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Next to Historic Kilcher Family Homestead on Kachemak Bay

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Homer house description

This is the first season for Caribou Meadows. We have a special introductory rate of $300 per night. In a beautifully private but accessible setting, it has new and antique furniture throughout, along with full furnishings to make your visit enjoyable and rewarding. This cabin is immediately adjacent to the owners family homestead (the Kilcher homestead). It was hand built on the site of one of Homer’s original homesteads, by a young woodsman as he was starting a family in Homer. His craftsmanship shows in the original wood structure details throughout the house. With three bedrooms, a sleeping loft to allow for larger parties, two bathrooms, and a modern kitchen, but with more than a trace of Old World and homestead styling, this is a unique and memorable vacation spot. The wildlife in the immediate area is abundant, with moose, eagles, sandhill cranes, porcupines and many others. The cabin is sited in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by forest with room to roam. From the cabin, you can see beautiful Kachemak Bay and the mountains across the way.
The cabin provides modern amenities, has ample space and is a beautiful spot for a family to stretch out and use as a base of operations to explore both near and far. This cabin sits alone on a 10 acre plot 11 miles out East End road but has ready access and is close to the amenities at Fritz Creek (mail, gas, groceries, world-class restaurant and wines and spirits). In the area and beautiful town of Homer is halibut and salmon fishing, the Pratt Museum, galleries, restaurants, groceries, horse back and ATV tours, kayaking, glacier and bear viewing, air tours and much, much more.
It is also within walking distance of a historic site of rich significance, where I grew up with my father, an early Alaskan State Senator and mother a writer, singer and poet and my siblings, in the austere 400 square foot homesteaders cabin - the Kilcher Homestead. Easy access to the Kilcher Family Homestead provides over 600 acres in which to hike through to the beach via one of only three beach access sites outside of Homer.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Main Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom in Master Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          summer
          May 16 - Sep 14, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $360
          $2,250

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

          winter spring
          Sep 15 - May 15, 2016
          2 night min stay
          $200
          $1,200

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • cleaning fee $99 + tax
          • Tax Rate 3%

          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Last updated: 12/20/2014
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          Location

          11 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Homer Airport
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Homestead Restaurant
          11 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Homer
          4 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Shoreline Golf Par 3
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          East End Rd
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Homestead Restaurant
          1 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Kilcher Beach

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          About the owner: My family homesteaded Alaska in the late 30's and early 40's. I was born in Basel, Switzerland while my originally Swiss family was touring and my father was lecturing about pioneer life in Alaska. I was raised on the homestead adjacent to this property. I went off to college and joined the Marine Corps. After 31 years of commissioned service, I returned to Alaska and am the Trustee for the Kilcher Family Homestead, 600 acres in a conservation easement. I am a volunteer with the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Civilian Advisory Board to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. I manage three active vacation rentals and love showing the homestead to our guests.

          Why the Owner Chose Homer:
          This property was built on the site of one of the old homesteads (Bartman) which was purchased by my two brothers (Atz and Otto) and myself. It is adjacent to the historic Kilcher homestead with a living museum, room to roam, and one of three access points to the beach. Surrounded by meadows and forests, the sense of splendid isolation is hard to beat. Try to yodel and you'll hear the forest echoing your yodels back.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Within walking distance of the Kilcher Homestead, it offers privacy, but with ready access to fine dining, shopping, kayaking, horse back riding, ATV rides, art, theater, fishing and all the other amazing things Homer has to offer. See the Homer Chamber of Commerce website to see how full of life Homer is. There's a homestead-style (read rustic!) sauna which can be used if you're so inclined.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, german, spanish

           

          Photos

          • Entry and patio area of Caribou Meadows

            Entry and patio area of Caribou Meadows

          • Dining room is adjacent to kitchen; stairs to second floor in background.

            Dining room is adjacent to kitchen; stairs to second floor in background.

          • Bathroom on main level...master bedroom has separate full bathroom (not shown).

            Bathroom on main level...master bedroom has separate full bathroom (not shown).

          • Living room with patio and dining area in background.

            Living room with patio and dining area in background.

          • Upstairs common area with Master Bedroom in background.

            Upstairs common area with Master Bedroom in background.

          • Master bedroom with burled walnut antique armoire.

            Master bedroom with burled walnut antique armoire.

          • Second (of three bedrooms) with scenic view.

            Second (of three bedrooms) with scenic view.

          • Single Bedroom (chester drawers not shown)

            Single Bedroom (chester drawers not shown)

          • One of two futon couches in loft area with upstairs common area in background.

            One of two futon couches in loft area with upstairs common area in background.

          • Part of patio area with wrought iron patio set and BBQ.

            Part of patio area with wrought iron patio set and BBQ.

          • Entry and stove area with bathroom and laundry entry area in background.

            Entry and stove area with bathroom and laundry entry area in background.

          • View of meadows and Kachemak Bay skyline.

            View of meadows and Kachemak Bay skyline.

          • Dining Area with surrounding views to meadows, forest and mountains!

            Dining Area with surrounding views to meadows, forest and mountains!

          • Kitchen with spacious counters and amenities.

            Kitchen with spacious counters and amenities.

          • Living room opens to deck area with BBQ and wrought iron patio set.

            Living room opens to deck area with BBQ and wrought iron patio set.

          • Living room area (DVD/streaming video capable) with entry area in background.

            Living room area (DVD/streaming video capable) with entry area in background.

          • Master Bedroom with antique heart-shaped curio.  Spectacular views.

            Master Bedroom with antique heart-shaped curio. Spectacular views.

          • Upstairs common area with antique pieces, whale baleen and 2nd/3rd bedrooms.

            Upstairs common area with antique pieces, whale baleen and 2nd/3rd bedrooms.

          • Second bedroom with antique armoire and loft area in background.

            Second bedroom with antique armoire and loft area in background.

          • Upstairs common area with loft (two futon couches) in background.

            Upstairs common area with loft (two futon couches) in background.

          • Harry the Caribou overlooking the scenic view and dining area.

            Harry the Caribou overlooking the scenic view and dining area.

          • Front view of Caribou Meadows.

            Front view of Caribou Meadows.

          • Entry area recliner (faces stove) with living room in background.

            Entry area recliner (faces stove) with living room in background.

          • Spectacular view of the Kilcher Homestead.  Visit the old cabin, barn and sauna.

            Spectacular view of the Kilcher Homestead. Visit the old cabin, barn and sauna.

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

          $200 - $360 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

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          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2006
          Speaks: english, german, spanish
          • Response time: Within 12 hours
          • Response rate: 100%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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