is a tall bluff that looks over the ocean/Kenai river mouth and has mountains across the ocean that create the most amazing sunset you've ever seen! The house is plenty big for lots of people with lots of sleeping room. Fantastic!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: I am glad you enjoyed our property!! Hope to see you in the future. Jennifer

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                          • Family Reunion

                            Family Reunion

                            • Guest Countrygirl (Castle Rock, WA )
                            • Date of stay 08/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                            What a beautiful view! This home has been nicely remodeled for the age of the home. It fit our families perfectly. Having coffee in the morning watching the seals, boats and the planes come and go was very enjoyable. The day of our family gathering it was raining, but there was still plenty of room. The women gathered in the kitchen and the men in the viewing room. The kids enjoyed having their own rooms upstairs. The location was perfect and the neighborhood very quiet. We did have people waking by and checking the place out because it is on the historical tour, but they were never a bother. We would definately stay here again. Thanks so much!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: I am so glad you enjoyed the house! I hope to see you again in the future! Thank you, Jennifer

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                          • Excellent for Families!

                            Excellent for Families!

                            • Guest FishON! (AK)
                            • Date of stay 07/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/19/13
                            The house is perfect for families with ample room for everyone. The propane grill and firepit are perfect for the setting as we spent most of the time outside. It is a 7 minute walk down to the beach via a path down the street due to the steep bluffs. The view is amazing and everything was in good working order at the house. Do not expect to have privacy in the backyard however, as the Scout Park is adjacent to the property and has quite a few visitors throughout the day. Not an issue however as the view and setting make up for it all and then some.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your stay here! The house has amazing views both from inside and outside! Hope to see you again. Jennifer

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Favorite By Far!

                            Favorite By Far!

                            • Guest Kathy (Florida)
                            • Date of stay 07/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                            We absolutely loved this place! There's so much space and we felt so at home. Tried to stay longer but they were all booked up. Lesson learned, book this place early! If we ever get the chance to come back to Alaska, we will definitely be staying here!

                            Owner response: So glad you enjoyed our house! Hope to see you again in the future! Jennifer

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                          • Great house

                            Great house

                            • Guest Lori (Anchorage, AK)
                            • Date of stay 07/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                            This house is a lovely house with a great view and lots of windows along the back. It is clean with new carpet and some movies for down time. There was plenty of room for our family of 6 plus my brother and his wife. The kitchen is big and we made a couple of meals. It is in walking distance to the downtown of Kenai and is next to a park and looks over a place where you can walk along the beach. We enjoyed our stay here.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.

                            Owner response: I am very glad you enjoyed the Kenai Bluff House! You were our first guest and are very pleased everything went well! I hope to see you again! Jennifer

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Tax Rate 6%


                          Rate is $250 for four people. Each additional person over 10 years old is $25 per night per person. Payment is due in 14 days before arrival. 100% refund if cancelled prior to 30 days before arrival. As a regular policy, we do not charge an cleaning fee. However, guests are expected to not leave fish cleaning remains on property. If fish cleaning remains are left a $500 cleaning fee applies.

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                          Last updated: 04/08/2014
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                          • Nearest Airport: Kenai Airport at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Homer at 82 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Seward at 104 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Sterling Highway at 11 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Kenai Beach at 0.1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Rainbow Bar at 0.2 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Alyeska at 124 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Kenai Golf Course at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Paradisos Restaurant at 0.2 Miles

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1947

                          About the owner: This house was past down to me from my dad. He was raised in this house along with all his siblings in only 4 rooms including the kitchen, which did not have a bathroom or a living room. I was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula as well and Jason was born in Nome and has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1994. We lived in this house with our growing family and loved being so close to town, but feeling like being out of town. We hope to share our culture with you as I, Jennifer, am part Dena'ina Athabaskin and Jason is part Inupiaq.

                          Why the Owner Chose Kenai:
                          The view that you will have from this property is amazing! You can see all three mountains, Mt. Spurr, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna! The sunrise and sun sets are seen from this property, and are incredible, especially in the winter months! You can see the dip net fishery in the month of July, as well as all entire commercial fishing boats coming in and out of the river with the various openings. If you are lucky, you might see a beluga or two and you will definitely see seagulls and eagles flying and landing on the bluff! Alaska has endless places to visit and see! We have tried to bring some of it to the rooms for you to enjoy. Any questions that you may have about what Alaska has to offer you we would be happy to help with!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The land of the midnight sun can bring much light that many people are not use to. The rooms have black out blinds that help people who need a little extra help to go to sleep. The house is located on a street which is closed to through traffic, therefore is very quiet!

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Monday, January 27, 2014

                          $250 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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