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Panoramic Views and Privacy on a 40 Acre Homestead

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • 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


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

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • 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


  • Deck / Patio:

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



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay

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

Sep 1 - May 14, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%


Weekly rental includes 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.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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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:



  • 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


  • 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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