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Privacy and Stunning View at the Alaskan Cottage

Homer, AK, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + sleeping Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

PRIVACY! This home is located on almost 6 acres of land. It has all the privacy, peace and wild beauty of an Alaskan vacation. The property is conveniently located in the city limits of Homer and is only 3 to 4 miles from the city center. The house is located on a bluff that overlooks emerald lakes and the beaches of Kachemak Bay just below.

You can hear the murmur of the ocean from the porch and watch eagles soaring on the updrafts overhead. Before you stretches the waters of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, the mountains of the Kenai range and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range.

This well kept house has a wall of windows to take full advantage of the view and thoughtfully placed window treatments to shut out the midnight sun for those not used to long daylight hours at bedtime. There is an access ramp to the house and the entire lower floor is handicapped accessible. Spend the afternoon on the large deck and grill your fish for a fresh Alaskan dinner. This house is a comfortable residence stocked with all of the conveniences of home.

Keywords: House,cottage,cabin


Holly Van Pelt

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Holly Van Pelt

We are both long time Alaskans who discovered the amazing things about Homer and have made it our home. We love to fish, hike, bird-watch and kayak. Living in Homer has made these activities available right out our door. We bought this house for the sole purpose of offering it as a vacation house for travelers. We have been hosting visitors to this location since 2003. It is our pleasure to share our local knowledge with you and share our love of Alaska.

Holly Van Pelt purchased this House in 2003

Why Holly Van Pelt chose Homer

Some of the best things about this property is the privacy and the view. The most frequent comment I get from our guests is how greatly their expectations of the cottage were exceeded when they walk through the door.

What makes this House unique

My favorite feature of the house is watching the antics of the eagles and the acrobatic ravens playing stick-drop and aero-bomber with each other on breezy days. The long bayside porch is a perfect place to relax with a morning cup of coffee or s peaceful afternoon after a day's activities.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Upstairs bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, downstairs bedroom
      • Loft bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Loft space upstairs
      • Living room queen sofa bed
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin beds are located in an upstairs loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size convertible bed


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Big upstairs bathroom with a Huge view of bay and mountains.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Located on the main floor. Washer and dryer, hair dryer
      • Handicapped shower chair is available upon request. Hairdryers in each bathroom

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          There is a wonderful beach view from all of the bayside windows and deck. There is no beach access. The house is located on the bluffs above the beach and bay.
        • Lake View
          Below the house is an area of protected wilderness. There are lakes down there, eagles nests, and an occasional moose wandering around. This area is not accessible from the house.
        • Mountain View
          The mountains that are seen across Kachemak Bay are the Kenai mountains. The other, more distant mountains are across the Cook Inlet and are part of the "Ring of Fire".
        • Ocean View
        • Water View


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wifi is available and it is fast!
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      in this unit
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      At the top of the driveway, there is space for a boat/trailer.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      in the unit
                    • Wireless Internet


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


                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 4, breakfast bar seats 3, tv trays accomodate 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  I-pod docking station to play your own music
                                • Television
                                  Dish TV available
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  children's videos and a selection of DVD movies


                                    • Balcony
                                      Off of the upstairs bathroom, plus covered porch and a large deck with a view of the ocean and mountains.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck with table for outdoor dining. There is a great view of the bay.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane grill


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Upon request: handicapped shower chair is available.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing


                                                            • wonderful yard and mowed lawn, I-pod docking station and radio. Thermos and cooler provided for day use. Blender in kitchen.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              52 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fun trip during a quiet time of year

                                                              Asia S.

                                                              Beautiful view, lots of privacy. Very clean and comfortable! I strongly recommend staying with Holly and Rex.

                                                              very private

                                                              Marc P.

                                                              We were so pleased with this private home, built on the bluff overlooking the Bay. The beds were very comfortable. Two full baths. Kitchen is fully stocked. The views are stunning!!

                                                              Great place. Wonderful views

                                                              Greg F.portland oregon

                                                              Highly recommend this home. Close to town but very private. The views are fanastic.

                                                              Wonderful experience

                                                              Rhonda Larkan S.Lewisville/Dallas, Texas

                                                              Very clean and comfortable! Beautiful view

                                                              Peaceful, cozy cottage

                                                              Ann C.

                                                              We had a cozy, quiet stay in the cottage while spending 5 days in Homer. It was a short drive to Homer and the Spit but we loved the solitude on the bluff. We especially loved the mornings watching the birds and the stunning view. The cottage enabled us to have nice dinners as it was well-stocked. We very much appreciated the washer and dryer. Thank you, Holly, for sharing your cottage!

                                                              Gorgeous Views

                                                              Anglers V.-

                                                              Great location, comfortable home with everything you need for a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Our second stay was as great as before!


                                                              Homer, AK, USA

                                                              ocean fishing charters, fly-in bear viewing, stream fishing, clamming, tide pooling, kayaking, hiking across the bay, The bird watching is especially good from the bayside deck.

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