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Artistic, private rental seperate building w/view of the Inlet and volcanoes

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

Located 10 minutes from downtown Homer overlooking Cook Inlet and the surrounding Ring of Fire mountains, this recently built apartment will make you feel right at home while providing a serene setting in which to enjoy all the Southern Kenai Peninsula has to offer. The apartment is a completely separate unit above a garage, providing the area's best views from a lofty deck, top-of-the line appliances, a jet tub for relaxing and artful decor throughout. Handmade quilts and local art for warmth and color. The kitchen is perfect for cooking up that fresh-caught salmon, and the Diamond Ridge location provides excellent access to both Homer and the Anchor River, two of the world's best fishing spots. Other recreation opportunities abound, from hiking across Kachemak Bay to access to miles of cross country ski trails in the winter.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, studio

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Samantha Cunningham
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Samantha Cunningham

I am a self- acknowledged Foodie who loves traveling, cooking new things, and gardening. I moved to Alaska so my children would be able to grow up outside, not inside. I also have a passion for quilting, knitting, and reading- visitors will find a wide variety of books on hand! My husband is an artist and builder- the view includes a stain-glass greenhouse window and "small house" from recycled material on the property, some of Robert's summer projects.

Samantha Cunningham purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Samantha Cunningham chose Diamond Ridge

I moved to Alaska 20 years ago, which is about how long it takes to truly work a piece of land in Alaska. It takes patience and perseverance to farm and grow trees here. This home shows the love and energy of the time spent here raising two boys. There are stories to spare about this property, and the people who stay here often come back to see how things are going as the years pass.

What makes this apartment unique

This is also a small working farm. Ducks, chickens and a green house are part of the view, with moose walking down the side trail made to channel them out of the garden. Sandhill cranes reside from early May until sometime in September, flying at eyelevel with the rental porch area. Fresh eggs from the henhouse are part of the kitchen and we try to share the Farm in season.


Diamond Ridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The bathroom is larger than most
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed folds out in living room- also inflatable mattress, double, available for events.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is also a small working farm in the summer, with fresh eggs and the occasional bunch of herbs or vegetables provided. Morning snacks can be gluten-free if I know ahead of time.


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Artistic, private rental seperate building w/view of the Inlet and volcanoes
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

A little paradise in Homer

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful, hosts were fantastic and friendly. Step out on the deck and drink in the views of the volcanoes and mountains! We had fresh eggs in the refrigerator for breakfast! So tasty and nice of the hosts to think of. The sand hill cranes gave us a fly by every evening. The grounds have such neat little gardens , with the added plus of seeing the ducks waddle into their little pond in morning! So close to the charming town of Homer and the beautiful spit! I would loved to stay a little longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela, I'm so glad you and your family were able to visit. I know you're a regular to Homer, but it's a place that never grows old to visit. I know Ruby for one would be delighted to see you back any time. I haven't seen her fall for anyone but family like that before. You must be a real dog person, yes? All the best and thank you for your kind words, Samantha Cunningham
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Peaceful get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is a few miles out of Homer so it gives you a feeling of being away from everything and in only a few minutes drive and you are in the center of all of the action.

Was e very nice stay and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alaska sancutary in Homer

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing and beautiful apartment. The wonderful view and the huge deck are a great place to enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun set. We got to watch a sandhill crane hanging out in the yard one evening, it's really amazing how big they are! The kitchen was well appointed and the fresh eggs made for a perfect breakfast in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you as well. I hope your travels bring you back to Alaska. Who knows, you may find yourself house hunting in the neighborhood. You both certainly have the right aptitude for living here, although the short gardening season night be a little daunting! Looking forward to seeing you at the Farmer's Market or Two Sisters in the future. (You did get to the bakery, right? If not, you have to come straight back.) All the best, Samantha
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Great spot to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few nights here. The farm is so charming. The views were incredible. We loved sharing a bottle of wine after a long day of hiking on the deck. The place is very clean and well stocked and of course the fresh eggs were wonderful. We would stay again next time in Homer.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and friendly, accommodating hosts. I can't recommend highly enough! A wonderful Alaska homestead/farm.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad our spot worked out for you, and Kate did a great job of getting you set here. Maybe you can come back another year and see how much we've improved the garden....or let things slide to go dipnetting instead. All the best, Samantha
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Fantastic accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Gracious host. Clean and pleasant setting. Will return in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys! I hope you have good luck in Seward with the big ones. It was a pleasure taking to you. I notice you got out just before the rain.... well done. Safe travels, Samantha Cunningham
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Homer Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lots! Look for the Salty Dog on the Spit
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Homer Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Diamond Loop trail
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bishop's Beach
Car: recommended

This is very suited for people wanting a view of 'real' Alaska, away from the City and at the end of the road. Homer is a very artistic and eclectic town with a specialty in fishing and eating. Good biking and walking trails downtown on the Spit, excellent fishing and kayaking trips off the Spit. Seldovia, across the Bay, is an accessible Native village, with daily flights there and ferry service on the whim of the tides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of half the total cost of stay is required one month prior to arrival for a reservation. Cancelations fully refunded up to two weeks ahead.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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