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Panoramic Views and Privacy on a 40 Acre Homestead

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Last updated: 11/23/2014
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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.

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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
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            A small selection of board games...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Satellite...moreless

          • 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

          • Video Library:

            Small selection of DVDs...moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • 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
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

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

          • Internet:

            Wired and WiFi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Full-size front loading...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Enough for six....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

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

          • Microwave:

            Full-size microwave...moreless

          • Oven:

            Electric oven...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A few of the basics. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Stove:

            Four burner electric stove....moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

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

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Off-Peak
          Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,200
          Peak
          Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $250
          $1,500

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

          Off-Peak
          Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,200

          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: 11/23/2014
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          Location

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

          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

          VRBO #503509

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          $200 - $250 per night (USD)
          3

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 11/23/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english, dutch
          • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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