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Panoramic Views and Privacy on a 40 Acre Homestead

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homer cabin description

You will not be disappointed with the breathtaking scenery, exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities and the multitude of recreational, historical and cultural activities available in Homer and the surrounding area.

After arriving at the Twin Puffins (located a short 15-minute drive from downtown Homer), you can relax in the cozy cabin accentuated by warm, rich and natural golden hues of native Alaskan spruce.

The Twin Puffins features two comfy bedrooms; the Blue Bedroom has a king size bed with an en suite bathroom that has a standard size tub and shower. The Green Bedroom is available in either two twin or one king size bed configuration. A futon-style sofa in the living room is also available for additional guests. The main bathroom has an over-sized shower and is conveniently located between the bedrooms and the living room. A washer and dryer are in the cabin for your use, so you can pack light (soap is provided). The kitchen is fully equipped, including a refrigerator with a small freezer, a full-size microwave, a stove/oven and a dishwasher. Other amenities include satellite TV, a flat panel TV with surround sound and DVD player in each bedroom. In addition to the TVs in the bedrooms there is a 42' flat screen TV in the living room. The stereo in the living room can also be heard through built in speakers in the ceiling above the deck. A small selection of movies and some board games are available to keep you entertained if the weather keeps you indoors. Wired internet and WiFi are available.

From the living room, French doors open on to a large wooden deck; the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the view of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains, Grewingk Glacier, as well as a peaceful green pasture with a large pond. Depending on the time of year, you may see beautiful wildflowers such as the brilliant fields of fuchsia-colored fireweed, or pick fresh raspberries along the driveway. Homer is also a Birder's delight. In addition to the migrating shorebirds in the Spring, there are many birds in the area surrounding the cabin, among them are the Golden-crowned Sparrow (the 'oh-dear-me' bird) with it's distinctive call, Bald Eagles and other raptors, and Sandhill Cranes are often seen. Keep your camera ready as wildlife, such as moose and the occasional black bear or coyote, may be seen. Moose seem to enjoy an evening swim in the pond.

Whether you are in Homer on business, sabbatical, vacation or honeymoon, the Twin Puffins offers a private and secluded getaway with all the modern conveniences of home.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Blue Bedroom: 1 king

            This bedroom has an en suite bathroom...moreless

          • Green Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Either 1 king bed or 2 twin-long beds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Commom Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Oversized shower with body wash and shampoo...moreless

          • En Suite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bodywash and shampoo provided...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The cabin has a well equipped kitchen. We try to keep some of the essentials stocked for you....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator has a small freezer with frosty mugs waiting for you....moreless

          • Dining:

            Country table with 4 chairs and a bench seat....moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner electric stove....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Main heater is in the living room, with auxiliary electric baseboards in the bedrooms. Both bathrooms have heat/light/vents....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full-size front loading...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Stereo above refrigerator - am/fm/cd and adapter for external audio devices. Stereo speakers in living room and on the deck ...moreless

          • Television:

            Three Samsung flat screens -Plasmas with surround sound in the bedrooms and flat screen LED in the Living Room....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Satellite...moreless

          • DVD Player

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Nice-size deck (3/4 covered) with table and six chairs...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hunting
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Racquetball
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak
              May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,500

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


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $75 + tax
              • Tax Rate 3%

              Notes:

              Weekly rental - 7th night free

              Rentals of less than 3 nights are available upon approval if scheduling allows.

              Cancellations made more than 30 days from arrival date will forfeit the $50 initial payment.

              Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival date will receive a refund based on re-rental, minus a $50 cancellation fee.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 07/16/2014
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              Location

              6.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Homer Airport
              11.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Alaska Ferry System (at the end of the Homer Spit)
              8.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Sterling Highway
              7.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Mariner Beach (on the Homer Spit)
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Homestead Restaurant/Bar
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Shoreline Golf
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Homestead Restaurant
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1950

              About the owner: The eight Erikson siblings (Erikson Heritage, LLC) are co-owners of the Twin Puffins. Although five of the siblings reside in other states, three live in Alaska, two of which continue to live on the homestead and co-manage the rental cabin.

              Why the Owner Chose Homer:
              The forty-acre homestead on which the Twin Puffins is located was established in 1950 by Bill and Esther Erikson. The Erikson children inherited the homestead property in 2003 and built the Twin Puffins Vacation Rental Cabin in 2006 as a means to keep the homestead in the family.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              The location of the Twin Puffins was chosen for its beautiful views of the mountains and bay in the distance as well as the near-by pasture and pond. It is situated to provide privacy with a wide-open feel while at the same time remaining convenient to Homer.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, dutch

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • The Twin Puffins

                The Twin Puffins

              • Parking and entrance

                Parking and entrance

              • Your first look at the inside of the Twin Puffins with it's vaulted ceiling

                Your first look at the inside of the Twin Puffins with it's vaulted ceiling

              • Well equipped kitchen

                Well equipped kitchen

              • Full/Queen size futon

                Full/Queen size futon

              • En Suite bathroom in the Blue Bedroom

                En Suite bathroom in the Blue Bedroom

              • Green Bedroom with the king bed configuration

                Green Bedroom with the king bed configuration

              • Common bathroom

                Common bathroom

              • Common bathroom over-sized shower

                Common bathroom over-sized shower

              • The French doors leading out on to the deck

                The French doors leading out on to the deck

              • Protected deck with stereo speakers

                Protected deck with stereo speakers

              • The view to the southeast

                The view to the southeast

              • Driveway

                Driveway

              • Arctic entry with recycling bins and a storage bench

                Arctic entry with recycling bins and a storage bench

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Blue Bedroom

                Blue Bedroom

              • Tub/Shower in En Suite bathroom

                Tub/Shower in En Suite bathroom

              • Green Bedroom with the twin bed configuration

                Green Bedroom with the twin bed configuration

              • Common bathroom

                Common bathroom

              • Washer and Dryer

                Washer and Dryer

              • The BBQ

                The BBQ

              • The view to the southwest

                The view to the southwest

              • The stained glass Twin Puffin  portlight

                The stained glass Twin Puffin portlight

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

              $250 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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