The Kenai River House

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This home is situated 34 feet from the bank of the world famous Kenai river. It is located 200 yards downstream from the confluence of the Kenai and the Funny river. It is situated in a prime fishing area on the Kenai river and it is yours to enjoy. River access is suitable for all ages and is very gradual Fishing for reds and silvers can normally be done immediately in front of the home with hip boots from the waters edge.

Kings can be fished by boat upstream and downstream from the home during the appropriate season. A huge cedar deck, with benches, chairs and a picnic table fronts the property and runs along the river. Enjoy the peace and quiet of residing at this home. Fish without the crowds so common elsewhere. Sit and watch the river, the wildlife, or others in your party fishing. Enjoy your own private fire pit, with wood furnished, in the evening while you relive the day's events.

The home is located in a small subdivision 11 miles from Soldotna. It has a quiet secluded atmosphere especially since the river bank of the Kenai river opposite the home is undeveloped. A golf course, open to the public, is less than 1 mile away.

If you just want to 'mellow out', enjoy the lower deck with the tranquility of the river flowing inches away, or if you are looking for a base of operations from which to explore the rest of Alaska, then this is the place. This home is centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula; 15 minutes from Soldotna, 30 minutes to Old Town Kenai, one hour to either Deep Creek/Ninilchik or the Russian River, and an easy two hour drive to either Homer or Seward.

Keywords: Riverfront Home, Private Fisher paradise

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one in the party must be an adult (21+ years)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Property is suitable for all ages. Parental supervision is required for toddlers on all decks and along river bank....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master suite w/ private bath on 2nd floor of home...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Full size bed with a twin above on 1st floor of home ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Full size bed with a single above on 1st floor of home...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 4 twin/ single

    Located above garage and only rented to party renting house....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bed is located in the master suite on the second floor of the home. Each of the downstairs bedrooms in the home has a double bed with a twin bed above. The home can accommodate/sleep up to eight individuals. The detached unit is not rented with the home unless specifically noted. The detached unit which is located above the garage has 4 twin beds. The detached unit is only rented (if needed) to the party renting the house....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Firepit (Wood Provided), Multiple Decks, Private Riverbank Fishing with Fish Cleaning Table, Freezer, Boat Access...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The river can be viewed from the multiple decks and from within the house...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The home is situated facing the Kenai river and is only 34 feet from the waters edge. The approach to the water is very gradual and is suitable for all ages. No bluffs or drop offs!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and bedding provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The home has a very large parking area suitable for several vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fire pit outside (wood furnished)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, pots, pans, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, side by side. Includes ice maker and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air cooktop (gas) 4 burner...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    +Home has decks attached (front and side) and a huge deck along the river with benches, chairs, and picnic table...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late August
Aug 11 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Silver Season
Sep 1 - Oct 15, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,575 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 3%


Monthly or seasonal rates available. Borough tax on stays 30 days or longer $15.00. Otherwise 3% of rental. Rates published for May and June are for 5 adults or a typical family.

Payment by check, money order, bank check, etc. A 25% non refundable deposit secures booking. Additional 25% deposit required 90 days prior to arrival. Balance is due prior to or upon arrival. Rates quoted above are for the number of adults indicated or a typical family(husband, wife,and children).

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Seward or Homer
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
bird homestead
90 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Main highway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
28 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Clamming for razor clams at low tides on area beaches. Nearest clamming beach is 45 minutes away. Nearest halibut charters are located at Deep Creek approximately one hour away. Numerous additional halibut charters are available at either Homer, Steward, or Deep Creek.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: My wife and I spent 20 years in the military with a three year assignment to Alaska from 79 to 82. We retired in 1985 when an opportunity arose to return to Alaska and pursue a position in Anchorage. We lived in Anchorage, with frequent trips to the Kenai Peninsula for another 24 years. Our three children attended high school in Anchorage and then colleges outside. They are now outside with their families but we are still here. During our years in Anchorage we were always going 'South' to the Kenai /Soldotna area for recreational purposes. We found this home in 1996 and have enjoyed it ever since. It is now available for you to enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose Soldotna, AK, USA:
We purchased this property with the intention of eventually using it as our retirement home. In 2007 we started building a log home on an adjoining lot. It was completed in 2009 and we moved To Soldotna, We are now offering the listed property as a vacation rental. We love the area, the closeness to the river and the frequent opportunities to observe the abundant wildlife. We love the opportunity to fish with family and friends without the crowds so common elsewhere. You will too!

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
We enjoy the seclusion and the many recreational opportunities in the immediate area. The fishing is great and the opportunities to observe the local wildlife are frequent. During the summer the gulls and eagles are ever present and we enjoy watching them scouring the river for a treat. Moose, bears, lynx, wolves and caribou also frequent the surrounding area.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • little fishers

    little fishers

  • view from the Kenai River

    view from the Kenai River

  • little fishers at work

    little fishers at work

  • A nice Sockeye

    A nice Sockeye

  • A nice limit

    A nice limit

VRBO #295302

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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