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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 bdrms, 2 Baths, fish processing ctr., Free Wifi, Direct TV

Free - Wifi Internet Access

Cozy private log cabin nestled between Spruce and Birch trees on a quiet acre. 1 Mile from the World Famous Kenai River. Minutes away from the Kasilof and Russian Rivers, Canoe Trails and several lakes.

Built in 2005, this authentic log cabin has custom log furniture throughout. Perfect for large or small groups.

Sleeps 11: 2 bedrooms downstairs with a Queen bed in each room, a loft with a King, Full and 3 Twin beds.

Great for fishing Kings, Sockeyes, Silvers, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. Clamming nearby.

Let us book guided Salmon, Halibut, Fly-Out and Bear Viewing trips for you!! See Grizzly and Black Bears in their own habitat. Ask us about Glacier Viewing trips too!

Keywords: Private Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About James

Your Hosts: Jim and Debbie

James purchased this cabin in 2005

Why James chose Sterling

My husband always dreamed of going to Alaska. I planned a trip to the Kenai Peninsula in August 2004. We fell in love with Alaska and the Kenai and wanted to be able to visit often. We decided to buy some property and build a log cabin on it in 2005. We plan on retiring there someday.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is surrounded by tall trees on a very quiet road. We love sitting out by the firepit and relaxing after a fantastic day of fishing the Kenai River. We often see moose wondering thru the property. We especially enjoy the long summer nights of the midnight sun!


Sterling Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer/Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Large loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Horseshoe Pit, Fire Pit, Fish Cleaning Center (Food Saver,Sink,Freezer) Picnic Table


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews

Comfy and Well-Equipped

  • 5 of 5

It feels way out of town but it is less than 10 Miles to a Fred Myer or Safeway grocery. It is convenient to fishing the Russian, Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. It is close to wonderful hiking in the Kenai National Wildlife Reduge.

Nicely furnished and comfy, Bear’s Paw had everything we wanted and needed. Cooking was easy as we had great equipment. The beds were very comfortable. It was very nice having a private bath for each couple.

The hosts were very helpful in hooking us up with a local fishing guide, as well as providing info about where to hike. They were also quite accommodating to our changing schedule.

We would definitely stay there again and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed the Bear Paw Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beds were comfy, the house had everything we needed. The location was absolutely perfect as the main reason for our trip was to visit our friends, the next door neighbors! We will definitely be back again! The clothes washer and dryer are quite noisy, we just planned to be out while they were running. Some more board games or puzzles would be a nice addition. Other than that it was perfect! Can’t wait for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin home in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home! So relaxing to come back to after fishing or hiking. Well stocked home and great arrangement of main floor space for whole family to gather for meals or visiting!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and set up well.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Included many basic items that made our stay very comfortable. Neighbor's dog was a big hit. Definitely will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six fit perfectly in the two bedrooms and loft. One couple was enchanted by the king size bed in the closet -- they wanted darkness, which is hard to find in the summer. Everything was tidy for our arrival and the property manager met us to introduce the house rules. Our fishermen agree with other reviews, the fish cleaning space, vacuum sealer and freezer were great. Our family enjoyed the large timber table for dinner & euchre, and the horseshoes. Don't try to bring a fancy sedan! Although it's a nicely developed neighborhood, there were deep pockets in the gravel road (I estimate 1/2 mile). Our GMC Acadia had no trouble at all. Madi the friendly retriever also visited whenever she was out and about.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect place for a family get-a-way. All the comforts of home. Zero stress as everything was provided and available for use. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non Refundable Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $150
Refundable Damage Dep. $250

All rates are based on up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $25.00 per night per guest. Check In: 4:00 pm, Check Out: 11:00 am.

Call for weekly rates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

****WINTER RENTALS- Monthly rent includes: WiFi, Direct TV, Water and local telephone. Winter Rentals does not include gas or electric utilities.**** There will be an additional cleaning fee and damage deposit depending on the length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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